Led by Grayson teachers, we invite your child to an immersive, hands-on adventure where they can explore their passions, discover new areas of interest, and meet new friends. We look forward to meeting you soon!

Chemistry:  Alternative Energies

Ages 13-17
June 8-12, 2020 |  9:00 am – 3:00 pm | $495

Explore alternative forms of energy in this scientific research program where we will examine biodiesel production and fuel cell construction and testing. We will begin with a “journal discussion” of a relative research paper that both sets the tone for the week and gives students practice reading advanced literature. The week will conclude with a presentation on these two forms of alternative fuels compared to traditional fuels.

 

Chemistry:  Name That Plastic

Ages 13-17
June 22-26, 2020 |  9:00 am – 3:00 pm | $495

Take a deep dive into the properties of 7 different types of plastics as well as the classification of unknown samples using various techniques. The session begins with a “journal discussion” of a relative research paper that both provides context for our work and gives students practice reading advanced literature.  We’ll touch on environmental chemistry and explore how plastic remains in the environment and resists breakdown, and explore the environmental implications of plastic consumption through consumerism. Students will present their learnings at the conclusion of the week.

 

Imagination Engineering

Ages 5-8
June 22-26, 2020 |  9:00 am – 3:00 pm | $495

Children who love art and engineering will love building with LEGO and other 3-D construction materials to design and create their own universe, build marble tracks, mazes, and more. Who knows what your child will invent as they channel their inner Rube Goldberg!  Children will be inside and outside in our playspace for both engineering projects as well as daily free and guided play. Please note: a group field trip to The Gravity Vault in Radnor on Wednesday, June 24 will require permission slips in order for your child to participate.

 

Projects, History, and Adventure:  Go West!

Ages 9-14
June 22-26, 2020  |   9:00 am – 3:00 pm  |  $495

Join us for a week of immersive history in which students recreate—and reengineer—stories of human migration in a challenging, projects-based camp. From prehistoric wayfinders to 19th century American migrants, we’ll re-imagine their journeys, design and build our transport, spend time cross training, rock-climbing and building agility for life on the move, and even craft provisions with honey from our apiary. Campers will also create water machines and battle for resources as they wrap up this fun and exciting week at Grayson. Throughout it all, we will explore the diverse perspectives involved when cultures collide. All students with a passion for building, a love of history, or a spirit of adventure are invited to join us for the journey. Please note: a group field trip to The Gravity Vault in Radnor on Wednesday, June 24 will require permission slips in order for your child to participate.

 

Biology and Genetics:  What’s the Buzz?

Ages 13-17
July 13-24, 2020 |  9:00 am – 3:00 pm | $990

We’ll take a look into bee DNA from our own apiary, first with a honeybee parasite genome and then with genes of interest for independent study. Using software design primers for these genes, we’ll extract and purify DNA, do analysis, sequencing and run statistics to determine if findings are significant. Students are given a lot of autonomy to design their own study and carry it out, and at the conclusion of the 2 week session will present their findings and what they have learned.

 

Imagination Engineering

Ages 5-8
July 20-24, 2020 |  9:00 am – 3:00 pm | $495

Children who love art and engineering will love building with LEGO and other 3-D construction materials to design and create their own universe, build marble tracks, mazes, and more. Who knows what your child will invent as they channel their inner Rube Goldberg!  Children will be inside and outside in our playspace for both engineering projects as well as daily free and guided play.

 

Location

The Grayson School, 211 Matsonford Road, Radnor, PA 19087

 

Other Information

  • No lunch is provided.  Students are asked to bring a lunch with 1-2 snacks for throughout the day.  A water bottle is also recommended.
  • Families are welcome to join us at 2:00 p.m. on the last day of each session for a presentation from our students on what they accomplished during their week of camp.
  • You will receive an invoice for a $100 deposit due upon receipt in order to guarantee your child’s spot.  You will receive a second invoice for the balance due May 15, 2020.
  • Contact Jessica Curtiss with any questions regarding financial aid or any aspect of our program.

In order to complete your registration, you will need to upload a completed Liability Waiver,  Media Release Form and Field Trip Permission Slip (for week of June 22 only).

SUMMER AT THE GRAYSON SCHOOL PROGRAM REGISTRATION

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    A $100 deposit must be received to confirm your registration, which will be applied to your final invoice. You will receive an e-invoice and link to our payment system after receipt of your application. Full payment is due May 15, 2020. Grayson students receive a 20% discount on summer camp, which will be applied to your final invoice. Please leave any comments or questions below.
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