2017 Summer Programming



email events@thecarnegiecenter.org to register

Three Day Chemistry Camp  

Week of June 12-14th  

Ages 4-6, 9:30-12:00

Ages 7-10, 1:00-3:30


It’s time to get out those spy glasses and safety goggles as we mix, measure, pour and swirl into the world of chemistry. We’ll create chemical changes, make water flow uphill and turn liquids into solids as we explore reactions in making our own sidewalk chalk, volcanoes, crystals, density bottles and much more. Each day is ‘packed’ with fun filled, hands on activities and experiments that are guaranteed to leave campers wanting more. This is the perfect camp for those who love mixing up stuff and for those who might be a little shy about trying new things.

Classes are taught by National Award Winning Teacher, Barbara James, M. Ed., NBCT. Ms. James has worked as instructor of the gifted, science specialist and teacher in both the public and private sector for over 30 years. Her work with science and children has been featured in news articles, presented on college campuses and to a wide variety of audiences.

Early registration is a must. Camps have a limit to only 12 campers each. The cost for each camp is $50.00.

Day One

Chemical/Physical Changes

Campers will do experiments to discover differences between chemical and physical changes.  We will create carbon dioxide, inflate balloons and make volcanoes.


Day Three


What is a crystal?  Students will learn what a crystal is.  Using hand lenses, we will examine crystals and make a fast growing one.  Students will experiment in making water jelly and Borax crystals.  We’ll top off the day in making crystal slime.


Day Two


We will go on an adventure with the Clancy Coloring Family as we discover what color is black ink.  We will do coffee filter, candy and milk chemistry as we make snow, colorful flowers and fake blood.


Adventures in Science  

Week of June 19-21

Ages 4-6, 9:30-12:00

Ages 7-10, 1:00-3:30


Day One


Day one takes us on a journey that leads to recognizing the importance of animal life.  We will go on an adventure in the life of pond animals as we create oil spills, save pretend at risk animals and build a water filter to clean polluted water.   We will reuse through away items and make lava bottles to reminds us of keeping our waters clean.


Day Two

Spiders and Insects

What is the difference between spiders and insects?

We will study spider anatomy, make realistic spiders and a pop up book on the life cycle of a spider.  After wards, we will make edible insects.


Day Three

Fossils and Rocks

Let’s eat dirt!  In our study of dinosaurs, fossils and rocks, we will create our own edible layers of Earth.  We’ll do simulated fossil digs and make trace fossils to take home.


Campers are welcome to bring a water bottle.

It is helpful to know if campers have any allergies.

I use latex and plastic safety glasses.

There is NO use any peanut products.  We make a snack each day that fits in with our topic. Check with the instructor about food allergy concerns.

Register by emailing events@thecarnegiecenter.org 


Summer Dance and Creativity Camp for Kids 

MamLuft&Co. Dance

at The Carnegie Center of Columbia Tusculum



July 17-21, 2017

9am – 3pm

(drop off between 8:30am and 9:00am,

extended activities add-on available until 6pm)



Ages 5-10yrs

Modern Dance Technique

Ballet Technique

Friday Performances

Crafts (as props for the performance!)

Special Activities (such as tie dye, water balloon day)

1 snack provided per day

$220 if registered by May 1, $250 after, only $180 for additional siblings, 20% if also doing first week in Clifton  


A full-day camp that teaches children to move creatively, cooperatively, and confidently!


For boys and girls, MamLuft&Co. Dance’s Cincinnati Summer Dance Camp for Kids offers Modern Dance Technique and Ballet Technique that de-emphasizes pink and princesses.


Children will learn dance, make props and “scenery” to accompany their dances, and prepare for a Friday 3pm performance for parents!

 Register by following this link: mlco.org/camp 








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