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2015 

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 8, and continue through the week of August 3, 2015.
(No camps June 29th-July 3rd)

 

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.

 


Single Half Day Summer Camps

  • Ages:  3-5 years old

  • Time:  Check-in (8:30-9:00am), Program (9:00-12:00noon)

  • Cost:  $25/Non-Member, $20/Member


Mini Mad Scientist2June 15, 2015 
Mini Mad Scientist (NEW)

Put on your goggles and prepare for a day of chemistry fun! Mini mad scientists will experience hands-on chemistry experiments designed to spark wonder and imagination!

 

 

Art in the Cosmos1June 16, 2015 
Art in the Cosmos

Art and Science collide in this camp based on NASA’s Art & the Cosmic Connection program! We will take a galactic adventure using Science On a Sphere and explore elements of art to recreate the beauty of space!

 

Seuss Science2June 17, 2015
Seuss Science (NEW)

The magic of Dr. Seuss comes alive in this camp as we help the Lorax plant Truffula trees in recycled pots, discover how Horton hears a microscopic Who, and create ooey gooey oobleck!

 

Magnetic Magic2June 18, 2015
Magnetic Magic

Discover the magic of magnetism as you paint, push and pull cars, and levitate toys all with the use of magnets. Isn’t this camp attractive?

 

Mud Makers1June 19, 2015
Mud Makers (NEW)

Who needs a paint brush and easel? In this camp, budding master artists are going to use a scientific approach to art and get their supplies from nature. They will use clay paint, flower and twig brushes, rock texture stamps and more. Your preschoolers will color their world beautiful!

 


SciDIY2July 20, 2015
SciDIY (NEW)

Explore science through making and tinkering. Create your own whacky contraptions, test your design, get back to the lab and redesign! This hands-on camp encourages risk-taking and mistake-making!

 

Bubble Festival1July 21, 2015
Bubble Festival

Earn your wings in this high flying camp! We will discover what it takes to construct a plane, make it fly, and be a captain in the sky!

 

Its Electric1July 22, 2015
It’s Electric!

Make electrifying play dough, ring buzzers, stick balloons to walls and make your hair stand on end. Become an electrician and investigate the power and mystery of electricity.

 

Claws Jaws and Paws1July 23, 2015
Claws, Jaws and Paws

Reptiles, amphibians, and mammals! Oh, my!  Discover the strange ways of animals that share our planet, as we explore how they move, eat and behave.

 

R is for Robot1July 24, 2015
'R' is for Robot (NEW)

Robots aren’t just for the big kids! Explore the wonders of robotics in this introductory camp featuring hopscotch algorithms and edible robots, Yum!

 

 



8 Weeks of Single Day Camps

Camp in AdminCLRcropedBuild 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


 

Wild Wild World1June 8-12, 2015
Wild, Wild World (NEW)

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!

 

chemical concoctions2June 15-19, 2015
Don’t Try This at Home! (NEW)

Where else can you play with fire without getting into trouble? This camp is chock full of mind-blowing experiments, chemical concoctions, and hands-on activities that really push boundaries. Grab your goggles and safety gear, we’re doing science!

 

Storybook Science1June 22-26, 2015
Storybook Science: Chapter 2 (REVISED)

Back by popular demand! Help the Lorax plant a new crop of Truffula trees; hone your skills to find out how Spiderman scales walls, Gru shoots freeze rays and Elsa freezes, well…everything! Discover the science behind your favorite storybook characters!

 

Zombies Ninjas  Wizards2July 6-10, 2015 
Zombies, Ninjas & Wizards (NEW)

Do you have what it takes to survive the Zombie Apocalypse? Can you whip up a potion faster than Harry and Hermoine? Are you a born leader like Leonardo or a nun chuck wielding prankster like Michelangelo? If your answer was yes to any, or none of these questions, this camp is the one for you!

 

Adventures in Gross Anatomy1July 13-17, 2015
Adventures in Gross Anatomy (NEW)

From tooth to toe we will delve into the awesome, and sometimes gross, workings of the human body. Discover how getting fit can be fun, and how mac n’ cheese gets from one end to the other. Earn your white coat as you experiment with suturing, casting, and more!

 

SciDIYall1July 20-24, 2015
SciDIY (NEW)

Explore science through making and tinkering. Create your own whacky contraptions, test your design, get back to the lab and redesign! This hands-on camp uses elements of the Future City program encouraging risk-taking and mistake-making to cultivate budding engineers!

 

Studiology5July 27 - 31, 2015
Studiology (NEW)

Uncover the art of science in this camp designed to bring the wonder of fine art into the lab. We will explore the physics of sound and color, create our own paints from unexpected materials, and even construct robots to do the drawing for us! We are moving full STEAM ahead!

 

chemical concoctions3August 3-7, 2015
Don’t Try This at Home! (Part 2 Repeat)

Where else can you play with fire without getting into trouble? This camp is chock full of mind-blowing experiments, chemical concoctions, and hands-on activities that really push boundaries. Grab your goggles and safety gear, we’re doing science! (Same as June15-19)

 



Week-Long Tech Camps

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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.

LEGO® Robotics

  • 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. 

 

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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. 

 

LEGO® Robotics

  • 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.

a LEGO Guys at computerJuly 27-31, 2015
Introduction to LEGO® EV3 Robotics

Time: Check-in (8:00-8:30am), Program (8:30am-12:30pm)


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.

 

LEGO® Robotics

  • Ages:  10-13 years old

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

a LEGO EV3 DesignJuly 6-10, 2015 
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.

 


Science On a Sphere

  • Ages:  8-13 years old

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

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Mission: Design

Time:  Check-in (8:00-8:30am), Program (8:30am-12:30pm)


Based entirely on Science Central’s newest exhibit, Science On a Sphere, campers delve into the world of computer programming to cultivate their own Sphere presentation on topics of their choice. The week culminates in exciting camper-led demonstrations for family and friends!

 

 



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

 

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Introduction to Video Maker
(Ages 8-11*)
Time: Check-in (8:00-8:30am),
Program (8:30am-12:30pm) 

June 22-26, 2015 
Introduction to Video Maker
(Ages 10-13*)
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.

 

a-youth-video-game-design-animation-fash-03July 20-24, 2015
Advanced Video Maker
(Ages 8-13*)

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 Girls at Laptop ProgrammingJuly 13-17, 2015
Junior Computer Programmer
(Age 8-13) 

Time: Check-in (8:00-8:30am), Program (8:30am-12:30pm)

Dissect a laptop and explore the hardware that makes advanced computer technology possible. Then delve into the software side and discover the language of open source software!

 

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Ms. Tech 
(Ages 8-13)  (Girls Only)

Time: Check-in (12:30-1:00pm), Program (1:00-5:00pm)


Come experience a sampling of Science Central’s most popular technology camps in this Girls Only IT experience. Discover where your interests lie with a day of photography, computer programming, video making, and Science On a Sphere 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.