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Summer Panther Camp 2023 Themes: Six Weeks of Science

Week 1- June 12-16: Week of the Stars- Astronomy

Learn about our galaxy, identification of constellations in relation to seasons, and the history of astronomy

Monday June 12th: Service Project Day- Cards for Nursing Home residents and workers
Tuesday June 13th: Movie Day with group games in afternoon (Space Jam)
Wednesday June 14th: All Camp, All Day- On campus Activities
Thursday June 15th: Field Trip to Museum of Natural History and Planetarium
Friday June 16th: Prepare for Showcase

Week 2- June 19-23: The Living World Around You- Biology

This week will feature learning about plant and animal identification while also investigating digestion! We will make a life size stomach, do leaf rubbings, bird identification, and goat yoga!

Monday June 19th: Service Project Day- Make blankets and toys for animals in shelter
Tuesday June 20th: Movie Day with group games in afternoon (A Bug’s Life)
Wednesday June 21st: All Camp, All Day- On campus Activities
Thursday June 22nd: Field Trip to Zoo
Friday June 23rd: Prepare for Showcase

Week 3- June 26-30: I love Rocks!- Geology

Experience the world under your feet! We will collect and identify rocks, learn about the interior of the Earth, and the dinosaurs that used to walk the Earth.

Monday June 26th: Service Project Day- Putting Together kits for homeless
Tuesday June 27th: Movie Day with group games in afternoon (The Lorax)
Wednesday June 28th: All Camp, All Day- On campus Activities
Thursday June 29th: Field Trip to Rio Grande Nature Center
Friday June 30th: Prepare for Showcase

Week 4- July 10-14: What’s the Weather?- Climatology

Discover the water cycle and learn about ancient humans relationship with it

Monday July 10th: Service Project Day- Make Placemats for Meals on Wheels
Tuesday July 11th: Movie Day with group games in afternoon (Cloudy with a Chance of M.)
Wednesday July 12th: All Camp, All Day- On campus Activities
Thursday July 13th: Field Trip to UNM Geology and Meteorite Museum
Friday July 14th: Prepare for Showcase

Week 5- July 17-21: The Laws of Robotics- Robotics and Technology

Activities include building robots and learning about the history of mechanics

Monday July 17th: Service Project Day- Write thank you letters to kitchen and cleaning staff
Tuesday July 18th: Movie Day with group games in afternoon (Big Hero 6)
Wednesday July 19th: All Camp, All Day- On campus Activities
Thursday July 20th: Field Trip to Explora
Friday July 21st: Prepare for Showcase

Week 6- July 24-28: The Science of Cooking – Chemistry

Experiment with food to learn about the chemistry involved in cooking. We will also be making a recipe book with the kid’s ideas for tasty meals!

Monday July 24th: Service Project Day- Campus Clean Up
Tuesday July 25th: Movie Day with group games in afternoon (Ratatouille)
Wednesday July 26th: All Camp, All Day- On campus Activities
Thursday July 27th: Field Trip to Aquarium and Botanical Gardens
Friday July 28th: Prepare for Showcase

How to apply to Panther Camp

  • Click on “Register Now”
  • You need to create an account in order to complete the application. If you already have an account, click “Application”
  • After you create an account, you will receive an email to verify your account. You must click the link in this email before you can begin your application.
  • When you create a new student application, please select “Summer Programs” under “Grade Level Applied”
  • Fill out the required information. When you submit your application, you will receive an email with payment information

What makes Panther Camp Different?

At Panther Camp, we believe in the value of play. Whether our campers are involved in an organized game, participating in Pig Yoga, creating their own skits and plays, or listening to a story, the most important elements of Panther Camp are the following:

  • Physical exercise and motor skills
  • Relationships! Communication and cooperation skills
  • Exploration and curiosity
  • Problem solving and adaptability
  • Imagination and reflection

Kids need ample time that is under-scheduled and that provides choices, in order to develop healthy habits. As an alternative to screen or couch time, Panther Camp provides a balance of activity which supports social, emotional, and physical health. Students engage in a wide variety of activities without having to specialize in one skill or subject area, or rotate from class session to class session.

$290 a week for everyone (including Adventure and Leadership Middle School Camp) from 7:30 – 4:00. It is an extra $8 a day for aftercare from 4:00 – 5:30 PM.

You can also call 505.341.7218, and one of our Panther Camp leaders will be glad to talk with you!