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The Camp Francis summer program is meant to support the mission of the Catholic Community of Saint Francis of Assisi and the Community Life ministries within our parish community.  We promise to inspire growth opportunities, offer support, encourage participation, and safeguard the environment as we build our summer family.  We enable our community to renew the spirit within, maintain the physical body, and grow the mind as we enjoy the quality recreational, educational and spiritual activities within our exceptional facilities and grounds. We welcome with joy all those young people who come to us and invite them into the life of our summer community. 

With Peace and Love,
Ashley Watson
Coordinator of Community Programs

Science Camps

Arduino Line Following Robots

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/24
Price: $205

Learn how to program a robot to follow a track all by itself! While the original Line-Following Robot class is strictly about hardware design, the addition of the Arduino microprocessor introduces completely different challenges and allows for all kinds of enhancements from advanced speed controls to turn memory. And with Arduino, unlike the basic drag-and-drop programming taught in other robotics camps, students will learn a real programming language used in industry by real engineers. This class is great for both programming beginners and Arduino enthusiasts and no previous Line-Following Robot experience is necessary.  

Note: Laptops will be available to borrow during class, however, Techsplorers encourages students to bring their own laptop from home with the free Arduino software already installed (see www.techsplorers.com/arduino for setup instructions). Robot built during class sold separately.

Sessions:  
SCI 070808P                  
July 8-July 12, 2019            
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm        
Grades: 5th-12th  

Arduino Metal Detector

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/24
Price: $205

Design and build a metal detector from scratch! Wind the search coil using magnet wire, construct a Colpitts oscillator, interface it to the Arduino, and then learn how to code it. The closer the metal object gets to the coil the higher the pitch of the tone emitted from the speaker so you have an idea of how deeply buried the object is! And with Arduino, unlike the basic drag-and-drop programming taught in other robotics camps, students will learn a real programming language used in industry by real engineers. No programming or Arduino experience is necessary.

Note: Techsplorers highly recommends students bring their own laptop for use in class. For laptop setup instructions and requirements, please visit www.techsplorers.com/arduino before arriving on the first day. Students who do not have a suitable laptop to bring will borrow a Techsplorers laptop. Metal detector built during class sold separately.

Sessions:  
SCI  072220P
July 22-July 26, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 5th-12th

Exploring Aerospace Engineering

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $185

Discover firsthand the exciting world of aerospace engineering! In this camp we’ll design parachutes, launch bottle rockets, and learn about Newton and his laws of motion. We’ll explore the forces of lift, weight, thrust, and drag. We’ll learn how airplanes work and design our very own gliders. Plus, you’ll get to keep some of your projects so the fun continues at home. If you like activities that zoom and fly, this class is for you!

Sessions:
SCI 061701A                                                         
June 17– June 21, 2019                                        
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm                                        
Grades: 2nd-4th                                                    

SCI 072217A
July 22– July 26, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: 2nd-4th

Exploring Chemistry

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $185

Discover firsthand the exciting world of chemistry and chemical engineering! In this class we’ll experiment with acids and bases and learn how to make a pH indicator out of simple household ingredients. We’ll make invisible ink, create bubbles, and explore the amazing properties of polymers. We’ll learn how to identify chemicals and use the power of science to investigate a crime scene and find the culprit. You’ll even get to keep some of your projects so the fun continues at home. If you like things that fizz and mixing up colorful concoctions, this class is for you! 

Sessions:
SCI 072219P                  
July 22-July 26, 2019            
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm                         
Grades: 2nd-4th         

Exploring Civil Engineering

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $185

Discover firsthand the exciting world of civil engineering! In this class we’ll design and construct towers, bridges, cantilevers, and dams. We’ll explore the forces of tension, compression, torsion, bending, and shear. We’ll learn which shapes are the strongest and how to survive an earthquake. If you like to build, this class is for you!

Sessions:
SCI 061703P                    
June 17– June 21, 2019                
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm                                 
Grades: 2nd-4th    

Exploring Electrical Engineering

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $185

Discover firsthand the exciting world of electrical engineering! In this class we’ll experiment with static electricity, create electromagnets, and build our own batteries. We’ll make a homemade light bulb and explore insulators and conductors. We’ll learn how electric motors work and design circuits. If you like activities that light up & buzz, this is for you!

Sessions:
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July 15– July 19, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm        
Grades: 2nd-4th             

Exploring Mechanical Engineering

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $185

Discover firsthand the exciting world of mechanical engineering! In this class we’ll design roller coasters, build catapults, and experiment with sound waves. We’ll explore gravity, buoyancy, energy, work, and friction. We’ll learn the different types of simple machines and build a crash-test vehicle.  If you like things that move, hurling ping pong balls, and crashing into walls, this class is for you!

Sessions:
SCI 071510A        
Dates: July 15– July 19, 2019                
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm                                 
Grades: 2nd-4th  

Internal Combustion Engines

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/24
Price: $205

Have you ever wondered how an engine works? In this class you will completely take apart a lawn mower engine and put it back together again – the right way. Learn everything from how to use mechanics tools like ratchets and wrenches to the engineering theory behind carburetors, magnetos, spark plugs, and compression ratios. By the end of the week you’ll know why octane ratings matter and how to calculate the displacement of any engine.

Sessions:  
SCI 071515P         
July 15– July 19, 2019                
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm                                 
Grades: 5th-12th                 

Intro to Electrical Engineering

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/24
Price: $205

Start your journey into the exciting world of Electrical Engineering and electronics hobbying! Design and build an electronic musical instrument that can be played with just a wave of your hand. Learn how to use lightemitting diodes, resistors, capacitors, and integrated circuit chips, then solder the entire circuit together permanently just like a real electrical engineer and take it home. Not only will you build it from scratch, we’ll teach you exactly how it works. You do not have to be a Boy Scout to participate but current Scouts can obtain their Electronics Merit Badge by participating in this camp and completing some at-home projects and a short write-up (see ww.techsplorers.com for details).

Sessions:  
SCI 071511A        
July 15– July 19, 2019                
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm                                 
Grades: 5th-12th                 

Intro to Mechanical Engineering

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/24
Price: $205

Discover the incredible world of mechanisms and motion. Learn about levers, gear trains, flywheels, linkages, robotics, and more. Investigate the torque-speed trade-off in gears and use your knowledge to design a Lego transmission system. Create a hydraulic-powered robotic arm and hurl projectiles with your custom-built catapult! Each day offers exciting challenges and intriguing problems to solve. You do not have to be a Boy Scout to participate but current Scouts can obtain their Engineering Merit Badge by participating in this camp and completing some at-home projects and a short write-up (see www.techsplorers.com for details).

Sessions:  
SCI 061704P         
June 17– June 21, 2019                
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm                                 
Grades: 5th-12th                 

Line Following Robots

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/24
Price: $205

Design and build a robot from scratch that can navigate a track by itself… with no programming or software! Even if you’ve seen a linefollowing robot before, you haven’t seen one like this. Get ready to discover the power of electronic hardware design. Learn about voltage comparators, optical sensors, transistors, pulse-width modulation, and more. Then compete against your peers to see whose robot can get the fastest lap time. Robot built during class sold separately.

Sessions:  
SCI 072218A        
July 22– July 26, 2019                
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm                                 
Grades: 5th-12th

Little Medical School- Discovering the Human Body & More!

Instructor: Little Medical School (https://www.littlemedicalschool.com/raleigh/about-us/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/12
Price: $200

 At Little Medical School, we understand kids love to dress up and play doctor. That’s why we’ve created a fun and exciting program to help elementary school aged students explore the world of medicine. Through interactive learning, kids will discover how the body and organs work, how to use medical instruments, administer first aid and even tie knots like a real surgeon. Each child will receive a working stethoscope to take home and a diploma as a graduate of the Little Medical School® after completion of the course.

Sessions:  
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July 8-July 12, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-5th

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July 22-July 26, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: K-5th

Little Veterinarian School-All About Canines

Instructor: Little Medical School (https://www.littlemedicalschool.com/raleigh/about-us/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/12
Price: $200

Adopt a pet and start your training as a veterinarian!  Explore the principles of animal care to keep your dog healthy and strong.  Suture a laceration, calculate hydration needs, and learn how to give medications all while keeping a journal of your findings along the way.  All graduates of Little Veterinarian School will receive a stuffed dog, dog bowl, recipe for dog treats, and much more.

Sessions:  
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July 15- July 19, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: K-5th

Little Veterinarian School– Fantastic Felines

Instructor: Little Medical School (https://www.littlemedicalschool.com/raleigh/about-us/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/12
Price: $200

Adopt a pet and start your training as a veterinarian!  Explore the principles of animal care to keep your cat healthy and happy.  Perform a physical exam, make a cat toy, learn about common feline diseases, and discover various car breeds in this fun and educational camp.  All graduates of Little Veterinarian School will receive a stuffed cat and much more.

Sessions:  

SCI 070805A                                 
July 8-July 12, 2019                   
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: K-5th

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July 15– July 19, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: K-5th

Messy Science

Instructor: Raleigh Tutoring (http://raleightutoring.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/20
Price: $195

If you think science should be fun, this camp is for you! Gain an understanding of our environment, learn about cool animals, and give your creativity a workout—all while getting messy. Put everything you learn to good use by imagining and then creating your own unique ecosystem or “world.”

Sessions:  
SCI 071512P
July 15- July 19, 2019
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Grades: 1st-3rd

Taking Flight into Aerospace

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/24
Price: $205

Watch as your rockets blast off hundreds of feet into the air! Learn the fundamentals of aerospace engineering and use your newfound knowledge to design, build, and launch your own water bottle and model rockets. However, the real challenge comes when you design and construct your own balsa wood gliders from scratch – just like the Aerospace students at NC State. By the end of the week, you’ll feel like a real rocket scientist with creations of your very own to take home.

Sessions:  
SCI 070806A                   
July 8-July 12, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm            
Grades: 5th-12th            

Ultrasonic Maze-Solving Robot

Instructor: Techsplorers, LLC (http://www.techsplorers.com/)
Min/Max Enrollment: 8/24
Price: $205

Imagine building an autonomous vehicle that uses sound waves to avoid collisions and find its way out of a maze all by itself! Learn how sound can be used to measure distance, add ultrasonic sensors to the robot, and program it to detect and avoid obstacles in its path. But avoiding obstacles is just the first step — the real challenge is figuring out how to navigate and solve a maze! And with Arduino, unlike the basic drag-anddrop programming taught in other robotics camps, students will learn a real programming language used in industry by real engineers. No programming or Arduino experience is necessary.

Note: Laptops will be available to borrow during class, however, Techsplorers encourages students to bring their own laptop from home with the free Arduino software already installed (see www.techsplorers.com/arduino for setup instructions). Robot built during class sold separately.

Sessions:  

SCI 061702A       
June 17-June 21, 2019
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm            
Grades: 5th-12th            

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