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Junior Day Camp a Big Success!

It’s hard to believe we’re already well into our summer camps for Ci 3.0. We’ve recently wrapped up a very fun and successful junior camp for students in grades 3 through 6. Thirty-eight enthusiastic campers from ten different states all gathered in Northern Kentucky to learn about STEM and God’s Word. We had a great week with these young campers and were thrilled to be able to help grow their love of science and deepen their understanding of God’s Word.

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Junior Day Camp a Big Success!

It’s hard to believe we’re already well into our summer camps for Ci 3.0. We’ve recently wrapped up a very fun and successful junior camp for students in grades 3 through 6. Thirty-eight enthusiastic campers from ten different states all gathered in Northern Kentucky to learn about STEM and God’s Word. We had a great week with these young campers and were thrilled to be able to help grow their love of science and deepen their understanding of God’s Word.

Junior camp is a three day camp and many of the campers’ families came with them and enjoyed touring the Creation Museum and visiting other attractions in the area while their young person performed experiments, built robots, and was equipped to think biblically about STEM.

Our theme for all of the Ci 3.0 summer camps is energy and many of our activities are structured around this idea. As junior campers participated in their activities they often had to work together to accomplish tasks so they learned the important lesson of teamwork. Here are some of the various activities these young campers undertook:

  • Marshmallow Catapult: Using an equal amount of supplies, teams had to engineer and design a catapult to see who could launch a marshmallow the farthest. Through this activity they learned how energy changes from potential energy to kinetic energy.
  • Counting Calories: Campers made predictions and then measured heart and respiration rate before and after an activity. Using cabbage water, they were even able to see the change in how much carbon dioxide they exhaled.
  • Keeping It Cool: Using only cardboard, aluminum foil, newspaper, and plastic bags, teams had to design a container that would keep water cooler longer than any of the other teams.
  • Robotics: Campers had to work together in teams of two and three to build and program a robot. This popular activity teaches both programming skills and teamwork.

Campers also made ice cream (that was a yummy activity!), attended a Snakes Alive workshop where they learned about and even got to hold various reptiles, rode a camel, got a bit dirty studying fossils, learned a biblical view of aliens at the world-class Stargazer’s Planetarium, flew drones and discussed drone technology, and, of course, toured the Creation Museum and learned about biblical history and science.

Our desire and prayer for these campers is that their love of science was fueled through hands-on STEM activities, but, more than that, we pray that they were inspired to think biblically and to view science through the lens of God’s Word. Our combination of STEM and apologetics is unique to any other camp and is desperately needed in a day and age when naturalistic and evolutionary thinking almost seems to overwhelm any science discussion. At Camp Infinity we are dedicated to being a part of raising up a generation of scientists who love both science and the Word of God. You can learn more about our camps at CampInfinity.com/camps/

 

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Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 4 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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Dan Wooster

Dan is the founder of Camp Infinity, a retired computer science professor, cofounder of a software development company, and a member of the board for Answers in Genesis. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife Karen. They have 3 married children and 4 grand children. He loves to inspire young people with a biblical view of the world, especially science & technology.

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