Around 80-100 students plan to attend Spring Arbor University’s annual science camp from June 24-28. Students will learn about science and related academic areas in fun and creative ways. This year’s focus is on food.
Cougar Science Camp is open to all kids who have completed K – 8th grade. The cost is $135 per camper and is taking place at Spring Arbor University’s Whiteman-Gibbs Science Center from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day.
“We chose the theme of food science this year because everyone loves food,” said camp director Tom Kuntzleman, associate professor of chemistry. “We have developed a few experiments that teach scientific principles through the process of making various food dishes. One of our favorites is using liquid nitrogen to make ‘Dippin Dots’.”
Started in 2005, SAU works closely with local community organizations, teachers at nearby schools, students and the community at large to provide a camp that creates a synergistic learning environment. “A huge part of why we are able to hold a camp that is attended by so many children is that parents, grandparents, and other relatives of campers volunteer their time to help out. We offer significantly reduced tuition to children who are accompanied by a sponsor who works the camp. We also have a number of high school students who are now too old to attend camp, but who want to come back to help out as volunteers,” said Kuntzleman.
This year there are four SAU students who are co-directing the camp with Kuntzleman: Doug Minier, Brock Koppelman, Ashley Cleveland and John Hall. Other current SAU students who will be working as camp counselors are Charles Schaerer, Nathan Ford, Alyssa Castle, Paige Albert, and Jamie Atallah.
For More Information, contact Kuntzleman at 517.750.6558 or visit www.facebook.com/CougarScienceCamp<http://www.facebook.com/CougarScienceCamp>.