Seven Directions Institute of Art & Science
303 Potrero St., Suite 7A
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

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Summer 2023 Camps


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Session 1: May 29 - June 2

Animal Arts

Pokemon Art Camp

Ages: 6-10

Instructor: Haylee Trowbridge

Pokémon Art Camp is a fun-filled week of art activities! Each camper will create a Pokeball Terrarium with their own Pokémon friend inside! Campers will be given drawing challenges that inspire them to create their own unique Pokémon -themed artwork. By the end of the week the campers will have created their own Pokémon Gym, decided what type of trainer they will become and “captured'' different Pokémon in their Pokedex! At the end of each day of camp, students will get to meet a live animal from our studio!

Morning Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 6 - 10

Camp Tuition: $220

Afternoon Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Age Group: 6 - 10

Camp Tuition: $220

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Animal Arts

Stage Makeup Camp

Ages: 10-16

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

Learn all the basics of stage makeup that every theater kid should have in their tool kit in this fun and interactive camp! Each day we will explore a different theme with a lesson on important information and techniques, followed by a full step by step makeup application. Students will also learn to create professional face charts for each look and begin building a collection that they can access in the future to recreate looks. We will also cover general stage makeup theory, how to care for your skin to prevent problems, and even practice how to physicalize a performance to match the makeup. Each day ends with a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio! Impress friends, drama teachers, and directors with your stage makeup know-how and add completion of this class to your theater resume!

  • Day 1: Makeup 101: Skin prep, basic application and makeup theory
  • Day 2: Feminine stage makeup: Soft and glamour
  • Day 3: Masculine stage makeup including female to male transformation
  • Day 4: Injury stage makeup: Black eyes, cuts, bruises, etc.
  • Day 5: Old age makeup: Soft and extreme aging

*Please note that this camp requires students to bring their own makeup supplies. There is the option to use our sanitized studio makeup for a $15 materials fee, but students will still need their own foundation, concealer and mascara for hygiene and to correctly match their skin tone. A full materials list will be sent to students upon registration.

10:00am to 3:00pm

Age Group: 10 - 16

Camp Tuition: $420

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Session 2: June 5 - 9

Explorers Science CampExplorers Science Camp

Animal Art Camp

Ages: 5-9

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

Learn exciting facts and true stories about some of Earth's most incredible creatures and make art of them! Our professional artist instructor will choose amazing animals from all over the world to share with the students and support them in creating art in a variety of mediums based on those creatures. Each camp starts with a creative drawing challenge and ends with Animal Time, where we hold and interact with a live animal from our studio!

Morning Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 5 - 9

Half Day Camp Tuition: $220

Afternoon Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Age Group: 5 - 9

Half Day Camp Tuition: $220

Full Day Camp

10:00am to 3:30pm

Age Group: 5 - 9

Full Day Camp Tuition: $440

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Animal Art Camp

Explorers Science CampExplorers Science Camp

Adventure Game Camp 1

Ages: 10-13

Instructor: Izzy Vasquez

Go on a different adventure each day in this Tabletop Role-Playing Game camp! Tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs) are fun and structured build-your-own adventure experiences, where players are playing as characters they create in an imaginative & interactive world facilitated by a Game Master. Adventure Game Camp offers a variety of easy to learn TTRPGs set in different worlds with different themes. A great way for kids who have never played TTRPGs before to try them out, or for experienced players to explore fun new ways to play! Learn teamwork, creative problem solving and improvisation, all while making friends and having tons of fun creating epic adventures together! Games will include those listed below and one more chosen by the Game Master to suit the interests of the group after meeting them.

  • Crash Pandas: Play as a bunch of raccoons, all trying to drive the same car, looking to make their names in the dangerous world of LA street racing.
  • Honey Heist: An Ocean's Eleven style heist game, where all of the characters just so happen to be bears.
  • Goblin Punks: A game about being a directionless teenager but also, crucially, about being a goblin as well.
  • Adventure Skeletons: You're a skeleton, bored of guarding the dungeon for some wizard, and you decide that you should go on an adventure instead. You're having a great time in the human dungeon (or "village," as they insist on calling it) but people keep hitting you and your body parts keep falling off.

Camp size is 7-8 kids maximum so space is very limited!

10:00am to 4:00pm

Age Group: 10 - 13

Camp Tuition: $450

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Session 3: June 12 - 16

Animal ArtAnimal Art

Teen Anime Academy

Recommended Ages: 13-18

Instructor: Haylee Trowbridge

Take your Anime art to the next level with this camp for those who want to become a master mangaka! Using Copic Ciao alcohol based markers and Micron Fineliners, campers will learn how to shade and blend colors to create vibrant anime characters! In this Advanced camp, we will learn about dynamic posing, dramatic eyes and highlighted hair! Level up your Anime art skills, and socialize with other campers who love the same shows, comics and characters. Each camp day will begin with an imaginative drawing challenge, and end with a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio!



Morning Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Recommended Ages: 13 - 18

Camp Tuition: $220

Afternoon Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Recommended Ages: 13 - 18

Camp Tuition: $220

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Session 4: June 19 - 23

Anime AcademyAnime Academy

Rainforest Science Camp

Ages: 7-10

Instructor: Nicole Lockwood

This engaging, hands-on camp integrates science, art and performance art, while campers learn about the world's tropical rainforests. Exclusively offered in Santa Cruz for the first time this year, this class is a great way to prevent summer learning loss while still having tons of fun! Campers will make live rainforest plant terrariums, create rainforest crafts, conduct a decomposer experiment, perform a rainforest themed readers-theater. Every class ends with a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio!



Morning Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 7 - 10

Camp Tuition: $220

Afternoon Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Age Group: 7 - 10

Camp Tuition: $220

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Anime AcademyAnime Academy

Musical Theater History Camp

Ages: 12-17

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

Join us for a week of Musical Theater fun and learning, great for theater kids, those who want a career in theater someday or just anyone who loves learning about Broadway! Campers will learn about key themes, styles and shows in the evolution of musical theater from the early 20th Century until now, and how it reflects American culture. Each day we will learn about a different phase of Broadway history, watch clips from that period's most iconic shows and view a full length musical from that era. Days will end with fun musical theater trivia games and a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio!

  • Class 1: The Roots of Broadway, 1800's- 1910's. The origins of Broadway with a focus on Operetta. Show of the day: The Pirates of Penzance.
  • Class 2: Broadway Begins to Rise, 1920's-1930's. Musical theater as an independent art form is established. Show of the day: Anything Goes.
  • Class 3: The Golden Age of Broadway, 1940's-1950's. The most successful age of Broadway and what defined it. Show of the day: Oklahoma!
  • Class 4: Broadway Grows Up, 1960's-1980's. Broadway explores more socially conscious material, and the rock musical is born. Show of the day: A Chorus Line
  • Class 5: The Modern Age, 1990's-Now. Broadway comes into its own as a form of art, and explores new terrain in style and content. Show of the day: Rent or Hamilton.


10:00am to 3:30pm

Age Group: 12 - 17

Camp Tuition: $440

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Anime AcademyAnime Academy

Outdoor Art Camp - Wilder Ranch

Ages: 8-13

Instructor: Haylee Trowbridge

Meet us at Wilder Ranch for a week of art and games outside! We will complete an acrylic painting of the beautiful views around us and do drawing challenges every day! Hang out in the sun with other campers, play games and learn about Santa Cruz wildlife and nature!



Morning Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 8 - 13

Camp Tuition: $220

Afternoon Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Age Group: 8 - 13

Camp Tuition: $220

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Session 5: June 26 - 30

Anime AcademyAnime Academy

Beginning Anime Art Camp

Ages: 7-10

Instructor: Haylee Trowbridge

Let's learn to draw Anime art in this unique camp for beginners! Learn how to create cute critters, cool characters and elaborate expressions on your characters! Together, we will explore the basics of anime anatomy, amazing huge eyes, and fun hairstyles. Each camp day will begin with an imaginative drawing challenge, and end with a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio!




Morning Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 7 - 10

Afternoon Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Age Group: 7 - 10

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Anime AcademyAnime Academy

Adventure Game Camp 2

Ages: 13-18

Instructor: Izzy Vasquez

Go on a different adventure each day in this tabletop role-playing game camp! Tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs) are fun and structured build-your-own adventure experiences, where players are playing as characters they create in an imaginative & interactive world facilitated by a Game Master. Adventure Game Camp offers a variety of easy to learn TTRPGs set in different worlds with different themes. A great way for kids who have never played TTRPGs before to try them out, or for experienced players to explore fun new ways to play! Learn teamwork, creative problem solving and improvisation, all while making friends and having tons of fun creating epic adventures together! Games will include the list below, as well as two more chosen by the GM to best suit the interests of the group after meeting them.

  • Crash Pandas: Play as a bunch of raccoons, all trying to drive the same car, looking to make their names in the dangerous world of LA street racing.
  • Honey Heist: An Ocean's Eleven style heist game, where all of the characters just so happen to be bears.
  • Adventure Skeletons: You're a skeleton, bored of guarding the dungeon for some wizard, and you decide that you should go on an adventure instead. You're having a great time in the human dungeon (or "village," as they insist on calling it) but people keep hitting you and your body parts keep falling off.

*Camp size is 7-8 kids maximum so space is very limited!



10:00am to 4:00pm

Age Group: 13 - 18

Camp Tuition: $450

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Session 6: July 3 - 7 (NO CAMP ON 7/4)

Explorers Science CampCharacter Design Workshop for Teens

Rainbow Art Camp for LGBTQIA+ Teens

Ages: 13-18

Instructor: Moss Giomi & Margaret Hawkins

Join us for 4 days of art and fun with other LGBTQ identified teens! This camp is for teens who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer or otherwise to meet a community of other teenagers just like them! We will be painting, making t-shirts, buttons, and friendship bracelets together in a safe and welcoming space, led by art instructor and former Seven Directions Owner Moss and Mentor Teacher Margaret from our Friday LGBTQIA+ Teen Hangouts. Instructors will lead discussions and art challenges and the group will also be walking to Mission Park to play games outside.




Morning Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 13 - 18

Half Day Camp Tuition: $200

Afternoon Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Age Group: 13 - 18

Half Day Camp Tuition: $200

Full Day Camp

10:00am to 3:30pm

Age Group: 13 - 18

Full Day Camp Tuition: $400

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Rainbow Art Camp

Explorers Science CampCharacter Design Workshop for Teens

Outdoor Art Camp - Natural Bridges

Ages: 8-13

Instructor: Haylee Trowbridge

Meet us at Natural Bridges for a week of art and games outside! We will complete an acrylic painting of the beautiful views around us and do drawing challenges every day! Hangout in the sun with other campers, play games and learn about Santa Cruz wildlife and nature!



Morning Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 8 - 13

Camp Tuition: $220

Afternoon Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Age Group: 8 - 13

Camp Tuition: $220

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Session 7: July 10 - 14

Anime AcademyAnime Academy

Fairy Art Camp

A week of playful fun, imagination & art for kids who love fairies! Students will get to create their own fairy world through a variety of crafts, games and art projects as well as exploring the art and imagination of fairy artists such as Cicely Mary Barker, world renowned creator of the flower fairy books. Each day we'll do a different fairy themed project that students get to take home with them! Each class will start with a creative drawing challenge, and end with a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio!





  • Day 1: Draw your fairy and create their story
  • Day 2: Craft miniature fairy dolls
  • Day 3: Create your own set of wearable fairy wings and your own wand
  • Day 4: Build a fairy house with natural materials
  • Day 5: Create a fairy garden

Morning Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 5 - 9

Half Day Camp Tuition: $220 + $15 Materials Fee

Afternoon Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Age Group: 5 - 9

Half Day Camp Tuition: $220 + $15 Materials Fee

Full Day Camp

10:00am to 3:30pm

Age Group: 5 - 9

Full Day Camp Tuition: $440 + $15 Materials Fee

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Fairy Art Camp

Session 8: July 17 - 21

Anime AcademyAnime Academy

Meet The Masters Art Camp

Ages: 9-15

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

Explore the art and lives of some of history's greatest artists and make art inspired by their work in this week long art camp! Each day will focus on a different artist, with students learning about the artist's life and influences, getting to know their art and creating a daily art piece inspired by that artist and their work. This camp is a fun way to expand creative limits, explore new styles and express personal artistic style in different and interesting ways all while developing a fundamental understanding of art history. Each day ends with a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio!


  • Day 1: Claude Monet
  • Day 2: Georgia O'Keefe
  • Day 3: Yayoi Kusama
  • Day 4: Salvador Dali
  • Day 5: Frida Khalo


10:00am to 3:30pm

Age Group: 9 - 15

Camp Tuition: $440

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Session 9: July 24 - 28

Art Outdoors: Wilder Ranch State Park*Art Outdoors: Wilder Ranch State Park*

Science Explorers Camp

Ages: 7-12

Instructor: Margaret Hawkins

A fun and playful version of our popular homeschool class Science Explorers, full of art, games, interactive science and engineering! Each day we will dive into a new interactive experiment together; Grow your own crystals, explode volcanoes, explore owl pellets and much more! We will start off the day with a fun and creative drawing challenge and a creative problem solving engineering challenge. At the end of the camp day, students will get to meet and interact with a live animal from our studio!




Morning Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 5 - 9

Half Day Camp Tuition: $220

Afternoon Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Age Group: 5 - 9

Half Day Camp Tuition: $220

Full Day Camp

10:00am to 3:30pm

Age Group: 5 - 9

Full Day Camp Tuition: $440

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Science Explorers Camp

Art Outdoors: Wilder Ranch State Park*Art Outdoors: Wilder Ranch State Park*

Dungeons & Dragons Camp

Ages: 11-16

Game Master: TBD

Go on adventures, fight monsters, discover treasure and explore a mystical world in Dungeons & Dragons Camp! Learn to play D&D, the most well-known tabletop role playing game, under the guidance of a professional Game Master and have a fantastical 5 day adventure! Whether you are an experienced TTRPG player, or only know what you've seen on Stranger Things, everyone is welcome! Role playing games offer unique opportunities to explore within a safe environment and are a fantastic way to build friendships and self confidence. Students learn teamwork, storytelling, and improvisation, as well as building math skills, creativity and memory all while having fun going on an epic adventure. Camp will incorporate D&D themed art activities as well as game play, and each day will end with a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio!


*Camp size is 7-8 kids maximum so space is very limited.



10:00am to 4:00pm

Age Group: 11 - 16

Half Day Camp Tuition: $450

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Session 10: July 31 - August 4

Art Outdoors: Wilder Ranch State Park*Art Outdoors: Wilder Ranch State Park*

Anime Academy Camp

Ages: 10-13

Instructor: Haylee Trowbridge

Explore the exciting realm of Anime Art in this class for Beginning to Intermediate anime artists! Using Copic Ciao alcohol based markers and Micron Fineliners, campers will learn how to shade and blend colors to create vibrant anime characters, and learn about dynamic posing, dramatic eyes and highlighted hair! Level up your Anime art skills, and socialize with other campers who love the same shows, comics and characters. Each camp day will begin with an imaginative drawing challenge, and end with a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio!




Morning Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 10 - 13

Camp Tuition: $220

Afternoon Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Age Group: 10 - 13

Camp Tuition: $220

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Art Outdoors: Wilder Ranch State Park*Art Outdoors: Wilder Ranch State Park*

Adventure Game Camp 3

Ages: 8-11

Game Master: Izzy Vasquez

Go on a different adventure each day in this tabletop role-playing game camp! Tabletop role-playing games (TTRPGs) are fun and structured build-your-own adventure experiences, where players are playing as characters they create in an imaginative & interactive world facilitated by a Game Master. Adventure Game Camp offers a variety of easy to learn TTRPGs set in different worlds with different themes. A great way for kids who have never played TTRPGs before to try them out, or for experienced players to explore fun new ways to play! Learn teamwork, creative problem solving and improvisation, all while making friends and having tons of fun creating epic adventures together! Games will include the list below, as well as one more chosen by the GM to best suit the interests of the group after meeting them.

  • Crash Pandas: Play as a bunch of raccoons, all trying to drive the same car, looking to make their names in the dangerous world of LA street racing.
  • Honey Heist: An Ocean's Eleven style heist game, where all of the characters just so happen to be bears.
  • Adventure Skeletons: You're a skeleton, bored of guarding the dungeon for some wizard, and you decide that you should go on an adventure instead. You're having a great time in the human dungeon (or "village," as they insist on calling it) but people keep hitting you and your body parts keep falling off.
  • Tail of Equestria: A My Little Pony based game where you create, name and play as your very own pony character to solve puzzles and explore dungeons, there may even be some dragons!
  • A Familiar Problem: A scrappy and stressed out team of animal familiars out on a daring (and chaotic) quest to prove they're up for adventure.

*Camp size is 7-8 kids maximum so space is very limited!




10:00am to 4:00pm

Age Group: 8 - 11

Camp Tuition: $450

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Session 11: August 7 - 11

Art Outdoors: Wilder Ranch State Park*Art Outdoors: Wilder Ranch State Park*

Eco Art & Science Camp

Ages: 6-10

Instructor: Kyle Vasquez

Join us for an eco-friendly week of fun and learning for the end of summer in this new camp! Create arts and crafts using recycled materials, explore science experiments about sustainability and play games to understand concepts like climate change. Each day of camp will start with a creative drawing challenge, include time for free play, and will end with a meet and greet with a live animal from our studio!




Morning Camp

10:00am to 12:30pm

Age Group: 6 - 10

Half Day Camp Tuition: $220

Afternoon Camp

1:00pm to 3:30pm

Age Group: 6 - 10

Half Day Camp Tuition: $220

Full Day Camp

10:00am to 3:30pm

Age Group: 6 - 10

Full Day Camp Tuition: $440

Follow These 2 Steps to Reserve Your Class Spot

To reserve your spot in this class,
FIRST fill out our Registration Form>>.

NEXT submit payment for your first 4 weeks by making your payment online with the "add to cart" button below, or make payment arrangements by cash or check by emailing us at SevenDirectionsInfo@gmail.com

Eco Art & Science Camp