Summer Camps

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Summer Camp registration is a two-part process: 1) Camper Registration and 2) Payment. Both can be done online using the above link.

Once camper registration is completed, you’ll be invited to pay either by check or using the online payment option.

CLICK HERE TO APPLY FOR CAMP SCHOLARSHIP

A generous grant from The Spetzler Fund of the Foundation for Roanoke Valley provides 5 full scholarships to families who cannot afford camp tuition.


Pre-K Camp

July 7-11: “Sci-cation” Camp

Science can go with you on vacation! Have fun discovering the science of the beach, theme parks, and many other fun-filled destinations! We don’t go there during camp, but be assured your little one will tell you all about it next time you go!


K-5 Camps

In order to group children who are closer in age, our K-5 camps are divided into two sections: 1) rising Kindergarten to 2nd Graders and; 2) rising 3rd to 5th Grade. However, if either section has fewer than 8 children, then the sections will be combined for that week of camp.

June 16-20: Eureka! Experiment Camp - FILLED! Email here to be added to wait list.

Create your own hypothesis and put it to the test!  Boost knowledge by finding answers in your own science experiments. This camp includes a field trip to experiment outside of the museum.

June 23-27: Backyard Bugs & Beasts

What plants and animals live in your neighborhood? Become a backyard naturalist while we uncover mysteries of plants, bugs, and other animals that live nearby and far away! What does nature do all day, anyway?  We’ll take a field trip to find out.

June 30-July 2 (Mini-Camp): Science Girls! – FILLED! Email here to be added to wait list.

NEW THIS YEAR: Mini-Camp for the short July 4th week! Women have been advancing science for decades, now it’s your turn! In this girls-only camp, you will be able to explore the work of famous women scientists and get a head-start with hands-on experience.  You can do science; with us, you’ll do science louder!

June 30-July 2 (Mini-Camp): Let’s Experiment!

NEW THIS YEAR: Mini-Camp for the short July 4th week! Conduct as many experiments as we can. You will need to create your own hypothesis and test it out! Boost knowledge by finding answers in your own science experiments.

July 7-11: Blast Off! Rocket Camp – FILLED! Email here to be added to wait list.

Blast off! Build and launch your own rocket while learning about outer space! Discover the wonders of the universe and how humans are exploring it!

July 14-18: Summer “Sci-cation”

Science can go with you on vacation! It surrounds you at the beach, in theme parks, and many other fun-filled destinations! Designed for your camper to get more out of where you go, and be assured they WILL tell you all about it!

July 21-25: ROBOTS! – Just re-opened with 1 spot left!

Have fun with robots and technology we use today. What will our future hold? Discover how our lives are impacted as you get your hands on robots and technology!

August 11-15: Backyard Bugs & Beasts

What plants and animals live in your neighborhood? Become a backyard naturalist while we uncover mysteries of plants, bugs, and other animals that live nearby and far away! What does nature do all day anyway?  We’ll take a field trip to find out.


Middle School (for rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders)

August 4-8: Medical Research Camp at Virginia Tech Carilion – FILLED! Email here to be added to wait list.

Our premier camp experience takes place at the VTC School of Medicine and Research Institute. Campers have a rare chance to enjoy daily activities and presentations conducted by leading research experts using state-of-the-art equipment. Find out more about the human brain and VTC’s cutting-edge research.


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE!

Payment is due once you’ve completed your registration. You may either pay by check or online via the link provided at the end of registration.

Camp Info & Rates

Pre-K camp time is 9 am-1 pm

$105/members  ●  $120/non-members

K-8 camp time is 9 am-4 pm

$230/members  ●  $250/non-members

K-5 mini-camp time is 9 am-4 pm, June 30-July 2

$125/members ● $140/non-members

Before and After Care is only for K-8. Cost is $30/week for Before or After, $50/week for both.

Register by phone 540.857.4381, fax 540.224.1241, or online.


Summer Camp Cancellation and Refund Policy

Should you wish to withdraw a child from any camp session, you may apply that child’s registration to another session of camp, provided that space in that session is available.  If you do not wish to transfer into another camp session, the following refund policy will be in effect:

Time Period Refund Amount
June 1 or earlier 100%
After June 1, but more than 14 (fourteen) calendar days prior to first day of camp session 50%
13 (thirteen) to 7 (seven) calendar days prior to first day of camp session 25%
Less than 7 (seven) calendar days prior to first day of camp session 0%, except in cases of documented medical or family emergencies

The Science Museum of Western Virginia also reserves the right to cancel any camp session that does not meet a minimum number of registered campers, with advanced notice and full refunds given to anyone registered for such a session.