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Turn Your Curious Kids Into Happy Campers

Summer 2021 Registration is Open!

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! 

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What type of program are you looking for this summer?

This summer, programs are being offered both in-person and virtually. Please use one of the links below to jump to the section you are interested in. 

Creating a Safe Space
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 polices and FAQs regarding programs, please click here.


In-Person Camps 

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.

Extended Day Services Are Back!
Want more time at camp? The Fleet Science Center now offers extended day services for our Full-Day Camps! Early drop off is available from 8–9 a.m., and late pick up is from 4–5 p.m. 
For an additional $100, families can choose one or both options to meet their scheduling needs all week long.

Full-Day Pricing*

Members: $270 per week
Nonmembers: $300 per week

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Is the camp that you're interested in full? Joing the waitlist by filling out this form. If an opening becomes available, a Fleet Camp staffer will contact you about filling the spot.

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

 

 

Summer Camp Schedule by Week

Click here for full descriptions of each Onsite Camp.

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Week of

Camp Titles

Grades

Time

June 21-25

Space Explorers

Kindergarten

9am-11am

 

Tinkerers

1-3

9am-12pm

June 28-July 2

Simple Machines

Kindergarten

9am-11am

 

Chemistry in the Kitchen / Bugs, Rocks and the Wild

1-3

9am-4pm

July 6-9

 Energy Explorers / Construction Crew

1-3

9am-4pm

 

Extreme Earth / Magic for Muggles

4-6+

9am-4pm

July 12-16

 Art-ology / Super Solar System

1-3

9am-4pm

 

Women Scientists in Action / Unseen Science

4-8

9am-4pm

July 19-23

Spy Camp / Coding Concepts

1-3

9am-4pm

 

Maker Camp / CSI

4-6

9am-4pm

July 26-30

Wizard's Workshop / Gross and Gooey

1-3

9am-4pm

 

Chemistry with a Bang / Astronaut Camp

4-6

9am-4pm

August 2-6

Super Solar System / Bugs, Rocks & the Wild

1-3

9am-4pm

 

Cool Chemistry / eCamp

4-6+

9am-4pm

August 9-13

Chemistry in the Kitchen / Forces Everywhere

1-3

9am-4pm

 

Young Engineers / Magic for Muggles

4-6+

9am-4pm

August 16-20

Gross & Gooey / Superhero Science

1-3

9am-4pm

 

Robotics Camp / Movie Magic

4-6+

9am-4pm


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Onsite Camp Descriptions


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.


Coding Concepts

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.


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.


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.


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 super-human 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.


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!


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!  


 

Grades 4–6+

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

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


eCamp

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


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!


Robotics Camp

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.


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.


Unseen Science

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.


Women Scientists in Action

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.


Young Engineers

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.


Virtual Programs with the Fleet! 

Camps from the comfort of your own home! The Fleet Science Center is continuing it's popular Virtual Camps. Each virtual camp class will be filled with 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 topics per week, students can explore an array of fields including biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, physics, robotics and much more!

For Summer 2021, families with Preschool students can join in on the virtual camp fun! we're brining two of our units from the popular Young Scientist program to you during the summer.

Each Virtual Program 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:
Members: $80 per week
Nonmembers: $100 per week

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Please Note: If we do not reach the minimum required number of attendees to run the "live" meetings for virtual camp, you will receive a 50% refund 72 hours before the scheduled materials distribution date, and will still receive the materials and access to the instructional videos.

 

Materials Pick Up

Curbside pick-up for camp materials will be available on Fridays 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.

 

Virtual Camp Schedule

All Virtual Camps are from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Week Of

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Materials Pick Up 
June 21-25
Pre-K Camp Mighty Meteorlogists
June 22
Pre-K Camp
Mighty Meteorlogists
June 23
Pre-K Camp
Mighty Meteorlogists
June 24
Pre-K Camp
Mighty Meteorlogists
June 25
Friday 
June 18
June 28-July 2
Pre-K Camp
Crazy Critters
June 28
Pre-K Camp
Crazy Critters
June 29
Pre-K Camp
Crazy Critters
June 30
Pre-K Camp
Crazy Critters
June 31
Friday
June 25
July 6-9
Discovering Dinos
July 6
Kitchen Chemistry
July 7
Shake it Up
July 8
Rocket Science
July 9,
Friday 
Jully 2
July 12-16
Earth Rocks
July 12
Plant Cycle
July 13
Exploring Electricity
July 14
Forces in Motion
July 15
Friday
July 9
July 19-23
Amazing Astronauts
July 19
Sound Science
July 20
DNA Structures
July 21
Gravitation Station
July 22
Friday 
July 16
July 26-30
Action Reaction
July 27
Binary Basics
July 28
Stellar Solar System
July 29
Art of Science
July 30
Friday
July 25
August 2-6
Discovering Dinos
August 3
Kitchen Chemistry
August 4
Shake it Up
August 5,
Rocket Science
August 6
Friday 
July 30
August 9-13
Earth Rocks
August 10
Plant Cycle
August 11
Exploring Electricity
August 12
Forces in Motion
August 13
Friday
Aug 28,
August 16-20
Amazing Astronauts
August 17
Sound Science
August 18
DNA Structures
August 19
Gravitation Station
August 20
Friday 
June 24

Click here for full descriptions of each Virtual Program.

Please noteVirtual programs 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.


Virtual Program Descriptions

virtual camps are listed alphabetically


Action Reaction 

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


Amazing Astronaut

Discover does it take to survive in space. 


Binary Basics

Decode the the basics of programming though patterns and games.


Discovering Dinos

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


DNA Structures

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


Earth Rocks

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


Exploring Electricity

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


Forces in Motion

Use the forces of wind and magnetism to create moving objects


Gravitation Station

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


Kitchen Chemistry

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


Plant Cycle

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


Rocket Science

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


Science of Art

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


Shake it Up

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


Sound Science

Explore how sound moves and  design your own noisemaker.


Stellar Solar System

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


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