Explore Chemistry Camps this Summer at Calvin College!
Calvin Chem Camp features demonstrations and many hands-on experiments designed to teach introductory chemical concepts in a way that is fun and entertaining. Chem Camps tackle some sophisticated topics - things like acids and bases, fat analysis of foods and reactivity of metals - in a fun and intellectually challenging way.
The morning and afternoon camp sessions have different activities and are designed for students who are entering 6th, 7th or 8th grade in the fall. Great excitement can be expected!! Check out the Grand Rapids Press coverage from the girls-only camp.
Experiments and Topics
- Physical properties of matter: states of matter, density, fun with gases, CO2cannons
- Polymers: experiments with slime, superballs and silly putty
- Mixtures: properties of solutions, foam and gels
- Chemical reactions: acid/base reactions, reduction/oxidation reactions
- Separations: chromatography and extraction
Larry Louters, Calvin College Professor of Chemistry
Fee and Registration
A $140 fee covers instruction plus materials and a camp t-shirt. You can register with our on-line registration program and pay with a credit card or check, or download a printable registration form and pay by check. Enrollment in each session will be limited to 24, and reservations will be made on a first come, first served basis. Limited partial need-based scholarships are available. If you feel you qualify, please request an application form by calling the Chemistry Department office at 526-8801.
Fax: (616) 526-6501
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
1726 Knollcrest Circle SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546-4403