SPI - the spot where STEAM learning and play intersect - is offering fun, weeklong summer camps at different venues around Mount Vernon.  These are half-day programs that run Monday through Friday during various weeks.  Families must pre-register online (with assistance from SPI staff at 400 S. Main Street if needed) in order for their child to participate.  Income-based scholarships available to all families who qualify! 

We still have some space in the following camps: 

- Trash to Treasure (Calling all kids who want to learn about and protect the environment!  They'll grow food, experiment with compost, and spend time outdoors having  lots of fun!)

- Woods & Water Wandering (Traverse forests, lakes, and meadows and discover the wildlife in local  parks.)

- Rollers, Rockets, and Racecars (Build roller coasters, slingshots, hovercraft and more to understand motion in your world.)

LEGO Robotics (Make robots during this  intro  to engineering, using the sate of the art EV3 robotics system!)

LEGO Simple Machines (They'll learn about a different simple machine each day and then get creative with LEGO!) 

- Stream Sleuths (Discover natural habitats, stomp and splash, investigator the healthiness of the river.) 

- Real World Chemistry (Kids will become chemists using basic ingredients found at local stores - they'll purify plant products, transform metals, and use solar power from grocery store ingredients!

Play with Your Food!  (Use the scientific method to answer questions about food, prepare dishes, get comfortable in the kitchen!) 

- Nature Play (Free play outdoors - kids  natural curiosity and interests will lead the way. They'll  get dirty, wet, and tired while discovering the hidden wonder of natural habitats.)

For camp descriptions and registration, visit www.spi-mountvernon.org or call 740-501-7616 for assistance. 

Upcoming dates

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  • Starting Monday, June 3rd, 2019, repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday until Friday, August 02, 2019 — all day


Varies by camp: Wright Center, Ariel-Foundation Park, Brown Family Environmenal Center, Knox County Career Center, Columbia Elementary, Twin Oak Elementary

Mount Vernon, OH 43050