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Mad Science® Summer Camp for Ages 7-12 is July 30-Aug. 3 at Roeland Park Community Center
POSTED: 07/03/2007
A variety of fun subjects will be covered during a week-long Mad Science® summer camp program for youth being offered beginning in late July by the Johnson County Park and Recreation District.

This program is for ages seven to 12. The full name of the camp is: Mad Science® Birds & Beasts, Crazy Chemistry, Junior Engineers, Machine Mania, and Shutterbugs. Each of the five topics mentioned in the camp's name will be the subject of a day's activities. Participants will walk on the wild side for Birds & Beasts to explore owls, birds, and all kinds of bugs. Crazy Chemistry is an incredibly fun lab where campers will mix, mush, and brew chemicals for fantastic take-homes. In Junior Engineers, participants will investigate arches and bridges, build a geodesic dome, and learn about structures. Machine Mania will cover wedges, levers, inclined planes, and show just how useful simple machines can be. In Shutterbugs, participants will learn of a camera and their eyes work as an introduction to photography. Search for the keyword "science" to find this program in the JCPRD's Activities Catalog and online listings.

Mad Science® camp will take place daily from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. from Monday, July 30 through Friday, Aug. 3, at the Roeland Park Community Center, 4843 Rosewood, Roeland Park. Children can be dropped off between 8:30 and 9 a.m. and must be picked up between 3 and 3:30 p.m. Participants should bring sack lunch and a drink. The cost for five six-hour sessions is $235 per person for Johnson County residents or $259 per person for nonresidents.

A second week of Mad Science® camp will take place Aug. 6-10 and will feature all different topics including: Earth Awareness, Mad Messages, Nature, the Science of Sports, and Space Day. This camp is also for ages seven through 12 and will involve the same hours and costs as above.

The JCPRD's ACTIVITIES catalog, with information and a registration form, is available for pick-up at all Johnson County Library branches. For more information or to register, call (913) 831-3359. To register online and for updated program listings, visit the District's website at

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