Spring Break Camps


2019 Spring Break Camps coming soon!



NS3’s Matter of Fact Spring Break Camp! *FULL*

March 19-23 2018; 9:00-3:00pm

Join the NS3 for a week of exploring matter!  Everything around us is made of matter- students will learn about states of matter and phase changes.  This week will include many chemistry related experiments involving solutions, mixtures and various reactions.  We will incorporate specific activities such as lava bottles, making butter, various slime investigations, chromatography, fizzy fountains and dunking divers.


NS3’s Forces and Motion Spring Break Camp! *FULL*

March 26-29 2018; 9:00-3:00pm

Explore Forces and Motion at NS3’s spring break camp! Students will explore the many facets of forces through hands-on activities such as bottle rockets and rubber band racers looking at elastic energy. Throughout the week we will explore circuitry, with each day undertaking a new iteration including scribble bots, bristle bots, jitterbugs and lego scribblers! Discover air resistance and drag as students put their engineering skills to the test with the egg challenge, build catapults and tinker with magnetic pendulums.


The Details – 2018

Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm daily

Ages: 6-11

Cost: $225/week for Matter of Fact; $185 for Forces and Motion

Location: Science Studio @ 4355 Jingle Pot Road in Room 101

*Please note: food is not included in the cost; please send your child with a lunch and water bottle

Stay and Play: After-camp care 3-5pm for $8 per day

Typical Schedule

9:00 Arrival and free play

9:30 Introductions

10:00 Activity

10:30 Snack and recess

11:00 Activity

12:00 Lunch and outdoor time

1:00 Activity

2:00 Activity

2:45 Story time

3:00 Pick-up

Camp Policies

Cancellation, Withdrawal and Refunds: NS3 reserves the right to cancel a program one week prior to the start date, and will refund all fees for a cancelled program. Programs cancelled less than one week prior to the start date due to unforeseen reasons (including but not limited to weather conditions or site safety) will be rescheduled or fees will be refunded in full. Withdrawal with refund must be requested in writing more than two weeks prior to the program start date. Any withdrawals or changes will be subject to a $10 administrative fee. There are NO REFUNDS given for withdrawals requested less than two weeks prior to the first day of a registered program or at any time during the program. Pro-rated refunds are NOT available for days absent from a registered program. NS3 reserves the right to expel any student, without refund of fees, who behaves inappropriately, is disruptive to other students, volunteers or staff, or becomes a danger to themselves or others.

Punctuality: NS3 will not assume responsibility for children before or after NS3’s programs. A $25 late pick-up fee may be charged. Repeated late pick-ups can result in cancelled participation without refund.

Photographs: Photos taken during spring break camps are used for NS3 promotional materials, publications and advertisements. Please note, we do not use children’s names. Parents may request no photos or videos be taken of their children.

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