Camps

An opportunity for students (grades 2-8) to immerse themselves in STEM learning during school breaks. Students explore a wide range of STEM content areas while building skills such as critical thinking, collaboration, creativity and communication.

Winter Camp

Multi-day themed Camp programs are offered during Thanksgiving, Winter, Spring, and Summer Breaks. Students rotate through 4 hands-on STEM lab activities daily. The first day of camp kicks off with a presentation by a guest STEM professional. The final day of camp includes a field trip.

Limited scholarships are available. See registration form for eligibility information.

To see a sample camp schedule, click below to view the PDF.

Sample Schedule

Winter Camp

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Curiosity exists in all of us, whether we want to circle back to 200 million years ago or investigate and solve a modern mystery. Stay tuned for more details.

Camp Hours: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Week 1: Dec 27 - Dec 28
Theme: We Dig Fossils

Week 2: Jan 2 - Jan 4
Theme: Forensic Fun

Scholarship:

Scholarship application will close on Friday, December 14, 2018 at 10:00am. Applicants will be notified of their status by Tuesday, December 18, 2018.

Spring Camp

Ocean Ambassador Camp was the theme for Spring Camp 2018. Students rotated through Chemistry, Engineering, Marine Biology, and Photography to learn about the science and engineering aspects of ocean conservation. Camp included a sea urchin dissection to understand how sea creatures live. Students also discovered how they can help protect our oceans and all its living organisms with a field trip to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography.

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Summer Camp

Weekly camps are held starting in June and ends in August. Stay tuned for details on Summer 2019!

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Highlights from Summer 2018:

Week 1: Bouncing into Physics
Field Trip: Rockin' Jump San Diego

Week 2: Critters, Creatures, & Computer Science
Field Trip: Children's Nature Retreat

Week 3: Mad Science
No Field Trip

Week 4: Booming Biology
Field Trip: Living Coast Discovery Center

Week 5: Saltwater Buddies!
Field Trip: Birch Aquarium

Week 6: Going Green
Field Trip: Pure Water SD - North Water City Reclamation Plant

Week 7: Under the Sea
Field Trip: Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Week 8: Science of Nature
Field Trip: The Natural History Museum

Week 9: Engineering Adventures
Field Trip: Belmont Park

Week 10: Animal Planet
Field Trip: San Diego Zoo

Thanksgiving Camp

MON/Nov 19 - WED/Nov 21

Our second annual Thanksgiving Camp introduced students to Computer Science. Students in grade 2 to 3 learned the building blocks that make up the web: HTML and CSS. Students in grade 4 to 5 learned to build a game using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Students in grade 6 to 8 learned how to control and fly the drone autonomously by writing code using Arduino.

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