CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

The Science Spectrum offers a variety of science camps throughout the year. There are camps for ages 4-5, 6-8, and 9-12. These camps are generally scheduled during summer, spring break, and the holidays.

All Summer Camps require advanced registration and prepayment of fees as space is limited.  Registration is accepted in person or over the phone.  If registering over the phone, registration and release forms must be submitted
by fax or email at the time of registration. Call 806-745-2525 x234 to register or for additional information.

SUMMER CAMPS

All camps require advanced reservations and prepayment of fees. Please call (806) 745-2525 x234 or stop by in person to make a reservation.

Ages 4-5

July 11-13: Sci Art

Camp Prices: Members – $60 / Non-Members – $69
Camp Days: Three Days
Camp Times: 9am-12pm
Snack Provided

Do you like to color, paint, or draw? You are a scientist without even realizing it! Science lends to creativity in this camp where campers will make their own sidewalk chalk, learn about color mixing, and even make their own watercolor paint with flowers! This camp is sure to brighten up your summer!

July 18-20: Planet Pals

Camp Prices: Members – $60 / Non-Members – $69
Camp Days: Three Days
Camp Times: 9am-12pm
Snack Provided

From big to small, our planet is filled with wonder! Have you ever wondered how plants grow, how mountains are made, or where water comes from? We will answer these questions and more as we explore what makes our planet special and how we can take care of it. We will learn how to conserve and save resources like rain water and make seed bombs to take home!

July 25-27: That Makes Sense!

Camp Prices: Members – $60 / Non-Members – $69
Camp Days: Three Days
Camp Times: 9am-12pm
Snack Provided

Has your little one ever wondered why you can’t taste a pickle with your ear, or why you can’t smell if you have a cold? Campers will explore these questions and more as we learn about things like why we can smell cookies baking, why potato chips taste salty, and why our eyes are able to see pictures. Campers will even be challenged to make sense of situations when others are taken away! Missing this camp simply wouldn’t make scents!

August 1-3: Bubbleology

Camp Prices: Members – $60 / Non-Members – $69
Camp Days: Three Days
Camp Times: 9am-12pm
Snack Provided

You can never go wrong with watching bubbles float on the wind, but did you know that there is a ton of science behind those little clear spheres? Campers will become bubble-ologists as they find out why bubbles have so many colors in them, how a bubble forms, and why they’re so easy to pop. We will even experiment with ways to make bubbles harder to pop so we can bounce them!

August 8-10: Legos in Space

Camp Prices: Members – $60 / Non-Members – $69
Camp Days: Three Days
Camp Times: 9am-12pm
Snack Provided

Junior space explorers needed! Campers will learn about our sun and moon as we compare them to others and play with shadows to learn about solar and lunar eclipses. We will also use Legos to build Martian planets, rockets, and more! We will also make pinhole viewers to observe the partial solar eclipse on August 21st!

Ages 6-8

July 11-13: Robo Camp

Camp Prices: Members – $105 / Non-Members – $120
Camp Days: Three Days
Camp Times: 9am-3pm
Bring A Sack Lunch
Snack Provided

Take a glimpse into the world of engineering and robotics. Work in small teams to build a fully functional robot with all new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robots. Learn about designing, programming, and construction of robots. We will use these skills to design robots to overcome an engineering challenge.

July 18-20: 3rd Rock From the Sun

Camp Prices: Members – $105 / Non-Members – $120
Camp Days: Three Days
Camp Times: 9am-3pm
Bring A Sack Lunch
Snack Provided

From oceans to deserts, our planet is awesome and we need to protect it! We will learn about challenges faced in different ecosystems and the conservation efforts improving habitats. We will learn about climate and weather as we watch Extreme Weather in the OMNI Theater. We will learn things we can do at home to help conserve and save resources like rainwater, test how pollution in one place can affect water miles away, and make seed bombs to take home and brighten your neighborhood.

July 25-27: Make-It or Break-It

Camp Prices: Members – $105 / Non-Members – $120
Camp Days: Three Days
Camp Times: 9am-3pm
Bring A Sack Lunch
Snack Provided

This camp is filled with EGGcitement! Campers will have to use creativity and engineering as they work together and navigate Newton’s Laws. Can you keep an egg unbroken after dramatic falls, sudden impacts, and substantial pressure? Take part in these and other challenges!

August 1-3: Go For Launch!

Camp Prices: Members – $105 / Non-Members – $120
Camp Days: Three Days
Camp Times: 9am-3pm
Bring A Sack Lunch
Snack Provided

3, 2, 1, blastoff! We will take to the sky as we explore rocketry and flight. Campers will learn about the history of rocketry, test different cone and fin shapes to see how they affect flight, and experiment with different types of rockets and propulsion methods. Campers will also build, launch, and take home their own model rocket.

August 8-10: Partial Eclipse of the Sun

Camp Prices: Members – $105 / Non-Members – $120
Camp Days: Three Days
Camp Times: 9am-3pm
Bring A Sack Lunch
Snack Provided

Discover how the Sun, planets, their moons and other celestial bodies like asteroids and meteors interact, as we prepare for the upcoming partial solar eclipse here on Earth! Campers will learn about different types of eclipses, learn how to observe the sun safely, and make pinhole viewers. We will then compare our sun and moon to others in our universe.

Ages 9-12

July 11-13: Mystery at the Museum

Camp Prices: Members – $105 / Non-Members – $120
Camp Days: Three Days
Camp Times: 9am-3pm
Bring A Sack Lunch
Snack Provided

Get your sleuth on as we solve a mystery at the Science Spectrum. Collect clues as we investigate a crime scene, lift fingerprints, and interview suspects. Sleuths in training will extract DNA from wheat germ and make plaster casts of potential clues.

July 18-20: Robo Camp

Camp Prices: Members – $105 / Non-Members – $120
Camp Days: Three Days
Camp Times: 9am-3pm
Bring A Sack Lunch
Snack Provided

Take a glimpse into the world of engineering and robotics. Work in small teams to build a fully functional robot with all new LEGO MINDSTORMS EV3 robots. Learn about designing, programming, and construction of robots. We will use these skills to design robots to overcome an engineering challenge.

July 25-27: UnMaker Camp

Camp Prices: Members – $105 / Non-Members – $120
Camp Days: Three Days
Camp Times: 9am-3pm
Bring A Sack Lunch
Snack Provided

As we strive to become Makers, we must first unmake! Campers will take apart computers, cell phones, and toys as we explore how they work. See 3D printers in action, and get a basic introduction of printer programing. We will use printed materials to complete different challenges. With parent’s permission, campers can bring an old toy or item that they want to take apart during camp.

August 1-3: We Have Liftoff!

Camp Prices: Members – $105 / Non-Members – $120
Camp Days: Three Days
Camp Times: 9am-3pm
Bring A Sack Lunch
Snack Provided

3, 2, 1, blastoff! We will take to the sky as we explore rocketry and flight. Campers will learn about the history of rocketry, test different cone and fin shapes to see how they affect flight, and experiment with different types of rockets and propulsion methods. Campers will also build, launch, and take home their own model rocket.

August 8-10: Partial Eclipse of the Sun

Camp Prices: Members – $105 / Non-Members – $120
Camp Days: Three Days
Camp Times: 9am-3pm
Bring A Sack Lunch
Snack Provided

Discover how the Sun, planets, their moons and other celestial bodies like asteroids and meteors interact, as we prepare for the upcoming partial solar eclipse here on Earth! Campers will learn about different types of eclipses, learn how to observe the sun safely, and make pinhole viewers. We will then compare our sun and moon to others in our universe.

New Saturday Summer Math Camps!

Saturday, July 29th: Mental Math Mash-up

Camp Prices: Members: $20 / Non-Members: $25
Ages 9 – 11: 9am – 12pm
Ages 12 – 14: 1pm – 4pm

Calling all mathletes!  This one-day camp will teach you how to manipulate numbers without using scratch paper or calculators.  Learn how to work with multiplication, division, estimation, decimals, fractions, percents, measurement conversions, money calculations, Roman Numerals, ratios, and more.   Don’t worry–it’s all in your head!  This camp is the perfect way to prepare for UIL number sense competitions.  Will include a MATHING BEE contest at the end of the class.