Celsius and Beyond

summer camp 2018


Celsius and Beyond offers experiential science camps in San Francisco that inspires kids in grades 1-9 to love science and experiment in its many forms.  Every kid is a unique natural scientist and the goal of our kids camp is to help them explore the connection between imagination and science. Our youth camp teaches kids how to think objectively, distinguish between facts and theories, and question common beliefs. Our team of scientists and professionals in their field are passionate about teaching kids the core knowledge of science that is relevant to their lives.  We love watching kids learn how to think objectively, distinguish between facts and theories and question common beliefs. Our science camp programs help children discover the beauty of science and motivate them to further their curiosity. A large study by the University of Virginia showed that kids who developed a specific interest in science by the 8th grade were significantly more likely to major in science in college or have a career in science.  Having this education is highly correlated to having a successful career later in life. More than 50% of the CEO’s of Fortune 100 companies have an engineering or science background.

Auritte Cohen-Ross

Auritte Cohen-RossFounder

It is hard to believe, but Auritte was once banned from doing any science experiment.

For her sixth-grade science project, Auritte built a lightbulb at her home in Israel and connected it to batteries.  Not satisfied with the results, she connected the light bulb to the electric outlet.  For a split second, the room lit up like a baseball field at night!  Then the fuse box burned, and her parents banned her from doing any science experiment without supervision.  Luckily, her teacher was not fazed by the near-disaster event and thought it was worthy of a good grade.

Auritte’s love for science has never ceased.  Over a decade ago, she got involved with her two daughters’ science school projects and was disappointed to see that they were not as “electrifying” as her own experience.  She then decided to create Celsius and Beyond, where kids can enjoy and experiment science, with an encouraging supervision.

Auritte spent 12 years in the high tech industry in Silicon Valley prior to opening her first science kids camp, and is a cum laude economics graduate of Temple University in Philadelphia.  She is also a huge fan of worldwide science museums.


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