Winter & Spring Camps

Winter Camps 2017


Winter Camp at the Fleet Science Center

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Winter Camps

Upcoming Dates:

  • December 18, 2017 - 9:00am to December 29, 2017 - 4:00pm

Register now for Winter Camp 2017!

Looking for something exciting, fun and educational this winter break? The Fleet Science Center is offering two weeks of full-day science fun this winter! Grades 1–3 can enjoy a variety of fun, educational, hands-on activities and Grades 4–8 can sharpen their computer science and technology skills. Sign up for a single day or enroll for multiple days!

Science Winter Camp: Grades 1–3

Pricing:

Nonmembers: $60 per day
Members: $55 per day

Please view our Public Programs Policies for more information on reservation changes and fees.

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Call 619-238-1233 x806 for more information.

Topics

December 18: Expect the Unexpected

All science is methodical and predictable, right? Not in this program! Be wowed by science phenomena and how easily your senses can be tricked.

December 19: Try, Try, Try Again

Learn what it takes to be a scientist by testing, tweaking and retesting. Complete a variety of experiments, like a viscosity investigation and a shiny penny challenge, to see if you have what it takes!

December 20: Lights, Camera, Action!

Learn about optics and filming techniques. Create a mini video and a stop-motion video with friends.

December 21: Competition and Collaboration

Use teamwork to complete blind builds and collaborate with your group to develop a helmet crash test.

December 26: So You Think You Can Fly

The ingenuity of flight is remarkable. Join us as we learn the basics of flight and look to nature and other inspiration to pioneer your own flying devices.

December 27: Chain Reaction

Use natural forces and your own imagination to make something happen. Make a marble roller coaster, a Keva contraption and a Rube Goldberg device with your class!

December 28: Toys in Motion

Open-ended challenges encourage curious minds! Make mechanical toys, like automatas, and learn basic programming skills to make a Pico Cricket robot.

December 29: Maker Mania

It all starts with an idea. Join the Maker movement! Craft, tinker and create your own incredible devices.

ThoughtSTEM Winter Camp

Call 619-238-1233 x806 for more information.

Grades 4–8

Pricing:

Non-Members- $70 per day
Members- $65 per day

Please view our Public Programs Policies for more information on reservation changes and fees.

This winter the Fleet Science Center and ThoughtSTEM have come together to bring you the ultimate week of camp that brings computer science and coding to life. This winter break we’re excited about the new Star Wars movie, so we’ve created coding projects that help you explore new technologies while exploring a galaxy far, far away. Each day you will learn how to code a different project, each more exciting than the last. You do not have to take all of the courses, but taking more than one will put you on the way to becoming a true Tech Jedi!

For more information on ThoughtSTEM camps, visit: thoughtstem.com

Topics for 2017

December 18: Minecraft Modding: Star Wars Blocks (4th–6th)

Learn how to mod your favorite video game! Design and code your own Star Wars themed blocks in Minecraft and then use them to craft your own landscape and structures!

December 19: Minecraft Modding: Star Wars Items (4th–6th)

Learn how to mod your favorite video game! Create custom Star Wars items like light sabers and blasters. Learn how to make new items “use the force” with code!

December 20: Minecraft Modding: Star Wars Force Powers (4th–6th)

Learn how to mod your favorite video game! Recreate classic Star Wars force powers or make up your own that you can try out on your friends (or your enemies…)

December 21: Minecraft Modding: Star Wars Droids (4th–8th)

Learn how to mod your favorite video game! Design and code your own Star Wars droids and see them in action in Minecraft. Beginning and advanced students welcome. Advanced students will be learning how to create droids in a more advanced programming language called Lua.

December 26: Build and Code Your Own Lightsaber (4th–6th)

Explore electronics and coding! Become a jedi engineer by designing your own lightsaber. Learn how to code a microcontroller to emit light and sound depending on your Jedi moves.

December 27: Build and Code Your Own Death Star (4th–6th)

Explore electronics and coding! Create your very own tiny death star. What planets are your tiny death star going to destroy? You decide.

December 28: Build and Code Your Own Droid (4th–8th)

Explore electronics and coding! Create your own loveable R2-D2. Program your droid to follow your every command! Beginning and advanced students welcome. Advanced students will be learning how to create droids in typed Javascript.

December 29: Build and Code Your Own Laser Tag Blaster (4th–6th)

Explore electronics and coding! Learn how to code your very own laser tag blaster to laser tag with your friends. Will you be part of the Rebellion or the Empire?


Winter Camp at theNAT

School is out, but fun and science are always in. Join us this winter break as we discover dinosaurs, investigate wacky animal behavior, and get inspired by nature’s wonders. The San Diego Natural History Museum offers flexible, single-day experiences for budding scientists in grades 1–5.

Registration is now open.

Note: Single-day camps must be registered for separately.

  • Single-day camps are offered December 18 through 22
  • Each camp runs from 9 AM to 4 PM
  • Members $53 | Non-members $58
  • Camp is nut free—please plan snacks and lunches accordingly

Have a question? Download our quick reference guide registration tips and FAQs .

Register and pay for your camp online , by phone at 877.946.7797, or in person at the Museum’s Admission Desk.