Inspiring science after school or at home!
Dear Parents of Camp. You should have now recieved an email detailing our magical science and sport programme! attached to the email is a document with all the important information about the week. If you haven`t recieved it please check your junk mail or email us and we will send it to you.
No nuts at camp - please do not bring them for snacks as some children have a severe nut allergy.
Home lunch: If you have chosen not to take our Spark Science lunch option please let us know if you would not be happy for your child to make edible potions / experiments.
Defence against the dark arts: For children over 8 and those with parental permission we will have the opportunity to learn some self defence including kickboxing skills and fitness. Please discuss with us any concerns you may have.
Care of Magical Creatures trip: We are going to SchlangenZoo, Eschlikon - this is a very exciting opportunity to handle, feed and discover the enchanting beauty of snakes up close and led by experts.
Camp 1: Thursday 15th October. Meet at 9:00 - our workshop is booked for 11:00 and we must leave for the train at 9:15am
Camp 2: Tuesday 13th October. normal drop off. Later pick up. 16:45. Our workshop is booked for the afternoon so no rush in the morning.
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.
Spark Science workshops:
Join us throughout the year with our engaging, exciting and educational one-off workshops designed to capture children's imagination and instil a love of learning from an early age. Come and discover the science behind bath bombs! Experiment with slime and all its variants! Make bouncy balls and investigate their properties! Design and pour Christmas candles or soap! Make instant ice cream using the power of science and much more! To keep updated about all our events and workshops why not subscribe to our newsletter?!
Up and coming workshops:
One off workshops:
Spark Science 6 week programme:
Spark Science have a new and unique set of 6 consecutive workshops for children aged from 7-11 years aimed at developing passion for science and STEAM based learning. Our exciting programme complements and extends the existing school curriculum with hands-on activities, spectacular demos and incredible learning experiences. Throughout the programme we build on knowledge of scientific concepts and experimental techniques giving children an in-depth and exciting introduction to the magical world of lab science!
What will my child learn and discover in this programme?
The Hot Air Balloon Adventures! (Passed event)
Book Reading and Science Workshop with Emma Thornton from Spark Science and Annahita de la Mare, author of The Hot Air Balloon Adventure Stories. SOLD OUT!
We read “The Start of Something Big” and “The Perfect Day” - beautifully illustrated books for 4-7 years olds encouraging children to be brave, to be adventurous, to apply science to every day life, and to and enjoy the great outdoors. We discussed the science behind hot air balloons with exciting demonstrations before making our very own air balloons.