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Summer Camps

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Summer Camps

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2024 SUMMER CAMP INFO

Before registering, be sure to read the following 2024 Camp Policies and FAQs

Please email the Summer Camp Coordinator at camps@discoverygateway.org if you have any questions. Thank you!

STEAM-Powered Summer | Ages 8-10 |9:00 am-3:30 pm

Discovery Gateway Member Registration: $230

General Public Registration: $250

These full-day camps are chock full of games, projects, and STEAM-centered activities to keep your kids entertained, engaged, and excited all summer long.

Raptor Rangers

June 10th – June 14th
Do you have an aspiring paleontologist who can name more dinosaurs than cereal brands? Our paleontologist-in-training will make their own dinosaur fossil molds, dissect owl pellets to identify real bones, and meet modern dinosaurs with a guest appearance from Hawkwatch! The camp will feature hands-on science experiments, prehistoric-themed crafts, and exclusive activities in our state-of-the-art Paleontology exhibit.

Art Adventure

June 24th – June 28th
In this camp, we take the “Art” in S.T.E.A.M seriously! Campers will participate in exclusive activities from our in-house art instructor, while exploring a variety of artistic media and techniques. Moreover, they’ll be blurring the line between art and science through a multitude of hands-on experiments resulting in a variety of unique 2D and 3D artwork to take home!

Scientific Sorcery

July 15th – July 19th

Consider this your letter of invitation! Come learn how science can bring out the hidden magic of the world around us! Uncover the scientific principles behind illusions such as moving pictures or holograms and explore the common household items that produce astonishing effects beyond your wildest dreams!

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Squad

July 29th – August 2nd
Does your camper have what it takes to be a spy? Prepare to solve crimes using science, technology, engineering, and math. Work with your squad members to become masterful detectives, with the museum as your headquarters! This thrilling camp will feature daring missions, “laser” obstacle courses, and a week full of mysteries to solve.

Junior Summer Camps | Ages 5-7 | 9:00 am-1:00 pm

Discovery Gateway Member Registration: $130
General Public Registration: $150

Have a little one who’s just itching for the camp experience? Try out our shortened, 4-hour junior camps featuring crafts, games, and more!

I Dig Dinos

June 17th – June 21st
Is your adventurer ready for an expedition to the past? Our dinosaur camp will have your little one hatching their own dino eggs, meeting some modern dinosaurs from Hawkwatch, and even role-playing as dinosaurs for exciting games and activities! The camp will feature hands-on science experiments, prehistoric-themed crafts, and exclusive activities in our state-of-the-art Paleontology exhibit.

Artful Antics

July 8th – July 12th

Calling all artisans in the making! This camp will explore all kinds of artistic expression, from dancing and acting to creating beautiful works of 2D and 3D art. Perform a show in our Story Time Factory exhibit, enjoy exclusive activities with our in-house art instructor, and explore how science can create beautiful results! This camp will provide your little artist with ample opportunities to get their hands messy!

Silly Science Magic

July 22nd – July 26th
Discover the hidden magic in the world all around us! Your little magic munchkin will learn to perform a variety of mesmerizing tricks, from water that defies gravity to potions that turn into worms, you never know what you might find next! (magic toads optional)

Superheroes in Training

August 5th – August 9th

Calling all future superheroes, this is your signal to assemble! Channel your inner hero and discover what superpowers science can give us! From uncanny strength through leverage, to magnetism, to telecommunication, you too can make the world a better place! Oh, and don’t forget to bring a secret identity!

Creator Camps | Ages 7-10 | 9am-12pm & 1pm-4pm

Registration per student: $230
Explore the exciting world of content creation at our Creator Summer Camp! From YouTuber-in-training sessions to animation and filmmaking camps, there’s something for every camera enthusiast. Sign up now and let your kids unleash their creativity!

*iPads will be provided for use during this camp, but campers are welcome to bring their own.

YouTuber Video

July 8th – July 12th

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ever wanted to be a YouTuber? Join our YouTube Production Camp and become one! Each day, a relevant YouTube skill will be introduced; including gaming videos, vlogs, reaction videos, skits, and more. You will learn how to make media for the 21st century, with a focus on the entire creative process, developing skills in editing, branding, and screen presence. By the end of the camp, you’ll be ready to launch your YouTube career, equipped with the skills and confidence needed to shine in the digital realm, all while collaborating with fellow students and learning from successful YouTubers!

*Note: No student videos are uploaded to YouTube, all videos made are sent directly and only to each student’s parent

Film Making

July 15th – July 19th

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Ever wanted to make your own movie, or even star in it? Join our Filmmaking Camp and learn how to write, shoot, and edit your own film! Each day, a new filmmaking framework will be introduced, including fun activities like green screen manipulation, applying special effects, storyboarding, and short film production! The Creator Camp Oscars will be hosted at the end of the camp, where you will walk the red carpet and present your film like a true Hollywood star! This course was designed by actual filmmakers in the industry.

Music Production

July 22nd – July 26th

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Step into the exciting world of music production at our camp, where you’ll craft your own mesmerizing beats, intricate loops, and custom songs. Delve into the fundamentals of music theory, exploring tempo, rhythm, harmony, and melody. Learn the process of songwriting, structuring, and recording. Unleash your creativity and create a song that’s uniquely yours, all while collaborating with fellow campers and learning from seasoned producers.

3D Game Development

July 29th – August 2nd

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Are you ready to embark on an epic adventure in game development? Unleash your imagination and bring your dream game to life in stunning 3D graphics. Whether you’re craving high-speed thrills in a pulse-pounding racing game or seeking the ultimate showdown between dinosaurs and aliens in a battle royale, the possibilities are endless, and you’re the creator of your gaming universe.

Lego and Clay Animation

July 8th – July 12th

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Do you want to create amazing Lego worlds, making your own Lego minifigures adventure through them? Join our Lego and Clay Stop Motion Camp, where you will learn to craft incredible stop motion films using both Lego and clay. With hands-on guidance, you’ll design epic scenes, add special effects, and make characters jump, teleport, and fly, taking your animating skills to new heights. By the end of the camp, you will proudly present your unique films, mastering the art of stop motion and immersing yourself in the world of animation!

Minecraft Modding

July 15th – July 19th

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Are you ready to dive into the world of Minecraft modding, where you’ll have the power to code anything you can imagine? From making chickens rain from the sky to crafting a pickaxe capable of clearing mountains with a single click, you will be astounded by the limitless possibilities a few lines of code can unlock. Join our Minecraft Modding Camp and embark on a coding journey, mastering essential concepts like variables, loops, arrays, and functions. By the end of the camp, you will proudly showcase your unique mods, becoming a Minecraft modding expert!

YouTuber Video

July 22nd – July 26th

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Ever wanted to be a YouTuber? Join our YouTube Production Camp and become one! Each day, a relevant YouTube skill will be introduced; including gaming videos, vlogs, reaction videos, skits, and more. You will learn how to make media for the 21st century, with a focus on the entire creative process, developing skills in editing, branding, and screen presence. By the end of the camp, you’ll be ready to launch your YouTube career, equipped with the skills and confidence needed to shine in the digital realm, all while collaborating with fellow students and learning from successful YouTubers!

*Note: No student videos are uploaded to YouTube, all videos made are sent directly and only to each student’s parent

Minecraft Engineering

July 29th – August 2nd

1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Redstone is Minecraft’s version of electricity! In our Redstone Engineering Camp, you will master the intricacies of this virtual electrical system, fostering skills in problem-solving and logical thinking. You’ll design and construct automated systems, hidden mechanisms, and complex machines within the game, all while gaining a solid understanding of electrical engineering fundamentals. This engaging experience will not only fuel your creativity but also provide valuable insights into real-world engineering principles. Join us for an educational journey where gaming and learning seamlessly come together!