Put roller coaster building, rocket launching and short story writing on your kids’ summer “to do” lists and enroll them in science and arts themed day camps, hosted by the Sienna homeowners association. All camps take place at the Club Sienna Recreation Complex, located at 9600 Scanlan Trace, and are open to both residents and area youth.
The popular Camp Einstein summer camps return to Sienna Plantation this July with two camps for budding engineers and scientists. Engineering Camp is for mechanically minded, creative students curious about how things work. Campers will build a variety of devices from catapults and trebuchets to race cars and roller coasters. Science Camp introduces children to the physical sciences with hands-on activities such as designing and launching rockets, making slime and exploring the mechanisms behind the creation of tornadoes. Both camps are open to children ages 4 to 12. Engineering Camp is from 9 a.m. to noon and Science Camp is from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., July 20 to July 24. Sessions are $150 per resident camper and $180 for non-residents; supplies are included.
Also in July, the association is sponsoring two camps sure to spark the imaginations of preschool and elementary school students. At Camp Barbie, girls, ages 4 to 8, participate in fun Barbie-related activities designed to build character and self-esteem. The camp runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. A writing camp, “Look at me, I’m an Author,” combines creative writing with innovative art challenges to encourage children, ages to 6 to 8, to express their thoughts. The small class provides lots of attention and is appropriate for all ability levels. Both camps begin July 13 and end July 17. The writing camp is from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and space is limited. Camps are $98 per student, per camp for residents; $117.60 for non-residents.
Lego lovers will want to sign up for a variety of Lego building classes happening Aug. 3-7. Lego Logo, which will utilize special kits not available in stores, and Lego Expert camps are for children ages 8 to 12. Those ages 4 to 7 can participate in Lego Mania, which emphasizes creativity and eye-hand coordination, and Lego Designer, which uses a unique collection of Lego kits to build fantastic creations. Cost is $98 per student, per camp for residents and $117.60 for non-residents.