Tuesday, February 23, 2010

"Go Green" at the DSC this April with our Spring Break Camp!

Yes, there is snow everywhere, but Spring Break will be here before you know it! The Detroit Science Center is offering a 'Going Green' Spring Break Camp from Monday, April 5 - Friday, April 9, 2010 designed to motivate campers to become more active in preserving Earth’s natural resources.

We talked to Scott Young, the DSC's Manager of Education Outreach and Camps to find out more about it!

Scott Young shows a selection of items participants will use during camp.

MyDSC: So tell us a bit more about this new Spring Break camp.

Scott: The Detroit Science Center’s “Going Green” Spring Break Camp is designed to help campers understand the importance of protecting our planet. Campers will be exploring what they can do to promote the three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. They will even have the opportunity to complete different DIY green projects each day. Our hope is that by educating campers about effective ways to make a difference we will inspire the development of lifelong Earth-friendly habits.

MyDSC: Why “Going Green?”

Scott: We developed this “Going Green” themed camp to correspond with our new “Going Green” show presented on the Detroit Science Center’s Chrysler Science Stage.

MyDSC: Why should parents consider the DSC's "Going Green" camp options this spring?

Scott: In addition to all of our themed camp activities, the Detroit Science Center offers much more for campers to experience. Campers view shows at the DTE Energy Sparks Theater, enjoy films at the Chrysler IMAX® Dome Theatre, and get the chance to explore our wide range of science and technology exhibits.

MyDSC: All this sounds great, but reducing, reusing, recycling... it going to be fun?

Scott: The kids are going to have a blast! The project I’m looking forward to the most is helping campers discover creative uses for things we just don’t use anymore, such as computer disks and audio cassettes. They are going to make some pretty impressive things!

The DSC's "Going Green" Spring Break Camp offers sessions for Grades 1-3, 4-6, and 7-8.

$40 members / $45 non-members for one day
For the week $180 members / /$190 non-members

Register before March 1 and receive $25 off our week-long program!

For more information, click here!


  1. My kids have participated in other DSC camps. They had a blast, and it was great having them not connected to a remote control!

  2. Wish there was something for younger children. My five-year-old son has loved camps at the Science Center and is dying for things to do in the winter.

  3. Thanks for the comment Beth. While we are working to expand our camp offerings during other times of the year, we hope you'll check out our Summer Science Camp programs where we'll have several options for children in Preschool and Kindergarten. Here's the link: http://www.detroitsciencecenter.org/attachments/bro_SumCamps2010.pdf