ALCOSAN Summer Science offers students in grades 4 through 8 an exciting week of hands-on activities and field trips related to the sciences of wastewater treatment and engineering. Each session is designed using Pennsylvania standards for Environment & Ecology as well as Science & Technology and Engineering Education.
Camp Activity Descriptions:
If you’ve ever watched children at play, you know they are fascinated with building things and taking them apart. In other words, children are natural-born engineers. Because engineering activities are based on real-world technologies and problems, it’s easy for young people to see how disciplines like math and science are relevant to their lives.
This year, students in ALCOSAN’s Summer Science camps will use the engineering design process to engage in numerous hands-on activities, just as ALCOSAN’s engineers do to produce clean water at our treatment plant. The campers will use modern technology such as the 3D printer, too.
2018 Program Dates:
Session 1: June 11-15 (Grades 4-5 only)
Session 2: June 18-June 22 (Grades 4-5 only)
Session 3: June 25-29 (Grades 6, 7 & 8)
Who is Eligible to Participate?
Students currently in grades 4-8 who live or attend schools in the ALCOSAN service area.
How Much Does the Program Cost?
There are no fees associated with the Summer Science Program; however, students MUST bring their own lunch. A morning and afternoon snack will be provided daily. Pizza will be provided for lunch on Friday during each camp session.
What is the Program Schedule?
Program hours are 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. daily.
(Students may arrive as early as 8:30 a.m. and depart no later than 3:45 p.m.)
When Does Registration Close?
Registration is open through May 31 or until sessions are full.
Parents/Guardians must attend a one hour parent/student orientation on either Wednesday, May 30, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m. (or) Saturday, June 2, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m.
How Do I Register My Child for Camp?
You can begin the registration process HERE.