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Camp Descriptions


Summer Break Camps 2016

Kindergarten - 8th Grade
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Extended
care is available from 7:50am-9am and 4-6pm

NOTE: The camp grades are based on grades completed.

Summer Camp Themes and Descriptions


K-1

May 31-June 3

The Great Outdoors
Explore the world through the eyes of our IMAX film, National Parks Adventure. Includes hands-on experiments about making rocks, cupcake geology and how the land forms in our national and state parks. Includes field trip to Wakulla Springs. 
June 6-10
Tool Time

 

Learn all about the tools that engineers and scientists use when solving problems. Discover the materials and shapes that are best for building. Campers will build towers, bridges, domes and more from straws, craft sticks, food and more!
June 13-17 & July 18-22
Astronaut Academy

 

Go through astronaut boot camp and fly a simulated space mission, explore the universe in our planetarium and conduct "out of this world" experiments! Blast off into space making rockets of all kinds. Launch and build Estes Rockets. 
June 20-24 & July 25-29
WeDo Robots
Discover, build, and create using our LEGO DUPLO and WeDo robots! Make your own robot T-shirts and learn all about the robots and machines that help us in our daily lives. Campers will engineer fun models of a seesaw, vehicles, rafts and  more while learning about energy, buoyancy and balance. 
June 27-July 1
The Science of Seuss

 

Explore the world of Dr. Seuss from the Cat in the Hat to Bartholomew and the Oobleck.  making fish bowls and fish cupcakes, green eggs and ham, sky scopes, oobleck, and more. Go on a sound hunt and have a relay race balancing items on your head. 
July 5-8
Head to Toe Science
Roll up your sleeves - it's time to get messy! From gross to sticky to ooey and gooey, campers will get covered it in all! Campers will learn all about their heads, shoulder, knees and toes and more!
July 11-15
Super Heroes and Spies
Calling all superheroes and spies! Explore the science behind crime fighters of all types. Create disguises, learn about fingerprints, make your own compass, and more. 
August 1-5
Engineering Explorers FULL
Become a chemical, mechanical, electrical and industrial engineer all in one week! Experiment with chemicals, Snap Circuits, make a homemade flashlight and more. Use your imagination to solve problems with your inventions. 
August 8-12
Going Wild
Explore critters and creatures from across the globe, including  fish, polar bears, monkeys and many more! Learn about their habitats, their anatomy and how they survive! 


2-3

May 31-Jun 3 Earth Rocks! Explore the world  through the eyes of our IMAX film, National Parks Adventure. Includes hands-on experiments making crayon rocks, cupcake geology and how the land forms in our national and state parks. Includes field trip to Wakulla Springs. 
June 6-10 EdVentures in  Engineering and Minecraft Perform engineering challenges with craft sticks, cups and cubes and more. Learn about shapes and materials. Learn the science knowledge to improve your Mindcraft skills on three mornings of camp. 
June 13-17 3-2-1 Blastoff!
Blast off to space camp! Learn about our planets, build and launch your own rockets, conduct science experiments in our spacecraft simulator,  and become a space science engineer. Stellar shows in our planetarium and IMAX theaters included. 
June 20-24 Lego My Robot Use a combination of LEGO  WeDo and Early Simple machines kits to build and program many machines and robots; Explore pulleys, levers, gears, and wheels and axles while learning about robots, energy, and balance.
Jun 27-July 1 Seussical Science
What if you ran a Dr. Seuss zoo? Make Seussical creatures and cages for your Seussical zoo and even make origami fish. Explore the writing of Dr. Seuss and illustrate your own story in the style of Dr. Seuss. Make a Dr. Seuss character pillow.
July 5-8 Grossology Ewwww! Make slime, snot and goo; explore critters and crawlers; dissect an owl pellet of hair and bones coughed up by an owl; learn what makes your body create gas, and more.
July 11-15 Crime Fighters Whether a superhero or secret agent, campers explore the science behind crime fighters of all types. From creating a disguise to making a map of the CLC in a coded message to discovering the science behind super hero powers, campers will explore these worlds.
July 18-22 3-2-1 Blastoff!
Blast off to space camp! Learn about our planets, build and launch your own rockets, conduct science experiments in our spacecraft simulator,  and become a space science engineer. Stellar shows in our planetarium and IMAX theaters included. 
July 25-29 Lego My Robot
Learn all about robots and motorized machines. Use LEGO Simple Machines and WeDos to build and program machines, robots and crazy contraptions that help understand the real world. 
Aug 1-5 Inventioneering Campers will not only build their own inventions to solve current real-world problems, but will also explore and replicate inventions that have reshaped the world throughout history!
Aug 8-12 Amazing Animal Adventures Exploring 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! 

 

4-6

May 31-Jun 3

Journey to the Center of the Lithosphere

Become a geologist for a week. Explore Karst topography, sink holes, volcanoes, geysers and the geology of Florida and the US National Parks. Includes field trip to Marianna Caverns and the IMAX movie National Parks Adventure. 
June 6-10

Minecraft Mania FULL

Learn science and math with Minecraft? Of course you can! Campers use the power of math and matrices to create fantastic in-game working creations and simple mods and will collaborate together to build a massive re-creation of a real-life Tallahassee location. Work is on our local private Minecraft server, no personal account or device needed.
June 13-17 Space Heroes Fly missions in our space mission simulator, discover the solar system in our planetarium and IMAX theaters. Explore the world of being an astronaut with hands-on experiments and explorations. 
June 20-24 CLC Robot League Level 1 Join our robotics competition! Using Lego Mindstorms  NXTs - program, design, and build your own robots to compete in various challenges. Curriculum will also qualify you for a Boy Scouts Robotics Badge.
Jun 27-July 1 CLC Robot League Level 2
Designed for campers who have graduated at least one of our previous robot camps.  Take it to next level by creating amazing large scale Lego Mindstorms construction projects.
July 5-8 Weather Masters Become a meteorologist for a week! Learn all about our weather by building weather instruments and studying our weather STEM equipment. Take a field trip to the National Weather Service at FSU. See if you can predict the weather using meteorologist's tools. 
July 11-15 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!
July 18-22 Space Heroes Fly missions in our space mission simulator, discover the solar system in our planetarium and IMAX theaters. Explore the world of being an astronaut with hands-on experiments and explorations. 
July 25-29 CLC Robot League Level 1 Join our robotics competition! Using Lego Mindstorms  NXTs - program, design, and build your own robots to compete in various challenges. Curriculum will also qualify you for a Boy Scouts Robotics Badge.
Aug 1-5 Minecraft Mania FULL
Learn science and math with Minecraft? Of course you can! Campers use the power of math and matrices to create fantastic in-game working creations and simple mods and will collaborate together to build a massive re-creation of a real-life Tallahassee location. Work is on our local private Minecraft server, no personal account or device needed.
Aug 8-12 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 in several habitats. 

 

6-8

May 31-Jun 3 Journey to the Center of the Lithosphere Become a geologist for a week. Explore Karst topography, sink holes, volcanoes, geysers and the geology of Florida and the US National Parks. Includes field trip to Marianna Caverns and the IMAX movie National Parks Adventure. 
June 6-10

Minecraft Mania

FULL

Learn science and math with Minecraft? Of course you can! Campers use the power of math and matrices to create fantastic in-game working creations and simple mods and will collaborate together to build a massive re-creation of a real-life Tallahassee location. Work is on our local private Minecraft server, no personal account or device needed.
June 13-17 Flight Directors Take a trip to Kennedy Space Center to see the Space Shuttle Atlantis, Saturn V exhibit, rocket garden and more once you have completed your flight director training by flying a mission to the Moon and leading other campers as their flight director on their mission. 
June 20-24 CLC Robot League Level 1 Join our robotics competition! Using Lego Mindstorms EV3s -  program, design, and build your own robots to compete in various challenges. Curriculum will also qualify you for a Boy Scouts Robotics Badge.
Jun 27-July 1 CLC Robot League Level 2 Designed for campers who have graduated at least one of our previous robot camps, take it to next level and take on amazing large scale Lego Mindstorms construction projects.
July 5-8 Weather Masters Become a meteorologist for a week! Learn all about our weather by building weather instruments and studying our weather STEM equipment. Take a field trip to the National Weather Service at FSU. See if you can predict the weather using meteorologist's tools. 
July 11-15 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!
July 18-22 Movie Magic II: Feature Films Designed for graduates of the original Movie Magic camp, campers will have one week to collaborate together with their teammates to write, cast, light, shoot, edit, market, and release a full-scale short film.
July 25-29 Techtastic: Code Lab Harness the power of coding with your own take-home Raspberry Pi Zero; using programming to solve problems. Learn to install your own operating system, use programming to compose your own songs, and make their own website.
Aug 1-5 Techtastic: Print lab
Unleash your creativity and problem solving skills by printing out your own 3D objects via 3D printer! Create and design your own action figure, engineer its action features and printing method, and paint it to look as cool as you imagined it to be!
Aug 8-12 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, whales and more!

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


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