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Summer Camps


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8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

Ages 12 and Up Full Day Camps

Cost: $225 members / $250 non-members per session
(Camps with field trips or extra supplies are subject to additional costs listed in descriptions.)

Full-day camps run from 9 am – 3 pm
Campers must bring their lunches

* No camp on July 4. Reduced price for four-day camp: $180 members / $200 non-members.

NOTE: For sold out camps, please call to have your camper added to the wait list.

Please check the website often. As camps fill up, additional sessions may be added.

Survivor's Guide: After the Apocalypse

June 13 – 17 – SOLD OUT
July 11 – 15 – SOLD OUT
An apocalypse has occurred and has sent civilization back to a world without electricity and plumbing. Learn the skills you will need to survive, such as creating shelter, filtering water, and finding edible food. Engineer helpful tools like compasses and solar ovens from household items, and assemble your own survival kit.

Lights, Camera, Science

June 20 – 24 – SOLD OUT
Aug. 8 – 12 – SOLD OUT
Go from vision to video in one week! Campers will work together conceptualizing, storyboarding, filming, and editing a short video of their own design. Discover some tricks of the trade as you create forced perspective photographs and experiment with green screen technology.

Introduction to Laboratory Science

June 27 – July 1
Aug. 1 – 5 – SOLD OUT
$300 members / $325 non-members (field trip and materials fees included in price.)
Learn about molecular biology and microbiology and the techniques scientists use in the laboratory. Go in depth with the essential molecules of life, and discover the inner workings of germs. Campers will spend two days in the Citizen Science Lab with real scientists and state of the art equipment as they carry out hands-on experiments with DNA and bacteria.

App Design

July 5 – 8* – SOLD OUT
July 18 – 22 – SOLD OUT
$255 members / $280 non-members (materials fee included in price)
*No camp on July 4. Reduced price for premium four-day camp: $210 members/ $230 non-members.
Ever wondered what goes into creating your favorite app? Discover just how much programming, math, and imagination go into creating an app for everyday use. Learn some coding, test out prototypes, and design an app of your very own.

Educator in Training

July 25 – 28 – SOLD OUT
Think you might like to join the Science Center education team? Come try it out for a week as you learn the skills necessary for working with children, then practice under the supervision of our instructors. This camp includes a child care and babysitting certification course, orientation, behind-the-scenes tour of the Science Center, and the chance to assist with one of our camps.

Build It: Maker Camp*

July 11 – 15 – SOLD OUT
$255 members / $280 non-members (materials fee included in price)
Experience first-hand all the new technologies Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center has to offer: 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, and more CNC machines. Learn the design software for both 2D and 3D machines and make daily projects to take home!

Build It: Game of Drones*

July 18 – 22 – SOLD OUT
Aug. 1 – 5 – SOLD OUT
$300 members / $325 non-members (drone kit and materials fee included in price)
Experiment with the science behind quad copter flight as you assemble and build your own mini indoor drone. Using the Fab Lab's 3D printer and laser cutter, design, and test your drone chassis. Challenge other drones in an indoor obstacle course the final day of camp.

*Build It Camps are held in Fab Lab Carnegie Science Center, a digital maker space with 3D printers, laser cutters, CNC vinyl cutters, and other rapid prototyping machinery. Basic computer and mouse skills are necessary to attend these camps and space is limited.

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