Summer Science Blast Camps

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Summer goes better with science.

Blast into summer with our week-long day camps. Each summer, our lineup includes a variety of stimulating science sessions for everyone from preschoolers to teenagers. Full day, morning, and afternoon sessions are available for children four to sixteen years old.

PLUS and MAX members get early registration and 20% off

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Membership must be valid at the time of registration.
Membership discounts do not apply to extended care.

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.

Sincerely,
Todd Bastean
President & Chief Executive Officer

 

Registration Information

How to Register

Registrations must be completed online at camps.slsc.org. Due to the closure of the Science Center, no mail, fax or email registrations can be accepted at this time. No drop-offs or walk-ins will be accepted.

General Registration for everyone is now open.

The email address will be monitored during the Science Center’s closure, if you have questions regarding camp, please email daycamps@slsc.org.

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.

Extended Care

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.

2020 Schedules

Age Range
Schedules & Descriptions
4 to 5 year oldsDetails
6 to 7 year oldsDetails
8 to 9 to year oldsDetails
10 to 12 year oldsDetails
13 to 16 year oldsDetails
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Scholarships

 

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.

Download Scholarship Application

Questions? Please email daycamps@slsc.org.

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.
Membership
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.

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