The Immersion Essentials Science Camp provides hands-on introduction to biomedical investigation. In this 5-day boot camp instructed by experts from the Fox Chase Cancer Center, campers will learn about concepts in cancer biology and nutrition and will practice basic laboratory techniques by conducting hands-on research. Campers will also investigate STEM-related careers by hearing from local experts.

Cost: $250 with scholarship available
Ages: Must be in grades 8 - 10 by Fall 2019
Location: West Campus in Pottstown, PA
DatesJuly 8 - 12 | 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


* An application and teacher recommendation is required for each camper. Applications are accepted through the Immersion Science Program website. Application deadline is May 13, 2019. Students selected for the camp will be notified via email with payment information. Payments are processed by MCCC.

Frequently Asked Questions
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What will my child learn from this experience?

Campers will learn basic biomedical laboratory techniques and how cancer research is performed.

Will my child be outside during the day?

No. The camp will be held in MCCC science labs.

Will you take any field trips?


What should I pack for my child?

No items are required, however all campers should wear closed-toe shoes.

What time can I drop my child off? Do you have a late pickup policy?

The camp runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Parents should arrange to drop of their camper after 9:00 a.m. Please do not bring your child earlier as supervision will not be provided prior to 9:00 a.m. Arrangements should be made to pick up their camper promptly at 3:30 p.m. After 3:30 p.m., a late pick up fee may be assessed.

What is the camper-to-teacher ratio?

Two teachers will be with each group of 16 campers.

What qualifications do your teacher possess?

Each instructor is an experienced summer camp instructor. In addition, each has been certified by the Fox Chase Immersion Science Program to teach this camp.