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Camp Descriptions

Experiment Fun

Summer Break Camps

Camp Dates and Themes (Completed K-8)
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Completed K-1

June 2-6
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July 7-11
(FULL)
Astronaut Me! Prepare to become an astronaut by getting in shape, learning about the planets, and flying a mission in our mission simulator. See an IMAX and planetarium show about space.
June 9-13
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August 4-8
(FULL)

Grossology

Ewwww! Make slime, snot and goo; explore critters and crawlers; dissect a pellet of hair and bones coughed up by an owl; learn what makes your body create gas, and more.
June 16-20
(FULL)
&
July 14-18

Booms and Blastoffs

If it moves and makes noise, we will explore it! Learn about airplanes, helicopters, cars, rockets and more. Build and launch a rocket that goes over 100' in the air!
June 23-27 (FULL)
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July 28-Aug. 1
(FULL)
WeDo LEGOs and Robotics Build & learn with LEGOs and their popular DUPLO and WeDo sets. Make fun models of seesaws, vehicles, rafts, robots and more.

June 30-July 3
(FULL)

Jr. Detectives

Step into the shoes of a real-life crime scene detective. Learn about crime solving strategies and even solve your own “Who-dun-it?”
July 21-25
(FULL)
Wheels, Wings, and Moving Things Using LEGOs and other simple machines, campers will explore pulleys, levers, gears, wheels and axles while learning about energy, buoyancy, and balance.
August 11-15 Creature Feature

Learn about critters and creatures from across the globe, including butterflies, fish, polar bears, monkeys and many more! Learn about their habitats, their anatomy and how they survive. See several IMAX movies about animal adaptations!



Completed 2-3


June 2-6
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July 7-11
(FULL)
Astronaut Academy Fly missions in our space mission simulator, discover the solar system in our Planetarium, see liquid nitrogen prepare freeze dried snacks and conduct other "out of this world" experiments!
June 9-13
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August 4-8

Gross and Gooey Science

Get your hands dirty using everyday materials and learn cool science facts about many items you use daily.
June 16-20
(FULL)
&
July 14-18

Rockets, Racecars, and Rovers

Build and launch different types of rockets, airplanes, helicopters, and other flying machines. Also learn about and construct solar cars and create models of rovers that have gone into space!
June 23-27
(FULL)
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July 28-Aug. 1
(FULL)
Robo-Engineer Build and operate robots, and learn how motorized machines work. Use LEGOs to build levers, axles, wheel and pulleys.
June 30-July 3

Super Sleuths

Step into the shoes of a real-life crime scene detective and learn how to take fingerprints and analyze evidence. Solve your own “Who-dun-it?” with CSI: Camp Scientific Investigation!
July 21-25 Engineering Excitement Ignite your engineering creativity with robots, bridges, catapults, roller coasters, electricity and much more! Learn about waves, forces of motion and molecular structure though engaging activities and builds.
August 11-15 Critter Club

Take an up-close look at exotic creatures and their extreme environments. Learn about habitats and adaptations of ocean creatures, insects, mammals, and many other critters. See several IMAX movies about animal adaptations!


Completed 4-6*

June 2-6
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July 7-11
Space Exploration Become part of a space exploration team that is going to build a probe and launch it onto a comet while flying a mission simulation. Learn all about being an astronaut and what astronauts learn during their training. See an IMAX and planetarium show about space.
June 9-13

Movie Magic

How do they do that??? See movies in the IMAX theater and learn about 3D technology, claymation, and other movie-making techniques. Make your own movie to display on graduation day!
June 16-20
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July 14-18

Rockin' Rockets

Build and launch different types of rockets, airplanes, helicopters, and other flying machines. Learn how Newton's Laws of Motion affect all flying machines.
June 23-27
(FULL)
&
July 28-Aug. 1
Renegade Robots What is a robot? Learn all about robots and how they are used to help everyday life. Build LEGO NXT robots and program them to do various tasks like follow a line, respond to sound and movement and use your imagination to have them do more!
June 30-July 3
(FULL)

Forensics Frenzy

Learn how crimes are solved using forensic science. Put your observation skills to work, analyze fingerprints, and look for clues to solve the mystery!
July 21-25
(FULL)
Extreme Engineering Explore various disciplines in engineering including chemical and biomedical; civil and environmental; electrical; mechanical; manufacturing; and aerospace with robots, design challenges and much more!
August 4-8 Science of Sports Learn about momentum, velocity, and forces of motion as they relate to various team and individual sports. Discover how an athlete needs strength and stamina to excel, and even play a few pick-up games indoors and outdoors during camp!
August 11-15 Zany Zoologists

Enjoy several IMAX 3D movies while learning about different animals and their adaptations and habitats. Have fun doing experiments and activities about many different types of animals including lemurs, elephants, sharks and more!


Completed 6*-8

June 23-27
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July 28-Aug. 1
Robotics Level I (Basic) This is one of our most popular camps. Campers will conceive, design, build, and program multiple NXT robots throughout the week. Campers will document their scientific process and post their inventions and designs online.
June 30-July 3

Robotics Level II (Adv)

This is for campers who have experience and knowledge of basic building and programming of the NXT robots. Campers will use their imaginations to create advanced and more complicated robots that can do multiple tasks.
July 7-11

iAstronaut

Travel to the Moon and Mars during our space mission simulation. Help test the next generation of Challenger Moon Base Alpha mission software. Play the Moon Base Alpha video game while learning about the Moon and more.
July 14-18 Rocket Scientist This camp covers everything aerospace from airplanes to rockets. Camp culminates in building a multistage rocket that is launched at the College of Engineering that soars to over 200'!
July 21-25

Amusement Park Physics

Campers will explore forces and mechanics and build models to help study motion in preparation for experiencing the real thing on a field trip to Wild Adventures!

*Completed 6th graders may choose which camp they'd like to attend.


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For more information, please contact our camp coordinator at 850.645.7777 or sreaves@challengertlh.com.

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