2020 Future Vision
Welcome to the Saint Louis Science Center’s Summer Science Blast Camp. We are thrilled that you are considering our camp program to help enrich your child’s summer experience. Whether your child is new to Summer Science Blast or returns each year, we are looking forward to empowering them to be curious about the world we live in and understand that their own curiosity can lead to the discoveries and advancements of tomorrow.
In keeping with the organizational mission “to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning,” the Science Center’s Summer Science Blast Camp provides unique and fun learning experiences. Programs are interactive and forward-thinking, providing your child with the chance to explore new concepts, improve critical thinking and strengthen problem-solving skills.
Every year there is an increase in demand for technology-based camps. Children rely on technology for the majority of their play, which challenges their creativity, imaginations and problem solving skills. Technology has become integrated into the classroom to enhance the learning experience for children and is apart of our everyday life. By providing robotic camps and gaming camps, we are providing technical skills to our campers that will be more important in the workplace, as well as the growing impact it’ll have on day-to-day life. This year, we have introduced a new hardware and software camp in which campers will design and build their own video game console. Our technology camps will give campers a way to see the science of technology in their everyday lives.
We look forward to a safe and fun-filled summer where campers will get to learn more about the world and themselves, grow their sense of intellectual curiosity, and share their sense of wonder at the Science Center.
President & Chief Executive Officer
How to Register
Registrations may be submitted by mail, fax, or slsc.org/summer-camps. Online registrations will take priority. Mailed and faxed registration will be processed in the order received. No drop-offs or walk-ins will be accepted.
Summer Science Blast
5050 Oakland Ave.
St. Louis, Mo 63110
Priority registration for Science Center Members opens February 3, 2020. Members receive priority registration until March 2, 2020. After March 4, general registration will open.
Camp pricing is for a one-week program. Camp shirts will be given out on the first day of camp. All registered campers are required to wear their Summer Science Blast Camp shirts every day. We are happy to provide an extra camp shirt for $14/shirt.
Campers must be at least 4 years old by May 1, 2020 to register or participate. No exceptions are allowed.
This option is available for busy parents who need supervision for campers outside of the regular camp hours. Pre-registration is required 10 business days prior to the first day of each camp week. Before care is available 7:30 AM – 9:00 AM and aftercare 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM. The fee is $50/week per supervised period.
A limited number of need-based, partial scholarships are available. Your completed registration form must be submitted with the scholarship application. The scholarship application is available online or you can call 314.289.4439 (toll free 800.456.SLSC x4439).
The deadline for scholarship applications is April 6, 2020 at 5:00 PM. Applications received after the deadline will not be considered. No exceptions will be made. Final decisions will be made by April 30, 2020. All scholarship recipients will be required to pay a portion of the cost of their summer camp registration. Payment is due 3 weeks prior to the registered camp session. Payments not received on time will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.
Day of Camp
Lunch & Snack
Lunch and snacks are not provided by the Science Center. Campers must bring their own lunch if enrolled in a full day of programs. There is a supervised lunch period in the middle of the day. Snacks and a reusable water bottle are recommended for all campers. Campers will not be allowed to purchase lunch in the Science Center. If a camper does not have lunch, parents will be contacted by the on-site supervisor.
Arriving Late & Leaving Early
Please make arrangements for late arrivals or early pick-ups at least 24 hours in advance in 3 ways:
- Notifying your child’s camp counselors
- By calling the on-site supervisor at the phone number provided after registration
- calling our program coordinators at 314.289.4439.
Members camp at a discount.
Saint Louis Science Center members (Family & Friends Plus level and above) receive 20% off Summer Science Blast Camps – and advance registration.