Spark your son's curiosity and interest for the fascinating world of science! Discovery Science Camp is a science teacher-led excursion camp at The Heights School, an independent school for boys with a conveniently located and beautiful 29-acre wooded campus in Potomac, MD.
Discovery Science Camp is a program designed around uniquely engaging activities, trips, and hands-on experiences involving science. Each camp day is unique - and most days the campers take a teacher-led field trip. For the past 20 years, this camp - staffed exclusively by The Heights School's faculty and administrators - has accomplished more adventure in a few weeks than most camps accomplish in an entire summer. Here are some examples of past activities and activities planned for this summer:
- A visit to the NASA Goddard Space Center with a special presentation on the space shuttle.
- An in-depth study of ecosystems and The Chesapeake Bay, including a Visit to The Chesapeake Bay.
- Dissection of a shark and a chance to study Marine Biology at the Baltimore Aquarium.
- A visit to the U.S. Naval Observatory Dome Telescope with a presentation on outer space.
- A trip to the Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum and a tour from an F-16 pilot.
- A visit to the Maryland Science Center in Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and the chance to explore the tiny, living world of microorganisms through the use of biology lab microscopes.
- A trip to Luray Caverns and an opportunity to learn more about how caves form.
- Behind the scenes tours of the Smithsonian Institute and a chance to watch IMAX films.
- The traditional helicopter egg drop engineering contest, model building and a chance to make ice cream as a prize.
- Construction of giant water balloon catapults as a fun way to learn about Newtonian Physics.
- Nature hikes that promote an understanding of Environmental Biology and the natural forces that shape our local environment, including visits to Cunningham Falls Park and Zoo and the Potomac River Valley.
Prior to camp, a detailed schedule will be emailed to parents with a description of the activities each day.
Information & Restrictions
HURRY! LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE IN EACH CAMP SESSION!
- $289 for One Week of Discovery Science Camp for Boys ($360 Value - $71 Off).
- Rising 2nd - 4th grade boys.
- Rising 5th - 6th grade boys.
- Rising 7th - 8th grade boys.
Camp Hours: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. daily (Some day trips will run longer than 3 p.m.)
- Free Before Care (8:15 a.m.) and Free After Care (3-4 p.m.) available.
2017 Camp Sessions: Come for one week, two weeks or all three weeks. Campers appreciate the continuity of attending more than one week - and every day of camp offers a unique experience. The more weeks attended, the more adventures and day trips enjoyed with a group of new friends and teacher leader. Sessions are:
- June 26 - June 30 (Session I)
- July 31 - Aug. 4 (Session II) - SOLD OUT !!
- Aug. 7- Aug. 11 (Session III) - SOLD OUT !!
- A few field trip destinations may be the same in Sessions I and III, although there will be different experiences on these field trips during each session.
Preparing for Camp:
- On each camp day, campers have the option to purchase lunch if desired.
- Occasionally, when a field trip involves an admission cost, parents may be asked to cover this cost for their son.
- A detailed schedule of activities and topics is emailed one week prior to the start of camp in order to encourage camper anticipation of the camp’s adventures and allow conversations with parents about what was learned each day.
Additional Purchase Information:
- Valid only for the 2017 camp sessions listed above.
- Multiple vouchers may be purchased and redeemed for multiple children or multiple camp sessions.
- Cannot be combined with any other special offers, promotions or discounts.
- Not valid on prior camp enrollments.
- This very special camp offer is nonrefundable.
- Vendor is responsible for the quality of products or services provided at redemption.
- Your 12-digit CertifiKID Voucher Code(s).
- Your desired week(s) of camp.
- Parent's Name and Phone Number.
- Camper's Name.
- Camper's Grade this coming fall
Please note, you are NOT officially registered for camp until you follow the redemption instructions above.
Questions? Need More Information? Please email the Director, Mr. Andrew Reed, at [email protected].
This offer is only available through CertifiKID (www.certifikid.com). If you experience any issues or difficulties with registering or purchasing, please email [email protected] and we will get back to you shortly.