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.
Winter Camp Catalog
- FULL K-1: Use the force as you participate in Jedi Training, make your own lightsaber and Yoda ears
- FULL 2-3: Code in a Star Wars galaxy with Rey & BB8, explore engineering and simple machines to design and build an Ewok catapult and Millennium Falcon.
- 4-5: Stay on target and design a droid with recyclables, use Sphero bots to compete in a BB-8 Coding Challenge and engineer a lightsaber.
- K-1: Build and program a robot with LEGO WeDo 1.0, design a robot helmet, and explore the future of robotics in the IMAX film, Robots 3D.
- 2-3: Code an Ozobot to conduct a beach clean-up, challenge with fellow campers in a WeDo 2.0 LEGO competition, and watch Robots 3D in the IMAX Theatre.
- 4-5: Tinker and innovate your way to make a Wigglebot, engineer and build an articulated grabber and program Dash robots to play games and compete in challenges.
- FULL K-1: NASA and Camp Challenger are going back to the moon! Campers will conduct the new Moon Explorer mission in our simulator, design a moon rover, and create their own Artemis ID badges.
- FULL 2-3: Campers will explore the moon via augmented reality, create a tin foil model of the moon to learn about the different crater types and design a launch abort vehicle to keep our astronauts safe.
- 4-5: It is the next best thing to being there. Students will explore the surface of the moon through simulated rover and virtual reality. They will also engineer a heavy lift vehicle for the Space Launch System.
- FULL K-1: Leap into learning by exploring the science of leaping, learning about the animals that leap and participating in a leap day obstacle course.
- FULL 2-3: 29 is the magic number for the leap year scavenger hunt and leap day time capsule. Explore the science of leaping and create a frog catapult.
- 4-5: Make the most of the 2020 leap year by travelling the world with Dash the robot. Learn the astronomical science of the leap year in our planetarium and the physical science by participating in a frog origami leaping challenge.
- FULL K-1: This day is all about the bricks! Campers will make slime, helmets, heads, and zip lines with every kid’s favorite colorful toy.
- FULL 2-3: We can build anything with LEGOs including a marble maze, balloon car and robots with WeDos.
- 4-5: Explore the world of engineering and architecture with LEGOs by creating giant formations, spinning tops and chain reactions.
- FULL K-1: Explore the science behind some of the iconic Minecraft characters, places and images including exploding creepers and pixel art.
- FULL 2-3: The Camp Challenger version of Minecraft Theme Park is S.T.E.A.M Park! Campers will build a rollercoaster, design a Rube Goldberg machine, and experience rollercoasters through virtual reality.
- FULL 4-5: It’s a mishmash of coding and hacking with Minecraft command blocks, Dash the robot, and Arduino Snapino kits.
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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).
This form (online or hard copy) 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.
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.
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 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, electronic devices, etc. for use during Extended Care.
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.
Kindergarten to 3rd graders will be able to purchase concessions at check-in each day. 4th & 5th will have time to visit the concessions stand. You may also provide snacks from home.
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, 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.
Should you need additional information, please contact our Sales Coordinator at (850) 645-7777 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For content/curriculum and field trip questions, contact our Education Manager at (850) 645-7787 or email@example.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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12pm to 10pm Sundays
Closed Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
The Challenger Learning Center is located on the beautiful Kleman Plaza in Downtown Tallahassee.