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Winter camp 2019

WINTER Camp

The Scientific Center winter camp program is back (just in time!) to keep children excited about the wonders of science while on their school break!

Building on the highly popular program introduced last year, The Scientific Center has created this program helping children experience a wide range of science activities in a fun, expert-driven environment! Only at The Scientific Center can children spend their winter holiday learning about topics related to their school science curriculum, helping to keep them on track and focused on building their science fundamentals in a fun and engaging way.

This year, The Scientific Center will be introducing specific language focused packages. During the 2-week period of December 22 – January 2, kids can experience all the wonders of science with a strong focus in English, and during the 2-week period of January 12 – January 23, there will be a language emphasis of Arabic focused science learning. All this at the same great price of KD 50 per week!

As before, our winter scientists will be split into camps based on their age, with Camp Curiosity offered to children age 4-6, and Camp Discovery offered to children age 7-9 and 10-12.

TSCK supports integrating students with physical or cognitive disabilities. However, they need to be seen by the education department prior to registration in order to evaluate if we can satisfactorily meet their needs.
If interested, please contact 1848888 ext. 200 or ext. 343 to book a meeting with the education department. ​

Depending on which camp the child is in, they will experience varied hands-on learning activities in age appropriate techniques developed in partnership with seasoned educators. The program continues to help children learn teamwork, verbal and written communication, creativity, STEAM-Based approaches to problem solving and analytical thinking. For an in-depth look at what children will learn each week, please check the corresponding details below:

Program Details:

Cost: KD 100 or KD 50 for each week

Dates:
First package: December 22 until January 2
Second package: January 12 through to January 23.

Timing: 8:30 am – 1:30 pm, Sunday - Thursday

*There is an additional fee of KD 10 if you would like to add an early drop off (7:45AM – 8:30AM) or a late pick up  (1:45PM – 2:30PM)

*The camp is Bring your own lunch.
*Kids need to be potty trained and minimum of four years old at date of registration.
*Parent guidelines

HOW TO REGISTER ONLINE:
 
HOW TO REGISTER IN PERSON:
 
 

Camp Curiosity

Join us for two weeks of science, engineering and creativity! Our campers learn about the scientific method and explore subjects in chemistry, the environment, plants, animals, and healthy living.

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Science Class Observation Lab:  The Science of Sound  Students learn about sound and how we hear.  We explore mystery sound boxes. All About Plants:  We learn about the parts of a plant and plant our own seeds. States of Matter:  Students play the states of matter game and take part in a sorting activity. Water & Weather:  We learn about the water cycle and make our own clouds.

Animal Lab:  Students get up close and personal with some of the animals in the aquarium.

*Students come dressed as their favorite animal.
Recreation Students take part in a series of physical challenges (Outdoor Play)  Please ensure that your child comes dressed in weather appropriate clothing.
STEM / Attraction Visit Students go on a five senses scavenger hunt in the aquarium. Color Experiment:  We learn about the primary colors and experiment with mixing them. Butterfly Symmetry:  We learn about the lifecycle of butterflies and make our own symmetrical wings.. Students go on a  cookie scavenger hunt in the aquarium. Kitchen Chemistry:  We bake spider cupcakes!
Arts & Crafts Students take part in an animal glitter paint activity. Using paper shapes, and their imagination, students  make their own 2D animal craft. Octopus Math:  Students use their imagination to make their very own octopus while practicing simple arithmetic. Cookie Detectives:  Students use math and observation skills to solve the great cookie mystery! Mathtivity:  Students practice basic math skills with our cookie monster.
Interactive Story Time Students take part in an interactive story telling session with related activities.
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Science Class Nutrition:  Students visit our marketplace to learn about healthy shopping and eating habits. Our Earth:  We explore the different habitats of our planet using our virtual reality field trip goggles. Under the Sea:  We learn about different sea creatures and make our own shark books. The Wonderful World of Insects:  We learn about different kinds of insects and look at different parts under the microscope. Sink or Float Lab:  We learn about buoyancy and conduct a sink or float experiment.
Recreation Students take part in a series of physical challenges (Outdoor Play) Please ensure that your child comes dressed in weather appropriate clothing.
STEM / Attraction Visit Juice Lab:  Students are challenged to invent their own healthy drinks using freshly squeezed fruits. Students take part in a soil observation lab and make their own edible soil cups! Students play the I Spy Ocean game. Lego Duplo Challenge:  Students work together in groups to build Lego projects. DIY Boats:  Students use available materials and their imagination to build their own boat and test it in our ocean bin.
Arts & Crafts My Healthy Meal:  Students lean about food groups and make 3D models of their favorite healthy meal. Reusable Grocery Bags:  Students use fabric paint to decorate their own reusable shopping bag. Earth Eco Challenge:  Students play DIY Insect:  Students make and decorate their own insect model. Cubism:  Students learn about cubism and make their own cubist animal posters.
Interactive Story Time Students take part in an interactive story telling session with related activities.
 
 

Camp Discovery

Join us for an unforgettable two weeks of challenging science experiments, fun attraction visits and exciting field trips. Students explore a variety of science-related subjects with a focus on developing their critical thinking and creativity! In the first week, students learn about the history of Kuwait and follow it up with a day trip to Failaka Island, to take part in an ongoing archaeological dig! In the second week, we visit the Kuwait Zoo where students will work on the zoo revitalization project, presenting their ideas on the design of a new zoo in Kuwait at the end of the camp.

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Science Class Intro to Archaeology:  we learn about what archaeologists do and how they do it, focusing on artifact conservation and stratigraphy. Science of Transport:  We prepare for our trip to Failaka by learning about the past, present and future methods of transport. Trip to Failaka Island (Students must be at the center by 7:45 AM and will return by 4:30 PM)  Instruction sheets for parents will be sent home separately.  Trip will take place subject to favorable weather and sea conditions. Rocks & Minerals & Soil Lab:  We explore the lithosphere and the rock cycle.  Students make their own crystals. Animal Lab:  Students get up close and personal with some of the animals in the aquarium.
Recreation Students take part in a series of physical challenges (Outdoor Play)  Please ensure that your child comes dressed in weather appropriate clothing.
STEM / Attraction Visit Boom Fat-h Il Kheir:  Students learn about Kuwait’s maritime history and are challenged to create a model of our landmark boom. The History of Failaka:  We learn about the geography and geology of the Island as well as On the Dig:  Students visit (and may) participate in an on going archaeological excavation.  Failaka Documentary Project.  (Editing) Students work together to create a documentary using multimedia editing tools on the history of Failka. Aquarium Tour:  Students are taken on a special tour around the aquarium.
Arts & Crafts Students continue their boom design and build projects. Life on Failaka Role Play:  Students are challenged to improv an imagined scenario with historical characters that lived in times past on the Island. Failaka Documentary Project.  (Production) Students work together to create a documentary using multimedia editing tools on the history of Failka. Failaka Documentary Project.  (Editing) Students work together to create a documentary using multimedia editing tools on the history of Failka. Animal Art:  Students sketch and paint portraits of animals in the aquarium.
Interactive Story Time Students will spend their week completing a first responder course in first aid.
  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
Science Class Organ Systems:  Students get an overview of the different kinds of organ systems and their functions.  Animal Observation lab:  Students learn about the five vertebrate groups and go through the aquarium on a scavenger hunt. Trip to the Kuwait Zoo:  Students go to the zoo and complete a series of tasks that will help them collect data for their zoo projects. (Students need to be at the center by 8:30 AM and will return at 1 PM) Starfinder:  Students learn the basics of astronomy and use the starfinder software to find and name their own stars! Introduction to Forensic Science:  Students learn the basics behind crime scene investigation and spend the day trying to solve a whodunnit mystery.
Recreation Students take part in a series of physical challenges (Outdoor Play)  Please ensure that your child comes dressed in weather appropriate clothing.
STEM / Attraction Visit Anatomy Lab:  Student groups get a chance to explore gross anatomy of organs and complete in biology trivia game. Students explore the interactive exhibits in Discovery Place. Trip to the Zoo – Mapping Exercise Students attend a star show in our mini planetarium. Japanese Name Flags:  Students make and decorate their own Japanese Samurai banners with their names in Japanese.
Arts & Crafts Organ System Models:  Students use available materials to create a large scale model of their organ system. Graffiti Art:  Students learn about this style of art and create their own large-scale murals. Trip to the Zoo – Data Gathering Exercise Kuwait Zoo Revitalization Projects – students work in groups to come up with ways to improve and redesign the Zoo. كان يامكان:  Students are given old Arab folktales and asked to perform it in a short play.
Life Skills Survival Skills – Camping in the Desert:  Students learn the do’s and don’ts of desert camping including how to pitch a tent, reading a compass and purifying water. Active Listening:  Students are taught active listening techniques and participate in a related challenge. - Growth Mindset – Students learn about the importance of and how to develop a growth mindset. The Art of Decision Making:  Students learn about different ways to approach problem solving and decision making. 
 
 
For more information, you can find the detailed schedule below:

Time Camp Curiosity 1 (4-6 years) Camp Discovery A (7 - 9 years) Camp Discovery B (10 - 12 years)
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM DP Free Play
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM HOMEROOM  (DP CLASSROOM) HOMEROOM (DIG PIT LAB) HOMEROOM (RESOURCE ROOM)
9:30 AM - 10:00 AM SCIENCE CLASS (DP CLASSROOM) RECREATION / PHYS-ED STEM LAB (HOMEROOM) / ATTRACTION VISIT
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM RECREATION / PHYS-ED SCIENCE CLASS (DP CLASSROOM) ARTS & CRAFTS (HOMEROOM)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM LUNCH (HOMEROOM) ARTS & CRAFTS (HOMEROOM) SCIENCE CLASS (HOMEROOM)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM STEM LAB  (DP CLASSROOM) / ATTRACTION VISIT LUNCH (HOMEROOM) LUNCH (HOMEROOM)
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM ARTS & CRAFTS  (DP CLASSROOM) STEM LAB (HOMEROOM) / ATTRACTION VISIT RECREATION / PHYS-ED
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM STORYTIME (DP CLASSROOM) LIFE SKILLS LIFE SKILLS
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM DP FREE PLAY RECREATION / PHYS-ED RECREATION / PHYS-ED
1:00 PM - 1:30 PM HOMEROOM  (DP CLASSROOM) HOMEROOM (DIG PIT LAB) HOMEROOM (RESOURCE ROOM)
 
 
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