Following state and local guidelines, the Fleet Science Center building will be temporarily closed effective July 7, 2020, until further notice. Summer Camps, Virtual Activities and Craveology will continue to operate.
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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, Grades 1-8, with both in-person and virtual camp options. Check out the details below!

Effective July 7, 2020, while the Fleet is temporarily closing to the general public for admissions, we are continuing to operate in-person summer camps following CDC and ACA safe camp and camper guidelinesTo learn more about our program polices and FAQ regarding camps during Summer 2020, please click here


Schedule:

Virtual: June 15–August 14
Full Day In-Person: July 6–August 14 

 


Virtually Camping with the Fleet! 

Camps from the comfort of your own home! The Fleet Science Center is now offering Virtual Camps. Each camp virtual class will be filled with new challenges, hands-on activities that can be done using materials found in your home and has challenges aimed for students in grades 2–4. With 4 unique topics per week, campers can explore an array of fields including biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, physics, robotics and much more! Sign up for one or bundle a week together and save!

Each Virtual Camp includes:

  • Prepackaged materials ranging from craft supplies to specialty items packed by our Science Educators
  • Additional Educational content and challenges
  • Video content that introduces the challenge and provides strategies for caregivers in confidently facilitating these activities. Designated live virtual weekly meetings with a Fleet Science Educator to keep everyone connected, share results and ask questions.

Virtual Camp Pricing:

Individual (1 day): $25
 tickets
Week (set of 4): $80
 tickets

 

Materials Pick Up

Curbside pick-up for camp materials will be available on Mondays at the Fleet Science Center from 9:30-10:00a.m. and 3:00-3:30p.m. Pick-up will be located at the Business Entrance on the south side of the building, adjacent to the parking lot. To get to the South entrance from Park Boulevard, turn on Space Theater Way and make an immediate right into the parking lot adjacent to the building. The Fleet Science Center is located at 1875 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101.

Only the 4 kits of the week will be available at a time.

  Monday
Materials Pick Up
Tuesday
Virtual Camp
Wednesday
Virtual Camp
Thursday
Virtual Camp
Friday
Virtual Camp

Week 4:

July 6–10

July 6

9:30-10a.m.

3-3:30p.m.

Amazing Astronauts
July 7,
1:30 p.m.

Sound Science
July 8,
1:30 p.m.

Binary Basics
July 9,
1:30 p.m.

Gravitation Station
July 10,
1:30 p.m.

Week 5:

July 13–17

July 13

9:30-10a.m.

3-3:30p.m.

Action Reaction
July 14,
1:30 p.m.

DNA Structures
July 15,
1:30 p.m.

Shake It Up
July 16,
1:30 p.m.

Rocket Science
July 17,
1:30 p.m.

Week 6:

July 20–24

July 20

9:30-10a.m.

3-3:30p.m.

Discovering Dinos
July 21,
1:30 p.m.

Kitchen Chemistry
July 22,
1:30 p.m.

Stellar Solar System
July 23,
1:30 p.m.

Science of Art
July 24,
1:30 p.m.

Week 7:

July 27–31

July 27

9:30-10a.m.

3-3:30p.m.

Earth Rocks
July 28,
1:30 p.m.

Exploring Electricity
July 29,
1:30 p.m.

Plant Cycle
July 30,
1:30 p.m.

Forces in Motion
July 31,
1:30 p.m.

Week 8:

Aug 3–7

Aug 3

9:30-10a.m.

3-3:30p.m.

Amazing Astronauts
Aug 4,
1:30 p.m.

Sound Science
Aug 5,
1:30 p.m.

Binary Basics
Aug 6,
1:30 p.m.

Gravitation Station
Aug 7,
1:30 p.m.

Week 9:

Aug 10–14

Aug 10

9:30-10a.m.

3-3:30p.m.

Summer Favorite Kit 1
Aug 11,
1:30 p.m.

Summer Favorite Kit 2
Aug 12,
1:30 p.m.

Summer Favorite 3
Aug 13,
1:30 p.m.

Summer Favorite Kit 4
Aug 14,
1:30 p.m.

Click here for full descriptions of each Virtual Camp.

Please noteVirtual Camps are not a replacement for parental supervision, and we cannot assume responsibility for your child. We recommend that one responsible member of your household retain a supervisory role during virtual programming to ensure safety, watch your scientist superstar shine, or offer a helping hand for a trickier project.


Full-Day In-Person Camps

Registration is live! In-Person Camps start on July 6.

We are continuing to operate in-person summer camps following the CDC and ACA safe camp and camper guidelines.

Do your kids love science? We offer full-day Summer Camps on selected weeks to accommodate the science enthusiasts in your family! Full-day camps at the Fleet are hands-on, engaging and are all being modified to ensure safety. Full-Day Camps are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Full-Day Pricing:

Members: $270 per week

Nonmembers: $300 per week

 tickets

Is is the camp you're interested in full? Join the waitlist by contacting client services to be added the waitlist. To learn more about the waitlist click here.

For more information, contact Client Services at clientservices@rhfleet.org or leave a message at (619) 238-1233 x806 

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Grades 1–3

Date

 

*Sold Out Camps, waitlist available

July 6 - 10

Art-ology

Super Solar System
July 13 - 17

Spy Camp

Coding Concepts
July 20 - 24

Wizard's Workshop

Gross and Gooey
July 27 - 31

Super Solar System

Forces Everywhere
August 3 - 7

Chemistry in the Kitchen

Bugs, Rocks and the Wild
August 10 - 14

Energy Explorers

Construction Crew

Grades 3–6+

Date

 

 

July 27 - 31

Cool Chemistry

eCamp
August 3 - 7

Young Engineers

Magic for Muggles
August 10 - 14

Robotics Camp

Movie Magic

Grades 4–6

Date

 

 

July 20-24

Chemistry with a Bang

Astronaut Camp

July 13-17

Maker Camp

CSI


Grades 4–8

Date

 

 

July 6-10

Women Scientists in Action

Unseen Science

In-Person Camp Descriptions | Grades 1-2 | Grades 3-4 | Grades 3-6 | Grades 5-6 | Grades 5-8


Grades 1–3


Art-ology 

July 6–10

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.


Coding Concepts

Jul 13–17 

It’s never too early to start coding! Campers will discover basic coding concepts both on screen and off through hands-on activities that make coding fun and interactive.


Gross & Gooey Science

July 20–24

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


Bugs, Rocks & the Wild

August 3–10

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


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.


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 super-human feats. For added fun, come dressed as your favorite superhero character.


Super Solar System

July 6–10

July 27–31

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.


Chemistry in the Kitchen

August 3–7

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.


Wizards' Workshop

July 20–24

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!


Construction Crew

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


Spy Camp

July 13–17

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!


Forces Everywhere!

July 27–31

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!

Grades 3–6+


Magic for Muggles

August 3–7

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


Young Tinkerers 

Have you ever wondered how a toaster toasts or what a computer looks like on the inside? Get ready to disassemble and tinker with household objects in this hands-on class. Tools provided—just bring your imagination!  


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. 


Cool Chemistry 

July 27–31

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!


Robotics Camp

August 10–14

Can you design a machine to do your homework? Well, maybe not, but in this challenging class you will work in teams using LEGO Mindstorms, Ozobots and more to construct and program competition-style robots to perform complex tasks. Test your robotics skills with exciting contests throughout the week.


eCamp

July 27–31

Calling all technology enthusiasts! Spend your week working with computers, iPads and apps. Work on your computer programming skills by building a PicoCricket robot!


Young Engineers

August 3–7

Design, construct and test your engineering masterpieces. Use the planks in our “Block Busters!” exhibition to design the tallest tower or build the longest bridge. Return to the classroom to build castles, boats and buildings out of unexpected materials.


Grades 3–6


Movie Magic

August 10–14

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!

 


Grades 4–6


Chemistry With a Bang! 

July 20–24

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.


Astronaut Camp

July 20–24

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.


Maker Camp

July 13–17

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


CSI

July 13–17

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


Grades 4–8


Women Scientists in Action

July 6–10

Girl power! Join us for an all new “science sampler” just for girls. Each day we’ll explore a new field of science. You’ll interact with local women scientists, participate in incredible hands-on experiments and investigate careers in science.


Unseen Science

July 6–10

Take a closer look at the world around you–you might be surprised at what you find! Explore Nano science, learn microscope techniques and slow things down with your own time-lapse videos.

 


Virtual Camp Descriptions

 

July 13–17

Kit pick up on Mondays; 9:30a.m.-10:00a.m. and 3:00-3:30p.m.


Action Reaction 

June 14; 1:30 p.m.

Put your engineering skills to the test in this approach to simple machines and the transfer of energy 


DNA Structures

July 15; 1:30 p.m.

Find our what you, and all living things, are made of! Create your own model and extract strands of DNA. 


Shake it Up

July 16; 1:30 p.m.

Explore how tectonic plates move and shape the Earth and how scientists study this tremorous phenomenon.


July Science

June 17; 1:30 p.m.

Ready to blast off? Learn about the principles of flight by building rockets and probes to study distant planets.


 

July 20-24

Kit pick up on Mondays; 9:30a.m.-10:00a.m. and 3:00-3:30p.m.


Discovering Dinos

July 21; 1:30 p.m.

Get ready to dig into adventure and learn how paleontologists examines fossils.


Kitchen Chemistry

July 22; 1:30 p.m.

Become a chemist by experimenting with acids and bases that can be found in your kitchen or pantry! 


Stellar Solar System

July 23; 1:30 p.m.

Discover the distance between the planets and explore the formation of constellations in the night sky.


Science of Art

July 24; 1:30 p.m.

Go full STEAM ahead and create unique works of art with science-based inspiration


 

June 29–July 3

Kit pick up on Mondays; 9:30a.m.-10:00a.m. and 3:00-3:30p.m.


Earth Rocks

June 30; 1:30 p.m.

Get ready to rock! Examine rocks, minerals and learn how these rock stars form. 


Plant Cycle

July 1; 1:30 p.m.

Be a backyard botinist as you dissect flowers and observe capiliary movement in action


Exploring Electricity

July 2; 1:30 p.m.

Conduct an experiment and determine how a circuit works to provide power


 

July 6–10

Kit pick up on Mondays; 9:30a.m.-10:00a.m. and 3:00-3:30p.m.


Forces in Motion

July 3; 1:30 p.m.

Use the forces of wind and magnetism to create moving objects


Amazing Astronaut

July 7; 1:30 p.m.

Discover does it take to survive in space.


Sound Science

July 8; 1:30 p.m.

Explore how sound moves and  design your own noisemaker.


Binary Basics

July 9; 1:30 p.m.

Decode the the basics of programming though patterns and games.


Gravitation Station

July 10; 1:30 p.m.

Take adventures to new heights! Use parachutes to explore forces, motion and more..


 

August 10–14

Kit pick up on Mondays; 9:30a.m.-10:00a.m. and 3:00-3:30p.m.


Summer Favorites

Starting July 15, we will be unveiling which kits will be available for an educational encore! This is a great opprotunity if you missed out, or if you want to share the experience with your family and friends.

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