Campers in Connecticut Discover Science!

Check out the article below about our summer science camp programming at our Connecticut location:

Campers under the direction of High Touch High Tech’s Chris Stetson spent the week of June 27 to July 1 learning about science topics and completing activities and experiments of their own.

The Science Discoveries camp was offered through Newtown Parks and Recreation. High Touch High Tech of Weston provides science-related preschool programs, after school programs, summer camp programs, mini camps, and birthday parties, according to its website.

“I like science camp a lot,” said Alexa Manfredonia, and a number of campers playing with her outside during a recess break on Wednesday, June 29, agreed.

“It’s pretty fun, because we get to try new things and stuff,” said Jules Battaglia.

Mr Stetson said the camp covered general science topics. Each day of the week had a different theme to study and conduct activities around. According to Mr Stetson, Monday was a chemistry day; the campers studied dinosaurs on Tuesday; Wednesday was light and sound day; Thursday was flight and space day; and Friday was a planned day to finish the volcanoes the campers were working on throughout the week.

“I really love it,” said Christopher Rice. “We are even making out own mini-volcanoes that we are going to explode at the end of this week.”

After Mr Stetson led the campers back inside Hawley Elementary School, where the camp was held, he explained what they could expect for the rest of the day.

“We are talking about light and sound today,” Mr Stetson said. “Both are forms of energy.”

Mr Stetson demonstrated how a piece of paper with the image of a cowboy on one side and the image of a horse on the other appears to have the cowboy riding the horse when flipped fast, by attaching strings and twirling the paper.

“We only see what light goes into our eye,” said Mr Stetson.

After Mr Stetson handed out diffraction glasses, which he explained splits light up, Andrew Sposato quickly put his pair on.

“Rainbows,” Andrew said, describing what he saw through the glasses, “rainbows, really, next to the light.”

More information about Newtown Parks & Recreation’s summer camps offerings is available at or call 203-270-4340, and more information about High Touch High Tech is available or 828-684-3192.



HTHT of Oakland County, Michigan – “Science Made Fun” Camps Offer Kids A “Stay-cation”

Students and teachers create a circle by holding hands in order to act as a conduit to pass current from a small battery to illuminate a light bulb

Last week, High Touch High Tech of Oakland County, Michigan gave the students in Birmingham Schools a FUN option for their mid-winter break. While some kids left town for a vacation, the ones that didn’t  enjoyed a hands-on science “stay-cation.” Students from all over the Birmingham School district gathered at Berkshire Middle School for High Touch High Tech’s “Science Made Fun” camps. The Kindergarten – 5th grade students became scientists for the week, exploring the solar system, electricity, the laws of motion, dinosaurs and even chemistry!

During Shockme Day, students get to use their hands to direct the flow of electricity in a Plasma Ball.

“Science Made Fun” camps give students the opportunity to experience interactive, fun and exciting science first hand.  The kids were so excited about High Touch High Tech’s week long camp that on Monday, despite the heavy snow storm, more than 90% of scheduled students found a way to make it to school!

Tuesday had full attendance. It was Shockmee Day as students experimented with static electricity and electric currents. Wednesday was Pushing and Pulling Day, as students experimented with the three laws of motion and how to lift objects with little effort. Thursday was Going Crazy for Dinos as students learned about fossils and bones and facts from the past. Friday was Mix Me Up Day as students made chemical reactions explode — some with shocking results.

HTHT Scientists work with students on an experiment using a battery to ring a bell on Shockme Science Day

If you live in the Oakland County area & want to have your own High Touch High Tech program or summer camp – check out their website & contact info below:

Phone: 248.926.5500