Summer Science Camps
Encouraging Science Education Through Innovative Summer Science Camps and Programs
Science camps and programs come in a wide variety of formats, and they focus on every aspect of science and engineering you can imagine: robotics, chemistry, the environment, zoo animals, architecture, space science, and dinosaur fossils, to name just a few! They incorporate both fun and play to help convey science and engineering concepts. For example, a week-long day camp focusing on amusement park physics will have kids exploring centripetal force and kinetic and potential energy while riding real amusement park rides and building their own mini versions from LEGO blocks, buckets, and string. Residential summer programs can offer even more immersive summer science experiences. Whether a day camp or a residential program, the combination of science curriculum and engaging projects and activities creates an enriching opportunity and fosters learning and creativity.
The following resources are designed to help you find out more about the benefits and value of summer science enrichment camps and programs, and to help you find top-quality science summer camps and programs in your area.
Find a Summer Science Camp or Program
Locate exciting summer science programs in your area and find out more about camps and residential programs around the country that are sponsored by Motorola Solutions Foundation.
List Your Summer Science Program!
If you work with a summer science camp or program and would like to be listed in our growing directory of educational, innovative, and enriching summer science programs, please fill out the Summer Science Camp listing form and return it to us via fax or email. (U.S. programs only.)
Parents and Campers Agree: Science Camp is a Good Experience!
"My daughter had such a wonderful and enlightening experience that we both wish it would last longer (at least another week)! Great prerequisite for middle school science!" ~ Deanna Roquemore Lee, Houston, TX, D.R.E.M.E. Science Youth Camp
"My son, Christian, loved this science camp. He would like to do it every summer now! I wish there were longer programs like this for the children to stay active in learning throughout the summer." ~ Parent, Brentwood Science Enrichment Camp
"The Tech Summer Camps stand out for their highly engaging courses. We are very impressed, and our kids had the most intellectual and inspirational experience of their young lives!" ~ Pat and Bill, parents of 5th and 7th grade campers, The Tech Summer Camps
"As a Superintendent and parent of Galileo campers, I am always seeking quality educational programs that can deeply support children's year-round learning experiences. In these regards, Galileo really delivers—through both its fun and engaging curriculum and its unbelievably energetic and skilled staff." ~ Craig Baker, Superintendent, San Carlos School District
"Galileo Summer Quest is just as exciting, adventurous, fun, and creative as Camp Galileo. I learned more in two weeks than I did in two months at school!" ~ Monica, Age 11