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School’s Out Science Camps

Want a fun, hands-on experience for your kids? School’s Out Science Camps offer exciting educational experiences for little scientists! Join us for unique topics designed to inform, engage and entertain!

Spring Camps:

HOURS:
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Drop-off:
 8 A.M. to 9 A.M.
Pick-up: 
 4 P.M. to 5 P.M.

DATES: Listed below.

RATES:
$45 for non-members

$40 for members

*Please note there are no refunds for Camp purchases* 

 

Pre-K - K Spring Camps:

ATMOSPHERE AND AQUASPHERE- MARCH 31, 2017

Water Wonders – Come on in, the water’s fine. Join us for a splashy, splashy day of water discovery.

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PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING – APRIL 3-7, 2017

Let’s Build – Encourage your little builder with tubes, cubes, blocks, and more, while they discover the science and math of building.

Note: each day of camp will cover different material, but campers do not need to attend the entire week to enjoy individual days.

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APRIL 3APRIL 4 | APRIL 5 | APRIL 6 | APRIL 7

MAKER – MAY 5, 2017

Mighty Makers – If you can dream it, you can make it. Put your engineering skills to the test as you create your own inventions.

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ART & SCIENCE – MAY 25-26, 2017

Art Explorers – Get messy as you explore the world of art! Create artwork using everything from bubbles to spaghetti, and even toy cars!

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MAY 25 | MAY 26

Grades K - 1 Spring Camps:

ATMOSPHERE AND AQUASPHERE- MARCH 31, 2017

Oceans – What lives under the sea? Investigate mysterious underwater worlds and the creatures who call it home.

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PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING – APRIL 3-7, 2017


Lego Design Challenge – Test your building skills in this construction design challenge using your favorite Legos®.

Note: each day of camp will cover different material, but campers do not need to attend the entire week to enjoy individual days.

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APRIL 3 | APRIL 4 | APRIL 5 | APRIL 6 |APRIL 7

MAKER – MAY 5, 2017

Monster Makers – Monsters shouldn’t always get a negative rap! Bring to life a creature of your own as you dig into the monster world.

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ART & SCIENCE – MAY 25-26, 2017

Junkyard Band – From jugs to tubs, anything can make music with the right science behind it! See what you can create in this jam session!

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MAY 25 | MAY 26

Grades 2 - 3 Spring Camps:

ATMOSPHERE AND AQUASPHERE- MARCH 31, 2017

Weather or Not – We’re not in Kansas anymore! Explore weather patterns of epic proportions—from hurricanes to tornadoes!

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PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING – APRIL 3-7, 2017


Engineering Extremes – Take on real-life engineering challenges that explore concepts of physics, architecture, mechanical, and structural engineering.

Note: each day of camp will cover different material, but campers do not need to attend the entire week to enjoy individual days.

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APRIL 3 | APRIL 4 | APRIL 5 | APRIL 6 | APRIL 7

MAKER – MAY 5, 2017

Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle – What can you make out of something you would normally recycle? Find out as we help keep the earth clean and make items we can use.

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ART & SCIENCE – MAY 25-26, 2017

Chem-Artistry – Get creative as you concoct your own works of art. Explore the science behind making your own chalk and Play-Dough.

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MAY 25 | MAY 26

Grades 4 - 5 Spring Camps:

ATMOSPHERE AND AQUASPHERE- MARCH 31, 2017

Wetlands – Uncover the rich diversity of ecosystems in lakes, streams, ponds, and rivers.

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PHYSICS AND ENGINEERING – APRIL 3-7, 2017

Amusement Park Physics – With zooming coasters and whirling wheels, investigate the physics behind your favorite amusement park ride.

Note: each day of camp will cover different material, but campers do not need to attend the entire week to enjoy individual days.

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APRIL 3 | APRIL 4 | APRIL 5 | APRIL 6 | APRIL 7

MAKER – MAY 5, 2017

Maker Unplugged – If you think it, make it. Explore the maker movement with the use of tools and new technologies such as 3D printers. Experience engineering and innovation while learning how to create and tinker with everyday objects and fabricate a maker craft of your own design.

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ART & SCIENCE – MAY 25-26, 2017

Cardboard Creators – It’s the ultimate test of your creative prowess. Push your architectural skills to the limit by creating a variety of cardboard feats and explore the mechanics and design behind cardboard artistry.

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MAY 25 | MAY 26

Summer Camps:

HOURS:
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
Drop-off:
 8 A.M. to 9 A.M.
Pick-up: 
 4 P.M. to 5 P.M.

*Please note there are no refunds for Camp purchases*

*Camps are based on the grade your child will be entering in the Fall.*

 

CAMP DATES: 
Week One – May 29 – June 2

Week Two – June 5 – 9
Week Three – June 12 – 16
Week Four – June 19 – 23
Week Five – June 26 – 30
Week Six – July 3 – 7
Week Seven – July 10 – 14
Week Eight – July 17 – 21
Week Nine – July 24 – 28
Week Ten – July 31 – Aug 4

Pre-K - K Summer Camps:

DINO-MITE

Will you be the next paleontologist to uncover a dinosaur? Discover how paleontologists find dinosaur fossils and how they preserve them. Create your own fossil that someone can uncover in the future.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK ONE: MAY 29 – JUNE 2

WEEK SIX: JULY 3 – JULY 7

A BUG’S LIFE

Do you have what it takes to be a bug expert? Observe some of nature’s coolest crawling critters and explore the amazing life of insects.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK TWO: JUNE 5 – JUNE 9

WEEK SEVEN: JULY 10 – JULY 14

SEUSSICAL SCIENCE

Discover the science of Dr. Seuss as we investigate silly contraptions and imaginative creatures. Create your own seussical gadget to take home and show. Taking what you have learned, oh the places you’ll go!

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK THREE: JUNE 12 – JUNE 16

WEEK EIGHT: JULY 17 – JULY 21

SUPERHEROES

Grab your cape and mask and discover what it takes to save the world by challenging our Super Villain Science Camp and protect the Science Center!

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK FOUR: JUNE 19 – JUNE 23

WEEK NINE: JULY 24 – JULY 28

SAILORS AND STORYTELLERS

Can you build Rapunzel’s tower or survive a storm at sea? Sail towards the castle as we learn about some of your favorite fairy tale characters and their engineering feats.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK FIVE: JUNE 26 – JUNE 30

WEEK TEN: JULY 31 – AUGUST 4

GRADES K - 1 Summer Camps:

LEGO® DESIGN CHALLENGE

Put your imagination to the test as you build, design, and engineer using these favorite construction tools – LEGOS®!

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK ONE: MAY 29 – JUNE 2

WEEK SIX: JULY 3 – JULY 7

MESSY SCIENCE

Messes allowed here! Grab your goggles as we ooze, goop, and glop in our messiest science-filled camp! Bring home your very own creation each day to show off at home.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK TWO: JUNE 5 – JUNE 9

WEEK SEVEN: JULY 10 – JULY 14

DISASTER ZONE

Can you survive the elements? Learn about weather patterns, observe how rain falls, and unlock the secrets behind some of the world’s most intense natural disasters.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK THREE: JUNE 12 – JUNE 16

WEEK EIGHT: JULY 17 – JULY 21

S.T.E.A.M LAB

Harness the power of science, technology, engineering, art, and math to solve real world challenges. Spend a day on each topic and bring home a new-found excitement for S.T.E.A.M.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK FOUR: JUNE 19 – JUNE 23

WEEK NINE: JULY 24 – JULY 28

WILD BY DESIGN

Is that a bug or a leaf? Is that poisonous, or is it trying to scare away predators? Find out how animals around the world protect themselves from their environment.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK FIVE: JUNE 26 – JUNE 30

WEEK TEN: JULY 31 – AUGUST 4

GRADES 1 - 2 Summer Camps:

LEGO® WEDO® ROBOTICS EARTH

Can you help protect the Earth? Do your part as you build and program robots that recycle, pollinate plants, and even rescue animals using LEGO® WeDo® Robotics 2.0.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK ONE: MAY 29 – JUNE 2

WEEK SIX: JULY 3 – JULY 7

THE SCIENCE BEHIND MAGIC

Did you know that most magic tricks are based in science? Can you create the next big magic trick? Learn how magicians deceive you using science, and then host your own magic show.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK TWO: JUNE 5 – JUNE 9

WEEK SEVEN: JULY 10 – JULY 14

MONSTER MAKERS

Monsters shouldn’t always get a negative rap!  Use science to shed light on what makes them smell, stomp, and growl.  Bring to life a creature of your own as you delve into the monster world.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK THREE: JUNE 12 – JUNE 16

WEEK EIGHT: JULY 17 – JULY 21

MOTION MADNESS

Investigate the world of energy and motion! Engage in challenges to witness the effects of pushes, pulls, and gravity. Get hands-on as you explore the physical world!

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK FOUR: JUNE 19 – JUNE 23

WEEK NINE: JULY 24 – JULY 28

JOURNEY TO SPACE

Boldly go where no camper has gone before! Follow in the footsteps of scientists who expanded our understanding of the solar system. Work as a team with activities and experiments brought to us by Challenger Learning Center.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK FIVE: JUNE 26 – JUNE 30

WEEK TEN: JULY 31 – AUGUST 4

GRADES 2 - 3 Summer Camps:

SUPER VILLAIN SCIENCE

Superheroes get all the fame!  Discover the high-tech genius behind those who cause mayhem!  Delve into the world of famous super villains and see how they challenge their super powered foes. Clash with our Superhero Camp and create your own super villain booklet to take home.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK ONE: MAY 29 – JUNE 2

WEEK SIX: JULY 3 – JULY 7

CASTLES AND CATAPULTS

Science and history collide as you dissect the historical engineering behind your favorite medieval contraptions. Test, design, and launch your own creations as you try to improve upon their original blueprints.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK TWO: JUNE 5 – JUNE 9

WEEK SEVEN: JULY 10 – JULY 14

LEGO® WEDO® ROBOTICS ZOO

It’s the wild side of robotic engineering! Learn about animal adaptations and robotics! Design and build a robotic animal using LEGO® WeDo® Robotics.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK THREE: JUNE 12 – JUNE 16

WEEK EIGHT: JULY 17 – JULY 21

TIME TRAVELING SCIENCE

Turn back the clock as you travel through time discovering scientific marvels. Explore the contribution from each continent and era to derive inspiration for an invention of your own.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK FOUR: JUNE 19 – JUNE 23

WEEK NINE: JULY 24 – JULY 28

NANO TO MICRO INNOVATIONS

Scientific innovators draw their ideas from the environment around them whether they are large or small. Examine the natural world with tools from microscopes to telescopes. Compare real-world applications of nano and macro technology. Meet with professionals as you take a trip to the planetarium and talk all things small with a nano scientist.

$270 for non-members

$245 for members

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WEEK FIVE: JUNE 26 – JUNE 30

WEEK TEN: JULY 31 – AUGUST 4

GRADES 3 - 4 Summer Camps:

WEIRD SCIENCE

Who doesn’t love all things weird? Dive into the world of mummies, genetic mutations, and alien life as you uncover that science fact can be stranger than science fiction.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK ONE: MAY 29 – JUNE 2

WEEK SIX: JULY 3 – JULY 7

COLORFUL CONCOCTIONS

Get creative as you concoct and engineer your own works of art. Explore the scientific principles behind making your own clay, pigments, and paper.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK TWO: JUNE 5 – JUNE 9

WEEK SEVEN: JULY 10 – JULY 14

CODE, GAME, CREATE!

Combine this simple programming language of Scratch with your imagination to create your own interactive stories, animations, and games. Meet with professionals who have made gaming part of their career and take home their best tips and tricks.

*Flash drive provided to take home and continue your creations.*

$270 for non-members

$245 for members

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WEEK THREE: JUNE 12 – JUNE 16

WEEK EIGHT: JULY 17 – JULY 21

SPY SCIENCE

Calling all agents, we need your help! Help us dust for prints, decode secret messages, and even test blood types as you help uncover the spy in the science center.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK FOUR: JUNE 19 – JUNE 23

WEEK NINE: JULY 24 – JULY 28

MASTER OF DISASTER

Nature can have a wild side! Tornados and hurricanes are just a few of the ways that nature can turn catastrophic! Explore how weather can shift in an instant and how modern technology has saved thousands of lives.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK FIVE: JUNE 26 – JUNE 30

WEEK TEN: JULY 31 – AUGUST 4

GRADES 4 - 5 Summer Camps:

CANDY CHEMISTRY

Willy Wonka doesn’t get to have all the fun!  Get hands-on with the gooey, sticky, and delicious side of science!  Experiment with a variety of your favorite candies and try your hand at making your own amazing edible creations!  We’ll even tour one of the oldest local candy factories and get to meet some local candy confectioners!

$270 for non-members

$245 for members

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WEEK ONE: MAY 29 – JUNE 2

WEEK SIX: JULY 3 – JULY 7

MANEATERS

Take a bite out of science as you explore the world’s fiercest land and water animals. Learn how they became known as some of the scariest animals around the world.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK TWO: JUNE 5 – JUNE 9

WEEK SEVEN: JULY 10 – JULY 14

DISCOVERING KENTUCKIANA

How well do you know your home state? What is unique to our area that you won’t find anywhere else? Is bluegrass really blue? What are the most prominent fossils in Indiana and Kentucky? Discover how your state’s history can shape your future in the environment and economy.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK THREE: JUNE 12 – JUNE 16

WEEK EIGHT: JULY 17 – JULY 21

MEDICAL MYSTERIES

Discover the medical advances that explain certain genetic mutations. Why can kids have brown eyes if both parents’ eyes are blue? Can mutations give you super human strength? Uncode these secrets that hide in our genome!

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK FOUR: JUNE 19 – JUNE 23

WEEK NINE: JULY 24 – JULY 28

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® NXT ZOO

Learn all about coding, design, problem-solving, and engineering in this hands-on LEGO® Mindstorms® NXT 2.0 robotics camp. Work as a team to create a robotic animal of your own creation and program it to walk, slither, crawl, or even fly.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK FIVE: JUNE 26 – JUNE 30

WEEK TEN: JULY 31 – AUGUST 4

GRADES 5 - 6 Summer Camps:

MYSTERIES OF THE MUSEUM

Come investigate the mysteries within our walls that have been around since the late 1800s.  Use science to reveal the myths and secrets found in museums from all around the world! Visit other institutions on museum row to unlock their secrets.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK ONE: MAY 29 – JUNE 2

WEEK SIX: JULY 3 – JULY 7

AMUSEMENT PARK PHYSICS

Investigate the physics behind your favorite amusement park rides. Discover the mechanics of acceleration and weightlessness. Take a trip to Kentucky Kingdom to experience the physics first hand!

Please Note: the average required height for most rides is 48”

$270 for non-members

$245 for members

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WEEK TWO: JUNE 5 – JUNE 9

WEEK SEVEN: JULY 10 – JULY 14

THE SCIENTIST’S PALETTE

Art and Science have been closely linked throughout history. Find out how and why science is used every day in art. Take a trip to KMAC Museum and talk with their artist in residence about how they use science every day.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK THREE: JUNE 12 – JUNE 16

WEEK EIGHT: JULY 17 – JULY 21

LEGO® MINDSTORMS® EV 3

Can you make a machine that moves things from one location to another? Can you create a device that climbs stairs? You can! Build your own robotic machines using Lego® EV3®.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK FOUR: JUNE 19 – JUNE 23

WEEK NINE: JULY 24 – JULY 28

PROJECT ENGINEERS

Gain insight into the world of project engineering. Build on the fundamentals of engineering as they had to in the Ohio River Bridges Project. Create your own scale models, blueprints, and environmental impact studies. Meet with professionals who build our local infrastructure as they help your team work collaboratively.

$220 for non-members

$195 for members

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WEEK FIVE: JUNE 26 – JUNE 30

WEEK TEN: JULY 31 – AUGUST 4

GRADES 7 - 8 Summer Camps:

EVOLUTION OF GAMING

How did video games get their start? Join us on our journey through video games to uncover how we got from Pong to Virtual Reality. Create your own video game using the tech secrets behind some of the games we play today.

$300 for non-members

$275 for members

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WEEK TWO: JUNE 5 – JUNE 9

MAKER

If you can think it, you can make it. Maker culture melds together skills such as soldering, programming, robotics, and circuit design. Flex your creativity to hack your world.

$300 for non-members

$275 for members

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WEEK FOUR: JUNE 19 – JUNE 23

CODERS

Want to try your hand at computer lingo? Dive into a variety of practical applications using coding: game development, 3D modeling, robotics, and more!  No need to be tech-savvy—just clever and willing to take on a challenge.  We’ll guide you through the problem-solving & design techniques necessary for line-by-line success!

$300 for non-members

$275 for members

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WEEK FIVE: JUNE 26 – JUNE 30

FORENSICS

Do you have a keen eye for details? Do you like to solve a mystery? If so, this camp is for you! Become an investigator by utilizing the scientific method. Use investigative techniques like dusting for fingerprints, creating facial reconstruction, and collecting your own DNA. * Please note this camp will discuss mature issues such as crime and death.

$300 for non-members

$275 for members

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WEEK SIX: JULY 3 – JULY 7

HOW TODAY WAS MADE

How did we go from sewer in the streets to having clean tap water? From over 300 time zones in the United States to 4? From candlesticks to LED light bulbs? Find out as we develop the infrastructure needed to build a futuristic city.

$300 for non-members

$275 for members

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WEEK EIGHT: JULY 17 – JULY 21

GRADES 9 - 10 Summer Camps:

THINK TANK

Do you have the next big invention? Create your project with the supplies and resources given. Use your creativity and engineering skills as you design, test, and redesign the perfect product. Finish out the week by presenting your projects to local business professionals.

$300 for non-members

$275 for members

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WEEK THREE: JUNE 12 – JUNE 16

SCIENCE INSTITUTE

Work on projects with local business partners from different STEAM Fields as they guide and mentor you along the way. Discover what career opportunities are in high demand. Learn about jobs you may not know exist and possibly create one no one ever fathomed.  

$300 for non-members

$275 for members

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WEEK NINE: JULY 24 – JULY 28