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Registration opens May 14 for Carus Summer Science Camp

PERU — Registration for Carus Corporation’s 2018 Summer Science Camp will begin at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 14. This free camp, for students who will be entering sixth grade, will be held June 24-28.

This year’s camp will offer students a chance to learn inside St. Bede Academy’s brand-new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) addition. In 2018, Carus campers became the first students to conduct experiments in the new space. The head of the school’s chemistry department, Dan Fitzpatrick, is returning as camp director.

Carus is also working with the Canal Corridor Association to bring back "Camp Day at the Canal." Always popular, Canal Day offers campers a science-filled canal boat ride and a mule meet-and-greet.

Activities will be held from 9 a.m. to noon each day and a graduation ceremony will be held on June 28. Each student will also receive a camp certificate.

To register, call Kegan Pakula at 815-224-6535 no earlier than 8:30 a.m. May 14. Space is limited and campers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Those calling before 8:30 a.m. will be asked to call back during registration hours.

Carus also hires local teachers to help administer the camp. Educators interested in a camp position should call the above phone number for more information.

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