Wow Science Camp

2017 Wow Tech Weekly Half Day Camp Summary

Below is a summary of the topics that will be explored in the 2017 Wow Tech Camp. 
Register by clicking on the registration link on the top right corner of the website. This specific program is available at the Marlton location only. 

SMART BALL
Back by popular demand, campers will use iOS and Android devices to program a unique, round robot to do many tricks, including pulling off ollies--a trick where a skateboarder or snowboarder can jump into the air without ramping off something else. This robot can pull off “ollies”, do a quick spin in place, speed boost while driving (called “grabs”), jump around like a hot potato, pull off wheelies, or rocket across the room and turn on a dime before zipping off in a new direction. All this as campers have fun mastering basic concepts of programming. Bring your cell phone if you have one. 
Eligible: Grades 4 – 8
Dates: 06/26/2017 - 07/07/2017, 9 AM – 12 PM;
Field Trip 1: Friday, June 30. Lancaster Science Factory, PA
Field Trip 2: Friday, July 7. Hayden Planetarium at Rose Center for Earth and Space, NY
Dates: 07/24/2017 - 08/04/2017, 1 PM – 4 PM
Field Trip 1: Friday, July 28. Cape May Whale Watcher, NJ
Field Trip 2: Friday, August 4. Oasis Family Farm, NJ
COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
This session is designed for all campers in 4th through 8th grade regardless of each camper’s experience level with programming. Beginners will engage in introductory lessons where they will experiment with visual blocks, then progress to text-based coding and game design. Campers who already have exposure to programming basics can start immediately with solving puzzles, and using sequencing, pattern recognition, loops, and conditional logic to create programs.
Eligible: Grades 4 – 8
Dates: 06/26/2017 - 07/07/2017; 1 PM to 4 PM
Field Trip 1: Friday, June 30. Lancaster Science Factory, PA
Field Trip 2: Friday, July 7: Hayden Planetarium at Rose Center for Earth and Space, NY
WEARABLE GADGETS
This project maximizes the joy of creating various gadgets using our invention toolkit. Examples of gadgets that campers will make include a Supercool Stop Watch, Tech Cap, Biodegradable Watch, Personal Safety Gear, Intelligent Backpack, and lots more!
Eligible: Grades 4 – 8
Dates: 07/10/2017 - 07/21/2017; 9 AM – 12 PM
Field Trip 1: Friday, July 14. Printing Center of New Jersey
Field Trip 2: Friday, July 21. The Thomas Edison Center, NJ
TECH MARVELS
Technology is going to meet engineering in this thrilling assortment of numerous hands-on projects. From smart backpacks to intelligent toys and holiday themed gadgets, campers will be immersed in numerous exciting projects that will challenge their minds and develop their logical thinking skills. This theme has the largest array of individual projects to be completed this summer!
Eligible: Grades 4 – 8
Dates: 07/10/2017 - 07/21/2017, 1PM – 4 PM
Field Trip 1: Friday, July 14. Printing Center of New Jersey
Field Trip 2: Friday, July 21. The Thomas Edison Center, NJ
INTRO TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
As the name suggests, this session is designed to introduce young campers to the concept of programming. Equipped with a Mac Book Air, each child will be guided to connect visual blocks in the right way. Other concepts covered in this module include sequencing, repetition, conditional logic, automation, and pattern recognition. There will be plug (working online on programming) and unplug (counselor is showing campers and providing direction with hands-on activities) segments. Parents, not to worry, this approach is kids tested by code.org and optimally effective.
Eligible: Grades 1 – 3
Dates: 07/24/2017 - 08/04/2017, 9 AM – 12 PM
Field Trip 1: Friday, July 28. Cape May Whale Watcher, NJ
Field Trip 2: Friday, August 4. Oasis Family Farm, NJ
SIMPLE AND POWERED MACHINES
Our LEGO education program enables children to learn in a fun yet challenging manner. Campers will build simple and powered machines in this module. The module is designed to enhance coordination skill, improve analytical skill, stimulate imagination and creativity, and promote visual spatial development. LEGO building involves attentiveness to the relationships among line, color, shape, space, and form. This enables children to develop visual spatial skills.
Eligible: Kindergarten – 3rd Grade
Dates: 08/07/2017 - 08/18/2017, 9 AM to 12 PM
Field Trip 1: Friday, August 11. Information Age Learning Center, NJ
Field Trip 2: Thursday, August 17. Turkey Hill Dairy in Lancaster, PA
LEGO ROBOTICS
Command your own Lego-powered robot. Using primarily EV3 Mindstorms, campers will be challenged to complete brand new tasks, activities, and missions. They will have an opportunity to build and program their robots to perform a multitude of functions. In doing so, they will use mathematical concepts such as proportions and ratios, graphing data, and multi-digit computation; apply knowledge of science concepts, such as speed and power, motion and stability, and forces and interactions; understand cross-cutting concepts, such as systems, patterns, structure and function, and logical thinking; and learn the role of troubleshooting, invention and innovation, and experimentation in problem solving.
Eligible: Grades 4 – 8
Dates: 08/07/2017 - 08/18/2017, 1 PM to 4 PM
Field Trip 1: Friday, August 11. Information Age Learning Center, NJ
Field Trip 2: Thursday, August 17. Turkey Hill Dairy in Lancaster, PA

Take $30 early bird discount until March 1.  
For campers in New Jersey, the 2017 Wow! Science Camp will be hosted at Eastern Regional High School, 1401 Laurel Oak Road, Voorhees NJ 08043.
The Tech Camp is a half-day camp. You can sign up for the morning session (9AM to 12PM) or the afternoon session (1PM to 4PM). Click here to see early drop off/late pick up instructions, camp requirements, and other instructions.
*The price for the sessions on July 4 is discounted to reflect the fact that we will be closed on July 4.

NOTICE:THIS PROGRAM RUNS MONDAY THROUGH THURSDAY FOR A HALF DAY. FRIDAYS ARE FIELD TRIP DAYS AND ARE THEREFORE FULL DAYS. UNLESS THE CAMP DIRECTOR GIVES YOU AN EARLIER ARRIVAL TIME, PLAN TO DROP OFF YOUR CHILD AT 9:00 AM ON FRIDAYS. UNLESS INSTRUCTED TO PICK UP AT A LATER TIME, PLAN TO PICK YOUR CHILD UP AT 4:00 PM ON FIELD TRIP DAYS. CAMP IS CLOSED ON FIELD TRIP DAYS AS ALL TEACHING STAFF/COUNSELORS GO ON THE TRIPS. â€‹EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES USED TO COMPLETE TECH PROJECTS, AS WELL AS COMPLETED PROJECTS, ARE PROPERTIES OF WOW! SCIENCE CAMP® AND MAY NOT BE TAKEN HOME BY CAMPERS. 

2017 Refund Policy
 
Changes and Cancellations
Need to change your summer schedule? No problem. Here’s our policy:
 
Changes:
December 1 – March 31: Change sessions for no charge.
Starting April 1: $10 fee per session change.
 
Cancellations:
December 1 - May 1: Receive a full refund minus a $25 per-session processing fee.
May 2 - June 1:  Receive a refund minus a $70 per-session cancellation fee.
After June 1: No refunds. At this point, all summer employment is confirmed, supplies and equipment are purchased and prepped, STEM kits are developed and can’t be returned, trips and buses are booked, and all third party services are secured based on the number of registered campers. 
 
Fine Prints:
  • Policy applies to all camp cancellations and changes, regardless of original enrollment date
  • All refunds will be credited via original payment method.
  • Camp fees are not refunded or prorated for days of camp missed due to illness or injury.
  • Field trip destinations can be changed due to circumstances outside of the control of Wow Science.

The policies and waivers here are by no means exhaustive. Please read the Parent Handbook, and the Waivers/Policies in the online registration forms for additional details. 

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