Summer Camps

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Before & After Care

If you need to drop your campers off before 9:00 or pick them up after 3:00, take advantage of our extended care options:

Before Care: 7:30AM-9:00AM — $25/week
After Care: 3:00PM-5:00PM — $50/week

You can purchase before and after care as part of camp registration.


Young Astronaut Training Camp
Budding astronauts will go on a simulated space mission, build and launch rockets, make their own spacesuits, robots, and more.

Ages: 8-10
Dates:  Session 1: June 4 – 8
               Session 2: June 11 – 15
               Session 3: June 18 – 22
Cost: $210

 

Astronaut Training Camp
These astronauts in training will prepare for their space travels by building and inhabiting a lifesize lunar colony, designing and launching rockets, making robots, and taking part in simulated space missions.

Ages: 10-13
Dates:  Session 1: June 25 – 29
              Session 2: July 9 – 13
Cost: $210

 

Advanced Astronaut Training Camp
Our “advanced” astronauts will train for their space mission both on ground and underwater using SCUBA gear, build and launch rockets, make and program their own robots, and more!

Ages: 10-13 (includes SCUBA)
Dates:  Session 1: July 16 – 20
               Session 2: July 23 – 27
Cost: $250

 

Advanced Rocketeering

Campers build and launch rockets, culminating in building their own customized rocket – complete with 3D printed parts they design themselves! Each participant will also build their own electronic launch system and platform, to continue the innovation far into the future.

Ages: 10 and up
Dates: July 11-15
Cost: $275

 

Sports in Space 

Could you slam-dunk on Mars? Spike on a spacewalk? Throw a curve ball on the Moon? Pirouette on Pluto? Campers will experiment with gravity, air resistance, momentum, and more to figure out how they could change their favorite sports to make them work elsewhere in our Solar System.

Ages: 10-13
Dates: June 18 – 22
Cost: $250

 

Innovators’ Workshop

Campers will learn to use drills, band saws, soldering irons, and other shop tools, and combine them with high-tech gadgetry like Arduino micro-processors and 3D printers.Then, they will take their new maker skills to the next level with two days at TechShop St. Louis, where they will learn to use advanced rapid prototyping equipment like laser cutters and vacuum formers.

Ages: 12 and up
Dates: TBD
Cost: $425

 

Aquatic Robotics

Campers will use devices such as soldering irons, rotary drills and voltmeters to learn basic robotics and build their own custom SeaPerch ROV, an underwater robot! The program culminates with a specially designed human/robot “weightless” experience where participants will learn the basics of SCUBA and join their robot in an underwater mission.

Ages: Ages 12 and up
Dates: July 16 – 20
Cost: $350

 

Mars or Bust

Join us for a Mars-themed camp that includes programs at both the Saint Louis Science Center and the Challenger Learning Center.  This camp is hosted by the Science Center, but will spend two days running simulated space missions at the Challenger Learning Center. More information can be found at slsc.org/Summer-camps.

Ages: Students entering grades 4-6
Dates: July 30 – Aug 3

Summer Camp Scholarships

The Challenger Learning Center is anticipating funds to provide scholarships for students wishing to participate in a one-week summer camp.

The funds are intended for students who have an interest and financial need for support. Eligible applicants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis are intended for students in the Ferguson/North County area. The scholarship pays for a significant amount of the camp fee.

2018 Challenger Learning Center Summer Camp Scholarship Form