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The following camp description is TOP SECRET:
Ever dream of becoming a secret agent? We'll start with the basics: From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers have the opportunity to check out spy tech equipment and take home lots of gadgets like spy glasses! Step into the shoes of a detective as you uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis! Figure out the science of forensics in a hands-on look at crime scenes! Become a super spy and learn clever ways of performing tasks as we take a hands-on investigation of the science that spies use!
Day 1: Spy Academy
Look out 007—the Mad Science Spy Academy is in session! Decode messages, use metal detectors, and take a look with night vision. Children will check out spy equipment and even create their own edible messages! They will use the Secret Code Breaker to communicate in code, like real spies. With the Undercover Observer, children step into the shoes of spies in action. What looks like an ordinary camera is actually a sneaky surveillance device that lets children spy on the side.
Day 2: Sleuths on the Scene
Suspects, schematics, and sleuths… oh my! Connect the dots using science to help solve a crime in this hands-on investigation of the science of sleuthing. Children will use the Scene Solver to reconstruct the scene of a crime. Using the Whodunit-Kit, they can practice their skills of recall and observation—matching character descriptions to reconstruct the face of the culprit!
Day 3: Discover Detection
Step into the shoes of a detective—uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Using the power of observation and the Inspecti-Kit, our young detectives will have all they need to get started with their investigations. Children use the gear in their kit to find, collect, and analyze evidence. Then, they will explore fingerprint analysis and use the Fingerprint Finder to place and identify UV prints.
Day 4: Funky Forensics
Explore forensic science in this hands-on look at crime scene investigation. Children use the Case Stamper to stamp out a mystery on a case card and discover the science of tracking. Got clues? With the Spynoculars, children stealthily observe clues from afar. These build-your-own binoculars are used to test the limits of magnified observation and are a sneaky way to refine observational skills.
Day 5: Science of Security
Sharpen your surveillance skills with the science of security! Children discover the science and technology behind locks, surveillance systems, and burglar alarms! They will use Spyglasses on short surveillance shifts to test their observational abilities.