Science Summer Camp

Weird & Wacky Summer Camp


2701 W Cypress Creek Rd, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33309 | MAP | REGISTER HERE

Experience an explosive summer science camp with CSI & Tom DeRosa!
Keep the flame for God kindled in the heart of your children through CSI's exciting summer workshops. Learning about science has never been so much fun!

Ice Age Fossils from Creation MuseumExplore the World of Science through a Biblical perspective. We offer fun-filled days of hands-on science activities. Your children will explore, grow, develop new skills, and form lasting friendships in a safe and godly environment.

This two week unique summer adventure will be an exciting hands-on time for witnessing God's creation. Tom and his staff will demonstrate that Science can be fun by doing a variety of unique activities that are "Weird and Wacky."  

Explode a Volcano, send different kinds of rockets into the heavens, build a real catapult, change things radically into new forms, experience how dinosaurs become giants of the land, and learn how to defy gravity. These are just some of the fun activities planned for this science camp. 

Tom DeRosa is a dynamic teacher, respected author, and science curriculum expert who has a wealth of experience connecting at all age levels making science exciting. 

What is the cost of camp? 
The cost of Summer camp is $200 per week. An early registration discount of $30 (off your total) is available for parents/guardians who register by May 17, 2015. Please call our office 954.771.1652 for siblings discounts. Sorry no refunds. **Week Two for Elementary kids (ages 5-9) is full.

What are the camp hours?

Camp hours are 9:00am to 3:00pm Monday through Friday. Early drop off is from 8:00am-9:00am and after care is offered from 3:00pm to 5:00pm at a rate of $10 per hour.

What are the ages for camp?
Middle School Camp: 6-8th grade. Campers are divided into two groups. Children ages 10-11 are in one group; children ages 12-13 are in another group.

Elementary School Camp: K-5th grade. Campers are divided into two groups. Children ages 5-7 are in one group; children ages 8-10 are in another group

However, we reserve the right to combine group ages if needed. The sciences and activities covered will be inherently the same, but taught at a different level.

Is lunch provided? 

No, campers need to bring a bag lunch daily.
We suggest an extra drink and snack for mid-afternoon. Campers may bring a small, personal cooler if they prefer.

2015 Dates & Topics:


WEEK ONE: June 15th - June 19th, 2015

Monday, June 15: Exploding
Tuesday, June 16: Flight
Wednesday, June 17: Catapults
Thursday, June 18: Chemistry
Friday, June 19: Gravity & Water Slide*

*** Summer camp for week one is full.


WEEK TWO: June 22th - June 26th, 2015

*****Week Two for Elementary kids (ages 5-9) is full.

Monday, June 22: Engineering
Tuesday, June 23: Dinosaurs
Wednesday, June 24: Speed
Thursday, June 25: Risk Takers
Friday, June 26: Gravity & Water Slide*

Activity Descriptions:

Exploding - Mt. St Helen Simulation

Explode!!! Your child will gain a love for science after experiencing for themselves what makes things go boom under controlled conditions!  They will discover how an object and/or nature undergoes rapid chemical change that causes the production of noise, heat, and violent expansion of gases.

Flight - Building the Next Space Frontier Transporter

Experience how Newton’s Third Law of Motion can send an object into space.  We will make a variety of rockets learning how different actions and reactions can send an object flying into space.

Catapult - How to catch a Dragon

Learn how to achieve great distance with little effort using catapult systems.  Build your own catapult system and then we will have a competition to see who can knock down a dragon with their catapult.

Matter-Making Change - How to turn your parent into a Giant Marshmallow!!

How cool would it be if….we could change our green beans into ice cream.  Taking a solid to a liquid is a “Matter” of understanding “Matter” and the different States of Matter.  We will Explore transitions between solid and liquid by making ice pops and rock candy. Watch and see what happens when you put a bar of soap in a microwave.  We might not be able to change your parent into a marshmallow but we can change a marshmallow!! 

Water Slide Physical Science – Gravity/Free Fall

What comes up must come down!!! If there wasn’t gravity, there would not be any sports. See why gravity is crucial to the NFL, regardless of whether the ball is deflated or not! See why Galileo would have been the best NFL Quarterback ever! Galileo's gravity experiments consisted of rolling different balls down a ramp from various heights. Now what if he rolled the ball down a huge water slide? **(Campers must bring a towel and change of clothes)

Engineering - How to build The Leaning Tower of Pisa, straight!

The tower's tilt began during construction caused by an inadequate foundation on ground too soft on one side to properly support the structure's weight.  Become an architect by building a structure and then test its design by attempting to destroy it.  If the architect of The Leaning Tower of Pisa (which no one will claim to be) would have tested his design before building, it would be standing straight today!! But what would be it called?

Gigantic and Weird Dinosaurs – How Gigantic is Gigantic?

Would Dinosaurs be as Gigantic if they lived today?  Does time make things bigger or is it genetics?  We will take the time to look at some of the weirdest and most gigantic creatures that God ever created.

Speed – You're so fast!!

God created the heavens and the earth and you and me in less than a week. Now that’s fast!! What is faster than fast? What makes objects go faster? Can you make a car that goes faster than fast? We challenge you to exceed the speed when designing a vehicle and its track to gain the ultimate speed of winning!

Taking Risks – Are you ready to jump off a cliff?!

This is a day about TAKING RISK!!! What is it worth? That is what you have to weigh when you decide to risk it. Is it worth it? What are the consequences? What are the rewards? Which wins? Learn how to problem solve through fun activities that challenge you to think!

Can't make it to the Discovery Museum?

Contact a CSI representative at 954-771-1652 and find out how you can bring exciting hands-on programs to your school, homeschool group or church.


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