They were visited by guest speaker, University of Maine doctoral student and NSF Graduate Research Fellowship recipient, Elisabeth Kilroy.
Kilroy taught students about how muscles work and muscular dystrophy, a rare genetic disease that affects both her brother and dad.
Since they both were diagnosed, Elisabeth has made it her life's work to find a way to beat the disease, sharing some of her findings with the students Thursday.
She says she was blown away by the knowledge of the campers.
"They were smart," she exclaimed. "Science teachers are kicking some butt in the classroom, they really did a great job."
"I just hope maybe today was a defining moment," she added, referring to the kids' experience. "One said they wanted to be a biologist so maybe she'll go on and be a biologist."
Kilroy is currently working to identify the muscular dystrophy gene in her research and show that exercising can benefit people with the disease by experimenting with zebra fish.