Innovation Camps @ Westtown Science Institute

The Innovation Camps at Westtown Science Institute offer truly innovative science experiences for students. Our summer programs are defined by inquiry-driven, immersive learning environment in the lab, on campus, and in the world. Students learn by working in collaborative teams to create innovative solutions that generate authentic products. The WSI develops design thinking skills, fosters social entrepreneurship, and provides a platform for growth, achievement, and real innovation.

Our programs inspire and nurture student’s creativity both independently and collaboratively, a hallmark of a Westtown education. We invite your children to explore, learn, and build with us this summer!

Chemistry of Reactions and Explosions │ Rising 6 - 8

June 26 – 30 & July 10-14

9 AM – 12 PM


This course offers an introduction to chemistry including the atom, the Periodic Table of Elements, reactivity of certain elements, and reaction types. We will be doing multiple lab activities designed to help understand why and how elements react. We will safely examine different flammable and explosive reactions discussing the chemistry behind these exciting demonstrations.

Lightsaber Construction | Grades rising 4th - 8th

June 26 – 30, 2017

July 10 – 14, 2017

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM


Lunch included

Learn to build a Lightsaber from the ground up, using top quality components; airplane grade aluminum, rechargeable ion batteries, powerful LEDs, tunable USB sound boards and a dojo quality plastic “blade”.  Students will learn how to read wiring diagrams, solder components, connect USB sound boards to software programs to tune your sound and learn proper saber handling techniques with a professional martial arts instructor. To top it off, you take your saber home at the end of the week. During the registration process you will pick out your own light color.
Price of class includes all materials


The WSI will be hosting two sessions of the National Young Innovators Conference (for rising 7th-10th graders) this summer. These week-long conferences provide immersive experiences in team-building, design thinking, and collaborative product/program development. For more information on the National Young Innovators Conference and to register your child, click HERE.