Destination Science

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Destination Science

20 GREAT LOCATIONS!

NASSAU, SUFFOLK  & WESTCHESTER COUNTIES

DESTINATION SCIENCE

Destination Science is a warm, wonderful environment where kids feel comfortable making connections with others!

Parents tell us that their child loves that everyone at camp shares the idea that it is cool to be smart!

What will My Child do at Camp?

Camping Experience:

A typical day at camp includes both indoor and outdoor learning, a creative challenge, and one super-fun rally! After checking in and getting the day started, we’ll go into that particular camp’s theme, whether it be Superhero Science or Robot Dinosaurs. From there, we grab a snack and head outside to experience science outdoors. Some of our outside activities include games with a SPLASH, so be prepared for some watery fun! We’ll head back and forth between inside and outside until it is time to say goodbye at 3:30, where we wrap up the lessons of the day and get ready for a whole new day of science tomorrow!

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Campers:

At Destination Science, we’ve designed our camp themes for kids ages 5 to 11. In order for everyone to get the attention they deserve, we only have 14 to a group, separated by ages, so the five and six-year-olds work as a team, the seven and eight-year-olds group up, and those nine and older learn together.

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Dates and Times:

Our camps are held Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm., during the summer beginning in early June and run through August. Each camp location has it’s own unique scheduling dates, so check your local listings for your particular camp’s details. All campsites will be closed on July 3rd.

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Destination Science Programs

LOCATIONS & FEES

Super Hero Physics Science Camp

Pilot a Super Hero Racer and discover super gadgets!

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Campers will build their own Super Hero Race Car while experimenting with open and closed circuits, wheels, friction and Newton’s Laws of Motion. We will unlock hidden super powers as we explore the physics and technology behind super hero gadgets, flash lightening speed, spy ears, and real world super creatures. Campers will encounter an amazing insect & more!

For Parent’s Eyes Only!!!

The Science behind the fun!?This camp will introduce the following science concepts:?· Newton’s Laws of Motion?· Circuits?· Molecular structure of polymers?· Insects?· and much more!

The Life Skills behind the science!

Children will actively practice the following TERRIFIC life skills:?

• Team Player, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible?

• Imaginative, Friendly, Initiative, Curious

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Space Quest Science Camp

May the Force of Science be with you!

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In a galaxy not so far way, campers will build & command their own Millennium Starship. Our intergalactic adventure includes searching deep space for an Earth-like planet, innovating an outer-space habitat, and conducting space experiments. Campers will explore the forces of acceleration and friction to create, launch, and race the mind-blowing Land Rocket Explorer. Much to learn, you have!

For Parent’s Eyes Only!!!

The Science behind the fun! ?This camp will introduce the following science concepts:?· The universe, solar systems, & stars?· History of rockets?· Adaptations & ecosystems?· Energy transfer?· and much more!

The Life Skills behind the science!

Children will actively practice the following TERRIFIC life skills:?

• Team Player, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible?

• Imaginative, Friendly, Initiative, Curious

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Roller Coaster Science Camp

Be first in line at the new Dinosaur Adventure Park!

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Go back in time to investigate the T-Rex’s awesome powers as campers build their own electric powered T-Rex Roller Coaster. Thrills await as we battle gravity, take curves, & land our riders safely. Campers will engineer and take home a carnival of fun physics projects including: a magnetic game, a light-up bubble factory, and air catapults. Let’s observe & measure the thumping of our hearts, solar cook in the Top-Chef kitchen & face off in the Top-Secret soda lab!

For Parent’s Eyes Only!!!

The Science behind the fun!?This camp will introduce the following science concepts:?· Prehistoric creatures?· Potential & kinetic energy?· Forces; gravity, friction, centripetal?· Solar energy?· and much more!

The Life Skills behind the science!

Children will actively practice the following TERRIFIC life skills:?• Team Player, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible?• Imaginative, Friendly, Initiative, Curious

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Robot Challange Science Camp

Prepare for the invasion as you design & build your Bot-Team!

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Discover and share the super scientific principles behind robotics as you build your own team of wacky robots, including Mini Bug Bots, a Lego-compatible Sonic Speedy Bot, and a Programmable Pet-Bot that completes missions & even delivers your voice messages. Together we will design a robot party zone to include battles, races, and the ultimate programmable challenge. We’ll sharpen our engineering skills by designing an electronic game, creating a “beat machine” sound and laser show, and uncovering the fourth state of matter: PLASMA!!!

For Parent’s Eyes Only!!!

The Science behind the fun!?This camp will introduce the following science concepts:?· History & function of robotics?· Newton’s Laws of Motion?· Principles of sound & light waves?· The four states of matter?· and much more!

The Life Skills behind the science!

Children will actively practice the following TERRIFIC life skills:?

• Team Player, Enthusiastic, Respectful, Responsible?

• Imaginative, Friendly, Initiative, Curious

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Why Science?

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At Destination Science, we use science to prepare your child for life!

We make it fun and easy for kids to be excited, curious & confident about science!   This early enthusiasm is a huge boost for our children that will help them both in and out of school. They appreciate and value the wonder of the world around them and take better care of it now, and as adults.  Developing curiosity makes kids lifelong learners about everything.

See more about why science? HERE

See Why PARENTS Love Destinations Science HERE 

See Why KIDS Love Destinations Science HERE 

                                          Girls Love Science                                           

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Boys Love Science

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Our Formula for Success

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Step 1: Cool Activities

Long before the first excited campers arrive at DS our expert Curriculum Development Team has searched the globe looking for unique building kits, astonishing gadgets & gizmos, and the best toys, with one big purpose; to stimulate young minds. We keep things fresh every year by presenting lots of exciting new activities.

Step 2: Playful Presentations

Pair these world-class, original activities with important science concepts and rich science vocabulary all wrapped up in an engaging, child-friendly presentation designed to help our kids understand the world around them. We make it a camp, not a summer school, that enriches kids through actual doing, not sitting.

Step 3: Great Staff

Hire the most motivated teachers who know how to make it fun and exciting to ask great questions, figure things out, invent, be curious and to play with a purpose in a safe, no pressure place that treasures open minds and the unique differences in all of our children.

Step 4: Life Skills

Train our staff in special techniques, developed by an internationally known camp expert and educator who serves as our training consultant, to reinforce essential character qualities and life skills such as Creativity, Persistence, Confidence, Cooperation & Respect to name just a few.

Step 5: Learning Continues

Campers get to take home their projects, gizmos, gadgets & toys each day, along with a Brain Power Card. These cards give parents great questions to ask the kids about each project. This encourages family communication and puts children in the role of teacher, developing their confidence and pride. At Destination Science we know one of the great secrets of education: We learn things best when we have to explain them to someone else!

 

SO THAT’S OUR FORMULA! THE ONLY THING MISSING FROM OUR FORMULA FOR SUCCESS IS…YOU! 

LEADERS IN TRAINING

A leadership program for 7th – 11th graders. 

Available only in Long Island, NY locations at this time.

Has your teen previously participated in the Destination Science camp experience? Have they mentioned how they wish they could still attend Destination Science? Are they looking for something new and exciting to do this summer? Would they like to add real leadership experience to their school resumes? If so, they may want to consider becoming a Leader in Training with Destination Science!

What is Leaders in Training?

Leaders in Training is a hands-on leadership experience for kids entering 7th through 11th grade in the fall of 2015. This is perfect for graduates of Destination Science camp, student body officers, or any students interested in gaining real-world leadership experience.

7 Key Expectations of Every LIT:

  1. Do the right thing: Be responsible for your own actions, don’t blame others.
  2. Be a role model for campers: You are not a camper at DS, kids look up to you.
  3. Be kind & polite: Show respect for campers, parents, teachers, and other LITs.
  4. Work hard: Give 100% at all times.
  5. Be helpful: Ask, “How may I help you?” when unsure of role or task.
  6. Join in: Be a participant, not a spectator in camp activities.
  7. Be Safe: Play so the campers can win, never be competitive

Why Pick Destination Science?

TO GET KIDS EXCITED ABOUT SCIENCE and TO BUILD GREAT LIFE SKILLS

While making fun discoveries, participating in engaging activities, and building cool science projects we do TWO things for every child:

1   Kids develop confidence and enthusiasm about science as they gain knowledge about how the world around them works.

2   Kids build character and skills for life—including Curiosity, Creativity, Critical Thinking, Cooperation, Persistence and more.

LOCATIONS & FEES

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Meet the Director

The fun science day camp for curious kids 5 to 11!
Kathy Heraghty, Heena Desai, and Sharon Fogg are educators dedicated to helping kids learn and grow, each with over 25 years as experienced science camp directors. We are united by a passion to provide girls and boys wonderful experiences with the amazing world of science, helping them think both critically and creatively. Our dream is to not just grow knowledge but to help children grow as the next generation of leaders and innovators. Science fun is a fantastic way to do this.




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