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Summer Camps

Turn Your Curious Kids Into Happy Campers

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-kindergarte to grade 8. The camps at the Fleet are hands-on, engaging and are all being modified to ensure safety. The full-day camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and half-day camp times vary.

At the Fleet Science Center, we love to have hands-on experiences for all of our students in an environment that is positive, fun and safe. To learn more about our program policies and FAQs regarding programs, please click here

If you have any additional questions contact the Education Coordinator.

THANK YOU FOR A GREAT SUMMER 2022! 

Thinking about Fall Camp? Fall Camp goes on Sale October 3, 2022. 


Pricing*

Full-Day Camps for Grades 1–8

Members $270 per week
Nonmembers $300 per week
 
Half-day summer camps for Pre-K and Kindergarten.
 
Half-Day Camp for Pre-K (with an accompanying adult)
Members $125 per week
Nonmembers $140 per week
 
Half-Day Camp for Kindergarten
Members $135 per week
Nonmembers $150 per week

Summer Camps for 1-3 Grade are now SOLD OUT. 

*Prices may be subject to change to account for holidays and other events.


Connecting You to More Opportunities 

We want to connect you and your families to learning opportunities of interest in San Diego County. The San Diego STEM Ecosystem website is a one-stop shop where you can find something for everyone. Over 200 partner organizations are sharing their programs there!

LEARN MORE

 


Summer 2022 Schedule by Week

Click here for full descriptions of camps

 
Week
Camp Titles
Grades
Time
June 20–24
Bubbles & Boats
SOLD OUT
Pre-K
10 a.m.–Noon
 
Space Explorers
SOLD OUT
Kindergarten
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
 
Chemistry in the Kitchen / Bugs, Rocks & the Wild
SOLD OUT
1-3
9 a.m - 4 p.m.
June 27–July 1
Earth, Sky & Beyond 
Pre-K
10 a.m.–Noon
 
Sensational Senses 
SOLD OUT
Kindergarten
1 p.m.–4 p.m.
 
Junior Architects
SOLD OUT
1-3
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
July 5–8
Energy Explorers / Construction Crew 
SOLD OUT
1-3
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
 
Extreme Earth / Magic for Muggles
SOLD OUT
4-8
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
July 11–15
Art-ology / Super Solar System 
SOLD OUT
1-3
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
 
Women Scientists in Action 
4-8
9 a.m.–4 p.m.

July 18–22

Spy Camp / To the Extreme 
SOLD OUT
1-3
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
 
Maker Camp / CSI Camp
SOLD OUT
4-8
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
July 25–29
Wizard's Workshop / Gross & Gooey Science 
SOLD OUT
1-3
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
 
Chemistry with a Bang / Astronaut Camp
SOLD OUT
4-8
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
August 1–5
Super Solar System / Bugs, Rocks & the Wild 
SOLD OUT
1-3
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
 
Cool Chemistry / Movie Magic 
SOLD OUT
4-8
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
August 8–12
Chemistry in the Kitchen / Forces Everywhere 
SOLD OUT
1-3
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
 
Young Engineers / Magic for Muggles
SOLD OUT
4-8
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
August 15–19
Gross & Gooey Science / Superhero Science 
SOLD OUT
1-3
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
 
Big Blue Ocean (Adult Participation Required) 
SOLD OUT
Pre-K
10 a.m.–Noon
 
Ocean and Land Habitats 
SOLD OUT
Kindergarten
1 p.m.–4 p.m.


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Camp Descriptions

 

Pre-Kindergarten

Pre-Kindergarten camps are appropriate for children ages 3–5 with an accompanying adult. Camps are 2 hours long.

 

Big Blue Ocean

Investigate the murky depths of the deep blue sea including fantastic creatures, ocean chemistry and more. 

Bubbles, Boats & Beyond  

Ahoy Mates! Explore buoyancy by building boats, investigating bubbles and perform other crazy water experiments.

Earth, Sky & Beyond

Start by looking at rocksand rock formations here on Earth, explore the sky with weather instruments and go out into space to the solar system. 


Kindergarten

Camps are 3 hours long.

 

Ocean & Land Habitats 

Learn about the habitats found on land and in the sea and discover how animals have adapted to thrive in each habitat.  

Sensational Senses 

Use your senses in this wild and wacky workshop! Create squishy, slimy flubber, invent noise makers that squeak, and sniff your way around this zany camp to energize your 5 senses.  

Space Explorer 

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 1–3

Camps are listed alphabetically.

 

Art-ology 

Discover the connection between science and the arts in this fun filled STEAM camp. Create, construct and craft masterpieces inspired by biology, physics, math and engineering.

Bugs, Rocks & the Wild

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

Chemistry in the Kitchen

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.

Construction Crew

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

Energy Explorer

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.

Forces Everywhere

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. 

Gross & Gooey Science

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

Junior Architects Architects

Find out how gizmos like wedges, wheels and levers help us in our daily lives. Become a simple machine master and create incredible levels, partake in a ramp race, create catapults and more. 

Spy Camp

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

Superhero Science

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 superhuman feats. For added fun, come dressed as your favorite superhero character.

Super Solar System

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.

To the Extreme

Explore explosive earth events, crazy weather and other thrilling science activities!

Wizards' Workshop

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!

 

Grades 4–8

Camps are listed alphabetically.
 

Astronaut Camp

Campers will put their knowledge to the test in two different simulated space missions as they experience the teamwork skills required for a successful mission from rocket launch to planetary exploration.

Cool Chemistry 

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!

Chemistry With a Bang 

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.

CSI Camp

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

Extreme Earth 

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. 

Magic for Muggles

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

Maker Camp

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

Movie Magic

Take a behind the scene look at how science is used in movies! Use principles of sound to become a Foley artist, create practical effects with engineering, ingenuity and biology to understand how a zombie might occur and so much more!

Space Camp

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.

Women Scientists in Action

Girl power! Join us for an all new science sampler just for girls. Explore a new field of science every day. Interact with local women scientists, participate in incredible hands-on experiments and investigate careers in science.

Young Engineers

Design, construct and test your engineering masterpieces. Use the KEVA planks from our Engineering Gallery to design the tallest tower or build the longest bridge. Return to the classroom to build castles, boats and buildings out of unexpected materials.