Where Science and Summer Fun Meet!
It’s that time of year again and we’ve been working hard to prepare a science camp experience that will make your child excited about science. We will explore some new destinations as well as some old favorites. Your student has seen the pictures in the science textbook, now they can experience the science first hand-going to places where science is actually happening. Whether it’s exploring Hill Country ecology by Zip-Line or taking their first Scuba Diving Lesson, your child is sure to learn and see many fascinating things—not to mention having a great time.
We believe the middle school/junior high years are a time for exploring and investigation…and having a lot of fun learning along the way. Young people develop their dreams for the future at this age. At Summer Science Safari, we help students envision their futures. We pack as much science and learning into five days as we can and top it off with lots of fun.
ALL of our Camp Coordinators are Certified Science Teachers, teaching at some of the very best middle/junior high schools in the greater Houston area. We will promise you and your student a summer science camp experience that will far surpass ANYTHING we could provide our students in the normal classroom environment. One parent once said, "It's like 12 science field trips in 5 days." We keep our Sessions small, typically limited to 13 students, so we can get into venues where most school groups can not-like a reactor, a medical or vet school, firefighting school, zip-lining, etc. We are certain to have "something" of interest for every student with an interest in ANY area of Science. From Microscopes to Telescopes, we cover it all.
For 15 years, Joe Watson, Head Coach of the 2011 State Champion Riverwood (Kingwood) Middle School Science Olympiad Team and Head Coach of the 2013 State Champion Beckendorff (Katy) Junior High Science Olympiad Team, has provided one of the best Summer Camps, around. With degrees in Meteorology and Secondary Education and Certifications in G/T and Earth and Life Sciences, he has had over 21 years’ experience teaching middle school/junior high students. Along with several other science professionals we have created a science adventure that you don’t want to miss.
AGAIN THIS SUMMER, we are offering THE SUMMER SCIENCE SAFARI IN THE KINGWOOD/HUMBLE AREA based at Creekwood Middle School in Kingwood.
THE WOODLANDS AREA
With last year's successful first year in The Woodlands, we are so happy to announce that we will now be offering 3 Full Sessions of the SUMMER SCIENCE SAFARI to students and parents in The Woodlands, this summer. After establishing very successful Camps in Kingwood, Humble, and Katy, Mr. Watson is ready put our best foot forward in showing why The Summer Science Safari is one of the best Science-Oriented summer camps available. We are certain you will learn why our best advertising comes from our parents and students.
KATY AT BECK JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN KATY
We are proud to announce that KATE KITCHENS and KRISTEN RUSH will again be offering the Summer Science Safari Summer Camp at Beck JHS this year. Kate Kitchens attended the University of Texas at San Antonio where she received her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She began her career as a 5th Grade Science teacher in Katy ISD. After 3 years of teaching 5th grade, Kate made the move to Junior High to teach 6th grade science. Kate has a passion for all things education and science and enjoys sharing that passion with her students. Kristen Rush started her career in science studying and working in marine biology in Bermuda and Corpus Christi. Following a stint synthesizing DNA she decided to return to school and received her Masters in Secondary Science Education from the University of Houston. Kristen has taught a variety of science courses, from aquatic science to integrated physics and chemistry to environmental science, geology and the variety of topics covered in 8th grade. Obviously, science is her love! This is Kate and Kristen’s first year facilitating the Summer Science Safari but they have lots of experience leading field trips and have a passion to show your students how much fun real science can be.
AT BECKENDORFF JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL IN KATY
Ron Reese has been a teacher in public education for the past 24 years. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from the State University of New York, at Buffalo. He spent the first six years of his career in the inner city of Houston, then moved out to Katy to start and raise his family. He has been teaching in the Katy ISD for the past 18 years. He currently teaches sixth grade science at Beckendorff Junior High School. This will be his third summer of facilitating Summer Science Safari in Katy.
Our camp was even featured on Humble ISD District TV with Dr. Sconzo, Superientent of Schools, Humble ISD.
To check out what we have in store for this year, please click the Proposed Activities Tab above and be sure to check out the video on last year's activities!
The Summer Science Safari is a Monday through Friday day-camp except for the Wednesday through Thursday, 2-day, overmight trip to Central Texas. Kingwood area students will be picked up and returned to Creekwood Middle School in Kingwood. Katy area students will be picked up and returned to Beckendorff JHS or Beck JHS in Katy based upon their Registration. Students in The Woodlands will be picked and returned to McCullough Junior High School. Students DO NOT have to attend these schools in order to attend the Summer Science Safari. In fact, our students have come from all over the country--and even outside the country!
Since our sessions are small, they fill up fast, however, most Sessions still have spots availiable so sign up, today!
The Proposed 2017 Sessions are Listed Below
Students DO NOT have to live in these areas to attend!
June 5, 2017
June 12, 2017
June 26, 2017
July 17, 2017
All Students in Katy are welcome to attend either Beck or Beckendorff Camps.
June 5, 2017
June 26, 2017
July 10, 2017
The Woodlands Sessions
June 12, 2017
June 19, 2017
July 17, 2017