Science & Forensics

Check out all of the 2013 Summer Renaissance Camps that were related to science!

Renaissance Child Science Discovery Camp: A Journey to the Center of the Earth and Beyond ***New

June 3 – 7 Ages 6 – 12


This camp will provide exciting experiences as we discover the wonderful world of earth science! Volcanoes will be exploding, crystal gardens will be growing and a tornado might even touch down! Campers will have the opportunity to make their own edible "rocks "and participate in many other wacky science experiments. Come join us for a fun and action packed week!

Science & Forensics Camp - ****A long time favorite!

June 10 – 14 Ages 11- 15


Participants in this camp will become members of the elite Renaissance Camp CSI unit! The campers will receive an introduction to some of the scientific testing and techniques used in the study of forensic science. They will learn how to identify different blood types and perform fiber analysis. The campers will extract DNA and create a model of a cell. Participants will also learn about gathering evidence as they solve a mock crime scene. Activities will be led by the Renaissance Camp staff with special presentations by local law enforcement agencies, members of the ETSU faculty and other experts in the field of forensics. Participants in this camp will have the opportunity to go a field trip to the American Museum of Atomic Energy in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

 Renaissance Child Exploration Camp ***New

June 24 -28 Ages 6 - 12


During this camp, we will be exploring the fields of science, technology and the arts. Campers will become super science sleuths as they discover the principles behind some really cool chemical reactions build cotton ball catapults and make simple electrical circuits. The children will have the opportunity to express their unique creative styles as they experience a variety of different art medium and techniques. This will include painting, drawing, sculpting, and recycle art. Campers will also have the opportunity to work in one of the computer labs and create a book of original stories.. There will be many more topics to explore and all learning in the 'guise of fun!

*Break – July 1 – 5*

Renaissance Child Imagination Station ***New

July 8 – July 13 Ages 6 – 12


This camp is the place to come to let your imagination run wild and dream big dreams! Everyone has a story to tell, the campers will be encouraged to tell, write and illustrate theirs They will be able to participate in group activities that will develop creative drama techniques and stretch their imaginations. The campers will have the opportunity to write their stories in the computer lab. They will make puppets and masks to help bring their tale to life. The campers will also participate in some of the Renaissance Camp's crazy science experiments, it takes a big dreamer to become a "mad" scientist! The week will culminate with the campers' presentation of their puppet shows and stories to their families and friends.

Science and Engineering Camp

July 22 – 26 Ages 11 – 15

Participants in this camp will explore the fields of physics and engineering by taking part in a variety of hands- on and interactive projects. Some of the projects will include building and launch their own hydro rocket and designing roller coasters. They will also have opportunity to work in the robotics lab on campus. The participants will have the opportunity to take a field trip to Wonder Works in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Renaissance Child Construction Zone Camp ***Back by Popular Demand!

July 29 – August 2 Ages 6 - 12

It is time to get your hard hats on; you are truly entering a construction zone! The campers will be designing and building their own contraptions, gizmos, and gadgets from recycled materials. The campers will be introduced to the basic laws of physics and engineering as they explore how things work and what it takes to build a strong structure. The week will culminate with the annual "Renaissance Kid's Trade Show", where the campers will display their creations.

Cost - $180 (Prices are subject to change.)
Multiple camp discount price - $170
ETSU faculty/staff/student discount price - $165

All camps run from 8:00am - 5:00pm.

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For more information, contact the Office of Professional Development.