Mad Science Summer Camps

Mad Science has been experienced by more than 6.5 million children in 25 countries across 5 continents and it’s right here in Wylie this summer. Register now for any of the eight camps hosted at Wylie Recreation Center.

Claws, Codes & Comets - Well-rounded science introduction encourages creativity and initiative. Gain understanding of basic concepts and terms while having a blast! Study nature’s inhabitants while learning about and imitating animal adaptations. Explore secret messages, and discover codes you already have in your body. Study comets up close as one forms before your eyes. Open to kids 3 - 6 years of age, June 9 - 12, 9 am - 12 pm, $140.

Rocket Ride to Space - 3, 2, 1…Blast off! Satisfy your curiosity for space travel and aerodynamics. Gain focus, critical thinking skills and enhance your ability to follow steps. Explore the difference in various propulsion systems. Learn how to launch and how to recover your craft. Take home rockets, planes and other projects each day. Open to kids 6 - 10 years of age, June 9 - 12, 1 - 4pm, $140.

STEM Genius Science & Technology - Dig into STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and return to school prepared and ready to excel. Build confidence and team up with fellow campers to strengthen your understanding of energy sources, structures, ocean mechanics and more through hands-on experiments. Take home a project each day. Open to kids 6 - 12 years of age, July 7 - 10, 9 am - 12 pm, $140.

Robot Mania - Satisfy your curiosity about how robots shape learning, efficiency and advances in technology. Gain creative thinking skills, an understanding of real-life technology applications and a feeling of pride. Study and interact with sound sensing, line tracking, amphibious and even soccer playing robots. Take home a robot made by you! $25 fee payable to instructor at first class. Open to kids 6 - 10 years of age, July 7 - 10, 1 - 4 pm, $140 plus supply fee.

Let’s Get Growing - How does your garden grow? Celebrate the life cycle of plants. Gain a basic understanding of how sun, wind, rain, earth, plants and insects work together. Dissect soils and seeds, explore the life of a caterpillar, examine living plants and leaves and create a garden mural with your fellow campers. Open to kids 3 - 6 years of age, July 21 - 24, 9 am - 12 pm, $140.

Secret Agent Lab - Be like “Bond. James Bond.” Problem solving sets a path for success. Gain patience, critical thinking skills and appreciation for details. Engage in discussion with your peers, participate in labs and learn to spy like secret agents while exploring biology and chemistry. Discover crime science used to solve mysteries. Open to kids 6 - 10 years of age, July 21 - 24, 1 - 4 pm, $140.

Earth: The Amazing Planet - Experiment with earth sciences! Understand the importance of taking care of our planet and appreciating nature around us through exciting activities and interactive discussions. Make recycled paper, investigate animals, create a cast of an animal footprint and experiment with pollution solutions that are easy and accessible in your own home. Open to kids 7 - 11 years of age, August 11 - 14, 1 - 4 pm, $140.

Bubbles, Smoke and Explosions! - Explain the unimaginable. Sparked interest in chemistry sets a course for discovery. Gain appreciation for investigation and observation while being wowed. Connect with science and see lightning first hand, make a comet, create a crystal garden, synthesize slime and watch smoke bellow from a NASA style rocket built by you! Open to kids 6 - 10 years of age, August 11 - 14, 9 am - 12 pm, $140.

Register now online or in person at Wylie Recreation Center.