The CCDC C5ISR Center Math and Science Summer Camp is a one-week introductory Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) program providing students with hands-on learning in science and engineering, featuring the development of models to solve real world problems. Campers participate in planning and carrying out investigations, analyzing data, and discussing, explaining, and using evidence for ideas.
The CCDC C5ISR Center Math and Science Summer Program enhances your child’s interest in STEM through a fun, hands on approach based on how today’s students learn science. The curriculum for each session revolves around observation, questioning, and designing solutions using engineering and technology. All programs are taught by state-certified teachers.
The CCDC C5ISR Center Math and Science Camp is designated as a camp in “good standing” by the license board of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH).
Entering 5th and 6th Grade
Airplanes, and parachutes, and rockets, OH MY! Campers will explore the science of getting off the ground during a week of air experiments, parachute physics, airplane design, and rocket launches. The week will begin with the science of air and fluid dynamics. Campers will learn the different airplane parts and build one of four different designs, measuring flight distance and time. After they are successfully in the air, campers will then explore parachute physics. They will design and develop a parachute to airdrop supplies to soldiers without sustaining any damage.
At the end of the week it’s time to blast off into space! Engineers often create small-size models of a new product to test its design. This is especially true in fight and rocketry. Campers will navigate through the Engineering Design Process to create their own rocket. The week culminates in a camp wide rocket launch – blast off!
Entering 7th and 8th Grades
Could superhero suits really exist? What does the Periodic Table of Elements have to do with super powers? Is all the magic of Marvel® just for the movies? All of these questions will all be answered at STEM and Pop Culture Camp. Campers will also explore principles of physics to build their own Rube Goldberg Machines (think Kevin McCallister’s creation in Home Alone) and, in small groups, will explore game theory, probability, and statistics to design and develop their own board games.
The week will culminate in campers completing the Apollo 13 Mission. Campers will assume roles in Mission Control to improvise new procedures and adapt the Command Module's carbon dioxide removal cartridges to work in the Lunar Module. They will be faced with the very challenge the crew and mission controllers were faced with on the Apollo 13 mission: How do you fit a square peg in a round hole?
Entering 9th and 10th Grades
The future of the soldier technology is in your hands! The Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance – or C5ISR – Center, is an Army applied research and advanced technology development center under the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command. Campers will have the opportunity to explore the first four “C’s” in the C5ISR name -- Command, Control, Communications and Computer. They will have the opportunity to work in small groups to run a mission command and use navigation to complete various challenges. Campers will also explore power, energy and prototyping, through a project-based and hands on approach. Inspired by the work of the C5ISR Center's Space and Terrestrial Communications Directorate, campers will work to research, design and develop new technology and architectures that could increase information security for soldier communication.