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WE LOVE AUTUMN!

As the kids are hopefully settled into school year routines, and the heat has finally subsided, The Lab is in full-speed again. Here are just a few things to do with us this week and beyond:


Wednesday, September 19

Science After School    3:00pm - 5:30pm

Drop-Ins are welcome for after-school science enrichment for one hour. Only $20. Flexible start and stop times. This is a perfect introduction to The Lab at Lakewood. Also a perfect amount of time for Moms and Dads to run an errand or two while the kiddos "play science."

Friday, September 21    Evening Camp:

Crack the Code   6:00pm - 9:00pm

A sort of "Parent's Night Out", doors will open at 5:30pm. For $ 65.00, campers get dinner, dessert and other goodies served while they solve the mystery of a missing item that is very important to The Lab Rats. $5.00 discount for sibling groups. Must pre-register and pre-pay! (Sorry, we cannot accept drop-ins for this event.)

 

 

 Sunday, September 23

Munger Place Days      Noon - 6:00pm

Join The Lab Rats in the historic Munger Place neighborhood. We will be making slime and shooting Nerf darts across the lawn. We will also be selling Slime Kits and other do-it-at-home experiment items. 

 

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If you can't make it, you can keep up with The Lab at Lakewood on Facebook, on Twitter: @thelabdallas    

Or you can visit the new Photo Gallery on our website (other updates coming to the website next month).

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Finally, we arrive at the week of The Lab's first evening camp of this Fall! The Lab Rats have all been bored since Summer ended; we really miss your babies!

Please join us this Friday, September 21, 6:00pm to 9:00pm for "Crack the Code." (Something's amiss in The Lab. Can our campers solve the mystery?) Doors will open at 5:30.

Cost of Camp is $65.00 ($60.00 each child for sibling groups) and will include, dinner, dessert, refreshments and of course, science enrichment.

We will not be accepting drop-ins for this Camp, so you must be pre-registered and pre-paid by noon Friday. Space is limited; please call 214-901-4280 or email info@thelabdallas.com today. We hope to see you!

Mess Wright

The Lab at Lakewood is proud to host after-school classes on Wednesdays this school year. With flexible start times, The Lab will stay open for class until 5:30. Just get to Junius Street as soon after school as possible, and stay for one hour of science enrichment.

Look for new activities every week, take-home items, and snack packs for sale, too. Mom and Dad can run errands with no penalty if you're running a little late!

Pay-as-you-go, or "Join the Club". Club Members will receive priority for special events and discount pricing for those events as well.

We hope to see you this year. And if you can't make it, please tell a friend!

Dates and other info can be found on the attached PDF flyer.

 

The Lab at Lakewood

5304 Junius Street
Dallas, TX 75214

http://www.thelabdallas.com

214.901.4280

 

 

Mess Wright

We are thrilled to have completed 11 weeks of successful Summer Camps at The Lab! Now, we look forward to Autumn; we figure you're ready to welcome Fall, too.

Have the kids made you crazy? Need some time to shop? We’ve added one more science day camp before the school year begins.

We're calling it, "Rockets, Reactions and Reptiles, oh my!" This camp takes place August 13-17 and will offer a bit of physics, chemistry and animal science. As always, the camp will run 9:30am- 2:00pm each day and will include snacks. (Doors open at 9:00am.) Campers should bring a cold sack lunch, but everything else will be provided.

Camp costs $ 250.00 or $ 60.00 per day. Only six spots remain, so please don't hesitate to email us: info@thelabdallas.com to sign up.

Thanks to everyone who supported The Lab this Summer.

Look for our Fall and Winter Program information by September 15.

Mess Wright

Rockets, Reactions and Reptiles, oh my!

This week, The Lab is hosting its S.C.I. Camp. Kids will explore the human body, learn the science behind magic and collect evidence to solve a wacky "crime" committed by Einstein the ferret. We are accepting drop-ins this week. As the rest of the Summer our camps are very full, we will not be accepting any more campers for the camps beginning on July 23, July 30 or August 6.

We are, however, adding one more camp before the 2012-2013 school year begins. We're calling it, "Rockets, Reactions and Reptiles, oh my!" This camp will run August 13-17 and will offer a bit of physics, chemistry and animal science. As always, the camp will run 9:30am- 2:00pm each day and will include snacks. (Doors open at 9:00am.) Campers should bring a sack lunch, but everything else will be provided. Camp will cost $ 250.00 or $ 60.00 per day. We anticipate this one will fill-up fast, so please don't hesitate to call us today at 214-901-4280 to reserve your child's spot. You may also email us: info@thelabdallas.com

If you can't make it to Camp soon, try checking us out this Thursday, July 19, 11:00am - noon at the Lakewood Whole Foods Store Kid's Club event.

As always, thanks for your support. The Summer is going great for us this year at The Lab. We couldn't do it without you!

 

Mess Wright

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This week was eventful for The Lab. On Wednesday, we constructed over 100 air dart shooters with the Campers at Wesley Rankin Community Center.  And on Thursday, we received lots of help from East Dallas kids when we filled and launched a giant Solar Balloon at the Lakewood Whole Foods store Kids Club meeting.

Still, the most fun was had on-site at The Lab during this week’s camp, “Art Meets Science”. We tie-dyed Lab at Lakewood t-shirts, reupholstered our favorite chair with duct tape squares, and constructed robots from junk (lots of our campers learned to solder in the process).  As part of our “Local Business Weekly Guest Star” program, we hosted Cockrell Iron and Paint (www.ironandpaint.com). Stew taught campers how to construct their own homemade Bat Houses. Everyone got to decorate the house they built for take-home.

Next week, June 25-June 29, we will conduct the first Chemistry Kids camp of the year. Camp is full, so we regretfully cannot take drop-ins, however, I will be offering an impromptu camp on July 2 and 3. Please see details below.

As always, thank you for supporting The Lab at Lakewood. I hope you all enjoy the attached photos!

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EXPLORING ELECTRONICS, a special two-day camp offering at The Lab at Lakewood

Monday, July 2 and Tuesday, July 3, 2012   9:30am – 2:00pm    $100.00

Campers will go from constructing basic circuits to learning to solder to building an original electronic creation to take-home. Attendees are encouraged to bring in old, broken and/or useless electronic componentry. Appropriate for 5-11 year old boys and girls.

Doors open at 9:00am. Campers should bring a sack lunch. All materials, snacks, sunscreen and water are always provided.

Melissa "Mess" Wright
Proprietor, The Lab at Lakewood
 
5304 Junius Street
Dallas, Tx 75214
214-901-4280 lab phone
214-537-5910 personal mobile
 
www.thelabdallas.com

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Greetings from The Lab,

This week’s “Camp with a Conscience” has been very inspiring for us. We are amazed at some of the circuits the campers constructed given solar panels and generators as the only power source (no batteries or “plugging in” allowed). Today, we had a visit from Heather from the Texas Worm Ranch. She brought us a pound of worms and showed us how to run a proper worm bin. Our campers delighted in shredding paper and making a pile of compostable material from their leftover lunches.

Next week, Science Meets Art at The Lab. We still have some space, so we will be accepting week-long campers ($250) and daily drop-ins with reservation and pre-payment ($60 per day). Consider having your little one join us for tie-dying, duct tape accessories and polymer painting.

Call 214-901-4280 or email info@thelabdallas.com to sign up.
 
Melissa "Mess" Wright
Proprietor, The Lab at Lakewood
 
5304 Junius Street
Dallas, Tx 75214
214-901-4280 lab phone
214-537-5910 personal mobile
 
www.thelabdallas.com
 
http://about.me/messwright

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The Texas Honeybee Guild made a special appearance today at The Lab at Lakewood. A fun and energetic group of 24 school-aged campers celebrated their final day of The Lab's "Animals: LIVE!" camp by viewing an active hive and a queen bee at work. All campers snacked on graham crackers and The Guild's own whipped honey.
 
Space is still available in next week's "Camp with a Conscience" at The Lab. Campers will explore the sun with solar cooking, will re-purpose items when "Trash Becomes Treasure" and will visit with guests from Texas Worm Ranch on "Composting Day". The Lab staff will simulate an oil spill, and campers will band together for a cool "hazmat clean-up" experience.
 
Camps are open to school-aged kids and run 9:30a-2:00p Monday-Friday. $250.00 for the whole week or "drop-in" for $60.00 per day. Call 214-901-4280 or email info@thelabdallas.com for more information.
Fill your child's summer with fun and education. The Lab at Lakewood, a fun place for kids to explore science.

The Lab at Lakewood

5304 Junius Street
Dallas, TX 75214

http://www.thelabdallas.com

214.901.4280

Mess Wright

You've asked for it...so I'm going to offer up a camp after the Memorial Day Holiday week. Camp will run Wednesday, May 30 - Friday, June 1. Doors open at 9:00am, with camp starting at 9:30 and ending at 2:00pm. Campers should bring a lunch and wear comfortable clothes. You may pay by the day ($60) or pay a discounted rate for all three days ($150). Space is limited, and even though we are accepting one or two-day campers, you must reserve and pre-pay. Each day of camp will stand alone. You may call or email today to sign-up: 214-901-4280  info@thelabdallas.com  Please find details on subject matter below.

Thanks for your continued support!

-Mess Wright

WEDNESDAY - The Science of Toys - Yo-yos and Legos and Beyblades, oh my! Campers will play and learn physics at the same time. We welcome toys from home, but please mark them with your camper's name.

THURSDAY - It's a Wild World - This is a mini version of our very popular Animal Camp. Crafts and art activities will be new, however, for campers who have already attended a previous animal themed camp or party.

FRIDAY - HOT, COLD, DRY, WET - Chemistry meets more messy fun than usual. Campers should bring a towel and can even wear a swimsuit. If your camper loves explosions, outdoor play and slime-making, this is their day!

The Lab at Lakewood

5304 Junius Street
Dallas, TX 75214

http://www.thelabdallas.com

214.901.4280

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I want to thank everyone who has signed their kiddos up for one of our upcoming Summer Camps. We have closed enrollment to both Chemistry Kids Camps as well as our August Best of The Lab camp. As it stands today, all other camps have a few openings. By next week, I hope to send an email out with information on a new offering of a mini-camp following Memorial Day. So please watch for details on that.

Until then, I'd like to invite you all to join us this Sunday for Lakewoodstock. (Noon-8:00pm) This year, I am the coordinator for the Family Fun area at Abrams and La Vista. Local businesses and civic groups will be manning hands-on "make and take" craft tables for the little ones. This is in addition to live music, great food and the wonderful shopping experience being offered in the Lakewood area of Gaston and Abrams. Check out www.lakewoodstock.com for details.

If you're still trying to plan your Summer, find me at Lakewoodstock, where I will be handing out coupons for upcoming Lab camps good for $ 25, $50, even $100 off of any camp booked by the end of May. (It's the least I can do for folks who read my emails!)

As always, I am grateful for your support of The Lab at Lakewood. I hope to see you soon!

-Mess Wright