This theme explores the topic of light and optics. Light is visually perceived radiant energy. It is what energizes our visual system. Light reflected from objects into our eyes enables us to see. Optics is the science of light. It's the study of how light behaves and interacts with matter. Campers will conduct many fun, age-appropriate projects as they explore hands-on this important topic. They will learn that energy can take one of two forms: matter and light (called electromagnetic radiation). Light is energy in the form of either a particle or a wave that can travel through space and some kinds of matter. They will encounter such concepts as light wave, microwave, lens, concave lens, convex lens, gamma rays, light source, light speed, reflection, refraction and wavelength. If these terms seem confusing, you understanding why we promote hands-on learning. The concepts are much easier to grasp when seen and applied than just being told about them! Your child will join us in spreading the light of knowledge after this activity-rich session. Week 1 Field Trip: Friday, June 30. Destination to be announced Week 2 Field Trip: Friday, July 7. Destination to be announced Eligible: K-8 July 4 discount applied since camp is closed on that day. *Early bird discount applied until March 1.