Give your children roots in STEM this summer and watch them bloom! Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math is the tech world of our children’s future. Brookdale’s science camps are built upon STEM foundations–offering plenty of hands-on learning fun while cultivating critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

21st Century STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, And Math) – Part 1

Science is about discovery; engineering is about creating solutions. Become an architect, engineer, technician and construction worker using technology skills to solve problems. Age-appropriate designs may include: Egg Drop Survival, Soda Can Racers, boat, bridge, catapult and flying gizmo designs. Interactive, hands-on computer lab challenges help to round out this powerful experience.
XCHLC 071, $315
Section 1: 7/10 – 7/14, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 2-3
Section 2: 7/17 – 7/21, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 4-6

Continue 21st Century STEM – Part 2

See 21st Century STEM; new activities, new learning adventures. Camp may be taken independent of Part 1.
XCHLC 226, $315
Section 1: 7/24 – 7/28, 9am-2 pm, Grades 4-6
Section 2: 7/31 – 8/4, 9am-2 pm, Grades 2-3

CODE! A Smart Start To Computer Science Basics

This creative environment for learning basic coding and computer science uses a mix of online activities and “unplugged” hands-on activities. This camp nurtures creativity, problem solving, collaboration, and logic through tutorials like Star Wars, Minecraft, and more. Every camper will have access to all the online computer activities outside the classroom during and after the completion of camp.
XCHLC 268, $315
Section 1: 7/10 – 7/14, 9am-2pm, Grades 4-6
Section 2: 7/24 – 7/28, 9am-2pm, Grades 2-3

Engineering Explorations

As an engineer you will learn physical science concepts and use them as you design, construct, test and analyze results. Then, you will reconstruct, retest and reanalyze results to determine whether design modifications were effective. Design and construction competitions may include bridges, roller coasters and amusement park rides, electric circuits, rockets and space vehicles, energy efficient buildings and interactive computer challenges.
XCHLC 089, $315
Section 1: 7/17 – 7/21, 9am-2 pm, Grades 2-3
Section 2: 7/31 – 8/4, 9am- 2 pm, Grades 4-6

A Crazy Combination – Art Meet Science

The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
It is the source of all true arts and science. – Albert Einstein

Join us for a fun-filled week of hands-on, minds-on activities that combine science with music and art. Each day will begin with singing and playing musical instruments, while learning the science concepts of sound, matter, life and water cycle and more.  Spend the remainder of the day exploring and applying your knowledge through hands-on science experiments, as well as creative art projects.
XCHLC 225, $315
8/7 – 8/11, 9am-2 pm, Grades 2-3

Journey To Veterinary Careers

Discover the many career opportunities our furry friends provide. Learn what veterinary professionals do in their exciting careers and the education  required. Guest presenters include veterinarians, veterinary technicians and assistants, veterinary practice managers, veterinary educators, veterinary sales representative, canine police officers, zookeeper, animal control officer, lab animal research and the staff from The Seeing Eye!  Program includes two days of field trips: a tour of the Monmouth County SPCA, and a full day at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls for an up-close look at veterinary medicine in action. Camp concludes with a hands-on pet first aid workshop on a canine mannequin!
XCHLC 126, $315
7/31 – 8/4, 9am-2 pm, Grades 6-9 

Science Sleuths

Become a science detective as you explore the many facets of the science world. This week is packed with fun-filled, hands-on, minds-on science activities, as you learn about being a CSI, paleontologist, oceanographer, astronaut, chemist or biologist. Investigate a murder mystery, the properties of slime, Mysterious Yuk, mystery powders, pollution and more.
Section 1: 6/26 – 6/30, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 2-3, $315
Section 2: 7/3 – 7/7, 9 am-2 pm, Grades 4-6, $250 (4 day camp)

New! Sizzling Science Sampler

Become an earth scientist, a life scientist and a physical scientist as you explore the mysteries and wonders of science through active participation in exciting, fun-filled, hands-on lab activities.
XCHLC 277, $315
8/14 – 8/18, 9am-2 pm, Grades 3-5

New! Bioethics in the 21st Century

Be introduced to some of the 21st century issues in bioethics by Holmdel High School’s AP Microbiology teacher. Topics to include issues surrounding stem cell technology, gene editing with CRISPR, introducing genetically modified organisms into the environment, xenotransplantation, cloning technologies, the use of DNA vaccines, ownership and access to a person’s genetic information, and more! Learn about the science behind these issues and how to engage in an organized and thoughtful debate from multiple stakeholder perspectives. Activities will include the use of case-studies, videos, articles, discussions and debates.
XCHLC 284, $315
8/14 – 8/18, 9am – 2pm, Grades 8-9