Be WISE Day Camp is a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) camp for girls entering grades 5 or 6 in the Summer of 2024.
2024’s Day Camp will be held at Philo Junior High School in Philo, OH July 8 - 10 from 8:30am - 3:30pm each day.
The camp will feature real-life, hands-on STEAM activities with critical thinking, problem-solving, and real-life activities. These activities are designed to develop interest in these fields and self-confidence in the students. The class sizes are small to ensure maximum interaction.
Experienced teachers have been selected to teach in this camp. Most have had 5 years of experience at the Be WISE residential camp. The campers will be escorted to all classes by experienced camp counselors who are in high school or college.
Camp fees are $170 which includes educational materials. Campers will need to bring a sack lunch with a drink as no lunches will be provided. Transportation to and from camp each day is NOT provided. Make checks payable to: Be WISE Day Camp. Payment in full is required with the camp application.
Camp maximum is 72 girls. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis. Fees will be returned if the camp is full. There will be no refunds after May 30, 2024, unless camp is cancelled. If camp is cancelled all camp fees will be returned.
Campers are expected to provide their own medical insurance. Be WISE Camp does not assume direct responsibility for the health care of those who are using the facilities for summer programs. In the event of injury/illness, campers will be transported to the closest medical facilty.
Come and have fun with electricity! Campers will review circuit electricity (series and parallel) by building both series and parallel circuits. Then campers will construct and design a house in a shoe box and provide power, electricity, to allow lights in their house.
Campers will learn/review the Engineering Design Process. Then campers will use the Engineering Design Process to complete a challenge.
Wild animals occur in many different forms in a wide variety of habitats. While we generally think in terms of birds and mammals, insects far exceed all the other groups of animals combined. This class will explore the various forms and functions of insects from crawlers to flyers. We will examine cracks in the sidewalk, school building windows, grassy areas, trees, and the air around us to see what we can discover about this amazing group of creatures!
Join us for fraction fun! Campers will find themselves trapped in an imaginary escape room with no way out, except by using fractions. Learning how to apply their knowledge and use of fractions is their only hope as they struggle their way out of this Fraction Frenzy Escape Room. They may bring a laptop or phone, or use ours, to compete the escape room. Campers will also be completing a fraction STEAM activity.
How many varieties of birds can be found in Ohio? Learn to identify many species found in central Ohio by their physical characteristics and sounds. Learn what makes birds unique with special emphasis on their biological systems and migratory habits. Analyze stuffed bird skins, try to eat like a bird using various beak adaptations, and play a migration game.
Come and discover the variety of mammals found in Ohio. Learn by looking at skulls, adaptations, and information about the animal’s habitat and its needs. Girls also learn by looking at dentition to discover an animal’s diet. Girls will identify mammals by their skins, skulls and tracks.
In this class students will explore all things that “fly.” This includes the “how,” “whys” and “whats” of flight. They will then design and construct their own flying object, which they will also test.
Trees, trees, and more trees! Girls will learn to identify a tree, how the trees breathe, and why they are so important to us.
Girls will be using the engineering process to complete challenges. They will design, build and test a zip line and a robotic arm.
Girls have been captured by aliens! You must solve all the puzzles to escape and get back to Earth. Girls also use logic skills to build the tallest tower given certain constraints.