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CULSOC Summer Science Camps 2017

Join us for hands-on, action-packed, thought-provoking science camps on the Clemson University campus. All classes will be held in room G-26, Jordan Hall.

Running a summer youth program of your own? CULSOC will continue to provide half-day laboratory field trips in the summer 2017! See clemson.edu/culsoc/labs/ for lab descriptions and details.

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DAY CAMP REGISTRATION

Use the above purple registration link to register for all DAY camps.  To register for the Biotechnology, Health and Society RESIDENTIAL camp, 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 a crime scene 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.

    Session 1 meets June 7-9 from 9:00 am- 12:15 pm daily (FULL as of 5/15/17)
    Session 2 meets July 11-13 from 9:00 am to 12:15 pm daily (FULL as of 6/12/17)

    Cost: $100 before April 1; $130 after April 1

    All camps will be held in room G-26, 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.

  • Weird and Wacky Food Science (day camp for rising 5th-7th graders)

    • Discover what make food food! How is food different from other chemicals?
    • Investigate how our bodies sense food and extract its energy.
    • Research weird foods—from bugs to microbes!

    Meets July 18-20 from 9:00 am- 12:15 pm daily (CANCELLED)

    Cost: $100 before April 1; $130 after April 1

    All camps will be held in room G-26, 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) NEW!

    • 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!

    Meets June 13-16 from 9:00 am- 12:15 pm daily (FULL)

    Cost: $130 before April 1; $175 after April 1

    All camps will be held in room G-26, 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 9th-12th graders)

    •  Analyze your DNA and correlate the results with how you taste certain foods.
    •  Learn how DNA evidence is used to identify criminals and to 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.
    •  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: June 25-July 1 (Session Four).  (FULL)

    Cost is $900 before April 1, $1000 after April 1.

    We cannot accept commuter campers for this session.

    TO ENROLL for this camp, see clemson.edu/summer/summer-science/index.html. This is the only CULSOC camp with different registration procedures.

    All camps will be held in room G-26, 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.

  • Cells, DNA and Medicine (will not be offered in summer 2017)