Day Camp

What is Be WISE Day Camp?
Be WISE Day Camp is a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) camp for girls entering grades 5 or 6 in the Fall of 2018.

When is this year’s Day Camp?
This year’s Day Camp will be held July 10-12, 2018, at Denison University in Granville, Ohio, from 8:45AM- 4:15PM each day.

The camp will feature real-life, hands on STEM activities with critical thinking and problem solving skills in Mapping & Orienteering, Archaeology, Ohio Mammals, The Wacky World of Science and Aerodynamics. These activities are designed to develop interest in these fields and self-confidence in the students. The class sizes will be small to ensure maximum interaction.

A special thanks goes to Denison University for the use of their classrooms and labs.

Who will direct the camp?
Experienced teachers have been selected to teach in this camp. Most have had 10-15 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
Camp fees are $180 which includes educational materials and daily lunch. 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 basis. Fees will be returned if the camp is full. There will be no refunds after May 15, 2018.

Insurance
Campers are expected to provide their own medical insurance. Denison University does not assume direct responsibility for the health care of those who are using the facilities of the University for summer programs. In the event of injury/illness, campers will be transported to either Licking Memorial Urgent Care in Granville, OH or Licking Memorial Hospital in Newark, Ohio.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS:

Mapping & Orienteering

Orienteering is a sport that exercises your mind as well as your body. The challenge is to read a detailed topographic map and figure out the best way to get yourself from point A to point B over hills, across streams, and along trails. You and your team will navigate four color-coded courses across campus using a map to find control points along the way. By reading and orienting your map, you can locate all of the controls on each course and earn a prize!

Archaeology

In this session, campers will explore the different jobs an Archaeologist performs. In addition, campers will study a specific artifact and try to determine what it is, evaluate bags of artifacts to determine which of four possible societies are represented, study different arrowheads and identify the era in which it was made, and finally unearth pot sherds and reassemble them.

Ohio Mammals

Come and discover the variety of mammals found in Ohio. Learn by looking at the skulls the adaptations and information about the animal’s habitat and its needs. Learn by looking at dentition the animal’s diet. We will identify mammals by their skins, skulls and tracks. Also learn how to attract mammals and how to protect them.

The Wacky World of Science

Join us as we explore the wacky world of science by taking part in exciting and unusual experiments guaranteed to mesmerize and baffle your imagination. Engage in STEM activities that will put your problem solving skills to work and challenge your way of thinking. It will be hours of fun you won’t want to miss.

Aerodynamics

In this class students will explore all things that “flying.”  This includes the “how,” “whys” and “whats” of flight. They will then design and construct their own flying object, which they will also test.