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The Fleet Science Center hosts full-day and half-day Summer Science Camps

From Monday, June 18, through Friday, August 10.

March 08, 2018


San Diego, CA-- This summer, the Fleet Science Center turns curious kids into happy campers with science-themed summer camps. The Fleet's Science Summer Camps provide exciting experiments, intriguing investigations and fantastic fun for kids.

Weekly full- and half-day camps begin on Monday, June 18, and end Friday, August 10. The camps take place at the Fleet Science Center and feature fun, educational, hands-on activities for kids in pre-kindergarten through 8th grade.

In the Pre-Kindergarten Camps, kids will find out how simple machines work, explore buoyancy by building boats and create projects that utilize their five senses. The Pre-Kindergarten camps are for kids ages 3–5 and all campers must be accompanied by an adult. Camps are 2 hours long.

For grades 1-4, each day of camp will incorporate important skills using science, technology, engineering, art and math. Topics include Gross and Gooey Science, Spy Camp, Superhero Science and, the always popular, Magic for Muggles. Activities are designed to be hands-on, encourage inquiry and make science learning fun and accessible.

For grades 4-8, the Fleet partnered with ThoughtSTEM to host Computer Science Camps. Each day campers will work collaboratively and creatively in fun, interactive programming environments. In this camp, students will learn how to customize their favorite game by re-programming creatures and entire worlds of Minecraft, learn about Java Programming and even develop their own Android App.

Summer Science Camps extend the Fleet’s mission of bringing science education to students of all ages in ways that are fun, engaging and accessible. Through participating in summer camps, students’ minds stay active and learning during the school break through activities that are enlightening and enjoyable.

Half-day camps are offered each week, with morning or afternoon options. Morning camps run from 9 a.m. to noon and afternoon camps are 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Prices for the week-long camps are $160 for nonmembers and $145 for Fleet members. The Fleet can also coordinate midday trade-offs to other half-day summer camps in Balboa Park. Staff members escort children from one camp to another during a supervised lunch hour.

The Fleet also offers full-day Science Camps on selected weeks to accommodate the serious science enthusiasts. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekly rates are $290 for nonmembers and $260 for Fleet members.

Last, the half-day Computer Science Camps run select weeks from June 18 to July 27. Weekly rates are $215 for nonmembers and $200 for Fleet members.

A full list of Summer Science Camp activities and more information can be found on the Fleet website at: http://www.fleetscience.org/events/summer-camps

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The Fleet is available to showcase demonstrations of Summer Science Camp activities for media previews either here at the Fleet or in your studio. Fleet educators and demonstrators can be available to relate the science ideas behind each demonstration, and we can even bring the kids.

To schedule a media preview of Summer Science Camps, please contact Fleet Science Center Communications Manager Karla Nafarrate at 619-685-5743 or knafarrate@rhfleet.org.

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About the Fleet Science Center:
The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet hosts school field trips, science workshops and educational camps. For adults, we offer events like Fleet Night of Science and community events, such as Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™. In the community, we also provide free neighborhood science events weekly through 52 Weeks of Science. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility.For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
 
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.