This new program invites middle school students to gain leadership skills, learn about various science disciplines, and create a scientific resource or community action project under the guidance of a mentor during Frost Science camps.
The CIT program is designed for kids aged 12-15 to:
- Explore interests in science
- Build resumes with experience at a science museum
- Become young leaders in STEM
- Gain community service hours and a recommendation letter for their time as a CIT
The program consists of two tracks:
- Science Education Track: With the assistance of a mentor, CITs will develop a science-based activity for Frost Science campers, aligning to the theme of the week. At the end of the week, CIT’s will lead and facilitate the activity they developed to a group of campers. This opportunity is one week long and will be offered each week.
- Environmental Action Track: With the assistance of a mentor, CITs will develop an action-based solution to an environmental issue, aligning to the week’s theme. At the end of the program, CITs will have developed and begun an action-based project, such as planning a tree planting event or creating a plastic-free initiative guide for their school. This program is two weeks long and will be offered in cohorts.
CIT Program Information
- Lunch: Included in the cost of camp.
- Hours: 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., with aftercare available from 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
- Two (2) t-shirts are included with camp registration per week. All campers are required to wear the camp t-shirt while attending camp. Additional t-shirts may be purchased for $10 each.
- Two (2) snacks per day are included with registration.
Science Education Track (one-week program):
CITs will gain experience in learning and teaching about science concepts. Throughout the week, CITs will create an educational resource for the campers. Some examples of projects they can do are writing and illustrating a children’s book or comic to share with campers, developing a short, interactive science lesson to teach at the end of the week, or creating a novel game to play during recess at the end of the week.
- Winter Camp 2023/2024: $429 per week (4-day week)
- Summer Camp: $529 per week (5-day week*)
Environmental Action Track (two-week program):
CITs in this program will address an environmental issue by creating actionable change. The CITs will create a project aligned to the week’s theme, with the goal of developing something that will somehow change their community for the better. They will present their work to museum leadership at the end of their two-week session.
- Winter Camp 2023/2024: $799 for two-week session.
- Summer Camp: $899 per two-week session. Available for registration every 2 weeks.
9:00 a.m. Arrive at camp
9:30 a.m. Work on project
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Assist with camp activities for younger children
3:30 p.m. Museum exploration
4:30 p.m. Aftercare
* Some Summer Camp weeks may be 4 days long.