Science

I Want to be an Astronaut Camp


Ages: 5-12
With SpaceTime’s I Want to be an Astronaut Camp kids get to see and feel what it is like to train for launching into space and exploring the planets, moons, comets & asteroids of our Solar System.  They will learn about the programs that NASA uses to get astronauts ready for space travel, design their own space missions, try planet walking in our Micro Gravity Boots, experience a simulated rocket launch and more.
Instructor: SpaceTime
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $250 R/$275 NR
8593 M-F, Mar. 20 – 24, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. (Full Day)
Fee: $150 R/$165 NR
8594 M-F, Mar. 20 – 24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Half Day) (Sorry, half-day camp is full.)
 

Robo WeDo


Ages: 7-8
Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO® WeDo system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components. Work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors. This is a great way to prepare young Robotics enthusiasts for our more advanced Robotics programs.
Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $160 R/$176 NR
8596 M-F, Mar. 20 – 24, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Robotics Using LEGO® EV3


Ages: 9-13
Build and program robots using the new LEGO® Mindstorms EV3 system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge. Control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and play sounds. Projects are structured so that students work in an open-ended, investigative environment while having fun.
Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $160 R/$176 NR
8597 M-F, Mar. 20 – 24, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
 

Intro to STEM Engineering


Ages: 5-6
Ratchet up your imagination with tens of thousands of LEGOs! Build engineer-designed projects such as Motorcycles, Castles, Airplanes, and Monorails. Then use special pieces to create your own unique design! New and returning students can explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO building system with the guidance of an experienced Play-Well instructor.
Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $185 R/$203 NR 
9537 M-F, June 19 – 23, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
 

Bash’em Bots


Ages: 7-12
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make a massive motorized LEGO machine? Our Play-Well Engineering instructors guide students in this advanced Play-Well engineering camp, as they re-construct standard LEGO vehicles into mechanized machines that can transverse challenging obstacles, battle against fellow bots, and take on Play-Well instructors’ colossal creations.
Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $185 R/$203 NR 
9538 M-F, June 19 – 23, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 

Minecraft Flix


Ages: 7-13
If you love Minecraft, let your imagination be your guide as you turn the popular video game into an exciting Minecraft world made out of paper in this camp where science and imagination collide. Using stop-motion animation ,students will bring Steve, the creepers, animals, and more to life. Students will write, storyboard, shoot, and add voice-over in age appropriate groups. (Flix will be downloadable within a month after camp ends.)
Instructor: Incrediflix
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $200 R/$220 NR Additional $30 supply fee payable to instructor.
9556 M-F, June 26 – 30, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  

Jedi Engineering using LEGO


Ages: 5-6
The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects such as LEGO® X-Wings, R2 Units, Energy Catapults, Defense Turrets, and Settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Create motorized and architectural projects with imagination and engineering to defeat the Empire!
Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $185 R/$203 NR 
9539 M-F, July 10 – July 14, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
 

Jedi Master Engineering using LEGO


Ages: 7-12
The Force Awakens in this advanced engineering course for young Jedi! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build LEGO X-Wings, AT-AT walkers, Pod Racers, Star Destroyers, Cloud Cities, Settlements, Fortresses, and other complex machines and structures from a galaxy far, far away.
Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $185 R/$203 NR 
9540 M-F, July 10 – July 14, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
 

Animation Flix


Ages: 7-13
In this fast paced camp, students will create up to five stop-motion animated flix. Each day students will use a new style of stop-motion, combining the favorites of the past years with some completely new styles, making this camp new each year for everyone to enjoy! It’s the ultimate arts and crafts camp where campers create, direct, and film their movies in age-appropriate groups. (Flix will be downloadable within a month after camp ends.)
Instructor: Incrediflix
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $200 R/$220 NR  Additional $30 supply fee payable to instructor.
9557 M-F, July 17 – 21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
 

Batman’s Gotham Gadgets with LEGO


Ages: 5-6
Take on Gotham’s villains by designing and building Batman’s favorite crime-fighting machines! Build the Bat Tumbler, craft a Batwing, and design your very own Batcave, all out of LEGOs. Then use your projects to help save the city. Be the super-hero or super-heroine Gotham needs while learning how the world works through STEM concepts!
Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $185 R/$203 NR 
9541 M-F, July 24 – July 28, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
 

Batman Master Mechanics with LEGO


Ages: 7-12
Defeat Gotham’s villains by designing and building Batman’s most advanced crime-fighting machines! Infiltrate Arkham Asylum, build a Bat Cycle, and fly your Batcopter. Then use your projects to thwart the Joker’s plans to take over the city. Be the super-hero or super-heroine Gotham needs while engineering solutions through the use of STEM concepts!
Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $185 R/$203 NR 
9542 M-F, July 24 – July 28, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 
 

Space Chase Camp


Ages: 5-10
SpaceTime’s Space Chase camp is a hands-on, minds-on outer space adventure where kids get to work individually and in teams to try and track down a mad, alien scientist determined to turn off the Sun. Its non-stop fun and learning as they test out their spaceship and rover piloting skills go hands-on for some out-of-this-world classroom space science experiments and put on their space detective hats to figure out how to catch this crafty extraterrestrial. Students should bring a sack lunch (full-day students), peanut-free snack and water bottle each day.
Instructor: SpaceTime
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $160 R/$176 NR Half Day 
9543 M-F, July 24 – July 28, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Fee: $260 R/$286 NR Full Day 
9544 M-F, July 24 – July 28, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Rockin’ Rockets Camp


Ages: 5-10
With SpaceTime’s Rockin Rockets Camp, kids will get to do just about everything there is to do with rockets...short of riding one into space! They will go on a wild ride into the fascinating science of rocketry and space exploration and go hands-on to build and launch safe, non-combustible rockets. Activities include learning about the science and history of rocketry, crafting their own SpaceTime Blaster Rockets, and launching lots of different kinds of rockets. Students should bring a peanut-free snack and water bottle each day.
Instructor: SpaceTime
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $160 R/$176 NR Half Day 
9545 M-F, June 12 – 16, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Science Rocks! Summer Camp


Ages: 5-12
Explore spectacular days of science through fun and exciting hands-on activities and lots of take home projects! We’ll experience sweet science when we experiment with your favorite candies and the magic of chemistry when we explore common household ingredients. We’ll also blast off our own Pocket Rockets, grow colorful crystals, create soda pop and concoct delicious ice cream, just to name a few. We will learn lots of new science concepts, including electricity, gravity, magnets, rocks and minerals, density, miscibility, physical and chemical changes, three states of matter, and lots more!
Instructor: Sheila Labo
Location: PACE Center
Rate: $134 R/$147 NR Additional $15 supply fee payable to instructor. 
9546 M-F, June 12 – 16, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
9547 M-F, June 19 – 23, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
9548 M-F, June 26 – 30, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
9549 M-F, July 10 – 14, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
9550 M-F, July 17 – 21, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
9551 M-F, July 24 – 28, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
 

Super Science Sampler


Ages: 6-12
Set your love of science in motion with this sampler style camp! Each day has a different theme including: entomology, ornithology, engineering and more! Students should bring a peanut-free snack and water bottle to camp each day.
Instructor: Mad Science
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $199 R/$218 NR 
9552 M-F, June 26 – 30, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
 

Crazy Chemistry and "Fizz"ical Phenomena


Ages: 6-12
Get ready to explore molecular madness, crazy chemistry, and all kinds of radical reactions in this chemistry-themed camp! Students should bring a peanut-free snack and water bottle to camp each day.
Instructor: Mad Science
Location: PACE Center
Fee: $199 R/$218 NR 
9554 M-F, July 24 – 28, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.