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What you Need to Know

Camp Descriptions & Dates

Grades K-5 Hours*

  • Morning Drop-off: 8:45 a.m.-9 a.m.
  • Morning Camp: 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • Morning Pick-up: 12 p.m.
  • Afternoon Drop-off: 12:45 p.m.-1 p.m.
  • Afternoon Camp: 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
  • Afternoon Pick-up**: 4 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

SciVentures: Grades 6-8

  • SciVentures Morning Drop-off: 8:45 p.m.-9 a.m.
  • Lunch: 12 p.m.-1 p.m.
  • SciVentures: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • SciVentures Afternoon Pick-up**: 4 p.m.-4:15 p.m.
Summer Camp 2019

*Please note that we will only be offering half-day camp sessions for grades K-5 in 2021.
**We will not offer extended care for 2021 camps.

Grades K-1 | Grades 2-3 | Grades 4-5 | Grades 6-8

Please Note

We may add more camp dates soon. It is recommended to periodically check back for additional details.

Grades K-1 Camps

Constructed Creations 

Pyramids, bridges, arches and towers—humans have built them all and, in this camp, you will too!  We will Investigate the shapes and structures all around us, learn how major monuments were made, and apply those skills to design and build our own city!  

  • June 28-July 2 (AM or PM)
  • July 19-July 23 (AM or PM)

Magic Tree House® Explorers

Like Jack and Annie, young campers will enter the Magic Tree House® for an exciting space mission. We will explore and learn about the International Space Station, visit a real live observatory, and take a closer look at the Moon in this exciting camp. Daily story time will be an important part of this Magic Tree House® journey! 

  • June 21-June 25 (AM or PM)
  • July 12-July 16 (AM or PM)

Dino Detectives 

Calling all dinosaur enthusiasts! What do we know about dinosaurs? Making Triceratops masks and getting to know a Tyrannosaurus Rex are just the beginning of the fun as campers explore what the world was like when dinosaurs roamed the Earth.   

  • June 14-June 18 (AM or PM)
  • July 5-July 9 (AM or PM)
  • July 26-July 30 (AM or PM)

Grades 2-3 Camps


Harness your inner magician as we explore the science of magic! Can you make water disappear? Can you make metal float? Learn the science behind amazing tricks and illusions and put your knowledge to the test as you prepare a science magic show. You’ll be on your way to becoming a Morehead magician as fast as you can say LABracadabra! 

  • June 21-June 25 (AM or PM)
  • July 12-July 16 (AM or PM)
Kids' hands in a pan with water during experiment

Coding 101*

Get ready to decipher coding language and crack open a computer in this fun and interactive camp. Coding 101 will teach programming through fun activities involving all kinds of new technology and well known titles such as Minecraft and Scratch. We’ll kick off this camp by programming and controlling robots!

*Note: There is a $40 technology fee for this camp.

  • June 14-June 18 (AM or PM)
  • July 5-July 9 (AM or PM)
  • July 26-July 30 (AM or PM)

Potion Productions 

What “potions” do we use every day? Let’s asses the effectiveness of your homemade toothpaste, learn about polymers by making glue, and taste test your own cola recipe. Develop the best version of your choice of product and create clever advertisements to support it. This camp is great fun for young scientists AND entrepreneurs! 

  • June 28-July 2 (AM or PM)
  • July 19-July 23 (AM or PM)

 Grades 4-5 Camps

Computer Science: Coding 201*

You’ve learned the basics; now level up with Coding 201! We will take a deeper look into the world of programming through cool new technology and activities. Although this a more in-depth introduction to the world of coding, Coding 101 is not required to enroll in this camp.   

*Note: There is a $40 technology fee for this camp.

  • June 21-June 25 (AM or PM)
  • July 12-July 16 (AM or PM)

Chemistry: Reactions in Action 

Let’s spend a week exploring chemistry in this exciting camp. We will learn about atoms, molecules, acids, bases, and chemical reactions with a packed schedule full of hands-on experiments! Campers will experiment with freezing points using ice cream and explore the science of fireflies by making glow their own sticks! 

  • June 14-June 18 (AM or PM)
  • July 5-July 9 (AM or PM)
  • July 26-July 30 (AM or PM)

Astronomy: Stellar Explorations 

Look to the sky – what can you see? Even without a telescope, our eyes can tell us a lot more than you might think. In this camp, learn to identify constellations, planets and lunar craters and find the International Space Station as it travels overhead.  We will also visit the planetarium to explore the Earth, the solar system and the universe!  

  • June 28-July 2 (AM or PM)
  • July 19-July 23 (AM or PM)
SciVentures Summer Camp 2019

SciVentures: Grades 6-8 Enrichment Programs

SciVentures: Drone Zone

Design, construct and test your own personal drone. Explore the laws of physics and what makes things fly. At the end of camp, campers will get to take their highflying drone home! 

  • June 14-June 18
  • June 21-June 25
  • June 28-July 2

SciVentures: Make & Create

This full day experience for middle school students is all about inspiring creativity. Students will participate in maker challenges that explore a wide range of disciplines and develop creative projects will help them hone their technical and artistic skills. Participants will bring home new creations throughout the week as they learn about electricity, hydraulics, and the creative engineering process.

  • July 5-July 9
  • July 12-July 16
  • July 19-July 23
  • July 26-July 30