Welcome to Adventure & Science Camps at Blackwater Outdoor Activities. We are delighted to offer a camp at Blackwater Castle in Castletownroche, for 9-14 year olds. The camps consist of Adventure activities and Science/Lego activities each day.
Full Day Camps: 9.30am to 2.30pm, Monday – Thursday. … plus Fun Science Day on 17th Aug 2012.
|July 16-19||9-14 years|
Camps include the following:
- Robotics using Lego Education – Don’t be fooled by the Lego title, this is cool stuff. Students build LEGO Robots and use computer programming skills to make the Robots work. We’ll get the Robots to kick ball and work their way through a maze.
- CSI – our 2nd Year Med student will take you through the gorey details of CSI Science. Use Metallic Shavings to lift fingerprints, make a mould of the suspects footprint. Learn about basic DNA and extract DNA from a kiwi.
- Electronics – Wire a Burgler Alarm, Use Fruit to power a clock.
Science Fun Day
All Science Camp Participants will be invited to a Fun Science Day in Adair Hall, Fermoy on Friday Aug 17th. This will feature the StarDome from Blackrock Observatory in addition to lots of Hands-on Science Experiments.
Young Scientist Tanzania
The Science activities will include experiments from the “Lab-in-a-bag” from the Young Scientist Tanzania. We are teaming up with Oysterbay Secondary school and Kenton High school, both located in Dar es Salaam to run experiments. We hope to have Skype video links between the camps and one of these schools. Brendan from Young Scientist Tanzania has really set us some challenges for these experiments.
Students will be supervised at all times. There are 3 Staff members – Clare Clancy and two 3rd Level Science Students. All staff have undergone extensive training and have been Garda vetted.
The camp is fully insured.
We have an exciting Adventure Program with one Adventure activity each day.
Adventures include: Zipwiring, Zorbing, Archery and Survival Skill.