2017 Summer Camps
Registration is open!
Give your kids a summer of fun and exploration! Sign them up for camps designed to ignite interest in science, technology, nature, and history. They will work on entertaining and fun projects that will challenge their creativity!
* Membership discounts are shown on the registration form. You also have the opportunity to become a member and get all the benefits when you register.
* If you have questions about which camps will provide the best experience for your student, please email Justin or call us +1 (252) 291-5113.
A Summer in the Dirt, 9a.m. – 4p.m.
Spend a week exploring natural and human history by studying just what’s beneath your feet. In this camp we will explore the fields of geology, paleontology, and archaeology. Campers will be able to get hands on experience in each field as we perform a variety of activities at the ISSHM, go on field trips to meet professionals and learn how to curate your own fossil collection after we go fossil hunting in Greenville.
* 3rd – 8th Grade
CSI Camp, 9a.m.–4p.m.
Learn about crime scene investigation techniques and the science of forensics! Using their observation skills, fingerprint analysis, blood typing, impression evidence and more, campers will compile their case to ID the criminal in a mock crime scene. Introduces microscope work, DNA structure, and other topics relevant in high school science courses. We will also discuss how CSI works in the real world versus TV.
* 5th-10th Grade
Ocean Explorers 1p.m.-4p.m.
Dive into the ocean with Imagination Station as we explore the world beneath the waves. Students will learn about various sea animals, ocean ecosystems, waves, and how we explore the deep blue sea.
* K-3rd Grade
The Science and History of Comic Book Illustration, 9a.m.-4p.m.
Come and learn about the history and science behind comic book illustration through hands‐on, step‐by‐step instructions on the basics of the creation of comic book illustrations and trading cards. This camp is taught by professional comic book illustrator Louis Small, Jr, who has drawn for Marvel, DC Comics, and dozens of other comic book and trading card companies since 1992. Go from stick figures to "Action Figures" all in one week.
* Kindergarten and up
Dragonfly Detectives, 9a.m.-12p.m.
Spend a week with us as we conduct REAL science and work out in the field looking for elusive flying dragons! Campers will participate in activities such as pond dipping, dragonfly watch, and using real scientific equipment to collect data! We will learn about aquatic systems, animal migrations, dragonfly identification, and more! Each child will get to take home a toolkit so they can continue their studies on their own.
* 4th – 8th Grade
Time Travelers, 9a.m.-12p.m.
Travel back in time with us as we explore various periods of history. From Ancient Egypt to pirates to the US Civil War, each day is filled with activities and games to highlight some of the most important moments of our past.
* 3rd – 8th Grade
July 31 – August 4
Science Explorers, 9a.m.-4p.m.
Join us for an exciting week of discovery as we explore the diversity of science. See amazing critters under the microscope! Create cool concoctions! Dig into the soil! And manipulate the forces of physics! Each day of our week will focus on a different area: biology, chemistry, earth science, physics, and weather and include a variety of experiments.
* 3rd – 8th Grade
Museum Safari Camp, 9a.m.-12p.m.
Welcome to the ever-expanding inventory of Imagination Station's animals! We are opening our doors to campers so they can learn more about our floor animals, as well as creatures we keep behind closed doors! From alligators to tarantulas to snakes, we're sure to have your favorite animal for you to see up close and touch!
* 1st-3rd Grade