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CAMP INNOVATION Summer 2022
Arizona Science Center is thrilled to announce that this year CAMP INNOVATION will be offered at no cost, in partnership with the state of Arizona’s AZ OnTrack, Thanks to support from the American Rescue Plan Act, the AZ OnTrack Summer Camp initiative is designed to help Arizona students have fun and stay on track this summer— for FREE.
CAMP INNOVATION Summer 2022 will now be able to serve nearly 1,800 campers at 10 site locations across the state of Arizona at no charge. Through a series of week-long camp sessions, CAMP INNOVATION is sure to spark curiosity in science through hands-on interactive programs that incorporate learning with high-energy challenges, building, and design.
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CAMP INNOVATION at Arizona Science Center
Calling all innovators! For our thinkers and tinkerers, Invention Convention campers will explore “accidental” inventions such as the chocolate chip cookie, Post-It Notes, popsicles and Silly Putty. Throughout the week, Junior Scientists will explore inventions, solve engineering challenges and create their own masterpiece—complete with a logo—and display it in Arizona Science Center’s lobby!
STEM Coding Camp
July 5–8 or July 25–29 | Grades 5–6
June 20–24 or July 18–22 | Grades 7–10
In our STEM Coding Camp, campers will prepare for the jobs of tomorrow by exploring basic game design, animation, character dialogue, story building, project creation, sports and art projects—all while using code! Campers will be virtually submerged in the coding program during their time onsite as well as participate in hands-on, offline coding activities. All levels of coders are welcome during this 5-day virtually immersive camp.
Sloths, Tortoises and Snakes—Oh My
Sloths, Tortoises and Snakes—Oh My! Camp is based on Arizona Science Center’s latest exhibition, Survival of the Slowest. Experience the exhibition and explore the survival strategies of these sneaky, slow and slithery species. Every day, campers will learn about different animals and study their biomes through hands-on activities and experiments. Discover how slow and steady CAN win the race!
Girls in STEM Camp
Our Girls in STEM Camp focuses on females* in STEM careers. Campers will explore women in history that impacted science, complete their own interactive activities and enjoy presentations from current women in STEM-centered careers. This camp connects our future #GirlsInSTEM to impactful mentors, and is open to anyone that has an interest in our world’s future in STEM.
*Anyone who identifies as female regardless of assignment at birth. Our program also welcomes people who identify as non-binary. Although this program's focus is on girls, all are welcome to attend regardless of gender identity.
NASA ASTRO CAMP®
Back by popular demand—NASA ASTRO CAMP® includes hands-on activities directly from NASA! Campers will expand their knowledge about all aspects of space, including black holes, exoplanets, constellations, rovers and more. Discover a NEW experience and observe the stars during family night. Aspiring astronauts will not want to miss this out-of-this-world camp!
CREATE U Camp
What will you create? Learn the ins and outs of different machinery in CREATE at Arizona Science Center® during our CREATE U Camp! Campers will solve problems using their creativity to design, prototype and create their own inventions! This camp will include introductions to the laser cutter, 3D printer and woodworking.
Some creations may be selected to be on display in CREATE Inside Arizona Science Center.
NASA ASTRO CAMP®
Calling all future space explorers—NASA ASTRO CAMP® is for our true astronomy lovers! Campers will experience authentic NASA science experiments, participate in a star observation night and take a field trip to Arizona State University where they will get a tour of the meteorite museum, the Mars Control Room and a 3D Planetarium. Engage with guest speakers directly from Arizona State University and NASA. This out-of-this-world camp will encourage campers to reach for the stars!
Explore the science of outdoor survival mixed with the traditional summer camp experience during our Campfire Science Camp! Campers will make their own delicious s’mores using solar ovens they built themselves, explore the stars and discover how to navigate the night sky and activate their inner engineer by creating their own obstacle courses.
CAMP INNOVATION Offsite Locations
Frequently Asked Questions
Parent & Caregiver Packet
CAMP INNOVATION caregiver packet includes the necessary forms and information for all camps.
Are you a teen who is interested in science and enjoys engaging with children?
Summer 2022 CAMP INNOVATION at Arizona Science Center wants your help!
- Work directly with first graders through middle school campers and camp instructors to provide a unique, memorable camp experience.
- Assist with set-up and clean-up of camp classrooms and help chaperone lunch and snack times for campers.
- Gain experience in informal education, working on a team, delivering science programming to children, and events coordination.
- Must be between 15–19 years old by May 1, 2022.
- Commit to at least two weeks of week-long camp with regular shifts (30–40 hours per week)
- Complete the online application. Due May 1, 2022 and includes a 100-word statement of intent, which you can copy and paste into the online form.
Arizona Science Center is not licensed under the laws of this state as a child care facility.