Summer Camps in Northern California: June-Aug. 2020

The Science of Psychology

  • Led by Maia Chin
  • Grades 3-5
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The Science of Psychology

With about 100 billion neurons, it’s no wonder that the human brain is the most complex machine on the planet, constantly adapting to our complex environment. In this session we will attempt to understand the elements that determine how we think and behave. We will start by enacting some of the classical experiments that laid the foundation for the field of psychology. We will also learn by practicing techniques that psychologists use to help us deal with things that upset us, such as psychodrama, art therapy, mindset, and mindfulness. We will gain a better understanding of our personalities by taking tests that measure our noncognitive traits and learn from them.
You may conclude at the end of the week that the brain is indeed complex, but at least you will get to better understand your own a little better.
Campers will be directed not to share family information.

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The Science of Psychology
Maia Chin

Maia Chin

Led byMaia Chin

Maia is an educator and an athlete. She previously taught at the Tahoe Institute of National Science and at the Point Reyes National Seashore. Maia also was the soccer coach of both high school and college teams, and remains a youth ski instructor at Northstar.

Maia earned her B.A in Neuroscience from Colorado College

Fees and Policies

  • Early Bird Rate (until March 31) is $499 per week.
  • Camp Fees after March 31st are $549 per week
  • An annual insurance/registration fee of $25 is required for each family account.


  • 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 6pm.
  • Advanced payments (prior to start of camp) for all Extended Care are $12 per hour ($50/$100 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 6pm 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.

– No refunds will be issued for cancellations for any reason after May 1st, however partial credits are available as follows:
– More than one month cancellation notice prior to the start date of camper’s session, a credit for 50% of the total price paid.
– more than 3 weeks notice = 30% credit of total price paid.
– less than 3 weeks notice and more than 7 days prior to start of session = 20% credit of total price paid.

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.