University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

ARCHIVE: Summer Chemistry Camp Returns

April 30, 2014
Registration for Summer Chem Camp is open
Registration for Summer Chem Camp is open

Belton, Texas - Registration for children’s summer chemistry camps at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is underway.  Enrollment is for rising third through sixth graders interested in exploring the exciting world of science.

Cost to attend the camp is $110. The camp rums from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  It is offered in two sessions, June 9-13 and June 16-20.

Dr. Darrell Watson, Professor Emeritus of chemistry, has designed the camp to encourage elementary and middle school students change their attitudes towards science, while giving them actual laboratory experience.  Participants will make slime and nylon, turn pennies into gold and silver, and conduct many other exciting chemical investigations.

Teachers interested in learning exciting hands-on science activities to utilize in their classrooms can participate at no charge.  Some partial scholarships are available for students.

Chem Camp is sponsored by the UMHB Science Education Resource Center, the Heart ‘O Texas Local Section of the American Chemical Society, the UMHB Chemistry Department, and the Sigma Pi Chemistry Club.  For more information please call Dr. Watson at (254) 295-4536 or email him at  Also, you may access the Chem Camp website and download the registration form at

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