• Program Director
    Chad Pelton
  • Category
    Science and Technology
  • Ages
    Grades K - 2
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Junior Einsteins

Junior Einsteins introduces your young scientist to foundational concepts from a variety of scientific disciplines. Days are filled with exciting, hands-on activities, experiments, take-home projects, field trips, visits from guest scientists, and traditional summer camp games and activities to create the ultimate balance between education and entertainment. Making oobleck, silly putty, and volcanic messes are definite possibilities. We'll explore forces like friction and gravity and create protection contraptions for our annual egg drop! This is an experience your young scientist doesn't want to miss.

Please Note: In order to be successful in the Junior Einsteins program, we recommend that children have some prior classroom experience.


Program Director

  • Chad Pelton (11th summer at Park)

    Chad has been teaching earth science, biology, physics, chemistry and astronomy to the seventh and eighth grades at the Runkle School for 12 years. Previously, Chad worked as a science specialist at Exploration Summer Programs in Norwood where he taught courses such as 'Magic for Muggles' and 'Storm Chasers.' A science major at Bowdoin College, he received a master's degree in science education from Lesley University. Chad also received a grant from National Geographic and traveled with a team of teachers to the North Pole to study animals and their habitats.


  • Meredith Hayward (12th summer at Park)

    Meredith received her BA in special education from Westfield State University and has been working at the Hastings Elementary School in Lexington for the past five years. Her specialty is children with emotional and behavioral disabilities, and children on the autism spectrum. She is excited to return to Park and see familiar smiles on her campers' faces.