PERU, IL -- Parents, mark your calendars: April 5th is the day Carus Corporation will begin registering students for their annual Summer Science Camp.
The free camp, which is open to students entering 6th grade in the fall, will take place June 5th-9th.
This year, St. Bede has agreed to house the camp, with the Academy’s Chemistry Department Head, Dan Fitzpatrick, leading as Camp Director.
Carus is also partnering with the Canal Corridor Association for Camp Day at the Canal, where campers will be treated to a science-filled canal boat ride and mule meet and greet.
“Dan’s approach is extremely hands-on, and Canal Day offers a great opportunity for kids to explore and learn,” said Ken Pisarczyk, Vice President Carus Technologies. “Last year, campers harvested honey, launched rockets, studied invertebrates, conducted chemistry experiments, and so much more. We are very pleased to share with our campers these partnerships Carus has formed with St. Bede Academy and the Canal Corridor Association.”
Camp runs from 9am-noon each day with, a graduation ceremony taking place on Friday. Families are invited to celebrate the end of camp with their kids, as each student receives a camp certificate.
To register a child, please call Kegan Pakula at 815-224-6535 no earlier than 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, April 5th. Spaces are limited. Campers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents who call before 8:30 will be asked to call back during registration hours.
Carus also hires local teachers to help administer camp. If you are teacher who is interested in applying for a camp position, please call the number above for more information.
Carus is a 102-year-old company founded in LaSalle and headquartered in Peru. Carus produces and supplies specialty chemistries for water treatment, air purification, and soil remediation. Carus is a member of the American Chemistry Council and actively participates in the industry’s award-winning Responsible Care® initiative, sharing a common commitment to improve environmental, health, safety, and security performance.
Below: Carus campers enjoy chemistry day during last year’s Summer Science Camp