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Summer Camps

Science Fun When School is Done

Members $120 per weekly camp; Nonmembers $135 per weekly camp  - See more at: http://www.rhfleet.org/events/summer-camps#sthash.uxMaIs3k.dpuf

About the Fleet's Science Summer Camps

The Fleet turns curious kids into happy campers! Our science-themed summer camps provide exciting experiments, intriguing investigations and fantastic fun. (Oh—and don’t tell the kids, but they’ll be learning a lot, too!) We have something for all ages, from Pre-K through 8th Grade. Here are just some of the cool camps we offer:

  • Superhero Science—your little Wonder Woman or Superman will learn about the science behind super powers
  • Space Camp—blast off to our solar system … and beyond
  • Modding Minecraft—if your kid loves the game, this camp takes it to the next level

Weekly summer camps are offered June 13 through August 19, 2016, half-day or full-day. Register online or by phone. As you might imagine, Fleet summer camps are super popular. They will sell out. Don’t delay … register today!

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Full-Day Camps

Computer Programming Half-Day Camps - Modding Minecraft

 

Computer Programming Half-Day Camps - Modding Minecraft - See more at: http://www.rhfleet.org/events/summer-camps#minecraft
Half-Day and Full-Day Camps

Which camps are sold out?

To register by phone, call (619) 238-1233 x806.

Please view our policies here.


Half-Day Camps

 

 

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Half-day camps are offered each week, mornings or afternoons, either 9 a.m. to noon or 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. To make summer camps even more awesome (and more convenient for the camper’s chauffeur), many Balboa Park institutions—including the Fleet—coordinate their half-day summer camps so kids can spend a full day in the park. Staff members escort children from one camp to another during a supervised lunch hour. That means that your child can be dropped off at a morning camp at the Fleet and picked up from an afternoon camp at a different venue!Parking is limited during summer months so please plan accordingly.

Pricing per Fleet half-day camp week:

Nonmembers: $150

Members: $135

Register Now

Click the ‘Register Now’ button to see camp availability and also to sign up for Summer Camp!
Please call Client Services at (619) 238-1233 ext. 806 for any questions or to register for full-day camps.


Pre-Kindergarten


Junior Scientists

June 13–17; 9–11am

Ever wonder what it might be like to be an astronaut or a chemist? Find out in this camp devoted to scientific careers. We’ll explore a different profession each day–everything from space exploration to building design.

Pre-Kindergarten camps are designed to complement the learning environment of our Kid City exhibition. These camps are appropriate for children ages 3–5 and an accompanying adult.

 

Squish, Squeak, Sniff

August 15–19; 9–11am  

Use your senses in this funny, wild and wacky workshop! Create squishy, slimy flubber, invent noise makers that squeak and sniff your way around this zany camp to energize your five senses.

Pre-Kindergarten camps are designed to complement the learning environment of our Kid City exhibition. These camps are appropriate for children ages 3–5 and an accompanying adult.
 

Kindergarten


Space Explorer

June 13–17; 9–11am 

Blast off on an exploration of our solar system and beyond. Discover what it is like to be an astronaut while investigating planets, moons and stars.

 


Grades 1-2


Chemistry in the Kitchen

June 20–24; 9am–12 noon 

August 1–5; 1pm–4pm 

See regular household items in a new and exciting way! Working with many materials found in an average home, we will interactively demonstrate many of the amazing science possibilities of our everyday lives.

 

Gross & Gooey Science

June 20–24; 1–4pm 

August 1–5; 9am–12 noon 

Ewww! What’s that? Explore the science of everything slimy, gooey and gross. Make your own gooey concoctions to take home.

 

Body Basics

June 27–July 1; 9am–12 noon 

How strong are bones? What causes hiccups? Discover the answers to these questions and many more while exploring the human body inside and out. Use microscopes, models and more to discover what makes your body tick!

 

Energy Explorer

June 27–July 1; 1–4pm  

Light up your day and get noisy! Delve into the world of light, sound, motion and more. Learn about the many forms of energy while building windmills, investigating solar panels, designing musical instruments and creating chemical reactions.

 

Super Solar System

July 5–8; 9am–12 noon  

August 8–12; 1–4pm 

Can you skate on the rings of Saturn? Was there ever life on Mars? Unlock the secrets of our solar system in this cosmic class. Learn why the seasons change on Earth and why the sun is so important to our everyday lives.

 

Superhero Science

July 5–8; 1–4pm  

August 8–12; 9am–12 noon 

Faster than a speeding comet, more powerful than a locomotive, it’s Superhero Science! Join us for a behind-the-mask look into the powers of your favorite superheroes. You’ll discover how friction, magnetism and gravity play a role in super-human feats. For added fun, come dressed as your favorite superhero character.

 

Wizards Workshop

July 11–15; 9am–12 noon  

Use science to simulate the magic of your favorite sorcerers from books and movies. We’ll mix up chemical concoctions and perform super science spells that are sure to amaze your friends and family. You won’t believe your eyes!

 

Construction Crew

July 18–22; 9am–12 noon  

Grab your hard hat and join us for a camp devoted to the science of construction. Use the KEVA planks in our “Block Busters” exhibition to design the tallest tower or build the longest bridge. Return to the classroom to build castles, boats and buildings out of unexpected materials.

 

Spy Camp

July 18–22; 1–4pm 

Calling all secret agents! Create mysterious messages to conceal your identity and discover and create tools that make James Bond so sneaky. Come join us on this Mission Impossible!

 

Forces Everywhere!

July 25–29; 9am–12 noon  

Have fun with invisible forces all around you! In this electrifying class you will create homemade circuits, electromagnets and experiment with motors. You’ll be shocked by how much you learn!

 

Bugs, Rocks & the Wild

July 25–29; 1–4pm 

Grab your binoculars and safari hat—we’re off to explore the wild! Discover fascinating facts about bugs, rocks and the great outdoors.

 

Ahoy! Arggg! Pirate Camp

August 15–19; 9am–12 noon 

Ahoy Matey! It takes more than plundering and pillaging to be a pirate. Discover how to design a catapult, create a compass, build a boat and other important pirate skills. Eye patches, peg legs and talking parrots not included.

 


Grades 3-4


Young Engineers

June 20–24; 9am–12 noon  

Design, construct and test your engineering masterpieces. Use the planks in our “Block Busters!” exhibition to design the tallest tower or build the longest bridge. Return to the classroom to build castles, boats and buildings out of unexpected materials.

 

Cool Chemistry

June 20-24; 1–4pm  

This camp has cool chemical tricks for any student’s repertoire! Marveling at dry ice, examining acids and bases and characterizing chemical reactions make this class a fun, messy favorite!

 

eCamp

June 27–July 1; 9am–12 noon  

August 8-12; 1–4pm 

Calling all technology enthusiasts! Spend your week working with computers, iPads and apps. Work on your computer programming skills by building a PicoCricket robot!

 

Magic for Muggles

June 27–July 1; 1–4pm  

August 8–12; 9am–12 noon  

The “School of Wizardry” is in session! Unleash your imagination and creativity while investigating the science behind potions, astronomy, magical creatures and more.

 

Extreme Earth

July 5–8; 9am–12 noon  

Learn about earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and other natural phenomena! Discover how science experts try to understand our dynamic earth and try to predict the future.

 

Space Camp

July 5–8; 1–4pm 

Blast off in this exciting camp to gain knowledge about our solar system and beyond! Explore fascinating moons and find out how astronauts live on the International Space Station.

 

Young Tinkerers

July 11–15; 1–4pm

Have you ever wondered how a toaster toasts or what a computer looks like on the inside? Get ready to disassemble and tinker with household objects in this hands-on class. Tools provided—just bring your imagination!

 


Grades 5-6


Mars Explorer

July 11–15; 9am–12 noon  

Next stop: Mars! Build a Mars rover and create a Mars city while you and your team search for life on the red planet.

 

Chemistry With a Bang!

July 11–15; 1–4pm  

Explore the basics of chemistry through loud, colorful and shocking activities. Create chemical compounds, analyze acids and bases, make things glow and whip up a few “explosive” reactions.

 

Maker Camp

July 25–29; 9am–12 noon 

Join the Maker movement and craft, tinker and create your own devices. What will you make?

 

CSI

July 25–29; 1–4pm  

Become a Crime Scene Investigator in this thrilling class! Search for clues, collect evidence and solve a crime!

 


Grades 5-8


 

Women Scientists in Action

July 18–22; 9am–12 noon 

Girl power! Join us for an all new “science sampler” just for girls. Each day we’ll explore a new field of science. You’ll interact with local women scientists, participate in incredible hands-on experiments and investigate careers in science.

 

Unseen Science

July 18–22; 1–4pm 

Take a closer look at the world around you–you might be surprised at what you find! Explore Nano science, learn microscope techniques and slow things down with your own time-lapse videos.

 


Grades 7-8


Robotics Garage

August 1–5; 9am–12 noon 

Can you design a machine to do your homework? Well, maybe not, but in this challenging class you will work in teams using LEGO Mindstorms to construct and program competition-style robots to perform complex tasks. Test your robotics skills with exciting contests throughout the week.

Please note: an additional materials fee is required for this class. Click here for pricing. 
Robotics Garage must be purchased by phone at 619-238-1233 x806

 

Zombie Apocalypse

August 1–5; 1–4pm

Zombies have invaded our summer camp! What will you need to know about genes, infection and survival to protect Balboa Park from a zombie apocalypse?

Please note: an additional materials fee is required for this class. Click here for pricing.

 


Full-Day Camps

Do your kids love science? We offer full-day Summer Camps on selected weeks to accommodate the science enthusiasts in your family! Full-day camps at the Fleet are hands-on, engaging and priced at a discounted rate.

Full-day camps can be purchased by calling Client Services at (619) 238-1233 ext. 806.

Full-Day Camps are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pricing for Fleet full-day weeks:

Nonmembers: $265

Members: $235


Grades 1-2


June 20–24 

Chemistry in the Kitchen and Gross & Gooey Science

 

June 27–July 1

Body Basics and Energy Explorer

 

July 5–8

Super Solar System and Superhero Science

 

July 18–22

Construction Crew and Spy Camp

 

July 25–29 

Forces Everywhere! and Bugs, Rocks & the Wild

 

August 1–5

Gross & Gooey Science and Chemistry in the Kitchen

 

August 8–12

Superhero Science and Super Solar System


Grades 3-4


June 20–24 

Young Engineers and Cool Chemistry

 

June 27–July 1 

eCamp and Magic for Muggles

 

July 5–8 

Extreme Earth and Space Camp

 

August 8–12 

Magic for Muggles and eCamp


Grades 5-6


July 11–15 

Mars Explorer and Chemistry With a Bang!

 

July 25–29 

Maker Camp and CSI


Grades 5-8


July 18–22

Women Scientists in Action and Unseen Science


Grades 7-8


August 3-7

Robotics Garage* and Zombie Camp*

*Please note: an additional materials fee is included. Total price for this full-day camp is $310 for Members/$330 for Non-Members

*Robotics Garage must be purchased by phone at 619-238-1233 x806


Computer Programming Half-Day Camps: Modding Minecraft

Do you enjoy playing Minecraft? Join Modding Minecraft this summer and learn how to Mod Minecraft by making Custom Blocks and Items, creating and controlling Mobs or making your own Mini Games. Test out your creation in the Minecraft Simulator and even run it in your Minecraft at home!

As for access to the software, campers enrolled for one week will have one month of access. Campers enrolled for two or more weeks will have a year of access. Please notify contact@thoughtstem.com if you are enrolled into two or more weeks so additional access time can be granted.

 

Pricing for Modding Minecraft half-day week:

Nonmembers: $325

Members: $300

Register Now

Please call Client Services at (619) 238-1233 ext. 806 for any questions.  Registration for half-day and full-day computer programming camps can be completed online.


Grades 4-7


Modded Redstone Maze

June 20–24; 9am–12 noon

 

Zombie Mini-Game

June 20–24; 1–4pm

 

Capture the Flag

June 27–July 1; 9am–12 noon

 

Paintball Mini-Game

July 11–15; 9am–12 noon

 

Modded Redstone Maze

July 11–15; 1–4pm

 

Zombie Mini-Game

July 18–22; 9am–12 noon

 

Capture the Flag

July 18–22; 1–4pm

 

Battle Arena

August 1–5; 9am–12 noon

 

Paintball Mini-Game

August 1–5; 1–4pm

 

Modded Redstone Maze

August 8–12; 9am–12 noon

 

Zombie Mini-Game

August 8–12; 1–4pm


Register Now

Please call Client Services at (619) 238-1233 ext. 806 for any questions or to register for full-day camps.


Please view our policies here.