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Mad Science Summer Camps

(entering grades 2-5)

Don't stop learning because the school year is over. Mad Science fuses experiments, take-home projects, and hands-on learning. Instructors are from Mad Science of West New Jersey.


All Levels Five 3-Hr Sessions
Secret Agent Lab: Spies Like Us
Step into the shoes of a detective—uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Become a super sleuth and learn clever ways of performing tasks in this hands-on view of the science that spies use. From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment, and discover the technological tools of detection!
Manasquan Res Vis Ctr
Mon-Fri, Jul 16-20 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
XK083A $195.00 Per Person

  
 


All Levels Five 7-Hr Sessions
Full Day Option
Can't decide between the morning and afternoon Mad Science Camp? Take them both! Price includes both camps plus a supervised lunch break from 12:30-1:30pm.
Manasquan Res Vis Ctr
Mon-Fri, Jul 16-20 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
XM683A Spies Like Us & Funky Forensics
$390.00 Per Person

  
 


All Levels Five 3-Hr Sessions
Secret Agent Lab : Funky Forensics
Focus on the science of forensics in this hands-on look at crime scenes. Identify and collect evidence, from fingerprints to tracks to trash! Recreate the scene of a crime using clues and detailed observations. Campers will use science to connect the dots and help sniff out the suspects in this hands-on investigation into the science of sleuthing.
Manasquan Res Vis Ctr
Mon-Fri, Jul 16-20 1:00-4:00 PM
XM583A $195.00 Per Person

  
 


All Levels Five 7-Hr Sessions
Full Day Option
Can't decide between the morning and afternoon Mad Science Camp? Take them both! Price includes both camps of Mad Machines & Rockin Rockets in the Morning and Radical Reactions & Detective science in the afternoon plus a supervised lunch break from 12:30-1:30pm.
Big Brook Pk Elsas Lodge
Mon-Fri, Jul 30-Aug 3 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
XK183A $390.00 Per Person

  
 


All Levels Five 3-Hr Sessions

Mad Machines and Rockin' Rockets
Mini Mad Scientists will delve into a multitude of scientific subjects as they learn about the Earth and its animal inhabitants, simple machines, rocketry and flight, and chemical reactions; there’s something for everyone! Children will investigate the layers of the Earth and explore how various forces combine to create rocks and minerals. They’ll also build and race a car to learn about physics and construct a rocket to investigate the wonders of flight and aerodynamics and take both projects home to continue the fun! Campers will also create animal tracks out of Plaster of Paris and have creepy-crawly fun building a bughouse used to search for new tenants!
Big Brook Pk Elsas Lodge
Mon-Fri, Jul 30-Aug 3 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
XK383A $195.00 Per Person

  
 


All Levels Five 3-Hr Sessions
Radical Reactions & Detective Science
Mad Science brings awe-inspiring experiments paired with thought-evoking detective work to campers, nurturing their scientific interests and evoking their fascination. Children will learn about chemical reactions as they grow crystals, create sidewalk chalk from scratch, and design chromatography t-shirts to take home. Campers become trained science sleuths as they investigate the role of chemistry at the scene of a crime. We spark curiosity by asking children to make thorough observations while dusting for fingerprints!
Big Brook Pk Elsas Lodge
Mon-Fri, Jul 30-Aug 3 1:00-4:00 PM
XK283A $195.00 Per Person

  
 


All Levels Five 3-Hr Sessions
Infinity & Beyond
If your child is astro “nuts,” he or she will absolutely love this camp! Children involved in this program will develop an interest for outer space or can expand a previous passion for our sensational solar system. Using the Scientific Method, campers will investigate the mechanics of unique flying machines, such as balloon-copters, boomerangs, and mini hovercrafts. Children will be transported to the past as they delve into how early “pilots” navigated throughout space as they create their own sextant and sundial. Building upon previous experiments and knowledge learned throughout the week, campers will use what they’ve learned to construct an Estes™ Skywinder rocket and have the option of participating in a live launch demonstration.
Tatum Pk Holland Act Ctr
Mon-Fri, Aug 6-10 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
XK483A $195.00 Per Person

  
 


All Levels Five 7-Hr Sessions
Full Day Option
Can't decide between the morning and afternoon Mad Science Camp? Take them both! Price includes both camps plus a supervised lunch break from 12:30-1:30pm.
Tatum Pk Holland Act Ctr
Mon-Fri, Aug 6-10 9:00 AM-4:00 PM
XK683A Infinity & Beyond and The Final Frontier
$390.00 Per Person

  
 


All Levels Five 3-Hr Sessions
The Final Frontier
Throughout the week, campers will explore the mysteries of space from an astronaut’s point of view! Children will learn about how space explorers embark on a journey throughout the atmosphere and experience “a week in the life” of an astronaut as they explore space and report back to the scientists on planet Earth. Aspiring astronauts will study gravity, propulsion, and the basics of rocket science as they are guided through hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Junior Mad Scientists will explore the aerodynamic properties of flying machines by building their own Estes model rocket and prepare for a Mad Science space mission of a grand finale rocket launch!
Tatum Pk Holland Act Ctr
Mon-Fri, Aug 6-10 1:00-4:00 PM
XK583A $195.00 Per Person

  
 


All Levels Five 7-Hr Sessions

Full Day Option
Can't decide between the morning and afternoon Mad Science Camp? Take them both! Price includes both camps plus a supervised lunch break from 12:30-1:30pm.
Dorbrook Rec Area Program Building Prog Bldg
Mon-Fri, Aug 13-17 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
XK783A Crayola: World of Design and Super Slimy Science
$390.00 Per Person

  
 


All Levels Five 3-Hr Sessions
Crayola:World of Design
CRAYOLA®: World of Design is a summer camp that takes kids on a journey to the edges of their imagination – and beyond! They learn about Mars, the rainforest, and cities of the future, and get engaged in the creative design process to solve real-world problems. Each camp day focuses on a specific field of design, and our young architects, illustrators and graphic designers develop their ideas from concept, to sketch, to finished product. They bring their concepts to life by experimenting with Crayola® products, and exploring art techniques like sculpting, storyboarding, mixed media, and collage. Combining art, design, fun active games and inspiring themes from around the world, this camp is designed to inspire!
Dorbrook Rec Area Program Building Prog Bldg
Mon-Fri, Aug 13-17 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
XKA83A $195.00 Per Person

  
 


All Levels Five 3-Hr Sessions
Super Slimy Science
Junior Scientists will dive into a variety of scientific fields as they mix and stretch silly putty and slime, copperplate nickels, and investigate the mysteries of optical illusions. Laser experiments and dry ice demonstrations will capture their attention as they observe how fun and exciting science can be. Campers will be amazed as they observe a chemical energy display, the world’s simplest motor, and a hair-raising interactive demonstration worthy of praise by Van de Graaff himself! Through hands-on experiments ranging from circuits to catapults, children will be able to experience the fascination of what happens when you mix science and fun!
Dorbrook Rec Area Program Building Prog Bldg
Mon-Fri, Aug 13-17 1:30-4:30 PM
XK983A $195.00 Per Person

  
 


All Levels Five 3-Hr Sessions
Secret Agent Lab: Spies Like Us
Step into the shoes of a detective—uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Become a super sleuth and learn clever ways of performing tasks in this hands-on view of the science that spies use. From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment, and discover the technological tools of detection!
Dorbrook Rec Area Program Building Prog Bldg
Mon-Fri, Aug 20-24 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
XKB83A $195.00 Per Person

  
 


All Levels Five 3-Hr Sessions
Secret Agent Lab : Funky Forensics
Focus on the science of forensics in this hands-on look at crime scenes. Identify and collect evidence, from fingerprints to tracks to trash! Recreate the scene of a crime using clues and detailed observations. Campers will use science to connect the dots and help sniff out the suspects in this hands-on investigation into the science of sleuthing.
Dorbrook Rec Area Program Building Prog Bldg
Mon-Fri, Aug 20-24 1:30-4:30 PM
XKC83A $195.00 Per Person

  
 


All Levels Five 7-Hr Sessions
Full Day Option
Can't decide between the morning and afternoon Mad Science Camp? Take them both! Price includes both camps plus a supervised lunch break from 12:30-1:30pm.
Dorbrook Rec Area Program Building Prog Bldg
Mon-Fri, Aug 20-24 9:30 AM-4:30 PM
XKD83A Spies Like Us and Funky Forensics
$390.00 Per Person


This program is filled.
Please call (732) 842-4000, ext. 1 if you would like to be placed on the wait list.