Serene Lakes Young Scientist Exploration Camp

July 22nd – 25th & July 29th – 31st 2019
Ages 5-16

Register Here:          Session 1             Session 2

Give your child the opportunity to explore Serene Lakes this summer. This hands-on science camp is designed for children of Serene Lakes families around the unique ecology of the area.

Campers learning about macroinvertebrates during the Headwaters Summer Science Camp.
Campers learning about macroinvertebrates during a Headwaters Summer Science Camp.

Day campers will explore the natural spaces around Serene Lakes, ask scientific questions, design and conduct experiments to answer their own questions. Science is fun and engaging when children get to ask the questions and design experiments to test that they are curious about. This program will show your child science is fun and all around them while forging a unique connection to the Serene Lakes area. Drop off  8:30 and 9:00 am. Pick up between 2:30 and 3:00 pm each day.

Session 1 – Insects Everywhere

Day 1. Campers will play some introductory games and explore the incredible diversity of insects that live around us both in the water and on land at Dog Beach, the Rowton Trailhead, and Lot 1. After lunch at Lot 1, campers will go for a short swim before head out to collect more insects for their projects.

Day 2. Right after drop off campers will hike to a nearby peak for a picnic lunch and exploration of the local mountainous terrain. Campers will return to Lot 1 around 1:00 for a swim and some games before pick up at 2:30.

Day 3. Campers will start the day with some more insect collection and work on their science projects at several field sites around Serene Lakes. After lunch at Lot 1, campers will go for a short swim before going on a scavenger hunt around the area. Campers will return to Lot 1 at 1:30 to share the results of their insect projects with their fellow campers and participate in some closing camp activities.

Session 2 – Water The Source Of Life

Day 1. Campers will play some introductory games and explore water quality at several local sites Dog Beach, Serena Creek, and Lot 1. Campers will ask their own scientific about local water bodies and how to protect them. After lunch at Lot 1, campers will go for a short swim before head out to further investigate this watershed.

Day 2. Right after drop off campers will hike to a nearby peak for a picnic lunch and exploration of the local mountainous terrain. Campers will return to Lot 1 around 1:00 for a swim and some games before pick up at 2:30.

Day 3.Campers will start the day with an exploration down Serene Creek Canyon and look at this different waterway. After lunch at Lot 1, campers will go for a short swim before participating in a clean up of the Lot 1 area. Campers will return to Lot 1 at 1:30 to share the results of their insect projects with their fellow campers and participate in some closing camp activities.

Both sessions are unique and campers are welcome to sign up for both.

Comparing notes during data collection at science camp.

About Headwaters Science Institute: Headwaters Science Institute is a Soda Springs based non-profit that specializes in explorative, project based science education. We work with schools from Reno to San Francisco to design curriculum and run educational programming that engage students in the sciences.

 Contact:

Headwaters Science Institute
P.O. Box 913 Soda Springs, CA 95728
Spencer Eusden spencer@headwatersscienceinstitute.org