2019 Summer Camp

Summer Science Splash is a week-long residential summer camp funded by the II-VI Foundation and hosted by Eckerd College.

Spend your days in the college’s new $25 million, state-of-the-art James Center for Molecular and Life Sciences performing a variety of science experiments with the latest hi-tech equipment used by both college students and research scientists. Work closely with Eckerd College science faculty, certified science teachers, and Eckerd College students majoring in the sciences. Spend your evenings participating in games, watching movies, contributing to team activities and more. Between daily experiments and evening events, work with your team to gain points for prizes.

You do not need to have an advanced understanding of science to attend, but you are expected to be excited and motivated to learn!

Session I: July 7 – 12, 2019
Session II: July 14 – 19, 2019 Session II is now full.

Students may apply for only one session.
To be placed on a waiting list, please call 727.864.7783.

Students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in Fall 2019
$520 per student

Cost includes: participation in all science labs and activities, use of college recreational facilities, meals, lodging, snacks and camp T-shirt.

Limited number of partial scholarship available.

Please Note: To take full advantage of the opportunities of the Summer Science Splash Camp, students are expected to remain on campus for the full session. Eckerd College does not allow family or friends to make visits to campus or take students off campus during the program.

The Program

Get Charged Up: The Year of the Electron

Modern life depends on the motion of electrons, from computer circuits to chemical reactions in fuel cells. Summer Science Splash students will build batteries and solar cells, wire circuits for alarms, run generators, take data from transducers, and explore oxidation and reduction reactions. They will learn about current, magnetism and electrochemistry.

Lab activities include:

  • Building an Artbot
  • Making solar cells
  • Silvering glass
  • Magnets and motors

Room & Board

Participants will live on the Eckerd College campus in St. Petersburg on Florida’s Gulf Coast.

Facilities

Our 188-acre waterfront campus provides a magnificent atmosphere and safe environment. Eckerd College is located in St. Petersburg, just off I-275 exit 17.

Directions & Map

Counselors

At the conclusion of daily labs, campers are supervised in the late afternoon, evenings and overnight by well-trained Eckerd College students who are eager to share their enthusiasm for science and teamwork.

Housing

Students will live in air-conditioned Eckerd College student residence halls reserved exclusively for Summer Science Splash participants. Counselors will be present in each residence hall.

Meals

Campers will eat in the main cafeteria located just steps from the residence halls. Nutritious, youth-friendly food is served on a daily basis in the summer. We can accommodate allergies, gluten free, vegetarian and a variety of other special diets.

Registration

Please be sure to complete the following items to register your student. Registration must be completed in this order:

Your registration will not be complete until we are in receipt of the mandatory items.

Sessions

Session I: July 7 – 12, 2019
Session II: July 14 – 19, 2019 Session II is now full.

Students may apply for only one session.
To be placed on a waiting list, please call 727.864.7783.

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Withdrawal Date Refund
60 days before start date 100%
30 days before start date 50%
20 days before start date 20%
<20 days before start date 0%

The processing fee of $25 is non-refundable for those who withdraw from the program. If students are not accepted into the program, they will receive a full refund.

No refund will be issued for the following:

  • If a participant fails to show up for the program.
  • If a participant is dismissed from the program by the College.

Participants who cancel their registration and are eligible for a refund should contact summerconferences@eckerd.edu or 727.864-7783.

II-VI Foundation

Summer Science Splash Camp is funded by the II-VI Foundation, their mission is “To encourage and enable students to pursue a career in engineering, science and mathematics while maintaining a standard of excellence.”