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2014 Summer Science Camps for Kids

This summer, give your kids an experience they'll remember for the rest of their lives! (They'll learn a lot too, but we don't have to tell them that ). The camps are listed below and have both full and half-day options (based on age group)! See why the Air Zoo is quickly becoming one of the nation's top aerospace & science education centers! Grandparents and relatives, these make a great birthday present!

Our professional educators will share the thrill of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), and aviation with campers through hands-on activities and interactive experiments. Campers will get an in-depth look at the Air Zoo, including the 4D theater, full-motion flight simulators and much more! Because some portions of the camp will take place outdoors, campers need to dress appropriately for the weather. SkySpace Kids Club and supporting members will receive 10% off all camps.

What's Included
All Air Zoo campers will receive:

  • An Ultimate Ace wristband to enjoy all of the Air Zoo's rides and attractions
  • An Air Zoo T-Shirt
  • All supplies needed to participate
  • Lunch (full-day camps only) and a beverage

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Kids Summer Science Camps

    NEW! Our Star!
    June 16-17, PreK - Kindergarten, 9:30 - 12pm *Limit: 25 Cost: $50

    Twinkle, twinkle BIG star...What is a star? Little astronomers will learn about the sun and its unique properties that allow for life on Earth. Sunny crafts, lively activities and hands-on fun will make this camp too hot to handle! Each child will receive a pocket greenhouse, backpack, and their very own Sun book!

    To register, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    NEW! Blast Off
    June 16 - 20, 2014, 6th - 8th grade, 9:30 - 4:30 *Limit 25 $125.00

    Experience the thrill of building your own rocket prototypes! Explore distant planets and create your own mini solar system. Discover what it takes to travel to space! Each child will take home their own model rocket, a star-finder, a gyroscope, and a Cosmic Rocket Kit!

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    WMU Aviation Camp, June 22 - 27, 2014
    http://www.aviation.wmich.edu/aviation-summer-camp-2013/

    NEW! Planet Patrol
    June 23 - 25, 2014, 2nd - 3rd grade, 9:30 - 12:00 *Limit 25 $65.00

    Set your eyes to the skies and get to know the mysterious outer space. Explore the worlds of our solar system and prepare a small rocket that will make any astronaut proud! Explorers will each receive a micro rocket, Mars Mud, a personal planetarium, and a meteorite!

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    NEW! Artsy Smartsy
    June 25 - 27, 2014, 6th - 8th grade, 9:30 - 4:30 *Limit 25 $100.00

    Behind every work of art there's science! Creativity and science merge in this exciting program that will explore a variety of art disciplines including printmaking, sculpture, oil pastels, and glass work. Each child will receive a Faber Castell Pastels Kit and conclude the camp with a gallery showing.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    NEW! Sticky, Icky Science
    June 26-27, 2014, 1st - 2nd grade, 9:30 - 12:00 *Limit 25 $50.00

    Discover chemical reactions and create all kinds of stinky, slimy, gooey blobs that will gross out your family and friends! Campers will receive a backpack, a Kid's Concoctions Mix -n-Slime Kit, and their own Snail with a habitat!

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    NEW! Chemical Connections
    June 30 - July 2, 2014, 3rd - 4th grade, 9:30 - 4:30 *Limit 25 $75.00

    What happens with a little bit of this and a whole lot of that? Find out in this fun and potentially messy camp! Experiment with the properties of matter and test various ingredients to create cool chemical reactions. You'll even make your own tie-dye shirt! Each child will grow their own crystals and take home a Kitchen Chemistry Kit!

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    NEW! Survival Science Overnight
    July 1-2, 2014, 5th - 6th grade, 2pm - 9am *Limit 25 $85.00

    Imagine being stranded in a remote location! Where will you sleep? What will you eat? How will you find your way to civilization? Learn the fun, practical survival skills that are used by the military in our outdoor setting (weather permitting). Campers will receive a Wilderness Survival Guide, headlamp, compass, and other great gear!

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    NEW! Eco Explorers
    July 7 - 11, 2014, 4th - 5th grade, 9:30 - 4:30 *Limit 25 $125.00

    Get down and dirty outdoors! Learn how plants and animals interact with non-living resources to survive in different ecosystems. Explorers will go digging, do a dissection, go on a field trip to WMU, make a terrarium, and learn how to care for the environment. Campers will receive their own Geodes, an insect observation box, and an excavation kit to take home!

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    NEW! Science Wizards
    July 7 - 9, 2014, 2nd - 3rd grade, 9:30 - 12:00 *Limit 25 $65.00

    It's not magic, it's science! Investigate the science behind shrinking potions, disappearing water and so much more! Kids will receive an invisible ink pen, vanishing marbles, and magic sand. The entertaining program will end with a special Air Zoo magic show!

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    NEW! Eco Explorers
    July 14 - 16, 2014, 2nd - 3rd grade, 9:30 - 4:30 *Limit 25 $125.00

    Explore the great outdoors! Each day we'll encounter another part of the local ecosystem as we catch bugs, sample pond life and journey into the woods. Campers will go digging with an expert, make a plant collection and learn how water fits into the mix! Kids will take home an insect net and observation box, a nature walk set, and a plant art kit!

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    WMU Advanced Aviation CampJuly 13 - 18, 2014
    http://aviation.wmich.edu/aviation-summer-camp-2013/

    NEW! Artsy Smartsy
    July 16 - 18, 2014, 4th - 5th grade, 9:30 - 4:30 *Limit 25 $100.00

    Behind every work of art there's science! Creativity and science merge in this exciting program that will explore a variety of art disciplines including printmaking, sculpture, oil pastels, and glass work. Each child will receive a Faber Castell Pastels Kit and conclude the camp with gallery showing.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    NEW! Silly, Slippery Science
    July 17 - 18, 2014, PK - 1st grade, 9:30 - 12:00 *Limit 25 $50.00

    Mix and make a variety of slippery, gooey slime! Scientific slimy subjects will be illustrated and brought to life with literature and creatures found in nature! Each child will receive a backpack, Mars Mud, WIKI Stix and a Squishy ball!

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    NEW! Ready, Set, Go!
    July 23 - 25, 2014, 4th - 5th grade, 9:30 - 4:30 *Limit 25 $100.00

    Build it, race it, and fly it! Test your imagination and creativity in a big laboratory! Drop melons from a mega tower, build working roller coasters, and target and fire a gigantic trebuchet that launches objects over 100 feet in the air! Engineers will all receive their own catapult and a 6-in-1 Solar Model Kit!

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    NEW! Science at your Fingertips
    July 28 - Aug. 1, 7th - 9th grade, 9:30 - 4:30 *Limit 25 $125.00

    What does it take to solve a mystery? Put your investigation skills to the test by examining fingerprints, DNA, trace evidence, counterfeit documents and more in this inspiring camp! Scientists will use authentic techniques and learn about careers in the forensics field. Young detectives will receive their own CSI hat, a DNA Extraction Kit and a Detective Science Kit!

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    NEW! Flying ACES
    July 30 - August 1, 2014, 3rd - 4th grade, 9:30 - 4:30 *Limit 25 $80.00

    Take to the skies and enjoy flight science! Young pilots will enjoy their own Dip-er-do-II stunt plane and a Sky High Zoom Copter!

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    NEW! Girls STEM Academy
    August 4 - 8, 2014, 5th - 8th grade, 9:30 - 4:30 *Limit 25 $175.00

    Explore and experiment with flight science and investigate different careers in aerospace in this week of adventure and fun. Tour Duncan Aviation and WACO in Battle Creek and learn different skills such as wing rib building, fabric covering, and cable swaging! The ultimate adventure is copiloting an airplane with a certified flight instructor!

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    NEW! Boys STEM Academy
    August 4 - 8, 2014, 5th - 8th grade, 9:30 - 4:30 *Limit 25 $175.00

    Explore and experiment with flight science and investigate different careers in aerospace in this week of adventure and fun. Tour Duncan Aviation and WACO in Battle Creek and learn different skills such as wing rib building, fabric covering, and cable swaging! The ultimate adventure is copiloting an airplane with a certified flight instructor!

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    NEW! Science Masters
    August 11 - 15, 2014, 6th - 8th grade, 9:30 - 4:30 *Limit 25 $125.00

    Investigate the lives and ideas of famous scientists from history! Learn about the experiments that changed the world by exploring the works of Galileo, Newton, and Tesla! This camp covers a wide variety of science disciplines: physics, biology, astronomy, and more! Young scientists will receive either a simple working motor, a buzz wire set, a Static Science Kit, or a Magnet Science Kit. As a finale, students transform themselves into the inventors by presenting a fantastic LIVING Wax Museum exhibit.

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    NEW! Fantastic, Freaky Fab Lab
    August 20 - 22, 2014, 4th and 5th grade, 9:30 - 4:30 $ 175.00 *Limit 14

    Calling all inventors! Put your engineering skills to the test and use simple classroom materials to build structures, fun toys, and other crazy contraptions. Explore and build your own robot and engage with 3D printing! Showcase your skills with an inventor fair at the Air Zoo! Kids will take home their own robot and the 3D creations!

    Register Now!
    To sign up for a Summer Science Camp or for more information, call 269.350.2848, or email events@airzoo.org

    Additional Information
    *SkySpace Kids Club and supporting members will receive a 10% discount. Call for information about becoming a member.
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