This camp is entirely project based, hands-on learning. Here is what you can expect:
Project #1: Build your own hydroponic mini-garden. Skills: hydroponics knowledge, 3D printing knowledge, design and building.
Project #2: Photosynthesis and plant respiration science experiments. Skills: biological science knowledge, using the scientific method.
Project #3: DIY solar oven. We'll dry herbs and make S'MORES (of course!). Skills: Thermal science knowledge, design and building.
Project #4: Design and 3D print a plant pot and wire a moisture meter. Add a plant and take it home! Skills: 3D printing design, electrical engineering.
Project #5: Important animals: Which animals help the earth? AND owl pellet dissection!
Project #6: Exploring solar power. Experiments using our solar panel system.
A little about what we do:
Our camps provide real engineering, science, and tech knowledge while students engage in all hands-on learning. We keep the class size small with two teachers in order to provide as much individual attention and learning as possible. Please feel free to contact Sarah anytime with questions: 724-243-2463
Q: Where is camp located?
A: In our own building at 407 Northgate Drive in Warrendale, PA 15090. Our building is air conditioned and we spend 95% of our time indoors with a few quick trips outside for the messier projects.
Q: What should we bring to camp?
A. Please bring a lunch and a water bottle (or other drink). If we have a child in camp with an airborne food allergy, we may call you to request that you not pack certain items. Your child may bring their cell phone to camp, but we will ask that they leave it in their cubby while we are learning.
Q: Who will be my child's teachers?
A: Sarah Ezolt and Nicolai Ezolt will be your child's teachers for every day of every camp this summer. We are always happy to talk to you before camp and answer any questions you may have.
Q: What if my child has an allergy, special needs, etc?
A: When you call to register, we will discuss your child's specific learning and health needs. Sarah is a mom of three children and has a lot of experience with all types of needs. We want your child to be as safe and happy as possible so that they can learn and enjoy camp.
Q: Do I need to walk my child into camp every morning? Do I need to come in to pick up my child after camp?
A: Please walk your child into camp on Monday morning so you can sign paperwork. After Monday, you may send your child into the building anytime between 8:50am-9am. Please come in to the building at pickup time. Camp ends at 1pm and you may pick up anytime between 1pm-1:10pm.
Q: What is your cancellation policy?
A: You can cancel for a full refund before May 15th. After May 15th, you can cancel for a 50% refund. No refunds after the first day of camp.
Q: How do I register?
A: We do registration over the phone. Please call Sarah at 724-243-2463 for all questions and registration.
Q. What forms of payment do you take?
A. You can pay for camp using credit card or check.
Q: Do you have a scholarship application?
A: Yes! We offer limited financial need based scholarships. Please call to inquire.
Q: Do you have a waiting list?
A: Yes. Because we keep our camp sizes small, they fill quickly. If camp is full we are able to add you to our waiting list. If we have a cancellation or if we open a new week of camp, we will call you.