Days Off School Program–
locations in Howard County & Montgomery County
Fall 2019 Days Off Programs–
Location: Howard County, Bethany United Methodist Church, 2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City, MD
- Sign up by the day; $89 per day
- October 9th, October 18th and November 27th
- Program runs 9am-3:30pm; optional before care ($10) starts at 8am and after care ($15) ends at 5:30pm
Wednesday, October 9, 2019
K-3: NEW! Gotta Catch ‘Em All: Science with Pokemon
Everyone loves to catch and train these magical, powerful creatures, but this class gives you the chance to do science with them! Believe it or not, many Pokemon are based on scientific principles, and we’ll explore some of them during this exciting day of Pokemon Science! We’ll begin by hatching Pokemon eggs using science, experiment with Rotom and its powers to change its shape and conduct electricity, join Team Rocket with your own launch, and build and launch Pokeball catapults.
3-5: Anatomy Academy
The doctor is in! Explore the body systems that make our bodies absolutely amazing. Make a replica spine to see exactly how we can stand up and move. We’ll find out exactly what blood is made out of and why it’s so necessary. Once we have the blood, we’ll create a model of the heart to see how it pumps and works. And who could forget about breathing? We’ll also make our very own lung model that not only show us the different parts of our respiratory system but how it works. This is a great introduction for kids who are interested in the human body. And it’s way cheaper than medical school!
Friday, October 18, 2019
K-3: STEM Challenge: Once Upon a Time Edition
Students will spend the day participating in STEM challenges based on popular fairy tales. They’ll work to build a house that will withstand the Big, Bad Wolf’s huff & puff. Next they’ll partner with Robin to create an accurate bow & arrow. They’ll be the knight in shining armor when they engineer an escape for Rapunzel. This combination of STEM and literature is a great way to spend a day off of school!
3-5: NEW! Marvel Movie Madness
Whether you like Hulk, Captain America, Iron Man or Wonder Woman, this action-packed day will allow you to create and a brand new adventure for your favorite superhero. You’ll create the storyline, build the scenery, use clay to design your characters, and then use ZU3D to bring your adventure to life using stop motion animation. You’ll also have the opportunity to use special tablets to add your own drawings and art to your movie! Maybe your movie will be the next blockbuster!!
Wednesday, November 27, 2019
K-3: NEW! Robot Adventures with Dash & Dot
Everyone dreams of having a robot of their own that they tell them what to do, can interact with, and complete challenges with. Your dreams come true with Dash and Dot. Dash and Dot are lovable little blue robots that make noises, put on a light show, and are willing to listen to your commands! You’ll learn how to move and control them using a tablet, and before you know it, you’ll be programming them and competing in challenges to turn them into a fire truck, a launching machine, and much more.
3-5: NEW! Newton’s Apprentice
Come spend the day learning about one of science’s greatest minds as we build catapults, balloon cars and more! See how far and how accurately you can launch a projectile. Who’s balloon car will go the furthest and the fastest? Can you adapt your project to make it better? Learn about Sir Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion and how they apply today and in the projects that your child will take home!
Winter Break Programs–
Location: Montgomery County, Holy Cross Catholic School, 4900 Strathmore Ave., Garrett Park, MD
- Thursday-Friday, January 2nd-3rd; before & after care available; $129 per camper
- Program runs 9am-4:00pm; optional before care ($18) starts at 8am and after care ($35) ends at 5:30pm
LEGO Animal Explorer (K-5)
Use Lego WeDo to create different animals. Travel to sub-Saharan Africa and build and program roaring lions. Explore ponds and build different frogs. Take to the air with the flying bird. Navigate the Northern Pacific Coast and create sea lions. Once you’ve built it, bring it to life using the WeDo computer program!