We love Science!

IWU Young Scholars. Young Scientists and Mythbusters Camps.IWU Middle School Young Scientists will have multiple opportunities to explore their interests across different science disciplines:




Environmental Studies

Check out our “What’s a major?” sheet for descriptions of scientific fields of study.

IWU Young Scholars camps sections fill early.  Returning students and families on our waitlist/mailing list are given registration priority.

Register for IWU Young Scholars in March for summer sessions.

Middle school students have very full days in this challenging and fun day camp.

 · Explore topics in chemistry, biology, environmental studies, physics, and technology ·  Hands-on experimentation · 3D printing  · Have a Blast (Literally)!

Past Camp Dates:

July 5-14, 2016  – Weekdays
Times: 9:00 am – 3:30 every day (lunch in the IWU Dining Commons – included in tuition)

elyse&caitlinAll classes are taught by licensed teachers with IWU faculty from across the University regularly leading additional classroom sessions.

Hands-on experimentation and student-designed projects are the focus of this camp, providing students multiple opportunities to work through the experimental process in a variety of disciplines (evolutionary biology, chemistry, environmental studies, and physics). Held on the IWU campus, this unique program offers small class sizes and a 7:1 student/teacher ratio.

3D printing

With eight (8!) 3D printers available, our Young Scholars will have more opportunities to explore computer/product interfaces, design elements, etc.

Young Inventors (4th and 5th graders in the Inventions/Innovations Camp) will be approaching 3D printing from an Invention perspective, designing their own creations to address a problem they identify. 3D printing will be incorporated as they consider the whole invention process from design, prototyping, and testing,

The Young Scientists Camp (YSC) focuses on creative problem-solving while promoting a more complete understanding of the underlying science. YSC for middle-schoolers will include electives that students select, offering greater depth in particular areas, after a range of topics has first been introduced in a set of regular classes. These classes span core scientific disciplines and will include topics in math, biology, physics, psychology, chemistry, environmental studies, programming, photography, etc.  Options for electives will be presented to enrolled students in May.

Students will share their projects with everyone, including families and guests in a  low-key presentation on the last day of the camp.

A limited number of need-based scholarships are available to qualified individuals.  These were offered through area schools to families qualifying for free and reduced lunch.  Additional scholarship opportunities are being explored.