Summer Camps

It's here! Time to get your calendar and compare it with our 2014 Summer Camps Brochure! Register using the form below.

Camps for Ages 5 to 8:

• Science on a Sphere (This camp is FULL!) July 7-11, 9am to 12pm.
Using the newest permanent exhibit at Imagination Station, campers will earn all about Earth from the perspective of space. This very exciting technology will thrill students and create field experts!
$75 non-members/ $65 members

sosc – 29 photos

• Cat Scratch Fever: Programming for Kids (This camp is FULL!) July 14-18, 9am to 12pm.
Scratch is a programming language that allows children to program and share interactive media such as stories, games, and animation. As children create with Scratch, they learn to think creatively, work collaboratively, and reason systematically. In this camp, your child will learn how to use Scratch to create a sprite, set the stage, and implement motion.
$75 non-members/ $65 members

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• Summer . . . It’s for the Birds! (This camp is FULL!) Aug 11-15, 9am to 12pm.
Campers will learn all about our fine feathered friends, birds! We will explore waterfowl, birds of prey, NC backyard birds, exotic birds, and barnyard birds. This camp will feature expert guest speakers. The students will meet new, special friends. $75 non-members/ $65 members

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Camps for Ages 8 to 10:

• Elementary Engineering June 30-July 3, 1pm to 4pm.
Over this four-day camp, students are given engineering challenges and will be grouped into teams in which they will work together to solve engineering problems and present solutions. Daily breakout sessions with team-building initiatives will challenge and inspire the students. With never a dull moment, this camp is sure to ignite a fire for engineering and creative design!
$100 non-members/ $90 members

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Camps for Ages 8 to 12:

• A Pirate’s Life for Me June 30- Jul 3, 9am to 12pm.
Campers will learn about pirates through hands-on and other activities. Students will come away with an understanding of how pirates lived, the identity of historical pirates, and the importance of navigation and geography.
$95 non-members/ $85 members

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Camps for Ages 10 to 14:

• Summer in the Dirt June 23-27, 9am to 4pm.
Campers will learn about archaeology and paleontology. By the end of the camp students should be able to understand the difference between the two disciplines, the importance of context, and stratigraphy. Campers will learn through hands-on exercises and field trips.
$180 non-members/ $160 members

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Camps for Ages 10 and up:

• The Science & History of Comic Illustration (This camp is FULL!) July 21-25, 9am to 4pm.
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!
$145 non-members/ $135 members

• Fiber Camp (This camp is FULL!) July 28--Aug 1, 9am to 12pm. Step into history by learning about weaving techniques that have barely changed over time!
$75 non-members/ $65 members

Camps for Ages 11 to 13:

• Engineering Camp July 28-Aug 1, 9am to 12pm.
Students will be grouped into teams and presented engineering challenges to solve. They will work together to develop a design, build a solution, present and test their solution, evaluate their results, and reflect on how it could be improved. Some of their projects may include: building gliders, bridges, pendulums, and rockets. Geared to challenge and stimulate the middle-school mind.
$125 non-members/ $110 members

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• Programmable Plush + Power Bracelets This is a camp specifically for middle school aged girls brought to us courtesy of a grant from GirlsRISEnet. We will introduce our girls to basic circuits and programming while infusing crafts to help girls get a better understanding of how the world needs computer programmers, and what's more the world needs more FEMALE computer programmers.

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Camps for Ages 11 and up:

• RPi1: Meet the Raspberry Pi July 21-25, 9am to 12pm.
STEM is an acronym for Science Technology Engineering & Math, and that's what we will do in this class! Raspberry Pi is a small, credit-card sized computer that was created to teach computer science and programming. Participants will learn how to write computer code in Python and will keep their Raspberry Pi at the end of the class.
$135 non-members/ $120 members

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• RPi2: Another Slice of Pi Aug 4-8, 9am to 12pm. Part Two of Raspberry Pi camp for students who have completed RPi1. Bring your Pi!
$85 non-members/ $70 members

Youth Leadership Development Camps:

Center for Creative Leadership’s Early Leadership Toolkit, a certified facilitator, leadership focus, lots of kids: what do you have? A chance for youth to be inspired and challenged to find and develop their purpose! This camp is designed to help middle and high school students begin to think about what it means to be a leader. Students will participate in personal leadership assessments; values-based leadership discussions; leadership traits and leaders in history; team-building and encouraging others; and goal setting. At least one trip will be made to a Low Ropes Challenge course off-site. T-shirt and snacks are included in price.

• Session 1 (for Homeschoolers) Ages 14 to 17
June 2-5, 9am to 12pm
$100 non-members/ $90 members

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• Session 2, Ages 12 to 14 July 14-18, 9am to 4pm
$250 non-members/ $225 members

• Session 3, Ages 14 to 15 Aug 4-8, 9am to 4pm
$250 non-members/ $225 members

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2013 Summer Camp Photo Galleries:

Carnivore Camp

Comic Book Illustration Camp

comic 2013 Gallery – 6 photos

Nano Technology Camp

Hurricanes & Tornadoes Camp

Spinning & Weaving Camp

spin weave 2013 gallery – 9 photos

Raspberry Pi Camp

pi 2013 gallery – 12 photos