2019 Registration is now open!
Existing/current Camp Registrants: To view your existing registration and/or to make changes to your Active Networks account, click here.
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.
Camps & Dates
Young Astronaut Training Camp
Budding astronauts will go on a simulated space mission, build and launch rockets, make their own spacesuits, robots, and more.
Dates: Session 1: June 3 – 7
Session 2: June 10 – 14
Session 3: June 17 – 21
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.
Dates: Session 1: June 24 – 28
Session 2: July 8 – 12
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: 11-13 (includes SCUBA)
Dates: Session 1: July 15 – 19
Session 2: July 22 – 26
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: June 3-7
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 to create new and innovative items. They will also visit a professional maker space, where they will get to use advanced equipment.
Ages: 12 and up
Dates: June 10-14
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 8 – 12
Advanced Aquatic Robotics
Campers who have already attended Aquatic Robotics or Underwater Expeditions will have an opportunity to give their previously-built SeaPerch a complete tune-up and/or makeover. Lights, cameras, and special controllers will make their ROV one-of-a-kind.
Ages: Ages 12 and up
Dates: July 22 – 26
Girls Save the World! [canceled]
When disaster strikes, girls come to the rescue! Campers will bring their curiosity, creativity and problem-solving skills and combine them with our robots, rockets, and drones. Together, these heroes will use technology and engineering to save the day!
July 15 – 19