We all have fond memories of our childhood “inner” scientist: watching spiders weave webs and earthworms wriggle into burrows, building towering skyscrapers with blocks or Tinker toys, trying to figure out if every snowflake really did have its own unique shape.
Most of us had to make do with our basements and backyards as laboratories which are great places to start. But now Club SciKidz is here to enrich those backyard experiences with quality, hands-on STEM projects that will challenge young scientists to realize their true potential!
Just imagine spending your summer building a rocket or a robot, learning crime-solving skills like blood and fingerprint analysis, or making your own chewing gum!
Your child can encounter these hands-on, minds-on opportunities and more when they participate in one of our many summer science camps. Part of our mission at Club SciKidz Maryland is to nurture in children a life-long passion for inquiry and discovery. Our interactive programming also serves to support STEM education in the state of Maryland.
The skills your child will take away from Club SciKidz will prove invaluable in an increasingly technical world. We look forward to working with families and communities to promote scientific and STEM literacy in the Baltimore area.
We are excited to spend time with your young scientist this summer!
About the Founder of Club SciKidz Maryland
After years in the business world, Victor Bowman, recognized his passion for teaching and returned to school to earn his Masters in Education. He taught science for Baltimore County Public Schools for several years. During the summers, he wanted to be involved with something that not only taught children skills, but something that they enjoyed and had the chance to truly experience first-hand. This led him to Club SciKidz. For over ten years, he used his business experience and his passion for science and education to build Club SciKidz MD into what it is today. Over the years he has grown Club SciKidz MD from 250 campers at two locations to thousands of campers at over 15 locations this past summer! Although he remains involved with Club SciKidz by consulting and selling, he retired December 2018.
About the Founders of Club SciKidz
Club SciKidz is the best place under the sun for extraordinary summers. Established in 1997, owners Bob and Sue Hagan have created one of America’s finest summer science and technology camps.
The original business operated under the name, Summer Science Day Camps, Inc., which is still the affiliate company name. Bob and Sue have a combined 30 plus years of teaching experience and both hold a Master’s Degree in Education.
The first summer camp was called “Special Effects” which taught campers the science involved in Hollywood’s Special Effects techniques.
As time progressed, additional age groups and science themes were added. Beginning in 2001, Camp Young Scientist was created to accommodate children ages 6-8. Each year additional Science Camp themes were added, and there are now over 50, and counting, offering exciting projects and experiments for kids ages 4-15. Since 1997, more than 60,000 children have attended Club SciKidz’s science day camps and school programs. We operate multiple summer day camp locations each year in Georgia and franchises operate in Maryland, Kentucky, and Texas.
About Our Programs
Club SciKidz, was founded on the principle that parents want to provide their children with exciting, challenging, and life impacting academic enrichment experiences. The company is committed to demonstrating how science works in the real world by providing activities in veterinary medicine, robotics, forensics, video game creation, food science, paleontology, engineering, chemistry and biology, astronomy, oceanography, emergency medicine and special effects.
Our unique science programs are designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-15. Carefully researched science lessons help engage students in observation, measurement, identification of properties, and experimentation involving life, earth, and physical science concepts. The units are rigorously researched by science educators with the help of teachers and children. The results are lessons that students enjoy and genuinely learn from.