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

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

Grades K-1 Camps

Each Grades K-1 camp listed below will include AM and PM sessions.

Aquatic Animal Adventures 

Splish! Splash! What kinds of animals like to be wet? Join us as we explore puddles, lakes, rivers and oceans. Design whale outfits and create tadpoles that become frogs. Get your bathing suits ready because it’s going to be a wet ride!  

  • June 13 – June 17 
  • July 5* –  July 8
  • July 25 – July 29 

*No camp will be held on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. This will be reflected in camp pricing.

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 20 – June 24 
  • July 11 –  July 15 
  • August 1 – August 5 

Fossil Finders

Discover the treasures beneath your feet! Acting as geologists, “Fossil Finders” campers discover how rocks form. As paleontologists, they unearth fossils, and as biologists, they search for life underground. This camp really “rocks!” 

  • June 27 – July 1 
  • July 18 – July 22 

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 13 – June 17 
  • July 5* –  July 8
  • July 25 – July 29 

*No camp will be held on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. This will be reflected in camp pricing.

Our Closest Star

Let’s take a closer look and learn all about our nearest star: the Sun! In this stellar camp we will make sun prints, build mini sundials and learn how the sun helps us in our everyday lives. By the end of the week, we will all learn why the Sun is so important to our planet and to us.

  • June 20 – June 24 
  • July 11 –  July 15 
  • August 1 – August 5 

The Air Up There

Everyone has probably seen something flying through our skies. But what kinds of things can fly through the air and who made important discoveries about flight? We will answer these questions and more as we learn all about the science behind flight. Students will create, experiment with, and fly their own inventions every day. 

  • June 27 – July 1 
  • July 18 – July 22 

Grades 2-3 Camps

Each Grades 2-3 camp listed below will include AM and PM sessions.

A Piece of Mind

Your brain controls everything you do. Learn about how important your brain is as you journey inside the body’s command center! Optical illusions, mazes and even ice cream sundaes will help demonstrate how the brain controls your senses, actions, thoughts and moods. Along the way, we might even discover how to boost your brain power! 

  • June 20 – June 24 
  • July 11 –  July 15 
  • August 1 – August 5 

LABracadabra  

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 13 – June 17 
  • July 5* –  July 8
  • July 25 – July 29 

*No camp will be held on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. This will be reflected in camp pricing.

Kids' hands in a pan with water during experiment

Light Up My World

Why does your shadow change shape? Why is the sun so bright? Why is the sky blue? Through experimentation and creative play, campers will make rainbows, measure time with shadows, and discover how scientists use light to learn about the Universe. This camp is bound to be illuminating! 

  • June 27 – July 1 
  • July 18 – July 22 

Magic Tree House® Researchers

How many stars in the starry night sky?  If we flew to the Sun, how long would we fly?  Will we travel to planets, and will it be soon?  Will we ever be able to live on the Moon?  How does it feel to journey through space?  And why is our Earth so special a place?  Discover the answers to these and more Magic Tree House® riddles about astronomy and space science!

  • June 20 – June 24 
  • July 11 –  July 15 
  • August 1 – August 5 

Star Stories

“Star Stories” campers discover the mysteries of the night as seen through the eyes of Indian, Mayan, Greek, Egyptian and Native American cultures. Then they use their new knowledge to help present a show in the GSK Fulldome Theater. 

  • June 27 – July 1 
  • July 18 – July 22 

The Wright Stuff

How did the Wright brothers know about flying machines?  They used scientific thinking, experiments, and data collection.  By observing birds, experimenting with flying toys, and creating model airplanes, campers will get it right like the Wright brothers! 

  • June 13 – June 17 
  • July 5* –  July 8
  • July 25 – July 29 

*No camp will be held on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. This will be reflected in camp pricing.

 Grades 4-5 Camps

Each Grades 4-5 camp listed below will include AM and PM sessions.

Astronomy: Interstellar Voyage

Blast off to adventure! Through hands-on activities and daily visits to the GSK Fulldome Theater, campers explore gravity, fusion and the life cycle of stars. They also work together to create a “space station” where they can further explore the mysteries of space. 

  • June 20 – June 24 
  • July 11 –  July 15 
  • August 1 – August 5

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 27 – July 1 
  • July 18 – July 22 

Computer Science: Coding Adventures

Through creative and hands-on projects, campers will learn the fundamentals of programming. Skills will build from understanding sequence and problem solving to working on beginner programming platforms.

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

  • June 13 – June 17 
  • July 5* –  July 8
  • July 25 – July 29 

*No camp will be held on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. This will be reflected in camp pricing.

Engineering: LEGO Camp

Physics and engineering come to life when we get to use LEGO® building bricks. We will use simple machines to complete impressive projects— wheels, axles, and gears to make cars, pulleys to make cranes, and levers to make trebuchets! On our last day we will put it all together to build a Rube Goldberg machine or an entire LEGO® city! 

  • June 13 – June 17 
  • July 5* –  July 8
  • July 25 – July 29 

*No camp will be held on Monday, July 4 in observance of Independence Day. This will be reflected in camp pricing.

Environmental Science: Wilderness Survival

What would you do if you found yourself in an unknown land? Campers will learn how to navigate using compasses, GPS units, the stars and more! By the end of the week, they’ll add animal observation, fire building, and teamwork to their survival skillset. 

  • June 27 – July 1 
  • July 18 – July 22 

Oceanography: Marine Mysteries 

Humans know more about the surface of the Moon than about Earth’s sea floor. Build a model submarine and take a dive to learn how creatures use camouflage in the deep ocean. Design a new fish species and make a map of your own sea floor creations. There’s an ocean of mysteries waiting to be discovered! 

  • June 20 – June 24 
  • July 11 –  July 15 
  • August 1 – August 5 
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 13 – June 17 
  • June 20 – June 24 
  • June 27 – July 1 

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.

  • June 13 – June 17 
  • June 20 – June 24 
  • June 27 – July 1 

SciVentures: Colonizing Mars

Why haven’t we been to Mars yet? In this full day experience, participants will explore the answer to this question and more, as they learn about some of the essentials for space travel and colonization. Look into the history of space travel, build rockets, grow bacteria, test soil viability and try to design a working human habitat for an alien planet in this SciVentures journey. 

  • July 25 – July 29 
  • August 1 – August 5