Summer Camp 2023: June-Aug. 2022

Genetics and Pharmacogenetics - Katie Augspurger, Ph.D. Candidate

  • Led by Katie Augspurger M.A. Ph.D. Candidate
  • Grades 7-9

Good to Know

  • instead of $585

    Early Bird Rate $550 per week
    instead of $585 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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Genetics and Pharma- cogenetics

Each of us is unique. Not only are we different in personalities and appearance, but also in how our bodies respond to medication. A medication that cures one person may not affect another. In the new field of Pharmacogenetics, scientists discover the genes that determine our body’s response to drugs and develop better ways to cure us of diseases such as cancer and depression.
Using many hands-on activities and games, we will learn about genetics. We will use the tools and techniques used by geneticists in laboratories around the world, such as micropipettes, centrifuges, PCR machines, and electrophoresis to conduct basic versions of Pharmacogenetics methods such as CRISPR, Prime Editing and Gene Transformation. At the end of the week, parents are invited to see the poster each child prepared about their favorite genetics topic!

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Genetics and Pharmacogenetics
Katie Augspurger M.A.

Katie Augspurger M.A.Ph.D. Candidate

Led byKatie Augspurger M.A. Ph.D. Candidate

A native of Minnesota, Katie is an awesome combination of “Minnesota nice” and strong Midwestern work ethics.
Katie knows all about the inner working of a cell (or so it seems). She is currently conducting her doctorate thesis about how aging affects the nucleus of the cell. It is actually more complex than this and those who attend her genetics summer camp will learn all about it.
Katie previously taught at Celsius and Beyond’s summer science camp. She was a teacher’s assistant at the University of Minnesota and taught equestrian skills for many years in a summer camp.
Katie is currently a Biophysics Ph.D. candidate at the University of California in San Francisco (UCSF). She holds a B.S. in Biophysics, French and Computer Science from the University of Minnesota.

Fees and Policies

  • Early Bird Rate (until March 31) is $550 per week.
  • Camp Fees after March 31st are $585 per week
  • An annual insurance/registration fee of $25 is required for each family account.

Material fee: Surgery! $35, Ballistics and Genetics $30.

Discount

  • Multiple Session Discount – Also applicable to siblings
    • Sign up for 2 sessions: receive a total of $50 off
    • Sign up for 3 sessions: receive a total of $90 off
    • Sign up for 4 sessions or more: $140 off or more (at $35 per session)

    Discount is calculated automatically by the system.

  • Refer a family who has never attended a Celsius camp before and receive either a credit of $75 off a future camp or a refund of $30 per referral that signs up and pays for a 2022 Summer Camp. Email us with your referrals once they are committed to sign up. No cross family referrals will be 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 $15 per hour, or $75 per week for all 5 days of either AM or PM care.
  • Ad Hoc during the week of camp are billed at $18 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

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

– In the event that the SFDPH orders us to close a specific camp for 5 days due to an outbreak, no refund will be issued.

Cancellation requests with more than 2 weeks’ notice, will receive a refund less the $200 non-refundable deposit.
– 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 $200 non-refundable fee.

– Between 3 and 7 days notice = 50% credit of total price paid less the $200 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

We accept cash, check, e-check, and Zelle payments. For Zelle payments, please use our email address (Hello at CelsiusandBeyond dot com).
Reservations are not confirmed without payment received. Online registration and payment ensure immediate confirmation. Payments by check should be sent in within 3 days of making an online reservation or the spot will be released.

Schedule

8-9am Early Care
8:45-9:15 Drop off
9:15-11:30 Activities
11:30-12pm Lunch
12-1pm Recess at Alta Vista or Lafayette Parks
1-3:45 Activities
3:45-4:15 Pick up
4-5pm Aftercare