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S.A.F.E. STEM Summer Camp Discovery

Give your child a S.A.F.E. (Science. Affordable. Fun. Educational) SCIENTASTIC SUMMER STEM experience at MODS’ summer camp program, sponsored by Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital. At Camp Discovery, we’ve crafted the ultimate age-appropriate camp experience, providing campers with interactive exploration and hands-on learning opportunities in the coolest camp environment, including a weekly IMAX immersion! Awesome themes abound from MODS Space Adventures to Dinos in Motion and STEAM Makerspace to Zombie Survival Training and more.

For ages 6-12
Time:  9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Before and after Care are available from 8 a.m. – 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Fees & Registration

MULTI-DAY CAMP TUITION We offer five-day camps depending on the week/school calendar. Weeks cannot be prorated for fewer days attended.

Take advantage of Early Bird Rates by registering by April 30!

Five-Day Camp
Museum members: $200 per week
Non-members: $225 per week
 

AFTERCARE TUITION A daily fee of $5 is charged per child for before/aftercare.

MULTI-CHILD DISCOUNTS* Save $25 off total for five-day camps. Use code 25off at check out. 
*Multi-day camps cannot be prorated. Discount cannot be combined with any other offer. 

CAMP DISCOVERY T-SHIRTS ARE REQUIRED Campers are required to wear Camp Discovery t-shirts. One FREE shirt will be included with registration for any multi-day camp, and an additional shirt will be provided for subsequent weeks. Additional shirts can be purchased for $10 at check-in.

FIELD TRIPS will be to Esplanade Park, an outdoor venue directly across from the Museum. Other enrichment activities will be brought in on-site to the Museum from trusted partners.

ADVANCED REGISTRATION is required to guarantee a spot due to smaller group sizes.

POLICY AND PROCEDURES:

  • All camp registrations are final and will be honored only on the camp day/week purchased. 
  • No refunds, returns or exchanges. Registration has no cash value.
  • Absences may not be “made up” by having your child(ren) attend another camp on a different day, nor will you receive a prorated amount/refund/credit for any missed days. 
  • Except in the case of an event cancellation by the Museum, there are no refunds or exchanges allowed.

KEEPING HEALTHY SCIENTISTS SAFE:

  • Daily health and safety protocol review with campers.
  • MODS’ mask policy will be shared closer to the start of camp.
  • Every camper must bring a reusable water bottle clearly labeled with their name. No single-use plastic bottles, please.
    • Proper handwashing technique and frequent reminders.
    • Designated Camp restrooms and water fountain.
  • Required pre-registration for a guaranteed spot.
  • Adherence to all local, state and national health and safety laws, rules and guidelines. Educators are prepared to provide an amazing camp experience.

Camp Discovery Theme Days/Weeks*

STEAM Makerspace
June 13-17 (Five-Day Camp)

It’s the summer of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math)! Campers will explore a new STEAM-y topic each day. Discovering different science careers from an engineer who performs stress tests on bridges to researching water quality as a marine biologist. There will be something for every scientist-in-the-making!

MODS Space Adventures
June 20-24 (Five-Day Camp)

Campers will discover the mysteries of deep space, create a star projector and explore how challenging it is to control a rover that is thousands of miles away. Then, campers will maneuver a rover through a Martian obstacle course and participate in Mission: Egg Drop!

Dinos in Motion!
June 27-July 1(Five-Day Camp)

STEAM meets Dinosaurs! Let’s dig into the world of dinosaurs through science and art. Campers will test out their imaginations by creating a tech dinosaur and receive a chance to explore our traveling exhibit, Dinosaurs in Motion!

Zombie Survival Training!
July 4-8 (Five-Day Camp)

Campers will zombie walk into Camp Discovery for survival training to learn about zombie myths, how to prevent the spread of pesky germs that make us sick, investigate how scabs and bruises are our body’s way of healing and participate in zombie agility courses! Then of course, campers will learn all about BRAINS!

Up, Up, and Away!
July 11-15 (Five-Day Camp)

It’s time to soar through the science of flight! Campers will engineer their own flight and take aim for fun while learning about gravity and energy!  Future pilots will fly on their imagination while exploring various replica cockpit simulators of the Lockheed-Martin F-35 Joint Strike fighter, the Edge 540, and a Vought F4U Corsair, and then design and test personal flight designs. Campers will ride through the sky within our 7D capsule theater in Inspiration Take Flight!

Hall of Heroes
July 18-22 (Five-Day Camp)

How does Spiderman swing from thin strands of web? How does Storm manipulate the weather? Campers will discover the science behind Batman’s gadgets, Elastigirl’s flexibility, Flash’s super speed, and more!

Wet ‘n’ Wild Florida
July 25-29 (Five-Day Camp)

This week is all about Florida’s backyard! Campers will discover the wonders of the ocean, and how it affects Florida’s Everglades, and so much more. Future environmental scientists will explore the beauty and diverse wildlife that makes our last frontier home and learn about food chains and how to identify animal tracks. Campers will meet some of the unique, endangered, and amazing animals that call Florida home.

Masters of Disaster
August 1-5 (Five-Day Camp)

Let’s wreak havoc this week to become masters of disaster! Campers will explore what it takes to engineer buildings that can withstand natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes and tornadoes and how emergency response teams navigate rough terrain to save lives.

Messy Matter!
August 8-12  (Five-Day Camp)

Campers will learn about states of matter through crazy and messy chemical reactions. Mess masters will create a masterpiece with exploding paint and mix up a batch of fluffy and ooey-gooey slime! 

 

 

Your child will have a spectacular summer of science! For questions, please call 954.713.0930, email booking@mods.org.

*Camp themes subject to change.