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Winter Science Camps

Camp offers messy fun
Camp offers messy fun
What will you make in Winter Camp?
What will you make in Winter Camp?
Design a roller coaster at camp!
Design a roller coaster at camp!

Registration is open!

Looking for something fun and educational this winter break? The Fleet Science Center is offering two weeks of full-day science camps this winter!

Grades 1–3 can enjoy educational, hands-on activities such as making robots or learning how paper airplanes work. Grades 4–8 can sharpen their computer science and technology skills by designing their own game in the ThoughtSTEM Computer Coding Camps. Sign up for a single day or enroll for multiple days.

Extended Day Services Available!

Want more time at camp? The Fleet offers extended-day services! Early drop off is available 8–9 a.m., and late pick up is 4–5 p.m. For an additional $20, families can choose one or both options to meet their scheduling needs.


Members: $60 per day

Nonmembers: $65 per day



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Science Camp: Grades 13

2019 Topics

December 23: 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 26: Try, Try, Try Again

Learn what it takes to be a scientist by testing, tweaking and retesting. Complete a variety of experiments and build a tall tower out of lightweight objects to see if you have what it takes!

December 27: Collaborate or Compete

Use teamwork to complete a blind building challenge and collaborate with your group to design a crash test helmet.

December 30: 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 engineer our own flying devices.

December 31: 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!

January 2: Toys in Motion

Open-ended challenges encourage curious minds! Make mechanical toys and learn basic programming skills to direct a small robot through an obstacle course.

January 3: Maker Mania

Join the Maker movement! Craft and tinker with everyday objects and turn them into your own incredible devices. 


ThoughtSTEM Winter Celebration: Game Jam

Grades 4–6

This Fleet Science Center and ThoughtSTEM are celebrating winter break with daily Game Jams for students in grade 4-6.Coding is an activity that requires practice, but the ThoughtSTEM team makes that practice fun by engaging students in coding through video game design. Throughout the day, students will learn computer science fundamentals like variables, functions, and syntax to code their own 2D video games. With acces to characters from their favorite video games, movies, and TV shows, students will be able to create their own unique adventure game. At the end of  the day, we will run a Game Jam where students can exercise their creativity and share their creations with their peers. With an average 1:6 ratio of teachers to students, this camp is great for beginner coders or advanced coders. You do not have to join all of the camp dates to start your coding adventure, but joining more than one will put you well on the way to becoming the greatest video game developer of all time!


December 2019: 23, 26, 27, 30, 31

January 2020: 2, 3


Members- $70

Nonmembers- $75


For more information about ThoughtSTEM, visit: thoughtstem.com

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.