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.

The Challenger Learning Center requires all children K-8th Grade, attending a Camp Challenger program to wear face masks. Parents may opt out of this mandatory mask mandate by completing an “opt out” form at the sign-in desk the day of the program. Medical documentation is not required to opt out.

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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December 20, 2021: Robot Revolution

Build, code, program, engineer and compete in robotic challenges with Sphero, LEGO, Ozobot, Bee-Bot, Blue-Bot and more. Learn how to code the robots, then get creative and problem-solve various challenges. K-5th grade appropriate activities will vary.

December 21, 2021: Winter Wonderland

Celebrate the Winter Solstice (1st day of winter) with astronomical and winter activities! K-5th grade appropriate activities may include: designing your own snowflakes, making edible snowmen, creating snow, building a blizzard, and more.

December 22, 2021: For the Love of LEGOs

Piece together a day of fun and learning with everyone’s favorite building tool and explore LEGO robotic activities during this exciting day. K-5th grade appropriate activities may include: WeDo and NXT LEGO robotic builds and stories, building a LEGO volcano, make edible LEGOs, and more.

December 23, 2021: Engineering is Elementary

Using math and science, engineers bring inventions and innovations into our lives every day, campers will explore those inventions and the engineering design process. K-5th grade appropriate activities may include: build and test different bridge types and paper boats, test electrical currents and design with SNAP Circuits, build and test parachutes including da Vinci’s designs, and more.

December 27, 2021: STEAM Smorgasbord

Using art and design, campers will explore the creative nature of innovations and inventions during STEAM Smorgasbord. STEM subjects that will be investigated may include: meteorology, forensics, botany, light and optics, engineering, space science, anatomy and more. K-5th grade appropriate activities will vary.

December 28, 2021: Robots and Rovers

Robots and Rovers are everywhere, in space, in our homes, and on our ocean’s floors, learn the skills of building, programming, coding and operating robots and the important tasks they undertake for humankind. K-5th grade appropriate activities may include: building and programming Dot & Dash, SPIKE, Ozobot, EV3’s and Sphero robots.

December 29, 2021: Creative Coders

It’s the exciting language of technology affecting every aspect of our lives. K-5th grade appropriate activities for campers may include learning to code with crafts, Minecraft, robots, snap circuits and more.

December 30, 2021: Solar System Science 

It’s a day of “out of this world” science and hands-on, minds-on activities. K-5th grade appropriate activities may include: flying a simulated space mission, viewing the night sky in our planetarium, making suncatchers and lava lamps, viewing sunspots through a sun spotter or telescope, and more.

January 3, 2022: Animal Antics

Investigate several species of aquatic and land animals, from tiny insects to large mammals. What do they eat? How do they live? What are their habitats? What ecosystem do they thrive in and why? How do they adapt and survive? K-5th grade appropriate activities will vary.

January 4, 2022: Geology Rocks

Have a “rock”ing good time at Camp Challenger as we explore and identify rocks, crystals, and land formations on Earth, the Moon and Mars. K-5th grade appropriate activities may include: growing stalagmites, rock candy and crystal geodes, decorating pet rocks, exploring plate tectonics with Oreo cookies, investigate various forms of rocks and gemstones, and much more.

January 17, 2022: Asteroid Academy

It’s a day dedicated to the exploration of our moon and the several asteroids throughout our solar system. K-5th grade appropriate activities may include: flying a simulated space mission, mining on a simulated asteroid, building an edible asteroid, making Moon craters, coding and building rovers for the Moon and asteroids, and learning about NASA’s latest information being collected on Asteroid Bennu.

February 21, 2022: Science Solutions

In celebration of Black History Month (February) and Women’s History Month (March), campers will explore and test the inventions, engineering marvels, and innovations of Black and female scientists throughout history. Throughout the day, campers will explore the fields of physics, space science, chemistry, mathematics, medicine, biology and robotics through the marvels and efforts of these amazing American scientists.

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COVID-19 INFORMATION: The Challenger Learning Center is a part of the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering and as a campus facility, face coverings are required in all indoor facilities. Individuals will not be permitted to attend face-to-face classes, take part in other events or access services indoors without the proper face coverings. For more information, visit the CDC’s guidelines on How to Wear Masks. More on our COVID-19 policies here.

COST
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).

REGISTRATION
The registration form should be completed in its entirety and returned no later than one week before the camp date. Within one week of a camp start date, we will accept registration forms, 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.

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, books, 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 from home. Please choose one lunch selection for each day on the registration form.

CONCESSIONS/SNACKS
Kindergarten to 3rd graders will be able to purchase concessions at check-in each day. 4th & 5th graders will have time to visit the concessions stand. 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. 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.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Should you need additional information, please contact our Sales Coordinator at (850) 645-7777 sales@challengertlh.com. For content/curriculum and field trip questions, contact our Education Department at (850) 645-7773.

MASK MANDATE
The Challenger Learning Center requires all children K-8th Grade, attending a Camp Challenger program to wear face masks. Parents may opt out of this mandatory mask mandate by completing an “opt out” form at the sign-in desk the day of the program. Medical documentation is not required to opt out.

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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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200 S. Duval Street Tallahassee, FL 32301  850-645-7796
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Open from 10am to 10pm
12pm to 10pm Sundays

Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

The Challenger Learning Center is located on the beautiful Kleman Plaza in Downtown Tallahassee.