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Mad Science® Summer Camp for Ages 7-12 is Aug. 6-10
POSTED: 07/18/2007
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® Earth Awareness, Mad Messages, Nature, the Science of Sports, and Space Day. Each of the five topics mentioned in the camp's name will be the subject of a day's activities.

In Earth Awareness, participants will discover how science will help us protect our planet and understand the basics of water pollution and solar energy. Campers will become detectives in Mad Messages and use their observational skills and create their own code ‘crackers’ for sending secret messages. Nature combines science exploration with the animal kingdom, where participants will learn about life cycles, animal habits, and even play a nature scavenger hunt. The Science of Sports explores how Newton helps us learn why we move the way we do, and how we may improve the games we play. In Space Day, campers discover how astronauts live and work in space, and deal with the sun, moon, stars, and gravity in a Mad Science space mission. 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, Aug. 6, through Friday, Aug. 10, 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.

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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