All year long when school is out, CAMPOLOGY is in! Our camps at Discovery Center incorporate play and hands-on inquiry-based learning into each and every day. Campers experience STEAM-focused lessons packed with innovative games, projects, and activities, all designed to help kids learn, socialize, and have fun!
Each camp offers an opportunity for exploration of museum exhibits and outdoor play, weather permitting. Throughout the school year, CAMPOLOGY is available during special school holidays, offered as one-day camps, and is also available as week-long day camp sessions during fall and spring breaks. When school’s out for summer, we offer multiple week-long day camp sessions. See below for more details about each of our CAMPOLOGY offerings.
SUMMER CAMP | June 7 – August 6
Available for Pre-K through 5th grade.
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Before Care: 7:30 – 9:00 am, After Care: 4:00 – 5:30 pm
|Camp Week Pricing (starting 4/1)||$275||$350|
|Before Care per week||$25||$25|
|After Care per week||$25||$25|
|Before & After Care per week||$40||$40|
June 7 – 11 & July 12 – 16
Put your skills to the test as we light the torch for the 2021 Campology Olympics! Camper olympians will build their STEAM strengths and participate in different olympic games such as archery, rowing, and relays.
June 14 – 18 & July 19 – 23
Captain Planet is coming to visit the Murfree Spring wetlands, and needs your help! Can you be an environmental hero and help save the wetlands? Campers will spend the week learning about different sources of renewable energy and get a chance to explore the wetlands with creek stomps, habitat exploration walks, and more.
June 21 – 25 & July 26 – 30
The clues are all coming together, now — evidence of summer fun and exploration all point to Campology! Join us at camp as we embark on a mysterious week of sleuthing, puzzle-solving, scavenger hunts, and designing our own escape room.
Once Upon an Animal
June 28 – July 2 & August 2 – 6
“Once upon a time, there was a strong knight, Lord Stanley the ferret. Stanley and his animal pals decided they wanted to go to summer camp…” Animal lovers and story fans, we need you to help us finish this tale! Bring your imagination as we explore fairy tale favorites, encounter legendary animals, and create our own epic stories.
NOTE: Our number one goal is small group safety. Campers are highly encouraged to wear masks and camp leaders will practice social distancing of 3′. All camps operate at a limited capacity, utilizing cohorts of a maximum 1:15 ratio of counselors to campers. In the event of extended closures or cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will refund 100% of any camp registration fees.
Cyber Ambassador Boot Camp
July 19-23, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Camp Location: Stewarts Creek High School, 301 Red Hawk Pkwy, Smyrna
Grades: 9th – 12th
The primary goal of this camp is to teach students how to think like a cyber-attacker so that they can defend against cyber-attacks. This camp will also lend hands-on experience to their resume/portfolio for those looking to a future in the Cyber field.
Students will learn the following skills:
- Cipher and algorithm creation
- How to encrypt and decrypt messages while they are in destination
- Network security
- Physical security
- Port scanning
- The concepts of ethical hacking
- The basics of Command Line Interface on Windows and Linux (Kali)
- The fundamentals of cryptography
A virtual portfolio will be created documenting the student’s accomplishments throughout this course.
June 14-18, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Camp Location: Stewarts Creek Middle School, Room 908
Grades: 6th – 8th
This STEM summer camp will allow participants to experience the exciting field of robotic design, construction, and coding as well as will learn basic circuitry and mechanical skills as they play through a series of robotic challenges.
Campers will continue to grow their skills through the week, ultimately applying their skills by building and coding their very own robot that will be theirs to keep at the end of the camp. No prior experience in robotics is needed – only a great attitude and interest in learning new things.
If the program you would like is full, you may register on our waitlist. If a spot becomes available, we will contact you. WAITLIST REGISTRATION»