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Edge on Science
Massachusetts Location(s)

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Main office (315) 773-5673
Lasell University
1844 Commonwealth Avenue
Auburndale, Massachusetts 02466

Endicott College
376 Hale St
Beverly, MA 01915

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CAMPER AGES: 7 to 17

TYPE OF CAMP: Day Camp. week-long, Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm and extended hours 8-9am and 4-6pm

CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Edge on Science is a project-based immersive experience in applied science and engineering. Choose from ten different topics and 43 week-long sessions. Instructors are engineers, scientists and/or scholars. Child to Instructor and Assistant ratio is 7:1 or less. Easily find programs for your rising 3rd to 9th-grade child. Rising 10th to 12th-grade students may apply for a limited number of Counselor-in-Training (CIT) positions.

Computers, Math, Science, Technology, Academics, and more.

CAMP LOCATION: Lasell University is located near the intersections of highways 90 and 95 in Auburndale. Think Newton and Boston Metro-west.

Endicott College is located on the north shore, north of Boston in Beverly MA.

CAMP FACILITIES: College and university campuses deliver an at college experience for your child with technologically equipped classrooms, and inviting, landscaped outdoor spaces. We embrace the outdoors whether it is to launch rockets, build bridges, loose trebuchets, explore coastal waters, whale watch, model the inner solar system, use telescopes, play team games, collect samples, make observations, or operate a hydraulic machine.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: • Build a bridge.
• Design, model, simulate, build, test, and fly a model rocket.
• Understand basic optics and then assemble a refractor telescope.
• Learn to observe and record your observations.
• Code and fly that code with a drone.
• Learn about 3D printers, design objects, prepare them, print them and assess the results.
• Team build a catapult and then use it outside to hit a mock castle wall.
• Collect and prepare samples for viewing under a microscope.
• Envision hydraulic machines and then build them in a maker space.
• Tinker with water rockets and discover the right mix of water volume, air volume and air pressure.
• Communicate your ideas on paper.
• Share and present your findings to the other children.
• Showcase your accomplishments at the end of the week to family and friends!
• Engage in games and challenges that reinforce concepts learned, all while having fun.
• Embrace safety, quality control and ethics.

Our instructors are engineers, scientists and/or scholars with knowledge and experience in the program they are leading. They also are passionate about sharing applied science and engineering with young people.

Edge on Science programs are structured around individual and team projects. Children are challenged while having fun and making new friends. Our approach is to tap into the intrinsic curiosity that children have so that at the end of the day they own the science and are eager to return the next day!

"Edge on Science takes science off the page and puts it into the hands of your child." -Rondalyn Whitney, mom

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Rising 10th to 12th-grade students may apply for our Counselor in Training (CIT) program. CITs participate fully in the program they choose. They also help out the Instructor and participate in ongoing program evaluation and improvement. This is like a first-time job experience for most youth. They will learn what it takes to be an effective employee.

CAMP SCHOLARSHIPS OR FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: We have a limited amount of scholarship funds to offset tuition for families experiencing financial hardship. To learn more, e-mail John Aviste at javiste[AT] or call (315) 773-5673.

FAMILY CAMP SESSION(S): First thing every Friday morning your child will showcase what they have been working on all week. This is a mini science fair. Family and friends are invited!

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: Join Edge on Science by Subscribing. Enjoy hand-picked opportunities, stories and events in applied science and engineering. Over 1,250 families are in on this.

OTHER CAMP INFO: Multi-session, sibling and referral discounts are available. To learn more, e-mail John Aviste at javiste[AT] or call (315) 773-5673.

Visit Our Camp Website Link: for the most up-to-date information on sessions, dates and tuition.

We are always on the look-out for Instructors and Junior Counselors for our summer programs. To indicate your interest, e-mail John Aviste at javiste[AT]

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