SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS now open!

Summer Camps at the Science Museum of Western Virginia encourage hypothesis testing, problem solving, and teamwork to complete hands-on science challenges.

Summer Camp 2022

Summer Camp registration is now open, giving you the option to sign up for our full brand new 2022 programs! Follow us on social media, or sign up to our newsletter, for more information over the coming weeks.

The Science Museum of Western Virginia offers fully hands-on camps in a variety of STEM subjects. Some of our programs even include visits to local higher education institutions to offer campers the opportunity to set foot on a university or college campus and in doing so increases their chance of pursuing higher education.

Science-based Summer Camps are essential in maintaining STEM skills that are developed throughout the school term and often deplete over summer break. Attending fun and engaging Summer Camps results in marked improvements across all STEM subjects when they return to school! Additionally, Summer Campers gain key skills, such as team work and confidence, that are retained for their future careers.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Director of Education, Danielle Murray dmurray@smwv.org

Programs

HOW IT WORKS CAMP 

JUNE 20TH – 24TH 

Do you have a curious scientist? This camp is perfect for the budding engineer, or the camper who wants to know what makes things “tick”. Formerly ‘Make it or Break it’. 

POKEMON CAMP

JUNE 27TH – JULY 1ST 

Pokémon have invaded the museum! Young Pokémon trainers will take part in daily STEAM activities revolving around the fantastic world of Pokémon. 

*** SPOTS ARE NOW FULL *** If spots become available and you wish to be added to our waitlist, please email dmurray@smwv.org

DINO DIG CAMP 

JULY 11TH – 15TH 

Calling all dinosaur fans! Travel through time as a paleontologist exploring earth science, rocks and the multitude of incredible creatures that once roamed this planet.

FORENSIC SCIENCE CAMP 

JULY 18TH – 22ND 

Something suspicious is going on at the museum. The only way to solve this mystery is to investigate! The forensic scientists-in-training will search for clues, collect and analyze evidence, interview witnesses, and solve mysteries.

*** 3RD – 5TH GRADE FORENSIC SCIENCE CAMP IS NOW FULL ***  If spots become available and you wish to be added to our waitlist, please email dmurray@smwv.org

A BUG’S LIFE CAMP 

JULY 25TH – 29TH 

Campers will explore the importance of insects and dive into the world of entomology through investigating ecosystems, specimen collection, and by using their skills to build an insect hotel!

EXPLORE THE FORCE CAMP 

AUGUST 1ST – 5TH 

In this Star Wars camp, campers will expand their knowledge of the force through space and physics experiments, while perfecting their skills with Jedi training.

CODE BREAKERS CAMP 

AUGUST 8TH – 12TH 

Calling all coders! Campers will learn the foundation of all coding languages through “unplugged” games and activities, and even get to code their own robots.

CAMP CANDY 

AUGUST 15TH – 19TH 

Do you have a sweet tooth? So do we! Discover the chemistry of candy and learn how it’s made using science, engineering, technology, math, and most importantly, sugar.

The Lab Jr. Summer Camp



After Care

 After camp care (finishing at 5pm each day; 2pm for Pre-K camp) can be added to any camp session for an additional fee:

After Camp Care: $35 per week

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Should you wish to withdraw your child from any camp session, you may apply that child’s registration to another camp session, provided that space is available. 

If you wish to withdraw a child from any camp session and you do not wish to transfer him or her into another camp session, the following refund policy will be in effect.

TIME PERIOD

May 15th or earlier

After May 15th but more than 14 days prior to start of Camp Program

Less than 14 days before start of Camp Program, but more than 7 days prior

Less than 7 days before start of Camp Program

TIME PERIOD

100%

50%

25%

0%, except in cases of documented medical or family emergencies

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