In partnership with the Scientific Education and Research Foundation (SERF), the Center for Spine and Orthopedics encourages families with children in 2nd to 12th grade to register now for Summer Science Camp! Hands-on experiences are offered in a variety of subjects, including chemistry, physics, and biology. Undergraduate interns lead the children in small groups to complete projects each week. Continue reading below for more information about the summer camps, and click here to register! Time and space is limited.
The Scientific Education and Research Foundation (SERF) prides themselves on the standard of offering ongoing community education. Every summer SERF hosts four- day summer science camps for children grades 2-5, middle school students, and high school students. Students are expertly led through a variety of science-based experiments and activities emphasizing subjects such as physics, chemistry, biology and forensics. Your camper will explore all aspects of science and the medical field as they build and launch rockets, solve murder mysteries, examine and compare anatomical features of animals and perform shark, frog, and cadaveric dissections.
SERF’s Summer Science Camps are unlike any other camp in Colorado. For nearly 11 years, SERF has offered kids hands-on experiences combined with innovative lectures. Camps are led by SERF faculty who specialize in education and planning spectacular events for the community. Each camper is placed in his or her own small team to work together to complete activities and challenges throughout the week. The teams are led by our pre-health undergraduate interns who strive to make the camps a memorable experience for each student. Physicians from the Center for Spine and Orthopedics will leads some activities during the session for high school students.
Each camp usually features one or more onsite “field trips” where we invite guests to present at our camp. Some past guests have included:
- Denver Zoo
- Museum of Nature and Science
- Butterfly Pavilion
- Hawk Quest
- Science Matters
- University of Colorado – Boulder Physics Department
- Adam’s County Coroner
- Center for Spinal Disorders Mid-Level Healthcare Providers
- 2:5 counselor-to-camper ratio
- Lunch and snacks provided
- Dissections in every age camp
- Hands-on experiments and activities
- Small team workshops
- Cadaver dissection for Scholar Camp
- Guest presenters in every camp
- Scholarships available for students on as-needed basis
- Individualized attention during camps
- Non-lecture based curriculum
Camps run for four days from 9am-4pm. Each camp for the whole week is $350 per child with discounts for multiple children. A camp t-shirt is also included, and scholarships may be available for those who qualify. For more information and to register, please visit www.theserf.org or contact Rachel Moore at (720) 540-7374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.