Explore the solar system as well as play with the planets and their moons. Gear up as an astronaut as we design our own space suits and space stations.
Grossology | June 12-16 & July 17-21
Join us as we explore the icky, the sticky, the gooey and the gross with chemical reactions, slimes, owl pellet dissections and more.
STEM Pirates | June 19-23
Campers transform into pirates and work together to tinker, build and navigate the high seas using science and engineering. Build and test catapults, learn the science behind the strongest knots, discover how your ship can stay afloat, and decode clues on treasure maps.
Tiny Tinkerers | June 26-June 30 & July 24-28
Join the Maker movement as we engineer toys, machines and more from the craziest of things. Explore physics by building things that fly, spin, and whirl. Electrify your creations while you complete our circuits lab.
Summer Science | July 5-7
Pop, Fizz, Bang- It’s time for some summer science! Explore the chemistry behind fireworks, learn how to make giant bubbles, and explore why we have seasons like summer.
Science of Art | July 31 – August 4
Unlock your inner artist as we explore the science behind art. Create bubbling paints, glowing art, pendulum paintings and inventive jewelry. Experiment with your style as you use physics and chemistry to create dynamic works of art.
Video Games Galore | June 5-9 & July 10-14
Take block coding to new heights as you create your own videogames. From plot points to playthroughs, bring your gaming ideas to life. You can even customize a controller!
Junior Nasa | June 12-16 & July 17-21
Space is always at the forefront of innovation. Exercise your invention muscles as you design rovers, landers, and rockets to handle the final frontier.
Mad Scientists | June 19-23 & July 24-28
The boundaries of science are meant to be pushed! After a safety lesson, combine chemicals to get new effects. Bubbles, colors, and oozing are just a few of the reactions you can encounter.
Robotics Roundup | June 26-June 30
Learn the basics of robotics as you work your way through our fleet of robots. Build your skills as you explore sensors, coding, simple and complex machines.
Summer Science | July 5-7
Summer is EXPLODING with science! Learn the chemistry of combustion making your own fireworks, design a 3D printed bubblewand, and explore the science behind heat and weather.
Fantastic Physics | July 31 – August 4
Explore all those forces that affect us every day. Harness the power of these forces to create something exciting! Launchers, spinners, and more are all possibilities!
Maker Magic | June 5-9
Jump into the wonderful world of wood! Get handy with saws, drills, and hammers as you craft boxes, birdhouses, and more!
Animation Station | June 12-16 & July 10-14
From flipbooks to computers, venture into the world of storytelling with pictures. Draw your own characters and sets, then learn to make them move. Don’t forget the sound effects!
Tech Dive | June 19-23 & July 17-21
Do you love inventing, tinkering and programming? Take a dive into the world of programming and micro-controllers. Learn how to use computer aided design software. Design and print your own creations with our 3D printers.
Circuitry Lab | June 26-June 30
Does electricity spark your interest? Learn how electronics work, program micro-controllers, design wearable technology, and learn to solder like a professional!
Summer Science | July 5-7
We’ve got some sizzlin’ science for you as we explore how heat affects chemical reactions, make colorful fireworks from scratch, and solder a mechanical bubble blowing machine!
Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions
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?
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 Summer Camp reservation. However, refunds are given on a sliding scale based on advance notification of cancellation:
o 2 Weeks in Advance = 100% Refund
o 1 Week in Advance = 50% Refund o 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 will be entering in Fall 2023.
• 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 firstname.lastname@example.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:
o Utilizing a “Cool Down Corner” where students can rest on a rug and use toys or pillows to calm down after an incident.
o Having a guided discussion about how they are feeling, identifying emotions, and reflecting on actions.
o 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 email@example.com.
My child does not speak English. 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 or interpreter present.