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BatWarsBoysResizeSummer STEM Camp
2016

Channel your child's inner astronaut, doctor, architect, scientist, engineer or detective at Science Central's very popular Summer Camps! Help stop "summer brain drain," and keep your child engaged and involved in learning when you enroll them in one of our many summer camp offerings. There are a wide variety of subjects to interest your child, and you'll find Science Central Summer Camps are some of the most affordable camps around!

Camps start the week of June 6, and continue through the week of August 1, 2016.
(No camps July 4th - 8th)

Click below for your main interest of camps.

Single Half Day Summer Camps, Ages 3-5

8 Weeks of Single Day Camps, Ages 5-11  

All Day, Week Long Engineering Camps Ages 8-13

Half Day Week-Long Lego Camps, Ages Various

OTHER Week-Long Tech Camps, Ages Various

Special Notes:

  • Walk-ins will not be permitted on the day of the event.
  • Must provide lunch for all day campers.
  • Registration deadline is 10 a.m. the day BEFORE each camp (if available).



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Single Half Day Summer Camp

Ages: 3-5 years old
Time: Check-in (8:30-9:00am), Program (9:00-12:00noon)
Cost: $25/Non-Member, $20/Member

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picassoJune 20, 2016    Picasso Investigations *(NEW)*

Today become an artist like Picasso while you explore science with art! Learn about chromatography, make exploding art rockets, and more!



kite diamondJune 21, 2016    Air Adventures

Soar into science with this high-flying camp! Make and test bunny copters, planes and gliders. Then experiment with parachutes and make your very own kite!


Into the wild KingSJune 22, 2016    Wild Things!

Observe creatures that crawl, swim, fly, or creep! If you like animals and/or bugs, then this is the camp for you!


weather RainbowJune 23, 2016   Weather the Weather

Become a junior meteorologist and learn about the wild world of weather! What conditions are a recipe for thunderstorms? How does lightning work? Join us in this camp and find out!
 

pirateShipJune 24, 2016   Ahoy, Mateys! *(NEW)*

Here be some pirate-themed fun! Sail pirate ships, go on a treasure hunt, and explore sea life! It’s the pirate’s life for me!

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8 Weeks of Single Day Camps 

Build your own camp schedule!
At Science Central, we’ve got summer camp fun tailored to fit your schedule!
You can pick and choose the camps you’d like your child to attend, choosing by the day or by the week.

Each single day camp is a stand-alone event;
you can register for just a day, or your child can enjoy a combo (all five consecutive days of a themed camp), and you’ll receive a 10% discount on registration. You’ll have flexibility to schedule family appointments and
vacations, while keeping your child learning throughout the summer.

- Ages: 5-11 years old
- Time: Check-in (8:30-9:00am), Program (9:00-4:00pm)Cost per day: $30/Non-Member, $25/Member
- Cost per week (Combo): $135/Non-Member, $112.50/Member

green1 Click here for any of the Combos or Single All Day Camps purchase




Journey Cosmos
June 6-10, 2016
Journey Through the Cosmos

Kick off your summer right with solar cookers, tsunamis, and Science On a Sphere! From natural disasters to natural resources; renewable energy to record-breaking weather events, let’s experience the wonders of our amazing planet!

Archae and Paleo
June 13-17, 2016
Adventures in Archaeology & Paleontological Pursuit! *(REVISED)*

Dig into archaeology and paleontology! Examine ancient civilizations like Egyptians and Native Americans. Then unearth some Jurassic dinosaurs!

Swashbuckling ship
June 20-24, 2016
The Swashbuckling, Sneaky, Super, Stinky and Sorcerous *(NEW)*

Sail the seas with Jack Sparrow, complete superhero training, master the skills necessary to survive a zombie outbreak AND mix up potions like Harry in this excitement-packed camp!

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June 27-July 1, 2016 
Water World *(NEW)*

Since its so hot outside, come to Science Central and get super-soaked in science! Dive under the sea with animals native to the ocean like whales and dolphins! Next, inspect lake, river and pond ecosystems and learn about reptiles and amphibians.

FanTastic Festival
July 11-15, 2016 
Fantastical Festival! *(NEW)*

With Three River’s Festival going on, we’re having a festival of our very own! Have a blast revealing the science behind magic tricks and optical illusions that you can use to fool your family and friends. Then create and play some carnival games of your very own!

Into the wild KingS
July 18-22, 2016
Into the Wild *(REVISED)*

Explore creatures in your own backyard and from around the world! Investigate how volcanoes are formed and see the destruction of earthquakes. Discover the unbelievable powers of the sun, wind, and water. How’s a person supposed to survive in this wild planet of ours?

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July 25 - 29, 2016
Tinker Central *(REVISED)*

Use your creativity and tinkering skills to become an inventor and engineer! Do you think you can build the strongest bridge? How about the fastest sling-shot car or the most destructive catapult?

DangerTape
August 1-5, 2016
Dangerous Discoveries

Have your parents ever told you to not play with fire? Do you like explosions, water balloons, and DANGER? Then this camp is for you! Use your chemistry skills to experiment and make some “Dangerous Discoveries”!


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NEW THIS YEAR
ALL DAY - WEEK LONG TECH CAMPS

- Time: Check-in (8:30-9:00am), Program (9:00-4:00pm)
- Cost per week: $150/Non-Member, $135.00/Member
- Other than Member, there is no other discounts or combos for these camps.
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June 27 - July 1, 2016
Science on a Sphere Mission: Design
Ages 8-13

Science and creativity collide in this unique and innovative camp! In this camp, campers delve into the world of technology to design an interactive story utilizing Science Central’s Science on a Sphere exhibit. As well as programming the sphere, campers will learn acting and presentation skills that will help them to create a performance sure to WOW friends and family! Now a full-day camp!

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July 25 - 29, 2016
FILLED WITH WAITING LIST   Engineering Tech!
Ages 10-13 (Limited enrollment)

Science Central presents a brand-new tech camp where we invite campers to explore engineering with the use of technology!  Campers will be using computer programming hand-in-hand with physical creations they will build. They will complete challenges with their creations and by the end of the week, become master engineers!

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green1Click Here for the Week Long University of Saint Francis Solar Camp

University of Saint Francis Fort WayneAlso, NEW THIS YEAR
Week Long University of Saint Francis Solar Camp

June 13-17 - Grades 3-5 (Ages 8-10)
June 20-24 - Grades 6-8 (Ages 11-13)

- Time: Check-in (8:30-9:00am), Program (9:00-4:00pm)
- Cost per week: $112.50/Member $135/Non-Member
- Other than Member, there is no other discounts or combos for these camps.
- Location:  Achatz Hall of Science (USF Campus)

Science Central partners with the University of Saint Francis in a solar-powered adventure, “Future of Energy!” Have you wondered where electricity comes from?  Do you want to build a solar panel or a hydrogen fuel cell? This camp will get you up to speed when you build your own solar powered car and race it.  We’ll take a look at many ways energy comes into our lives, from wind generators to race cars.  Lots of hands on activities as you build your own power sources and test them out.



 Half Day - Week Long LEGO® Robotics Tech Camps

Special notes:

  • You do not need to have taken  Jr. Lego Robotics to take Introduction to Lego Robotics.
  • You do need to have taken Introduction to Lego Robotics to take Advanced Lego Robotics.
  • You do not get to keep any Lego Robots or Parts.
  • *It is highly recommended that Campers participate in Introduction to Video Maker before taking Advanced Video Maker but it is not necessary, except where based on age.
  • Other than Member, there is no other discounts or combos for these camps.
  •  Click here for any of the Tech Camp purchase

Ages:  5-8 years old 
Time:  Check-in (8:00-8:30am), Program (8:30am-12:30pm) 
Cost:  $125/Non-Member, $115/Member

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Junior LEGO® Robotics

In this junior version of our popular LEGO robotics camp, you will learn basic computer programming to teach your robot to sing, dance, navigate a maze and more. The last day of camp includes an epic sumo wrestling battle. Note: Campers do not get to keep the robot.  


 

Ages: 8-11 years old
Cost: $125/Non-Member, $115.00/Member

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Introduction to LEGO® Robotics
Time: Check-in (12:30-1:00pm), Program (1:00-5:00pm)

Using basic principles of engineering and computer programming, campers will design, build, and program a robot to perform different tasks. The last day of camp includes an epic sumo wresting battle. Note:  Campers do not get to keep the robot.

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Introduction to LEGO® EV3 Robotics
Time: Check-in (12:30-1:00pm), Program (1:00-5:00pm)

Using basic principles of engineering, computer programming, and LEGO robotics newest technology, campers will work together to design, build, and program an EV3 robot to perform different tasks. The last day of camp includes an epic sumo wrestling battle. Note:  Campers do not get to keep the robot.

 


 

Ages: 10-13 years old
Cost:  $125/Non-Member, $115.00/Member

a LEGO EV3 DesignCropJuly 11-15, 2016 
Introduction to LEGO® EV3 Robotics
Time: Check-in (12:30-1:00pm), Program (1:00-5:00pm)

Using basic principles of engineering, computer programming, and LEGO robotics newest technology, campers will work together to design, build, and program an EV3 robot to perform different tasks. The last day of camp includes an epic sumo wrestling battle. Note:  Campers do not get to keep the robot.

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Advanced LEGO® Robotics
Time: Check-in (12:30-1:00pm), Program (1:00-5:00pm)

Based on First LEGO League, this advanced LEGO Robotics camp focuses on more sophisticated programming and more complex problem-solving.  Campers will work in teams as they explore solutions to Nature’s Fury by programming their LEGO robots to land a cargo plane, escort people and pets to safety zones, clear debris, and more!  Note: Campers do not get to keep the robot.

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 Other Half Day - Week Long Tech Camps

Tech camps are not just about Robots,
check out these other camps that work with Technology.

Cost:  $125/Non-Member, $115.00/Member  

Ipad Two hand2June 13-17, 2016 
Introduction to Video Maker
(Ages 8-11*) (Limited enrollment)
Time: Check-in (8:00-8:30am),Program (8:30am-12:30pm) 

Create your own animated video and computer games. Campers will construct characters and stories as they progress from learning the drag-and-drop programming method to writing their own commands. At the end of the week you may save your programs to continue at home and to show your friends!Notes:Bring ear buds if you would like to cut down on outside noise, and a USB flash drive if you want to save your program. Programs will be saved in Windows format.

Ipad one hand 2June 13-17, 2016 
Introduction to Video Maker
(Ages 10-13*) (Limited enrollment)
Time: Check-in (12:30-1:00pm), Program (1:00pm-5:00pm)

Create your own animated video and computer games. Campers will construct characters and stories as they progress from learning the drag-and-drop programming method to writing their own commands. At the end of the week you may save your programs to continue at home and to show your friends! Note:  Bring ear buds if you would like to cut down on outside noise, and a USB flash drive if you want to save your program. Programs will be saved in Windows format.

Ipad Two handJune 20-24, 2016
Advanced Video Maker *(REVISED)*
(Ages 8-13*) (Limited enrollment)
Time: Check-in (12:30-1:00pm), Program (1:00-5:00pm)

Create your own animated video and computer games. Campers will construct characters and stories as they progress from learning the drag-and-drop programming method to writing their own commands. At the end of the week you may save your programs to continue at home and to show your friends! Note:  Bring ear buds if you would like to cut down on outside noise, and a USB flash drive if you want to save your program. Programs will be saved in Windows format.

a Train to be a Computer ProgrammerAugust 1-5, 2016
Junior Computer Programmer
(Age 8-13)
Time: Check-in (8:00-8:30am), Program (8:30am-12:30pm)

Dissect a computer and explore the hardware that makes advanced computer technology possible. Then delve into the software side and uncover language through writing your own codes! 



a Girls at Laptop Programming

August 1-5, 2016
Ms. Tech (Girls Only)
(Ages 8-13)
Time: Check-in (12:30-1:00pm), Program (1:00-5:00pm)

Come experience a sampling of Science Central’s most popular technology programs in this Girls Only IT experience! Discover where your interests lie as we explore elements of photography, virtual reality, robotics, and video design. At the end of the week you may save your programs to continue at home and show your friends!
Note: Bring ear buds if you would like to cut down on outside noise, and a USB flash drive if you want to save your program.

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