• Two girls doing a project at summer camp
  • Closed all day Dec. 4, Dec. 25, and Jan. 1.

Summer Camps

CAMP SCHEDULE

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CAMP REGISTRATION

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412.237.1637
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

Ages 8-9 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.

Camp Minecraft

June 6 – 10 – SOLD OUT
June 13 – 17 – SOLD OUT
July 5 – 8* – SOLD OUT
July 11 – 15 – SOLD OUT
Aug. 1 – 5 – SOLD OUT
Aug. 15 – 19 – 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.

Use the popular cubed world of Minecraft and examine the real science from the game. Spend time exploring and building in a cooperative 3D world where you mine for resources, then refine, combine, and use them to build amazing creations. Discover biomes, learn about geography, perform chemistry experiments, and more. Learn about 3D modeling and watch a 3D printer in action!

Note: This camp uses the PC version of Minecraft. Experience with keyboards and mice is required.

Culinary Chemistry

June 6 – 10
July 5 – 8*
Take a bite out of science in the summer camp that actually encourages you to play with your food! Learn about the science behind taste, discover how cooking alters your food, and uncover some unusual uses for items in your pantry.

Omnimax Camp

June 13 – 17
July 18 – 22
Start your day with a captivating movie on the largest screen in Pittsburgh. Then delve into the science behind movie-making to learn how to recreate your favorite scenes in your very own videos! Movies include: Forces of Nature, Hubble, Coral Reef Adventure, ROBOTS, and National Parks Adventure.

STEAM Camp

June 20 – 24
July 18 – 22
Can combining science and art create color-changing slime? Is it possible to use math and engineering to hold up a stack of books using nothing but newspaper? Discover all of the innovative things you can do when you combine science, technology, engineering, art, and math!

Games Design: Gamestar Mechanic

June 13 – 17
June 27 – July 1
July 25 – 29
Aug. 1 – 5 – SOLD OUT
Aug. 8 – 12 – SOLD OUT
$255 members / $280 non-members (materials fee included in price) Explore your passion for video games and game design as you learn basic game theory and put it to work. You'll become a master game designer for the week as you explore a steam-punk comic book world to learn new skills.

Create-A-Bot

June 20 – 24 – SOLD OUT
July 11 – 15 – SOLD OUT
$255 members / $280 non-members (materials fee included in price)
Technology and imagination unite as you combine craft materials and robotic components to build and animate robotic creations. Using visual programming software and Hummingbird Robotics Kits, campers will engage in the artistic side of robotics.

Kennywood Camp

June 27 – July 1
July 25 – 29 – SOLD OUT
$300 members / $325 non-members (Field trip and materials fees included in price.)
A long-time favorite! Explore the science of amusement parks as you discover the physics of your favorite rides, the math behind carnival games, and the sweet chemistry of cotton candy! Put that knowledge to good use as you conclude the week with a field trip to Kennywood.

Introduction to Robotics

June 20 – 24 – SOLD OUT
July 5 – 8* – SOLD OUT
July 25 – 29 – SOLD OUT
Aug. 8 – 12 – 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.
Can robots help clean your room and play basketball? Get up close with some binary beings in roboworld and learn about how they were designed and built. Using LEGO Education's EV3 software and technology, build a robot and then take command. YOU are in control!

Destination Space

July 11 – 15
Aug. 8 – 12
Explore the biggest of planets to the tiniest of moons! Train to be an astronaut, discover far away galaxies, and design your very own space rover. This is an intergalactic adventure you won't want to miss!

River Camp

July 18 – 22 – SOLD OUT
$300 members / $325 non-members (Field trip and materials fees included in price.)
Hoist your sail for science and explore life on Pittsburgh's three rivers. Get your bearings with a Just Ducky boat trip, and examine the rivers close up on a kayak. Study the life in and around the rivers, from microscopic plankton to majestic birds.

Explore Pittsburgh

Aug. 1 – 5 – SOLD OUT
$300 members / $325 non-members (Field trip and materials fees included in price.)
Learn about our beautiful city through a series of activities and trips. Visit Heinz Field and the National Aviary as you take a look at the science of football and the power of flight. Explore outdoor ecology, put our city's environmental health to the test, and get your body moving as you kayak, fish, and hike!

Build It: Maker Camp*

June 20 – 24 – SOLD OUT
July 25 – 29 – 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: Videogame Arcade*

June 27 – July 1 – SOLD OUT
$255 members / $280 non-members (materials fee included in price)
Learn about game development and get creative with your own games. Use Scratch programming language and the MaKey Makey board to design your own video game and hand-held controller. Transform the Fab Lab into an arcade as you share your game with other campers on the final day.

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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