Camp Challenger: In accordance with recommendations from university administration, Camp Challenger spring camps (March 16-20, March 23 and April 10) are cancelled. We are offering full monetary refunds by request. Customers who do not wish to receive a monetary refund will receive a credit in the total amount paid toward future Camp Challenger programming.
Spring Camps 2020
3/16 - ChemQuest
K-1: Become a chemist! Make green pennies, experiment with baking soda & vinegar balloons and colored ice melts, mix up Oobleck and more.
2-3 (FULL): Mix it up in chem camp! Make plastic milk, create a fire snake, make lemon juice invisible ink and more.
4-5: Mix up some fun! Discover the science of chromatography, develop vinegar batteries, experiment with sublimation bubbles and more.
3/17 - Going Green
K-1: Go green! Make “Litter Bugs” and “Cheeto Bees,” explore botany by creating edible plant cells and more.
2-3 (FULL): You’re in luck! Compete in a leprechaun scavenger hunt, design solar-powered LEGO cars, explore the properties of recycled paper and more.
4-5: Become environmentally savvy! Make consumable water pods and compostable plant holders, explore the science of rainbows and more.
3/18 - Head to Toe
K-1: How does your body work? Build the digestive system, make a model spinal cord, compete in a skeleton relay race and more.
2-3 (LIMITED): All about anatomy! Perform a taste test, learn the functions of your organs and their locations through Pin-The-Organ-On-The-Body and more.
4-5: Become a neuroscientist! Explore how the brain and senses communicate, use distortion goggles to study the neurovestibular system and more.
3/19 - Camp Conservation
K-1 (FULL): Reduce, reuse, recycle! Discover balance in habitats and ecosystems, learn about endangered species and more.
2-3 (LIMITED): Be a warrior for the environment! Explore human freshwater use & threats to freshwater dolphins, complete a biodiversity scavenger hunt and more.
4-5: Become an ecologist! Explore endangered species using VR, discover threats to Florida sea turtles, make origami butterfly planters and more.
3/20 - Science of Sun
K-1 (FULL): Study the sun! Count sunspots, explore shadows, use light boxes, brush up on sun safety and more.
2-3 (LIMITED): Become a solar science scholar! Learn sun safety, discover why the sky is blue, make spectroscopes and more.
4-5: Discover the colors of the sun! Create an edible model of the sun, design a color filter wheel, perform vegetable chromatography and more.
3/23 - Take Flight
K-1: Explore the dynamics of flight! Build a paper airplane & launcher, design a helicopter, parachute or kite and more.
2-3 (FULL): Become an aeronaut! Design and test paper airplane, compete in a helicopter engineering challenge, learn aviation “firsts” in history and more.
4-5: Sharpen your engineering skills! Test paper airplane designs, explore pitch, roll & yaw, see a Bernoulli demonstration and more.
4/10 - Failure is Not an Option
K-1: Put your skills to the test! Design free-standing structures to withstand hurricanes, build a catapult, navigate an obstacle course and more.
2-3: It’s the anniversary of Apollo 13! Use teamwork in a space docking challenge, use Google Earth to perform planetary explorations and more.
4-5: Learn the story of Apollo 13! Build the “mailbox” device, compete in a robotic arm challenge, create moon dice and more.
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Day camps are $40/day – includes lunch and materials.
Requests for cancellation must be received in writing to the Challenger Learning Center prior to camp 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’s start date. Please allow approximately 30 days for refunds to be processed, unless payment was received by credit card.
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 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 must always have photo ID with them and be listed as an authorized individual on the registration form. Challenger Learning Center is 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 8:50 a.m. or departing later than 4:00 p.m. MUST be enrolled in the 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 fee. 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 campers will not be participating in extra camp activities during extended hours.
Lunch is provided daily. Lunch includes an entree (cheese or pepperoni pizza) and a healthy side. If preferred, your child may choose a corn dog, an all-beef hot dog or a vegetarian entree. You may provide your child with snacks, money to visit the concessions stand, and/or a lunch from home if preferred.
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. Our goal is to be educational as well as entertaining and campers are expected to abide by camp rules. With that as the objective, we anticipate that no camper is here who does not want to be here. Should any disciplinary problems occur, camp staff will contact the parent/guardian to discuss the child’s behavior, possible remediation and/or picking up their camper. Please do not send any toys, books, electronic devices, etc. with the camper unless approved by a camp counselor. If items from home are brought, they may only be used during extended care, lunch and recess. The CLC is not responsible for lost/stolen/broken items brought from home.
Should you need additional information, please call (850) 645-7777, weekdays from 7:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. For content/curriculum, contact our Education Manager at (850) 645-7787.
The registration form, online or hard copy (PDF), must be completed in its entirety and submitted no later than one week before the camp date. Camps are limited in size; therefore, registration applications will be processed on a first come, first serve basis. Registration is complete and confirmed upon receipt of full payment. You may
– download, complete, and return reservation form at the Challenger Learning Center in person
– download, complete, and fax (850.645.7784) completed reservation form to the Challenger Learning Center
DOWNLOAD RESERVATION FORM HERE OR fill out the online request form at the button above.
12pm to 10pm Sundays
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
The Challenger Learning Center is located on the beautiful Kleman Plaza in Downtown Tallahassee.