It's been a rainy few days here in L.A., with more rain predicted for this coming weekend. But that hasn't stopped anyone from searching for summer camps. The number of visitors to our website is increasing by hundreds each day, which means families are starting to think about camp.
Kids have so many different options when it comes to choosing a summer camp in Los Angeles. It's not just the quantity of available programs (there's a LOT of them) that makes a summer camp search so exciting, but also the kinds of camps available makes us old folk wish we were kids again so we could go back in time to experience all the amazing opportunities available to campers each summer.
Take Science Camps, for instance. We sure don't remember those when we were growing up, but low and behold, these days science camps are among the most popular types of camps among today's kids.
And if you want to really see some of the incredible science camp options your child can enjoy, don't miss the L.A. Camp Fair events this March and April.
The Camp Fair is kind of like a boat show, wedding expo or tattoo expo, except it's just for camps! In fact over 100 different Los Angeles area camps and programs will be on display at the the L.A. Camp Fair. And the Camp Fair is taking place at three different locations for your convenience this year as follows:
When you come to the Camp Fair, you'll find all kinds of summer camp options for your child, including many science summer camps for your family to consider.
Discover Mad Science Summer Camp
Now just getting back to the science camp opportunities available to your child this summer, one of the ones that intrigues us is called Mad Science. We've heard from a number of parents, kids and families that Mad Science Summer Camp is one of the best science camps in L.A. around. Here's what we know about the program.
Mad Science offers a variety of camps for children between 6 and 12 years of age. Each camp is designed to engage active learning, promote inquiry-based interaction with the camps's "scientists" (camp counselors!) while entertaining campers' imaginations.
Mad Science camps are comprised of structured curriculum and content, and they incorporate various themes including: space, rocketry, robotics and robots, the environment, biology, kinesiology, and much more!
When your child attends this program, they will enjoy simple, real world science techniques that allow them to enjoy the entire Mad Science experience. Full and half-day camp options are available and deliver a fun-filled week consisting of: in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games with physical activities, and hands-on exploration of the scientific principles being presented. Campers are able to touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about as they play various games, perform crazy experiments, and participate in various demonstrations. To continue the fun at home, Mad Science provides an interactive take-home project, on either a daily or weekly basis.
How to Get More Information on Local Science Summer Camps
If a science program interests your child, be sure to attend the L.A. Camp Fair. You'll be able to meet all the "scientists" from the Mad Science program plus learn about many other science programs here in L.A. Not only that, your child will be able to do all kinds of fun science experiments at all the different camp fair booths, so be sure not to miss this exciting event. Grab your free tickets now!
There will be many others, which makes for a great opportunity for your whole family to discover a diverse set of great programs all in one place.
The L.A. Camp Fair takes place in three convenient locations on different dates this year for your convenience at UCLA on March 11, Thousand Oaks April 14, and Calabasas April 22. Admission to the Camp Fair is totally free, and AstroCamp will be attending all three Camp Fairs this year.
Make your plans to be with us at the Camp Fairs to meet representatives from AstroCamp and so many other fantastic 2018 summer camp programs!
We're always on the lookout for new and exciting summer camp programs for kids and teens to discover each summer. Kids into robotics, technology and STEM summer camp programs are in for a treat, as Robotics and Things Summer Camp will be attending the Conjeo Valley Thousand Oaks L.A. Summer Camp Fair Saturday, April 14 at Conejo Creek North Park.
Robotics & Things was established in 1995 to introduce a ROBOTICS Hands-on STEM Enrichment CURRICULUM to Boys & Girls in Grades K-8; Kids will design & build BattleBots, Robots, Robotic Vehicles & Creatures to perform unique Tasks, Challenges & Time-Trials based on CA/Nat'l Science Standards on Platforms including Targets, Mars Terrains, Obstacle Courses, Interlocking Sectionals and more; Boys & Girls will use Motors, Controllers, Cables and numerous Parts using creativity and imagination to create Bots in an Educational & Entertaining Environment with Individual, Team & Group Situations. Attendees will take-home a Motorized ROBOTICS Kit; CODE INSTRUCTION will be offered to Boys & Girls in Grades 3-8 (Ages 7-14)with our Computers and Take-Home Flash Drives.
If this all sounds fun to you, don't miss the L.A. Conejo Valley Camp Fair, where You can meet staff and camp representatives from Robotics and Things and enjoy fun, hands-on sample activities right at their Camp Fair booth for an exciting taste of all the other fun stuff you'll do at camp this summer.
Looking for a science camp this summer? Mad Science Summer Camp will be at the April 23 L.A. Camp Fair in Calabasas where you can meet representatives from their program and learn about the camp.
Mad Science Summer Camp offers full and half-day camps that deliver a fun-filled week consisting of: in-class discovery and exploration, outdoor games with physical activities, and hands-on application exploring the scientific principles being presented. Campers will be able to touch, see, hear, smell and taste what science is really all about as they play various games, perform crazy experiments, and participate in various demonstrations. Additionally, continue the fun at home, as all camps provide an interactive take-home project, on either a daily or weekly basis.
Blog posts by Cora Carter of L.A. Summer Camps.com