4th - 5th 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 stacey.shrewsbury@heartland.edu for more information about summer camps.


STEAM Week Camp (for 5th-8th Grade)
Monday - Friday, June 12-16, 2017/1-4pm
$150/child

How's this for a fun take on STEAM? During this week long camp you will experiment with Sweets as we drop Mentos into pop, float chicks (the marshmallow variety only), and more. Then, we explore the science of Toys and how they work on Earth and in space. You will complete circuits as you learn about Electronics, prepare for a solar eclipse and find out what's in the sky with Astronomy activities. Finally, participate as astronaut in a simulated space Mission at the Challenger Learning Center. Light snacks will be provided, but if you have food allergies please bring your own snack.

Click here to register for June 12-16, 1-4pm.


Hogwarts Academy, Part 2 Camp (For 5th-8th Grade)
Monday - Friday, June 19-13, 2017/1-4pm, or
Monday - Friday, June 26-30, 2017/1-4pm (PONTIAC LOCATION)

$150/child

Whether you achieved an 'Outstanding' or 'Exceeds Expectations' on the Ordinary Wizarding Level (OWL) exam last summer or not, be sure to join us as we prepare for the Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Test (NEWT). During this updated week long camp, we begin with a refresher of OWL topics. Then, we explore official topics of NEWT-level magic including Protean Charms, advanced Transfigurations and Potions, and more. Light snacks will be provided, but if you have food allergies please bring your own snack.

Click here to register for June 19-23, 1-4pm.
Click here to register for June 26-30, 9am-12pm. (Pontiac)


Space Mission Possible: Return to the Moon
Thursday, June 22, 2017/9am-12pm
$30/child

Fly a mission to space leaving from the Challenger Learning Center. Conduct training, receive your mission team assignment and carry out your mission tasks to take a trip to the Moon! See if you have the right stuff to be an astronaut. Light snacks will be provided, but if you have food allergies please bring your own snack.

Click here to register for June 22, 9am-12pm.


Space Mission Possible: Voyage to Mars       
Friday, June 23, 2017/9am-12pm       
$30/child

Lift off from the Challenger Learning Center and fly a mission to space! Conduct mission training about the Red Planet, receive your mission team assignment and carry out your mission tasks to take a Voyage to Mars. See if you have the right stuff to be an astronaut. Light snacks will be provided, but if you have food allergies please bring your own snack.

Click here to register for June 23, 9am-12pm.


Space Mission Possible: Rendezvous with a Comet       
Thursday, June 29, 2017/9am-12pm       
$30/child

There's a mission to space with your name on it. Conduct mission training about comets, receive your mission team assignment, and carry out your mission tasks to Rendezvous with a Comet! See if you have the right stuff to be an astronaut. Light snacks will be provided, but if you have food allergies please bring your own snack.

Click here to register for June 29, 9-12pm.


Spaced-Out Science: Robots in Space
Wednesday, July 5, 2017/8:30am-4:30pm
 
$60/child

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
     
$60/child

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
     
$60/child

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.


Science SMACKDOWN Camp       
Monday - Wednesday, July 24-26, 2017/9am-12pm       
$90/child

Find out if you have what it takes to go head to head with science!  Each day will consist of hands-on activities to investigate different types of science. We'll explore catapults, heredity, geology, rockets, space, chemistry and more.  Light snacks will be provided, but if you have food allergies please bring your own snack.

Click here to register for July 24-26, 9am-12pm.


Are Aliens Out There? Camp
Thursday, July 27, 2017/9am-12pm
$30/child

Aliens are a popular subject in many movies but are they really out there? Learn about what aliens might look like and where they could come from at the Challenger Learning Center. Observe alien specimens and conduct an alien autopsy. Light snacks will be provided, but if you have food allergies please bring your own snack.

Click here to register for July 27, 9am-12pm.


Battlebots Camp
Friday, July 28, 2017/9am-12pm
$30/child

Learn about robotics at the Challenger Learning Center as you participate in an epic robotic battle! You will work with a team to create the best possible robot and go head to head with the other teams to see which robot wins. After the competition is over, see if you can modify your robot to improve its battle performance. Light snacks will be provided, but if you have food allergies please bring your own snack.

Click here to register for July 28, 9am-12pm.

Contact Us

Challenger Learning Center
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761
Phone: 309-268-8700
Fax: 309-268-7984
Emailclc@heartland.edu 

Stacey Shrewsbury

Lead Flight Director
Phone: 309-268-8701
Email:
Stacey.Shrewsbury@heartland.edu

Susan Evens

Flight Director
Phone: 309-268-8704
EmailSusan.Evens@heartland.edu

Libby Torbeck

Flight Director
Phone: 309-268-8702
EmailLibby.Torbeck@heartland.edu

Crystal Johnson

Program Assistant
Phone: 309-268-8374
EmailCrystal.Johnson@heartland.edu

Jenna Brewer

Registration & Records Assistant
Phone: 309-268-8707
EmailJenna.Floyd@heartland.edu