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Residential Camp Health & other Camp Forms
The Health forms are four-pages which need to be filled out by the camper’s parent or guardian before camp.
Once the PDF is downloaded, you may fill out the forms on your screen, by simply clicking your cursor on the lines. Use the “tab” button to move faster through each field. When completed, save the document(s), print them out and mail them to the address below Or print and fill out by hand.
One day is devoted to each field – Ecology, Stream, Math 7 and Physics. After 3:00 PM there are “all-camp” and recreational activities including coding, yard games, etc.
What does it mean to reduce, reuse, recycle and upcycle? In Ecology campers will experience the process of using items to reduce their imprint on the Earth. Campers will also be using engineering design process to create a useful product related to their lives.
In this class campers will join in the excitement of catching critters that live in the stream. They will take part in designing their own watershed communities and then put their designs to the “test” and observe and discuss the outcomes. Then the campers will engage in a little competition to develop a water purification device that will “cleanse” dirty or polluted water and test their results. Finally, campers will put their skills to work by dissecting preserved crayfish.
Students will build tetrahedral kites. The models will then be combined to make a larger tetrahedron, and students will compare the ratio of the edge, area, and volume to the models to help understand scaling factors. Students will also use ratio and proportion to change a recipe to serve more or less people. Then they will make the recipe!
The focus in physics is the science behind bubbles. One of our goals is to discover which brand and/or flavor of gum produces the largest bubble. Our second goal is to determine which brand of soap creates the largest bubble dome. Campers will discover what makes the swirling colors on the surface a bubble and why bubbles are shaped like a sphere. Campers will build their own bubble lowing structures and also concoct their own bubble solution recipe to compete for the longest lasting bubble at camp. A favorite culminating activity is being encased inside of a giant bubble. Physics at camp is good, clean fun.
Be WISE CAMP 8TH GRADE EXPERIENCE:
One day is devoted to each field – Astronomy, Chemistry, Math 8 and Pond. After 3:00PM there are “all-camp” and recreational activities including coding, yard games, etc.
The study of the solar system, especially the stars, moon, and the planets is achieved through the creation and analysis of the moon, the phases of the moon, and the surfaces of the planets. The power and impact of the phases of the moon and the seasons are predicted and illustrated. Observations of the surfaces on the moon and planets are used in engineering design models of rovers and landing vehicles. The observations, inferences, and data collected from trials are used to solve challenges in the universe. Telescopes, Astrolabes, Spectroscopes, and tools of the field are used to collect data, organize, and analyze data to generate questions and conclusions.
Students will study the Periodic Table where they will learn about atoms, elements, molecules and compounds. Then they will actually learn about the Chemistry of Make-Up. Campers will make and test different lip balms, make shea salve-ation, foundation, blush and sugar scrub with household ingredients.
What does the future hold for you? Come and discover one possibility that math and science can offer! Travel ahead in time and earn money for your work as an engineer! You will work with a research and development team in design and construction by using principles of physics and economics to create and test the structural integrity of a bridge. Do you like to shop? See how credit spending works in the real world! You will also research percentages of men and women in careers and discover how math and science can open a world of opportunities for young women like you!
At the pond, you will be a Limnologist. Your job for the day will be to decide if the pond at Kenyon College is healthy. You will conduct several chemical tests plus collect, observe and identify macroinvertebrates. Finally, you will analyze your data and draw your conclusions as to the health of the Kenyon College Pond.