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.

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

Spring 2020 Camp

Registration Opens
Feb. 22

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Camp Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Theme: Coming Soon!

During Spring Camp 2019, students used chemistry, ecology, engineering, marine biology, and/or photography to investigate San Diego's water pollution problems and find solutions to resolve pollution in our community.

Details about Spring Camp 2020 releasing soon!

Summer 2020 Camp

Registration Opens
Feb. 22

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Camp Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Highlights from Summer 2019

Week 1: The Science of Coding
Week 2: Creatures of the Deep
Week 3: Explore Careers in STEM
Week 4: Outdoor Explorers
Week 5: Green Engineers
Week 6: Pollution Detectives
Week 7: Reaching for the Stars
Week 8: Save Water, Save Life
Week 9: The Science of Photography
Week 10: Geoengineering a Better Tomorrow

To view camp descriptions of the 2019 Summer Camps, please click the following: Camp Descriptions

Details about Summer Camp 2020 releasing soon!

Thanksgiving Camp 2020

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We are thankful for technology during 2019 Thanksgiving camp! Students explored 3-D printing, robotics, and drones!

Camp Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm

3-D PRINTING FUN!
[Grades 2 - 3]

Kids will design, engineer, and print 3-D models.

THE ROBOTICS CHALLENGE
[Grades 4 - 6]

Take our challenge and learn to build and code a robot.

The World of Drones
[Grades 7 - 8]

Learn to code a drone to fly autonomously.

Thanksgiving Camp 2020 details will be released in the Fall.

Winter 2020 Camp

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Camp Hours: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Highlights from Winter Camp 2019/2020

MON/December 30
Winter Animals [Grades 2 - 3]: Zoologists will learn about animal adaptations and weather conditions in cold environments.
Arctic Adventures [Grades 4 - 6]: Engineers and oceanographers will work together to explore cold regions’ natural conditions, changes, and engineering challenges.
Winter Storm Chasers [Grades 7 - 8]: Atmospheric researchers and climatologists will work together to study weather impacts on humans and other species around the world.


THU/January 2
Blizzard Wizards [Grades 2 - 3]: Engineers will design solutions to protect us from the storms!
All About Snow [Grades 4 - 6]: Oceanographers will study the sea ice conditions and animals’ adaptations to a changing environment.
Ice Exploration [Grades 7 - 8]: Engineers and climatologists will design ways to explore the sea ice conditions.


FRI/January 3
North Pole Explorers [Grades 2 - 3]: Engineers will design creatures that will survive in the North Pole using various models.
Cryptobiology: Mythical Creatures [Grades 4 - 6]: Dive into the mythical world using real science! Find out if certain creatures will survive in different habitats.
Astrobiology [Grades 7 - 8]: Take your knowledge of earth and space science to the next level with the study of extreme life right here on earth.

Winter Camp 2020 details will be released in the Fall.