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Registration Opens for Summer Science Splash Camp

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Posted on Thursday, January 26, 2017

Westminster College is teaming up with the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation and the II-VI Foundation this July to host the Summer Science Splash Camp, a residential camp for middle-school students starting 7th, 8th and 9th grades this fall. Two sessions will be available to choose from, July 9-14 or July 16-21. Registration for both sessions is available now at http://www.westminster.edu/sciencecamp.

Campers will spend their days fully immersed in scientific observations and experiments while exploring innovative technologies and the natural world in sessions led by Westminster faculty and assisted by Westminster students. In the evenings, campers can enjoy activities such as games, sports, arts, hanging out with new friends and MORE SCIENCE!

Campers do not need to have an advanced understanding of science to attend, but they are highly encouraged to be excited and motivated to learn.

Cost per camper is $350 and includes a week of science instruction, lodging, meals, snacks, supervised activities, camp shirts and a variety of other prizes. (Total value of camp is in excess of $1,050!)

“As scientists, we delight in the discovery, observation, and understanding of technology and the natural world,” says Dr. Craig Caylor, Westminster College Associate Professor of Physics and camp director at Westminster College. “We are so grateful for this opportunity to partner with the II-VI Foundation and the Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation to share our passion for science with these young campers.”

The Pittsburgh Penguins Foundation works to encourage physical well-being, inspire teamwork, emphasize the value of education and provide essential life skills to young people in the community.

The II-VI Foundation’s mission is “to encourage and enable students to pursue a career in engineering, science and mathematics while maintaining a standard of excellence in that pursuit.”

Contact Sharon Muraca, academic administrative assistant for the division of biological, chemical, and environmental sciences, at 724-946-7206 or muracasa@westminster.edu.