Virtual Camp Your Way

Our virtual drop-in camps get kids hands-on at home with chemistry, engineering, coding and more. Our experienced teachers bring STEM alive in your home each day!  Materials supply lists available online for every class.  Hard to find materials available in our Jr. Scientists kits for pick-up.  Classes available for PK/K , Elementary, and Middle School campers.

Weekdays 9:00AM – 10:00AM  and  2:00PM – 3:00 PM

Sci-Tech Members $100/week

Non-Members $75/week

For special member pricing, consider joining Sci-Tech. More on our Member page.

For more information email rsvp@scitechdiscovery.org or call (972) 546-3050 x104.

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Explore Our Camps

All sessions at 9am

June 29th – July 3rd 

Amazing Animals: Get your wiggles out with some singing, some stories and some science.  Create painted rock buddies, weave webs, mix up salt dough sea creatures, build insect life cycles, and whip up 3D paper craft animals with our wonderful staff.

Materials you will need for each session: Amazing Animals Materials List

  • 6/29 The Very Busy Spider
  • 6/30 The Grouchy Ladybug 
  • 7/1 Mister Seahorse 
  • 7/2 The Mixed-Up Chameleon 
  • 7/3 The Hungry Caterpillar

July 13th – July 17th 

Surf the Seasons: Get your wiggles out with some singing, some stories and some science.  Tour the seasons of the year and get hands on with science as we experiment with the power of the sun, wind, rain and snow.  Build a kite, learn to classify the clouds, and experiment in your weather lab.

Materials you will need for each session: Surf the Seasons Materials List

  • 7/13 Windy Days 
  • 7/14 Sunny Skies 
  • 7/15 Rainy Weather
  • 7/16 Let It Snow 
  • 7/17 ‘Little Cloud’

July 27th – July 31st

The Five Fabolous Senses: Get your wiggles out with some singing, some stories and some science.  Dive into the science of sight, sound, taste, touch and hearing.  Learn how to experiment and test like real scientists!  

Materials you will need for each session: The Five Fabulous Senses Materials List

  • 7/27 Super Sight
  • 7/28 Totally Taste
  • 7/29 Did You Hear That?
  • 7/30 Hands On!
  • 7/31 Smells Like Science

August 3rd – August 7th

Jr. Space Force: Get your wiggles out with some singing, some stories and some science.  Experiment with shadows, recreate the phases of the moon, crash into craters, create star maps in the sky, and pop from planet to planet.

Materials you will need for each session: Jr. Space Force Materials List

  • 8/3 Sun Shadows
  • 8/4 Papa Please Get Me the Moon
  • 8/5 Amazing Asteroids
  • 8/6 Constellation Collection
  • 8/7 Planets Please

June 29th – July 3rd @ 2:00pm 

Our Earth: Explore how wonderful our Earth is, from the seeds in the ground to the mountains rising tall.  Dissect flower parts like naturalists, make grass-head buddies, build and test watersheds, learn hydroponics, and see how rain changes the land.

Materials you will need for these sessions: Our Earth Materials List

  • 6/29 Flower Dissection Lab
  • 6/30 Grow a Grasshead Buddy
  • 7/1 Wonderful Watersheds
  • 7/2 How-to Hydroponics
  • 7/3 Rising Seas and Flowing Mountains

July 6th – July 10th @ 9:00am 

Searching Space: Discover the secrets of the clouds and what they can tell us, explore ultra violet radiation, crash meteorites to make craters, move the moon through its phases, and play with gravity or get objects orbiting.

Materials you will need for these sessions: Searching Space Materials List

  • 7/6 Clouds and Rain Gauges
  • 7/7 Ultra Violet Lab
  • 7/8 Gravity and Orbits
  • 7/9 Moon Phases
  • 7/10 Crashing Craters

July 20th – July 24th @ 9:00am 

Mad Scientists: Investigate reactions and mix up something special this summer.   Slime it up, move colors like magic, control the rainbow, harness the power of electricity, and use the force!

Materials you will need for these sessions: Mad Scientist- Material List

  • 7/20 May The (Static) Force Be With You
  • 7/21 Slime Lab
  • 7/22 Colorful Chromatography
  • 7/23 Crystals
  • 7/24 Everything Acids & Bases

August 3rd – August 7th @ 2:00pm

Makers & Tinkerers: Calling all makers!  Get busy building this summer.  Explore and build circuits,  catapults, and robotics hands. Create kaleidoscopes and take a look at the world through a new lens.

Materials you will need for these sessions: Makers & Tinkerers Material List

  • 8/3 Circuits 101
  • 8/4 Catapult Into Force 
  • 8/5 Mechanical Engineering
  • 8/6 Kaleidoscope builds
  • 8/7 Feel the (Air) Pressure

All sessions at 2pm

July 6th – July 10th

Summer of Scratch: Let our staff guide you toward leveling up your Scratch programming skills. Design your world and learn to animate it.  Get things moving, test your games, and animate your world’s first dance party! 

For these session, you will need to set up a free student account at www.scratch.mit.edu

  • 7/6 Building Sprites, Backdrops and Scripts
  • 7/7 Loops of Code, Moving on the X and Y 
  • 7/8 Spirograph Coding
  • 7/9 Building Multiplayer Games
  • 7/10 Music Mania 

July 13th – July 17th 

Chemistry Lab: Summer isn’t summer if you aren’t mixing up a little bit of chemistry at home!  Make slimes, get acids and bases fizzling, explore color changes with pH, and grow pet crystals.

Materials you will need for these sessions: Chemistry Lab Materials List

  • 7/13 Density Lab
  • 7/14 Crazy Crystals
  • 7/15 Acids & Bases ‘R Us
  • 7/16 Slime Time
  • 7/17 Perfectly pH 

July 20th – July 24th

Jr. Naturalists:  Become one with nature as we learn what owls eat, explore ultraviolet radiation from the sun, plant seeds, build and clean watersheds, and build hydroponics for the home.

Materials you will need for these sessions: Jr. Naturalist Materials

  • 7/20 Owl Pellet Dissection
  • 7/21 Ultra Violet Lab
  • 7/22 How-To Hydroponics
  • 7/23 What a Watershed!
  • 7/24 Crazy Grasshead Creations

July 27th – July 31st

Scratch 2.0: Let our staff guide you toward leveling up your Scratch programming skills. Explore bitmap tools to create your own cartoon, learn the logic of coding, alter custom sprites and their worlds, and recreate your favorite movie scenes.

For these session, you will need to set up a free student account at www.scratch.mit.edu

  • 7/27 Bitmap Graphics
  • 7/28 Movie Reboot
  • 7/29 Costume & Set Designer
  • 7/30 ‘If / Then’ Commands It
  • 7/31 Cartoon Creator

Virtual Summer Camp 2020 – FAQ

What Does Virtual Camp Look Like?

  • Camp webinars run 1 hour every day for the entire week.  Each week follows a theme of experiments and design challenges for campers to do at home, guided by our staff in our live classes.  
  • Full materials lists will be available online and emailed to registered campers to gather at home.  We provide links for less common items.  Some materials will be provided by Sci-Tech in our Jr. Scientist Kits, available for pick up at Sci-Tech after registration.
  • Lessons are TEKS aligned with focus placed on the scientific process of experimentation and discovery.  Campers learn the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ along with the ‘what’. We love it when something doesn’t work the first time.  It means we get to try again!
  • We will send out information to our private Zoom class to all registered participants the day of each class.  We recommend that younger campers have an adult working with them at home.
  • Classes will NOT be recorded or shared.

Who is Teaching the Camps?

  • Sci-Tech Educators have many years of education experience, many as formal school teachers.  
  • All classes are moderated and monitored by Sci-Tech staff to ensure a safe learning environment.

What Do We Need?

  • Materials will NOT be provided by Sci-Tech as a part of your registration fee.  Full materials lists will be available online and emailed to registered campers to gather at home.  We provide links for less common items.  Some materials will be provided by Sci-Tech in our Jr. Scientist Kits, available for pick up at Sci-Tech after registration.

When is Camp?

  • Monday-Friday 9:00AM – 10:00AM or 2:00PM – 3:00PM

How Much is Camp?

  • Sci-Tech Members: $100/week
  • Non-Members: $75/week

What Else Do We Need To Know?

  • Campers must be able to speak conversational English.
  • Inappropriate online behavior is not tolerated at camp and will result in automatic dismissal from camp without a refund.