Summer Camps

2020 camp registration

Register Now!

Financial Need & Scholarships

If cost will prohibit your child from participating in a summer camp experience, you may qualify for financial aid. You may fill out a scholarship application here.

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. Priority is given to students in the Ferguson/North County area. The scholarship pays for a significant amount of the camp fee.

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 (opening soon!)

All camps are 9:00-3:00, Monday-Friday. On Fridays, the last hour of each camp includes a “press conference”, openhouse, or demonstration that families are welcomed to attend.

Young astronauts in spacesuitsYoung Astronaut Training Camp

Budding astronauts will go on simulated space missions, build and launch rockets, create their own spacesuits, make robots, and more.

Ages: 8-9
Session 1: June 8-12
Session 2: June 15-19
Session 3: June 22-26
Cost: $225

campers in the spacecraftAstronaut Training Camp

Astronauts in training will prepare for their space travels by building and inhabiting a life-size lunar colony, designing and launching rockets, making robots, and taking part in simulated space missions.

Session 1: July 6-10
Session 2: July 13-17
Cost: $250

camper scuba diving, giving thumbs upAdvanced Astronaut Training Camp

Advanced astronauts will build and launch rockets, make their own robots, participate in space mission simulations, and conduct an underwater training mission using SCUBA gear just like NASA astronauts!

Ages: 11-13
Session 1: July 20-24
Session 2: July 27-31
Cost: $285

camper getting ready to launch model rocketRocket Lab

Both experienced and novice rocketeers will build and launch several types of rockets and make their own electronic launch system and platform to reuse at home. All skill levels welcome.

Ages: 10 and up
Date: June 8-12
Cost: $290

Drone Makers – NEW!

Young pilots will learn how to fly drones in simulation, test multiple drone styles, and then learn the soldering and circuitry needed to build their own unmanned aerial vehicle to take home and keep!

Ages: 12 and up
Session 1: July 13-17 – SOLD OUT
Session 2: August 3-7
Cost: $375

camper using heat gun with supervisionInnovators’ Workshop

Aspiring innovators will develop a unique project idea, and then bring it to life in Challenger’s new makerspace. They will learn to combine shop tools with high-tech gadgetry like Arduino microprocessors and laser cutters. No previous experience needed.

Ages: 12 and up
Date: July 20-24
Cost: $375

Artemis Adventure Camp – NEW!

Named for Apollo’s twin sister, NASA’s Artemis mission is committed to sending the first woman to the moon. Girls in this camp will prepare for Artemis by working together to design space suits, test and prepare space food, code robots, and more!

Ages: 9-12
Date: July 27-31
Cost: $250

Educator Maker Camp – June 16-18

Join us for three days of creativity and innovation in our new maker space. Learn how to incorporate maker activities into your student programs by making a variety of projects that incorporate circuitry, robotics, 3D printing and more. Participants will leave with a basic understanding of how to use many of the tools commonly found in maker spaces, plus ideas for how to integrate maker activities into a variety of subject areas.

Date: June 16-18
Cost: $200