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The South Hadley Recreation Department has partnered with Mad Science of Western New England to bring you four new programs this summer!

Junior Scientist
Who: Ages 4-6 (Pre-K & Kindergarten)
Date: July 22nd - July 26th
Time: 9am-12noon
Where: Plains Elementary School Art Room
Cost: $149 per participant

Preschoolers discover science as they become a Junior Mad Scientists! This camp is a great introduction to science as preschoolers explore the human body and our senses, the science of colors and the way things move. Children become paleontologists by searching for fossils in a mini dinosaur dig. They also take an exciting mission with Mad Science to explore the planets, moons and stars. Junior Scientists continue the science at home with take-home projects related to each subject.

*Please be advised we must meet a minimum number of participants in an age group to run the session. 


Brixology: Engineering with LEGO®
Who: Entering Grades 1-5
Date: August 5th - August 9th
Time: 9am-12noon
Where: Plains Elementary School Art Room
Cost: $149 per participant

Mad Science engineering program with LEGO® Bricks
Brixology sets the foundation for our next generation of makers! Children learn about different types of engineering and then team up to construct a different engineering-themed project using LEGO® bricks. They will build a space station, vehicles, carnival rides, drawing machines, mechanical animals and more. Your future engineer will build upon their creativity to solve real-world design challenges, while developing their problem-solving and team-building skills.


*Please be advised we must meet a minimum number of participants in an age group to run the session. 

Robot Basics
Who: Entering Grades 1-3
Date: August 19th - August 23rd
Time: 9am-12noon
Where: TBA
Cost: $169 per participant

Children will learn the basics of robotics in this program from Mad Science. Children will construct their own age appropriate solar powered robot throughout the week. They will gain a basic knowledge of the science of wheels, simple machines and gears. They will experience different types of robotic devices throughout the program, including line-tracking and sound responsive robots. Robots go home with campers on the last day of the program. All supplies included. Children should be reading at a 1st grade level to participate in this program.


*Please be advised we must meet a minimum number of participants in an age group to run the session. 

Advanced Robots
Who: Entering Grades 4-6
Date: August 19th - August 23rd
Time: 9am-12noon
Where: TBA
Cost: $169 per participant

Delve into the fascinating world of robotics and machines in this week-long program. Children will construct their own age appropriate solar powered robot while gaining a deeper knowledge of the science of circuits, wheels, gears, and sensors. They will experience different types of robotic devices throughout the program, including multiple programmable robots. Robots go home with campers on the last day of the program. All supplies included.

*Please be advised we must meet a minimum number of participants in an age group to run the session. 

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South Hadley, Massachusetts 01075


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