CAMPS & WORKSHOPS

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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.

Summer 2019

Ages 4-5

Nature’s Building Blocks

June 4-6
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Three Day Camps: Members $66/Non-Members $75
Snack provided

Campers will use LEGOs as they explore the natural world around them. Learn how plants make oxygen for us to breathe, about the water cycle, and about pollinators like bees and butterflies. Explore Butterflies Alive one last time before it leaves and prepare for butterflies in your own yards at home.

Reef Rangers

June 11-13
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Three Day Camps: Members $66/Non-Members $75
Snack provided

Dive into the ocean as we explore the amazing creatures of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. Learn about green sea turtles as we watch Great Barrier Reef in the OMNI Theater, explore the shape shifting and master of camouflage that is the octopus, and take part in experiments showing how sharks are such great swimmers. Also, participate in a turtle rescue scavenger hunt!

Experimental Art

June 18-20
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Three Day Camps: Members $66/Non-Members $75
Snack provided

Science and art collide in this colorful camp! Learn the science behind bubbles while painting, discover states of matter as we create a masterpiece, and experiment with mixing colors. Send campers in clothes that can get messy!

LEGO Discoveries

July 9-11
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Three Day Camps: Members $66/Non-Members $75
Snack provided

How many LEGOs does it take to reach the top of the Science Spectrum’s T-Rex or to cross the Lubbock Children’s Museum? Building a tall tower is fun, but how can it be knocked down without touching it? Answer these questions and more with science, creativity, and our favorite building blocks!

Astronauts in Training

July 16-18
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Three Day Camps: Members $66/Non-Members $75
Snack provided

This week marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 Mission and humans walking on the moon. Let’s celebrate the past while looking towards the future of human space travel. Young astronauts will take part in training for future space missions, make footprints like they did on the moon, and make rockets to take home!

Jr. Robotics

July 23-25
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Three Day Camps: Members $66/Non-Members $75
Snack provided

Campers will love this introduction to robotics! Get an introduction to coding as they “code their teacher”, design a robot to help them with day-to-day tasks, and make squiggle bots to take home. Also, get a chance to interact with Botley, the coding robot, and navigate him through mazes and obstacles.

How to be a Scientist!

July 30-Aug 1
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Three Day Camps: Members $66/Non-Members $75
Snack provided

Does your child like to mix things up to see what happens? Do they like to take things apart to see how they work? Do they like to observe the world around them? If you said yes to any of these, you have a future scientist on your hands! Campers will make things bubble with chemistry, tinker like engineers, and explore like a biologist.

Superhero Science

Aug 6-Aug 8
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Three Day Camps: Members $66/Non-Members $75
Snack provided

Does your child like to mix things up to see what happens? Do they like to take things apart to see how they work? Do they like to observe the world around them? If you said yes to any of these, you have a future scientist on your hands! Campers will make things bubble with chemistry, tinker like engineers, and explore like a biologist.

Ages 6-8

Super-Powered Science

June 4-6
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Morning Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Superpowers are all around us, not just on the big screen! Explore how dogs use super abilities to save human lives every day in Superpower Dogsin the OMNI Theater and how butterflies can defy the odds of survival while touring Butterflies Alive! We will also take a look at the powers of some of our favorite superheroes and villains, and see how we can use science to harness some of those powers.

Underwater Wonderland

June 11-13
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Morning Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Discover one of the most amazing natural wonders of the Earth, the Great Barrier Reef! We will look at some of the creatures that call it home, engineer solutions to threats to the reef, and learn more about the species in the Science Spectrum aquariums. Campers will learn more about green sea turtles as we watch Great Barrier Reef in the OMNI Theater, and we will then look at conservation efforts for far away oceans and playa lakes here at home!

Robots vs. Drones- Session 1

June 18-20
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Morning Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Back by popular demand! The future belongs to those who can create and control machines!  Will it be the robots, who drive, crawl, and walk, or the drones who own the skies that control the future? LEGOs meet Engineering as students learn about designing robots, drones, and their own creations. Students will learn the basics of computer programming, engineering design process, and have a TON of fun working with each other to solve problems.

Robots vs. Drones- Session 2

July 9-11
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Morning Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Back by popular demand! The future belongs to those who can create and control machines!  Will it be the robots, who drive, crawl, and walk, or the drones who own the skies that control the future? LEGOs meet Engineering as students learn about designing robots, drones, and their own creations. Students will learn the basics of computer programming, engineering design process, and have a TON of fun working with each other to solve problems.

Space Travel

July 16-18
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Morning Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

This week marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 Mission and humans walking on the moon. Let’s celebrate the past while looking towards the future of human space travel. Campers already know a thing or two about our solar system, now they get to plan what a future may look like on other planets! What would a weekend trip to the Moon or a vacation on Mars look like? Science and creativity will answer these questions as we make rockets, build space homes, and create attractions for other places in our solar system.

Phunky Physics

July 23-25
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Morning Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Let’s have some fun with physics! Learn about the forces that keep us going, work together in multiple challenges, and exercise creativity and ingenuity. Campers will use KEVA Planks and pipes to construct roller coasters, fight gravity to launch objects as far as possible, and build cars powered by rubber bands.

Robots vs. Drones- Session 3

July 30-Aug 1
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Morning Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Back by popular demand! The future belongs to those who can create and control machines!  Will it be the robots, who drive, crawl, and walk, or the drones who own the skies that control the future? LEGOs meet Engineering as students learn about designing robots, drones, and their own creations. Students will learn the basics of computer programming, engineering design process, and have a TON of fun working with each other to solve problems.

Inventor’s Workshop

Aug 6-Aug 8
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Morning Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Are your children constantly coming up with new ideas? Do they like to build, draw, or design? Then your child may be an innovative maker!  Campers will use their imaginations in coming up with the next big idea, make prototypes with recycled materials, and meet some local business owners who know how to take an idea and turn it into a business!

Ages 9-12

Super-Powered Science

June 4-6
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Morning Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Superpowers are all around us, not just on the big screen! Explore how dogs use super abilities to save human lives every day in Superpower Dogsin the OMNI Theater and how butterflies can defy the odds of survival while touring Butterflies Alive! We will also take a look at the powers of some of our favorite superheroes and villains, and see how we can use science to harness some of those powers.

Game Makers

June 11-13
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Morning Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Get ready to level up! Are you hungry? Hungry for some action? Ready to sink a ship or two? Why do those yellow things make funny sounds when they eat? Ever wanted to make your own video game? Join us as we bring some of our favorite games to life, and get an introduction to video game programing as you make your own game.

Math is Mental

June 15
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $20.00 Members / $25.00 Non-members

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 that parents are welcome to attend.

Mystery at the Museum

July 9-11
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Morning Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Get your sleuth on as we solve a mystery at the Science Spectrum. Scour the crime scene for clues just like the pros. In the lab, analyze evidence using techniques like DNA profiling and chromatography. Question suspects and interview witnesses to build your case. It’s your job to find out “Who Done It?”

Marine Odyssey

June 18-20
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Morning Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Come along on an epic journey discovering the wonders of the ocean. Learn about amazing animals and habitats of our Earth’s oceans, engineer plans for conservation of endangered or threatened marine species, and learn about adaptations and anatomy while taking part in a dissection. Learn more about the amazing journey and rescue efforts of green sea turtles while watching Great Barrier Reef in the OMNI Theater

Space, The Final Frontier

July 16-18
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Morning Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

This week marks the 50th anniversary of NASA’s Apollo 11 Mission and humans walking on the moon. Let’s celebrate the past while looking towards the future of human space travel. Design and launch model rockets and capsules while looking at NASA’s upcoming Orion missions, plan out a moon base like the Lunar Gateway, and explore life on Mars and other bodies within our solar system.

Robo Camp

July 23-25
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Morning Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Take a glimpse into the world of computer programming, engineering design process, problem solving, and While learning these skills, campers will work together to build a fully functional LEGO robot and complete a challenge of their own making!

Math is Mental

July 27th
9:30 am – 12:00 pm
Cost: $20.00 Members / $25.00 Non-members

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 that parents are welcome to attend.

Architectural Engineering

July 30-Aug 1
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Morning Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Architects in training will look at structures of the past and present to gain inspiration for the future. Using KEVA Planks and other building materials, campers will learn building techniques, compete in structure challenges, and build a city from the ground up!

Future Entrepreneurs

Aug 6-8
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Three Day Camp: Members $120/Non-Members $135
Morning Snack provided, Bring Sack Lunch

Has your child ever had an idea that they wanted to turn into a business? Meet local business owners who all got their start with an idea. Get inspiration, tips, tricks, and tools to get started. Campers will see 3D printers in action, make their own prototype with recycled materials, and pitch their idea to the “sharks.”