Summer Camps

The Buehler Challenger & Science Center 2021 Summer Camp Schedule is here!

Little Astronauts 

Pre-K & Kindergarten (Max 15 Campers)

July 6, 2021 (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.) (CLOSED) 

  • Learn to live and work in space
  • Experiment with rockets
  • Investigate the science of color
  • Explore the Day and Night Cycle on Earth 
  • Lift-off in our shuttle simulator

Astronaut Adventure 

1st & 2nd Grades (Max 15 Campers)

June 23, 2021 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

July 7, 2021 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.) (CLOSED)

  • Lift-off in a shuttle simulator
  • Engineering design challenge
  • Star lab/Constellation Experience 
  • Explore UV exposure to Astronauts in Space 
  • Create Flying Objects 

Astronaut Rookies

3rd & 4th Grades (Max 20 Campers) 

June 24 & 25, 2021 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

July 8 & 9, 2021 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) (CLOSED)

  • New themed space lab each day
  • Lift-off in a shuttle simulator
  • StarLab Planetarium
  • Rocketry
  • Discover how astronauts grow plants in space 

Living & Working In Space 

5th-6th Grade (Max 16 Campers)

June 28 – July 2, 2021 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) (CLOSED)

  • Learn about astronaut training and the history of space flight
  • Build model rockets
  • Fly simulated space missions to Comet Halley, Moon & Mars
  • Starship X Design Challenge

Is there Life in the Universe? 

5th-6th Grade (Max 16 Campers)

July 12, 2021 – July 16, 2021 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) (CLOSED)

  • Explore the concept of life elsewhere in the universe
  • Fly simulated space missions to Comet Halley, Moon, & Mars
  • Mars base design challenge 
  • Magnetic levitation cars

Rocket Girls 

5th-8th Grade (Max 16 Campers)

July 26  – July 30, 2021 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

  • Explore the contribution of Women in STEM 
  • Build model rockets
  • Fly simulated space missions to Comet Halley, Moon & Mars
  • Spacecraft Design Challenge
  • Simulated Martian rover driving

Preparing for Flight

 7& 8th Grades (Max 16 Campers)

 July 19 – 23, 2021 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) (CLOSED)

  • Learn about the history and forces of flight
  • Design and create flying objects
  • Fly simulated space missions to Comet Halley, Moon, & Mars
  • Rocket building
  • Airport Design Challenge

Product Engineering

9th-12th Grade (Max 16 Campers)

August 2-5, 2021 (8:30 a.m- 3:30 p.m)

  • Exposure to engineering challenges to encourage careers in math and science
  • Employ the engineering design process to tackle challenges similar to those faced by NASA engineers
  • Team Building Challenges 
  • Fly missions in the space simulators