SCORE registration now open

By Christi Christner

The Imperial Republican

SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) camp registrations are now open. 

Registrations can be made online at www.scorecamp.com or via application forms that can be found at the Imperial library, Imperial city office or The Imperial Republican.

This year’s camp is scheduled for June 12-16 with the registration fee at $110. It is open to first through sixth graders.

Because there is a limited number of how many applicants can participate, parents/guardians are encouraged to register their kids as soon as possible. 

All participants are required to go to final registration day on June 5. Between 7:30 a.m. and 5 p.m., students can pick up their superhero themed t-shirts, lunch cooler, water bottle and schedule. 

This bi-yearly interactive science camp is co-directed by Chris Tomky, Charlesa Kline and Kim Spady.

“It’s amazing to see kids learn and grasp the ideas they are being taught,” said Kline.

SCORE camp is sponsored by the Chase County Schools (CCS) Education Foundation, local businesses, organization, individuals and various grants. 

The grants SCORE received this year included Chase County KENO funds, the Logan Bauman Memorial Foundation, the Upper Republican NRD and an anonymous donor.

A limited number of scholarships are available for applicants. Students must complete an application and present a need. Scholarships are available at the CCS main office.

For more information regarding registration, contact Linda Lakey at llakey@chasecountyschools.org.

This year’s camp will feature Wildlife Encounters, Mad Science Group Inc., C.A.P.O.W (Chemistry and Physics on Wheels) and AmeriHeart & AmeriBrains by Interactive Exhibits.

Depending on the age group, there are certain allotted times to participate and see the many hands-on activities and experiments.

Camp this year will focus on chemistry and physical science. There will also be sessions involving the study of plant, animal, earth, environmental and health sciences.

Every group, in grades 1-6, will start the day off by meeting at CCS. All participants will be gone from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The 1st-2nd graders will attend camp June 13-15, 3rd-4th June 14-16 and 5th-6th graders June 12-15.

 There are several different locations for the camp activities including Champion Lake, Champion Youth Memorial Park west of the lake, Cox’s Ponds, Swinging Bridge Ranch and the school.

Although there are a number of staff members working to make this year’s camp run smoothly, volunteers are still welcomed.

“Volunteers are essential,” said Kline.

Every group of 12-15 will have at least two volunteers with them.

Because there will be so many students participating, “People are more than welcome to bring snacks,” said Kline.

If interested in donating snacks contact Jacci Paisley at jpaisley@chasecountyschools.org. To get more information on volunteering, contact Chelsea Zuege at chzuege@chasecountyschools.org.

“SCORE is a great camp that is successful because of the support of this generous community,” said Kline.

“The idea of a community coming together to empower students to learn is exciting,” she said.

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