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Mission — “We aim to spark the imagination and curiosity of children everywhere by providing them with fun, entertaining and educational activities that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around them.”

July 1 – 3 
Mad Machines & Rockin' Rockets
Spring into a medley of science! Learn about the Earth and its animal inhabitants, simple machines, rocketry, and chemical reactions; there’s something for everyone! Build and race a car, concoct creations with chemistry, analyze animal tracks and cap off the week with a rocket launch!
 
Jr Physicians
Explore all of the cells, organs, muscles, and bones that make up YOU! Put yourself together from the inside out, while learning about all the systems that make your body tick! Get microscopic while making a model cell and inflatable lungs, and then get a little sticky while making Mad Mucus and a mashed potato brain!
 

July 15 – 19
Underground Explorers
Learn about archaeology and the techniques scientists use to excavate long lost cities. Discover ancient civilizations and the tools and artifacts they used in everyday life. Study bone fragments, pottery shards, amber deposits, and fossils to understand what they can tell us about history. Make incredible projects to take home, like an amber time capsule and antique coins from around the world!
 
Secret Agent Lab – Spies Like Us
Become a super spy and learn clever ways of performing tasks in this hands-on view of the science that spies use. Go on secret missions to find enemy spies and receive your very own pair of spyglasses.  From decoding messages to secret safes and lasers, you will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment, and discover the technological tools of detection!
 

August 5 – 9
Mad Machines and Jr. Engineers
Whether you enjoy building or destroying structures, you’ll love this camp! Work with simple machines such as pulleys, wedges, screws, and levers, to build your own catapults! Experiment with tessellation with triangles and cubes.  Exercise your ability to work with others while constructing a geodesic dome big enough for everyone to fit inside! Let the building begin!
 
NASA Journey to Outer Space
Take a voyage of discovery into the atmosphere and beyond as we explore planets, moons, and other space phenomena. Create a comet and build your own Mad Science rocket and participate in a real NASA style rocket launch!  Campers will take home additional NASA activities to complete at home!  Mad Science is the ONLY organization licensed by NASA to use these activities for Summer Camps!



August 26 – 30
Funky Forensics
Step into the shoes of a detective— uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Using your observational skills, collect evidence and analyze the clues left behind.  Recreate the scene of a crime using schematics. Use science to connect the dots and help sniff out the suspects in this hands-on investigation into the science of sleuthing!
 
Robots – Paths to Power        
Explore the discoveries and inventions that have made robots possible. From learning how robots light up to getting them moving with gears.  After learning the fundamentals, we will experiment with different sources of energy and even get to take a hand-powered generator home.  We will see how these energy sources affect the environment and how they compare with sustainable energy while thinking about future energy sources!


Program Notes
Lunch for Full Day participants will take place from Noon – 12:30pm – Please send with a packed lunch

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Mad Machines & Rockin Rockets / Jr Physicians 
6y - 12y N/A MTuW  07/01/2024 - 07/03/2024
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Bryn Mawr Community Center - Meeting Room #1
$275.00 Res, $330.00 Non-Res
13 seat(s) available
No Camp July 4, July 5
 
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Jr Physicians 
6y - 12y N/A MTuW  07/01/2024 - 07/03/2024
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bryn Mawr Community Center - Meeting Room #2
$150.00 Res, $180.00 Non-Res
17 seat(s) available
No Camp July 4, July 5
 
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Underground Explorers / Secret Agent Lab 
6y - 12y N/A MTuWThF  07/15/2024 - 07/19/2024
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Bryn Mawr Community Center - Meeting Room #1
$375.00 Res, $450.00 Non-Res
10 seat(s) available
 
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Secret Agent Lab - Spies Like Us 
6y - 12y N/A MTuWThF  07/15/2024 - 07/19/2024
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bryn Mawr Community Center - Meeting Room #2
$200.00 Res, $240.00 Non-Res
16 seat(s) available
 
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Mad Machines & Jr Engineers / NASA Journey 
6y - 12y N/A MTuWThF  08/05/2024 - 08/09/2024
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Bryn Mawr Community Center - Meeting Room #1
$375.00 Res, $450.00 Non-Res
5 seat(s) available
 
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NASA Journey to Outer Space 
6y - 12y N/A MTuWThF  08/05/2024 - 08/09/2024
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bryn Mawr Community Center - Meeting Room #2
$200.00 Res, $240.00 Non-Res
12 seat(s) available
 
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Funky Forensics / Robots - Paths to Power 
6y - 12y N/A MTuWThF  08/26/2024 - 08/30/2024
09:00 AM - 04:00 PM

Bryn Mawr Community Center - Meeting Room #1
$375.00 Res, $450.00 Non-Res
0 seat(s) available
 
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Robots - Paths to Power 
6y - 12y N/A MTuWThF  08/26/2024 - 08/30/2024
09:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bryn Mawr Community Center - Meeting Room #2
$200.00 Res, $240.00 Non-Res
8 seat(s) available
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