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Summer Camps

Turn Your Curious Kids Into Happy Campers



The Fleet turns curious kids into happy campers! Our STEM 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 transitional kindergarten through eighth grade.  

To learn more about our program polices and FAQs regarding programs, please click here.

If you have any additional questions contact the Education Coordinator.


TK-Kindergarten Camps - Half-Day 
Members $135 
Nonmembers $150 
June 20-23 Camps (4 Day Camp) 
Members $108 
Nonmembers $120
1-8 Grade Camps - Full Day 
Members $285  
Nonmembers $325 
June 20-23 Camps (4–Day Camp) 
Members $228
Nonmembers $260
Extended Care is Back! It will be available for Full Day Summer Camps from 4–5 p. m.
  • Cost: $125 per week  
No Extended Care during the following weeks: June 20-23 and August 14-18
Spots are limited! Extended care is available for Full Day Summer Camps from 4pm-5pm.  Extended care is NOT available for half-day TK-Kinder Camp.

Summer 2023 Schedule by Week

Camp Titles
June 20–23
Faiy Tale Engineering SOLD OUT
9 a.m - 1 p.m.
Super Solar System ​SOLD OUT
9 p.m.–4 p.m.
9 a.m - 4 p.m.
June 26-30
Bugs, Rocks, and the Wild ​SOLD OUT
9 a.m - 4 p.m.
Astronaut Camp ​SOLD OUT
9 a.m - 4 p.m.
July 10-14
Science of Magic and Superheroes ​SOLD OUT
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Survivalist Adventure SOLD OUT
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Robotics Adventure ​SOLD OUT
9 a.m - 4 p.m.
July 17-21
Hands-on Robotics ​SOLD OUT
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Magic for Muggles ​SOLD OUT
9 a.m - 4 p.m.
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
July 24-28
Junior Paleontologist ​SOLD OUT
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Energy and Forces ​SOLD OUT
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Maker Camp SOLD OUT
9 a.m - 4 p.m.
July 31- Aug 4
Sensational Senses SOLD OUT
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Trainer Research Lab ​SOLD OUT
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Women Scientists in Action
9 a.m - 4 p.m.
August 7-11
Space Explorers ​SOLD OUT
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Bugs, Rocks and the Wild ​SOLD OUT
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Movie Magic 
9 a.m - 4 p.m.
August 14-18
Fairy Tale Engineering  ​SOLD OUT
9 a.m.–1 p.m.
Science, Art, and Kitchen Fusion ​SOLD OUT
9 a.m - 4 p.m.
Game-gineers ​SOLD OUT
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
No Camps the week of July 3-7, 2023. 



5-day camp, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. 

Fairy Tale Engineering (NEW)
Use your imagination and develop engineering skills as you design and build castles, vehicles, bridges or even flying contraptions. Get ready for a magical experience in planning and problem-solving.

Junior Paleontologist (NEW)
Journey back in time to uncover the mysteries of the past as you dig for fossils, study rock formations and cast dinosaur bones. Discover the science of paleontology while building observation and organization skills.

Space Explorers 
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.  

Sensational Senses 
Use your five senses as you create squishy, slimy flubber, invent squeaky noise makers and sniff your way around this zany camp.  


5-day camp, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Bugs, Rocks & the Wild 
Grab your binoculars and safari hat—we are off to explore bugs, rocks and the wild! This nature camp in the great outdoors includes an optional bug-tasting activity.

Energy and Forces  
Hands-on projects let you learn about energy and forces. Build windmills, explore solar panels, create musical instruments and experiment with circuits and electromagnets.

Hands-On Robotics 
Discover how gears, electricity and simple machines work to make robots go. Create circuits and program a Dash robot to follow your commands.

Science, Art and Kitchen Fusion 
Explore the connections between science, art and everyday life. In Chemistry in the Kitchen, learn about the science behind household items and materials. Create masterpieces inspired by biology, physics, math and engineering in Art-ology. This camp is not suitable for children with food allergies.

Science of Magic and Superheroes 
Mix chemicals (safely!), perform super science spells and learn about the powers of superheroes. Discover how principles of friction, magnetism and gravity make superhuman feats possible.

Super Solar System 
Could you skate on the rings of Saturn? Was there ever life on Mars? Unlock the secrets of our solar system in this cosmic class.  


5-day camp, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Astronaut Camp 
Practice your knowledge and skills in two different simulated space missions. You’ll experience the teamwork required for a successful mission from rocket launch to planetary exploration.

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

Maker Camp 
Join the maker movement as you build, create and experiment with a variety of materials and tools. Just bring your imagination!

Survivalist Adventure (NEW) 
Explore the science behind genetics, infection and survival strategies, and develop critical thinking and teamwork skills as you learn how to survive. Discover the power of nature in earthquakes, volcanoes, tsunamis and other natural disasters. Camp includes optional bug-tasting activity.

Trainer Research Lab (NEW)
Do you want to be the absolute best trainer … scientist? Explore the amazing abilities of Charmander, Geodude or Pikachu—like evolution, electricity and fire—and learn how they relate to the natural world.

5 Day Camp, Full Day 9am-4pm (6 Hours)
Technology Enthusiasts! Form Your Own eSports Gaming Club while you expand your skills in a week of real-world computer gaming and technology fun. 
CSI San Diego: Introduction to DNA & Forensics*
Solve your own forensic mystery! In this DNA and forensics lab, you’ll learn about DNA extraction and gel electrophoresis as you become a crime scene investigator. In this DNA and forensics lab, you’ll learn about DNA extraction and gel electrophoresis as you become a crime scene investigator.
Experience the joy of games with STEAM, coding and engineering, as you learn game design principles and build and code your own video game in a in this fun-filled week with computers, iPads and apps.
Movie Magic 
Look behind the scenes to see how filmmakers use science in special effects. Use the principles of sound to become a Foley artist and create practical effects with engineering, ingenuity, and biology to understand how zombies and monsters might occur. 
Robot Coder*
Build, code, drive, and experience robots in exciting contests! Work in teams and test your robotics skills with exciting contests throughout the week.
Women Scientists in Action
This extravaganza for young female and female-identifying scientists lets you explore the wonders of science and discover the amazing potential within you. With a dive into a different field of science each day, you will do hands-on experiments, interact with local women scientists and explore the exciting STEM careers that await you.
*Camps are in collaboration with Hands-On Technology


Fleet Science Center is committed to providing a safe and educational experience for all campers. If you are interested in enrolling or have enrolled a camper who made need accommodations, please contact the Camp Manager at publicprograms@rhfleet.org to discuss the specific needs of your camper and strategies that would ensure that your camper has the most engaging experience possible. We also welcome Camper Aides but require all aides who attend camp to clear a background check before camp begins.

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




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