inventors (ages 8-10, FEE $425 PER WEEK)

Design life

How can something smaller-than-small inspire you to dream big?

Discover the ‘science of small’ and the scientist in you!
Think of all the amazing things you’d notice about the world if you had X-ray vision. You’d see hairy bugs bobbing about, blood cells multiplying and ribbon-shaped proteins! Get a glimpse of the World of tiny, tiny things in this studio. Compare a DIY (do-it-your-own) with factory-made microscopes, (the best we can do without X-ray vision!), and investigate why cells and DNA are shaped in multiple ways, and how every shape is defined by function. Imagine how these little shapes can inspire themes for art and crafts!
 
Next, we transform the kitchen into our science lab. Find out what ‘tiny stuff’ can be found in food and water. Conduct experiments on how much protein, sugar, vitamins, and minerals are in your daily diet. How do these affect your everyday feelings? How can you chemically reengineer your favorite recipes to be healthier? With earth’s population growing fast, will there be enough clean, drinkable water for all living things in the future?

Putting to practice all that you’ve learned, create 2D artworks and 3D crafts inspired by shape, function, good life, and sustainability. Sell your science-meets-art and crafts products at the summer camp marketplace.

Learn to innovate while having fun
As a Young Outliers scientist, you are naturally curious. Learn to connect the “whys” to “what-ifs”. Test the possibilities and discover the unknown. Turn your discoveries into scientific breakthroughs that will one day help save lives. Invent new solutions to everyday problems. Develop the skills you need to become a visionary leader, with or without that X-ray vision. 

Ready to spy something amazing with your eye?

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Camps held at:                                     Camp Schedule
JLS Middle School                               Monday-Thursday 9AM-3PM
480 E Meadow Dr                                Friday - 9AM-2PM   Marketplace and Finale (Parents Invited) 2-3PM
Palo Alto, CA                                          Before and After Care  8-9AM and 3-5:30 PM

Camp Cancellation Policy:

  1. January - May 1: Receive a full refund minus a $50 processing fee for Activity Hero per session or class canceled
  2. May 2 - June 1: Receive a refund minus a cancellation fee of $50 processing fee for Activity Hero and $100/session for Young Outliers's one week camps and $300 for Game Changers
  3. After June 1: No refunds

A few other things to note:

  1. This policy includes all camp cancellations, regardless of original sign-up date
  2. We will credit refunds to the original payment method
  3. If child does not complete the camp, the fees are not refunded or prorated for days of camp missed due to illness or injury