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Summer STEM Camp 2018

Channel your child's inner astronaut, doctor, architect, scientist, engineer or detective at Science Central's 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!DSC 0087crop
Camps start the week of Monday, June 4, and continue through the week of Friday, August 10, 2018 (No camps June 25-29 and July 2-6).

Check out what we have to offer this year:

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 Friday BEFORE each full week of camp.

7 Weeks of Full Day STEM Camps 

Build your own camp schedule! At Science Central, we’ve got summer camp fun tailored to fit your schedule!

Each single day camp is a stand-alone event; you can register for just a day, or your child can enjoy a full week! You’ll have flexibility to schedule family appointments and vacations, while keeping your child learning throughout the summer.

Camp Information:

  •  Ages: 5-11 years old
  •  Time: Check-in (8:30 - 9 a.m.), Program (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  •  Cost per day: $30/Non-Member, $25/Deluxe Member

UFOJune 4-8
The Science in Fiction and Fantasy

Creatures and characters from science fiction take over Science Central! Build robots with Tony Stark and explore the world of extreme weather with Storm. Mix up potions and learn about magical creature care with Harry Potter and Newt Scamander. Even master the Force like a true Jedi in this fantastical week of camp!

 

Dangerous YELLOWJune 11-15
Don’t Try This At Home!

Come and explore the heart-stopping side of science! See what it’s like to be inside a bubble, blow up your favorite summer snacks, drop things from great heights, and more! Hold onto your eyebrows, this is sure to be a DYNAMITE time!


STEAMJune 18-22
Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead!

Discover how art and science intertwine! Explore the physics of sound and make music in unexpected ways. Discover how insects dance to communicate and how different materials and textiles are prepared. Investigate the physics of color and construct robots that can draw for us! We’re moving full S.T.E.A.M. ahead!
*This project is made possible by the support of the Indiana Arts Commission, Arts United, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

 

July 9-13
Summer Sampler Platter!

Keep your summer fun going strong with a sampler platter of science topics!

underwater
Monday, July 9
Splash Into Science

creatures bug
Tuesday, July 10
Wild Things

galaxy
Wednesday, July 11
Cosmic Quest

human body
Thursday, July 12
The Human Machine

FanTastic Festival
Friday, July 13
Carnival!

 


UFOJuly 16-20 
The Science in Fiction and Fantasy (repeat)

Creatures and characters from science fiction take over Science Central! Build robots with Tony Stark and explore the world of extreme weather with Storm. Mix up potions and learn about magical creature care with Harry Potter and Newt Scamander. Even master the Force like a true Jedi in this fantastical week of camp!

dinosaur
July 23-27
Dangerous Adventures: Plunge Into The Past!

Ancient adventures await you! Journey through time and delve into the world of archeology and paleontology, exploring the science behind the creatures and peoples of our past!

Dangerous YELLOWJuly 30 - Aug. 3
Don’t Try This At Home (repeat)

Come and explore the heart-stopping side of science! See what it’s like to be inside a bubble, blow up your favorite summer snacks, drop things from great heights, and more! Hold onto your eyebrows, this is sure to be a DYNAMITE time!

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Full Day, Week-Long Tech Camps

  • Time: Check-in (8:30 a.m. - 9 a.m.), Program (9 a.m. - 4 p.m.)
  • Cost per week: $150/Non-Member, $135/Deluxe Member

filmJune 18-22
S.T.E.A.M. Punk
Ages 8-13

Dive into the artistic side of science and technology! Use your imagination and delve into the science behind film making, explore 3D technology, and even take a stab at programming Science Central’s Science on a Sphere exhibit!

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 work.

gearsJuly 16-20
Engineering Tech!
Ages 10-13

You are invited to explore engineering with the use of technology!  Use technology to advance the physical creations you’ll build. Then, complete challenges with your creations and by the end of the week become master engineers!

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Half Day, Week-Long Tech Camps

  • Ages 5-13 (varies by session)
  • Cost for the week: $125/Non-Members, $115/Deluxe Members
  • Morning Session: 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
  • Afternoon Session: 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

June legoJune 4-8 Morning Session
Junior LEGO Robotics
Ages 5-8

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.

LegoIntroJune 4-8 Afternoon SessionDSC 0112editBIntroduction to LEGO Robotics
Ages 8-11

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 wrestling battle!

Note: Campers do not get to keep the robot.

game controller 5 9June 11-15 Morning Session
Introduction to Gaming
Ages 5-9

Create your own animated video and computer games. Construct characters and stories as you progress from learning the drag-and-drop programming method to writing your 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.

game controller 10 13June 11-15 Afternoon Session
Introduction to Gaming
Ages 10-13

Create your own animated video and computer games. Construct characters and stories as you progress from learning the drag-and-drop programming method to writing your 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.

July legoJuly 9-13 Morning Session
Junior LEGO Robotics
Ages 5-8

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.

EV3Lego 8 11July 9-13 Afternoon Session
Introduction to EV3 LEGO
Ages 8-11

Using basic principles of engineering, computer programming, and the newest LEGO robotics technology, you will 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.

EV3Lego 5 8July 23-27 Morning Session
Introduction to EV3 LEGO
Ages 5-8

Using basic principles of engineering, computer programming, and the newest LEGO robotics technology, you will 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.

LegoGameJuly 23-27 Afternoon Session
LEGO Games!
Ages 10-13

Based on First LEGO League, this advanced LEGO Robotics camp focuses on more sophisticated programming and more complex problem-solving. You will work in teams as you explore solutions to LEGO challenges and uncover innovative ways to teach and learn. Prior experience with LEGO robotics is recommended.

Note: Campers do not get to keep the robot.

a Computer ProgrammingJuly 30 - Aug. 3 Morning Session
Junior Computer Programmer
Ages 8-13

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!

Ms. TechJuly 30 - Aug. 3 Afternoon Session
Ms. Tech
Ages 8-13

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 work.

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Week-Long University of Saint Francis Solar CampUniversity of Saint Francis Ft Wayne 48010

  • Off-site at University of Saint Francis
  • Cost for 5 days: $135/Non-Members, $112.50/Deluxe Members
  • Time: Check in (8:30 a.m.), Program (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)

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Science Central partners with the University of Saint Francis in a solar-powered adventure, “Future of Energy!” Have you ever 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. You’ll take a look at many ways energy comes into our lives, from wind generators to race cars. Get ready for lots of hands on activities as you build your own power sources and test them out!

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