The Charles F. Kettering Honors Science Camp is a week-long camp for seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students who demonstrate an interest and aptitude in science. The program is held at Ashland University's Kettering Science Center each summer. The Charles F. Kettering Honors Science Camp, administered by the Ashland County Community Foundation, is intended to engage seventh, eighth, and ninth grade students in investigating, first-hand, the impact of science on human health. Students in Ashland, Erie, Holmes, Huron, Lorain, Medina, Richland, and Wayne counties are eligible to participate. The camp is held each summer at Ashland University and is provided by a grant from The Kettering Fund. A report of study results are disseminated to schools in the eight country district.
Held in June, the focus of this year's camp is ENERGY: Explore batteries, fuels, nutrients, fires, and more! Students will be selected to participate based on their performances at the Mohican District Science Fair or by teacher recommendation. Dr. Brian K. Mohney and Dr. Rebecca W. Corbin will be co-instructors of this hands-on camp and lunches will be catered. The camps have been offered since 2006.
In 2012, fifteen students attended the camp where a new topic was introduced and focused on energy. Students had the opportunity to explore batteries, nutrients, fuels, electromagnetic radiation, and rockets. The participants were introduced to the chemical principles involved in energy transfer, combustion, oxidation-reduction reactions, spectroscopy, radioactive decay, electrolysis, states of matter, and calorimetry.