Space center hosting summer camp for kids

DOWNEY - The Columbia Memorial Space Center will host Academic Robotics camps this summer for children ages 6-14.The camps will give children an opportunity to work on customized Lego engineering projects based on science, technology, engineering and math curriculum. Students will also learn the basic static structures used in robotics by applying the fundamentals of math and science concepts. Children will be placed in age- and grade-appropriate levels. The camps will be conducted by Mathobotix and offered at a discounted rate of $150 per week for full-day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) or $120 per week for half-day (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.). The fee includes a T-shirt and space center admission. Day care before and after the camps is also available at $8 an hour. The camps will be conducted on three separate one-week sessions: July 26-30, Aug. 2-6 and Aug. 9-13. Parents can register their children for one or all three camps. An open house will be held July 17 from 3-5 p.m. at the space center so parents can learn more about the camps. The open house is free and no pre-registration is required. To register for a space camp, call (949) 857-0411 or visit The space center is at 12400 Columbia Way in Downey. Their phone number is (562) 231-1200.

********** Published: July 8, 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 12