250,000 and still counting
Club SciKidz commenced its journey with Special Effects, its first-ever program which taught campers the science behind Hollywood’s special effects techniques. Upgraded with a Zombie theme and many exciting features, Special Effects is one of the most successful programs introduced by Club SciKidz. As time progressed, Club SciKidz kept advancing its courses technologically and kept adding more age groups and science themes to its programs. To accommodate children in grades 1-2, Club SciKidz specially designed a camp called Young Scientist in 2001. “In 2015, we added Tech Scientific to our name to reflect our new emphasis on technology camps. So now we are Club SciKidz/Tech Scientific,” shares Hagan. Today there are 60 themes with many more in the pipeline, each offering exciting hands-on projects and experiments for kids ages 4-15.
Club SciKidz is committed to demonstrating how science works in the real world. Children from Grades PK-5th can choose from four major themes, By The Sea, Cosmic Cookie Dough, Coding Kaleidoscope, and Robot Rumble. Each theme consists of four components, Science, Technology, Art, and Outdoors. Children from Grades 5-8 can choose from any of the 12 different camps offered by Club SciKidz. Themes include Veterinary Medicine, Young Surgeon, Minecraft, Robotics, Coding and Programming, Quad Copters, Chemistry, Stop Motion Animation. New courses are added yearly. At Club SciKidz, innovation never stops! “This year, 2020, we are creating four STEAM themes for grades PK-K. We will continue to offer our great variety of camps for grades 5-8 in our Tech Scientific category,” adds Hagan. Since 1997, more than 250,000 children have attended one or more of Club SciKidz’s science day camps or school programs.