Winter & Spring Camps

Spring Camps 2019

Spring Camp at the Fleet Science Center


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STEAM Spring Camps

Grades 1 – 3

Members: $60

Nonmembers: $65

Each day of STEAM Spring camp will incorporate important skills using science, technology, engineering, art and math. Campers will explore the museum’s exhibit galleries and engage in hands–on activities. Sign up for individual days or the whole week!

March 25 – In the Ocean

Explore the big blue ocean, including water chemistry, boat building and more.

March 26 – Up in the Air

Up, up and away! This camp will fascinate you with flying objects and weather from above.

March 27 – Thinking Green

Experiment with hydropower, water filters and learn how to upcycle.

March 28 – The Great Outdoors

Rocks, trees, animal identifiers and more make this camp exciting for any adventurer!

March 29 – Extreme Conditions

Learn about extreme climates, like deserts and tundra, and discover what humans do to tolerate extreme situations. 

Computer Science and Technology Spring Camps

Grades 4 – 8

Members: $70 per day

Nonmembers: $75 per day

This spring break, 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 spring break, we're celebrating our top five favorite video games and movie series; we'll be using these as inspiration to create our own, unique 2D video games! In addition to learning how to code, students will also be guided in the ways of digital citizenship and how to appropriately and safely share their fan-fiction work with the world.

March 25 – Coding for Pokemon Fans

In this class, students will learn how to code a Pokemon-themed survival video game. After learning how to create characters with walking animations, students will try to navigate their characters through various obstacles.

March 26 – Coding for Star Wars Fans

Drawing on inspiration from the Star Wars universe, students will explore their favorite characters, powers and dramatic moments, and incorporate their own characters and game dynamics into a battle arena video game of their own creation!

March 27 – Coding for Marvel Fans

Using The Avengers as inspiration, students will create a battle arena video game that pits their favorite superheroes against their least favorite villains in an endless battle between good and evil!

March 28 – Coding for Minecraft Fans

Drawing on the videogame mechanics of Minecraft, students will code their own game with day/night cycles, health bars and enemies like Creepers to hide from at night!

March 29 – Coding for Fortnite Fans

In this camp, students will learn how to code different features of Fortnite, like enemies, armor, weapons and potions into their own unique 2D games!


ThoughtSTEM's Commitment to Non-Violence

We are always trying to find new ways to bring students into computer science and coding. Often, video games provide a great gateway into computer science, but sometimes those popular video games can be somewhat violent. We are 100% committed to making sure what students are not exposed to violent content in our camps. This is why we often modify video game content to meet students' educational needs, while still engaging them in a game they love.


Spring Camp at Museum of Photographic Arts

Spending Spring Break in San Diego?  We hope that your kids will join us for Spring Camps!  Daily camps will explore a variety of photographic skills and creative techniques.  Sign up by the day or join us for the full week! Camps are designed for kids ages 8-13.


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Daily camps will be offered March 25 through 29.  

All camps are 9:00 am - 4:00 pm.

Spending Spring Break in San Diego?  We hope that your kids will join us for Spring Camps!  Daily camps will explore a variety of photographic skills and creative techniques.  Sign up by the day or join us for the full week! Camps are designed for kids ages 8-13.

$55/day for MOPA members and Explorer Pass holders
$60/day for non-members

10% discount for military and first responder families – email for a partner code!

Daily Camps:

Monday- Instant Images
We’ll explore visual storytelling through new apps to create unique photos, and learn how to make gifs, boomerangs and memes.

Tuesday- Photo Interrupted 
What happens after you print an image? Campers will be altering the meaning of their photos through the use of paint, collage, and weaving techniques.

Wednesday- The Magic of Photography
Learn about the magic of photography to capture images that can’t be seen with the naked eye. Campers will learn about the magic of spirit photography, how to create a photo without a camera, and much, much more.

Thursday- Celebrating the Selfie
What’s the difference between a selfie and a self portrait? In this camp we will improve our selfie techniques through the recreation of famous portraits.

Friday- Hidden Worlds 
Campers will discover the hidden worlds in Balboa Park. Join us on a treasure hunt that will lead us through Spanish Village, cactus garden and much more!

Spring Camp at San Diego Art Camp

Come and be creative! Campers will be exposed to a wide variety of different art forms including photography, digital media, ceramics, music and dance.



March 25 through 29.

All Camps are 9:00 am to 3:00 pm, and held at The House of Czech and Slovak Republics.


$290 for the week

Come and be creative!


  • How to use your camera properly

  • Learn about composition

  • Optical Illusions

  • Forced Perspective Assignment

  • Portrait Assignment


  • Pinch pot/Coil pot

  • Soft slab construction - Slab lidded container/Slab cup/My House/My City/Mask/Tropical Paradise

  • Sculpture - Human figure/Animal sculpture/Ocean Scene/Trace the hand sculpture

Music and Dance

  • Dances and songs from around the world

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