Science & Technology

Germantown Academy Summer CampGermantown Academy Summer Camp

Fun in the Sun

Harness the energy of the sun in this power-packed camp! Making and racing solar cars, cooking pizza in solar ovens, and creating prints with solar paint are just a few of the activities. After Fun in the Sun, campers continue on to Day Camp to complete their day.

Grades: 1-3
Dates: June 17-21; July 8-12
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: Sorry, this camp is full, but you can sign up for the waitlist on the registration site.

Magnets and Motors

Using a series of hands-on experiments, campers investigate the properties of magnets and electric currents. Campers observe the interaction of permanent magnets with a variety of common materials, discover and measure magnetic forces of attraction and repulsion, and make a compass. Then, campers construct circuits, learn how to make an electromagnet, test the magnet's strength and make a telegraph. Finally, campers will construct and operate electric motors and produce electricity with a generator to light a bulb. After Magnets and Motors, campers continue on to Day Camp to complete their day.

Grades: 1-3
Dates: June 24-28; July 15-19
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $450/week

Ready, Make, Charge!

Become a "maker!" Do fun DIY electronic projects that are creative and artistic. Make paper, playdough, and sewable circuits. Build bristle bots, noodle bots, scribbling machines, and more. After Ready, Make, Charge, campers continue on to Day Camp to complete their day.

Grades: 1-3
Dates: July 1-5 (no camp on July 4)
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $450

Design Technology Jr.

Explore principles of design while stretching creativity and problem-solving skills! Using LEGOs and K'NEX, campers build bridges and vehicles while examining the science of flight and solar energy. After Design Technology, campers continue on to Day Camp to complete their day.

Grades: 1-3
Dates: July 15-19
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: Sorry, this camp is full, but you can sign up for the waitlist on the registration site.

Gene Smashers

The Biotechnology Revolution is here! Join us to investigate how to unlock and use nature's tool box. Hands-on activities with special lab equipment will be used to conduct biotechnology activities like gel electrophoresis, DNA profiling, fermentation, and epidemiology. Come and join the revolution! After Gene Smashers, campers continue on to Day Camp to complete their day.

Grades: 4-6
Dates: June 17-21
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $450

Forensics Academy

Put that curious mind to task by becoming a detective! Campers in Forensics Academy evaluate the "crime scene," then conduct forensics tests on the evidence, analyze the results, and try to solve the mystery. The activities include fiber tests, powder tests, DNA comparison, chromatography, and fingerprinting. After Forensics Academy, campers continue on to Day Camp to complete their day.

Grades: 3-6
Dates: June 24-28; July 15-19
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $450

Design Technology Sr.

In this fun and engaging hands-on workshop, young engineers learn about the principles of structures by building projects from LEGO and K'NEX kits. Students use their creativity to design and build original marble runs and Rube Goldberg-style contraptions using recycled materials. At the end of the week, the projects will be combined for an exciting collaborative marble run project. After Design Technology, campers continue on to Day Camp to complete their day.

Grades: 3-5
Dates: July 22-26
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $450

Chemistry of Cooking

Campers will learn about the science behind some of their favorite foods. Experiments will illustrate scientific principles such as protein denaturing, heat transfer, and crystallization, and also provide delicious opportunities to dig in to their work!

Grades: 5-8
Dates: July 1-5 (no camp on July 4)
Time: 9am - 3:30pm
Fee: $360