Camp Descriptions

Each day during SCIENCE CAMP, High Touch High Tech campers will enjoy 270 minutes of degreed professional instructor-led hands-on SCIENCE and STEM activities. Science, Technology, and Engineering come alive as we excite your child with our unique form of “edutainment” the HTHT way! Find the location nearest you from our six Metro Atlanta cities: Roswell, Marietta, Lawrenceville, Dunwoody, Vinings, and Cumming.  Lead instructors are CPR and First Aide certified. A typical day at camp consists of two experiment blocks, a Tech Lab block, free exploration, outdoor recess (weather permitting) and a lunch and snack time. We provide a snack but ask that you send your child with a non-refrigerated lunch. For their safety, please send your child to camp in closed-toed shoes. Our youngest campers will be with the same instructors all day.  Our older campers will rotate classes with different instructors much like going to specials at school.  Depending on enrollment, campers will be grouped according to age and ability. Since 1994, High Touch High Tech of Greater Atlanta has been the leading hands-on science experience in Metro-Atlanta. From in-school experiences to summer camps and birthday parties, High Touch High Tech is dedicated to promoting scientific and technologic literacy among today’s children.

*** Registration for Summer 2019 will open December 21, 2018.  Updated Camp descriptions will be available early January 2019.

Rising 1st/2nd Grade

Perfect for the BUDDING SCIENTIST!  Let us transform your camper into all kinds of scientists.  Flashlight fun, lenses, color shadows, rainbow making prisms, and colorful butterfly chromatography chemistry are just the start of LIGHT AND COLOR DAY.   Round out the fun as we watch a LASER LIGHT SHOW.  Have a BLAST getting wet launching WATER ROCKETS and exploring outer space during SPACE DAY. Make and take home your solar system model necklace.  CHEMISTRY DAY has all the fizzy and messy fun you can handle beginning with making homemade chocolate ice cream and ending with a GEYSER EXPLOSION.  Make science putty to take home, MIX CHEMICALS, and even use REAL LAB TOOLS.  Meet our LIVE BUGS during LIVING THINGS DAY, insects and arachnids! The tarantula and scorpion will, of course, be observed in their contained habitat; but the millipedes, meal worms, beetles, and Madagascar hissing roaches, are on a TOUCH IF YOU DARE basis!!  Use real MICROSCOPES to see why things are alive.  Get BLOWN AWAY as we engineer houses for the three little pigs!  “Erupt” with excitement as volcanoes EXPLODE and geodes break during Earth Day. Mine for GEMSTONES and keep your collection! Have FOSSIL FUN with land and sea fossils, make fossil impressions and even take home your favorite real shark tooth fossil. Visit our Tech Lab every day for a hands-on programming experience using a variety of robots.  Use our laptops and Lego ™ Kits to build Lego ™ WeDo robots.   Program with Wonder Workshop’s Dash and Dot ™ robots, use educational tablet apps like coding games, and have fun in a realm of VIRTUAL REALITY with our VR headsets.  Get “energized” by LEARNING to build an electrical circuit you can bring home and even DESIGN a video game with Apple iPads™ and Bloxels ™.

Rising 3rd/4th Grade

BEAT the HEAT as you explore physics, biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology, entomology and forensic science activities.  You really need GUTS to complete our anatomy and physiology activities. But if you don’t, no worries — We’ll bring plenty of REAL organs: cow eyes, sheep BRAINS, cow hearts, stomachs, and kidneys … TOUCH IF YOU DARE!  If that’s not creepy enough, check out our real CREEPY CRAWLIES … YES! BUGS– insects and arachnids! The tarantula and scorpion will, of course, be observed in their contained habitat; but the millipedes, meal worms, beetles, Madagascar hissing roaches, like the guts, are on a TOUCH IF YOU DARE basis!  Become a real ROCKET SCIENTIST when you build and LAUNCH A REAL ESTES™ ROCKET that can reach up to 800 feet and bring it home to launch again and again. Use what you think you know about gravity, friction, aerodynamics and automobiles as you design, build, and RACE a LEGO Car Racer! INVESTIGATE  Forensic Entomology and bones, discuss DNA as a crime solving tool and build 3 foot tall DNA models. Have CSI fun as we practice extracting DNA from bananas and take your sample home. DO BATTLE with the “big bad wolf” as you CREATE the strongest houses you can with “straw, sticks and bricks” then laugh as we try to DESTROY them.  Will yours be the one that cannot be destroyed? “Lighten” your mood as we experiment with the properties of visible light, and explore with tools a scientist uses to make observations such as microscopes, magnifiers, and telescopes.  CONSTRUCT Lego Chemistry sets to model what happens in a chemical reaction, then mix chemicals to make light cause an ongoing color oscillation.  “Explode” with laughter as we ERUPT chemical volcanoes!  Visit our TECH LAB  every day for  a hands-on programming experience using a variety of robots.  Use our laptops and Lego ™ Kits to build Lego™  Mindstorm/EV3 robots and try to meet our CHALLENGE!  PROGRAM with Wonder Workshop’s Dash and Dot ™ robots, use educational tablet apps and have fun in a realm of VIRTUAL REALITY with our VR headsets.  Get “energized” by LEARNING to build an electrical circuit you can bring home and DESIGN a video game with Apple iPads™ and Bloxels ™.

Rising 5th/6th Grade

Get ready for a week of X-TREME SCIENCE and ENGINEERING!  You really need GUTS to complete our anatomy and physiology activities. But if you don’t, no worries — We’ll bring plenty of REAL organs: cow eyes, sheep BRAINS, cow hearts, stomachs, and kidneys … TOUCH IF YOU DARE!  Build and LAUNCH  an ESTES™ ROCKET that can reach up to 800 feet and bring it home to launch again and again.  Make a big splash in the world of engineering design as you and your friends work to TRANSPORT fuel to LAUNCH what may be your first but by no means final shot at being a real rocket scientist.  MIX CHEMICALS as you make a bounce ball that fluoresces under a black light. CONSTRUCT Lego Chemistry sets to model what happens in a chemical reaction, then do a chemical reaction to make light cause an ongoing color oscillation.  EXPLORE spectroscopy in our optics lab, EXPERIMENT with polarized filters and find hidden picture images.  Use what you think you know about gravity, friction, aerodynamics and automobiles as you design, build, and RACE a LEGO Car Racer! INVESTIGATE Forensic Entomology and bones, discuss DNA as a crime solving tool and build 3 foot tall DNA models. Have CSI fun as we practice extracting DNA from bananas and take your sample home. DO BATTLE with the “big bad wolf” as you CREATE the strongest houses you can with “straw, sticks and bricks” then laugh as we try to DESTROY them.  Will yours be the one that cannot be destroyed? Keep destroying as you try to CRUSH your friend’s bot during free explore with Battle Bots™ RC robots.    Check out our real CREEPY CRAWLIES … YES! BUGS– insects and arachnids! The tarantula and scorpion will, of course, be observed in their contained habitat; but the others, like the millipedes, meal worms, Madagascar hissing roaches and beetles are on a TOUCH IF YOU DARE basis!  Visit our TECH LAB  every day for  a hands-on programming experience using a variety of ROBOTS.  Can you use laptops and Lego ™ Kits to BUILD Lego ™ Mindstorm/EV3 robots and meet our CHALLENGE?  PROGRAM with Wonder Workshop’s Dash and Dot™ robots, use educational tablet apps and have fun in a realm of VIRTUAL REALITY with our VR headsets.  Get “energized” by LEARNING to build an electrical circuit you can bring home and DESIGN a video game with Apple iPads™ and Bloxels ™.