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B Front CoverSummer STEM Camp
2017

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 Monday, June 5, and continue through the week of Friday, August 4, 2017.
(No camps June 26-30 and July 3-7)

7 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.
  • NEW Registration deadline is 10 am the Friday BEFORE each full week of camp.

one day or all week

7 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 week combo (all five consecutive days of a themed camp), There is NO discount on combo 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): $150/Non-Member, $125.00/Member


summerOutJune 5-9, 2017School’s Out For Summer!
Start your summer off right with a sampler platter of science topics!

Monday: Eyes on the Skies! : Explore and create flying crafts as well as dive into the Solar System. SOLD OUT
Tuesday: We will ROCK YOU: Become an honorary geologist and dig into rocks and minerals!
Wednesday: Science Stew: Investigate the science of cooking and baking, then mix up some delicious dishes. SOLD OUT
Thursday: Science of Sports: Test how biology and physics contribute to making a great athlete while we play sports and games to get our bodies moving!
Friday: Fizzes and Booms: Cook up some bubble trouble! This camp is the messy kid’s dream. Learn why some concoctions bubble and others go boom! SOLD OUT

off the roof
June 12-16, 2017 ALL WEEK Sold OUT
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, throw things off of Science Central’s roof, and more. Hold onto your eyebrows- this is sure to be a DYNAMITE time!


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June 19-23, 2017
Zombies, Aliens, Wizards, Superheroes, and Jedi… Oh my!

Creatures and characters from science fiction unite! Investigate germs and DNA while we explore a zombie outbreak. Delve into the stars and ask the question: are we alone in the universe? Mix up potions like Harry Potter, train to be a superhero, and even master the Force!


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July 10-14, 2017 Tuesday 8/1/2017 Sold OUT, Wednesday 8/2/2017 Sold OUT, Thursday 8/3/2017 Sold OUT

Mythbusters: The Next Generation

Have you ever wondered (but been too scared to test) what happens when you eat PopRocks and Coke? What would happen if you dropped a penny from a skyscraper? Join the next generation of Mythbusters as you blow apart urban legends and popular beliefs. Use science to test out myths and decide: are they plausible or BUSTED?

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July 17-21, 2017 
EXTREME Engineers

From simple through Rube Goldberg Machines, test your skills as a budding engineer in this exciting and creativity-unleashing camp! Explore the science of shape, and plan and build model bridges, skyscrapers and more. Test your projects to see how much strain they can take before they crumble, and discover the fatal flaws of structures throughout history.

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July 24-28, 2017 Thursday, 7/19/2017 Sold OUT, Friday, 7/18/2017 Sold OUT
Zombies, Aliens, Wizards, Superheroes, and Jedi… Oh my! (repeat)

Creatures and characters from science fiction unite! Investigate germs and DNA while we explore a zombie outbreak. Delve into the stars and ask the question: are we alone in the universe? Mix up potions like Harry Potter, train to be a superhero, and even master the Force! (This week is a repeat of a previous week)

off the roof2July 31 - Aug 4, 2017  ALL WEEK Sold OUT
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, throw things off of Science Central’s roof, and more. Hold onto your eyebrows- this is sure to be a DYNAMITE time! (This week is a repeat of a previous week)


summer is the timetime

Back By Popular Demand
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 19th - 23rd, 2017
Science on a Sphere Mission: Design
Ages 8-13 (Limited enrollment)

Science and creativity collide in this unique and innovative 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! This is a full-day, all week camp!

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 SOLD OUT  July 17th - 21st, 2017
Engineering Tech!
Ages 10-13 (Limited enrollment)

Campers are invited 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!
This is a full-day, all week camp!


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University of Saint Francis Fort WayneBack By Popular Demand
Week Long University of Saint Francis Solar Camp
On the Campus of University of Saint Francis

July 10-14 - Grades 3-5 (Ages 8-10)
July 17-21 - Grades 6-8 (Ages 11-13) Canceled

- 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.


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 Half Day - Week Long LEGO® Robotics And 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.
  • Other than Member, there is no other discounts or combos for these camps.

a alice3June 5th - 9th, 2017 SOLD OUT
Introduction to Gaming
(Ages 8-11) Cost $125/$115 Members
Time: Check-in (8:00-8:30am), Program (8:30am-12:00pm)   

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! 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.

a carGameJune 5th - 9th, 2017 SOLD OUT
Introduction to Gaming
(Ages 10-13) Cost $125/$115 Members
Time: Check-in (12:00-12:30pm), Program (12:30-4:00pm)

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! 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.

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Junior LEGO® Robotics
(Ages 5-8) Cost $125/$115 Members 
Time: Check-in (8:00-8:30am), Program (8:30am-12:00pm)

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. 

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Introduction to LEGO® Robotics
(Ages 8-11) Cost $125/$115 Members
Time: Check-in (12:00-12:30pm), Program (12:30-4:00pm)

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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Junior LEGO® Robotics
(Ages 5-8) Cost $125/$115 Members
Time: Check-in (8:00-8:30am), Program (8:30am-12:00pm)

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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Introduction to EV3 LEGO®
(Ages 8-13) Cost $125/$115 Members
Time: Check-in (12:00-12:30pm), Program (12:30-4:00pm)

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

a LEGO Guys at computerCropJuly 24-28, 2017 SOLD OUT
Introduction to EV3 LEGO®
(Ages 5-8) Cost $125/$115 Members
Time: Check-in (8:00-8:30am), Program (8:30am-12:00pm)

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

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LEGO® GAMES!
(Ages 10-13) Cost $125/$115 Members
Time: Check-in (12:00-12:30pm), Program (12:30-4:00pm)

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 World Class Challenge this year’s quest to 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 31-Aug 4, 2017 SOLD OUT
Junior Computer Programmer
(Age 8-13) Cost $125/$115 Members
Time: Check-in (8:00-8:30am), Program (8:30am-12:00pm)

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! 
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July 31-Aug 4, 2017
Ms. Tech (Girls Only)
(Ages 8-13) Cost $125/$115 Members
Time: Check-in (12:30-1:00pm), Program (12:30-4:00pm)

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.