Springboard: Sci Lab

Spend Spring Break Immersed in the Sciences

March 27-31, 2017
Open to 8th-10th graders from the Chicago Metropolitan Area.
Cost:  $250

Through this program you will have the opportunity to participate in hands on learning and demonstrate your commitment to creative curiosity.



At SciLab, you’ll solve a crime, learn to survive in the outdoors, explore the wilds of Wisconsin, investigate the night sky, and much more.

Other Activities:  In additional to programming in each specialty area, sports, recreational programs, campfires, and field trips will round out the week.

Program Highlights

  • CSI OSRUI – Work with detectives and forensic experts to learn how to solve crime
  • Navigate through an outdoor Scavenger Hunt using orienteering and geocaching skill
  • Explore the night sky at the Yerkes Observatory
  • Challenge yourself on our 5-story Alpine Tower
  • Survive in the outdoors – shelter building, tracking, fire building and more
  • Explore the link between Judaism and science


Space is limited.  For more information and to register,
see the Springboard website.



Springboard is a community initiative created with the support of JUF/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago, the Jim Joseph Foundation and a consortium of local funders.