Gallons of green glowing liquids; strange objects flying through the air; messages written in secret code; autonomous robots; mystery substances that change from solid to liquid in seconds.... Is this a fictional account of a visit to another planet? No . . . it's a Mad Science Summer Camp! Our camps are truly unique experiences for children. We have been keeping Maine children engaged and entertained in the summer time for 14 years.
The Mad Science mission is to spark the imagination and curiosity of children in Maine by providing them with fun, entertaining and educational activities that instill a clear understanding of what science is really about and how it affects the world around us. We have created unique summer day camps that give children the opportunity to “DO” science. Let's face it, science is more than facts and formulas, it is meant to be experienced. Our summer science camps are guaranteed to engage and expand your child's mind, as well as offer them a big dose of fun! Whether you're looking for a fun activity for your kids, or you need childcare options, our summer camps provide both, in an engaging and exciting format.
Our primary objective is to boost children's science proficiency and cultivate a budding love for science, all the while having fun. We aspire to create an environment that is in every way safe, where encouragement, laughter and fun are the standard. How do kids learn, have fun, and stay actively engaged in our camps? One of our core objectives is to make sure your child has fun. This objective guides our curriculum, is emphasized when we hire and train our teachers, and is central to our programming. We hold steadfast to the belief that kids learn best when they are having fun. How do we make science fun? These are our main ingredients: interactive demonstrations, equipment that is the best in the field of elementary education, hands-on individual & group activities, problem solving group work, unique take home projects, active learning games, and outside activities to give children a chance to enjoy our beautiful summers.
We offer 8 different camp themes throughout the summer: Super Duper Science Sampler, Brixology & Engineering, Robot Recruit, Spy Academy, Eureka! The Inventors Camp, Reactions in Action Chemistry Camp, My First Lab Preschool Camp, and our brand new Mini Maker Camp! All camp topics are updated annually to make sure we are giving children the most innovative tools necessary to embark upon scientific discovery in a camp setting. Let’s take a sneak glimpse into what a day of Mad Science Camp might look like! Through the implementation of interactive demonstrations, children will learn how rocket propulsion thrusts rockets many feet above treeline or how chemical reactions can shoot a column of foam into the air. Through group work, children will experiment with programmable robots, make life saving inventions, and build a wind tunnel to test various flying devices. Through hands on projects, children may explore the technology that is used to design and build robots, fiber optics, and security devices. Do you still not have an appropriate glimpse into the Mad Science Camp Experience? Click on our video to the left to see all the cool stuff that happens in a Mad Science Camp!