Youth Programs

Kids Classes

Online Registration

Registration is available online. You must complete your family profile first at Community Pass. You may pay online using credit card (There is a service charge associated with these payments). You can also come into the township building between 8am-4pm Monday-Friday if you prefer to pay with cash or check (payable to "Upper Gwynedd Township"). Registrations will NOT be taken at the program. Please feel free to contact Angelina Capozzi at acapozzi@uppergwynedd.org or 215-699-7777 ext. 211 if you have any questions.

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Mad Science: Mad Machines & Jr Engineers!

Whether you enjoy building structures or destroying them, you’ll be more than satisfied with this summer camp!  Mini Mad Science engineers will design and build skyscrapers using simple tools and intricate imaginations.  Exercise your ability to work together in order to construct a geodesic dome big enough for all of the campers to fit inside!  Work with pulleys, wedges, screws, and levers & assemble your own catapults!  Maneuver robots around an obstacle course, play robot soccer, and even test line-tracking robots during this weeklong camp full of (robot and children) hands-on excitement!  Let the Machine Madness Begin!

 

WHEN:  July 6th – July 10th

TIME:  12:30 – 3:30 pm

WHERE:  UG Community Center

AGES:  6 – 12 years old

COST:  $145

 

Mad Science: SAL: Spies Like Us!!

Step into the shoes of a Spy – uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Become a super sleuth and learn clever ways of performing tasks in this hands-on view of the science that spies use. From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment, and discover the technological tools of detection!  Watch out James Bond!

 

WHEN:  Aug 17th – 21st

TIME:  9 – 12 pm

WHERE:  UG Community Center

AGES:  6 – 12 years old

COST:  $145

 

 

Mad Science: SAL: Funky Forensics!! 

Focus on the science of forensics in this hands-on look at crime scenes. Identify and collect evidence, from fingerprints to tracks to trash! Recreate the scene of a crime using clues and detailed observations. Campers will use science to connect the dots and help sniff out the suspects in this hands-on investigation into the science of sleuthing. CSI Forensics at its Best!

 

WHEN:  Aug 17th – 21st

TIME:  1 - 4 pm

WHERE:  UG Community Center

AGES:  6 – 12 years old

COST:  $145

 

Mad Science: Secret Agent Lab

Look out 007- the Mad Science Secret Agent Lab is in session!  From decoding messages to experimenting with metal detectors and night vision, children will have the opportunity to check out spy equipment and step into the shoes of a detective!  Children will uncover the science involved in gathering and analyzing evidence and the technology behind locks, surveillance systems and alarms.  To test the limits of magnified observation, junior science sleuths will build their own binoculars and develop ways to work together to refine their observation skills.  Campers will use what they have learned as they find, collect, and analyze evidence and connect the dots to solve a simulated crime scene!  Mad Science Spy Camp is 00-Awesome!

 

WHEN:  Aug 17th – 21st

TIME:  9 am – 4pm

WHERE:  UG Community Center

AGES:  6 – 12 years old

COST:  $275

 

 

Science Explorers

Forensics Academy:  Become a Science Explorers CSI! We’ll use forensic techniques to document a “crime scene”, lift fingerprints, complete an analysis of mystery powders, conduct simulated blood testing, extract DNA from strawberries, perform fiber analysis, and use a black light to reveal glowing evidence. See if you’ll be the one to crack the case!

 

WHEN: June 29th- July 2nd

TIME: 9 – 3:30 pm

WHERE: UG Community Center

AGES: 7-11

COST: $300

 

Science Explorers

Science Explorers Greatest Hits:  Science Explorers has compiled our favorite camp experiments into a week-long science extravaganza!  Throughout the week you’ll explore marine biology, chemistry, physics, and nature. Dissect a shark, make exploding chemical reactions, program robots, build a solar oven and bake s’mores, create a motorized invention, erupt a volcano, go digging for dinosaurs and make chalkboard and fluffy slime, and much more!  For ages 7-11.

 

WHEN: July 20TH -24TH   

TIME: 9:00am – 3:30pm (Full Day)

9:00am-12:00pm (Half-Day AM)

12:30pm-3:30pm (Half-Day PM)

WHERE: UG Community Center

AGES: 7-11

COST: Full day $375

Half day $225

 

Science Explorers

Mix It Up!:  We’ve taken our popular after-school club programs from 2019-20 and turned them into a fun-filled, week-long camp with different themes each day, including slime, atomic art, popping chemistry, the science of sound, and oozy, odd, outrageous animals. In our ½ day camp we’ll mix up magnetic slime, get loud as we make thunder cups and musical chimes, investigate the anatomy of frogs, build spin art machines, blast off film canister rockets, and make yummy ice cream. Stay for the full day (or come for just the afternoon) and we’ll continue the fun as we make a tornado in a bottle, create bubble blowers, mix up even more slime, explore optical illusions and make sun prints, build our own instruments, and make fizzy bath poppers and fizzing CO2 reactions.

 

WHEN: Aug 10th - 14th

TIME: 9:00am – 3:30pm (Full Day)

 9:00am-12:00pm (Half-Day AM)

12:30pm-3:30pm (Half-Day PM)

WHERE: UG Community Center

AGES: 7-11

COST: Full day $375

Half day $225

 

Shining Knights Chess Camp:

Spend a week playing and learning about chess from the Shining Knights chess coaches! Our coaches have taught tens of thousands of children to play. Many have won state and national championships. Assigned to groups by skill level, classes appeal to total beginners through advanced tournament players. Campers receive t-shirts and tournament-style chess sets. Activities include learning openings, tactics, and end games, studying master games, playing against fellow students and analyzing student games.

 

WHEN: July 27th – 31st

TIME: 9 – 12 pm

WHERE: UG Community Center

AGES: 5 - 13 years old

COST: $215

 

Theatre Horizon Drama

In Theatre Horizon’s Summer Drama Camp, young actors spend a week working as an ensemble to create an original play full of drama, comedy, suspense, and one-of-a-kind characters. Everything from the setting to the plot to the characters are created by the campers. Imaginations are set free during Summer Drama Camp! On the last day, they perform their world premiere play for an audience with props and costumes!

 

WHEN: July 27th-31st

TIME: 1-4 pm

WHERE: UG Community Center

AGES: 7-11

COST: $120

 

WHEN: Aug 24th – 28th

TIME: 9 – 3pm

WHERE: UG Community Center

AGES: 7-11

COST: $195

 

Engineering for Kids

In medieval times, there were a huge number of engineering innovations. Crossbows, drawbridges, towers, cranes, the compass, and more were invented during those times. The lands then were ruled by feudal courts in a castle, with each castle having a great deal of land around it that was ruled by the lords and ladies of the castle. Because owning land meant more power, many lords and ladies went to battle with other lords and ladies, trying to take their castle and control their land. This led to many incredible devices being engineered, such as catapults. Students will be split into groups forming their own feudal court of lords and ladies. They will try to beat out the other teams in various challenges to show their prowess and be crowned kings and queens of the land with the Engineering for Kids Crown.

 

WHEN:  July 13th – July 17th

TIME:  9-12 am

WHERE:  UG Community Center

AGES:  8 - 12  years old

COST:  $190.00

 

Engineering for Kids

Power and energy are what everything requires to move, turn on, light up, and make noise. In The Agent of Change camp, students will break up into engineering teams and help each other to create unique ways to harness, manipulate, and use energy efficiently. Each day, students will have the chance to add a power-up light to their power and energy meter by completing that day’s camp challenge.

 

WHEN:  July 13th – July 17th

TIME:  12:30 – 3:30 pm

WHERE:  UG Community Center

AGES:  12 - 8 years old

COST:  $190.00

 

One Day Classes:

Bricks 4 Kids

Building Is Awesome Camp

Do you think building is awesome? How about building with Emmet and Lucy?  Then you won’t want to miss the Bricks 4 Kidz Building Is Awesome Camp! Join Emmet, Lucy, Unicorn Kitty and Benny on a journey to stop Bad Cop and Lord Business from super-gluing the world. Campers will put their engineering skills to work as they build motorized models, 3D figure models and mosaics. They’ll love these awesome models based on The LEGO® Movie and its sequel. Whether you take an imaginary ride on Metal Beard’s ship or Emmet’s double-decker couch, be sure to get on over to Bricks 4 Kidz where building is awesome!

 

WHEN: Aug 3rd- 7th

TIME: 9-12 am

WHERE: UG Community Center

AGES: 5-14

COST: $140