Science Investigators features many different activities for campers grades 6-8.
July 19–24, 2020
The Summer Investigators Science camp is built around the development of a student’s 21st-century skills, especially those related to problem-solving, collaboration and curiosity. This is accomplished through the integration of the areas of biology, chemistry, and technology into a program where students assume the role of crime scene investigators in order to solve a mock crime.
The one-week program consists of three 90 minute class periods a day where students develop the techniques they will need to solve the “crime”. With investigations into atomic structure, chemical bonding, genetics, and DNA structure students learn through laboratory activities what it means to be a forensic scientist. Students are also proved with the opportunity to speak with people who are experts in this field, from members of the local police CSI unit to a retired FBI investigator. With the utilization of iPads, students learn to keep a record of all of the evidence that they collect and how to organize it into an e-book presentation to a grand jury at the conclusion of the camp.
7:00 A.M.-8:00 A.M.
Wake up on Dorm!
8:00 A.M.– 8:30 A.M.
Breakfast in Yardley complements of our terrific dining staff. Take advantage of our hot breakfast items with vegetarian options available, make yourself a bagel, or fill a bowl with cereal and grab a piece of fruit!
8:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
First Class of the Day!
10:30 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.
Second Class of the Day!
12:00 P.M. -1:00 P.M.
Lunch in Yardley
1:00 P.M.-2:30 P.M.
Third Class of the Day!
2:30 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Down Time on Dorm! Relax with a book or hang out with friends!
3:00 P.M.-4:30 P.M.
Activity Time: Sports, Games, Scavenger Hunts, Arts and Crafts - we have a lot of different activities to offer during Activity Time!
4:30 P.M.-5:45 P.M.
Down Time on Dorm: grab a shower and clean up on dorm before dinner!
5:45 P.M.-7:00 P.M.
Dinner in Yardley complements of our terrific dining staff. Some of our favorite meals are lasagna, tacos…there are too many options to list!
7:00 P.M.-9:00 P.M.
Evening Activity: watching a movie, decorating cupcakes, playing Bingo with Admissions…so many fun things to do as a group!
9:00 P.M.-10:00 P.M.
Dorm Time: Take a shower, clean up your room, hang out with friends before lights out!
Lights out on dorm!
An all girls boarding and day school in Southern Virginia, Chatham Hall prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our innovative academic program offers Advanced Placement courses, global study and travel, as well as project based learning. Our athletic teams regularly compete at the State level and our exceptional riding program is nationally recognized. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.