YSI Summer Science Camp 2013 - 5th or 6th Grade in Fall 2013 (Group D)
YSI is offering a limited selection of our most popular camps this summer. We encourage everyone to register as soon as possible to ensure that you get the camps that you want.
Group D children must be entering 5th or 6th grade in Fall 2013.
Camp times: 9:00 A.M. - 1:00 P.M.
Explore our park and beyond; sometimes leaving the bike for closer investigations. Practice and improve your bike skills and learn bicycle maintenance and basic repairs. Examine the inner workings of bicycles and biking physics. Check out different kinds of bikes and their uses. Participants must bring their own two-wheel bicycle with gears and be comfortable riding up and down hills. YSI cannot provide overnight bike storage.
July 8-12 and July 29-Aug 2, Vasona Lake County Park
Explore the world through the safety goggles of a chemist. Experiment with acids and bases and create cool chemical reactions. Learn the science behind making ice cream, growing crystals, and concocting gooey polymers. Extract DNA and explore the chemistry of living things.
June 10-14, Vasona Lake County Park and June 24-28 and July 15-19, Alum Rock Park
Make it, shake it, maybe even break it! Build and test your own inventions, including small-scale bridges, towers, and simple machines. Investigate forces, motion, mechanics, and power while making chemical powered cars, high-flying gliders, and other great gadgets.
June 24-28 and July 22-26, Vasona Lake County Park
Learn about our earliest and most abundant bony relatives--fish! Explore the aquatic environment, perform water quality tests, search the creek for critters, and fish with YSI’s fishing poles. Dissect a fish and an invertebrate to see how their anatomy helps them survive in water.
June 17-21 and July 15-19, Vasona Lake County Park
Use binoculars, microscopes, and other scientific tools to explore the park’s habitats for wildlife and perform field experiments. Learn about conserving our natural wonders, make a tasty snack from plants that grow in the wild, make animal track replicas, dissect owl pellets, photograph wildlife, and more!
Aug 5-9, Vasona Lake County Park and July 8-12, Alum Rock Park
Extended Day Camp:
Extended Day Camp (EDC) is offered at our Vasona Lake County Park location only. There is no EDC at our Alum Rock Park location.
EDC runs from 1:00 PM to 5:30 PM, Monday through Friday, and is a continuation of the camp day. EDC activities include arts and crafts, story time, indoor and outdoor games and activities, hikes, quiet time, and more!
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
For camp cancellations the following rules apply:
- 100% of camp and extended camp fees, less a $25 administration fee per camp, will be refunded if requested by April 12
- 75% of camp and extended camp fees will be refunded if requested from April 13 to May 10
- No refund (0%) of camp and extended camp fees will be made after May 10
Because YSI is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, all non-refunded camp and extended camp fees (not including administrative fees) are considered a donation as allowed by law. Upon request, a tax donation receipt will be provided.
Enrollment Change Policy:
Any change (cancelling out of one camp and enrolling in another camp) requests must be made at least 30 days before the camp start date, and are subject to availability. There will be a $25 administration fee in addition to the camp fee. Camps and extended camps are not transferable to another person.
Returned checks are subject to a $20 returned check fee.
If minimum camp enrollment is not met two weeks prior to the first day of camp, that camp may be combined with another camp or cancelled. If camps are combined two weeks prior to the first day of camp, no refund will be given. If a camp is cancelled by YSI, a full refund will be issued.
Limited scholarships are available for low income families. To apply, please complete the Scholarship Application Form and send it to YSI's office address listed within the form. Call (408) 827-5507 for more information.
Alum Rock Park Closures:
Alum Rock Park is closed occasionally when the fire danger is high. Camps will be at Penitencia Creek Park on fire closure days.
- All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
- YSI does not sell or exchange mailing lists or contact information.
- YSI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Have a question about YSI Summer Science Camps? Please call (408) 827-5507 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.