August 03 - 07, 2020
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Discovery Science Camp at The Heights School
10400 Seven Locks Rd.
Update on Discovery Science Camp Plans: We are planning on hosting camp the weeks of July 27-31 and August 3-7, and we will have in place the protocols and adjustments needed. These adjustments will include a camper enrollment that is much smaller by design with better than the required ratios of guidance by full time teachers/camp staff, an emphasis on cleanliness, required hand washing routines, considerate distancing, new camper check in procedures, utilization of our large and naturally beautiful campus, and employing ideas for activities like the ones below that can even be done individually (as needed) but that still allow for thematic science learning. We will be adapting procedures and activities depending upon the local health conditions at the time of camp. With a camp enrollment that will be purposefully reduced perhaps as much as 75% over some of our past years, we are hoping this will allow for some excellent opportunities to personalize the time your camper will enjoy so he can still have a hands-on and individualized experience of science. We will be sure to get the boys outside often and help them develop some new interests/hobbies that are thematically related to what we had planned. For example, field trips will need to be thoughtfully reevaluated and perhaps in place of a field trip to NASA, we would offer a Fun with AeroPhysics day complete with model rocket building and real engine launching, quadcopter courses, learning about woodworking and structural building contest, building a tennis ball cannon, the traditional egg drop contest, understanding archery, and perhaps have a pilot join us as a guest speaker. In place of the trip to the Baltimore Aquarium we will offer an involved lesson on sharks and dolphins and examine a real shark. We will substitute field trips creatively as needed with similarly themed activities and adapt using similar safety measures we will offer during the school year. -Andrew Reed, Director and Head of MS