STEM, Math, Science, Ocean Adventures

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A Crazy Combination - Art Meet Science

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true arts and science.
~ Albert Einstein

Join us for a fun-filled week of hands-on, minds-on activities that combine science with music and art. Begin each day singing and playing musical instruments, while learning the science concepts of sound, matter, life, water cycle and more. Then, explore and apply your knowledge through hands-on science experiments, as well as creative art projects.

XCHLC 225, $319
8/6 – 8/10, 9am-2 pm, Grades 2-3


Sizzling Science Sampler

Become an earth scientist, a life scientist and a physical scientist as you explore the mysteries and wonders of science through active participation in exciting, fun-filled, hands-on lab activities.

XCHLC 277, $319
8/13- 8/17, 9am-2 pm, Grades 2-3


21st Century STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering And Math) - Part 1

Science is about discovery; engineering is about creating solutions. Become an architect, engineer, technician and construction worker using technology skills to solve problems. Age-appropriate designs may include: Egg Drop Survival, Soda Can Racers, boat, bridge, catapult and flying gizmo designs. Interactive, hands-on computer lab challenges help to round out this powerful experience.

XCHLC 071, $319
Section 1: 7/9 - 7/13, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 2-3
Section 2: 7/16 - 7/20, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 4-6


Continue 21st Century STEM - Part 2

See 21st Century STEM; new activities, new learning adventures. May be taken independent of Part 1.

XCHLC 226, $319
Section 1: 7/23 – 7/27, 9am-2 pm, Grades 4-6
Section 2: 7/30 – 8/3, 9am-2 pm, Grades 2-3


CODE! A Smart Start To Computer Science Basics

A creative environment for learning basic coding and computer science uses a mix of online activities and “unplugged” hands-on activities. This camp nurtures creativity, problem solving, collaboration, and logic through tutorials like Star Wars, Minecraft, and more. Every camper will have access to all the online computer activities outside the classroom during and after the completion of camp.

XCHLC 268, $319
Section 1: 7/9 – 7/13, 9am-2pm, Grades 4-6
Section 2: 7/23 – 7/27, 9am-2pm, Grades 2-3


Engineering Explorations

As an engineer you will learn physical science concepts and use them as you design, construct, test and analyze results. Then, you will reconstruct, retest and reanalyze results to determine whether design modifications were effective. Design and construction competitions may include bridges, roller coasters and amusement park rides, electric circuits, rockets and space vehicles, energy efficient buildings and interactive computer challenges.

XCHLC 089
Section 1: 7/2 - 7/6, 9am-2 pm, $255 (4-day camp), Grades 2-3
Section 2: 7/30 – 8/3, 9am- 2 pm, Grades 4-6


Science Sleuths

Become a science detective as you explore the many facets of the science world. This week is packed with fun-filled, hands-on, minds-on science activities, as you learn about being a CSI, paleontologist, oceanographer, astronaut, chemist or biologist. Investigate a murder mystery, the properties of slime, Mysterious Yuk, mystery powders, pollution and more.

XCHLC 201
Section 1: 6/25 – 6/29, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 2-3, $319
Section 2: 7/2 - 7/6, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 4-6, $255 (4 day camp)


Journey To Veterinary Careers

Love animals? Discover the many career opportunities our furry friends provide. Learn what veterinary professionals do in their exciting careers and the educational requirements for each exciting career with animals! Guest presenters include veterinarians, veterinary technicians and assistants, veterinary practice managers, veterinary educators, veterinary sales representative, canine police officers, zookeeper, animal control officer, lab animal research and the staff from The Seeing Eye! Program includes two days of field trips: Zoom Room in Tinton Falls, a tour of the Monmouth County SPCA, and a full day at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls for an up-close look at veterinary medicine in action. Camp concludes with a hands-on pet first aid workshop on a canine mannequin!

XCHLC 126, $319
7/30 - 8/3, 9am-2 pm, Grades 6-9


Mathtastic – Mathematical Puzzles and More!

Where young mathematicians use their math skills to solve challenging puzzles and learn about topics
like fractals, the Tower of Hanoi and math computer games! Developed by college faculty members to
spark fun and enthusiasm and demonstrate to young student how much fun math can be.

XCHLC 229, $319
8/13 - 8/17, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 3-5


Ocean Adventures

From collecting sea creatures in Sandy Hook Bay, hunting for fossils from the ocean’s past, to exploring our changing coastal environments, lighthouses, historic Fort Hancock and more, join us for 5 days of discovery at our Jersey seashore. Our daily Ocean Adventure field trips and activities are so much fun it will be hard to believe that you’re learning. Science, history, weather and the ocean will never look the same after you’ve gained a mariner’s point of view.

XCHLC 025, $319 (bus included)
Section 1: 7/30 -8/3, 9am-2 pm, Grades 4-7
Section 2: 8/13 -8/17, 9am-2 pm, Grades 4-7


NEW! Wilderness Survival Camp

Learn to become comfortable in the outdoors by developing basic short term wilderness survival skills. We’ll master practical skills like map, trail and compass reading, making your own water filter and shelter, and assessing weather conditions. Begin the week with on-campus exploration, the remaining four days will be spent on Sandy Hook and will include animal tracking, wildlife observation and survival tool use and techniques. Fun with a purpose!

XCHLC 300, $319 (bus included)
8/6 - 8/10, 9am – 2pm, Grades 5-8


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