Monday, May 24, 2010

Giveaway: Champions Summer Science Program

In the interest of full disclosure, I am being sent a $25 gift card in exchange for sharing the information about this summer camp. I received no other compensation, and the opinions expressed are my own.

I'm really bummed. I mean really, really bummed.

Mister Man was offered the opportunity to attend a Champions Summer Science Adventure Camp via MomSelect, and I was stoked. The offer full and half day programs on all sorts of cool topics from Mystery of the Pharaoh’s Treasure to Go Wild, Gizmo’s Robot Factory and Space and Rocketry. They are designed for children ages 5-12, so they'd be perfect for him.

Considering that Mister Man already (voluntarily) signed up for a science summer school class, I knew this was right up his alley. He loves all his facts and learning, and these camps aim to focus on fun and take science education beyond the classroom to spark a child’s interest in the world of science through exploration and discovery.

Unfortunately, we aren't able to attend the session that is hosted by Champions Summer Science Camp (instead of one of their partners) due to other conflicts we have this summer. I am likely to enroll with one of their partners located near me (and pay the full price, mind you), simply because the camps sound so cool!

They are offered at various locations throughout the country (California, Colorado, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia, and Washington) - check here to see if there's a location near you.

We were most interested in the Mystery of the Pharaoh’s Treasure, described as a "Journey to the land of the pharaohs to solve a mystery and unearth two long-forgotten treasures" or Space and Rocketry where children "Get pumped up for some space exploration and build a brand new, state of the art hydro-rocket."

The half day programs go from 9am to 12pm, while full days run from 9am to 3:30pm. The afternoon programs build on what the campers all do together in the morning to reinforce the lesson, but you still get a full camp experience by just doing the half day session. The programs aren't too expensive in my mind - especially when you think about what you get out of them - $194-207 for the half day programs and $299-319 for the full day sessions.

Check out the Go Wild webisode below to get an idea of how the program works!

After watching this, I think we need to go register at our non-affiliated location.

So what do you get out of it?

Well, two things actually. If you are interested in the camp, you can get $50 off you week long session by using the code "summerscience10" - making the camp even more affordable. Keep in mind that this code is only valid on the locations that are staffed by Champion - some of them, including one near me are run by outside organizations where this discount won't work. To find out (the easy cheater way), go into enroll now here, choose your state, and the list of included cities will pop up.

And I have a week of half day camp to give away. Again, this MUST be at a location run by Champions. Please verify that you can and will use this before you enter. It is far too cool to go to waste!

So what do you need to do?

First of all, let me stress that you must follow all the rules. If you do not follow the rules, your entry will not count!

This contest is open until Monday June 7 at 7pm CST. I must have a valid way to reach you, so leave me your email address in your comment or be sure your profile has your email address visible. No duplicate comments will count. This giveaway is open to US residents age 18 and older. Winners will be selected via and must respond within 48 hours of being notified by me or I will select a new winner.

Mandatory Entry: Tell me what camp session your child would attend. I'll shoot an email to entrants to find out where they would use their session to keep at least a modicum of privacy - I really want to make sure the person who wins this will use it!

Bonus Entries (leave a comment for each entry - if you put it all in one comment, I'll count it as one entry):

1) Earn one additional entry for Tweeting this contest (leave a link to your tweet as your comment).
2) Earn one additional entry by following this review blog publicly via Google Follower.
3) Earn one additional entry by following my “regular” blog Honest & Truly! publicly via Google Follower.

Good luck!


  1. Sounds like fun! Too bad they're not in Wisconsin :(

  2. OMG!!!! My daughter wants to go this year, but with my husband out of work we have done away with the extras until he is back at work! She wants to do the space camp in August which is right around the corner from our house! I would absolutely be thrilled to win this for her...she LOVES science and has went to so many other science classes- but not this one! Thanks for the chance!!!

  3. Oh girlie Cole would dig this! I looked and there is one at the elementary down the street. I think the Go wild would be the best!!!

  4. Look at me I learned to tweet ... lol I tweeted :)

  5. Mandatory entry:
    My granddaughter would love to attend the Mystery of the Pharaohs Treasure Champions Science Adventure Camp that is located in Downers Grove, IL. She is very excited about having the chance to dig her own mummy from the sand using real tools of the trade.


  6. Tweet:


  7. I am now following this review blog publicly via GFC as Carole Spring


  8. I am now following your “regular” blog Honest & Truly! publicly via GFC as Carole Spring



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