Summer 2017 Science Camps

WHO?

Ages 3-15 (see each camp for specific ages)

WHAT?

Each week is a stand-alone set of lessons based on a different science theme.

Each camper will receive:

  • Camp t-shirt (one per summer)
  • Morning and afternoon snack
  • Museum exploration time
  • Outdoor play time

WHEN?

14 weeks—see schedule inside.
Preschool camps (ages 3-5) are 9am-12pm
Day camps (ages 6-15) are 9am-4pm

Extended care is available for day camps at Discovery Space (before camp from 7:30 to 9am and after camp from 4 to 5:30pm) for only $30/week per child.

WHERE?

At Discovery Space, except Techno-logic, which will be held at Bellefonte Area Middle School.

HOW?

Register Online
or by calling 814.234.0200.  $50 non-refundable deposit for each camp session is required.

Scholarships may be available for those who need; please email  for information.

If you have already registered you may pay your balance here:
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Preschool Camps

Designed for ages 3-5
9am-12pm at Discovery Space

$130/week for members; $155/week for non-members.
Campers MUST be potty-trained. No extended care available.

Ramp It Up

(Sorry this camp is full) Would you like to be put on our waitlist?

June 26-30
Ages 3-5

Join us for a week of playful physics! Through hands-on explorations of all six simple machines, we will figure out how they make work easier.

Preschool Power

July 24-28
Ages 3-5

Explore basic energy sources like wind, water and solar power. Projects will encourage your child to experiment with renewable resources!

Inventor’s Workshop

August 7-11
Ages 3-5

What can you dream up? How will it work? What will it do? Previous experience with simple machines and basic energy sources will be useful but not necessary.

Day Camps

(ages 6-14 — see each camp for specific ages)
9am-4pm at Discovery Space (exception: Techno-logic*)

$230/week for members; $255/week for non-members.
Extended care (before and after) is available for all camps at Discovery Space for only $30/week per child.

Critter Challenge

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June 19-23
Ages 7-9

What do you get when you combine LEGOs with animals and engineering? A fun week at camp! Learn about honey bees and other critters, then share your knowledge using LEGO models that move.

Eco Engineers

June 26-30
Ages 6-10

Engineers around the world solve problems in their communities. This week we will take a cultural perspective on engineering design to explore technologies from many continents.

Subzero

July 3
Ages 6-12

Spend one whole day exploring the science of very cold things! From liquid nitrogen to dry ice, it’s sure to be a freezing good time!
*$50 members and $65 nonmembers

Innovate: Biology

July 5-7
Ages 8-12

Actuated medical logoLearn about living things through interactive dissections and create innovative solutions to biological problems. We’ll talk with bioengineers and get the inside scoop on problems they’re currently working to solve.
*$150 members and $165 nonmembers.

Design Lab Jr

(Sorry this camp is full) Would you like to be put on our waitlist?

July 17-21
Ages 6-8

Design is everywhere but it’s easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it. Ever wonder why logos are so memorable? This week we will dive into the science of design, focusing on elements of graphic design, landscape architecture, software design and more.

Design Lab

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July 17-21
Ages 9-12

Design is everywhere but it’s easy to miss if you aren’t looking for it. Ever wonder why logos are so memorable? This week we will dive into the science of design, focusing on elements of graphic design, landscape architecture, software design and more.

GLOW: Girls Leadership Opportunity Week

July 24-28
Ages 10-14

What does it take to be a leader? Find out this week! We will focus on the soft skills and the STEM skills necessary to be a strong, positive female.

Mix It Up

(Sorry this camp is full) Would you like to be put on our waitlist?

July 31-Aug 4
Ages 6-10

Ever wonder how things are made? Join us as we explore the chemistry of products we buy and use every day. Through hands-on experiments, campers will learn about products such as ice packs, hand sanitizer and more.

Future Forecasters

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August 7-11
Ages 10-14

Shaver's Creek Environmental CenterWe are teaming up with Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center to explore the science behind weather! Join us for a week of exploring the relationship between weather and the natural world, making weather predictions, and stepping into the shoes of a meteorologist. This camp will be held primarily outdoors, rain or shine, and will include daily field trips.

Technologic

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August 7-11
Ages 10-15

Explore 3D printing or learn to computer program this week. It’s a go-at-your-own-pace kind of week, great for kids who have an interest, no matter their level of experience.
*Held at Bellefonte Middle School
*No extended care available.

Extreme Life

(Sorry this camp is full) Would you like to be put on our waitlist?

August 14-18
Ages 6-10

Explore the life that exists in the harshest conditions on our planet. Then compare that to what we know about the conditions of other planets and moons. Could there be life elsewhere? You decide using science!

Topping the Charts Jr

(Sorry this camp is full) Would you like to be put on our waitlist?

August 21-25
Ages 6-8

Join us for a week of this summer’s most loved activities and experiments!

Topping the Charts

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August 21-25
Ages 9-12

Join us for a week of this summer’s most loved activities and experiments!


Hamer Camp Counselor Program

We are seeking responsible, hard-working and creative volunteers in grades 9-12 to become Counselors-in-Training (CITs) and eventually Camp Counselors to help with Discovery Space’s many summer camps. CITs will work with Discovery Space’s summer camp staff and gain unique experience working with children ages 3 through grade 12 in an informal science setting. Volunteering at Discovery Space is an excellent way to learn about science, education and add valuable community service to one’s high school experience. The Hamer Camp Counselor Program is a 1-4 year program consisting of 3 phases. See the full program description.