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STEM Camp

When school is out, Camp Discovery is IN! Give your child a SCIENTASTIC STEM experience at MODS’ 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 space to dinos to magic and more. Themes vary and are subject to change.

For ages 6-12
Time:  9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Drop off: 8:30 a.m.
*New for Fall Camp Discovery. After Care is now available from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Fees & Registration

MULTI-DAY CAMP TUITION We offer one-day, two-day, three-day and five-day camps depending on the week/school calendar. Weeks cannot be pro-rated for fewer days attended.

One-Day Camp
Museum members: $60
Non-members: $70
Two-Day Camp
Museum members: $120
Non-members: $140
Three-Day Camp
Museum members: $180
Non-members: $210
Five-Day Camp
Museum members: $300/week 
Non-members: $350/week 

AFTERCARE TUITION  Aftercare rates are as follows: 

One-Day Camp: $15    Two-Day Camp: $30     Three-Day Camp: $40   Five-Day Camp: $50

NOTE: After Care is now available from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

 MULTI-CHILD DISCOUNTS* Save $10 off total for one, two, or three-day camps. Use code 10off 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 $12 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. 
  • Except in the case of an event cancellation by the Museum, there are no refunds or exchanges allowed.
  • 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. 
  • If a camper is sent home due to behavioral reasons, no refunds will be provided. 

KEEPING HEALTHY SCIENTISTS SAFE:

  • Daily health and safety protocol review with campers.
  • 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

STEMs-Giving
November 21-23 (Three-Day Camp)
Turkey – check. Cranberries – check. Corn – check. STEM – check! Don’t leave science out of the Thanksgiving festivities. During the three-day camp, students will use cranberries to create structures and secret messages, create a balloon parade by coding, investigate how colors affect corn kernels, make catapults to help turkeys escape the farm, and much more!

Camp COOL!
December 26-30 (Five-Day Camp)
Join us for the “coolest” winter science fun in Florida! Rescue an elf from the snowstorm, make your own light-up LED decorations and test your engineering skills in the flying snowman challenge. Do you want to grow or melt your own tree? How about both! Snowflakes are unique and at Camp Discovery you can design your own snowflake geoboard. Grab your fellow campers and join the MODS Squad on a snowman challenge and see who can build the tallest standing snowmen.

Brain and Body Machine
January 2-6 (Five-Day Camp)
New year, healthier you! Grow your own germ farm and learn the importance of keeping your hands clean. Did you know that the human heart moves about 1.5 gallons of blood through your body in one minute? Lets race to test who is as fast as a heartbeat. Go on a mindfulness walk around the park and work together to create a MODS mandala.

Wind, Water and Waves
January 13 (One-Day Camp)
Build a boat, create a wave machine, learn about water properties and what makes an object sink or float. Then set up your own boat to race your team’s rubber ducky towards the finish line! Can you name some of the duck species that winter in Florida?

MODS Space Adventures!
January 16 (One-Day Camp)
MODS is launching a day filled with out-of-this-world activities! Discover the mysteries of deep space. How does an astrobotanist water their plants? Learn how scientists have developed a way to grow nutritional components for their diet. Can you make a bottle rocket and launch it into the air? Today’s mission: to have fun!

Sweet Science!
February 20 (One-Day Camp)
Candy is the basic ingredient for these camp experiments. Make your own rock candy, test your engineering skills and find out what makes a more steady structure: candy hearts, candy corn, or gum drops? Test the solubility and discover candies that float!

Rainbows, Leprechauns and Pots of Gold!
March 17 (One-Day Camp)
Your mission for this camp: to build an effective leprechaun trap using a STEM kit. Will the pot of gold be safe on top of your own designed tower? Make your own predictions about what colors of candy you will get and see who wins at “Guess the rainbow.” End the day by going on a scavenger hunt to look for “me pot o’ gold!”

Creature Power!
March 20-24 (Five-Day Camp)
Explore the new Wild Kratts: Creature Power! exhibit and create a rescue zipline to help the panther cub find its mom. Make your own Creature Power vest. Test the speed at which your penguin will slide depending on how much food it is able to eat. What is your favorite’s animal super sense? Explore your senses and how they help us understand the world around us. What about butterflies? Help make a home for them in the Food Forest by planting native wildflowers. Can you spot the Atala butterfly? Let’s take surveys to identify the different species that visit our garden.

Engineering on a Roll!
April 7 (One-Day Camp)
Bring all of your creative skills to build up a collaborative Rube Goldberg machine (a chain reaction contraption!). Learn about succession and the principles of potential and kinetic energy. Make your own marble maze out of LEGO® sets. How fast can a marble roll? Find out when you set up a marble run.

Sun Rays and Rain Days!
April 21 (One-Day Camp)
Keeping it native is what Earth Day is about! Feed our native insects by creating your own seed sphere made with native wildflower seeds milkweed, sunflowers and blazing star, among others. Take a walk through our Food Forest and collect leaf samples to make nature prints. How can you be a better Earth steward? Learn how simple earth-friendly options can go a long way.

Camp Registration

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IMPORTANT NOTES: Please be careful when registering. Please select your child(ren)’s current grade level. If your child(ren)’s grade level is grayed out/the selection is unavailable, this means the age group is already at capacity. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate any grade level switches. Please email booking@mods.org to be added to the waiting list. Additionally, After Care is now available from 3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Questions?
For questions, please call 954.713.0930 or email booking@mods.org.