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6th – 8th Grade Camps

Registration is open online 24/7


Dates and Times: Weekly camps from June 20 – August 19 • Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Pricing: Members: $270 per week • Non-members: $290 per week

Camper T-Shirt, 3 Guest Passes valid only for the week of camp (expires the following Sunday)

15 campers in each classroom

Before Care (8am – 9am): $50 • After Care (3pm – 5:30pm): $100 (snack included)

Other Information: Be sure to register your child(ren) for the grade that they will be entering for the coming school year (rising grade level). Campers must be at least 5 years old before the start of camp in order to attend. All activities are subject to change. Registration closes at noon on the Friday before the camp begins.

*While every child is welcome at our summer camps, our staff is not trained to care for special needs campers. While this in no way limits your child’s ability to attend our summer camps, should their behavior move beyond our abilities/disturb other campers, your child may be removed from the camp with no refund. We reserve the right, in consultation with parents/guardians, to ascertain whether the program is appropriate.

Cancellation Policy: If for any reason you need to cancel your registration for camp, you must do so no later than two weeks prior to the start of your camper’s session for a 50% refund. Otherwise, you may reschedule for another week of camp if there are openings. Rescheduled weeks of camp are not eligible for refunds. No refunds will be made for missed classes or dismissal from the program for disciplinary reasons.

Week 1: June 20-24 | NASA Robotics IV |

Sold Out. Please email camps@vasc.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Enter the robot revolution! Robots galore for young scientists to explore and use. See how robots are everywhere in our daily lives. Find out what a robot really is when you build your own in our NASA Robotics Lab. Experiment with different types of robots. Enjoy programming robot races, while also learning about NASA’s latest and coolest space tech. Discover the interesting ways robots are used in our world and in space!

 


Week 2: June 27-July 1 | NASA Air Academy IV |

Sold Out. Please email camps@vasc.org to be placed on the waiting list.

It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s the science of flight! Take an aviation adventure as you explore the world of flight. Our Mysteries of Flight demonstration will show you first hand the forces of flight. Learn about Bernoulli’s principle and explore the effects of thermals on natural flight and learn how to overcome coastal winds. Investigate aviation careers such as pilots, air traffic controllers, and discover the anatomy of an airplane. Engage in aviation fun while learning about some of the coolest aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems being developed by NASA engineers and scientists.

 


Week 3: July 5-8 | Natural Disaster II|

Sold Out. Please email camps@vasc.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Member: $215 | Nonmember: $235 | Before Care: $40 | After Care: $80

Discover the importance of earthquakes, volcanoes, and hurricanes. Explore all kinds of natural disasters and weather. Build volcanoes, explore the Richter and Mercalli scales for earthquakes, and understand the basics of plate tectonics from Pangaea to today. Delve into the science of tornadoes; how they form, their power, and how they move. Campers will understand how to keep safe during a storm or natural disaster and create their own weather predictions based on weather maps. Come and explore all the forces of nature with us this summer.

 


Week 4: July 11-15 | Mars Base Beta II |

Sold Out. Please email camps@vasc.org to be placed on the waiting list. 

Pack your bags for a trip to the Red Planet! What do you need to survive in space? Find out what Curiosity has taught us about the Red Planet and learn the challenges of exploring a planet with a rover. Train to be an astronaut as you explore living, working and playing in space. Learn more about the Earth, Moon, Sun, and beyond. Outer Space, here you come! Space may be the final frontier, but getting there requires rockets!  Experiment with different types of fuel to see which causes the biggest blast, create edible rockets, and build your own stomp rockets to challenge friends for the highest lift-off! 

 


Week 5: July 18-22 | Engineer It II |

Sold Out. Please email camps@vasc.org to be placed on the waiting list. 

Discover the world of simple machines by using them to design and create amazing contraptions. Build a marble run while being introduced to Rube Goldberg and chain reactions. Gear up your imagination as you explore the world of force and motion. Perform science experiments to investigate gravity and friction. Predict and test how gravity will make objects move as you conduct experiments with ramps. Construct a simple machine with teammates that will perform a task using rolling balls, domino bricks, catapults, weights, levers, water wheels, and more! Experiment with forces to observe Newton’s Laws of Motion in action. Delve into engineering with bridge design, implementing design processes as you create and test your ideas.

 


Week 6: July 25-29 | NASA Robotics IV |

Sold Out. Please email camps@vasc.org to be placed on the waiting list.

Enter the robot revolution! Robots galore for young scientists to explore and use. See how robots are everywhere in our daily lives. Find out what a robot really is when you build your own in our NASA Robotics Lab. Experiment with different types of robots. Enjoy programming robot races, while also learning about NASA’s latest and coolest space tech. Discover the interesting ways robots are used in our world and in space! (*Really LOVE robotics?! Great! The principles of robotics haven’t changed, but we’ve expanded on our activities from Week 1.)

 


Week 7: August 1-5 | NASA Air Academy IV |

Sold Out. Please email camps@vasc.org to be placed on the waiting list.

It’s a bird… it’s a plane… it’s the science of flight! Take an aviation adventure as you explore the world of flight. Our Mysteries of Flight demonstration will show you first hand the forces of flight. Learn about Bernoulli’s principle and explore the effects of thermals on natural flight and learn how to overcome coastal winds. Investigate aviation careers such as pilots, air traffic controllers, and discover the anatomy of an airplane. Engage in aviation fun while learning about some of the coolest aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems being developed by NASA engineers and scientists. (*Really LOVE flight?! Great! The principles of flight haven’t changed, but we’ve expanded on our activities from Week 2.)

 


Week 8: August 8-12 | Mars Base Beta II |

Sold Out. Please email camps@vasc.org to be placed on the waiting list. 

Pack your bags for a trip to the Red Planet! What do you need to survive in space? Find out what Curiosity has taught us about the Red Planet and learn the challenges of exploring a planet with a rover. Train to be an astronaut as you explore living, working and playing in space. Learn more about the Earth, Moon, Sun, and beyond. Outer Space, here you come! Space may be the final frontier, but getting there requires rockets!  Experiment with different types of fuel to see which causes the biggest blast, create edible rockets, and build your own stomp rockets to challenge friends for the highest lift-off! (*Really LOVE space?! Great, us too! The principles of space exploration haven’t changed, but we’ve expanded on our activities from Week 4.)

 


Week 9: August 15-19 | Engineer It II |

Sold Out. Please email camps@vasc.org to be placed on the waiting list. 

Discover the world of simple machines by using them to design and create amazing contraptions. Build a marble run while being introduced to Rube Goldberg and chain reactions. Gear up your imagination as you explore the world of force and motion. Perform science experiments to investigate gravity and friction. Predict and test how gravity will make objects move as you conduct experiments with ramps. Construct a simple machine with teammates that will perform a task using rolling balls, domino bricks, catapults, weights, levers, water wheels, and more! Experiment with forces to observe Newton’s Laws of Motion in action. Delve into engineering with bridge design, implementing design processes as you create and test your ideas. (*Really LOVE building things?! Great! The principles of engineering haven’t changed, but we’ve expanded on our activities from Week 5.)

Choose your grade:

(rising grade level)