Carus offers free Summer Science Camp

PERU, IL - Registration for Carus's 2019 Summer Science Camp will begin at 8:30a.m. on May 14th. The free camp, open to students entering 6th grade in the fall, will take place June 24th-28th. 


This year’s camp will once again offer students a chance to learn inside St. Bede Academy’s brand-new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) addition. In 2018, Carus campers became the first students to conduct experiments in the new space. The school’s Chemistry Department Head, Dan Fitzpatrick, is returning as Camp Director.

Carus is also working with the Canal Corridor Association to bring back Camp Day at the Canal. Always popular, canal day offers campers a science-filled canal boat ride and mule meet and greet.

Camp runs from 9am-noon each day with, a graduation ceremony taking place on Friday. Families are invited to celebrate the end of camp with their kids, as each student receives a camp certificate.

To register a child, please call Kegan Pakula at 815-224-6535 no earlier than 8:30 a.m. on May 14th. Spaces are limited. Campers are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents who call before 8:30 will be asked to call back during registration hours.

Carus also hires local teachers to help administer camp. If you are teacher who is interested in a camp position, please call the number above for more information.


About Carus

Carus produces and supplies specialty chemistries for water treatment, air purification, and soil remediation. Founded in LaSalle in 1915, Carus is a member of the American Chemistry Council and actively participates in the industry’s award-winning Responsible Care® initiative, sharing a common commitment to improve environmental, health, safety, and security performance.