Welcome to Madison’s summer program:

Summer Discovery

The mission of MCDS Summer Discovery is to engage and captivate young people’s imaginations in project-based, hands-on experiences. Spending the summer on our inspiring campus and working in our Science laboratories and Technology Makerspace, participants will gain a conceptual understanding of how technology, science, and nature interrelate, experiencing all aspects of a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) education.

Registration for Summer Discovery 2022 is now open!

Registration is available until 11:59 p.m. CST on April 15, 2022. Register now to ensure you get a spot! 

Register today!

  Pre-K–Grade 2* Grades 3–5* Grades 6–8*


Session 1

Math, Music, and Coding: Number Ninjas!

4 days
(June 21-24)

Number Ninjas! All musicians are innately mathematicians—and you are too! In this session, we will create digital music and practice coding, with the goal of composing your own masterpiece, creating fun geometric patterns, and using our Osmo sets for Tangram patterns. Plus fun basic math every day!
Mathsketeers All musicians are innately mathematicians—you are too! Let’s become a virtual DJ combining digital compositions, sound effects, and musical codes, get stumped by our Mystery Math Puzzles, and practice coding games that interact with live hardware.
 

Math “Pi” rates Compose your own hip-hop, dub-step, or even classical digital songs, and take a challenge to see if you have the analytical skills to solve our week-long math lockbox. New coding courses for every level!
 


Session 2

Engineering and Technology

5 days
(June 27-July 1)

Lil Sparks Discover how magnets interact with objects in the world, then use batteries to generate electrical currents and test different ways to connect lights and buzzers. CyberSonics Students will build and test models of Lego WeDo robots to complete challenge courses, wire and test LittleBits Circuit Kits to transform ideas into amazing inventions, and participate in a drone competition. Brainy BattleBots Students will build and program Lego EV3’s and fly mini Parrot Drones to draw shapes, navigate obstacle courses, and perform an aerial dance show, and construct motion and simple machines using our LittleBits Circuit STEM Kits.

Session 3
Sports Science & Myth /
Chess Camp

4 days
(July 5-8)

Active Heroes Get active and get healthy! We will use kinesiology knowledge to compare sports and animal movements, learn new sports to figure out scientifically how our body works, and improve! Chess Camp MCDS is collaborating with Wisconsin Chess Academy to invite Grand Master and International Master chess players to help you improve your chess skills! We will dive into the strategy and tactics of one of the oldest and most complicated games. Chess has been around for many centuries and continues to fascinate and surprise us. Learning this game will help you make better decisions throughout life! Chess Camp MCDS is collaborating with Wisconsin Chess Academy to invite Grand Master and International Master chess players to help you improve your chess skills! We will dive into the strategy and tactics of one of the oldest and most complicated games. Chess has been around for many centuries and continues to fascinate and surprise us. Learning this game will help you make better decisions throughout life!


Session 4

Earth Science: Explore Your World

5 days
(July 11-15)

World Wizards Campers will explore various earth science concepts including weather events, rocks and gems, earthquakes, and even our nearest planetary neighbor: the moon! Planetary Protégés Scholars will explore distant worlds as well as our own wondrous planet, create cloud chambers, simulate earthquakes, and prepare for pretend natural disasters. GeoExplorers Study the stars and the solar system, design earthquake-safe structures, study weather patterns, and make predictions. Design your own cut gemstone on our 3D printers!


Session 5

Art Design Imaginarium

5 days
(July 18-22)

Tiny Designers Create collages and silly skits during a week of imagination, use 3D software to design characters, then compose an animal comic book. Crafty Creators Posterize, stickerfy, and add special effects to your favorite photo collage, stop motion videos and 3D digital sculptures are sure to keep these artists busy! FabLab Crew Create your own photoshop work of art that can fool most human eyes, perform your very own newscast in our green screen recording studio, decorate your room with a personalized life size room poster, and design a light show set to music.

* Grade entering in 2022-23 school year

Prices

Pre-K–Grade 2*:

  • 4-day sessions: $315
  • 5-day sessions: $395

Grades 3–8

  • 4-day sessions: $295
  • 5-day sessions: $370

* In order to enroll, students are required to have been born before 09/01/2018 and to be fully independent in toileting.

Optional Extended Care

  • $10 per morning or afternoon session
MCDS wishes to offer accommodations to parents needing to drop their children off at an earlier time or pick them up later. Morning Extended Care is available from 8–9 a.m.; afternoon Extended Care is available from 4–5 p.m.

Discounts

  • $100 discount for registering for all 5 sessions

 


Policies

Registration Deadline

Registration is available until 11:59 p.m. CST on April 15, 2022. Register now to ensure you get a spot! 

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations by 5/01: Full refund *
  • Cancellations after 5/01: 50% refund *
  • Cancellations after 5/22: No refund

If MCDS cancels a session due to COVID, you will receive a full refund for that session.

* Minus the 3% PayPal transaction fee, if you paid via PayPal


Questions?

Email: Allison Chanson, Director of Summer Programming, at achanson@madisoncountryday.org.
Call: 608-850-6000

Register today!

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