Powerhouse camps 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.

March 1 | Members only advance registration

March 15 – April 30 | Early bird registration

May 1 | Open registration

Science ALIVE!

June 11 - 15 | 9am - 4pm | Registration closes June 4 at 4pm

Grades 2nd, 3rd (entering in fall)

Powerhouse’s Nature Discovery exhibit will be the inspiration for a week of exploring amazing life.
From swimming microbes, to scaly reptiles, and majestic mammals, all forms of life have an important role in their ecosystems. Learn about what makes these creatures unique, and how they survive and thrive in our natural world. Campers will dissect animals, use microscopes to examine pond life, make scientific discoveries, and become young naturalists in training.


June 18 - 22 | 9am - 4pm | Registration closes June 11 at 4pm

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

Solve a mystery using only science tools to investigate the crime scene! Camp detectives are introduced to crime scene investigation techniques including finger print analysis, spatter tests using simulated blood, chromatography, microscopes to study written documents, chemical analysis to identify unknown substances, and fabric flammability testing. Campers develop investigative questioning skills and perform experiments to crack the case.

Out-of-this-World Explorers

June 25 - 29 | 9am - 4pm | Registration closes June 18 at 4pm

Grades 2nd, 3rd (entering in fall)

Explore the Solar System and beyond with Powerhouse! From stars to comets, asteroids to planets, campers discover what can be found in the universe around us. Make a model comet, find constellations in the planetarium’s simulated night sky, and see how the Sun compares to other stars in the galaxy. Then, experience a Challenger Learning Center program that’s designed especially for summer science campers.

Adventures in Robotics

July 9 - 13 | 9am - 4pm | Registration closes July 2 at 4pm

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

Robots are used all around us in countless ways. Campers learn about different types of robots and the tasks they can perform. Exploring different robotic and programming concepts, campers use the design engineering process to construct and teach robots how to complete various challenges throughout the week.

Super Science Mash Up!

July 16 - 20 | 9am - 12pm or 1pm - 4pm | Registration closes July 9 at 4pm

Grades K, 1st (entering in fall)

Science discovery happens through fun projects for young scientists! Campers are introduced to different topics each day by trying simple experiments and creating science-based crafts. They’ll become mini “experts” on all areas of science at Powerhouse after exploring our exhibits including Nature Discovery, Challenger Learning Center, Design Lab, and Forces: Earth and Space.

Interstellar Wonders

July 23 - 27 | 9am - 4pm | Registration closes July 16 at 4pm

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

Join Powerhouse as we explore the next steps in human space travel. Investigate destinations for interstellar journeys such as the Moon, Mars, and asteroids. Campers learn about what it takes to survive deep space travel and design their own spacecraft. Train to work as a team in preparation to fly two of their very own simulated missions to study a comet and investigate Mars in the Challenger Learning Center.


  • 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.


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

Mail-in Registration Form


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