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Friday, 06 April 2012 19:20

By Jan Schultz

The Imperial Republican


It’s an off year for the summer SCORE (Science Camps Offer Rewarding Experiences) camps, but youths in grades K-6 can take in a different kind of camp this June.

“Mummy Madness,” an art, history and science camp, is coming to Champion June 11, 12 and 13.

Half-day sessions will be held in the mornings, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., for K-3 grade students while grade 4-6 campers will attend from 1 to 4 p.m. each day.

The camp will be located at the Champion Community Center and Champion Lake. Transportation will be provided each day from Imperial.

Camp instructor will be Ken Schroeder and his team from Omaha. Most SCORE campers will remember him as the “Bald Guy” who is the former executive director of the Edgerton Explorit Center in Aurora. He’s had presentations at many previous SCORE camps.

He’s taken on a new venture, said Marla Smith, SCORE project director, and will engage participants in an Egyptian journey through hands-on activities in ancient agriculture, architecture and other peculiar “oddities.”

The campers will also explore mummies, burial rituals, hieroglyphics, architecture pieces and wonders, ancient art, Egyptian culture and its influence on agriculture, chemistry, cosmetics and more.

In addition, students will receive a take-home project, a give-away and enjoy a snack each day, Smith said.

Cost for the camp will be $70, but may be reduced by half if some of the grants Smith has submitted come through. She hopes to know on the grants by the first of May.

Imperial is one of just seven or eight sites for Schroeder’s “Mummy Madness” camps this summer, Smith added.

Flyers and registration info went home with students from Chase County and Wauneta Public Schools this week.

Parents can also receive more information from Smith at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or by phone, 308-882-4859.

Last Updated on Friday, 06 April 2012 19:21