Hollingworth Science Camp

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Hollingworth Science Camp is an immersive day camp located in Teachers College, Columbia University. Our program features hands-on, inquiry-based science exploration for elementary-aged children.

Camp 2023 will run Wednesday, July 5th to Wednesday, August 2nd from 8:30 am to 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday. 

For more information about Camp 2023, please use the request form below. Applications for new campers will be emailed on Friday, November 4th, 2022. A complete application consists of: the form completed by the parent/guardian, an application fee of $25 and a classroom teacher form. All three must be submitted by Wednesday, November 30th at 5:00 pm in order to be included in the first lottery for open spaces.

Are you interested in working as a teacher or assistant teacher at camp?

Please email your resume to Dr. Jacquelyn Durán at  jnd2103@tc.columbia.edu.

Why Science?

Science is all around us. It is interwoven throughout every moment of our lives and at its heart is wonder. Wonder; the desire to observe and understand what we perceive has fueled scientific inquiry and innovation since the beginning of time. Young children, with their proclivity to question and explore the world around them are natural wonderers and scientists, and early education in the sciences encourages and strengthens this sense of wonder. The elementary years provide the optimal window to immerse children in inquiry-based learning and cultivate this scientific mindset.

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In 2022, we returned to full capacity and we were thrilled to be able to enjoy all the group camp traditions that are currently reflected on our site. 

In 2021 we safely re-opened in-person at half capacity for Camp 2021, and we are pleased to announce that it was a joyful, safe, and successful summer. Learn more about last summer's science camp by clicking the button below.

July 2020 Hollingworth Science Online

In 2020, with the health and safety of every member of our community as our singular priority, in-person Science Camp was not possible. This was an unprecedented situation as it was the first time since 1981 that Teachers College did not welcome our campers to campus.

We drew strength by looking forward, knowing that it was equally important to show our children that, while last summer was different, there was still much we could do. We were thrilled to announce our remote summer program Hollingworth Science Online in place of running an in-person program, and we were thrilled that this program was a success. To learn more about our online program from Summer 2020,  click the button below.

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