Kids Camp

Are you making this a family ChemCation?

Children must be registered in advance for the Kids Camp.  Limited spaces - FULL - 45 spots!

Who: Kids entering grades K-8 for the 2019-20 s/y

Cost:  $75/kid, You must also register your child for the conference, $50/kid.  (lunch is not included)

AttirePlease note that the camp will be walking RAIN or SHINE to their field trips, plan accordingly!

WhereBuilding #35 (Stadium) rooms 129 & 132 (1st floor hallway for drop-off) 

Times:  Morning drop off: 7:45 - 8 am

                Pick up for lunch break: 11:30 - 11:45 am

                Afternoon drop off: 12:45 - 1 pm

                Pick up for the day:  4:30 - 4:45 pm


Dates:  Monday (7/22), Tuesday (7/23),     

               Wednesday (7/24), Thursday* (7/25)

     *Morning Session only, pick up for the day is 11:30 -11:45 am


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Sign your kids up for the ChemEd 2019 Kids Camp and travel the world!  From USA to Germany, Africa to the Galapagos Islands, we will be exploring Chemistry, Biology, Physics, and Geography through the eyes of astronauts, wizards, explorers, and olympians!

You should have received an email w/information from by this point in time.  Please contact them if you have any questions.

Meet the Teachers:


My name is Karyn Baldwin and I am a first grade dual language teacher in U-46. I graduated from Illinois State University in 2017, and this will be my second year teaching. I am a Golden Apple Scholar and enjoy spending my summers with energetic and experienced teachers. I enjoy running half marathons, traveling with my family, and making crafts for my classroom.  In my classroom, I love to engage my students in hands-on STEM activities in English and Spanish.

Kids Camp

Karyn Baldwin


I just graduated from Illinois State University studying Middle Level Education with endorsements in science and social studies. I enjoy running half marathons, reading, and making giant bubbles in my free time. One of my biggest aspirations in life is to mini-golf in all 50 states. I am a Golden Apple scholar, and therefore I spend a majority of my summers with other scientists and mathematicians at our summer institutes learning how to be a spectacular science teacher.

Kids Camp

Emilee Baldwin

Expected Activities:


• United States •


Planets Craft

Journal/Passport Introduction

Alka-seltzer Rockets


• Galapagos Islands •


Turtle Dichotomy

Turtle Races

Bug Bonanza

Nature Trail Extravaganza

Camouflage Hide & Seek



• England •



Slime Making

Invisible & Color Changing Inks

• Germany •


Field Trip to Naper Settlement!


• Tanzania •



Waterway Challenge!

Skype with a Tour Guide

Roadway Challenge!

• France •


Field Trip to Children's Museum, scavenger hunt!


• Greece •



Water Olympics

pole vaulting, balance beam, sculling, backstroke, slalom!



• each child will receive one shirt for the week 

• snacks will be provided each morning and afternoon

• lunch is not included