Science Camp

Learn physics, programming, robotics, nanotechnology the fun way.

About the Program

Science Camp Bulgaria ignites the imagination and provides hands on experience in an international community of likeminded learners led by top-notch international scientists. Youth develop their presentation skills, gain important soft skill such as teamwork in a multicultural environment and build life-long friendships.

The camp is held on the coast of the Black Sea – in one of the most attractive resorts with access to marvelous beaches and a developed infrastructure. The program offers the highest educational and international scientific standards, led by young scientists in most modern scientific branches who will demonstrate the practical application of popular science and beyond. Science Camp Bulgaria‘s main objective is to simulate and develop the interest in science among young people. The activities will demonstrate the practical application of popular (and not so popular) science and will encourage participants to become Great Scientists!

  • Robotics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Programming
  • Physics
  • Engineering
  • And many more…

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Trainers

Stoil Ivanov-Bulgaria

Stoil Ivanov has studied BSc in Engineering Physics, MSc in Aerospace engineering and communications and is currently doing a PhD in Plasma physics. He is finalist in Mission Idea Contest 4, organized by UNISEC Global, has been a student team leader in NASA’s educational project called “Simulation Exploration Experience” for 2017 and at the moment works in the aerospace field. Stoil is part of the team designing and building a satellite called EFIR – the first space mission of the organization SAT-1 Initiative.

Stoil Ivanov is an engineer-physicist looking for the answer to the Grand Question: How does the Universe work? An answer that is structured with physics, illustrated by mathematics, and observed with space technology – in the form of satellites, probes, rovers and all kinds of instruments he loves to study and create. He says: “It is a truly great feeling to explore what is above us. The better the tools we possess during this exploration, the further the limits of our understanding can be pushed, and of course, those tools are knowledge and diligence.”

Research interests: Satellite design, Space thrusters, Plasma physics, Orbital dynamics, Simulation algorithms.

Maria Helstola-Finland

Maria Helstola is a teacher of Finnish language, literature and drama. She started her career a decade ago in Italy teaching English and drama in a private high school. After that she has worked in Finland with students from 13 to 18 years of age. She has also delivered several drama workshops for teachers on how to use drama in teaching language and literature in Finland and Bulgaria. “I love teaching drama because it has so many dimensions. You don’t only learn stuff about the topic you are studying, but also about yourself and the group. Drama is not necessarily about acting and performing, it’s a way of investigating the world in a functional way and learning by doing.”

Maria Helstola has experience on working as an instructor on youth camps, edited a collection of articles on using drama in language and literature teaching and has written drama material for other teachers on the Finnish national epic Kalevala, also a board member of The International Drama Education Association of Finland (FIDEA) and previous editor of the association’s journal. 

Research interests: Drama, Literature, Creative writing, Theater, Languages

Training Topics

Programming and design

Although many programming languages and many different types of computers exist, the important first step is to recognize paths to obtain a solution. Without an algorithm there can be no program.

Physics

The subject matter of physics includes mechanics, heat, light and other radiation, sound, electricity, magnetism, and the structure of atoms.

Robotics and construction

Robotics is a rapidly growing field today. Researching, designing, and building new robots serve various practical purposes, whether domestically or commercially.

Nanotechnology

The study and application of extremely small things can be used across all the other science fields, such as chemistry, biology, physics, materials science, and engineering.

Where? When? Who?

WHERE: Science Camp Bulgaria will take place in Kranevo village, on the coast of the Black Sea. Recently the area became a main hub for sport, student and youth summer camps, whilst maintaining its appeal for relaxing family holidays. The hotel is located 250 meters away from the 6 km long beach of Albena and has a swimming pool with a designated children section.

WHEN: 2nd – 8th July 2018.

WHO: The teams will be led by young scientists in the most modern scientific branches with program topics built on the highest educational standards. Teams of young people and their team leaders from different European countries.

Confirmed participants: The Czech Republic, Turkey, Finland, Bulgaria.

Participation fee and registration

The price of participation in Science Camp is 290€ and includes:

  • Full accomodation in “Vedren” Hotel, Kranevo, Bulgaria
  • Four meals each day (breakfast, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner)
  • Free access to the swimming pool and sports playgrounds
  • Guarded beach area with complementary umbrellas 250 meters away from the hotel
  • 4 days training program including all tools and materials for each activity
  • A special multi-cultural program, designed to break the barriers between participants
  • Personal health insurance with coverage 10 000€

To register, please click the button below and follow the instructions.

History of Science Camp

The first international Science Camp was organised in 2013 in the frames of the EU funded project “Nanotech Science Education” (NTSE). Young people aged 13–18 years from Bulgaria, Greece, Romania, Italy and Turkey joined in the “White Lagoon” Resort near Balchik (at Bulgarian Black Sea coast) to experience hands-on research activities in the field of nano-sciences and to master team work, communication and self-presentation skills. The one-week program was accepted with such enthusiasm by the 57 young learners that Center for Creative Training decided to annually organise a science-promoting camp for young learners for all parts of the world.

Participants in each Science Camp have the privilege to work with young researchers, university professors and master teachers who provide outstanding approach to the scientific problematic. Important part of the science camp is the intercultural exchange and unique social experience, which the multinational settings provide.

Contact us

  • 1111 Sofia, "Akademik" stadium, 2nd floor
  • +359 882 506 425
  • info@cct.bg
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A nonprofit organization created to make a qualitative change to a more effective education that helps students discover their potential to be successful professionally as well as socially. Since 2007, we have partnered with Space Camp Turkey which inspired the creation of Science Camp Bulgaria.

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