Summer camp: June-Sep. 2019

Think Neuroscience!

  • Led by Xiang Zhao
  • Level Intermediate
  • Grades 4-5

Good to Know

  • $499 instead of $549

    Early Bird Rate $499 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


Think Neuroscience!

Dive into the mind-boggling world of the brain and nervous system! We will discover how the nervous system helps us remember, learn, and feel. Through the dissection of a sheep brain and observation of a real human brain, we will explore the different parts of the brain that let us sense the world around us and perform actions with our body. With the help of very cute cockroaches, we will hear the electrical activity of what we think of as otherwise silent neurons. We will learn about neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and epilepsy, and consider possible solutions that harness our new knowledge of the brain. Come join us in what is considered one of the 21st century’s one of the most exciting subjects in science.

Think Neuroscience!
Xiang Zhao

Xiang ZhaoPh.D.

Led byXiang Zhao

Xiang (pronounced Sh-yang) was expected to follow his family’s footsteps and become a physician. One day he saw in a science book a picture of different brains.  Einstein’s brain was among them and it was the largest.  Xiang was fascinated by it and decided he wanted to understand what neurological markers and other physical characteristics of brains make people smarter.

Today Xiang is living his dream by conducting cutting edge research at UCSF using CRISPR and TALEN genomic editing technology.

Xiang earned his B.Sc. in Biotechnology and M.Sc. in Microbiology from Wuhan University in China, and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Helsinki, Finland.  Xiang’s work has earned him many awards.  He also completed a UCSF sponsored teacher training program. 

Fees and Policies

  • Early Bird Rate (until March 31) is $499 per week.
  • Camp Fees after March 31st are $549 per week
  • Week of July 4th is $450
  • 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

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.