Summer STEM Camps - The Lancaster Science Factory

Your Summer Camp Destination!

The Lancaster Science Factory is proud to announce the 2022 Summer Camp season. Our schedule is packed with 25 camps for grades K – 8th. Sign up for a morning, an afternoon, or pack a lunch and stay a full day!

Click here to download our camp catalog or expand the menu below to explore this year’s camp topics. Camps WILL sell out, so act fast to guarantee your spot in the camp of your choice!

**SOLD OUT** JUNIOR CODERS - 9am - 12pm

grades K - 3rd

Young learners will explore basic coding and logic using fun technology, robots, and screen-free methods.

THE SCIENCE OF ART - 9am - 12pm

grades 3rd - 8th

Campers will explore how to use science to create mixed media art. Projects include salt watercolor, patterns in nature, and color theory.

**SOLD OUT**  FrakenSLIME - 1pm - 4pm

grades K - 8th

ALL. THE. SLIME. Kids will unlock the chemistry behind slime and polymers and make several batches of their own slime each day.


**SOLD OUT** AIR AND SPACE - 9 am- 12pm

grades K- 8th

Kids will learn about the principles of flight as they make custom rockets, helicopters, and other flying contraptions


**SOLD OUT** HARRY POTTER SUPER FANS - 1pm - 4pm

grades K- 8th

Campers will be immersed in the world of Harry Potter as they explore the real science of potions, mythical creatures, magical foods, and more


**SOLD OUT** 3D PRINTING - 9am - 12pm

grades 3rd- 8th

Campers will learn the fundamentals of 3D printing and use Tinkerdcad to design and print a variety of projects.


**SOLD OUT** MAKING A MURAL - 1pm - 4pm

grades 3rd - 8th

Campers will work with professional muralist, Katie Trainer, to make their artistic mark on the Science Factory entrance!


**SOLD OUT** THE CIRCUIT LAB - 9AM - 12PM

grades 2nd- 8th

Kids will make batteries, power motors, build complex circuits, and more in this electrifying camp.


**SOLD OUT** DISCOVERING DINOSAURS - 1pm - 4pm

grades K - 8th

Dino experts and newbies alike will love this immersive camp. Kids will explore types of dinosaurs, build a model of their own, go on a dino dig and more!


** SOLD OUT** I CAN BE AN ENGINEER - 9am - 12pm

grades K - 3rd

In this camp, instructed by Elanco K-6 Makerspace Facilitator, Drew Area, kids will complete an engineering design challenge each day.


*SOLD OUT* INSECTS IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD - 1pm - 4pm

grades K - 3rd

Don't bug out! Campers will learn about insects in the world around them as they design habitats, go on a nature walk, and more.

**SOLD OUT** VIDEO GAME DESIGN - 9am - 12pm

grades 3rd - 8th

Why just play video games when you can make your own? Learn the basics of coding while designing games in Microsoft MakeCode Arcade.


**SOLD OUT** COSTUMES AND FABRIC CRAFT - 1pm - 4pm

grades 3rd - 8th

Learn to hand-sew and measure fabric while exploring shapes and textures. Learn how to alter existing clothing and make props. Campers will finish the week with a cosplay fashion show!

 CODING WITH SCRATCH JUNIOR - 9am - 12pm

grades K - 3rd

Learn how to program your own stories, games, and more using Scratch Junior in this camp led by Elanco Makerspace Facilitator, Drew Arena.


BIRDS IN THE BACKYARD - 9am - 12pm

grades 3rd - 8th

Explore the brand new outdoor space at the Science Factory and attract local species of birds by building a habitat, learning calls, and more!


*SOLD OUT* DISCOVERING DINOSAURS - 1pm - 4pm

grades K - 8th

Dino experts and newbies alike will love this immersive camp. Kids will explore types of dinosaurs, build a model of their own, go on a dino dig and more!


 **SOLD OUT** ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING - 9AM - 12PM

grades 3rd - 8th

Campers will explore how engineers are tackling the climate crisis while building renewable generators, eliminating water pollution and more.


*SOLD OUT* BUBBLE BLAST - 9am - 12pm

grades K - 3rd

Campers will blast off into a world of bubbles as they explore the science behind floating bubbles, density, and the chemistry of the perfect solution!


**SOLD OUT** ART UNDER THE SEA - 1pm - 4pm

grades K - 8th

Each day campers will learn about different sea creatures and create their own acrylic on canvas painting to take home.

**SOLD OUT** JUNK DRAWER INVENTOR - 9am - 12pm

grades 2nd - 8th

Kids will use common materials to invent and build contraptions to solve problems using the engineering design process.


MATH EXPLORERS - 9am - 12pm

grades K - 3rd

Young learners will explore math concepts like money, place value, and more in highly-interactive and fun ways using our hands-on math exhibits!


**SOLD OUT** HARRY POTTER SUPER FANS - 1pm - 4pm

grades K- 8th

Campers will be immersed in the world of Harry Potter as they explore the real science of potions, mythical creatures, magical foods, and more.

**SOLD OUT!** BRIDGEMANIA - 9am - 12pm

grades 3rd - 8th

Kids will construct model bridges, try virtual and REAL welding, and cap off the week with a trip to High Steel Structures to see bridge-building in action.


**SOLD OUT!** WOODWORKING - 1pm - 4pm

grades 3rd - 8th

In this maker camp, campers will learn the basics of woodworking and tools of the trade while making cool projects like wizard wands and secret compartment boxes!


**SOLD OUT** RETURN OF FRANKENSLIME- 1pm - 4pm

grades K- 8th

One of our most popular camps returns to end the summer with a bang (or a splat)! Kids will unlock the chemistry behind slime and polymers and make several batches of their own EVERY day.



Camp Guidelines and Information

  • Please review camp descriptions and grade level requirements carefully.
  • Please disclose any physical limitations, allergies, learning, or behavioral issues on your registration form. This is helpful to our education staff to ensure that your child has a successful and safe week of camp!
  • Camp registration includes 3 hours of camp instruction and activities daily and supervised breaks on the Lancaster Science Factory exhibit floor.
  • Registration for each camp is limited and will be closed when maximum registration is reached or one week prior to the beginning of camp, whichever comes first.
  • Campers may be dropped off no earlier than 15 minutes before the start of camp. They must be picked up no later than 15 minutes after the end of camp.
  • Photo ID is REQUIRED to pick up a camper. The person MUST appear on the approved pick-up list provided by the parent or guardian at registration.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available for families in need. Please click here to download the Camp Scholarship Application.
  •  Cancellations (by the registrant) received less than one week prior to day one of camp will be subject to a refund of 1/2 of the total registration cost for that camp. Cancellations received prior to that shall receive a full refund. 
  • Camps canceled by the Lancaster Science Factory for ANY reason will be refunded fully.

 

Summer Camps at the Lancaster Science Factory are sponsored by: 

 

Scholarships provided by the Stabler Foundation, Sheetz, and the Junior League of Lancaster.

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