Step 1: Cool Activities
Long before the first excited campers arrive at DS our expert Curriculum Development Team has searched the globe looking for unique building kits, astonishing gadgets & gizmos, and the best toys, with one big purpose; to stimulate young minds. We keep things fresh every year by presenting lots of exciting new activities.
Step 2: Playful Presentations
Pair these world-class, original activities with important science concepts and rich science vocabulary all wrapped up in an engaging, child-friendly presentation designed to help our kids understand the world around them. We make it a camp, not a summer school, that enriches kids through actual doing, not sitting.
Step 3: Great Staff
Hire the most motivated teachers who know how to make it fun and exciting to ask great questions, figure things out, invent, be curious and to play with a purpose in a safe, no pressure place that treasures open minds and the unique differences in all of our children.
Step 4: Life Skills
Train our staff in special techniques, developed by an internationally known camp expert and educator who serves as our training consultant, to reinforce essential character qualities and life skills such as Creativity, Persistence, Confidence, Cooperation & Respect to name just a few.
Step 5: Learning Continues
Campers get to take home their projects, gizmos, gadgets & toys each day, along with a Brain Power Card. These cards give parents great questions to ask the kids about each project. This encourages family communication and puts children in the role of teacher, developing their confidence and pride. At Destination Science we know one of the great secrets of education: We learn things best when we have to explain them to someone else!
So that’s our formula! The only thing missing from our Formula for Success is…YOU!
Step 6: Check Out Our All New 2018 Camp Themes
I appreciated the little blue cards that came home each day telling me all the activities because it enabled us to talk about the day instead of getting “I don’t know” or “I don’t remember.”
I loved that my son got excited each morning to go, that it is run by actual teachers and not HS kids, & that each week has a really cool theme.”