Appleby’s Science & Success Program is a hands-on experiment- based camp, igniting camper’s interest in all things science! Our camp programs are designed to provide a “sampler” of various aspects of the scientific discipline, including a balance of traditional science, engineering and technology, promoting the love of STEM!
Daily programming involves designing, building and experimenting with innovative individual hands-on projects in a fun campy-style atmosphere all while maintaining physical distance and following Covid-19 Safety protocols. During the science filled days, budding scientists are taught to develop their intuition, collect data, study nature, and learn just how fun engineering & science can be! Specialized Instructors will guide campers through exciting challenges in small groups with a 1:8 staff to camper ratio and campers will get to explore, create and experiment in Appleby’s state-of-art science facilities.
Our 60-acre campus also allows ample space to host activities outside, without cohorts coming into contact with one another. Wherever possible, activities will take place in outdoor spaces, even those that traditionally would be inside, and campers can expect to be outside each day, whenever programming and weather allows. Science is all around us on campus, with nature being a perfect ingredient to the best experiments! Think chemistry in volcanoes, forensics in the forest, and endless field space for launching rockets! Our tech science program may seem like it needs to be inside, but our creative instructors are ready to bring the tech world alive outside by combining the concepts with traditional camp-style games!
Choose from one of two streams, Tech Science or Explore More, which aim to spark interest through participation in wacky science experiments, and foster curiosity through tackling creative challenges and hands-on projects. Both programs include a hot lunch served in individual environmentally friendly packaging, as well as recreational swimming time in the Appleby pool.
Our scheduled programming each camp day will run from 9:00 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. with a drop off window between 8:15 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.; and a pick up window between 3:30 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.. Exact time slots for both drop off and pick up will be determined for your camper's program and communicated closer to camp.
Each camp listed below will be offered for all 11 weeks this summer, in both the Jr. (7-10 yrs.) and Sr. (10-14 yrs.) age groups.
Appleby Camps prides itself on low camper to staff ratios, and we continue to stay up to date on all Covid-19 related protocols to keep our camp families safe and healthy.
TECH SCIENCE (JR. 7-10 YRS) (SR. 10-14 YRS)
Technology has helped the world survive and stay connected through the Covid-19 pandemic. With the lockdown early on in 2020 and families were being forced to stay indoors, it was through technology that we had a link to the outside world: families were able to see and talk to each other despite being stuck in houses far away from each other and to teachers could teach on-line. The world saw the value of the technology and how it allows people to engage with their friends, families, and co-workers.
From zoom calls, to google classroom, to ordering groceries online, technology has helped us all! This Tech Science camp is going to explore five days full of exciting technology and all the ways that computers impact the world around us!
This is a great way to introduce your young engineer to a variety of technologies and to develop their interest, skills, and knowledge in the fascinating world of computers, robots, video game design, and coding!
Whether your camper is wanting to start learning the basics, or is passionate and super tech savvy, our qualified instructors, teachers, and coaches will ensure that campers are guided through a fun-filled week of tech skills with energy and enthusiasm! This program will help beginners lay an excellent foundation, and provide those who have some experience, with specific instruction and detailed projects. No computer programming, robotics, game design experience is necessary, but familiarity with doing common tasks using a computer and Windows is an asset.
Time during the week is also devoted to outdoor activities and recreational swim time ensuring your camper has a well-rounded day. Join us for a week of engaging content from video game design, to robots, to coding that is sure to encourage camper curiosity!
EXPLORE MORE (JR. 7-10 YRS) (SR. 10-14 YRS)
Due to the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, we have all learned the importance of science and it has led some people to an increased understanding and deep respect of the scientific process. Scientists all over the world have had to figure out this never-before-seen coronavirus, and the world has been watching the importance of scientific understanding unfold before us in a critical time in all our lives. This pandemic has given the average person and our campers an insight into the scientific theorizing that is normally limited to medical professionals in hospitals, symposiums and medical journals and there has been outstanding collaboration with scientists all over the world.
This “Explore more” science camp will encourage camper curiosity in a fun, safe environment and we will learn together and collaborate! Through various fields of science: mathematics, environmental, biological, chemical, and social sciences, we will follow process from questions, research, hypothesis, to experimenting, observing, to conclusions together as a team! We will delve into hands-on wacky science, travel through space, fly a rocket to the moon, explore ancient ruins, solve a mystery, and conquer a puzzle or two! Gear up for an exciting week of discovering cryptography, volcanoes, forensics, wetland wonders, energy in action, electricity, rockets, chemistry, space …all with hands-on fun experiments! Each new day brings a new set of activities engaging campers in science with a twist.
This camp divided by age-appropriate lessons for campers aged 7 – 10 yrs. or 10 – 14 yrs. makes for a fun experience exploring weird and wonderful scientific concepts through teachings that help engage campers in observation, measurement, and identification of properties. Qualified teachers and instructors are eager to provide fun and engaging workshops for campers to create projects, and sparking interest in science, encouraging their curiosity, and building their confidence and skills.
Every day campers will enjoy exploration of the wonders of science and nature in Appleby’s state-of-the-art science labs, and on our 60-acre property which includes forests, waterfront, and a creek. Each session includes recreational pool time in our indoor heated pool and a nutritious lunch.
With some jaw dropping demonstrations, scientific concepts, hands-on projects this Explore More program will be sure to grip campers' imaginations as they learn while discovering! This is not like science class- there are no tests, no exams, just fun competitions, experiments, building, games, and puzzles! Campers will learn about real-life uses for science, meet like-minded friends, and learn cool concepts along the way!