School’s Out, Camp’s In!

Monday, February 18 ($45 members/ $50 non-members)

Registration deadline is February 14th

Grades K-2 Valentine Engineers We’re taking leftover Valentine’s candy, cards, and toys and using them for engineering challenges! Build a tower with marshmallow hearts! Design a love bug with cupcake wrappers! Build conversation heart structures! Launch candy hearts with catapults!

Grades 3-5 Valentine Chemists It’s chemistry- with a Valentine’s Day twist! Create a Valentine’s lava lamp! Erupt fizzing hearts! Melt and form reconstructed heart shaped lollipops! Pour a density love potion and make inflating conversation hearts! Make a batch of chocolate play dough and take it home in empty candy heart boxes! Chemistry has never been so sweet!

Select your child’s grade level to register:

K through 2nd Grade
3rd Grade to 5th Grade

Tuesday, February 19 ($45 members/ $50 non-members)

Registration deadline is February 14th

Grades K-2 STEAMing Cocoa! Today is all about using hot cocoa to complete science, technology, engineering, art and math challenges! Make hot cocoa play dough and slime! Create the perfect cup of hot cocoa! Construct marshmallow launchers and marshmallow towers!

Grades 3- 5 Hot Cocoa CEO’s Calling all future CEOs! Learn the basics of how to start a business as you create a Hot Cocoa Stand! Make the perfect cocoa recipe, design your logo, submit your business proposal and launch your business!

Select your child’s grade level to register:

K through 2nd Grade
3rd Grade to 5th Grade

Friday, March 15 ($45 members/ $50 non-members)

Registration deadline is March 13th

Grades K-2 Pajama Party We’re having a pajama party at the IMAG – with an engineering twist! Use your engineering skills to construct the perfect blanket fort! Build a solar cooker to make s’mores! Design your very own stuffed animal to keep! Campers are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring pillows, blankets and stuffed animals.

Grades 3- 5 Pillow Fight We’re turning sleepovers into STEAM experiments! How far can you launch your stuffed animal in our slingshot? Can you make a fort using blankets and air? What is the perfect ice cream recipe to make with liquid nitrogen? Can you design a screen print logo for our camp for your pillowcase? Campers are encouraged to wear pajamas and bring pillows, blankets and stuffed animals.

Select your child’s grade level to register:

K through 2nd Grade
3rd Grade to 5th Grade

Spring Break!
Monday, March 18 – Friday, 22
 ($175 members/ $225 non-members)

Registration deadline is March 14th

Grades K-2 Weird Science, Jr. Explore the weirder side of science in this one-day camp! Dip your fingers into a Oobleck and then make it dance to music! Play with swimming spaghetti and diving ketchup packets! Use refraction to reverse your drawings and magnets to levitate your pencil! Things will definitely get weird!

Grades 3- 5 Weird Science Get weird with us in this one-day camp! Make marshmallows shrink and expand in a vacuum! Watch a waterproof powder turn into a giant fireball! Remove blue ink from a lab coat with a fire extinguisher! Make bubbles float in mid-air in an aquarium! Discover how weird science can really be!

Select your child’s grade level to register:

K through 2nd Grade
3rd Grade to 5th Grade

Spring Break Camp IMAG Scholarship Fund
Deadline to submit is Friday, February 22, 2019

The Camp IMAG Camp Scholarship Fund aims to maximize educational opportunity for all children. The IMAG History & Science Center is committed to supporting our community, especially in the area of STEM Education. The Camp IMAG Scholarship Fund supports families in need by offering tuition assistance for rising 1st to 8th graders to our STEM and history camps. Applications for the need-based scholarships will be submitted to and reviewed by a third-party organization who will determine the award recipients. Each award recipient will receive one week of paid camp tuition (a $225 value), as well as a free Annual Family Membership (a $100 value) to the IMAG History & Science Center for up to 2 adults and 4 children. We are so proud to offer this program and be a part of expanding STEM and history education in our community.

Application Instructions (All portions must be completed and submitted by the due date. Any missing items will disqualify the applicant):

1)  Parent or guardians will need to complete the attached application and submit it to the Director of Awesome, Sara Turner, no Later than Friday, March 1, 2019.

2)  Students will need to submit a one page essay covering the following questions

  • What is it about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and/or history that interests you the most?
  • Why would you like to attend camp IMAG?
  • How would this scholarship benefit you?
  • Parents may transcribe the essay for students Grades 1-2 with this portion and these students may submit a drawing.

3)  Attach a letter of recommendation from a teacher or mentor that address the following:

  • Why is this student deserving of a camp IMAG scholarship?
  • What interests does the student show regarding STEM and/or history?
  • How would this scholarship benefit this student and their future in STEM and/or history?

4)  Parents should provide documentation demonstrating financial need.

5)  Submit application form, essay, recommendation letter, and documentation to:

Mail to : Sara Turner 2000 Cranford Avenue Fort Myers, Florida 33916

Email : sara@theIMAG.org

Recipients of the scholarships will be notified by March 4th, 2019.

SPRING BREAK CAMP SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

PREVIOUS CAMPS

Monday, January 7 – Tuesday, January 8 ($80 members/ $90 non-members)

Grades K-2 Build It!: Dream, design, and build with various materials to explore strength and structures. Will your tower topple or withstand an earthquake? Can you build a house for the three little pigs that can’t be blown down? We’ll build bridges, rockin’ roller coasters, and even explore digital design.

Grades 3- 5 Emerging Engineers: Use the engineering design process to turn ideas into working inventions in the material wonderland that will be our camp makerspace. From low-tech to high-tech and everything in between, you’ll enjoy letting your creative juices flow. Construct in the classroom and then apply your skills to build virtual worlds for your friends to explore.

Wednesday, January 2 – Friday, January 4 ($120 members/ $135 non-members)

Grades K-2 Glow Artists: Get ready to glow in the dark! Paint colorful paintings that have hidden glow in the dark images! Create water bracelets that glow under black lights! You will even make your own glow in the dark chalk, play dough, and play sand then use it in our black light illuminated theater!

Grades 3- 5 Glow Scientists: Learn about the difference between bioluminescence, fluorescence, phosphorescence, and chemiluminescence through hands-on science experiments as you make things glow in the dark! Erupt glow in the dark Mentos fountains! Crack open glow sticks and make glowing solutions! Make glow in the dark lava lamps, slime and more!

Wednesday, December 26 – Friday December 28 ($120 members/ $135 non-members)

Grades K-2 Tails and Scales Learn about our animal ambassadors through hands-on art and science activities, special Meet the Keeper sessions, and Live Animal Encounters.

Grades 3-5 Jr. Animal Keepers Assist our animal keepers with daily animal care tasks. Get up close and personal with our animal ambassadors through specialized Meet the Keeper sessions and Live Animal Encounters. Learn more about our animal ambassadors through hands-on activities in the classroom.

Friday, November 23 ($45 members/ $50 non-members)

Grades K-2 Flip, Flop, and Fly: Become a toy engineer and design different toys that will fly, launch, hover, and more. Ride our hovercraft and then design your own mini hovercrafts. Make a balloon helicopter that spins through the air. Construct a paper airplane slingshot to send your airplanes flying further than ever before! Test and revise your new inventions to make them flip and fly instead of flopping! ***

Grades 3-5 Launch It! Combine engineering and science skills as you build contraptions to launch your airplanes, rockets, and catapults higher, further and faster than ever before! Build a motorized launcher that will send your paper airplanes zipping across a room! Use an air compressor to launch water rockets high into the sky! ***

*** Wednesday and Friday will be the same themes but projects will be completed and taken home each day.

Wednesday, November 21 ($45 members/ $50 non-members)

Grades K-2 Flip, Flop, and Fly: Become a toy engineer and design different toys that will fly, launch, hover, and more. Ride our hovercraft and then design your own mini hovercrafts. Make a balloon helicopter that spins through the air. Construct a paper airplane slingshot to send your airplanes flying further than ever before! Test and revise your new inventions to make them flip and fly instead of flopping! ***

Grades 3-5 Launch It! Combine engineering and science skills as you build contraptions to launch your airplanes, rockets, and catapults higher, further and faster than ever before! Build a motorized launcher that will send your paper airplanes zipping across a room! Use an air compressor to launch water rockets high into the sky! ***

*** Wednesday and Friday will be the same themes but projects will be completed and taken home each day.

Monday, October 15 ($45 members/ $50 non-members)

Grades K-2 Spooktacular Science: Spend the day playing with ooey gooey ectoplasm, making bats dance using static electricity, building structures with Halloween candy, bringing gummy Frankenworms to life, and other spooktacular science activities! **

Grades 3-5 Creepy Chemists: Enter The IMAG’s mad science lab and explore the creepy side of chemistry! Carve Jack O’ Lanterns and then make them ooze, burn with green fire and even explode! Brew bubbling cauldrons, boo bubbles and more using dry ice! Make ghosts expand, dance and launch! Don’t forget to perfect your evil mad scientist laugh! **

** Campers are encouraged to wear appropriate costumes for this camp!

Monday, September 10 ($40 members/ $50 non-members)

Grades K-2 Jr. Astronaut Academy: Take a quick trip into space as you launch rockets, taste test astronaut snacks, complete an astronaut training course, learn about our solar system, and more!

Grades 3-5 Space Cadets: Explore the physics and engineering behind space travel and exploration while launching Alka Seltzer and water rockets, building rovers, designing a recycled space station, creating a space shuttle model and more!