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CULSOC Summer Science Camps 2018

Join us for hands-on, action-packed, thought-provoking science camps on the Clemson University campus. All camps will meet in room G-30, Jordan Hall and will be taught by professor Victoria Corbin and other CULSOC personnel. Enrollment is limited to 16 participants in each camp.

Running a summer youth program of your own? CULSOC will continue to provide half-day laboratory field trips over the summer.   See clemson.edu/culsoc/labs/ for lab descriptions and details.

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Day Camp REGISTRATION

Use the registration link above to register for all DAY camps.  To register for the RESIDENTIAL camps, click here.

Once you register and pay online for a CULSOC day camp, you will immediately receive a receipt via the email address you provided during registration.  Please save the receipt. A few weeks before the day camp begins, you will receive a detailed email containing all camp logistics and any necessary forms that need to be completed in advance.  If you do not receive this logistics email, please contact Katherine Freeman, CULSOC Instructor and Lab Technician, krfreem@g.clemson.edu864-553-0129.

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  • Crime Scene Investigation: Clemson! (day camp for rising 5th-7th graders)

    • Investigate the scene of a crime to determine what happened and how.
    • Learn how your senses take in information—and sometimes fool you.
    • Identify criminals and victims using DNA, fingerprints, blood, and other tools of forensic sciences.
    • Note: this camp is similar, but not identical, to last year’s camp.

    This camp is FULL.  To join a waiting list, send your name and email to foulk@clemson.edu

    June 18-20, 9:00 am-12:15 pm

    Cost: $140 

    All camps will be held in room G-30, Jordan Hall on the Clemson University campus.  Camps will be taught by Professor Victoria Corbin and other CULSOC personnel. The exact content of the camps is subject to change.

  • Potions 101 (day camp for rising 5th-7th graders)

    • Make potions and learn their chemical properties!
    • Diagnose our sick dragon and research cures!
    • Discover the chemical differences between safe and poisonous substances.
    • Determine why the same substance can kill some creatures and not others.

    This camp is FULL.  To join a waiting list, send your name and email to foulk@clemson.edu

    July 16-18, 9:00 am-12:15 pm 

    Cost: $140 

    All camps will be held in room G-30, Jordan Hall on the Clemson University campus.  Camps will be taught by Professor Victoria Corbin and other CULSOC personnel. The exact content of the camps is subject to change.

  • Engineering & Design Adventures (day camp for rising 6th-8th graders) 

    • Research, design, and build cool machines to propel our hero and heroine safely over obstacles.
    • Learn how everyday items work (e.g., circuits, robots, & catapults).
    • Learn and apply basic engineering principals to solve fascinating problems!

    This camp is FULL.  To join a waiting list, send your name and email to foulk@clemson.edu

    June 11- 14 from 9:00 am- 12:15 pm

    Cost: $190

    All camps will be held in room G-30, Jordan Hall on the Clemson University campus. Camps will be taught by Professor Victoria Corbin and other CULSOC personnel. The exact content of the camps is subject to change.

  • Biotechnology, Health and Society (RESIDENTIAL camp for rising 10th-12th graders)

    •  Analyze your DNA and use the results to predict your traits or vice versa!
    •  Use DNA evidence to identify criminals and exonerate the falsely accused.
    •  Genetically modify bacteria to make them glow in the dark!  Explore how genetically modified organisms are used to make pharmaceuticals and other products.
    •  Use bioinformatics to probe DNA databases to identify normal and defective genes.
    •  Explore the nervous system and discover how injury and disease can wreak havoc on our brains.

    This camp is offered through the Clemson Summer Scholars Program.  Students will be housed in gender-segregated dorms, eat in the campus cafeteria, and be supervised by counselors through the Pre-Collegiate Programs Office of Clemson University.   Outside of lab, students will participate in social events on the Clemson University campus, e.g. swimming, bowling, cookouts, etc...   Airport transportation to and from the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport is available for an extra $100 fee each way.

    Dates: July 8-14

    Cost is $950 before April 1, $1100 after April 1.

    We cannot accept commuter campers for this session.

    TO ENROLL for this camp, see clemson.edu/summer/summer-science/index.html. The residential camps have different registration procedures than our day camps.

    All camps will be held in room G-30, Jordan Hall on the Clemson University campus. Enrollment will cap at 16 campers. Camps will be taught by Professor Victoria Corbin and other CULSOC personnel. The exact content of the camps is subject to change.

  • Public Health: Outbreak! (RESIDENTIAL camp for rising 10th-12th graders)

    •  Solve the case of the poisoned picnic!
    •  Map the origins of the Ebola epidemic.
    •  Design procedures to contain a biological warfare attack.
    •  Talk to a public health official!
    •  Evaluate: is our environment making us sick—or vice versa? 

    This camp is offered through the Clemson Summer Scholars Program.  Students will be housed in gender-segregated dorms, eat in the campus cafeteria, and be supervised by counselors through the Pre-Collegiate Programs Office of Clemson University.   Outside of lab, students will participate in social events on the Clemson University campus, e.g. swimming, bowling, cookouts, etc...   Airport transportation to and from the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport is available for an extra $100 fee each way.

    Dates: June 24-30

    Cost is $950 before April 1, $1100 after April 1.

    We cannot accept commuter campers for this session.

    TO ENROLL for this camp, see clemson.edu/summer/summer-science/index.html. The residential camps have different registration procedures than our day camps.

    All camps will be held in room G-30, Jordan Hall on the Clemson University campus. Enrollment will cap at 16 campers. Camps will be taught by Professor Victoria Corbin and other CULSOC personnel. The exact content of the camps is subject to change.