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Cost: $495 per week.
Camp includes:

  • All food is included! Lunch, morning and afternoon snacks.
  • safety equipment (safety glasses, gloves, etc.)
  • lab notebooks.
  • SMILE T-shirt and bag at beginning of each program.
  • all experiment supplies.
  • by request: before and after care available ($15 per week for before or after care, $30 per week for before and after care).

Best of SMILE 1

This week long camp is comprised of some of the best and popular experiments from the past years of SMILE Camp. Campers will explore a wide variety of subjects including physics, chemistry, and numerous engineering fields through hands on experimentation. Each day, campers will engage in two experiments in the morning and two experiments in the afternoon. Some examples include: growing metallic crystals, electromagnetism, redox reactions, metal casting, working glass, thermite reactions, and exploring the world at 77 Kelvin with liquid nitrogen. Campers will walk away with the know-how to take their academic knowledge, merge with the real world, and take fun science to the next level!

Sessions Available:

Rising 6th graders through 8th graders:

  • Track Out 1: May 15 - May 19
  • Track Out 2: May 22 - May 15
  • Track Out 3: May 30 - June 2

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Best of SMILE 2

For those campers which have attended the "Best of SMILE 1," this camp continues that path with a variety of favorites which are more challenging than the last. Experiments will include 3D printing and prototyping, growing bacteria cultures, clock reactions, chemiluminescence and electroluminescence. Liquid crystals, the secret behind LCD screens, will be created and the nature of ferrofluid will be explored. This camp has everything from molecular gastronomy in the form of spherification to molding a spoon out of gallium.

Sessions Available:

Rising 6th graders through 8th graders:

  • Track Out 1: May 15 - May 19
  • Track Out 2: May 22 - May 15
  • Track Out 3: May 30 - June 2

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Best of SMILE 3

For those campers which have attended the “Best of SMILE 1 and 2,” this camp continues that path with a variety of favorites which are more challenging than the last.

Sessions Available:

Rising 6th graders through 8th graders:

  • Track Out 1: May 15 - May 19
  • Track Out 2: May 22 - May 15
  • Track Out 3: May 30 - June 2

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