School’s Out, Camp’s In!

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.

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Spring Break!
Monday, March 18 – Friday, March 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:

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.

Friday, April 19 ($45 members/ $50 non-members)

Registration deadline is April 16th

Grades K-2 Egg-cellent Science Hundreds of plastic eggs + science = FUN! Erupt fizzing surprise eggs! Build an egg tower! Go on a crayon resist egg hunt! Make a plastic egg catapult! We’ll create all kinds of science experiments with plastic eggs!

Grades 3- 5 Egg-citing STEM How many ways can we use plastic and real eggs for STEM experiments? We’ll find out in this egg-citing camp! We’ll launch plastic egg rockets, design egg parachutes, construct PVC pipe egg launchers & slingshots, and more!

Select your child’s grade level to register:

Monday, April 22 ($45 members/ $50 non-members)

Registration deadline is April 18th

Grades K-2 Splish Splash Use fresh and salt water to learn about density. Explore the different states of matter with a fun water trick. Then spend the afternoon exploring physics as you launch water balloons with giant slingshots, construct a waterfall maze, test out a marble run water slide, and other fun, and wet, games! Don’t forget your swimsuit and a towel!

Grades 3- 5 Frozen! Elsa will NOT be making an appearance in this camp – but our Education Director, Sara, will and she is so much COOLER! Spend a day exploring the super cool properties of dry ice and liquid nitrogen with her! Compare dry ice and liquid nitrogen bubble eruptions! Make a dry ice rainbow and then erupt a nitrogen rainbow! Make root beer floats using dry ice root beer and nitrogen ice cream! This camp will definitely be COOL!

Select your child’s grade level to register:

Monday, May 27 ($45 members/ $50 non-members)

Registration deadline is May 23rd

Grades K-2 Edible Science Science has never been so tasty! Turn pudding into a soil layers model, make a fruit-o-saurus, transform Starburst candy into a tasty rock cycle, create a walking rainbow with Skittles, and more!

Grades 3- 5 Snack Sized Science Turn your snacks into fun, messy and even explosive science experiments! Launch a Pringles Can like a rocket! Learn how your eyes work using Jell-O Laser optics! Make a single serving Jell-O Volcano! Discover what happens when you dunk a soda can in a strong acid! Turn sugar cubes into a rainbow of different colored flames!

Select your child’s grade level to register:

Friday, May 31 ($45 members/ $50 non-members)

Registration deadline is May 28th

Grades K-2 End of School Bash! Celebrate the end of the school year at The IMAG by transforming your school supplies into science experiments! Build towers with index cards! Use pencils to puncture leak-proof bags and launch rockets! Melt old crayons to make rainbow crayons and sun catchers! Then celebrate the beginning of summer with a Popsicle party outside!

Grades 3- 5 End of School Bash! Celebrate the end of the school year at The IMAG by transforming your school supplies into science experiments! Turn notebook paper into gliders! Use pencils to build bridges, conduct electricity, and construct catapults! Then celebrate the beginning of summer with a Popsicle party outside!

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PREVIOUS CAMPS

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!

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

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!

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!