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CAMP INNOVATION is back offering both limited in-person and virtual options starting June 7 through July 31. Each 5-day camp session introduces kids to STEM and builds skills for youth through high-energy challenges, building, and design opportunities, and concept exploration. 

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In-Person Camp Schedule | Summer 2021

CAMP INNOVATION provides kids opportunities to collaborate and explore STEM concepts through fun, hands-on challenges designed to build confidence, persistence, and creative problem-solving skills. For our limited in-person camps, Arizona Science Center will enforce strict health and safety guidelines for all camps and Team Members.

  • Limited number of campers who can participate in each session.
  • All campers and Science Center Team Members must wear approved masks.
  • Frequent hand washing will be encouraged, and we will have hand sanitizer available.
  • We will stagger drop-off and pick-up to reduce interaction between families.
  • We will clearly communicate that if people are not feeling well, are running a fever, or are displaying any symptoms of COVID-19, they should stay home.

Weekly Camp Cost: $260 Members | $295 Non-Members
GIRLS IN STEM Cost: $450 Members | $500 Non-Members


**Due to the number of available seats in camp, the session will be broken into two groups. If you'd like your child to be in the same group as another camper, please select the same group during the registration process. 


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Creepy-Crawlers, Nature, STEM Oh My!

Grades: 1-2**
Time: 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
June 7-11   July 5-9

Investigate, explore, and inspect the world all around us to solve and discover the many fascinating interactions that occur right here at the Science Center. Campers will build spider webs, grow plants, excavate fossils, and investigate the planet and all its inhabitants. See the world in a whole new light, mix things up, and savor the science found all around you!


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ASTRO CAMP®

Grades: 3-6
Time: 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
June 7-11 July 5-9

Calling all future Astronauts!  Join us this summer for ASTRO CAMP in partnership with NASA. Explore the science of space through hands-on engineering, teamwork, and high-energy challenges.  The goal of ASTRO CAMP is to give ALL students the chance to get involved in and experience science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to inspire future astronauts and engineers to learn about space with NASA’s unique activities. ASTRO CAMP is sure to be out-of-this-world!


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Behind the Scenes Science

Grades: 1-6**
Time: 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
June 14-18 July 12-16

Who’s ready for an exclusive exploration of the Center like you’ve never seen before? During this weeklong camp, step behind the curtain and discover the secrets of your favorite exhibits, learn how the planetarium works and so much more.  BTS camp is sure to inspire, educate and engage your curious mind through hands-on science.


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ASTRO CAMP®

Grades: 7-8
Time: 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
June 14-18 July 12-16

Calling all future Astronauts!  Join us this summer for ASTRO CAMP in partnership with NASA. Explore the science of space through hands-on engineering, teamwork, and high-energy challenges.  The goal of ASTRO CAMP is to give ALL students the chance to get involved in and experience science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to inspire future astronauts and engineers to learn about space with NASA’s unique activities. ASTRO CAMP is sure to be out-of-this-world!


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BUILD IT

Grades: 1-6**
Time: 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
June 21-25 July 19-23

Build it. Test it. Tinker it.  Practice the principles of innovating, designing, and constructing as you engineer everything from bridges to buildings and everything in between. Let your imagination run wild in this fun and engaging hands-on camp that inspires teamwork and creativity through design.


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“BEST OF” CAMP

Grades: 1-6**
Time: 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
June 28-July 2 July 26-30

If you can’t just pick one camp, this is the camp for you. Featuring the best pieces of CAMP INNOVATION, delve deeper into science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts with interactive, hands-on, and engaging experiences. Best of Camp is sure to inspire the next generation of scientists and innovators!


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#GIRLSINSTEM

Grades: 8-10
Time: 9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
July 12-23

Cost: $450 Members | $500 Non-members | Two-Week Camp

Join for a camp where science, design, social media and engineering collide! During this 10-day session, connect with other like-minded leaders that share your passion and love for science.  From a behind-the-scenes peek of various STEM careers to learning about science, technology, engineering, math, and art through making, this is a camp not to be missed. 


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Virtual Camp Schedule|Summer 2021

CAMP INNOVATION Virtual sessions will include a daily 90-minute Zoom Call, one-on-one instruction from our camp staff, additional resources for at-home self-guided extension activities, a materials kit, and an optional end of day family Zoom Call allowing your campers the opportunity to share their work from the day.

Cost: $150 Members | $175 Non-Members
Fee Includes Materials Kit

 


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MIX IT UP

June 14-18

Grades 1-2: Live Session at 9:00 a.m. –10:30 a.m.
Grades 3-4: Live Session at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Grades 5-6: Live Session at 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

July 12-16

Grades 1-2: Live Session at 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Grades 3-4: Live Session at 9:00 a.m. –10:30 a.m.
Grades 5-6: Live Session at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Join us for a week of fizzling, sizzling, and oozing while creating slimy, fizzy, and colorful creations. Experience the wonder and excitement of chemical reactions while learning about the science application in our day-to-day lives. You don’t want to miss this opportunity to expand your STEM knowledge through the hands-on science of cool chemical reactions.


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BUILD IT

June 21-25

Grades 1-2: Live Session at 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Grades 3-4:
Live Session at 9:00 a.m. –10:30 a.m.
Grades 5-6:
Live Session at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m

July 19-23

Grades 1-2: Live Session at 9:00 a.m. –10:30 a.m.
Grades 3-4: Live Session at 11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Grades 5-6: Live Session at 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Build it. Test it. Tinker it. Practice the principles of innovating, designing, and constructing as you engineer everything from bridges to buildings and everything in between. Let your imagination run wild in this fun and engaging hands-on virtual camp that inspires teamwork and creativity through design.

 

Caregiver Packet

CAMP INNOVATION caregiver packet includes the necessary forms and information for all summer 2021 camps.

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Scholarships

Arizona Science Center is committed to providing access to exceptional educational experiences in STEM learning, regardless of your ability to pay program fees. Scholarships for camps are available thanks to generous donors and community partners. To apply for a scholarship for CAMP INNOVATION, please complete the short online application.

Apply today


 Summer Internships

Are you a teen who is interested in science and enjoys engaging with children? Summer 2021 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.

Requirements:

  • Must be between 15–19 years old by May 1, 2021.
    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, 2021 and includes a 100-word statement of intent, which you can copy and paste into the online form.

Apply today


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Meet our Partner: Established in 1997, Southwest Autism Research & Resource Center (SARRC) is an internationally recognized nonprofit that conducts research, provides evidence-based practices, disseminates effective training and builds inclusive communities. SARRC is partnering with CAMP INNOVATION for the second year to provide support and training on inclusive practices for Arizona Science Center camp instructors, helping us provide the best experience for all campers.

Visit their website to learn more at http://autismcenter.org/Summer-Camps


Camp Testimonials

"The kids became more adaptable to new environments after a great experience at CAMP INNOVATION... it was their first camp away from their own preschool and they were so comfortable at the Science Center, I think it eased the next few camps we did this summer."

"The kids both brought up things they learned, my youngest son talked about dissecting a scorpion and my older son talked about energy conservation and what they built in class. The camp had a positive impact on them."

"He keeps bringing up facts he learned there out of the blue that are relevant to what we are doing! Cool!"

"She loved learning about astronomy inside the science center–new interest!"

"He wants to be a neuroscientist after doing the BNI camp"

"Thank you for an amazing experience! Lindsay was challenged daily and absolutely loved gaining deeper insight into research and science in general. Arizona Science Center has the most knowledgeable staff I have ever encountered during summer camps. We are definitely returning next year!"

"The location is wonderful, it is a very nice feature to be able to visit the Science Center. The topics are really interesting and unique - can't find this anywhere else."

"Please continue these one-day camps on holidays. Its perfect for curious children with working parents."

"My children were excited to share what they learned and what they made. They had fun with the other students. They asked to go to the next camp." 

"My daughter rated the camp a 10 out of 10. This is the second camp she has attended at the ASC and it won't be our last. I love the option of one-day camps on holidays and the variety of subjects covered at the camps." 

"Even my 7-year-old, who was tentative about going without knowing anyone, had a great time."


Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be requested 2 weeks prior to the first day of camp to receive a refund minus a $35 cancellation fee for each week-long camp per child. Cancellations made within 3 to 14 days of the first day of camp will receive a credit minus the cancellation fee. Credit is valid for one year from the issue date.

  • No refunds nor credits will be given after that time period. A $10 processing fee will be applied to each transfer per child. Space is limited for each camp. Transfers will be applicable only if space is available.
  • If your child becomes ill or is exhibiting COVID symptoms before camp begins, you will be provided the option to switch to a virtual camp, transfer to a future camp, or receive a refund.
  • If your child becomes ill or is exhibiting COVID symptoms during the camp week, your camper will be switched into a virtual camp group if applicable.
  • Arizona Science Center staff reserve the right to modify this statement in light of the most recent CDC and AZDH requirements.

 

Arizona Science Center is not licensed under the laws of this state as a child care facility.


CAMP INNOVATION is generously supported by Raytheon