Camp Challenger Summer 2022

Our STEAM-themed camps feature hands-on activities led by experienced educators. Challenger Learning Center strives to ensure campers have fun in a safe and educational atmosphere. Campers are guaranteed focused attention with a ratio of at least one educator for every eight children.

Registration is now open. Now is the time to purchase a family membership and receive 10% off all summer camps! Click here to purchase your membership today

Camp curriculum is age appropriate and is designed to provide “hands-on, minds-on” learning experiences for each grade level (completed grades K-8). Specific camp activities are subject to change. All Minecraft activities listed below will be conducted on Challenger Learning Center’s secure server. Some camps have additional fees, indicated in the descriptions below and on the registration form.

Summer Camps 2022

Grade Completed: K-1 Camps

Costs: One week of camp is $200. Four-day camps are $180 per week. Day camps are $50 per day. Family membership holders receive 10% off each camp ($180 per week, $162 per four-day camp, $45 per day camp).

Additional Fees: *=$15 **=$30

(FULL)Day Camp: Thursday, May 26th

Mini Meteorologists: Become a meteorologist for a day! Create your own weather instrument, engineer a building capable of withstanding natural disasters, produce a weather report and more.

(FULL)Day Camp: Friday, May 27th

Creative Coders: Discover the exciting language of technology! Learn to code with food, program robots to complete specific tasks, and more.

(FULL)Week 1 (4-Day Camp): May 31st – June 3rd

Grossology: Explore all things yucky! Make snot slime, examine germs in a petri dish, and more ooey-gooey activities.

(FULL)Week 2: June 6th – June 10th

Ocean Explorers: Celebrate World Ocean Day! Make ocean animals, experiment with buoyancy in saltwater and freshwater environments, see Under the Sea in IMAX and more.

(FULL)Week 3: June 13th- June 17th

Ms. Frizzle Science: Seatbelts, everyone! Dig into space science, physics, plants and more with Ms. Frizzle from The Magic School Bus and through hands-on, minds on activities.

(FULL)Week 4: June 20th- June 24th

Future Problem Solvers: Put on your thinking caps! Brainstorm innovative solutions to everyday problems, design a prototype, invent an amusement park ride, complete STEAM challenges and more.

(FULL)Week 5: June 27th – July 1st*

Minecrafters in Space: Do you have what it takes to survive in outer space? Build a Mars rover, take a lesson in space survival, put your new survival skills on a distant planet in Minecraft and more.

(FULL)Week 6 (4-Day Camp): July 5th-July 8th

Science Explorers: Explore ecology, geology, biology and more! Build an edible ecosystem, explore electricity with snap circuits, study alongside geologists from the Florida Geologic Survey and more.

(FULL)Week 7: July 11th-July 15th

Robot Relay: Race on over to robotics central! Build a racetrack with Ozobots, engineer an animal habitat with Bee-Bots, test your speed with Dot and Dash robots and more.

(FULL)Week 8: July 18th – July 22nd*

The Nature of Minecraft: Become one with nature using technology! Explore the math and science behind Minecraft with exercises in biodiversity, water and waves, the importance of bees and more.

(FULL)Week 9: July 25th – July 29th*

Animal Exploration: Let’s get wild! Explore the animal kingdom, engineer a habitat, visit the Tallahassee Museum, experience Superpower Dogs in IMAX and more.

(FULL)Week 10: Aug 1st – Aug 5th**

ARTEMIS Astronauts: Train like an astronaut! Fly to the Moon in the Space Mission Simulator, travel among the stars in the Downtown Digital Dome, build and launch a rocket and more.

(FULL)Day Camp: Monday, Aug 8th

Culinary Cook-Off: Put your cooking skills to the test! Experiment with kitchen chemistry to create a culinary masterpiece, race to make ice cream, build a solar oven, make bread dough and more.

(FULL)Day Camp: Tuesday, Aug 9th

Full STEAM Ahead: All aboard! Experience all areas of STEAM by engineering a recycling-sorting machine, using imagination and creativity to write stories, building Rube Goldberg machines, crafting a musical instrument and more.

Grade Completed: 2-3 Camps

Costs: One week of camp is $200. Four-day camps are $180 per week. Day camps are $50 per day. Family membership holders receive 10% off each camp ($180 per week, $162 per four-day camp, $45 per day camp).

Additional Fees: *=$15 **=$30

(FULL)Day Camp: Thursday, May 26th

Mini Meteorologists: Become a meteorologist for a day! Create your own weather instrument, engineer a building capable of withstanding natural disasters, produce a weather report and more.

(FULL)Day Camp: Friday, May 27th

Creative Coders: Discover the exciting language of technology! Learn to code with food, program robots to complete specific tasks, and more.

Week 1 (4-Day Camp): May 31st – June 3rd

Anatomy Antics:  How does the body work? Play “Eye” Spy with parts of the eye, dissect owl pellets, build edible sensory organs and more.

(FULL)Week 2: June 6th – June 10th*

Marine Minecrafters: Dive deep into the math and science behind Minecraft! Engineer an undersea city, problem-solve with physics, engage in Minecraft Education’s Aquatic Adventures and more.

(FULL)Week 3: June 13th- June 17th

Superhero Science: ZING, POW, WOOSH! Dive into the science behind superhero powers including Spiderman’s dives and Thor’s thunder power, watch Superpower Dogs in IMAX and more.

(FULL)Week 4: June 20th- June 24th

Building Engineers: Get creative with engineering! Compete in building challenges, build Rube Goldberg machines with Spherobots, visit with an engineer and more.

(FULL)Week 5: June 27th – July 1st

LEGO Animation: Let your imagination run wild! Write a story using LEGO Story Kits, explore stop animation with Stick Bots, realize the art of storytelling and more.

(FULL)Week 6 (4-Day Camp): July 5th-July 8th

Science A to Z: Everything from archeology, biology and climatology to zoology! Excavate and examine objects with digital microscopes, build animal habitats and more.

(FULL)Week 7: July 11th-July 15th

Robots & Rovers: Robots and rovers are everywhere, from outer space to the ocean floor! Build, code and operate robots, engineer an obstacle course to the Lunar Gateway, problem-solve on the way to Mars and more.

(FULL)Week 8: July 18th – July 22nd*

Minecraft Architects: Art + engineering = Minecraft design! Discover the creative science of architecture by building a theme park, learning the strength of triangles in building structures, experiencing Dream Big in IMAX and more.

(FULL)Week 9: July 25th – July 29th*

Zany Zoologists: Show your wild side! Study animal ecology, create a primate habitat, see Island of Lemurs: Madagascar in IMAX, visit the Tallahassee Museum and more.

(FULL)Week 10: Aug 1st – Aug 5th**

One Small Step: Embark on a journey to the Moon! Take flight in the Space Mission Simulator, build and launch a rocket, see Fly Me to the Moon in the Downtown Digital Dome and more.

Day Camp: Monday, Aug 8th

Culinary Cook-Off: Put your cooking skills to the test! Experiment with kitchen chemistry to create a culinary masterpiece, race to make ice cream, build a solar oven, make bread dough and more.

Day Camp: Tuesday, Aug 9th

Full STEAM Ahead: All aboard! Experience all areas of STEAM by engineering a recycling-sorting machine, using imagination and creativity to write stories, building Rube Goldberg machines, crafting a musical instrument and more.

Grade Completed: 4-5 Camps

Costs: One week of camp is $200. Four-day camps are $180 per week. Day camps are $50 per day. Family membership holders receive 10% off each camp ($180 per week, $162 per four-day camp, $45 per day camp).

Additional Fees: *=$15 **=$30

Day Camp: Thursday, May 26th

Mini Meteorologists: Become a meteorologist for a day! Create your own weather instrument, engineer a building capable of withstanding natural disasters, produce a weather report and more.

Day Camp: Friday, May 27th

Creative Coders: Discover the exciting language of technology! Learn to code with food, program robots to complete specific tasks, and more.

(FULL)Week 1 (4-Day Camp): May 31st – June 3rd

Fun with Forensics: Calling all crime solvers! Investigate genetics with fingerprints and DNA, solve a crime by dissecting a crime scene, enjoy a visit from a forensics specialist and more.

(FULL)Week 2: June 6th – June 10th

Future Engineers: Discover a world of invention and design! Explore all types of engineering by building a DaVinci bridge, creating an ocean in a bottle, using 3D snap circuits and more.

(FULL)Week 3: June 13th- June 17th

Movie Magic: Lights, camera… ACTION! Design a cinematic masterpiece: storyboard a narrative, film with greenscreen technology, learn to edit in iMovie and more.

Week 4: June 20th- June 24th

Maker Mania: Hands-on, minds-on! Channel your inner genius and craft in a maker space, design a business, product and prototype, 3D print your own creations and more.

(FULL)Week 5: June 27th – July 1st**

Minecraft Spelunking: Are you a cave expert? Explore Florida’s aquifer, build stalactites and stalagmites, explore caverns and other habitats in Minecraft and more.

Week 6 (4-Day Camp): July 5th-July 8th

Science, Etc.: Take on the sciences one by one! Gear up for cupcake geology, building an edible cell, analyzing ancient tools and their development through time and more.

(FULL)Week 7: July 11th-July 15th

Robot League: Become a robo-engineer! Combine arts and sciences by creating Jackson Pollock paintings with Cue Robots, building and programming LEGO EV3s to navigate a Martian landscape and more.

(FULL)Week 8: July 18th – July 22nd*

Minecraft Ecosystems: Trek through the rainforest, dive down to the ocean floor, trek across the desert! Create a habitat for endangered animals, complete Panda’s Protected Habitat in Minecraft, experience Backyard Wilderness in IMAX and more.

(FULL)Week 9: July 25th – July 29th

Physics Made Easy: It’s not hard “work” if you’re having fun! Engineer a snap circuit amusement park, build and test catapults, use spring scales to measure force and more.

(FULL)Week 10: Aug 1st – Aug 5th**

One Giant Leap: Travel through space! Study the Apollo missions, experience new IMAX documentary Asteroid Hunters, return to the Moon in the Space Mission Simulator and more.

Day Camp: Monday, Aug 8th

Culinary Cook-Off: Put your cooking skills to the test! Experiment with kitchen chemistry to create a culinary masterpiece, race to make ice cream, build a solar oven, make bread dough and more.

Day Camp: Tuesday, Aug 9th

Full STEAM Ahead: All aboard! Experience all areas of STEAM by engineering a recycling-sorting machine, using imagination and creativity to write stories, building Rube Goldberg machines, crafting a musical instrument and more.

Grade Completed: 6-8 Camps

Costs: One week of camp is $200. Family membership holders receive 10% off each camp ($180 per week).

Additional Fees: *=$15 **=$30 ***=$100 ****=$175

(FULL)Week 2: June 6th – June 10th*

Multimedia Magic: Bring your vision to fruition! Produce a podcast, learn animation and visual effects, visit the WFSU public radio station and more.

(FULL)Week 3: June 13th- June 17th*

Digital Designers: Put your creativity to the test! Create a video game using Bloxels EDU, take a trip to the FSU Innovation Lab, compete in a Nintendo Switch tournament in the IMAX theatre and more.

(FULL)Week 4: June 20th- June 24th****

Flight Directors: Calling all aeronautics aficionados! Visit Kennedy Space Center, build and launch rockets, take flight in the Space Mission Simulator and more.

(FULL)Week 5: June 27th – July 1st***

Engineering Innovators: Tap into your ingenious creativity! Compete in Minecraft design challenges, harness green energy to develop new products and tools, take a field trip to Wild Adventures amusement park and more.

(FULL)Week 7: July 11th-July 15th****

Underwater Robot League: Train like a robotics engineer! Assemble submarine robots, polish your programming skills, compete in an underwater robotics obstacle course at the FSU pool and more.

(FULL)Week 8: July 18th – July 22nd**

Techtastic: Let’s go high-tech! Program EV3s and come up with innovative solutions to everyday problems, design 3D creations using 3D printers and carvers, take a field trip to Making Awesome and more.

Week 9: July 25th – July 29th*

Robot League 2.0: Time to upgrade your robotics knowledge! Visit the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering robotics lab, program EZ-Robots and Dot and Dash robots, solve problems through programming challenges and more.

  2022 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION

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COST

One week of camp is $200. Four-day camps are $180 per week. Day camps are $50 per day. Family membership holders receive 10% off each camp ($180 per week, $162 per four-day camp, $45 per day camp). AM Extended Care is $5 per day or $20 per week. PM Extended Care is $5 per day or $20 per week. Some camps charge an additional materials, technology or field trip fee; these camps are indicated in the matrix above. (Additional fees: *=$15 **=$30 ***=$100 ****=$175).

CANCELLATIONS/REFUNDS

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.

CAMP ADMINISTRATION

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

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, boys, electronic devices, etc. for use during Extended Care.

LUNCH

Lunch is provided daily and includes an entree and at least one side. Water is provided throughout the day. You may provide a lunch or alternative drinks from home. Please choose one lunch selection for each day on the registration form.

CONCESSIONS/SNACKS

Kindergarten-3rd graders will be able to pre-order concessions at check-in each day. 4th graders and up will have time to visit the concessions stand throughout the camp day. You may also provide snacks from home.

PARKING

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.

CAMPER CONDUCT

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. 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Should you need additional information, please call our Sales Coordinator at (850) 645-7777 or mcastle@challengertlh.com. For content/curriculum and field trip questions, contact our Education Manager at (850) 645-7787 or wfigueroa@challengertlh.com.