The popular “Doc Gizmo” will return to the SCORE science camps this summer as one of the guest presenters.
He and his Science Theatre will be returning for a third year to SCORE, which stands for Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences.
He will be part of the Family Night activities Wednesday, June 15, which will be free and open to the public.
Doc Gizmo, who is Phil Arnold of Wichita, Kan., will also be teaching small group sessions to first and second graders on June 13-14, and to grade 3-4 youths on June 16-17.
In addition, he will present his Science Theatre programs to all grade 1-6 students on Wednesday and Thursday, June 15-16. These programs will also be open to the public.
Doc Gizmo has given science assemblies the past 10 years to more than 193,000 students in Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri and other central U.S. states.
His Science Theatre provides demonstrations and science activities in a wide range of topics in chemistry, physics, math, astronomy and the natural sciences, and is popular for making science “come alive.”
He has performed several years in Silver Dollar City during its Spring Break Family Days.
Registration for S.C.O.R.E. is now open. Parents may register their child online at scorecamp.com or mail the application from the brochure.
Brochures are available at area schools, online, from local area business supporters or email Director Marla Smith at
Each child in the URNRD district has been given a brochure. Parents should register children for the grade they are presently in for the 2010-2011 school year.
Dates for S.C.O.R.E.: 1-2 Grades, June 13, 14, 15; 3-4 Grades, June 15, 16, 17; 5-6 Grades, June 14, 15, 16.
Camp times for all camps is: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Students and volunteers must provide their own sack lunch.
Camps Sites: Grades 1-4 will spend two or the three days at Cox’s Ponds and one day at CCS; Grades 5-6 will spend two days at Swinging Bridge Ranch and one day at CCS.
Anyone wishing to support a student or provide a scholarship for a child to attend S.C.O.R.E., may contact Smith or Kim Spady. Cost of the camp for students in Chase, Dundy and Perkins Counties is $100. For non-residents it is $120.
To volunteer (around 500 volunteers are used for the week), contact Lynn Luhrs. There are many opportunities to help and enjoy S.C.O.R.E. while volunteering.
To help provide snacks, (it takes 30 to 40 dozen snacks per day, about 2,250 snacks for the whole week), contact Charlesa Kline.