Our STEAM-themed camps feature hands-on activities led by experienced educators.
Challenger Learning Center’s Camp Challenger strives to ensure campers have fun in a safe and educational atmosphere. At the Challenger Learning Center, campers are guaranteed focused attention with a ratio of at least one educator for every eight children.
If a camp is marked *FULL* and you would like your camper to be added to the waiting list, please select the camp. You will be notified if and when a space becomes available. You will be asked for payment at that time.
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October 18, 2021: Spooky Science
Have a spooktacular time at Camp Challenger’s Spooky Science October day camp. K-5th grade appropriate activities may include: making and solving spooky puzzles, growing gummi bears, learn about bones through the study of the skeletons, make glow in the dark slime, build a haunted house for robots, and perform spooky dry ice experiments.
November 22, 2021: Spark Your Imagination
Your student will have an electrifying good time charging up their imagination and activating their science skills while learning about electricity and energy! K-5th grade appropriate activities may include: racing soda cans, making and designing Play-Dough circuits, using Snap Circuits to create art, make jumping Goo, create human circuits with fellow campers, build an electrical dancer, and use a conductor and insulator detector.
November 23, 2021: Feast, Food and Fun
It’s the perfect time of the year to explore the Science of Food. K-5th grade appropriate activities may include: make art with various foods, dye eggs with Kool-Aid, learn the science of taste tasting and taste buds, create an artificial digestive goo, dig and track human activity through biowaste, test pH levels with cabbage, create floating vegetable canoes, and grill up some S’mores in a solar oven.
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Day Camps are $50 per day which includes lunch and materials. No sibling discounts apply to day camps. Active family membership holders receive a 10% discount ($45 per day).
Please complete your online registration no later than one week before the camp date. Within one week of a camp start date, we will accept registration, including walk-ups, if space permits. Please register as early as possible, as most camps often reach capacity. Camps are limited in size; therefore, registration applications will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is complete and confirmed on receipt of full payment. Spots will not be held without payment. If payment is not received and a camp reaches capacity, your child will be placed on a waiting list for that camp and you will be notified if and when a space becomes available. You will be asked for payment at that time.
Requests for cancellation must be received in writing by the Challenger Learning Center prior to camp session start date. Full refunds will be allowed for written requests received two weeks in advance of the camp’s start date. Half refunds will be allowed for written requests received one week in advance of the camp’s start date. No refunds will be granted after the camp session start date. Please allow approximately 30 days for refunds to be processed. Payment received by credit card will be credited back within one week.
Camps will be conducted at the Challenger Learning Center on Kleman Plaza from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., unless enrolled in extended care. Parents/guardians must designate on this registration form authorized individuals to drop off/pick up campers if parents/guardians are unable to do so. Parents/guardians and/or authorized individuals must accompany campers into the building and sign them in and out every day. Parents/guardians and/or authorized individuals must always have photo ID with them and be listed as an authorized individual. We are located at 200 South Duval St., on the corner of College Ave. and South Duval St.
Extended Care is available to accommodate busy schedules. Campers arriving earlier than 8:45 a.m. or departing later than 4:10 p.m. MUST be enrolled in Extended Care. Campers enrolled in AM Extended Care may sign in as early as 7:45 a.m. For PM Extended Care, campers may be signed out any time before 6:00 p.m. to avoid a $1/minute late charge. AM Extended Care, 7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., is $5/day. PM Extended Care, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., is $5/day. You must indicate on the registration form that you plan to participate in Extended Care and include the cost in your camp payment. Extended Care is supervised play. Campers will not be participating in additional camp curriculum during this time. Campers are authorized to bring their own toys, electronic devices, etc. for use during Extended Care.
Lunch is provided daily and includes an entree and at least one side. Water is provided throughout the day. You may provide a lunch from home. Please choose one lunch selection for each day on the registration form.
Kindergarten to 3rd graders will be able to purchase concessions at check-in each day. 4th & 5th will have time to visit the concessions stand. You may also provide snacks from home.
Camper pick-up/drop-off parking is available in the Kleman Plaza parking garage or at metered street spots. Bring your Kleman Plaza parking ticket into the CLC with you and CLC staff will validate tickets obtained within 30 minutes. Please note: you could be ticketed or towed for parking at the U.S. Post Office or in the loading zone on College Ave.
Camps are designed for the enjoyment and benefit of all campers enrolled, and campers are expected to abide by camp rules. Our goal is to be educational as well as entertaining. With that as the objective, we anticipate that no camper is here who does not want to be. Should any disciplinary problems occur, we will contact the parent/guardian to discuss the misbehavior and/or to pick up their camper.
Should you need additional information, please contact our Sales Coordinator at (850) 645-7777 firstname.lastname@example.org. For content/curriculum and field trip questions, contact our Education Manager at (850) 645-7787.
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Camp counselors, as well as volunteers, are made up of teachers, students pursuing a degree in education, professionals with an extensive science background and/or individuals experienced with child care or best practices in education.
Additionally, in order to maintain a secure atmosphere, all camp staff completes a Level 2 background check and all camp staff will check identification of individuals picking up children.
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12pm to 10pm Sundays
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
The Challenger Learning Center is located on the beautiful Kleman Plaza in Downtown Tallahassee.