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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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’.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
*** 3RD – 5TH GRADE CAMP CANDY IS NOW FULL *** If spots become available and you wish to be added to our waitlist, please email email@example.com
The Lab Jr. Summer Camp
After camp care (finishing at 5pm each day) 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.
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
0%, except in cases of documented medical or family emergencies
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