Now enrolling for summer science camps!
Children ages 3 to entry into kindergarten are invited to join us this summer for fun and exciting scientific exploration!
Parents can choose from three sessions:
- June 3-June 24
- July 1-August 2
- August 5-16
Sessions run from 8:30 - 11:30 a.m., and cost $110.00/week.
Children and parents may choose science topics—including simple machines, fairy tale engineering with Humpty Dumpty and Rapunzel, spiders, recycling, paint and color,
What To Do
- Take a look at the summer camp descriptions, and pick which one you like best!
- Call the Bombeck Center at (937) 229-2158 to confirm that space is available in your camp and to sign up.
- Print off enrollment paperwork and complete paperwork. Paperwork must be completed and turned into the center before the first day of camp. Download complete packet of paperwork >>
- Join us on May 22, from 6-6:30 p.m., for the summer science camp open house. You'll get some basic information on center policies and procedures, meet your teachers, see the classroom, and ask any questions you may have.
From June 3 through June 28
Sensory Experiences with Paint and Color
What do viscosity, texture, and hue have to do with each other? All will be explored and experienced as children delve into an investigation of paint and color.
“Humpty Dumpty, stay on that wall!”
Children will employ the engineering design process as they solve Humpty Dumpty’s problem staying on the wall. Will they design a safety seat? Catch net? What will our young engineers design?
Become junior meteorologists as we discover all the different conditions of the atmosphere we call weather.
Investigate how simple machines help us do work. Can we use our mechanical engineering skills to build a machine that will help do work in the classroom?
From July 1 through August 2
“Don’t pitch it! Use it again!”
Children will become materials engineers as they discover new uses for “old” materials.
“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your long hair!”
The children come to the rescue of a fairy tale character in need as they employ the engineering design process to design Rapunzel a better way to have visitors and a means for escape from her lofty dwelling.
Investigating Living Things and Their Environment
Discover answers to questions like, “What makes something alive?" and "Do all living things have a habitat?" as we investigate the living world around us.
Did you know there are 580 species of spiders in Ohio? We have orb weavers, ground spiders, sheet web weavers, jumping spiders, and cobweb weavers. Children will examine and learn about these helpful members of our environment.
From August 5 through August 16
“Just Me and My Shadow”
Children will have fun with shadows as they investigate the concepts of light.
Physically Fit Fairy Tales and Mother Goose Rhymes
Come run with the Gingerbread Man, build strong muscles with Jack and dance with the Piper of Munster as we tone up and have fun with characters from our favorite fairy tales and Mother Goose rhymes.
Explorations in Sound: Kitchen Band Fun
Explore the concepts of sound and the music that can be created using everyday kitchen utensils.
Reduce, ReUse, and Recycle
This will be our motto as we learn about becoming responsible consumers and explore the properties of materials and resources found in their environment.
Please complete and submit the required forms.
Return the following signed forms to the Bombeck Family Learning Center at 941 Alberta Street in Dayton. After the paperwork has been processed, we will contact you to confirm your child's spot in the summer camp. All paperwork must be completed before the first day of camp! You may download the complete packet of paperwork or download individual forms and handouts below.
- Complete packet of paperwork (pdf) >>
- Enrollment Form, page 1 (pdf) >>
- Enrollment Form, page 2 (pdf) >>
- Enrollment Form, page 3 (pdf) >>
- Child Medical Statement Form (pdf) >>
- Child Release Form (pdf) >>
- Handbook Signature Page (pdf) >>
- Health Care Plan (pdf) >>
- Health Insurance Information Form (pdf) >>
- Photo Waiver (pdf) >>
- CACFP Enrollment Form (pdf) >>
- Camp Descriptions (pdf) >>
- Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) Information (pdf)
- BFLC Parent Handbook (pdf) >>
Contact Deborah Poppaw, Administrative Secretary, at (937) 229-2158 or at Dpoppaw1@udayton.edu.