Drake Planetarium Summer Camp 2020

Camp Dates are every other week beginning June 8th, 2020. The last week of camp is August 3rd-7th.

Camps are held at Drake Planetarium. 2020 Sherman Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45212

Camp is Monday - Friday with 2 different camps! 1 in the morning and 1 in the afternoon, or stay for both!

 

AM Camp runs from 9AM - 12PM
PM Camp runs from 1PM - 4PM
ALL DAY Camp runs 9AM-4PM, Lunch provided from 12PM-1PM 

Cost - 

Half Day (Either AM or PM Camp) : $185

Full Day (Includes AM Camp, Lunch, and PM Camp) : $300
 

Multi Sibling Discount:
$10 off per child for half day camps

$20 off per child for full day camps

- Submit registration form with full payment or a non-refundable, 50% deposit in order to reserve your spot.
 

- Remaining balance is due 30 days prior to the start date of the registered Summer Camp.
  

- A $25 late-processing fee will be added for late balance  payments.
 

- Planetarium Members receive a 10% discount on a Half Day Camp! 
 

- Please read the Parent Info Sheet for extended information.
 

- We reserve the right to cancel a camp and refund the money for the campers in it, in the case of insufficient attendance.
 

- For additional information on our Summer Camps, explore the information below or please call (513) 396-5578.

Weekly Schedule

June 22nd - 26th

Entering K - 1st

AM: Little Astronauts - All about the Solar System. Travel to the planets and beyond. Students will explore the secrets of the universe, learning about the Sun, stars, planets and seasonal constellations. Featuring Sun dials, Rocketry, solar system scavenger hunts, and more.

Entering 2nd - 3rd
AM: WeDo Plus- his course combines robotics and programming into one. Let your budding engineer turn Lego® bricks, gears, and motors into drumming monkeys, hungry alligators, and roaring lions. Using a computer, students program the animals to move and make sounds. No previous robotic or programming experience needed!



Entering 4th - 8th

AM: Moon Bots-Campers will work together to engineer, design, and program Moonbase robotics; completing a different challenge daily! Mission : Create different robots that can travel to the Moon, collect different types of data and navigate the tough terrain of the Moon!

July 6th - 10th

Entering K - 1st

AM: Dinosaur Discovery - All thing Prehistoric in this camp! Learn all about Dinosaurs and the ancient plants and animals that came before us! Dinosaur digs, planetarium shows, fossils, dino art, and more!


PM: Jr. Artists - Campers will have the opportunity to create their own masterpieces! Lots of hands on art fun. New projects every day! doughs, papier-mâché, clay, mosaic, painting, collage and more!

Entering 2nd - 3rd
AM: Young Paleontologists - 
Explore the ways that paleontologists work, and the methods and tools they use to understand ancient life. Learn about Earth's history, ancient plants and animals, and changes to past climate and environments. Dinosaurs, Fossils, Volcanoes and more in this camp!


PM: Young Astronauts - Campers will have five days of space camp fun which includes rocketry, planetarium labs, rover designs, telescopes, and much more. Campers will take quests to mars, the moon, and other planets -- discovering what is "out there."

Entering 4th - 8th

AM: Battle Bots I - Be a robot engineer for a week. Design 5 different types of battling bots, then engage in competitions throughout the week.


PM: Electrical Engineers - Campers will learn about how static electricity works, how current electricity flows, and what is actually happening when they flip a switch, and more. Campers will use the engineering design process (i.e., create, test and improve) to break down a problem and design and build a solution. They’ll leave camp with an understanding of the electrical engineering process!

July 20th - 24th

Entering K - 1st

AM: Jr. Architects - In this program students will enjoy learning the principles of architecture using modeling and engineering techniques used throughout the ages. Campers will learn about ancient pyramids, building design, city design, and much more for a week of build fun.


PM: Rockets! - Blast your child into a full week of rocket fun! Students will create a variety of flying rocket models, some of which can be taken home. All types of rocketry will be discussed and presented; students will have different challenges to let them test their rocket knowledge.

Entering 2nd - 3rd
AM: Rover Engineers - Be a NASA Engineer for a week! In teams, build your very own Mars and Moon Rover! Complete challenges and tasks on Mars and the Moon every day. Learn more about Engineers and what they do in this fun STEM Camp!


PM: Rockin' Rockets - Blast your child into a full week of rocket fun! Students will create a variety of flying rocket models, some of which can be taken home. All types of rocketry will be discussed and presented; students will have different challenges to let them test their rocket knowledge.

Entering 4th - 8th

AM: Rocket Rush - Compete in the National Rocket Contest and potentially WIN a trip to the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. 2019 Winner Includes a Drake Planetarium Camper, YOU could be next!  Take rockets to the next level! Campers will learn about single and multistage rockets, aerobrake recovery rockets, radio controlled gliders and static test engine rockets in this week long camp. The week culminates with students building and launching their very own Estes rockets.


PM: Battle Bots II - Keep the Battles going! Be a robot engineer for a week. Design and UPGRADE different types of battling bots, then engage in competitions throughout the week.

August 3rd - 7th

Entering 2nd - 3rd
AM: Advanced Engineering - Campers will have an entire week of creation fun in this advanced mechanical engineering camp. Participants will be building and motorizing several models from plans designed by the Lego® Academy of Engineering. This camp is loaded with advanced building challenges.


PM: DIY Innovation - This camp lets campers make things that do things! Tons of STEM Projects are waiting for your child's imagination. Tinker with toys, lights, circuits, wheels, buzzers, and more! New projects, tasks, and challenges are presented every day.

Entering 4th - 8th

AM: DIY Invention Fun - Ultimate inventive experience using motors, Wheels, lights, switches, servos, buzzers, even the tools to build a remote control.  Challenge based learning experience. This camp lets campers make things that do things. Campers build complex circuits that can control a RC car, game machines and 100s of other projects.


PM: Space Bots - Calling all space and robotic enthusiasts! Campers will use engineering, programming, invention and design to build self serving space robotics! Every day, a new challenge or problem will be presented to Campers to solve using their own robotic creations.