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Challenger Sessions (ages 8-12)

Each week of Challenger Summer Fun includes one off-campus field trip or in-house guest presentation

Legos – Session 1 – June 23-27

Through one of our more popular programs, the children explore the wonderful world of Legos. Not only do they have access to a mountain of the blocks, they will learn to use the Legos computer program to create robotic pieces.

Exploring Natural Maryland – June 30-July 3 (closed Friday for July 4)

The children will learn about the amazing natural resources that our state has to offer. We will explore the diverse ecosystems that surround us, including the mountains of western Maryland, the Atlantic coastal seashore and the Chesapeake Bay. The week will culminate in a field trip to Poplar Island located in the Chesapeake Bay, the site of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Wetlands Restoration Project.

Weird Science – July 7-11

The children will use the scientific method and ordinary household items to conduct experiments that are anything but ordinary! Topics will include chemistry and physics.

Outdoor Adventures - July 14-18

We will take the week to explore the great outdoors. Participants will learn about camping and outdoor activities, and sample outdoor cuisine such as s’mores and trail mix. We will also learn to use a compass and a topographic map, ending the week with an orienteering field trip.

Safari – July 21-25

The children will learn about animals from all over the world, including aspects such as habitats, migration and camouflage techniques. At the end of the week, we will spend the day at the Maryland Zoo to see many of these animals in action.

Legos – Session 2 – July 28-August 1

Through one of our more popular programs, the children explore the wonderful world of Legos. Not only do they have access to a mountain of the blocks, they will learn to use the Legos computer program to create robotic pieces.

World Bazaar – August 4-8

Each day we will concentrate on the crafts and culinary delicacies of a specific country or culture. We will learn to create art objects using authentic techniques and materials, and will be cooking related regional dishes for our daily snack. We’ll wrap up the session by joining our younger friends for a campus-wide carnival!