Mad Inventors Camp
Ages6-8 years 9-12 years
Join Mad Science at the Brentwood Parks and Recreation for a week pack with invention-mania! Each day you’ll be given a series of challenges which must be overcome using basic materials, simple machines, tips from world famous inventors and the most important thing of all – your mind. With a little bit of ingenuity you’ll construct catapults and forts and then lay siege, fabricate a winning Egg Drop design, construct a dancing robot and assemble a working light saber to take home.
Day 1: Rock, Paper, Scissors
It is the middle ages and your “army” is under siege. All you have at your disposal is paper, scissors and … duct tape. What will you do? How will you defend your castle? How will you take the battle to their castle to vanquish your foes?
Day 2: Wild Blue Yonder
It took the world 100 years to go from traveling by horse and buggy to landing on the moon. You're smart - you'll do it in a day! Learn to fly gliders, planes, jets and rockets. Will you be the camp's Top Gun?
Day 3: Shipwrecked!
If you were stranded on a desert island how would you survive? Well, on this day we will find out. You will need to build shelter, find food and water, protect yourself and your teammates from the elements and find a way off the island – or die trying (not really).
Day 4: Whiz Kidz
Did you know that an accident can become a great invention or that kids have created some of the gadgets we use every day? With materials that look a lot like, well ... junk - you'll be put to the test! Will you be the next Jimmy Neutron?
Day 5: Science Fiction. Science Fact
Journey to the future and examine the ultramodern inventions of the 23rd century. Then design the future - today. "Create" light sabers, hovercraft, and jet packs.