Summer Science Camp 2017

Monday, June 19, 2017 to Thursday, June 22, 2017

ATTENTION: Camp has been cancelled due to low enrollment.


Camp Dates/Times

June 19–22, 2017 

12:30-5:30 p.m. Mon.–Wed.; 12:30–7 p.m. Thursday

Four days of science fun!

Open to students who have finished grades 6–8.

Planned Activities:

  • Mentos® cars
  • Chemistry of art
  • Amazing cells
  • Insect collecting
  • Math games
  • Blowing things up!
  • And much more!

Math plus chemistry, physics, and biology experiments!

Thursday will include a picnic supper for campers and their families and an awards ceremony.

Cost and Registration

$150 for the first child in each family

$120 for each additional child

Registration deadline extended to June 2, 2017


Camp Director

Eric Theiste enjoys turning stuff into other stuff, especially if it changes color, smells a lot, ignites, and/or is best done outdoors. He is usually found either in the chemistry lab or outside doing some combination of the above.

Camp Administrator

Glenda Bossow received a chemistry set as a Christmas gift when she was five. She’s been blowing things up ever since, usually on purpose, but now she knows why they blow up. She spends many hours in the lab each week, helping chemistry students learn why, too.

Camp Instructors

Chad Heins has had a love of flying things since he was a kid. His students can often be seen chasing dragonflies and swinging nets at butterflies as part of their insect collections in the fall. If it’s creepy and crawly, he thinks it’s cool! 

Doyle Holbird is mainly interested in cellular things. No, not cell phones…animal cells, plant cells and bacterial cells are the things he is interested in. How the body and its tiny little parts work are what is amazing to him.

Ashley Rand is a mathematics gamer. She loves the challenge of learning new games and discovering the winning strategies. Puzzles, logic games and mathematics; Ashley loves spending time in the intersection of the three!

Eric Woller is glad to be back playing in the chemistry lab. He created a Chemistry of Art course at Bethany and now raises chickens so that he can make paint from their eggs. 

Carl Bloedel has many years of experience teaching young people. He especially loves teaching basic physical sciences—simple machines, light, sound, and more. Geometric puzzles are another of his favorites and he has lots of ‘em.