Meet Your Austin Owner
Kelvin Demps, born and raised in Valdosta, GA, graduated from Georgia Southern University in 2012 with a B.S. in Nutrition and Food Sciences with minor concentrations in Chemistry, Biology, and Psychology. After graduating, he began a career in Government Administration with the United States Department of Agriculture which took him all over the Midwest and led him to settle in Austin, TX in 2016. After 9 years with the USDA, Kelvin realized he wanted to do something more fulfilling and beneficial for his beloved Austin community. That’s what led him to open Club SciKidz Austin in April 2022. As the oldest of 4 children of a small business owner and a nurse, Kelvin spent lots of summers attending amazing day camps and vacation bible schools that provided long-lasting memories and helped him develop skills outside the sometimes restraining environment of the classroom. Combining his love of science and art and an understanding of the need for quality childcare, Kelvin hopes that Club SciKidz can provide a valuable service to the ATX community. Kelvin is a proud member of Phi Omicron Upsilon Honor Society and during his free time, he enjoys gardening, baking, candle & soap making, and walking Zilker Park. To learn more about Kelvin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelvin-demps-a0906a50/ & https://youtu.be/diwhEKu2aOs.
About the Founders of Club SciKidz
The original business operated under the name, Summer Science Day Camps, Inc., which is still the affiliate company name. Bob and Sue have a combined 30-plus years of teaching experience and both hold a Master’s Degree in Education.
The first summer camp was called “Special Effects” which taught campers the science involved in Hollywood’s Special Effects techniques.
As time progressed, additional age groups and science themes were added. Beginning in 2001, Camp Young Scientist was created to accommodate children ages 6-8. Each year additional Science Camp themes were added and there are now 42, and counting, offering exciting projects and experiments for kids ages 4-15!
In 2015, we added Tech Scientific to our name to reflect our new emphasis on technology camps. So now we are Club SciKidz/Tech Scientific.
Our New Tech Scientific Camps!
- 3D Printing
- QuadCopter Aerial Robotics
- RPG Game Design
- LEGO EV3
- Stop Motion Animation
- Chemistry Concoctions
- Mobile Game Design
- Rocket Scientist
To become a “full-service” science enrichment business, additional programs were added to include: after-school science clubs, Robotics, science assemblies, in-school field trips, and teacher workshops. Club SciKidz also conducts 30-minute science workshops in Pre-Schools.
We believe we have the most extensive science enrichment offering in the world.
Club SciKidz, was founded on the principle that parents want to provide their children with exciting, challenging, and life-impacting academic enrichment experiences. Our company is committed to demonstrating how science works in the real world by providing activities in veterinary medicine, robotics, forensics, video game creation, food science, paleontology, engineering, chemistry and biology, astronomy, oceanography, emergency medicine, and special effects.
Since 1997, more than 50,000 children have attended one or more of Club SciKidz’ science day camps or school programs. Club SciKidz now offers 42 different themed science camps and 30 weeks of inquiry-based after-school science club experiences. Club SciKidz operates franchises in Georgia, Maryland, and Texas.
Our unique science programs are designed to meet the needs of children ages 4-15. Carefully researched science lessons help engage students in observation, measurement, identification of properties, and experimentation involving life, earth, and physical science concepts. Each unit is rigorously researched by science educators with the help of teachers and children. The results are lessons that students enjoy and genuinely learn from.