Think Big Summer Camp 2022

Did you know inventors and scientists use the power of observation and find new uses for everyday objects? Kites, apples, scotch tape, cotton candy, and M&Ms inspired many useful things. With this in mind, we will use and reuse everyday objects for exploration!

All camps include art every day. From clay to experimenting with various processes to practicing painting techniques, printing, and other art forms. Why? Art shines a light on the beauty of science.

Dates & Themes

May 23-27 Land Before Our Time: Dinosaurs, rocks, and fossils

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Mary Anning was a pioneering paleontologist and fossil collector. Join us for a week of paleontology, geology, and collecting, just like Mary!

May 31-June — Find the Worms before the Robins!

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What is a worm's comfort zone? Is it true worms like mustard and water? Explore soil, and plants, make a worm farm and try out the work of a chemist, botanist, and biologist.

June 13-17  Fiddling with Physics

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Let's build housing units from refrigerator boxes and add lighting with simple circuits. We can work in our cardboard garage to build a car or rocket fueled by air pressure. Lots of testing and re-testing happens this week. Physics in nature? That too! Maybe we will be lucky and find a rainbow.

June 20-24  How does a garden grow?

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One seed packs its own food, wears armor against weather and animals, and waits patiently to carry on (germinate)! We will create several portable gardening systems as we explore life cycles, capillary action, and plant physiology. Kids will engineer and design their own bottle instruments.

July 5-8 Predator-Prey: Who Eats Whom?

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Venus flytraps, praying mantises, other insects, and spiders join us in exploring food webs, ecosystems, habitats, and natural history. Curiosity is sure to bubble over this week!

July 11-15 — Calling all Makers and Tinkers

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This unique camp offers hands-on opportunities to design and build your own contraptions with feats of engineering. Tinker with tools, problem solve and build prototypes. It is an opportunity to take on creative challenges.

July 25-29 — Who took the cookie from the cookie jar?

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Forensic science will help us find the thief!

Aug 1-5 — Make it Move: Reactions

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Investigate, experiment, create, and discover the impact of different chemicals, food, endothermic, and exothermic reactions.


Times

Half-Day Sessions (afternoon only)

12:30–4:30 p.m.

Full-day Sessions

8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Drop-Off & Pickup

Full-day campers can be dropped off at 8:00 a.m.

Half-day campers can be dropped off at 12:30 p.m.

All pick-ups are between 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Call or email us if you need to make other make arrangements.

Cost

Half-Day Sessions

Non-Member: $87.50; Member: $77.50

Full-day Sessions

Non-Member: $175 per session: Member: $150.

Limit 20 per week per camp.

More than one family member & hold a membership? 10% off the original member price.

We provide access for all, which means your child can participate regardless of income.

Ages

Completed kindergarten thru 5th grade

Registration

Pre-register is required for each session.

Online via Phone In-Person


Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register for summer camp?

You can register online or by emailing or calling us. We require a $50 deposit to reserve your registration, subtracting from the overall cost. Generally, most pay by the week, and then we subtract the $50 from the last week or only week of camp. Each week a child is signed up, payment should be made the morning of the first day unless other arrangements are made with the Wonder Workshop director.

Are scholarships available?

Yes, please contact us for more information. 

What are your activities and fields trips?

We will have various activities and field trips each week centered on a theme based on the arts, sciences, or humanities. We try to be outside as much as possible, exploring nature and learning about our environment and diverse ecosystems. Youth will learn more about the rich history of Kansas, be exposed to cultures from around the world, and have opportunities to create life-long memories and friendships.

Do you provide snacks or lunch?

Our campers will be given a healthy snack each day. We do not provide lunch. We ask that they come with a good pair of walking shoes, lunch, and a water bottle.

Are field trips included in the weekly cost?

Sometimes. It depends on the field trip, but we try very hard to minimize the cost of field trips. 

Can I drop off my child later or pick them up earlier?

Full-day campers can be dropped off at 8:00 a.m. and half-day at 12:30 p.m. for each enrolled session. Email or call us if you have special drop-off or pick-up needs.

What's the minimum age my child must be to attend?

Your child must be starting kindergarten in fall 2022.

Do I have to register for all the offered weeks? 

Register for the week (or weeks) that work for your family. You do not have to register for all the offered weeks. 

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