Powerhouse summer camps for kids combine innovative science projects, creativity challenges, outdoor games and, of course, FUN! Curriculum revolves around central themes such as space, nature, and general science. All of our science activities are taught by experienced, professional staff educators.

February 25 | Members only advance registration

March 11-March 24  | Early bird registration

March 25 | Open registration

Whodunit? CSI 2019

June 10-14 | 9am - 4pm | Registration closes June 3 at 4:00pm

Grades 4th, 5th, 6th (entering in fall)

Have you always wondered what it would be like to do a real crime scene investigation? Here is your opportunity, join the Powerhouse CSI Team!  Our classroom transforms into a crime lab and campers become detective scientists working to solve a crime based on an actual case.  Some of the lab procedures campers use include blood spatter analysis, flame testing to identify fabric from the crime scene, bullet shatter analysis to determine who fired the first shot, and DNA extraction techniques.  Spend a week using scientific lab techniques to solve the crime and present your findings on the last day of camp.

Mission Blastoff: Escape from Mars!

June 17-21 | 9am - 4pm | Registration closes June 10 at 4:00pm

Grades 2nd, 3rd (entering in fall)

Get ready…to escape from Mars!  Campers participate in a never-before-seen Challenger Simulated Space Mission.  Every day is a new experience in the simulator with the ultimate goal of returning to Earth safely! This camp includes Planetarium shows, creating a Mars colony, and designing solutions to challenges and disasters that occur in the space craft in order to survive and plot a course for home.  Are you up for the challenge?

Hacking 101: Where Science and Technology Collide

June 24-28 | 9am - 4pm | Registration closes June 17 at 4pm

Grades 4th, 5th, 6th (entering in fall)

Get ready for unusual alternations and improvised tools that may change how you look at everyday objects! Turn a banana into a video game controller, hack your own brain with optical illusions, and use basic coding to program a robot to do chores. Hacking 101 is a place for anyone excited about making weird, silly or serious things with science to come together.  No experience with science or hacking is necessary, just insatiable curiosity!

Prehistoric Life: On Land, In Air and Under the Sea

July 8-12 | 9am - 4pm | Registration closes July 1 at 4pm

Grades 2nd, 3rd (entering in fall)

Take a journey back in time and discover the gigantic reptiles that inhabited the oceans, the colossal beasts that roamed the earth, and the massive flying reptiles that blanketed the sky.  Campers transform into paleontologists and excavate a simulated dig pit to unearth the remains of dinosaurs, pterosaurs, and plesiosaurs. They also learn how to make a cast of a fossil that they can take home as a souvenir and create a diorama throughout the week based on the scientific facts they discover each day, ending with a complete picture of what the earth and its inhabitants looked like millions of years ago.

Rockets and Rovers: Space Exploration Through Time

July 15-19 | 9am - 4pm | Registration closes July 8 at 4pm

Grades 4th, 5th, 6th (entering in fall)

Join us as we explore some of the biggest milestones in space exploration!  Campers learn about both human and robotic astronauts who have explored our Solar System as well as looking forward to what future exploration might look like.  Activities include a special Planetarium show, Challenger Simulated Space Mission, constructing a lunar base, examining the makeup of a comet, and building and launching simple rockets. This camp coincides with a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing.

Lights, Camera, Science! Summer Science Blockbusters: Effects Technicians

July 22-26 | 9am - 4pm | Registration closes July 15 at 4pm

Grades 2nd, 3rd (entering in fall)

In a world where summer camp takes on the biggest movies…Join us as we embark on an adventure to discover the science behind blockbuster films. Explore the chemistry behind explosions and fire.  Discover how superpowers could overcome the laws of physics.  And film your summer blockbuster!  Coming this summer to Powerhouse Science Center.

Lights, Camera, Science! Summer Science Blockbusters: Effects Supervisors

July 29-August 2 | 9am - 4pm | Registration closes July 22 at 4pm

Grades 4th, 5th, 6th (entering in fall)

In a world where summer camp takes on the biggest movies…Join us as we embark on an adventure to discover the science behind blockbuster films. Explore the chemistry behind explosions and fire.  Discover how superpowers could overcome the laws of physics.  And film your summer blockbuster!  Coming this summer to Powerhouse Science Center.

FORMS + DETAILS

  • A signed Release & Indemnity Agreement and Photo Release must accompany your registration form in order to be processed.
  • All camp participants must submit an updated Daily Attendance Log and Personal Information Form with their registration. These forms can be found at the end of the Summer Camp Survival Guide.
  • Siblings must register for the same camp to qualify for $25 sibling discount.
  • Camps are designed to meet the educational and social needs of children in specific grade level groups. No exceptions.

Camp registration closes one week prior to the camp start date. Late registrations will NOT be accepted.

FORMS

Summer Camp Survival Guide (Includes Daily Attendance Log and Personal Information Form)

 

CONTACT

info@powerhousesc.org | 916.674.5000