In the summer of 2021, after a year of remote programming, we safely ran our 40th year of Hollingworth Science Camp in person and on campus for 100 campers. We are thrilled to announce that camp 2021 was a resounding success! Curious about what we got up to? Take a look below.
The Experimenters designing and testing helmet prototypes
The Experimenters exploring their senses and building spines to hold up puppets
The Experimenters traveling the path of blood as it is pumped through the heart
The Detectives exploring different plant parts
The Detectives designing and building prototypes
The Detectives connecting with a real life scientist to learn about her job as a botanist
After observing the life cycle of a butterfly, our Investigators release them!
Our Investigators are makers!
Investigators dissecting owl pellets to learn about what owls eat, and examining rotting logs to identify decomposers
The Observers using anemometers to measure the wind
The Observers testing the strength of electromagnets
The Observers exploring wind power with a windmill and comparing the amount of static electricity created by rubbing different materials on a balloon
Sleuths taking apart toys to see the gears and understand how they work
Sleuths testing out catapults–look at those pom poms fly!
A Sleuth testing out wheels and axles with balloon cars
The Explorers creating different landforms and identifying and sorting minerals
The Explorers recording observations about erosion and testing the weight that a tarpul can hold when built on different types of soil
Innovators testing designs of a decelerator, and sharing a flying machine design
Innovators testing a whirligig, and exploring density and momentum
An Inquirer's work in progress, and an Inquirer planning a design
Inquirers testing different bridge designs
Inquirers are makers and engineers!
Inquirers building tall and testing the strength of bridges
Campers exploring the connection between music and emotion by drawing while listening to different styles of music
Camper having tun with rythym games
Campers learning about the physics of sound by strumming a giant guitar
Campers singing and creating music together
More musical games!
Campers playing guess that instrument
The Experimenters study the human body. Go Experimenters!
The Detectives study botany. Great work Detectives!
The Investigators study life sciences. Nice going Investigators!
The Observers study power. Hooray Observers!
The Sleuths study simple machines. Way to go Sleuths!
The Explorers study earth science. Go Explorers!
The Innovators study flight. Nice job Innovators!
The Inquirers, our graduating campers, study structures. We loved learning with you! Wherever your next explorations take you, we wish you the best!
"We can honestly say that it has been our deepest pleasure and pride to have been part of the Hollingworth community for the past four years. We are so sad to have aged out but so grateful for all our daughter was able to learn and experience. This is a remarkable program and you are all doing such an amazing job teaching children not just about science, but how to learn, how to ask questions, how to dig into issues and be creative and nimble problem-solvers. Truly life lessons."
"After a year of remote schooling, it was so nice to see how much [our camper] enjoyed the in-person interactions at camp. He's already looking forward to next summer's camp."
"STEM is the pursuit that lights [our camper] up the most and it was amazing for her to explore it in such a supportive community, and in person for the first time. "
"On the way home, [our camper] carried his hot air balloon through city streets and subways with pride, and he patiently explained to curious neighbors near our home what he had created at camp...It is amazing for me to see all the creativity, care, and passion that go into every Hollingworth summer! It is all very joyful and contagious!"