• Program Director
    Meredith Hayward
  • 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

  • Meredith Hayward (12th summer at Park)

    Meredith received her BA in special education from Westfield State University and has been teaching at the Hastings Elementary School in Lexington for the past several years with students with autism. Recently, Meredith became a first grade classroom teacher at Hastings. She is excited to return to Park for the summer and see familiar smiles on her campers faces.


  • Chad Pelton (12th 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 14 years. 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 chemistry major at Bowdoin College, he received his master's degree in science education from Lesley University. Chad was also selected as a National Geographic Grosvenor Fellow and traveled with a team of naturalists to the Norwegian Arctic to study polar bears in their natural habitat.