Summer Camp at Hill Country Science Mill

In its inaugural summer, the Hill Country Science Mill will offer a variety of camps that focus on the excitement and fun of doing science! All camps are Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm at the Hill Country Science Mill, 101 S. Ladybird Lane, Johnson City, TX.

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Students entering grades 6-8

Do you know someone who likes to solve mysteries? Are they up to the challenge of crisis response? Are they a creative force? Ever just wonder how and why our brains work? How awesome is rocket science? In just one week, they’ll see what it’s like to be a …

Forensic Scientist

Aerospace Engineer

Storm Tracker

Chief Innovation Officer

Brain Scientist

*Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Career Immersion

Bus transportation to the Science Mill from Burnet and Marble Falls is included for SCI Camp.

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Shoot for the Stars!

AdvertisementStudents entering grades 4-8

Who will build the fastest, sleekest, most aerodynamic rocket this summer? Kids can shoot for the stars with the Science Mill and:

  • Play with paper airplanes, balloon racers, and stomp rockets
  • Watch a movie: Space Junk 3D
  • Culminating team and individual competitions

Offered in collaboration with SystemsGo.

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Students entering grades 6-8

Campers will decode the secrets of DNA and unravel some of the greatest mysteries of biology:

  • Make cheese using biotechnology tools!
  • Solve a crime by using DNA fingerprints!
  • Investigate oil-hungry bacteria to clean up a dangerous oil spill and save the ocean!
  • Be a genetic counselor as they diagnose patients using DNA evidence!
  • Examine mutant worms and what causes their crazy behavior!

Offered in collaboration with HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.

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