By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Close to 300 youths are registered for the June 10-14 SCORE science camps headquartered in Imperial.
On Tuesday, registration chairman Linda Lakey reported 295 youths, separated in the three camps for grades 1-2, 3-4 and 5-6 camps, are confirmed for the camp in two weeks.
Final registration is Monday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Chase County Schools. Parents and their campers can pick up the program/schedule, camp T-shirt, water bottle and lunch cooler.
The grade 1-2 camp is full with the 120 youths registered, but openings still exist for the other two camps. There are 102 youths registered in grade 3-4 camp with another 75 signed up for grade 5-6.
The camps are staggered over three-day periods during the June 10-14 week. Grades 1-2 will meet June 10-12, camp 3-4 on June 12-14 and camp 5-6 from June 11-13.
A this year is the Strategic Air and Space Museum display from Ashland, which is bringing nine instructors and several trailers of exhibits. A balloon launch and open house for the exhibit will be held Monday, June 10, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
The 2013 camp theme is “Try-Science,” with the curriculum to include hands-on activities in life, earth and physical sciences, with emphasis in the earth sciences, Camp Director Marla Smith said.
In addition to sites at Chase County Schools, other camp activities during the week will be held at Champion Lake, Swinging Bridge Ranch and Open Country Adventures.
Camp Director Smith said in addition to a camp nurse on site, there will also be a lifeguard at Champion Lake each day.
Camp cost is $100 per student. More information can be found on the event’s website: www.scorecamp.com