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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.

To register, click on your desired date below 


CAMP INNOVATION at Arizona Science Center  


Innovator's Playground

Innovator's Playground

Grades: 1–6

June 6-10 

Click here for new spots added for grades 3-4

June 27–July 1 

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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 Gaming Camp

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

Grades: 1–2

 SOLD OUT

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!


Code

Girls in STEM Camp

Grades: 3–6

June 13–17 

July 11–15 

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®

NASA ASTRO CAMP®

Grades: 1–6

June 20–24 

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July 18–22

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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

CREATE U Camp

Ages: 13–18

 June 6–10 SOLD OUT

June 27–July 1 

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®

NASA ASTRO CAMP®

Grades: 7–10

June 13–17

July 11–15 

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!

 


Campfire Science

Campfire Science

Grades: 1–4

July 5–8

July 25–29 

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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

 

Registration is required and will be confirmed within 72 hours of your camp start date. Hours for offsite CAMP INNOVATION  locations vary. Please see below. 

 

Ak-Chin Indian Community Library
46521 W Farrell Rd, Maricopa, AZ 85139
9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
July 5–8: Grades: 1–3
July 11–15: Grades: 4–6
Registration link: https://qr.page/g/3L6lixio77c

 

Bisbee Science Lab
519 W Melody Lane, Bisbee, AZ 85603
10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
July 5–8: Grades: 3–4
July 11–15: Grades: 3–4
July 18–22: Grades: 5–6
Registration link: https://qr.page/g/yXb5brvEgg

 

Hopi Public Library
1 Hopi Mission School Rd. Building 1, Room 2, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
June 13–17: Grades 1–3
June 20–24: Graders 4–6
Registration link: https://qr.page/g/4ur1f5cPslb

 

San Carlos Reservation
Rice Intermediate School, 13 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, AZ 85550
Contact site location for more information: Christine Carlson, 928.475.2315 extension 1116

 

San Xavier District Office
2018 West San Xavier Rd, Tucson. AZ 85746
10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
July 5–8: Grades: 3–4
July 11–15: Grades: 3–4
July 18–22: Grades: 5–6
Registration link: https://qr.page/g/4rSqnMyVA2P

 

Willcox Historic Theater
116 N Railroad Ave, Willcox, AZ 85643
9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
July 11–15: Grades: 2–3
July 18–22: Grades: 4–5
July 25–29: Grades: 6–7
Registration link: https://qr.page/g/3FWxycYsNfM

 


Frequently Asked Questions

To resgister for CAMP INNOVATION, please visit AzScience.org/camps to view all available camps for Summer 2022.  

Nothing! All AZ OnTrack Summer Camps must ensure that program registration fees are provided at no cost to families statewide. Each Camp operator is empowered to design the most enriching and excellent experience they can, utilizing a combination of AZ OnTrack and other funding sources to offer these learning experiences free of charge.

No catch. Announced at the 2022 State of the State by Governor Doug Ducey, AZ OnTrack Summer Camp has been designed to address the learning gaps and losses that the last two years have caused students statewide — and throughout the world. Over $100 million from the American Rescue Plan Act has made it possible to fund these varied Summer Camp offerings.

No. While CAMP INNOVATION is an academic and enrichment program, we do not provide credit recovery.

If you registered for CAMP INNOVATION Summer 2022 before Arizona Science Center was named as an Az OnTrack Camp Host, our team will be contacting you shortly via email. If you do not hear from us within 72 hours of your camp start date, please contact our team at azontrack@azscience.org

Registration is required and will be confirmed within 72 hours of your camp start date.

All camps offered at Arizona Science Center (600 E. Washington St. Phoenix, AZ 85004) will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 3:45 p.m. You may drop off your camper any time between 8:15 a.m. and 8:45 a.m. and you may pick them up anytime between 3:45 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Hours for offsite CAMP INNOVATION  locations vary. Please see below. 

Ak-Chin Indian Community Library
46521 W Farrell Rd, Maricopa, AZ 85139
9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
July 5–8: Grades: 1–3
July 11–15: Grades: 4–6
Registration link: https://qr.page/g/3L6lixio77c

Bisbee Science Lab
519 W Melody Lane, Bisbee, AZ 85603
10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
July 5–8: Grades: 3–4
July 11–15: Grades: 3–4
July 18–22: Grades: 5–6
Registration link: https://qr.page/g/yXb5brvEgg

Hopi Public Library
1 Hopi Mission School Rd. Building 1, Room 2, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039
9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
June 13–17: Grades 1–3
June 20–24: Graders 4–6
Registration link: https://qr.page/g/4ur1f5cPslb

San Carlos Reservation
Rice Intermediate School, 13 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, AZ 85550
Contact site location for more information: Christine Carlson, 928.475.2315 extension 1116

San Xavier District Office
2018 West San Xavier Rd, Tucson. AZ 85746
10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
July 5–8: Grades: 3–4
July 11–15: Grades: 3–4
July 18–22: Grades: 5–6
Registration link: https://qr.page/g/4rSqnMyVA2P

Willcox Historic Theater
116 N Railroad Ave, Willcox, AZ 85643
9:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.
July 11–15: Grades: 2–3
July 18–22: Grades: 4–5
July 25–29: Grades: 6–7
Registration link: https://qr.page/g/3FWxycYsNfM

 

No. Aftercare will not be offered at any CAMP INNOVATION site location.

CAMP INNOVATION programs are hands-on! This means that they are active and sometimes messy! Please send your child to camp in comfortable clothes that allow campers to play, explore and get dirty and are appropriate for weather conditions.

 Camper dress requirements: 

  • Sturdy shoes or sandals; sandals worn to camp must have a heel strap (i.e. no flip-flops or Crocs) 
  • No Heelys/wheeled shoes
  • Pants, shorts or skirts that conceal underwear

Masks are not required. In accordance with CDC guidelines for Maricopa County, masks are recommended for individuals at high risk for severe illness.

Yes! Lunch and an afternoon snack will be provided. A menu will be sent via email, along with the secondary permission slip, the week before camp begins. For camper’s comfort, we ask that each child bring a water bottle they can carry throughout the day. Each child is responsible for bringing their own beverage and additional morning snacks.


Parent & Caregiver Packet

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

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Summer Internships

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.

Requirements:

    • 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.

 

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CAMP INNOVATION SPONSORS


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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 Autismcenter.org/Summer-Camps


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