Our 2020 Camp Themes
NASA Camp: Academy of Future Space Exporers
Set your future space explorers on a trajectory from our Earth’s atmosphere to the outer reaches of our solar system! This hands-on program brings them closer to the stars, planets, comets, and more. They learn about living in space, getting away from gravity, looking for space phenomena, and they participate in a rocket launch!
Secret Agent Lab
The following camp description is TOP SECRET: Ever dream of becoming a secret agent? We'll start with the basics: From decoding messages to metal detectors and night vision, campers have the opportunity to check out spy tech equipment and take home lots of gadgets like spy glasses! Step into the shoes of a detective as you uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis!
Kids learn about archaeology and the techniques scientists use to excavate long lost cities! They discover ancient civilizations and the tools and artifacts they used in everyday life! They also study bone fragments, pottery shards, amber deposits, and fossils. Each class also includes a make and take-home project, like a fossil reproduction, an amber time capsule, and coins from around the world!
NASA Innovators Camp
***NEW for Summer 2020*** Think and act like NASA innovators during this hands-on program inspired by the NASA OPTIMUS PRIME Spinoff Promotion and Research Challenge (NASA OPSPARC). Use creative and collaborative skills to design a mission patch, train like an astronaut, and solve real-world engineering problems. How might space suit cooling tubes be used to solve a problem here on Earth?
Diggin For Dinos Camp for Preschoolers
***NEW for Summer 2020*** Come and dig for dinosaur bones and make your very own dinosaur teeth. In this camp your pre-schooler will have fun learning tons of amazing facts about dinosaurs through songs, stories and hands-on activities. Let our energetic Mad Scientists spark your child's imaginative learning. AGES 3.5-5 YEARS OLD, MUST BE ABLE TO USE THE BATHROOM INDEPENDENTLY
Crazy Chemworks Camp
Shake up a flask of fun in the lab and become a junior chemist! Learn to recognize chemical reactions and mix up a few reactive ingredients for some sensational results. Check out the colors of chemistry with the power of pH paper and create a stopper-popping reaction. Probe the properties of light and discover some unusual applications of glow-in-the-dark technology.
Eureka - The STEM Inventor's Camp
Inspire the inventor and scientist in you! Campers will overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and the most important of all----their mind! With a little bit of ingenuity children will create catapults and forts, and even construct their own working Light Sabers to take home!!
Mission: Code Camp
Mission:Code is a unique summer camp experience that allows kids to learn essential coding skills while also engaging in active games and hands-on learning. Kids will develop computational thinking and problem solving skills in an online game scenario where you give a robot a set of instructions to follow in order to solve the level. Each coding session provides kids with a fundamental skill set.
Brixology Camp sets the foundation for our next generation of makers! Children learn about different types of engineering and then team up to construct a different engineering-themed project using LEGO® bricks. Your future engineer will build upon their creativity to solve real-world design challenges, while developing their problem-solving and team-building skills. Let the tinkering begin!
*ONE DAY CAMP* Join us as we learn about the science behind things we see in a circus. We’ll start the day off with our Mad Scientist Ring Master performing our Big Top Science Show. Kids will love to learn about the chemistry and physic concepts found in the circus acts. After the show, Jr. Scientists will experiment and try the experiments they just witnessed for themselves.
Mad Science Robot Invasion
*One Day Camp* Explore the basic and complex technologies used to design and build robots. Discover how machines and robots work and how they make our lives easier. Learn about simple circuits, motor principles, and even make your own robot hand to take home. Jr. Scientists will love experimenting with the many robots we bring along!
Be a Rocket Scientist!
*ONE DAY CAMP* Become an aerospace engineer as you build your own model rocket! We’ll learn about the amazing forces that affect flight and put those forces to the test as we watch our rockets blast off high into the air. Campers will also get their own shuttle copter to take home.
The Science of Slime
*ONE DAY CAMP* We’ll set up the Mad Science Lab for Jr Scientists to mix, brew and mush up several batches of Slime! That's right; this 1 day camp is all about creating gooey globs of fun, better known as slime. With the help of Mad Scientist instructors, Jr Scientists will get to whip up several different slime recipes and spend the day learning about polymers. Finishing with the Slime Olympics!