2nd - 3rd Grade Summer Camps
Check out these exciting and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) one day and multi day camps.
Register for any camp program before June 1, 2017 and receive a 10% discount. YEP Supervised Lunch is not eligible for the 10% discount.
Registration via Internet closes three days prior to first day of camp. Registration via phone or in person remains open until first day of camp.
Contact Stacey Shrewsbury at (309) 268-8701 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about summer camps.
Explore the Sky Camp
Monday - Wednesday, July 17-19, 2017/9am-12pm
Join us for an exciting fast-paced journey around the universe. Learn how to use a telescope and even make your own to take home. Examine planets and stars up close, learn constellations, map sunspots, construct take home models and astronomical instruments. Finally, take a ride through the Solar System in the CLC Athena Transport Module. Light snacks will be provided, but if you have food allergies please bring your own snack.
Click here to register for July 17-19, 9am-12pm.
Become a Toyologist Camp
Thursday, July 20, 2017/9am-12pm
You may have heard of a biologist, chemist and physicist, but a toyologist? Enroll in this exciting day camp and study toys! We will play with toys here on Earth, then watch how they behave in space. Once we finish our investigation you will use your engineering skills and imagination to invent or modify a toy, game or sport for life in microgravity. Light snacks will be provided, but if you have food allergies please bring your own snack.
Click here to register for July 20, 9am-12pm.
I Know What We're Gonna Do Today Camp
Friday, July 21, 2017/9am-12pm
Phineas and Ferb aren't the only ones who can invent really cool things that make summer vacation fun. Come to the Challenger Learning Center to find out more about engineering as we marvel at some of the greatest accomplishments of all time. The adventures begin when students head to the drawing board to plan and build their very own engineering creation from common household items. It's going to be one of the best 104 days of summer vacation. If you have food allergies, bring a snack.
Click here to register for July 21, 9am-12pm.
Spaced-Out Science: Robots in Space
Wednesday, July 5, 2017/8:30am-4:30pm
WALL-E, GOES 7, R2D2, Curiosity, Optimus Prime, and Robonaut - what do all of these robots have in common? They all play a role in exploration, whether it's on Earth, in space, or in a galaxy far, far away. Explore the different roles robots play in exploration and how they work. Find out what NASA mission you will be working with as you learn about circuits and programming. You'll also have the chance to get creative and make a robot of your own. Please remember to bring a lunch for the day. Light snacks will be provided, but if you have food allergies please bring your snack as well.
Click here to register for July 5, 8:30am-4:30pm.
Spaced-Out Science: Movies in Space
Thursday, July 6, 2017/8:30am-4:30pm
Laser swords, hyper speed, moving things with your mind?could these things we see in the movies really happen? Come to the CLC and investigate space on the big screen as you explore hands-on science activities, play games, and make projects that will get you thinking about science fact and science fiction. You'll even get to watch a movie in the CLC Space Station! Please remember to bring a lunch for the day. Light snacks will be provided, but if you have food allergies please bring your snack as well.
Click here to register for July 6, 8:30am-4:30pm.
Spaced-Out Science: Animals in Space (and on Earth)
Friday, July 7, 2017/8:30am-4:30pm
If you love animals, this is the camp for you! Conduct animal observations and create a snail habitat. Learn how animals have participated in the space program. Investigate the possibility of animals existing on other planets outside of our solar system. We may interact with one or more animal scientists in person. Please remember to bring a lunch for the day. Light snacks will be provided, but if you have food allergies please bring your snack.
Click here to register for July 7, 8:30am-4:30pm.