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2013 Renaissance Child Camps

Dates:June 3 - August 2, 2013
Meets:8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, 45 sessions
Location:East Tennessee State University
Instructor:Pat Williams
Fee: $0.00
Workshops:Workshop Listing

Sorry, this course is inactive. Please contact our office to see if it will be reinstated, or if alternative classes are available.

Campers will receive a registration packet by email if registered by 4:00 p.m. on the Friday before their individual camp begins. See registration packet for a list of what to bring, pick-up and drop-off information and camp policies. Please bring your completed medical and liability forms the first day of camp. Each child needs to bring a bag lunch and drink daily and wear paint-friendly clothing. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR THESE CAMPS.

Course Description

PLEASE NOTE: Registering and not attending does not constitute cancellation. NO REFUNDS WILL BE ISSUED FOR NON-ATTENDANCE PARTICIPANTS. Refund, with a $25.00 processing fee, are possible when a two-week notice is given of cancellation. Substitution of camp week, or another camper, can be made with three days notice.


Renaissance Child Science Discovery Camp- A Journey to the center of the Earth and beyond! - June 1-5 - Ages 6-12.

Campers will have the opportunity to discover the wonderful world of Earth Science with an emphasis on Geology. They will learn about land formations, rocks, minerals, crystals, fossils, and much more. Volcanoes will be exploding, the earth will be quaking, quicksand will be encountered, and rocks will be made and eaten! Field Trip: Bristol Caverns and Cooper's Gem Mine


Renaissance Child Challenge Camp New!!! June 15 -19 - Ages 6-11

Campers will use their problem solving skills, scientific know-how, and imagination as they participate in a variety of creative hands-on activities. One day they may find themselves marooned on a deserted island where they have to develop a water filtration system and a boat. They will also make super bouncy polymer balls and take part in other science and art activities. In addition, campers will participate in some outdoor challenges (Renaissance Camp Olympics, wall climbing, designing an obstacle course, an outdoor adventure are all possibilities.) such as an uncharted island where they will need to design a water filtration system and a boat.


Renaissance Child Exploration Camp - June 8-12 - Ages 6-11

During this camp we will be exploring the fields of science, technology, and the arts. The Renaissance Camp explorers will discover the principles behind some cool chemical reactions, learn some fun physics facts, and study wildlife biology. The campers will also have the opportunity to express their unique creative styles as they take part in a variety of arts and crafts projects and write stories in the computer lab. Field trip to Bay's Mountain Park


Renaissance Child Invention Convention--Tinkering with Toys  - June 22-26 - Ages 6-11

The campers will begin their convention with a visit to "Leo's toy box." They will be introduced to some of the inventions of Leonardo Da Vinci and make a marshmallow catapult and other Da Vinci inventions. Our young inventors will then design and make their own toys and games out of recycled items. It may appear to be child's play, but there will be a lot of physics and engineering going on! The Renaissance Camp inventors' toys will be on display at the "Invention Convention Trade Show" at the end of camp on Friday afternoon.


Renaissance Child Imagination Station - July 6-10 - Ages 6-11

This camp is the place to come to let your imagination run wild and to dream big dreams! Everyone has a story to tell; the campers will be encouraged to tell, write, and illustrate theirs. They will participate in group activities that will develop creative drama techniques and stretch their imaginations. They will make art projects to help bring their tale to life. The campers will also participate in some of the Renaissance Camp's crazy science experiments; it takes a big dreamer to become a "mad" scientist! The week will culminate with the in the "Imagination Extravaganza" for family and friends. Field Trip to Barter Theater to see "Mary Poppins" on July 8 Imagination Station Extravaganza, Friday, July 10, at 5:00


Renaissance Child Investigation Camp--Super Sleuths! New!!! July 13 -17 - Ages 6-11

Who, what, when, where, why, and how? The Renaissance Camp Super Sleuths will be on the trail to find the answers! The campers will learn how to lift finger prints and identify mystery powders in order to solve a crime that has been committed in the classroom. They will use the scientific method of investigation as they take part in some ooey--gooey, wet and wild science experiments. The campers will also take part in a wide variety of arts and crafts activities. No matter what the topic will be, the Super Sleuths will be ready to search for the answers! Field Trip to Roan Mountain or Warriors Path (water sampling, creek walk)


Renaissance Child "Kitchistry": Kitchen Chemistry Camp - July 20-24 - Ages 6-11

This camp will bring out the "mad scientist" and future Iron Chef in the participants. Campers will take part in a variety of wacky science experiments which utilize products found at home. In addition, they will put on their chef's hats and aprons and try their hand at cooking in the ETSU Food Laboratory.There will be a lot of science fun going on!


Renaissance Child Construction Zone - July 27-31 - Ages 6-11 - Ever-popular, fills up fast!

Grab your hard hat; it is time for one of our all-time favorite camps, the Construction Zone! The campers will take part in a variety of activities which will introduce some of the basic laws of physics. They will discuss energy, work, and machines. Students will be challenged to design and make an item that must include at least three simple machines. It is amazing what they can build using cardboard and duct tape! The campers will display their creations at the end of camp on Friday afternoon. There will be brief recognition program to mark the end of the 2015 camp season.