Day camps and School Break Camps
We offer a variety of camps to keep your kids happy, and learning, throughout a variety of school breaks. From single day winter break camps that allow you to schedule the days that work for you, to week long summer camps to let your kids dive deep into learning, we have fun (and science) at the top of our list.
Some of our camps are run through the Bainbridge Island Parks and Recreation Department, while others are run privately through Dr. Erica. Almost all of our camps, unless otherwise indicated, are held at the Battle Point Observatory at Battle Point Park on Bainbridge Island.
Looking for our summer camps? Our Summer Camp 2019 offerings are currently OPEN for registration and can be viewed below our upcoming school break camps.
Mid-winter break camp: Circuits
2/18-2/21 | 9:00-1:00
Discover the world of paper circuits as we create fun light up projects!
Day Camps: Giant Catapults and 3D Cookie Cutters
3/15 and 4/8 | 9:00-12:00
Leprechaun Trap Camp
3/16 S | 1:00-3:00
Join Dr. Erica at the Battle Point Observatory to create an elaborate Leprechaun trap to take home and hopefully capture some magical creatures.
Spring break camp: Mission to Mars
4/1-4/4 | 9:00-1:00
Join us on our incredibly popular Mission to Mars. Campers will blast off, land, and rove around the red planet
Summer is a time for play. If you have a child that loves to build, investigate, explore, and create, we have a variety of fun summer camp sessions that will keep their hearts and brains alive during the long school break.
To offer maximum flexibility we are offering flexible days for all of our sessions. Campers can attend the full day, from 9am-4pm which includes enrollment in our themed camp of the week as well as our tinkerlab makerspace afternoon. In addition, you can sign your child up for either the morning themed camp (9am-12n), or the afternoon tinkerlab makerspace camp (1p-4p). For both of these options, you can extend your day with lunch, play, and riddles at Battle Point Park with Dr. Erica.
Science summer camp fees
Full Day (9am-4pm): $380 | 350*
Themed camp (9am-12n): $205 | $190* (add 12-1 lunch session for $50/$40*) (note the Harry Potter camp has some additional materials fees included)
Tinkerlab camp (1pm-4pm): $175 | $160* (add 12-1 lunch session for $50/$40*)
*Early bird discount prices for registrations prior to April 1st
2019 Summer camp themes
June 24th-28th: Mission to Mars
Campers will become part of Mission Command as we engineer water rockets for launch, study EDL ideas while tossing eggs from the roof, investigate the rovers as we build our own non-motorized versions, and put on programming hats to rove around the red planet.
Skill development: Experimentation, growth mindset, engineering, programming
July 1st-5th: Robots 101
Campers will learn circuit basics as we create a variety of fun robots that move – some to take home, and some to build, program, and investigate with.
Skill development: Wiring, spatial visualization, problem-solving, programming
July 8th-12th: Electrofied Paper
We will be making paper light up using simple circuits, LEDs, and batteries. Campers will have a fun project to take home each day!
Skill development: Fine motor skills, circuit basics, growth mindset
July 15th-19th: Light and Lasers
Learn about how light impacts our world as we build pinhole cameras, learn about cyanotype printing, create optical illusions, and engineer laser microscopes.
Skill development: Research processes, engineering, art
July 22nd-26th: Programming with Bagels
Walk into the world of programming as we program each other to make bagels and survive obstacle courses. Campers will also get to engage in programming games and beginning robotics programming.
Skill development: Logical thinking, sequential reasoning, programming
July 29th-Aug 2nd: The Magical World of Harry Potter
Bring a little magic of the Harry Potter world to your child in this captivating camp. We will wire up a sorting hat, create howlers, roll up secret revealing UV wands and more!
Skill development: Intermediate circuits, fine motor skills, art, and design.
Weekly from June 24th-August 2nd: Tinkerlab (1-4pm)
Campers will walk into the world of making and tinkering as we make model, engineer our own individual projects, and learn how to use various tools.
Skill development: Engineering and design process, sequential thinking, gross and fine motor skills, skills with tools, making measurements