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Camps

Our virtual and in-person camp programs are truly one-of-a-kind!

Our campers will embrace science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to build the skills that will serve as their tool set for the future. In our camps, we work together to ignite curiosity and get excited about STEM in our everyday lives. With fun themes, new curriculum each summer and sessions for all interests, there is something for everyone. Give your child a camp experience that will unlock their potential.

Our STEM Virtual Camps are half day adventures that keep children engaged, learning and having fun!  Expert STEM Educators will facilitate hands-on activities, self-directed learning, STEM explorations and group discussions for children in rising grades 2-6!  Each half day of virtual camp will include:

The daily STEM challenges encourage critical thinking, creative problem solving, and child-led exploration. These challenges can be completed in under an hour and with limited parental supervision. Camp registration comes with a kit full of materials to complete fun and hands-on STEM challenges, from engineering to making slime!

Member discounts applied at checkout.

How Do Virtual Camps Work?

Each day of virtual camp will consist of three hours of a structured Zoom session with fun science games, hands-on activities and an exciting science demonstration, animal encounter, or behind-the-scenes at the Lab experience led by our expert STEM educators.

Campers will receive a kit full of supplies for hands-on fun! Each kit will have all the materials necessary for the camp activities, along with additional fun activities and games to try on your own.

How Do Virtual Camps Work?

Each day of virtual camp will consist of three hours of a fun yet structured Zoom session that includes a morning introduction full of games and discussion, three different movement breaks throughout to keep engagement levels high, and a dedicated wrap-up. The camp will be led by our expert STEM Educators who have over 15 months of virtual experience!

Any questions about this program, please contact us at virtualprograms@childsci.org.

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Virtual Spring Break Camps

Spring Break Virtual Camps
March 29 - April 2

Coming Soon!


Summer Camps

Virtual Camps offered June 14 - August 13
Themes include:
~ Robotics
~ Online Design
 ~ Chemistry
 ~ Chain Reactions


Designed for children in rising 2 - 5 grade.

In-person Camp at the Lab offered June 21 - August 20
Themes include:
~ Medieval Mayhem
~ Slime Factory
~ Dinosaur Dig
~ Childsci Classic: Dream It, Build It

Designed for children in rising 1 - 5 grade.

Please check back for our next series of Camp sessions!

Summer is right around the corner! Sign up for Virtual Summer Camps beginning May 29!

Curious about camps but need more information?  Check out our FAQs  or email us at camps@childsci.org

Our daughter had an extremely positive experience and as a result, we will be returning. She indicated that this was the best camp that she has attended

(and we have attended numerous camps from around the area). Keep up the excellent work!

In-person Camp Parent, Summer 2021

 “This is by far the best camp in Northern Virginia. Our 7 year-old daughter loved attending as the activities were extremely fun and kept her entertained throughout the week. Everyone was so pleasant and welcoming! We will surely be back!” 

In-person Camp Parent, Summer 2021

"We are so impressed and pleased with the Virtual Camps offered by the Children's Science Center. Our 9-year-old daughter attend three weeks of sessions and loved them all. The live video gatherings are extremely well organized and run by the skilled and upbeat team. The CSC has a strong grasp of how to use virtual technology for educational programming, while keeping the kids highly engaged. I was really impressed how quickly they rolled out top notch virtual programming when in-person gatherings shut down. Honestly, this is exactly the pick-me-up experience were looking for during these difficult times and we are grateful to the CSC for meeting the needs of our 3rd grader."

Virtual Camp Parent, Spring 2020