The ice cream at the Boys & Girls Club of Hilton Head Island tasted just a little bit sweeter than usual Tuesday afternoon.
That was because the young campers there made it -- using science.
The 15 or so campers combined cream, sugar, milk, ice and salt.
And then did a lot of shaking.
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"The ice cream was delicious," said Abi Fidler, the club's technology director. "Although I think the kids wouldn't have cared what it tasted like, as long as they got to eat it."
Campers made the vanilla ice cream for their daily project as part of the Google Maker Camp, a free summer camp that allows students to build, tinker, create and explore different aspects of science and technology.
Tuesday's topic, for example, was food science. The campers also have made rockets, water fountains, race cars, foosball games and jewelry.
The four-week camp is one of only two Google Maker Camps in South Carolina. The other is at the Berkeley County Library System.
About 200 Beaufort County kids, in elementary school through high school, participated in the camp over the past several weeks. It ends Friday.
"The camp has allowed us to provide opportunities for these kids that we otherwise wouldn't be able to," assistant club director Brooke Newsom said.
It was the club's first time offering the camp. The club applied to host the program, and after it was selected, Google supplied the curriculum and materials to complete the projects.
Newsom said campers never missed a day and completed all of the tasks.
In fact, they did so well that the club was chosen to host one of the daily, live online Google Hangouts, in which an expert on the day's topic presents interesting facts to camps around the world. Since the local campers were part of the live broadcast, they got to ask questions and present some of their own projects to the thousands watching.
Fidler said the group was surprised it was invited to be on camera and excited to show other groups what it has learned and accomplished.
Many of the local students said they loved the experience.
George Apy, 8, and Axle Mondragon, 9, said they had no clue they could make ice cream so easily. They said they planned to try it at home.
"I just like that (the camp) is really creative, and we get to make a lot of cool projects," Apy said.
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