Experience an “out of this world” virtual summer camp adventure with space mission simulations, DIY maker activities, robots, drones, and more!
2021 Virtual Summer Camp
Get a $25 rebate when you refer a friend to register for camp!
It’s easy! When your friend fills out the camp registration form, they need to let us know you referred them by putting your name where it says “Referred by:” on the form. When your friend’s registration is complete, we will issue a $25 rebate directly to your credit card. (Limit 2 referrals per camp. Rebate may take 1-2 weeks to process.)
Summer camp scholarships
Camp scholarships are available for families where cost will prohibit your child from participating in a summer camp experience and for Lutheran school students through the support of the Wayne Kaufmann Foundation. Please click on the link below to fill out a scholarship application. If you have any questions, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ground Control Camp
Working remotely is nothing new for NASA… and neither is creatively using the materials you have at hand! In this week-long experience, campers will take on the roles of scientists and engineers working together from around the world to launch robotic probes that explore our solar system. Each day, the small crew will gather (remotely) with Challenger Learning Center staff for one hour to complete team building, learn about space exploration, and advance their mission. Then, on their own time, crew members must use creative problem solving to complete challenges using only the materials they have at home.
Ages 12 and up
Robots, Drones and Maker Camps
Kids ages 12 and up can participate in our Virtual Robotics, Drones and Maker Camps, where they will get to create and/or program their own drones, robots, or gadgets. Camps include the cost of the materials/kits and and camp t-shirt.
Campers will receive an education drone kit valued at over $100. During the week of camp, Challenger staff will meet with campers virtually to coach them in drone assembly and coding. Campers will practice with drone simulation software and work together to complete drone missions. Each camper should have access to a device with the ability to download a free iOS or Android app.
Campers will receive an educational robotics kit valued at over $100. During the week of camp, Challenger staff will meet with the campers online for 2 hours a day to provide building strategies and offer troubleshooting as they work through assembly. Campers will then be guided through the basics of coding to program their robots and use these skills to make the robot complete more complex tasks each day. Each camper should have access to a device with the ability to download a free iOS or Android app.
DIY Maker camp
Creativity and technology collide in this camp for young innovators. Campers will learn to use a variety of tools, materials, and skills to complete fun maker projects. Activities will include DIY rockets, circuits, DIY musical instruments, robots, and much much more. Each camper will receive a kit of supplies to complete all activities.
Ground Control Sessions
- Moon Session 1: June 7-11, 9:00 – 10:00 AM CDT (Combined with ages 8-9)
- Mars Session 1: July 12-16, 9:00 – 10:00 AM CDT – CANCELED ( Combined with ages 8-9 July 19-23)
- Moon Session 1: June 7-11, 9:00 – 10:00 AM CDT (Combined with ages 6-7)
- Moon Session 2: June 21-25, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT (Combined with ages 10-12)
- Mars Session 1: July 12-16, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT – CANCELED (Combined with Mars Session 2)
- Mars Session 2: July 19-23, 9:00 – 10:00 AM CDT (Combined with ages 6-7)
- Moon Session 1: June 21-25, 9:00 – 10:00 AM CDT (Combined with ages 8-9)
- Mars Session 1; July 19-23, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT
Robots, Drones and Maker Camp Sessions
Drone Camp 1:00-3:00 PM CDT
Robot Camp 1:00-3:00 PM CDT
Maker Camp 1:00-3:00 PM CDT (CANCELED)
June 28-July 2
Financial Support & Scholarships
If cost will prohibit your child from participating in a summer camp experience, you may qualify for financial aid. Priority is given to students in the Ferguson/North County area. Please contact us at email@example.com for more information.