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STEM Camp Guides
The STEM Camp Guides provide an easy way to incorporate STEM into 4-H camps. You can easily access the guides you want by submitting a download request.
An Unfortunate Camp
In this five day camp, we will explore the science behind inventions, we'll study reptiles and we'll get creative with interesting projects.Campers will learn through exploration and experimentation. An Unfortunate Camp is a camp designed for grades 3-5, but could be adapted to fit most age ranges. This camp is based on the first three books from the book series “A Series of Unfortunate Events.”
Bugs! A Creepy Crawly Adventure
The Bugs! A Creepy Crawly Adventure is a five day camp, were we'll take a closer look at the insects and spiders all around us. We will make an insect habitat and metamorphosis chamber in this creepy, crawly camp! Campers will learn through exploration and experimentation. The Bugs! A Creepy Crawly Adventure is a camp designed for grades 1-2, but could be adapted to fit other age ranges.
Centaurs, Trolls & Fairies
This is a five day camp that involves exploring potions and ancient artifacts while looking for mythical and magical creatures that have taken refuge at hidden preserves around the world. In this camp, based on the book series Fablehaven, we’ll explore forests, animals, potions, mythical creatures, and write in invisible ink to keep our secrets hidden from our enemies.
Cooking Up Science
The Cooking Up Science camp is a five day camp that involves we’ll explore basic biology, chemistry, and physics using common items from the kitchen. We’ll make rock candy, mix up some cornstarch goo, and extract iron from your morning cereal!
Crime & Spy Science
This is a five day camp that involves discover how detectives use science to uncover the mysteries of a crime. We’ll solve the case of “The Murder of Professor Half Track” using clues, and conduct our own biotechnology experiments to solve the murder mystery. We also put campers through our “Super Spy School” and teach the essentials of being a spy.
The Dinosaur Science Camp is a five day camp that involves traveling back millions of years ago to the days when dinosaurs roamed the earth. We explore fossils that were left behind, learn about paleontologists, and dig up some dinosaur bones. “Dinosaurs” is a camp designed for grades 1-2, but could be adapted to fit most elementary age ranges.
This is a one day camp where we will be learning about some scary experiments, the art of pumpkin carving, and we will learn how to make a homemade battery, as well as how to produce a static charge.
Environmental Science Camp
The environmental science workshop is designed to allow for the youth to start their
by exploring the local environment and learning some basic ecological terms and concepts. As their understanding grows the activities shift, allowing an opportunity to collect data and analyze their findings. At the later part of the experience youth explore the technical and social issues surrounding the discipline of environmental science. This experience is well suited for students in grades 6-8. This guide can be used in a variety of settings including afterschool or summer camps.
Forces of Nature
Earthquakes, floods, fire, and extreme weather are all part of an exciting week exploring the earth! In this five day camp, campers will also build and test bridges, weather instruments, and other hands-on activities through exploration and experimentation. The Forces of Nature Camp is a camp designed for grades 3-5, but could be adapted to fit many age ranges.
The Fun-damental Science Camp is a five day camp that involves fun, hands-on activities that teach basic science principles. We’ll explore bubbles, potions, light and much more. Campers will also explore chemical reactions, learn about famous scientists, and discover the “fun” in science activities through exploration and experimentation. “Fun-damental Science” is a camp designed for grades 1-2, but could be adapted to fit most elementary age ranges.
The Island Adventures camp is a five day camp, where we will travel to a remote, secret island and spend a week exploring learning about ocean and coastal life, including otters, manatees, polar bears, and whales. We’ll use maps to study the island and learn about island survival by building shelters and finding fresh water! We’ll also get to be Pirates for a day!
This is a five day camp that involves writing with invisible ink, learning the secret behind the famous table cloth trick, and discovering many fantastic magic tricks and famous magicians. We’ll explore gravity, reactions, optical illusions, and learn about the cool science behind magic! Our friends and family will be AMAZED with the performance of magic at our magic show on the last day of camp!
This is a five day camp that involves learning about the powers of light, motion, and heat energy. We’ll be launching a solar balloon, working with magnetism, experiencing solar energy, learning more about nature, and conducting energizing hands-on experiments!
Slimy, Gooey, Gross
The Slimy, Gooey, Gross Science Camp is a five day camp that involves fun, hands-on activities that teach basic science principles. We’ll explore slimy, gooey, gross science while we will conduct all kinds of icky, sticky experiments! Get ready to be playing in some slimy, yucky science fun.
Spooky Adventure Day Camp
In this five hour camp, we’ll get ready for Halloween with mysterious experiments, spiders, bats, bones, and pumpkins. We will also learn how to make some spine tingling snacks. Campers will learn through exploration and experimentation. The Spooky Adventure Day Camp is designed for grades 1-2, but could be adapted to fit most age ranges.
4-H Multi-Family Club
The 4-H Multi-Family Club is a program developed for multiple families in a community or neighborhood. These activities build on 4-H’s unique ability to provide family learning vs. focusing on individuals. The 4-H Multi-Family Club may consist of a group of four to six families, interested in completing a series of six to eight 4-H activities between January and August (or an eight month period of your choosing), with each family in the group being responsible for hosting one of the learning activities. The 4-H Multi-Family Club Curriculum includes activities ranging from science experiments to cooking, from community service to gardening!
Lights, Camera, Cooking
The Utah 4-H Lights, Camera, Cooking Curriculum contains eight weeks of activities to help kids film and star in their own cooking show. Kids will focus on doing, reflecting, and applying! The activities center on kids learning about cooking, how to give a demonstration, the steps needed to prepare food. Kids will have the opportunity to write their script, film, and edit videos. The capstone of this eight week session is for the kids to give a live showing of their newly developed skills in front of an audience that they have personally invited.
4-H Aggie Adventure Environmental Science Guide
The environmental science workshop is designed to allow for youth to start their experience by exploring the local environment and learning some basic ecological terms and concepts. As their understanding grows the activities shift, allowing an opportunity to collect data and analyze their findings. At the later part of the experience youth explore the technical and social issues surrounding the discipline of environmental science. This experience is well suited for students in grades 6-8. This guide can be used in a variety of settings including afterschool or summer camps. The content for the experience is aligned to Boy Scouts of America “Environmental Science” merit badge requirements.
Sustainable You! Summer Camp Guide
Sustainable You! Summer Camp was designed to help youth understand what it means to be sustainable through fun, interactive activities based around the five major areas of sustainability: land, air, food, energy, and water. The camp is broken down into five days, each based around one of the 5 themes. This camp is written for grades 4-6 (ages 9-12) but could be adapted for all ages.