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

From Monday, June 17, through Friday, August 16.

April 09, 2019

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


Weekly full- and half-day camps begin on Monday, June 17, and end Friday, August 16. 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 and explore buoyancy by building boats. The pre-kindergarten camps are for kids ages 3-5 and all campers must be accompanied by an adult. During the kindergarten camps, kids will explore the solar system and energize their five senses.The pre-kindergarten and kindergarten camps are two 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.


ThoughtSTEM Computer Science Camps are available for kids in grades 3-6. Each day, campers will work collaboratively and creatively in interactive programming environments.In thesecomputer science camps, students will learn how to customize their own video games by re-programming characters and power-ups from their favorite movies and games, including Fortnite, Pokémon andHarry Potter.


Lastly, campers in grades 5-8 will participate in simulated space missions, see what it would be like to become a crime scene investigator and create competition-style robots.


Summer camps extend the Fleet's mission of bringing science education to students of all ages in ways that are fun, engaging and accessible. By participating in summer camps, students' minds stay active and learning during the school break through activities that are both 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 $165 for nonmembers and $150 for Fleet members. The half-day computer science camps run select weeks from July 8 to August 9. Weekly rates are $220 for nonmembers and $205 for Fleet members.


Full-day science camps are also available on select weeks to accommodate serious science enthusiasts. Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Weekly rates are $295 for nonmembers and $265 for Fleet members. The Fleet can also coordinate midday trade-offs to other half-day summer camps in Balboa Park. Staff members escort kids from one camp to another during a supervised lunch hour.


Additionally, the Fleet now offers extended day services during summer camp. Early drop-off is available 8-9 a.m., and late pickup is 4-5 p.m. For an additional $20, families can choose one or both options to meet their scheduling needs.


A full list of summer science camp activities and more information can be found on the Fleet website at www.fleetscience.org/events/summer-camps. Camps do sell out, so early registration is encouraged.




To schedule a media preview of Summer 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 Summer Campactivities 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.



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.

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