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The Fleet Science Center hosts full-day Spring Camps

Camps start on Monday, March 25, and end on Friday, March 29.

March 04, 2019

San Diego, CA--The Fleet Science Center offers exciting options to help keep kids active and learning about science, technology, engineering, art and math during spring break.

The Fleet's full-day Spring Camps are available every day from Monday, March 25, through Friday, March 29. The camps take place at the Fleet and feature fun, educational, hands-on activities for kids in grades 1 through 8.

In the STEAM Spring Camps for grades 1-3, kids can experiment with hydropower, learn about the ocean and investigate the great outdoors. Each day of camp will incorporate important skills using science, technology, engineering, art and math. Activities are designed to be hands-on, encourage inquiry and make science learning fun and accessible.

For grades 4-8, the Fleet is partnering with ThoughtSTEM to host Computer Science and Technology Spring Camps. Each day campers will learn how to create a unique 2D video game, inspired by popular games and movies, with topics like Coding for Star Wars Fans and Coding for Fortnite Fans. 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.

Registration for Spring Camps is now open. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Attendees can sign up for a single day or enroll for multiple days of fun. For the STEAM Spring Camps, Grades 1-3, prices are $60 per day for members, $65 per day for nonmembers. For the Computer Science and Technology Spring Camps, Grades 4-8, prices are $70 per day for members, $75 per day for nonmembers.

The Fleet Science Center now offers extended day services during camp. Early drop off is available from 8–9 a.m., and late pick up is from 4–5 p.m. For an additional $20, families can choose one or both options to meet their scheduling needs.

A full list of Spring Science Camp activities is included below. More information can also be found on our website: www.fleetscience.org/events/spring-camps.

 

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Full Camp Descriptions:

STEAM Spring Camps

Grades 1-3

Price:  $60 per day for members and $65 per day for nonmembers.

 

  • 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 get you fascinated about 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

Price: $70 per day for members and $75 per day for nonmembers.

 

  • March 25: Coding for “Pokemon” Fans. In this camp, students will learn how to code a “Pokemon” themed 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 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.
  • March 28: Coding for “Minecraft” Fans. Drawing on the videogame mechanics of “Minecraft,” students will code their own game with day and night cycles and health bars.
  • March 29: Coding for “Fortnite” Fans. In this camp, students will learn how to code different features of “Fortnite” into their own unique 2D games!

 

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

The Fleet is available to showcase demonstrations of Spring 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.

 

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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 offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. 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.