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By John Published: March 22, 2010



The Great Lakes Science Center will have science summer camps for students from preschool age through high school  (including at Camp Y-Noah in Akron) from  June 14 through August 20. Full press release after the jump:

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New Preschool Camps and High School Summer Science Institute

CLEVELAND (Mar. 22, 2010) – Great Lakes Science Center will create an unforgettable summer of learning and fun for kids in preschool through high school with its Great Summer Science Day Camps beginning June 14. Camps will be offered at the Science Center downtown, Laurel School's Lyman and Butler campuses in Russell Township and Shaker Heights, and Camp Y-Noah in Akron.

The Science Center is reaching new audiences through its camps for preschoolers and high school students at its downtown location. Half-day preschool summer camps will let kids age 3-4 build gadgets, create concoctions, experiment with the senses and explore the sun, moon and stars. The Science Center's new High School Summer Science Institute will give students in grades 9-12 the opportunity to work alongside local scientists in camps focusing on aerospace, biomedical technology, robotics and the biology and ecology of the Great Lakes.

 ''We are thrilled to expand our programs so that young scientists of all ages can enjoy unique and beneficial experiences,'' said Emily Fletcher, manager of camps, classes and outreach. ''With interactive experiments, OMNIMAX® films, outdoor adventures and field trips to local research labs, our camp offerings ensure that students are given a strong foundation in the sciences and are inspired to continuously expand that knowledge.''

 Camps for children in grades K-8 will educate and entertain with a wide range of activities and interactive experiences. Highlights include ''LEGO NXT: CSI'', where campers will build and program a robot to assist in the investigation of a crime scene; ''Spy Science'' will teach kids the secrets behind codes, invisible ink and disguises and will allow them to design their own spy gadgets; and ''Gross Out!'', where campers will learn the chemistry and biology behind belches, boogers, blisters and other disgusting stuff, and includes a trip to the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo.

Camp Y-Noah in Akron will let campers spend each morning with GLSC staff learning about the engineering process and solving real-world problems, creating superstructures, towers, bridges and more. After lunch, campers will spend their afternoons enjoying traditional outdoor day camp activities.

Great Summer Science Day Camps will begin June 14 and go through August 20 with dates varying based on location. Preschool camps are offered in morning and afternoon sessions from 9 – 11 a.m. and 12:30 – 2:30 p.m., with a discount for the afternoon sessions. Camps for kids in grades K-8 run from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. with extended care options available at the Science Center and Laurel School's Lyman Campus. The High School Summer Science Institute also runs from 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. The dates are as follows:

  • Great Lakes Science Center camps run for 10 weeks, June 14 – August 20

  • High School Summer Science Institute runs June 21 – July 2 and August 2 – 13

  • Laurel School camps run from June 14 – July 16

  • Camp Y-Noah in Akron runs from July 12 – 16


All sessions are led by certified teachers or science professionals, and off-site locations include a trip to Great Lakes Science Center and an OMNIMAX film. Camp content is designed according to grade level, ensuring a high-quality experience for kids of all ages.

Fees for each camp vary depending on which camps are chosen. Members receive $20 discounts on all camp registrations.

For a full schedule of Great Summer Science Day Camps, please visit the Web site at or call (216) 621-2400. Online registration is available.

About Great Lakes Science Center

Great Lakes Science Center is one of the nation's leading science and technology centers and home to Northeast Ohio's NASA Glenn Visitor Center. Its mission is to stimulate interest in and increase understanding of the sciences, with a particular emphasis on the interdependence of scientific, environmental and technological activities in the Great Lakes region. It features hundreds of hands-on exhibits, themed traveling exhibits, daily demonstrations, the awe-inspiring OMNIMAX® Theater and the Steamship William G. MatherThe Science Center is open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Discounted parking is available for guests in the attached 500-car garage. Great Lakes Science Center is generously funded by the citizens of Cuyahoga County through Cuyahoga Arts and Culture. For more information, contact the Science Center at (216) 694-2000 or visit




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