Coming this Summer: Destination Science Camp

This summer the School of Biological and Physical Sciences will be holding its 1st Destination Science Camp. The camp is intended to be an immersive experience that will provide workshops in anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, physics, genetics, and natural science and will be held June 24–28 on Northwestern State University Campus.

“Our goal is to get 5th – 8th grade students [even 9th grade students or older] in front of neat technology and experimentation so they can see the vast opportunities that careers in science fields can offer. Our hope is that we can show them how much fun studying these disciplines can be,” said Dr. Christopher Lyles, assistant professor of biology and camp coordinator. “The camp will have some formal instruction, laboratory time, and structured activities, but at the end of the day attendees will unwind by competing in quiz bowls, playing board games, eating snacks, and watching movies. We want the kids to have a blast….literally we want to blow some stuff up!”

The camp is intended for children 10-14 years of age, but older kids are also welcome too (not recommended for students who have not completed the 4th grade). If your child is 9 heading into 5th grade they would be eligible to attend. The cost is $125 per attendee. Registration includes lab coat and safety googles. Campers must bring their own lunch, but the camp will provide an afternoon snack. Attendees can be dropped off starting at 8:30 am in the lobby of Bienvenu Hall and picked up in Rm 211 between 5–5:30 pm in Bienvenu Hall. Online registration is available at: for more information or to request a camp registration packet email Dr. Christopher Lyles at