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Mess Wright

School is out! Before summer is in full swing, why not spend some time with us, and your families, in service?

In partnership with Wee Volunteer, we proudly present:

 

 “Wee Camp 2014” 

June 9 – 11, 9:30am-11:30am

 

Next week, The Lab Rats are facilitating three very cool mini-camp, community service days. Kids and parents do it together! You’ll receive a tour of the Family Gateway Homeless Shelter and do fun activities alongside the shelter's young residents.  As an added bonus, every day features unique content presented by Friends of The Lab - some of Dallas’ most talented artisans and entrepreneurs!

Monday, June 9 – Refreshing brewed summer drinks with Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters; Presentation by Texas Honey Bee Guild with homemade honey snacks; Heat and cold experiments by The Lab.

Tuesday, June 10 – Tie Dye project with Hilari Younger, owner of Ufunkshen; Soap-making with Dylan & Company. (Everyone takes home the items they make!)

 

Wednesday, June 11 – “Trash Becomes Treasure” with the Texas Worm Ranch and Earth-themed experiments with The Lab Dallas. Whip-up a mud-themed snack with chef Graham Dodds of Hibiscus.


 Each day stands alone, so come for one event or for all three! While Camp was made for the kids, parents will certainly learn something new, too, from our super cool group of volunteers!

Sign-up now by clicking these links: MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY. Space is very limited.

You can also email Mess Wright for more information. (All programming is subject to change.)

 

 

Mess Wright

Here is the latest on our two June Camps, on-site at North Park Presbyterian Church:

 

June 16-20 

"Let's Get Physical"

We will not pro-rate or accept drop-ins for this Camp. However, we can take three more full-week Campers (as of May 28). Sign-up and more info here.

SUBJECT MATTER: Rockets, and Bridges, and Air, oh my! Camp will combine physical science and engineering. Great for math geeks, too! This is the camp known for its Lego play and bring-your-own Nerf artillery - Lots of outdoor time! Electricity lessons and a laser light show make this a great Camp for "high energy kids!" Among other things, all Campers will build a rocket and make the popular "Vortex Toy" for take-home. 

 

June 23 - 27

S.C.I. - Science Camp Investigates

We will be taking Drop-Ins for this Camp! Drop-in rate is $65 (add $10 for extended day, 8:30am - 3:00pm). Fees must be paid via cash or check the week of Camp (no PayPal or credit cards). Of course, you may still register week-long Campers. Sign-up and more info here.

SUBJECT MATTER: We’ll be collecting evidence, learning how our bodies and brains work, and finding out if magic does exist. Camp will combine these popular programs: Science of Magic, Special FX, Bird Spotting/Scavenger Hunt. Camp includes some very cool take-home items, too!

 

Please note: If you are already signed-up for these Camps, an informational email will come to you about ten days before your Camp Start Date. If you have any concerns before then, please email us.

Mess Wright

Three of our Camps are almost full!

This means five or fewer open spots remain for these Camps:

June 16-20   LET’S GET PHYSICAL!  

June 30-July 3   ART MEETS SCIENCE

August 11-15  CHEMISTRY KIDS MINI + LET'S GET PHYSICAL MINI

We will likely close enrollment to these Camps before they begin. Don't wait!

 

For more information, or for the link to pay, please click HERE.

If you have a question, EMAIL US.

 

 

Please note: I can no longer "hold spots" in any of these three Camps, so please act now!

We cannot wait for Summer to begin, so we can "play science" with your kids!

 

 

 

Mess Wright

Party at Your Place?

The Lab Rats Now Come to You!

 

 

ABOUT PARTIES

  • Mobile Parties can be booked Saturdays and Sundays (10:00am, 1:00pm or 4:00pm).
  • All parties cost $450 for up to twenty-four kids.
  • We will arrive at your location about 30 minutes before the party’s start time. We can provide four covered tables for experiments; we do all the set-up and clean up. The program will last about one hour.
  • Parties usually include small take-home items for all attendees.
  • We also sell goody bags for $6.
  • To book a party, we require a $100 deposit. This deposit is non-refundable, but is transferrable to a future event. (Party must be changed or cancelled at least 48 hours beforehand, or you will forfeit your deposit.)

 

PARTY THEMES

“Fun with Polymers”

Explore making and breaking polymer chains. Each child will make one cup each of Slime, Putty, and “Snow.” The birthday child acts as assistant to our "Slime Specialists."

“Mad About Molecules”

Dry Ice demos, chemical reactions, and other things that smoke, bubble, pop and fizz - this party is perfect for tiny Mad Scientists. If your Birthday Child likes to make a mess, consider this theme a winner!

 

EXTRAS*

The Slime Bar: $75
 (Add to Molecules Party)
Dry Ice Demonstrations: $75
 (Add to Polymers Party)
Cotton Candy: $100 (Add to either party; Cotton Candy for adults, too!)

*Extras add about 20-30 minutes to the total party time.

 

TO BOOK NOW

Contact Samira today via email: parties@thelabdallas.com

She will call you or return your email within 24 hours.

 

Mess Wright

 

The Lab 2014 - "We're Going Places!" 

 

The Lab Rats have certainly learned the meaning of the words "embrace change," and we would like to invite you to join us for the ride.

Below, you will find links to our new Calendar of Events, new Pinterest account, and Summer Camp schedule. You can look out for some changes coming to our website this month, too.

Many of our Camp programs have been revised. So, if your child has attended a certain Camp before, they may want to attend again. All of the Camps coming in 2014 have 50% new or changed activites and experiments.

We have started a program for "Junior Helpers" (kids who were campers, and have reached twelve years or older), and we've hired three new Lab Rats who will bring their special talents and personalities to Camp this Summer and into 2015. 

 

Come think with us. We love the company!

 

Mess Wright

 

The Lab Camps Are Back!

 

 

 

Eight Week-Long Camps to choose from.

The perfect Summer Break diversion for your budding science geek! 

June 16-20   LET’S GET PHYSICAL!  – Rockets, and Bridges, and Air, oh my! Camp will combine physical science and engineering. Great for math geeks, too! This is the camp known for its Lego play and bring-your-own Nerf artillery - Lots of outdoor time!

June 23-27   SCI: Science Camp Investigates – We’ll be collecting evidence, learning how our bodies and brains work, and finding out if magic does exist. Camp will combine these popular programs: Science of Magic, Special FX, Bird Spotting/Scavenger Hunt.

June 30-July 3   ART MEETS SCIENCE – Four days of take-home art projects with science correlations are sure to stimulate any aspiring scientist/artist. Tie dye, recycle paper,craft textile pompoms, construct a mobile and make a paint ball shooter with this messy, “out of the box” science experience. (Holiday week - discounted four-day program.)

July 7-11  CHEMISTRY KIDS – Get mad about molecules! Slime, Dry Ice, and chemical reactions galore. Camp includes lots of cool take-home items, too, like test tube waves, tie dyed clothing, and the highly coveted Vortex Tornado Bottles Toy.

July 14-18   ECO CAMP  – From Oil Spill clean ups to Solar Energy experiments to creative recycling, this camp sends the message that kids can make a difference. We will combine elements of our recognized “Animals LIVE!” program this year, too!

July 21-25     RYLIE’S CAMP – Inspired by Leonardo DaVinci’s notebooks, campers will make a Mini Catapult, Action Figure Parachute, Foam Cube Castle, hand-made “flippers”, giant Vitruvian selves, and more! (Camp was named for Lab Rat Rylie, who had the original idea.)

July 28-Aug 1  BEST OF CAMP – The Lab Rats’ favorite days of each camp – all in one week! Experience chemistry, physics, art, and more. Great take-home items, too.

August 11-15  CHEMISTRY KIDS MINI + LET'S GET PHYSICAL MINI – Get mad about molecules! Slime, Dry Ice, and chemical reactions galore. Camp includes lots of cool take-home items, too. Next: Rockets, and Bridges, and Air, oh my! Camp will combine physical science and engineering. Great for math geeks, too! This is the camp known for its Lego play and bring-your-own Nerf artillery.

Reserve your spot today! Limited availability.  Camps run 9:30am – 2:00pm.  (Doors open at 9:00am.)  

Healthy snacks, ice, and water are provided. Campers should bring a lunch each day.

All camps are $ 300.00 for the week.  Programming best suited for 4-10 years of age.

For more information, or to sign-up, visit our website:   www.thelabdallas.com   

Questions:  info@thelabdallas.com

Mess Wright
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Lucky us, we have secured a space for a special

SPRING BREAK POP-UP CAMP !! 

Hope you’ll join us. Enrollment is limited for this Camp.

 

FIVE DAYS OF FUN 

Monday to Friday, March 10-14,

9:30am-2:00pm (doors open at 9:00am)

Monday through Wednesday, get mad about molecules! Slime, Dry Ice, and chemical reactions galore. Campers will make lots of cool take-home items, too, like tie-dyed t-shirts, tornados in a bottle, test tube waves, and fun polymers. Thursday and Friday programs are inspired by Leonardo DaVinci’s notebooks. Campers will make a Mini Catapult, Action Figure Parachute, Foam Cube Castle, hand-made “flippers”, giant Vitruvian selves, and more!   

 

  

 LOCATION 

This camp will take place at NorthPark Presbyterian Church's Fellowship Hall.

9555 N. Central Expressway, Dallas 75231

Click here for a Map & Directions.

Campers should bring a sack lunch. We will provide a healthy snack each morning, but campers are always allowed to bring any other food and drinks from home.

We cannot take questions about camp via telephone at this time, but you may email us info@thelabdallas.com with any questions. 

Campers must be pre-registered and paid through our website. There is an enrollment form for new Campers on the website as well.

 

 **CANCELLATIONS AND CREDITS**

We have updated our policy on changes and cancellations. We can no longer issue refunds or extend credits for future use. The only concession we can make for this Camp, should your circumstances change, is that any child can come in your child's place for the same camp. We will even help match you with a camper who has been waitlisted. Also, if a child misses any single day or days of camp, no credit is given, and another child may not come in their place on those days. Any outstanding credits or auction awards/gift certificates you hold may be applied, but please email Melissa about these, and DO NOT attempt to register online. Please note that we can no longer honor any credits or vouchers that were issued more than one year ago.

Mess Wright

As all of you know, I love Wee Volunteer and for those that came out to see us at the Communities Foundation of Texas, thank you!  We had a blast.  Wee Volunteer even had a service project for little ones!  

Today is North Texas Giving Day and is a big day for Wee Volunteer so please don't forget to give today too!

Even a small donation makes a huge impact at Wee Volunteer.    Every donation of $25 and above will be multiplied if you donate through the link before midnight tonight!  

Wee Volunteer is committed to providing family volunteering opportunities for our youngest community members. Your donation will sustain existing projects as well as support the creation and implementation of new programs that will help meet the needs of our rapidly growing volunteer family. Plus, gifts given TODAY BEFORE MIDNIGHT will receive a portion of $1 million in bonus funds--making your dollar go further. 

Let's teach our kids the value of helping others by lending a "wee" little hand.  

Please give and thanks in advance!

Mess

Mess Wright

 

If you read my personal blog, you've already heard: The Lab at Lakewood is closing on August 26. This is purely a financial decision. We have received many questions about the future. Please understand that I am in a sort of "limbo" today. However, here are a few things I can report at this time:

-There is a Montessori School moving into the space on Junius Street. 

-We are negotiating an agreement with the owner of the school. It is our hope that we will offer limited camps there in the Fall, Winter and Spring. As soon as we have reached an agreement, we will update The Lab website, and we will send out an email and post the details on Facebook. If anyone wants to offer us temporary, affordable space further North for "pop-up camps," I am interested.

-The Lab will be going mobile! Most of our experienced staff has graduated high school and college and are moving away. For this reason, We will be offering PARTIES AT YOUR LOCATION, but the offering will be very limited. If you are planning a party September - December 2013, and you think you would like Canaan and Me to come host a science party, we will only be available TWO DAYS A MONTH. For the most part, we will be available on 1st and 3rd Saturdays. (If you need a Sunday for religious/family/sports reasons, just ask.) The best thing you can do is email us a date and time now. As always, party times are 10:00am, 1:00pm, 4:00pm. Pricing is as listed on the website's Party Page.

I have said this a million times, but I am extremely grateful for our customers and supporters. This was a difficult decision, but it was the best decision for my family and our future. (I'm not finished, though!)

 

Melissa "Mess" Wright
Proprietor, The Lab at Lakewood
Mess Wright

"The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."

-Dorothy Parker

Let's keep Lab Rats (big ones and small ones) busy this Summer. Friday Night "Block Parties" are my best idea to curb warm weather boredom. Part camp, part party, part Parent's Nights Out: June Fridays are sure to be a blast!

Drop your school-aged kiddos at The Lab Friday evenings for some loose-parts play: Big Blocks, Life-sized Angry Birds, building with cardboard, Marble Run, Tinker Toys, and Lego sets galore.

June 7, 14, 21 and 28. 7:00pm - 10:00pm $ 30.00, dinner included. (Or pay $100.00 for all four nights. Must pre-pay to reserve a spot. Sorry, no refunds or credits for missed event nights, as availability will be very limited.) 

Call The Lab at Lakewood: 214-901-4280 or email today: info@thelabdallas.com

I cannot wait to spend time with your babies this Summer! ~Mess