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Summer Science Splash Camp 2016


Please note - date change and price reduction!


summer science splash campAre you a middle school student who loves science? Then come and join us for the newly instituted Summer Science Splash Camp, sponsored by the II-VI Foundation, at Millsaps College during summer 2016!

No particular advance science knowledge is required – just be motivated to learn and have fun in the process! This week-long residential summer camp includes science explorations led by Millsaps College faculty and certified science teachers during the day, and plenty of fun activities outside the lab in the late afternoon and evening, supervised by camp counselors who are well-trained Millsaps College students.

The session is designed for only 60 participants (waiting lists will be maintained).

Learning teams of 12 students will work in labs and classrooms with a curriculum prepared in conjunction with Millsaps College faculty. Campers will be engaged in team competitions in daily experiments and in their evening activities.


Only students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in Fall 2016 can apply.


Meals will be provided in the Millsaps College dining hall, offering healthy and tasty food choices. Campers with any dietary needs should report that to the camp director upon registration. Students will live with camp counselors in Millsaps College air-conditioned residence halls.


  • Outside recreational/play clothes
  • Toiletries
  • Appropriate Lab Attire
    • Closed toe shoes (e.g. tennis shoes)
    • Long pants
    • Non-baggy clothing
    • Shirts appropriate for lab
  • Linens
    • Extra long twin-sized sheets
    • Washcloths
    • Towels
    • Pillows/pillowcases


Camp Session I:  July 17-22

Check-in: Sunday, July 17 - in Olin Hall Lobby (2pm-3pm)

Check-out: Friday, July 22 - in the dorms (after the 1pm Closing Ceremony)


$300 (includes all activities, meals, lodging, and camp t-shirt) - A $200 deposit is due upon registration. The $300 balance is due by June 3, 2016. Total cost for the camp is $1,000, of which $700 is covered through the generous support of the II-VI Foundation.

The Summer Science Splash Camp will take Place in Olin Hall (shown above)

The II-VI Foundation is headquartered in Bridgeville, Pennsylvania, and operates with the mission to “encourage and enable students to pursue a career in engineering, science, and mathematics while maintaining a standard of excellence in that pursuit.” The foundation aims to fulfill its mission through early education initiatives, undergraduate scholarships, the Undergraduate Research Program, and a Block-Gift Program for graduate student support. The foundation supports research at Millsaps College in addition to the new summer program.

To register, please complete and submit the following form:



Download a camp waiver here. Please complete the waiver and have your child bring it to the first day of camp.

Download the parent information sheet here for more details.

For any questions, please contact Continuing Education at conted@millsaps.edu or 601.974.1130.