Our Half-Day Camp Themes
Ancient Adventures & Buried Bones
Unearth the past in this archaeology and paleontology camp. Dig into the physical remains left behind by people and animals long ago. Learn how fossils were created. Make your own fossil replicas, including a velociraptor claw, a T-Rex tooth, and an insect trapped in amber. Participate in a mock archaeological dig and attempt to solve an ancient mystery.
Mad Machines & Crazy Contraptions
Children overcome a series of challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors, and most importantly, their minds. With a bit of ingenuity, they create catapults and forts, construct working light sabers, and fabricate a winning egg drop design. There will be amazing take home projects every day.
Secret Agent Lab
This program is part forensics and part "spy Science". Step into the shoes of a detective—uncover the science involved in evidence gathering and analysis. Students will create, collect, and analyze evidence and discover what skills are necessary as a crime scene lab technician. They will also sharpen their surveillance skills and crack encrypted messages as they practice spy craft.
NASA: Journey into Outer Space
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, and looking for space phenomena. Campers also build and launch their own rockets! This camp was developed in partnership with NASA.
Are you ready to take over the world with your cunning creations, or would you like to design machines that can save the planet? Children learn about the uses of robots in our world and spend time experimenting with amazing robots. They discover the science of circuits and how robots use sensors to explore things around them. They build their very own working robot to take home with them!
Science Mysteries & Fantastic Forces
This super science sampler lets kids investigate several science topics each day with cool take-home projects. Kids will be engineers, chemists, and stunt pilots! Your Mad Scientists will be shocked by what they learn about electricity, blown away by their experiments with air pressure, and use simple machines to build a rocket car.
Explore the natural world and the adaptations that allow birds and beasts to thrive. There is a new and different fun take-home project each day. Make plaster casts of animal tracks. Learn how animals protect themselves: survive icy cold like a polar bear and dissect oysters to see how they resist an annoying itch. Study the feeding habits of owls and look at the animal bones they leave behind.
BRIXOLOGY Engineering Camp
Using LEGO® bricks, kids build a different engineering-themed project in each class. They explore different engineering fields, including mechanical, structural, aerospace, nautical, and bioengineering. They use critical thinking, and creative problem-solving to test and improve their creations.
During this action-packed camp kids explore chemistry in a safe manner. With spectacular hands-on activities and amazing demonstrations, kids will both learn and apply the concepts, tools and techniques of real chemists. Campers will start by learning lab techniques and safety procedures, and then use these to mix crazy concoctions and chemical combos. Kids even get fun lab gear to take home!