HSO 2020

Introducing Hollingworth Science Online!


In our remote summer program, campers engaged in hands-on science explorations in tandem

with their peers and teachers. Together we conducted scientific inquiry through live, interactive video

lessons, engineering-design challenges, and fun community-building activities and events.

Drawing from our thoughtfully designed curriculum, we presented engaging lessons and explorations that foster the

discovery that science is all around us, even in our own homes. Though we couldn't be together at Teachers College

last summer, we were thrilled to be able to connect with our community of citizen scientists wherever they were!


Explore this page to learn more about our inaugural Hollingworth Science Online program.

Program Components


HSO Site


Live Group Meetings

HSO Science

Science Lessons


Visits from Special Guests


Extension Activities

HSO Traditions

Camp Spirit and Community

Program Structure

As a way to provide continuity for our campers, we maintained the structure of our classic eight groups, organized by grade and age. We staggered the program, which ran for 2 weeks, 3 hours a day.

Session 1 ran from July 6th to 17th, 2020 and served our four youngest groups (Experimenters, Detectives, Investigators, and Observers). 

Session 2 ran from July 20th to 31st, 2020 and served our four oldest groups (Sleuths, Explorers, Innovators, and Inquirers). 

Each group spent  2 weeks engaging with developmentally appropriate subjects. 


Session 1: July 6-17, 2020

9:00 am-12:00 pm



1:30 pm-4:30 pm



All groups in this session studied all of the following topics: human body, botany, life science and power.


Session 2: July 20-31, 2020

9:00 am-12:00 am



1:30 pm-4:30pm



All groups in this session studied all of the following topics: simple machines, earth science, aerodynamics, and structures.


This program was designed to approach our classic science topics through a unique lens, meeting children wherever they are in their understanding of each subject and building upon their acquired knowledge.


Science Supplies

We wanted to make online camp as fun and easy as possible. To that end, we sent each online camper a box of materials needed for their science explorations, organized by day. And it wouldn’t have been camp without your Hollingworth group t-shirt! Campers received their camp shirt in their classic group color to wear during special events or whenever they wanted

As we prepare for Summer Camp 2021, we anticipate returning to campus for our 40th year.

With this in mind, HSO is not currently open for enrollment.

Our priority is always the health and safety of our campers and as such we will abide by the CDC and NYS DOH regulations. As such, we remain proactive as new information develops regarding COVID-19. We will update our website with new information as needed.

Meet Our Teachers

Director of Science Initiatives

Jacquelyn serves as Director of Science Initiatives at The Hollingworth Center. Under her supervision, Hollingworth Science Camp provides innovative science-based education to hundreds of elementary school children every year. In keeping with the Center’s dual mission to provide educational enrichment to both children and educators, Jacquelyn provides teacher education and training for our science camp teachers.

Curriculum Specialist

Alison has been part of the Hollingworth Center since 2005, when she first joined as an Assistant Teacher at Science Camp. After earning her Master’s in Elementary Education from Teachers College in 2006, she taught for seven years in public and independent schools in New York City. She also continued to teach each summer here at Hollingworth Science Camp.

Director of New Initiatives

Sarah Duer is the Director of New Initiatives at the Hollingworth Center. She is the program director and lead educator for Inquiry & Me, an inquiry-based science program designed for New York’s youngest scientists. As a Progressive Leaders cohort member at Bank Street College, Sarah is currently working towards a second master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

Director of Creative Design
The Hollingworth Center

An alum of both the Hollingworth Preschool and Hollingworth Science Camp, Nina completed her undergraduate studies at Clark University in studio art and graphic design. Currently Nina is the Director of Creative Design at Hollingworth, supporting our programs with her expertise in graphic design, research, teaching, and the visual arts.

Graduate Assistant
Hollingworth Science Camp

Allison Bookbinder, originally from Connecticut, is a fifth-year Ph.D. student in the Science Education program at Teachers College. She completed her undergraduate degree at Colgate University in Upstate New York, where she double majored in Biology and French. Allison joined The Hollingworth Center in 2015 and has enjoyed supporting Science Camp for the last four summers by maintaining communication with parents, organizing camp-wide events, and beyond.

Graduate Assistant
Hollingworth Science Camp

Min Jung Lee completed her Ph.D. in Science Education at Teachers College in 2020. She finished her undergraduate degree in South Korea, where she majored in chemistry. She is a certified chemistry teacher in both South Korea and the U.S. Through her graduate studies, she is interested in science learning in informal environments; integrating STEM curriculum; and teachers’ understanding of teaching science with an integration of mathematics. 

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