Science and Sport Camps
Make friends, learn skills, discover science!
Our camps ignite passion for learning, introduce scientific enquiry skills and concepts, develop English language and are active and engaging. Your child will make new friends, develop confidence in their abilities and get to try out a wide selection of exciting sporting activities. All of our camps are led by qualified and experienced science, English and sports teachers.
MISSION TO MARS!
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Summer Camp 1: 13th - 17th July (FULLY BOOKED)
Summer Camp 2: 27th-31st July 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
Summer Camp 3: 10th - 14th August 2020 (FULLY BOOKED)
Get ready to launch as we set off on our MISSION TO MARS and explore Outer Space! Learn to code space rovers, design and launch rockets, investigate moon rocks, discover aliens, create your own Martian flavoured ice cream and so much more! Take part in space themed sports including football, gymnastics, archery, tag rubgy and enjoy our incredible slip and slide and water games! Join us for an exciting astronomy evening. This is optional for children and families at our camp - we will observe the planets, stars and moons through using telescopes, search for constellations and children will create their own telescopes to take home. It´s going to be OUT OF THIS WORLD!!
Time: 9:30am - 16:30pm (flexible)
Location: Wollishofen GZ
Theme: Mission to Mars!
Lunch: Optional (20CHF per day)
MONDAY: Discover space and prepare for launch!
Mission Control: Team building games and introductions.
Galactic Space Slime: Discover the big bang theory and why the universe is expanding as we make stretchy slime with galaxies, stars, moons, planets, and asteroids!
Astronaut Boot Camp: Astronauts must be fit before flying to space. We enjoy in fun filled team games like “Reaction ball” “Planet pit stop” “Asteroid belt” and more to get our bodies strong and ready for space travel!
Magnetic Solar System: Create an interactive solar system and watch as your Earth orbits the sun. We use circuits to create a light emitting sun!
Shooting Stars: We practice our target skills with games like “rings of Saturn”, “shoot the hoop” and discover archery.
TUESDAY: Lift off to the moon!
Let`s Rock-It! Experiment with time, distance and temperature as we try to get the fastest and highest rocket launch using “explosive” ingredients!
Moon Ball: Helps to develop fundamental building blocks of sport like agility, balance and coordination as well as endurance, strength and flexibility.
Solar Lunar Buggy Building! Discover the advantages of using solar power in space as we build our own STEAM space buggy!
Space Gym! Astronauts need to be flexible and fit to prepare for their long space journey to Mars. Gymnastics develops agility, strength, flexibility as well as discipline, perseverance and confidence – as well as being lots of fun!
WEDNESDAY: Touch Down on Planet Mars!
Martian Rocks! Upon landing on Mars we must decide whether the Red Planet is habitable long term. We test for gases like carbon dioxide, oxygen and hydrogen as well as discovering some potential alien life!
Asteroid Attack! We develop skills for ball and racket sports including volleyball, tennis, badminton with exciting, action packed games!
Splashdown! Get ready to get wet! If the weather is good we cool off with water balloons and our giant slip and slide!
Alien Ice Cream: We use the incredible Dry Ice rocks we found on Mars to make our own experimental ice cream flavours for all the tourists that are soon to visit this Red Planet!
THURSDAY: Trip around the solar system!
Journey to Outer Space: We take a trip to the planetarium in Lucerne where we will visit the Air and Space museum and watch an incredible show in the Planetarium!
FRIDAY: Colonising new worlds!
SpaceBots: We take a trip to the Youth International Agency where we learn to code Space Rovers on Mars. Our mission is to make the planet habitable for long term survival on this planet by using robots to navigate through the terrain.
Intergalactic Space Olympics: Fun competitions and team games including obstacle course and relays!
Space party: Party games, dress up and lots of fun to end the week in space style!
Sorting Ceremony: With get to know you games our apprentice witches and wizards are sorted by magic into their Hogwarts House!
Potions: Use the secrets of the half-blood Prince to concoct your own incredible, foaming, exploding, colour changing potion – take care to follow the recipe! (Great for imagination, measurements, maths, predicting, observing skills)
Quidditch Skills – Speed and Agility: Children are introduced to the game of Quidditch and “flying”. We will have lots of fun team building games, relays and obstacles to get the children active and improve their speed and agility.
Charms: We discover the secrets of the Philosopher`s Stone and use the magic of UV light to create our very own crystal that the children can wear as a necklace / take home as an ornament.
Olivander`s apprentice: We uncover the mysteries of magical wands and learn to create our own light up wands using the science of circuits.
Quidditch Skills – Bludgers: Children learn important skills like throwing, catching and dodging through fun filled drills and games. Children also develop hand eye coordination as they practise hitting balls with games of tennis, badminton and baseball – they will always be ready to dodge and send back those beastly bludgers!
Herbology: How to train your snapdragon! We discover some magical plants like the Venus flytrap and how plants have magical tropisms allowing them to navigate a maze!
Defence against the dark arts – gymnastics: Young witches and wizards need to be fit and flexible to ensure they are ready to defeat any threats from the Dark Lord. Gymnastics trains the whole body to be strong and supply and strengthens our mind developing discipline, perseverance and confidence.
Marauders mysteries: We create our very own secret writing and use the magic of magnetism to reinvent the Maraders map!
Mischief managed: Develop skills in orienteering as we use the magical Marauders map to discover secrets of our own castle grounds!
Care of magical creatures: What`s more important in the wizarding world than communication – and where would we be without our magical postal owls! We will dissect owl pellets to discover exactly what our Owls have been up to on their travels!
Care of Magical creatures – We take an exciting trip to the Zoo to discover some incredible magic of the Muggle world and how some magical creatures are disguised – we discover how magic their adaptations really are!
Honeydukes: Test out some magical candy and experiment to make your own of Fizzing-Wizz-bangs and chocolate frogs!
Triwizard Tournament: Compete in the wizarding games to win points for your house!
Advanced Potions: Follow the half Blood Prince`s recipes to discover how to make Polyjuice potion and more!
Yule Ball: Celebrate the end of the camp in style with fun games, dress up and of course, lots of magic!
Every day we offer exciting, interactive, engaging science and STEAM workshops! It all fits in with the camp theme as we delve into some serious science depth! Our workshops are so much fun the children don't even realise they are learning! All the workshops are differentiated for our different ages that we have at camp! Past workshops have included: rocket launch, Ice cream factory, constructing bird feeders and worm farms, halloween potions, fireworks, hot ice sculptures, candle factory, thermometer making, fastest ski slope, making candy crystals and much more!
We offer a variety of sports lead by fun loving sports teachers including basketball, football, tag rugby, gymnastics, archery, table tennis, badminton, dance and yoga! The sports are based on the children´s preferences and we encourage them to try different things to discover what they enjoy - after all it is their holidays and sport is meant to be fun!
Every camp week we offer an exciting and thematically relevant trip. We have been to Technorama, Hergli Glasi glass blowing museum where we blew our own glass ball to take home and Zurich Zoo at our Halloween camp where we visited the "creepy" animals to discover that there really isn't anything to be scared of at all!
Relax and enjoy stimulating activities with friends. Activities include: Adventure playground, chess, giant jenga, various games, science crafts, art, books, and mini experiments.
Lunch and Snacks: Warm, nutritious and delicious home cooked meals and snacks (lunch is optional and not included in the main price).
Past dishes have included: lasagne, pasta bake, mild creamy curry, creamed spinach and rice, sweet potato stew, cannelloni and packed lunches for the trip day. Snacks include: fruit and vegetables, humus dips, cottage cheese, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, cereal bars.