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Posted February 9, 2012

GlaxoSmithKline Science in the Summer

We still are about a month away from the day when registration opens for GlaxoSmithKline's very popular Science in the Summer program, but I know Go Ask Mom readers like to be prepared.

This free (you read that right ... free!!!) half-day summer science camp is designed for rising second graders to rising eighth graders at locations in nine North Carolina counties - Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Durham, Franklin, Harnett, Johnston, Orange and Wake.

GlaxoSmithKline started the program more than two dozen years ago in Philadelphia, the site of the company's original headquarters. In North Carolina, Morehead Planetarium and Science Center administers the program. You can read more about the program in a post that I wrote last year.

There is a rolling registration period for the camps. Some locations fill up very, very quickly. Others don't. Registration for some locations begin as early as March 5. Children are selected on a first-come, first-served basis. This summer's focus is on simple machines. Sessions begin in June and run through August.

For all the details, including the dates and times that registration begins, click here.

For more information on summer camps across the region, check Go Ask Mom's summer and track-out camp database.

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  • 3boysandme Feb 10, 2012

    Wonderful program - my son has been the past two summers and can't wait for this year!!!