Summer Camps 2021

Grade Completed: K-1 Camps

Some camps charge an additional materials, technology or field trip fee; these camps are indicated as: *=$5, **=$25, ***=$50

(LIMITED) Friday, June 11: Gross & Gooey Yuck! Kick off summer with all things gross – worms, snot, and so much more. Create (and eat) an edible spinal cord, build shaving cream sculptures, make belching balloons, booger slime and more.

(FULL) Week 1 June 14-18: “R” is for Robots Get coding! Use Cubetto blocks to learn the basics of coding, learn your name in binary code, construct WeDo 1.0 robots, build a Drive Bot with Cubelets and more.

(FULL) Week 2 June 21-25: Mini Minecrafters* Art and science meet! Design pixel art, make a Minecraft squid, explore caves and petroglyphs with Minecraft, build stalactites, have a dance party and more.

(FULL) Week 3 June 28-July 2: Art of Engineering Get creative! Engineer a spin-art machine with Snap Circuits, experiment with conductive paint pens, design dog shelters and trash collectors, compete in a straw boat challenge and more.

(FULL) Week 4 July 6-9: Party in the Past Explore American history! Design a shelter, take an Ozobot robot tour of America, learn the dinosaur fossils found in the US, explore indigenous American animals and more.

(FULL) Week 5 July 12-16: Robot Relay Enter the Challenger Olympics! Compete in an obstacle course, learn about flags around the world, complete the Goal Kicker LEGO WeDo 1.0 challenge and more.

(FULL) Week 6 July 19-23: Rocket Science** Train like a NASA recruit! Budget a mission to Mars, create your own Marscape, complete an Ozobot challenge on the surface of Mars, learn about upcoming Artemis missions and more.

(FULL) Week 7 July 26-30: Minecraft Engineers* Design, build and test! Engineer a treehouse in Minecraft, learn about engineering in the natural world, explore extreme weather, design a bridge to withstand natural disasters and more.

(FULL) Week 8 August 2-6: Science Safari Become an eco explorer! Perform an oil spill cleanup, design a trash collector, explore the natural world with digital microscopes, meet local animals natural to the Tallahassee area and more.

(LIMITED) Monday, August 9: Beneath the Waves Dive under the sea! Create a sea turtle model, explore ocean acidification, learn the adaptations and migrations of ocean animals, meet local animals and more.

(LIMITED) Tuesday, August 10: Animal Adaptations Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Snack like a lemur on the island of Madagascar, experience the day-to-day lives of orangutans and elephants, create animal face masks and more.

Grade Completed: 2-3 Camps

Some camps charge an additional materials, technology or field trip fee; these camps are indicated as: *=$5, **=$25, ***=$50

Friday, June 11: Gross & Gooey Yuck! Kick off summer with all things gross – worms, snot, and so much more. Create (and eat) an edible spinal cord, build shaving cream sculptures, make belching balloons, booger slime and more.

(FULL) Week 1 June 14-18: Creative Coders Take your coding skills to the next level! Code Dash robots to play music, program a dance party with Scratch, complete a coding scavenger hunt, build a robot with Cubelets and more.

(FULL) Week 2 June 21-25: Minecraft Designers* Do you have an eye for design? Create a self-portrait in Minecraft, explore caves and cave art, make designs with Perler beads, create a petroglyph and more.

(FULL) Week 3 June 28-July 2: Environmental Engineering Dream big while going green! Engineer solar cars and cable cars, design and test a hover balloon, build and test a submarine and more.

(FULL) Week 4 July 6-9: Across America Walk back in time! Complete a stagecoach challenge with Dash robots, walk with dinosaurs in virtual reality, use chemical reactions to create firework paintings and more.

(FULL) Week 5 July 12-16: Robot Olympics Sports and tech combine! Play basketball with Dash robots, experience muscular system augmented reality, complete Ozobot and Sphero Olympic challenges and more.

(FULL) Week 6 July 19-23: Rocketeering** Blast off! Design a space capsule to protect a team of astronauts, design and build a Mars colony, complete a series of Mars Scratch challenges, explore Artemis missions and more.

(FULL) Week 7 July 26-30: Minecraft Marvels* Explore the unknown! Build a theme park inspired by the eight planets, design a moon base and learn how to farm in microgravity, use lighting engineering to write your name in Minecraft and more.

(FULL) Week 8 August 2-6: Eco Explorers Go green! Perform a beach cleanup with Dash robots, explore tree and plant identification in a scavenger hunt, examine the natural world with digital microscopes and more.

Monday, August 9: Beneath the Waves Dive under the sea! Create a sea turtle model, explore ocean acidification, learn the adaptations and migrations of ocean animals, meet local animals and more.

Tuesday, August 10: Animal Adaptations Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Snack like a lemur on the island of Madagascar, experience the day-to-day lives of orangutans and elephants, create animal face masks and more.

Grade Completed: 4-5 Camps

Some camps charge an additional materials, technology or field trip fee; these camps are indicated as: *=$5, **=$25, ***=$50

Friday, June 11: Gross & Gooey Yuck! Kick off summer with all things gross – worms, snot, and so much more. Create (and eat) an edible spinal cord, build shaving cream sculptures, make belching balloons, booger slime and more.

(FULL) Week 1 June 14-18: Coding Boot Camp Learn another language – coding! Master Snapinos circuitry kits, code a band with littleBits, jump into Java programming with Sphero robots, program Cubelet robots and more.

(FULL) Week 2 June 21-25: Minecraft Makers** Make with Minecraft! Take a field trip to the Marianna Caverns, solve tessellation puzzles, build Minecraft mini torches, explore and design petroglyphs and more.

(FULL) Week 3 June 28-July 2: Robotics Engineers Explore machines and structures! Engineer EV3 and NXT robots to perform a green city challenge, build a Da Vinci Bridge, do the Rube Goldberg Machine Challenge, discover Google AI and more.

(FULL) Week 4 July 6-9: Movie Magic Bring America to life! Use green screen special effects to visit US landmarks, take a field trip to the Florida Capitol, create a documentary film and more.

(FULL) Week 5 July 12-16: Android Automators Explore areas of science with robots! Experiment with calorimetry, measuring the energy in food, do a Sphero curling challenge, travel the world with Ozobots and more.

(FULL) Week 6 July 19-23: Mission Rocket** Work like a NASA engineer! Compete the EV3 Robots Mars Rover Challenge, design and test a thermos to keep water warm on the surface of Mars, investigate new research on Mars and more.

(FULL) Week 7 July 26-30: Minecraft Masterminds* Over and out! Design a communication system for space travel, collaborate on a space mission simulation, use Minecraft coding to replace solar panels aboard the International Space Station and more.

(FULL) Week 8 August 2-6: Wild Explorers Experience the power of green energy! Use Vernier Go! Sensors to measure air and water pollution, complete the Cartesian Diver challenge, use digital microscopes to examine the natural world and more.

Monday, August 9: Beneath the Waves Dive under the sea! Create a sea turtle model, explore ocean acidification, learn the adaptations and migrations of ocean animals, meet local animals and more.

Tuesday, August 10: Animal Adaptations Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Snack like a lemur on the island of Madagascar, experience the day-to-day lives of orangutans and elephants, create animal face masks and more.

Grade Completed: 6-8 Camps

Some camps charge an additional materials, technology or field trip fee; these camps are indicated as: *=$5, **=$25, ***=$50

(FULL) Week 2 June 21-25: Amusement Park Physics*** Games, tech and amusement parks! Take a field trip to Wild Adventures, create models of park rides with 3D pens, program interactive experiences with Nintendo Switch, use Disney’s roller coaster generator and more.

(FULL) Week 3 June 28-July 2: Master Makers** It’s a master class in engineering! Take a field trip to the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, discover Google AI, design structures with littleBits and 3D printing, build a prosthetic hand using LEGO Spike and more.

(LIMITED) Week 4 July 6-9: Evolution of Aeronautics*** Explore aeronautics, from balloons and kites to jets and drones! Take a tour of air traffic control at the Tallahassee International Airport, build a hot air balloon, program and fly drones and more.

Week 5 July 12-16: Movie Magic*** 3, 2, 1…action! Use a green screen and other special effects, plan, direct and film a silent movie, write a commercial, use Stikbots and claymation to create an original animation, tour FSU Film School and more.

Week 6 July 19-23: Artemis Astronauts** Join the next generation of NASA astronauts! Build a rocket and a DIY telescope, experiment with a phone spectrometer, design a Martian rover, prepare for upcoming, real-world missions to the moon and more.

(FULL) Week 7 July 26-30: Extreme Robot League** Step up your robotics engineering game! Program robots, learn about the history of space exploration, build a rover, design and build a robotic arm, create a Martian landscape for your rover to explore and more.

Week 8 August 2-6: Techtastic Experience modern technology! Explore circuitry with littleBits, code a blinking LED light, make 3D pen creations, design and print with the 3D printing carver, spark your interest in a makerspace environment and more.

  2021 SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION

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 COST

Your initial week of camp is $180. Additional weeks are $170. Sibling registrations will be $170 for all weeks. Family membership holders receive 10% off each camp ($162 per week); no sibling or multi-week discounts apply. 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.

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 cthornton@challengertlh.com. For content/curriculum and field trip questions, contact our Education Manager at (850) 645-7787 or sborland@challengertlh.com.

 

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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.