Daily Camps on March 11-15, 2024 from 9am – 4pm

Join us for Spring Break Camps that combine the best of fun and learning!
Campers will explore awesome projects and experiments while learning collaborative teamwork skills. Each day is a “sneak preview” of the upcoming Summer Camps, so you get the first look at summer fun. Book one day at a time, or the entire week!

Members: $70 per day or $350 for the full week
Non-members: $80 per day or $400 for the full week
Prices include all instructional materials and take-home projects)

STEM Spring Break Camp: 1st – 2nd Grade

Date Event
March 11 Wildlife Explorers: Discover astounding habitats of special plants and animals as you get hands-on with real living organisms and explore animal careers.
March 12 Super Spies: Put your sleuthing skills to the test while you learn how to lift fingerprints, track suspects and narrow down “whodunnit” with a live interrogation!
March 13 Mini Makers: Learn different types of engineering through robots, circuitry, rockets, and nature’s makers: animals!
March 14 Mixed-Up Chemists: Use your sight, smell, and touch to observe the awesome world of chemistry as you change colors, go with the flow with water, and change temperatures in a instant.
March 15 Art Lab:  Create artistic masterpieces using science and technology, natural materials and electronics, and everything in between.

STEM Spring Break Camp: 3rd – 4th Grade

Date Event
March 11 Ancient Explorers: Explore and re-create the wonders of the past using STEM: travel through time with dinosaurs, visit ancient Roman architects, the Old West engineers, and more!
March 12 Animal Adventures: Discover the awesome and surprising things animals can do like make slime, glow in the dark, and survive in extreme habitats.
March 13 Daring Detectives: Help! Our camp has been infiltrated by a double agent, and we need your help to gather evidence, analyze clues, and solve the mystery.
March 14 Busy Builders: Engineer the perfect Spring Break as we light up your day with circuitry and  team up for “towering” fun!
March 15 Science of Magic: Learn the secrets behind awesome “magic” tricks you can use to fool friends and family using things like math, chemistry, physics, and engineering!

Makerspace Spring Break Camp: 5th-6th Grade

Date Event
March 11 Engineering Reactions: Join us for some “explosive” fun as we combine a Rube Goldberg machine with mind-blowing chemistry by engineering a creative way to set off a soda/candy geyser!
March 12 Code Masters: Discover the wonderful world of coding and try out multiple programs that create everything from robotics to art.
March 13 Junior Naturalists: Give back to nature using engineering and maker skills while learning about the environment around us. 
March 14 Bust That Myth:  Ever wondered if that crazy thing you heard is true? Test out fun urban legends using the scientific method!
March 15 Building STEAM: Put the “A” back in STEM as you combine art and technology in hands-on projects that are as functional as they are fun.

Spring Break Camp FAQ’s

What will camp look like for my learner?

  • Camp features a balance of hands-on experiments, activities, and crafts mixed in with age-appropriate breaks, play time, and STEAM themed games.
  • Generally, older campers experience about 1 “Brain Break” per 1 hour of instruction time as well as a 30-minute lunch break and 30-minute museum exploration time. Younger students will have more frequent breaks.
  • While lessons feature many TEKS aligned activities, the primary focus in camps in placed on the scientific process and inquiry-based learning. Campers will use their own observations, questions, and discoveries to guide their learning journey!

Who is with the campers?

  • All camps are led by experienced certified teachers or experienced museum informal science educators.
  • Teaching assistants are all experienced in working in informal STEM camp environments and go through education/inquiry-based learning training.
  • Students are always with instructors and will NEVER be alone in a private space with a single adult.

What do we bring?

  • Campers SHOULD bring:
    • Snacks and a sack lunch (Full Day Camps Only)
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Any medications or Epi-Pens (Please give directly to the Camp Manager or Instructor)
    • Closed-toe shoes for lab and/or workshop safety.
  • Campers should NOT bring:
    • Backpacks or large bags
    • Toys, phones, tablets, or handheld gaming devices
    • Money
    • Food containing nuts or nut products.

What time is camp?

  • FULL DAY: 9AM – 4PM
  • Doors will open for drop off at 8:50AM
  • Students will be available for pick up by 3:50PM
  • Campers picked up after 4:10PM will be charged a $1/minute Late Pick-Up Fee

How much does camp cost?

  • ONE DAY:
    • Members: $70
    • Nonmembers: $80
    • Members: $350
    • Nonmembers: $400
  • Unfortunately, our software does not currently allow us to offer discounts on multiple bookings (aka- sibling discounts).

Can I cancel/get a refund?

  • Yes, you may cancel your Spring Break Camp reservation. However, refunds are given on a sliding scale based on advance notification of cancellation.
    • 2 Weeks in Advance = 100% Refund
    • 1 Week in Advance = 50% Refund
    • Less than 1 Week Notice = 0% Refund

What is your sick policy for camp?

  • Staff and students are both asked to stay home from camp while testing positive for or while symptomatic with any contagious illness, including but not limited to COVID-19, influenza, RSV, colds, and stomach bugs.

Which age group should I select for my learner?

  • Please select the grade level in which your student is currently enrolled.
  • If your learner is taking courses at different or higher levels than their peers, we recommend choosing what most closely aligns with their age, as it is easier on many children’s social skills in informal learning environments.

Is there anything I need to do before camp begins?

  • Please download the Camp Health Form and complete it for all your campers. This form MUST be returned before your student is allowed into the camp for safety reasons.
  • Double check that the food you are sending is NUT FREE.
  • Make sure you send your learner in clothes you are comfortable with getting messy.
  • Communicate any health or medical concerns directly to our Camp Manager by emailing us at camp.admin@scitechdiscovery.org.

Do you have a behavior or disciplinary plan?

  • We believe in ensuring that all students feel safe and nurtured within their classroom environment. This means offering age-appropriate support for conflict or disruptive behavior.
  • Instructors may use techniques such as:
    • Utilizing a “Cool Down Corner” where students can rest on a rug and use toys or pillows to calm down after an incident.
    • Having a guided discussion about how they are feeling, identifying emotions, and reflecting on actions.
    • Assigning students to different groups who struggle with communicating/cooperating with each other.
  • Intentional violence is NOT tolerated at Sci-Tech. If a camper actively hurts another student, the issue will be immediately addressed, and parents will be notified.
  • If a behavior issue cannot be remedied after discussion with parents/guardians or if there is physical harm/threat of harm to staff or students, Sci-Tech reserves the right to dismiss a camper from the program without a refund.

My learner is neurodivergent/has special needs. Can you accommodate them?

  • While students of all abilities are welcome to participate in camps, please note that Sci-Tech staff is not specifically trained to work with children with special needs and cannot provide one-on-one care.
  • You may opt to provide your child with an aide during camp to assist them. This could be anyone from a trained professional to a sibling, so long as they are familiar with meeting your student’s needs.
  • If you have questions about whether our camps may be a good fit for your student, please feel free to reach out at camp.admin@scitechdiscovery.org.

My child does not speak English yet. Can they still attend camp?

  • Due to safety working with chemicals, equipment, and other dangerous materials, we do require that all campers understand and speak conversational English or have a translator present.