CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

All camps require advanced registration and full payment of fees at the time of registration. Registration is accepted in person or by phone only. If registering by phone, registration forms and releases must be on file with the Science Spectrum a minimum of one week before the first day of the enrolled camp or you may forfeit your spot. Call 806-745-2525 x234 to register or for additional information.

Cancellation/Refund Policy– Cancellations because of a schedule conflict or change in vacation plans will not be eligible for a refund. Only cancellations due to illness of the child or family emergencies will be eligible for a partial refund. Cancellations, for any reason, less than 24 hours in advance, will not receive a partial refund. Camps canceled by the Science Spectrum due to low enrollment will receive a full refund.

Holiday Break Camps 2018-19

Ages 4-5

Storybook Animal Adventures

December 27-28
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2 Day Camp: Members $40/Non-Members $46
Snack provided

Explore the animal kingdom in this storybook science adventure. We will dive into some of our favorite books and play along with the characters while enjoying plenty of hands-on activities, experiments, crafts, and visits from the museum’s live animal residents. We will go on a “Bear Hunt”, learn what the “Fox Says”, and watch a young girl’s story of discovering nature on the OMNI big screen as we watch Backyard Wilderness.  We may even have a special guest join us after reading some of his stories and exploring his island in the museum’s traveling exhibit. Parents, be sure to bring a camera at pick up!

Plank by Plank, Brick by Brick

January 2
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
1 Day Camp: Members $20/Non-Members $23
Snack provided

KEVA planks and LEGO bricks! What could be more fun than that? Who can build the tallest tower or the longest bridge? Campers will put on their hard hats and become civil engineers. What material works best to complete the job? Let’s build and see.

MessFest

January 3-4
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
2 Day Camp: Members $40/Non-Members $46
Snack provided

Let’s explore the world of ooey-gooey, slippery, slimy, bubbly, and more! Campers will have tons of fun making a mess, and you will appreciate us doing all the clean up! We will explore solids and liquids with oobleck, make bubble slime to take home, and experiment with bubbly chemical reactions. Be sure to dress in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!

Ages 6-8

Nutcracker and the Four Sciences

December 27-28
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
2 Day Camp: Members $70/Non-Members $80
Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Enter the magical world of science and the holidays. Learn how your animatronic toys work by making your own animated toy, study the weather and discover how unique snowflakes are made, and dive into candy science with candy canes and more. On the last day, campers will work together and make a Rube Goldberg machine to crack open a walnut.

Duct Tape Challenge

January 2
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
1 Day Camp: Members $35/Non-Members $40
Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

We supply the duct tape, you provide the creativity! Campers will learn the basics of duct tape construction like making fabric and rope. They will then use duct tape to solve a problem like carrying a heavy object, collecting rain water, and keeping something valuable dry. Campers will also design and make something to take home that will help them with a day to day task.

Let’s Do Chemistry

January 3-4
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
2 Day Camp: Members $70/Non-Members $80
Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Put on your safety glasses and let’s do chemistry! Students will be able to get hands-on with lots of experiments including ones that look at acids and bases, color changes, bubbles, and reactions that can cause differences in temperature. We will answer questions like: Why doesn’t dry ice melt? How can you see smells? And how can chemistry clean up pollution like an oil spill? Then, get ready for an explosion or two!

Ages 9-12

Terraforming Mars

January 3-4
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
2 Day Camp: Members $70/Non-Members $80
Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

NASA’s Orion Missions plan to send people to Mars in the future. We will learn some of the challenges of the Red Planet and what we would need to overcome in order to survive there. Campers will work through wants vs. needs as they work together to build a civilization from scratch on the Martian Planet using KEVA planks, creativity, and scientific discovery.