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Summer Camps & Programs

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  • DAUPHIN ISLAND SEA LAB

    Location: 101 Bienville Blvd., Dauphin Island
    Program: Summer Educational Programs

    • Oceans Alive for ages 5-8. June 8, June 29, July 6, July 20. This is a half-day adventure for young children with their parents/grandparents that combines a beach walk adventure with an exploration of marine animals to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Alabama coast. Cost of $35 includes snack.

    • Treasure Hunters for ages 9-11. June 15 and July 13. Kids use GPS technology to hunt for buried treasure as they explore historically and ecologically important sites on Dauphin Island. Bring a lunch and water bottle. Cost of $50 includes snacks.

    • Art-Sea Discovery for ages 8-13. June 22 and July 27. Campers will spend the morning exploring the beaches and maritime forests of Dauphin Island creating a nature journal. After lunch, campers express their visions of barrier island life using a variety of media. Bring a lunch and water bottle. Cost of $50 includes lunch and art supplies.

    • Gulf Island Journey for grades 7-9. June 3-8, June 10-15, July 8-13, July 22-27. Activities include a trawling expedition aboard the Sea Lab's research vessel Alabama Discovery; exploring the salt marshes of Dauphin Island; bird-watching on nearby Sand Island; and setting up your own saltwater aquarium. Enrollment is limited to 30 participants in this five-night program. Cost of $550 includes meals and housing.

    • High School Summer Course for grades 10-12. June 17-July 13. This intensive month-long exploration of marine science introduces the student to the marine environment through classroom lecture, laboratory and field activities, and includes boat trips and an overnight snorkeling trip to seagrass beds. Students live on campus and participate in over 150 hours of supervised academic activities. This class is approved by the Alabama State Department of Education, which recommends that local school systems grant participating students credit toward an advanced or standard high school diploma. Cost of $2,050 includes meals and housing. Visit www.disl.org for scholarship availability.

    • Barrier Island Explorer for grades 5-6. June 10-13, June 24-27, July 29-Aug. 1. Go trawling aboard the Sea Lab's research vessel the Alabama Discovery; get wet at the beaches and marshes of Dauphin Island; go swimming; tie-dye the camp T-shirt; and participate in fun group activities. This three-night camp is limited to 15 participants. Cost of $360 includes meals and housing.

    Information: www.disl.org or call 251-861-2141.

  • EXPLOREUM SCIENCE CENTER

    Location: 65 Government St., Mobile

    • All-Star Sports: June 11-15. Camp provides athletes of all ages the perfect opportunity to show off competitive skills and take a close look at what goes into making a great athlete.

    • Art Academy: June 18-22. Campers of all ages will have a chance to delve into the world of arts by exploring the science behind art. Performance, drama and painting are a few of the topics students will enjoy.

    • Science, Technology and Engineering for grades 6-12. June 13-17. Campers will get an introduction to technology and engineering. They'll use cutting-edge software to create engineered art plus have access to the 3D printer to print a working prototype of their original designs.

    • Flight Academy by Airbus: June 25-29. This one-of-a-kind adventure for grades 6-12 is back. Come explore the scientific principles of flight, uncover the engineering secrets of modern flight craft and sit in the pilot's seat during a real flying lesson.

    • Engineering Challenge Camp: July 9-13. Campers in grades 3-12 will have an opportunity to enhance their skills in teamwork by building air racers, rockets and more. Each participant will have the chance to contribute a particular skill set while creating a new masterpiece to test with their peers.

    • Natural Wonders: July 16-20. This camp explores some of the most intriguing phenomena the world has to offer. Weather occurrences like tornadoes and hurricanes will be explored by campers of all ages.

    • Crime Scene Investigation: July 23-27. Campers will learn the science of fingerprinting, hair analysis and more as they explore the intriguing line of forensics work.

    Information: Students in PreK4-grade 2 have camp on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; grades 3-12 have camp Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cost for students in PreK4-grade 2 is $80/members, $100/non-members; grades 3-12 is $140/members, $170/non-members. The Flight Academy Camp cost is $232/members, $290/non-members. Visit www.exploreum.com.

  • GOVERNMENT STREET BAPTIST CHURCH

    Program: Summer Piano Camps

    Location: 3401 Government Blvd., Mobile

    • Star Wars Piano Adventure, May 29-June 1, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

    Information: For grades 1-4. Children will learn how to play the theme from Star Wars and how to create their own musical composition. Camp includes games, music theory, keyboards, costumes and snacks.

    • Princess Piano Camp, June 11-15, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

    Information: For grades 1-4. All princesses will learn the basic piano skills and will perform them at the closing ball. Camp includes games, music theory, keyboards, costumes and snacks.

    • Harry Potter Piano Camp, July 30-Aug. 3, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

    Information: For grades 4-8. Students will learn the themes from Harry Potter movies; they will learn to conduct with wands, play rhythms and create a composition. This is recommended for students with at least one year's piano experience. Camp includes games, music theory, keyboards, costumes and snacks.

    • Summer 2012 Rock Band Camp July 23-27; 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    Information: Each student will be placed in a band and will learn songs from the recent decades of rock music. Students will rehearse with a group, gain experience on their instrument, study rock music history, explore music theory and perform in a live concert. Musicians Daniel G. Driskell and Walter Cazalas will lead rock band camp. Information: 251-454-6591

     


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