Summer 2017 Camp Updates/New Camp Added!

Camp 3 is now full, but we have added an additional camp for ages 7 – 10 at the end of July, please see below.

June Camp Update:

We had a fun first week of weather camp in June, and I’m looking forward to our next camp that will be held Monday – Thursday, June 26th – 29th from 2 – 4 p.m. for ages 10+! I still have a few openings for that camp, please email us at karstensclasses@gmail.com if you are interested!

July Camp Updates:

Camp 3, Ages 7-10, July 10th-13th from 2-4pm: This camp is now full. We will be opening a second July camp for 7 – 10 year olds, which will be held July 24th – 27th.

Camp 4, Ages 10+, July 17th – 20th from 2 -4 p.m. This camp has several opening still available.

Camp 5: Ages 7 – 10, July 24th – 27th, from 2 – 4 p.m. This camp just opened, please email us to register!

Classes will be held at Faith Baptist in Sioux Falls. The cost is $40 for the first child, $35 for additional siblings from the same family. Parents are welcome to attend with their children. More camp information below!

To register for any of the above camps, or if you have any questions, please email us at karstensclasses@gmail.com

We are also planning to hold a camp in Beresford in August, and are working on finalizing those details.

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Looking for a fun science camp this summer? We will have an opportunity for your student to learn about a variety of weather topics, including flooding, thunderstorms, tornadoes and more! Plus, we’ll explore these topics in depth with hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Your student will be able to ask questions and dive deeper into a science we experience every day. Here are a few of the topics we’ll cover.

-Learn to draw your own weather map

-Science of rain drops

-What causes thunder?

-Explore ways to measure air pressure

-Make our own tornado

-Closer look at how doppler radar works

WHEN: Camp 1, Ages 7-10, June 5th-June 8th from 2-4pm

Camp 2, Ages 10+, June 26th-June 29th from 2-4pm

Camp 3, Ages 7-10, July 10th-13th from 2-4pm

Camp 4, Ages 10+, July 17th-20th from 2-4pm

Camp 5, Ages 7-10, July 24th – 27th, from 2-4 pm

COST: $40 per student, $35 for additional students from same family. Parents (or grandparents) are not required to stay, but are certainly welcome to stay for class, whatever works best for your child and family.

LOCATION: Faith Fellowship Baptist Church, 57th & Minnesota

To sign up for camps, email us at karstensclasses@gmail.com with your student’s name, age, and which camp you would like to register for.

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Update on Summer Camps!

Update on June 5th-8th Camp!

There’s still time to sign up for a my first weather camp workshop (June 5th – 8th) of the summer! This camp is for approx. ages 7 – 10. Other camps with openings still available are June 26th-29th (ages 10+), July 10th-13th (ages 7 – 10), and July 17th – 20th (ages 10+).
As I prepare the topics for next week, I am always reminded how much meteorology combines unique areas of science into something we experience every day.

Here are some topics I will be covering each day:
Day 1:
Atmosphere 101
How warm and cold air interact….the real story!
Why is the sky blue and sunsets are red?
What are weather balloons?  Yes…we use them everyday!
Want to be a TV forecaster? A behind the scenes look at what it takes to deliver the daily weather forecast.
Day 2:
Tornadoes and Severe Weather
We’ll put a homemade tornado machine to good use…
Do you know your clouds??  We’ll play a game and have fun learning the types of clouds and what they do.  There’s even a little Latin involved…but not too hard!
Have you ever seen the world’s largest hail stone?  I’ll bring a cast of it to class!
Day 3:
Technology Day
Doppler Radar 101… we’ll draw our own doppler maps, learn a little history, find out how we use television doppler radar today, and what’s coming in the future!
Science of rain drops…
New from space… a satellite named GOES-R is changing our understanding of the weather.  I’ll have a fun look into how it works!
Day 4:
Lightning and Floods…
We’ll discover what causes thunder and lightning.  We’ll make some lightning ourselves too!
Summer weather safety 101…I’ll talk about everything we need to know to stay safe.  From severe weather to the dangers of sunburn, we’ll cover the topics and questions that come up this time of year!
I have trivia questions ready to go for each day too…so bring your thinking caps! Since this is a weather camp, we will be going outside each day.  As always, parents are welcome to stay if they would like to.  Let me know if you have any questions!
Cost: $40 first student, $35 additional students from same family.
Where: Faith Baptist Church, Sioux Falls
To sign up for camps, email us at karstensclasses@gmail.com with your student’s name, age, and which camp you would like to register for.