Look for our new Summer Camp Schedule in January 2018!
Science Explorers week-long science camps are day camps offered at elementary schools, colleges and universities, museums, libraries, botanical gardens and parks & recreation departments throughout PA, NJ, DE, and MD. Our exciting, hands-on approach to science provides children the unique opportunity to conduct exciting and engaging experiments and activities. In short, we make learning science FUN! Thank you for your support of science literacy!
Take Advantage of Multi-Camp Discounts!
Sign up for more than 1 week of camp per family and you’ll get $10 off each camp week.
(Discounts will come off of your total automatically and are good only for locations that you can register for on our website.)
Enter your zip code to find the 2018 summer camps near you! (Or just click the Advanced Search button without typing a zip code to find additional search options by county or location.)
Gift Certificates Available Soon
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When you purchase a Gift Certificate we will reserve a space in our system for the recipient. To redeem the gift certificate all you have to do is call Science Explorers at 877-870-9517 and provide us with the order registration number and name of purchaser and let us know which camp location and week the recipient would like to attend. Early Bird Discounts apply when purchasing Gift Certificates. Half and Full Day Camp Gift Certificates are available.
Here was our 2017 camp lineup:
You have the choice of attending AM only, PM only or full day camps
as available by our locations!
Summer Camps for ages 7-11:
Amusement Park Adventures (A)
Come along for the ride as we build, mix and spin our way to an awesome Science Explorers’ carnival day! Visit the midway where you’ll experience first-hand a rockin’ rollercoaster, bouncing bungees, and creations and concoctions straight from the lab including a super spin-art machine, homemade ice-cream, awesome art potions and a “gingerly-made” soda. Half day camp only for ages 7-11.
Wacky World of Science! (W)
We’ve taken our after-school club programs from 2016-17 and turned them into a fun-filled week-long camp! Each day we’ll explore a different topic: Become kitchen chemists and investigate ingredients that pop, fizz, and foam. Transform cream to butter, create gooey gum drops and make your own frozen slushie. Become a geologist and build and erupt your own volcano. Enter the world of paleontology and uncover the stories that fossils tell and participate in a dinosaur dig. Put on your CSI badge and use forensic techniques to lift prints, conduct simulated blood typing and use a black light to reveal glowing evidence. Blast off to an out of this world adventure as you investigate space and the final frontier. Launch film canister rockets, construct a telescope and take on an astronaut challenge. Finally join our physics team and make Bernoulli ball poppers, create an electric game and mix up a fizzy, foaming fountain!
Far Out Space Academy (S)
3…2…1 BLAST OFF to discovering space and flight! Half day campers will explore the stars and constellations as they construct their own solar system model, take an out-of-this-world sky tour in our homemade planetarium, prepare for lift-off as they build and launch their own rockets while learning about Newton’s Laws of Motion, and complete a mission to Mars as they create an air powered nano-rover. Full day campers will continue the fun as they complete astronaut training, create impact craters in a lunar landscape, make dry ice comets, and build a refracting telescope like Galileo. Come join us on our mission through outer space! For children ages 7-11.
Potions, Powders & Polymers (P)
Is it science or magic? You’ll find out! In our half day camp you’ll create erupting foam monsters, conduct amazing air pressure experiments, dig for hidden treasures, investigate the science of illusions and build spectroscopes to view the spectrum of different types of light. Stay for the full day and we’ll reveal many mysteries of science as we investigate creepy creatures, learn troll tricks, capture a rainbow in a bottle, make instant snow, mix up glowing slime and conduct lab tests on mystery substances. For children ages 7-11.
Take a Dive (T)
Dive into the world of marine biology and oceanography! In our morning day camp you’ll dissect a real shark, participate in a fisherman’s challenge, examine the anatomy of a fish and learn the ancient technique of gyotaku or “fish rubbing”, learn to survive at sea with a homemade solar still, create a kelp forest and make your own submarine. Stay for the full day camp and come face-to-face with some unique sea creatures! You’ll complete a squid dissection, bring to life genuine Triassic Triops, conduct a whale adaptations lab, and examine many weird wonders that live under the sea! For children ages 7-11.
Summer Camps for ages 4-6:
Jr. Investigative Team ages 4-6 – Half Day only (I)
“Hey there, future Science Explorers, do we have the camp for you!” Join our team of curious tiny-techs as we explore a new theme each day. We will create an edible ocean, experiment with a “magic” magnet bottle, investigate butterflies, discover how birds adapt to their environments and make colorful sidewalk chalk! Children are never too young to be scientists!
Jr. Discoverers ages 4-6 – Half Day only (D)
Come join us for a week of fabulous hands-on fun and get elbow deep in botany, oceanography, astronomy and entomology! We’ll dissect a plant and learn what each part does, plant seeds in your own terrarium, investigate a real octopus, learn about animals that live in shells, make a constellation viewer, and explore space in our homemade planetarium. We’ll also “bug out” as we make insect habitats so we can investigate our 6 legged friends. Half day only for ages 4-6.
*We proudly offer our summers camps to young science enthusiasts throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, and Maryland!