Summer Science Day Camp

This years Summer Science Day Camp will be held on July 9 – 12th, 2019!

Registration opens in May and remains open until full.  Please note that this camp does fill up quickly!

Our 1st grade through 5th grade Summer Science Day Camp is a four day camp that we put on every summer!  This camp is a hands-on day camp that is a great way for your youth to meet other children who enjoy science and participate in all sorts of fun experiements!  Youth who participate in the day camp must be entering 1st through 5th grade in the fall of the upcoming academic year.  For more information about the camp please read below.

2019 Summer Science Day Camp Information:

  • What?: A hands on day camp for youth hosted by the University of Wisconsin – Extension
  • Who?: Any youth who will be entering 1st-5th grade for the 2019-2020 school year
  • When?: July 9-12, 2019 from 8 AM – 1 PM
  • Where?: Pietrek Park (N31500 State Rd 93  Arcadia, Wisconsin 54612)
  • Why?: Its a great way to meet other children who enjoy science and participate in all sorts of fun experiments!
  • How much: $10 fee which includes a t-shirt

2019 Registration Information:

Resources and Recipes from Camp

Exploding Plastic Baggies (from
  • Plastic Bags
  • Clothespins
  • Food Coloring
  • 1/3 cup Vinegar (for each bag)
  • 2 Tbsp Baking Soda (for each bag)

Pour the vinegar into a baggie and add food coloring to it. Twist the baggie just above the liquid and secure with a clothespin, leaving a space at the top. Add the baking soda to the empty space and seal the baggie. Once outdoors, remove the clothespin and allow the baking soda to fall into the vinegar. Watch as the bags fill with gas and explode in a fizzing mess!

Pretend Snow Recipe (from
  • 1 cup baking soda
  • Can of shaving cream
  • Bowl

This baking soda and shaving cream snow recipe is super easy.  Pour one cup of baking soda in a bowl and add in shaving cream slowly until you get the snow consistency that you like.  You want to use the white fluffy shaving cream, not the gel kind.


If you have any questions at all please contact the Youth and Family Educator or the Support Staff at the Trempealeau County Extension Office.

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