Camp 9: Camp Eureka! at Steiner Ranch - Bella Mar Community Center

Run by Mad Science of Austin & San Antonio






Tagged in: Summer Camps, Academics, Arts & Crafts, Outdoors & Adventure, Science & Tech

Inspire the inventor and scientist in you during Camp Number 9. Following are some topics you will explore during this fun five-day camp. These are only a sample of some of the activities that we will be doing each day. The topics will not necessarily follow this order. However, each of these topics will be included at some point in the camp.

Rock Paper Scissors:
Investigate the awesome inventions created before modern science had really begun. Learn about Leonardo da Vinci and discover how his ideas predicted future inventions. Explore catapults, trebuchets, and more of his amazing inventions during this action packed camp day.

Shipwrecked:
Imagine finding yourself on a deserted island with only a few supplies. What better way to inspire your own creations? Add into the day a tsunami and a volcano and see how resourceful you can be using Ben Franklin’s inventions as inspiration.

Think Fast:
Inventors have always searched for a way to take flight. On today’s journey we will use early inventors like the Wright brothers to launch into the wild blue yonder. The adventure starts on the ground and travels into space. Take flight during this fun-flying camp day.

Whiz Kidz:
Team up with your fellow camp inventors to explore the inventions of others – such as kids, women, Rube Goldberg, and Thomas Edison. Draw inspiration from the “wacky” and the practical! The goal of this camp day is to understand that we have no limitations. Our dreams will inspire invention.

Science Fiction:
Join the adventure to infinity and beyond on this fantastic day where science fiction meets science fact. As far back as Jules Verne and as recently as George Lucas, dreamers have explored what the future can hold. Many of those dreams are now reality. Sci-fi meets real inventors to help us explore how fiction can influence reality.



Location and Program Information

Map to Steiner Ranch - Bella Mar Community Center

Where: Steiner Ranch - Bella Mar Community Center
12401 Bella Mar Trail, Austin, Texas


Mad Science of Austin provides innovative children’s educational entertainment through hands-on science activities in a variety of formats.

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