Summer 2018 Science Camps


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


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 playtime


10 weeks—see schedule below.
Preschool camps (ages 3-5) are 9am – 12pm
Day camps (ages 6-15) are 9am – 4pm
Half day camps
(ages 11-14) are 9am – 12pm and 1 – 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.


At Discovery Space, except Future Forecasters, which will be held at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center.


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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Cancellation Policy:

  • If cancelling more than 7 days prior to the first day of camp, you may transfer to another session, space permitting or receive a refund less the $50 non-refundable deposit.
  • If cancelling 7 days or less prior to the first day of camp, you may transfer to another session, space permitting. No refund requests will be honored.

Camp Sponsorship Opportunities

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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.

Who Lives There?

June 25-29

Explore the diverse ecosystems of our natural world from the ground up. Your child will investigate the environment through hands-on explorations that encourage them to ask questions and make observations.

Once Upon a Makerspace

July 16-20

Inspired by the characters they’ll meet in picture books, your child will solve problems to engineering challenges.

Mirrors and Magnets

August 6-10

Investigate Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math this week through mirrors and magnets. Repel, reflect and reveal your STEAM potential!

Day Camps

(ages 6-15 – see each camp for specific ages)
9am – 4pm at Discovery Space (exception: Future Forecasters*)

$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.

Read It. Think It. Do It.

June 18-22
Ages 6-8

Join us for a week of creative problem solving using books as the springboard for science and engineering investigations.

The Notion of Motion

June 18-22
Ages 11-14

Put the laws of motion to the test. Through a series of fun challenges, explore how force, inertia, and mass are in action in our everyday lives.
Half day camp 9am – 12pm
$130 members and $155 non-members

Bio and Beyond

June 25-29
Ages 6-10

What are the requirements for life? Investigate the living world and explore the life forms that are making scientists rethink their search for life beyond our planet.

All About Energy

June 25-29
Ages 11-14

Energy is everywhere! From the electric energy of robotic circuits to the sustainable energy of wind farms, we will design and test structures that utilize different types of energy.
Half day camp 1 – 4pm
$130 members and $155 non-members

Launch Lab

July 2-3
Ages 6-10

Investigate flight through experiments and engineering challenges. Design, build, decorate and test things that fall, fly and float through the air!
$95 members and $120 non-members

Code to Create

July 5-6
Ages 6-10

Use your creativity and imagination to design and create your own digital games! Join us for two-days of coding fun!
$95 members and $120 non-members

Culinary Chemistry

July 9-10
Ages 6-10

What’s this made of? Experiment with food this week as we learn more about the chemistry behind the things we eat!
$95 members and $120 non-members

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On Deck: Genetic Tech

July 16-20
Ages 11-14

You are on deck as one of tomorrow’s STEM leaders! Conduct experiments related to current biomedical research, participate in hands-on dissections and investigate today’s genetic technology careers.

Chemistry Color Lab

July 23-27
Ages 6-10

Mix, pour and experiment with colors as we explore the world of chemistry!

Break it and Remake it

July 30-Aug 3
Ages 6-10

Deconstruct inventions, learn about what makes them work, then try your hand at inventing your own!

GLOW: Girls Leadership Opportunity Week

August 6-10
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 become a leader.

Shaver's Creek Environmental Center

Future Forecasters*

August 6-10
Ages 12-15

We are partnering again this year with Shavers Creek! Campers will explore the science of weather through data collection, forecasting techniques, the launching of a weather balloon, and weather-related effects on Pennsylvania plants and animals. We will meet each morning at the picnic area on the corner of Park Avenue and University Drive. Friday afternoon campers will need to be picked up at Shaver’s Creek.
Register via Shaver’s Creek

Ocean Commotion

August 13-17
Ages 6-10

Dive into the life of a marine biologist! Participants will interact with live marine animals, experiment with submersible technology and more!

Topping the Charts

August 20-24
Ages 6-10

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.