summer camps (Ages 5-11)

​​​​ELEMENTARY CAMP - Ages 8-11

CREATIVE CODING
- 2 spots left 
May 30 – June 2 (4 days)

Campers practice keyboarding, learn coding commands to create fun apps and games they can play at home, and use offline activities to understand computational thinking. Campers are encouraged to bring their own tablet or laptop (a physical keyboard is needed for coding projects), but we have a few to share.
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GARDENOLOGY
June 5-9 

Learn the science of gardening. Campers learn how soil type and fertilizer affect plants, study organisms that are helpful and harmful to garden plants, investigate plant cells using microscopes, and create garden-friendly art projects. 
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MAD SCIENCE
 - FULL
June 12-16

This week, campers conduct laboratory experiments involving chemical reactions, experiment with polymers, learn the science of soaps and lip balm, and separate pigments with chromatography. We also explore electricity and magnetism with circuits and an electromagnet challenge.
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ECOSYSTEM EXPLORERS
June 19-23

Campers explore the ecosystems of the world, conduct experiments based on different environments and habitats, and learn how creatures can live in some extreme conditions. Kids create a habitat for a new creature they learn about, make a terrarium, and create nature-inspired art. We will be spending lots of time outside this week.
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AEROSPACE AND ASTRONOMY
June 26-30

Campers learn about space and space exploration as they make and test a space shuttle glider, design and launch rockets, explore constellations, planets, moons and comets, and make a scale model of our solar system.
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PIRATES & TREASURES
July 5-7 (3 days) 

Campers learn about the science pirates used to sail the seven seas, and find out that shipworms are not really worms at all. Kids read real maps, make treasure maps, learn the science of gemstones, and use buoyancy principles to try to sink our enemy’s ships.
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SHARK SCIENCE
July 10-14

This week, campers investigate sharks and their anatomy, and how researchers study sharks. We track migration patterns and create an investigative report on their favorite shark. Campers create shark tooth jewelry, and study shark skin under a microscope.
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BIOMED SCIENCE
July 17-21

This week we study how the body works, use microscopes to see what different types of cells look like, and even investigate a real (not human) heart and brain. Our Doctors-In-Training learn basic first aid and care for animals, as well as use art to remember what they have learned.
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MARINE BIOLOGY
July 24-28

Campers discover what it is really like to study ocean habitats as creatures as they learn about saltwater tanks, experiment with buoyancy, learn about ocean currents and habitats and dissect different marine organisms, and use landscape art to create a coral reef scene.
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ROCKS, GEMS AND FOSSILS
- 2 spots left
July 31-August 4

Campers explore rocks, gems and fossils, learn how they formed and practice classifying them. We experiment by creating and destroying landforms, and make crystals and fossil replicas. Campers investigate their favorite dinosaur, and tell us how they think they lived.
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SCIENCE OF SUPER POWERS
August 7-9 (3 days)

Campers develop their super powers as they study the science of elasticity, invisibility, magnetism and more. And YES, they can come dressed as their Superhero alter ego if they want!
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Sign your kids up for a fun-filled summer at Discover Science Center. Kids will learn about sharks and jellyfish, explore our solar system and launch rockets, and investigate cells and body systems. Our science camps are enhanced with art and creativity projects to help kids integrate what they have learned during the week. See what a day of camp (ages 5-11) at Discover Science Center looks like here. 

 

Camp Information:

Elementary Camps (ages 5-11)

  • 8:30am-4:30pm - $275/week

  • Extended hours from 8:00am until 5:30pm are available - $325/week 

  • Half-day camps (1:30pm-4:30pm) are available for most camps (not May 30-June 2 or July 5-7) - $150/week

  • Campers should bring two snacks, lunch, and a water bottle each day.


2017 SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE:

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​​​ELEMENTARY CAMP - Ages 5-7

YOUNG CODERS - FULL
May 30 – June 2 (4 days)
Young coders use “unplugged” activities to learn how computers work and the logic of programming, practice basic coding skills with Moana, Frozen, Minecraft and Star Wars themes, and create art related to computers and coding. Campers are encouraged to bring their own device or laptop, but we have a few to share.

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JUNIOR GARDENERS - 2 SPOTS OPENED UP!
June 5-9
Explore how our gardens grow. This week, kids learn about the science of gardening, look at creatures that keep our gardens healthy, explore different types of seeds and how they grow, and create garden-art projects. We spend lots of time outside this week.

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YOUNG CHEMISTS
- FULL
June 12-16
Kids love potions. This week the young campers explore chemistry by creating potions that change color, fizz, bubble and smoke. Kids learn about polymers with water balls and slime, make non-Newtonian fluids, and create art projects using paint they make themselves.

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NATURE INVESTIGATORS - 2 spots left
June 19-23
Explore the world around us as we investigate nature. Young campers learn where water goes, look at creatures that live in aquatic and marine habitats, investigate owl pellets, and explore what lives in and under old logs. Kids learn how to press leaves and create nature-inspired art. We will be spending lots of time outside this week.

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SPACE EXPLORERS - FULL
June 26-30
Campers study space by exploring our solar system, building and launching rockets, learning about freeze-dried food, and conducting experiments using the sun’s rays. Space explorers design and build a space station, make glow-in-the-dark planets, and create galaxy-inspired art.

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PIRATE AND MERMAID SCIENCE 
July 5-7 (3 days)

Young campers learn how pirate ships float and mermaids swim, build catapults, and learn about mermaid’s turtle and dolphin friends. It is always fun to dress up as pirates and mermaids, so campers get creative making pirate hats and mermaid fins, and create stories about their adventures on and in the sea.

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SHARK WEEK 
July 10-14

Of course we have to have Shark Week! Learn more about sharks, what they look like, how they swim, what they eat, where they live, and what their skin looks like under a microscope. Young campers create shark tooth jewelry and shark skin, make shark bookmarks, and more.

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MINI-MED AND VET SCHOOL - 
FULL
July 17-21
Campers learn about the tools doctors and veterinarians use, study how our bodies and our pets’ bodies work, get grossed out with fake brains, burps and dog farts, and investigate germs. As always, campers create awesome art projects related to their med school adventures.

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OCEANS AND BEACHES - FULL
July 24-28
Young campers explore the beach and ocean this week. They learn how sand is made, hold sea stars and sea urchins, experiment with water density, dissect a squid, make salt-water paintings, create sand art and more.

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YOUNG GEOLOGISTS
July 31-August 4

This week, campers investigate characteristics of rocks and gemstones, learn about crystallization as they create their own “geodes,” study fossils and learn how they formed, and dig like an archeologist as they search for prehistoric life forms. 

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SUPERHERO SCIENCE
August 7-9 (3 days)
Kids experiment with the superpowers of physics, learn about the animal abilities of some Superheroes, even practice Superhero moves. And YES, they can come dressed as their Superhero alter ego if they want!

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​2500 Old Alabama Rd., Suite 5

Roswell, GA 30076    

770 641-9336