The Secret Life of Metals - VIRTUAL CAMP

Creighton University; Omaha, Nebraska

July 13-16, 2020

Creighton University

Omaha, Nebraska

Creighton University is a private university in Omaha, NE that was founded in 1878. The campus is located just outside of Omaha's downtown business district and enrolls a little more than 8,000 graduate and undergraduate students.

This camp is hosted by Dr. Eric Villa, Associate Professor from the Department of Chemistry. Students will be exposed to scientific work being done in laboratories, especially with inorganic chemistry and will apply critical thinking skills to multiple science experiments.

Camp takes place at the Hixson-Lied Science Building. 



The camp will utilize a virtual schedule with experiments/demos to be done by Dr. Villa with the students as virtual participants. The camp experiments are done with toxic materials, therefore no “at-home, hands-on” experiments. Prior to camp, a hand-out will be sent so participants can follow along and learn the chemistry behind the experiments. The experiments will be conducted via a web cam and then discussion will take place. The camp schedule is four half-days.  A morning session (9:00am-12:00pm) and one afternoon session (1:00pm-4:00pm). Participants would be welcome to attend either one, but not both on the same day (as it will just be the same experiments). Cost of virtual camp $10. 

Summer Camps: Essential Information

Commuter ONLY camp.  

Who's Eligible?

Open to students entering 6th through 8th grades.

Camp Fee

Camp fee is $100. Financial scholarships are available!


Space is limited to 15 campers. 

Daily Camp Schedule

Approximately 8:30AM - 4:30PM. A complete schedule will be provided prior to camp. Lunch will be provided.

Supervision and Safety

Minimum of 1:10 teacher/counselor to student ratio. Certified faculty/teachers and experienced, trained undergraduates students/counselors.

Daily Events

Each day includes time for fun activities and team building, along with serious progress in the lab.