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.

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.

Winter Camp Catalog

October 30th Spooky Scientist

Become a spooky scientist! As a mad scientist you may experiment and cook up the greatest slime recipes; create
and design your own spooky snacks; and/or explore the mystery and chemistry of dry ice. Harness your creative energy by using a pumpkin to power a piano and compose your own eerie melody. Continue the spine-tingling adventure by concocting blood and brewing
candy potions.

November 2nd Robot Revolution
Explore the world of robots and coding using Sphero, Dash, Dot and/or Ozobots! Make a creative masterpiece with or for your robot. Participate in a robot challenge to test your coding skills.
December 21st Tilt Away

It’s the reason for the seasons. Explore the reason for the change of seasons and the difference in how the North and South poles tilt to the Sun. Use WeatherSTEM® to experience winter at different latitudes. Learn how the prehistoric stone circle of Stonehenge was used to track the Sun and the seasons. Make a sundial, fractal art and more. Compete in a friendly game of seasonal hot potato.

December 22nd See the Light!
Explore holiday lights through electronics and circuitry. Use Snap Circuits® to investigate and identify the difference between parallel and series circuits. Design, decorate and create a lantern, candle and candle holder. Investigate how your eyes receive visible light as part of the electromagnetic spectrum. Learn about light and dark optical illusions, how they mislead our brain and how they are created by many artists.
December 23rd Science of Sweets
Step into the world of Willy Wonka and become a candy scientist for a day. Make stained glass candy and lollipops and experiment with candy canes to explore the physical and scientific properties. Do you think you can you grow a gummy bear? Do you think you can build the highest marshmallow tower? Use physics, engineering and chromatography to learn all about the science of sweets!
December 28th Grossology
It’s an interactive biology and chemistry lesson starring burps, boogers, poop and snot! Learn why and how we burp. Get gross and creative while making fake poop, booger slime, edible snot or a microbe model. Play a game of musical roaches and do a blister experiment. It is guaranteed to be a disgustingly good time!
December 29th Head to Toe

Travel down the Organ Trail! Explore major organs with augmented reality, play ‘pin the organ on the body’, learn how the brain communicates with the body, and how diseases spread using Sphero robots. You may also make 3D models of human organs, including the eye!

January 4th Artemis and Asteroid Adventures
It’s a day dedicated to the exploration of our moon and asteroids.
Our younger campers will design and build a model mining device for researching asteroids and learn more about NASA’s current mission to investigate the asteroid Bennu. Our older campers will code a robotic rover and explore the Moon’s craters and atmosphere while learning about the NASA’s Artemis mission that will return humans to the Moon. Campers will use robots to explore the orbits of asteroids or make Moon craters with different materials. It will be an “out of this world” time!

Registration

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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 $40 per day which includes lunch and materials. No sibling discounts apply to day camps. Active family membership holders receive a 10% discount ($36 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 call our Sales Coordinator at (850) 645-7777 or cthornton@challengertlh.com. For content/curriculum and questions, contact our Education Manager at (850) 645-7787 or sborland@challengertlh.com.

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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.