S.A.F.E. STEM Summer Camp
Give your child a S.A.F.E. (Science. Affordable. Fun. Educational) and unforgettable STEM experience at Camp Discovery’s multi-day camp program for children ages 6 through 12 (entering grades 1–6). MODS provides campers with interactive exploration and immersive learning opportunities.
For ages 6-12
Time: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Before and After Care Available from 8–9 a.m. and 5–6 p.m. in the Atrium and/or outdoor Science Park for physical distancing. A daily fee of $5 is charged per child for before/aftercare. Parents checking in or picking up a child between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. must visit the Information Desk. Parents picking up between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. must visit the Information Desk. An additional fee of $10 per child for each additional 5 minutes of care will be charged after 6 p.m.
Fees & Registration
(June 14-August 13)
Museum members: $200 per week
Non-members: $225 per week
MULTI-DAY CAMPS: We offer two-day and five-day camps depending on the week. Weeks cannot be prorated for fewer days attended.
EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT*: Book in advance to receive $10 off. Use code EarlyCD at check out.
MULTI-CHILD DISCOUNT*: Save $25 off total for five-day camps. Use code 25off at check out.
*Discount cannot be combined with any other offer.
T-SHIRTS: Campers are required to wear Camp Discovery t-shirts. One FREE shirt will be included with registration for any multi-day camp, and additional shirts may be purchased for $10 at check-in or in advance through our guest experience department.
FIELD TRIPS will only be to Esplanade Park, an outdoor venue directly across from the Museum.
ADVANCED REGISTRATION is required to guarantee a spot due to smaller group sizes. Camp Discovery requires a minimum of eight (8) campers per group to run and will be capped at ten (10) campers per group for social distancing (see notes below.) Please note: Camp size may increase as CDC guidelines change.
KEEPING HEALTHY SCIENTISTS SAFE IN SUMMER 2021 MEANS:
- Touchless entry including a daily temperature check and sign-in process.
- Daily health and safety protocol review with campers, including:
Every camper must bring a mask each day. Masks are available for purchase in the Explore Store for $5-10 if not supplied by caregivers.
- Every camper must bring a reusable water bottle clearly labeled with their name. No single-use plastic bottles, please.
- Physical distancing guidelines adherence.
- Proper handwashing technique and frequent reminders.
- Designated Camp restrooms and water fountain.
- Adherence to all local, state and national health and safety laws, rules and guidelines. Camp educators are prepared to provide an amazing summer that does not rely on Museum exhibit exploration or IMAX as programming components.
CHECK IN (9 a.m.-9:30 a.m.)
- Monday Only: Check In at the information desk inside the Museum of Discovery and Science. Please allow extra time to sign in.
- Tuesday-Friday: Authorized parent or guardian will be expected to sign in their child at registration using their Brightwheel code.
CHECK OUT (4 p.m.-5 p.m.)
- Each afternoon, check out begins at 4 p.m. on the east side of the Museum outside at the bottom of the stairwell on SW 4th Avenue. Parents checking in or picking up a child between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and between 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. must visit the
- Parents must sign your camper out using your Brightwheel code (daily).
- Only adults indicated on the Emergency Contacts section of the registration form will be allowed to check out a camper (NO EXCEPTIONS).
CONTACTING YOUR CHILD If you have an emergency and need to contact your child during camp hours, call:
- Camp Director 954.467.6637 ext. 207
- Guest Experience Department 954.713.0930
2021 Onsite Camp Discovery
Here Be Dragons
June 10-11 (Two-Day Camp)
Calling all knights, princesses and brave scientists! Dragons have invaded MODS. Meet our ‘dragon’ ambassadors, while exploring the scaley world of reptiles. Learn how cold-blooded animals use solar energy to stay warm, and dig deeper into paleontology to understand the link between dinosaurs and dragons. Ignite your curiosity and imagination by exploring MODS’ new traveling exhibit Here Be Dragons.
Up, Up and Away!
June 14-18 (Five-Day Camp)
It’s time to soar through the science of flight! Engineer your own craft and take aim for fun. Learn about gravity and energy! Fly on your imagination while exploring various replica cockpit simulators of the Lockheed-Martin F-35, Strike Fighter, the Edge 540 and a Vought F4U Corsair, and then design and test your own flight designs. Ride through the sky with our Inspiration Takes Flight film in the 7D capsule theater with multi-sensory effects.
June 21-25 (Five-Day Camp)
Explore how chemistry, biology and technology all play a part in the world of food and nutrition. Create edible juice bubbles, use chemistry to cook edible slime and make your own solar ovens for some afternoon snacks. Put a cherry on top of your week with a local candy shop to learn how fudge is made.
A Campers Guide to the Galaxy
June 28-July 2 (Five-Day Camp)
Join us for a week filled with space science fun and learn about the forces that keep all the planets rotating around the sun, explore the parts of a comet and engineer a rocket that will launch into the sky.
MODS Magical Camp for Witches and Wizards
July 5-9 (Five-Day Camp)
We are pleased to inform you that you have been accepted at MODS Magical Camp for Witchcraft and Wizardry! Our first order of business? Get sorted and make your own wand. Then spend your week exploring the classes at MODS, such as care of magical creatures, potions, herbology and defense against the dark arts. Get ready for a week of bubbling potions, flying lessons, and much more!
Chillin’ Like a Villain
July 12-16 (Five-Day Camp)
Every story needs a great villain! From Descendants to Dr. Doom, join us this week as we discover the science behind your favorite villains. Investigate the science behind superhuman flight, flexibility, speed and much more. Learn how to use a shrink ray and master your levitation skills. This camp is going to be a wicked good time!
Full STEAM Ahead
July 19-23 (Five-Day Camp)
It’s time to bring out your creative side for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math) week! We’ll be pushing the limits of creativity and encouraging dirty, messy, colorful science! Learn about chemistry while making fizzy works of art in our chem-ART-istry studio, bring botany into your colorful creations to learn about plant anatomy, and learn the physics behind making your own glow-in-the-dark sidewalk chalk!
July 26-30 (Five-Day Camp)
We’re celebrating the Summer Olympics this week! Learn how human and animal athletes alike use science to function under extreme conditions. Campers will compete in their own games and challenges including MODS Robot Olympics.
Makerspace: Trash to Treasure
August 2-6 (Five-Day Camp)
Reduce, Re-Use and Reimagine! We’ve added Renewable Resources to STEAM and this week will explore renewable resources and fun ways to use them! Take a visit to our new Makerspace The Hangar, and use tools and technology to discover fun and unique ways to turn your everyday trash into reusable treasures.
Born to Be Wild
August 9-13 (Five-Day Camp)
Calling all biologists for FIVE days of wild fun! Explore the wonderful world of animals this week as you personally meet many of the Museum’s resident creatures. Meet an arthropod and see why its exoskeleton is beneficial. Introduce yourself to an alligator and learn why alligators are a keystone species to the Everglades. Learn how we can help protect our earth and our wild friends for future generations.
August 16-17 (Two-Day Camp)
What does it take to create a video game? Discover how STEAM is essential to the creative process of your favorite games like Roblox, Minecraft and Fortnite. Be a videogame designer by creating your own virtual story and digitally bringing your game to life. Prepare for two full days of video game design while we learn the basics of computer graphics, writing storyboards, and game coding!
ADVANCED REGISTRATION is required to guarantee a spot due to smaller group sizes. Camp Discovery requires a minimum of eight (8) campers per group to run and will be capped at ten (10) campers per group for social distancing. Please note: Camp size may increase as CDC guidelines change.
All campers are required to follow our Healthy Choices Make Healthy Scientists protocols to ensure a safe experience.
For questions, please call 954.713.0930 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.