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Camp IO
Columbia, Maryland

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6315 Hillside Court Suite D
Columbia, Maryland 21046



CAMPER GENDER(S): Coed Campers.

BRIEF CAMP DESCRIPTION: Camp IO, is an exciting hands-on science, yoga, and art camp for children ages 5-12 that love hands-on science activities, making cool things, and learning about the inner science of yoga. Spaces fill fast, so call today for more info.

Fine Arts/Crafts, Team Sports, Science, and more. Art, Yoga.

CAMP LOCATION: We are located in Columbia, MD not far from The Columbia Mall, Howard Community College, and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory.

CAMP FACILITIES: We have a beautiful space that includes a state of the art yoga studio and a workshop/classroom that allows for lots of hands-on learning.

CAMP PROGRAM INFO: At Camp IO, children ages 5-12 have fun with hands-on science activities and making cool things. They take a look at how everyday objects work and the world around them. Each day, campers switch their outer science tools for a yoga mat and learn about the inner science of yoga. They learn about fun and easy ways to stay healthy and harmonize their bodies, minds and energy to decrease stress, increase endurance and improve focus.

Our mission is to offer children a safe, fun, encouraging and enriching environment to learn and practice the outer science of engineering and the inner science of yoga. All of our activities combine inquiry-based learning with the STEAM (Science Technology Engineering Arts Mathematics) initiative in mind.

“Hands-on” means that your child can engage the five senses when learning. Research shows that more information is retained when learning is active and participant-based. Camp IO is an exciting and engaging way for children to learn, be enriched and interact in a mindful way with the world around them.

Camp IO was created by Antoinette Murray (Murray Educational Services), Joseph Murray and Valencia Wood (SoilSound). Together, they provide an exceptional hands-on science and yoga experience. In addition to Camp IO, they offer programs in public and private schools and conduct workshops for children and adults in Howard County, Baltimore County, Baltimore City, Washington, DC and Virginia.

CAMP LEADERSHIP CIT/LIT PROGRAMS: Children ages 13 - 17 can apply to be a CIT. Please call for more information.

YEAR-ROUND PROGRAMS: We have a full schedule of activities for adults, children, and families throughout the year. Please visit us at Our Camp Website Link: for more information.

Rickety Shenanigans | June 27 - July 1
Design it. Build it. Knock it down! See what keeps modern structures standing and invent your own wild designs. Participate in construction challenges. Can your design withstand the force of a hurricane or a stampede of elephants?

Space: The New Frontier | July 5 - July 8
Use your imagination to go where no one has gone before! Design a solar system with worlds and inhabitants. Build a spaceship model and plan a trip to Mars. Sample some of the space food you would take on a space journey!

More Crazy Kitchen Concoctions! | July 11 - July 15
Experiment with even more unique mixtures. Turn unusual combinations into tasty treats, create explosive reactions and discover fun, new uses for everyday kitchen items. Experiment with carbonation, yeast, fruit juices and a lot more!

Reality Minecraft: Craft Like Steve! | July 18 - July 22
Do you like Minecraft? If so, you’ll love crafting real-life items! Combine old, new and in-between to make a variety of things, including a bow and arrow, fishing rod, dyes and more. No creepers allowed!

Land, Sea and Air, Oh My! | July 25 - July 29
Four wheels, three wheels, two wheels, no wheels! What can you use to get from point A to point B? Learn about and build a variety of miniature modes of transportation. Experiment with balance, flotation, propulsion, lift and more.

Game On! | August 1 - August 5
Play classic and modern board, card and roleplaying games. Discuss their mechanics and what makes them fun! Construct game boards, pawns and cards. Design your own game as an individual and as a group. Your group game will be kept at Camp IO for future campers to play!

The Magic Art of Yoga | August 8 - August 12
Create a variety of individual and group calligraphy paintings, Ikebana (flower arrangements), zen gardens, mandalas and yantras. Learn about and practice traditional and freestyle techniques. Examine the use of symbols, math and colors in ancient yogic artwork and contemplative practices.

The Yoga of Tea | August 15 - August 19
Where does tea come from? How is it made? What is tea meditation? Explore the answers to these questions and many more as we enjoy ten different types of tea, and play with chemistry to make your own custom blend.

Step Right Up to Funhouse Science! | August 22 - August 26
Funny mirrors, optical illusions, crazy carnival games, hocus pocus, perfect popped kettle corn and more! What's the science behind all of the fun?

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