Summer Camp 2024: June-Aug. 2024

Genetics and Pharmacogenetics - Katie Augspurger, Ph.D.

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

Good to Know

  • $605 instead of $650

    Early Bird Rate $605 per week
    instead of $625 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 worldwide, 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 $605 per week.
  • Camp Fees after March 31st are $650 per week

Material fee: Surgery! and Metalsmith $35

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 $105 off
    • Sign up for 4 sessions or more: $180 off or more ($45 per additional sessions)

    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 5:30pm.
  • Advanced payments (prior to start of camp) for early care: $85 per week. Aftercare: $125 per week.
  • Ad Hoc during the week of camp are billed at $25 per hour.
  • Pick up after 5:30pm 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 $45 fee. Transferring sessions is subject to availability.

– $250 deposit is non-refundable if you need/choose to cancel greater than four weeks prior to the start of a camp, for whatever reason you may have. The balance paid will be refunded to you.

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

– More than 3 weeks’ notice prior to the start date of the session, a credit for 80% of the total price paid less the $250 non-refundable fee.

– Between 8 days and 21 days notice prior to the start of the session = 50% credit of the total price paid less the $250 non-refundable fee.

– Less than 8 days notice 20% credit less the $250 non-refundable fee for any cancellations.

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

Minimize fees: You may change sessions to a different week for a change session fee of $45, plus any changes in the new camp price, subject to availability.

-Can’t make it all? Turn a lemon into lemonade by donating your unused session to enable a child from the Rafael House family homeless shelter to attend a camp.

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

8-9 am Early Care
8:45-9:10 Drop off
9:10-11:30 Activities
11:30-12 pm Lunch
12-1 pm Recess at blacktop or Rossi Park
1-3:45 Activities
3:45-4:15 pm Pick up
4-5:30 pm Aftercare