Winter Camp Bay Area, CA: Dec 2019 - Jan 2020

The Mighty Engine that Could – V8 Piston Model building

  • Led by Jon Summers B.A.
  • Grades 4-5

Good to Know

  • $1680 instead of $1780

    Early Bird Rate $1680 per week
    instead of $549 per week (until March 31)

  • 9:00am - 4:00pm

    All camps hours
    9:00am - 4:00pm

  • 10 min driving

    All locations are 10
    minutes driving distance from each

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Car's V8 Piston Model building

You can stare under the hood of a car until you’re blue in the face, and it’s still not going to be clear how the engine can propel the car to fly down the highway. The piston is the “heart” of the engine and the part that transfers energy to moving parts. And like the heart, it is located deep inside, away from view. It is the brainchild of numerous inventors who wanted to change how the world moves. We will build a working model of a V8 engine from wood, metal, and plastic. We will learn about compression, spark, fuel, and why each matters. At the end of the week, you will take your model home as a reminder of the moment when car engines were no longer a mystery to you!

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The Mighty Engine that Could – V8 Piston Model building
Jon Summers

Jon SummersB.A.

Led byJon Summers B.A.

Jon is a historian of automobiles who speaks about cars with passion and knowledge. He writes for numerous car publications including Street Muscle, Power and Performance, Gooding and National Geographic.

Jon is a teaching assistant at Stanford University, where he teaches about the past, present and future of the automobile. He is also a car purchasing consultant.

Jon earned his B.A. in Roman History from the University of Leeds in England.

Fees and Policies

  • Early Bird Rate (until March 31) is $1680 per 3 weeks.
  • Camp Fees after March 31st are $1780 per 3 weeks
  • An annual insurance/registration fee of $25 is required for each family account.

Discount

  • Multiple Session Discount – Also applicable to siblings
    • Sign up for 2 sessions: receive a total of $40 off
    • Sign up for 3 sessions: receive a total of $75 off
    • Sign up for 4 sessions or more: $140 off or more (at $35 per session)
  • Refer families who have never attended a Celsius camp before and receive either a credit of $50 off a future camp or a refund of $30 per referral. Further details can be found on the registration site. No cross referrals accepted.

Extended Care

  • Early morning extended care from 8am to 9am
  • Afternoon extended care from 4pm up to 5pm.
  • Advanced payments (prior to start of camp) for all Extended Care are $12 per hour, or $130 per week ($8.5hr) for all 5 days for one/two hours per day).
  • Ad Hoc during the week of camp are billed at $15 per hour.
  • Pick up after 5pm will be charged at a rate of $2.00 per minute (no grace)
  • Extended Care is billed in one hour increments after a 10 minute grace period.

Cancellation Policy

Covid-19 Update: We plan to hold our camps as planned. If however, Shelter in Place restrictions remain at the time of our camp, or if the CDC recommends canceling activities such as camps, we will provide a full refund.

-Any changes (other than cancellation) to previously confirmed sessions shall be assessed a $40 fee. Transferring sessions is subject to availability.

– In the event of a required entire camp closure during a session, we will refund 50% of fees paid on a pro-rata basis for days not used, with the cancellation fee to you not to exceed $500. This is out of a commitment to our instructors.

– In the event that the SFDPH orders us to close a specific pod(s) for 10 days due to an outbreak, no refund will be issued.

– Your $500 deposit is non-refundable if the program is operating, and you choose to cancel more than two weeks prior to the start of a session, for whatever reason you may have. The balance paid will be refunded to you.

– No refunds will be issued for cancellations made by you for any reason less than 14 days prior to the start of a session, however partial credits on your Celsius account are available as follows:

– More than 7 days and less than 14 days cancellation notice prior to the start date of the session, a credit for 80% of the total price paid less the $500 non-refundable fee.

– Between 3 and 7 days notice = 50% credit of total price paid less the $500 non-refundable fee.

– Less than 3 days notice no credit and no refund for any cancellations.

Please Note: We are sorry, but there are no refunds or reduction in fees for days missed due to illness, absence, last-minute vacations/trips, change in family circumstances during camp sessions, suspension or dismissal.

Payment Policy

We accept cash, check, e-check and credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/Discover).Reservations are not confirmed without payment received. Online registration andpayment ensures immediate confirmation. Payments by check should be sent in within 3 days of making an online reservation or the spot will be released.