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. These summer camps are great for kids rising into the 1st-5th grades come fall.
Day Camps: Magical Flutes and Water Walkers
4/25 and 4/26 | 9:00-12:00 | Kindergarten - 5th grade
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
Mission to Mars
June 24-28 | 9:00-12:00 | Rising 1st-5th graders
Join us on our incredibly popular Mission to Mars. Campers will blast off, land, and rove around the red planet
Skill Development: Experimentation, growth mindset, engineering, programming
July 1-5 | 9:00-12:00 (includes July 4th) | Rising 1st-5th graders
Learn circuit basics as we create a variety of fun robots that move and learn basic breadboarding skills.
Skill Development: Wiring, spatial visualization, problem-solving, basic breadboarding, basic programming
July 8-12 | 9:00-12:00 | Rising 1st-5th graders
Join us as we make paper light up using simple circuits, LEDs, and batteries, with projects to take home each day!
Skill Development: Fine motor skills, circuit basics, growth mindset
Light and Lasers
July 15-19 | 9:00-12:00 | Rising 1st-5th graders
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 process, engineering, art
Programming with Bagels
July 22-26 | 9:00-12:00 | Rising 1st-5th graders
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
Themed camp is SOLD OUT, email to be put on the waitlist, or join us for creative tinkerlab time that will likely take a programming spin!
Science with Harry Potter
July 29- Aug 2 | 9:00-12:00 | Rising 1st-5th graders
Bring a little magic of the Harry Potter world to your child in thie captivating camp. We will wire up a sorting hat, create howlers, roll up secret revealing UV wands, and more!
Skill Development: Intermediate circuits, find motor skills, art, and design
Themed camp is SOLD OUT, email to be put on the waitlist, or join us for creative tinkerlab time that will likely take a Harry Potter spin! We will have a variety of projects to choose from like DIY dragon eggs, pipe cleaner magical animals, folding memo owls, binding diaries, and more!
Weekly June 24th- August 2nd | 1:00-4:00 | Rising 1st-5th graders
Campers will walk into the world of tinkering as we make, model, and engineer our own individual projects.
Skill Development: Engineering and design process, sequential thinking, gross and fine motor skills, skills with tools, making measurements