Summer Camps

The Buehler Challenger & Science Center 2022 Summer Camp Schedule is here!

Little Astronauts 

Pre-K4 & Kindergarten 

July 5 OR July 6, 2022 (10 a.m. – 12 p.m.)  

• Learn to live and work in space
• Experiment with rockets
• Explore the relationship of earth, sun & moon
• Explore the day and night cycle on Earth
• Lift-off in our shuttle simulator

Astronaut Adventure 

1st & 2nd Grades 

July 5 OR July 6, 2022 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)  

• Hands-on activities include astronaut suit design challenge, water filtration & chemistry and material science
• STARLAB Planetarium-Constellation Experience
• Lift-off in shuttle simulator

Astronaut Rookies

3rd & 4th Grades 

July 7 & 8, 2022 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) 

• Camp themes: Moon & Mars Madness
• Build & launch model rocket
• Create postcard that will be sent to space
• Discover how astronauts grow plants in space
• Learn phases of the moon
• Discover how craters are made
• STARLAB Planetarium-Constellation Experience
• Lift-off in shuttle simulator

Living & Working In Space 

5th & 6th Grade 

July 11 – 15, 2022 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) 

• Fly simulated space missions to Comet Halley, Moon & Mars
• Learn about life in space from the early days of Mercury to present & future missions
• Simulate what it is like to eat & work in space
• Build & launch model rocket
• Starship X Design Challenge
• Participate in team-building challenges & more!

Is there Life in the Universe? 

5th & 6th Grade 

June 27 – July 1, 2022 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

• Fly simulated space missions to Comet Halley, Moon & Mars
• Explore the concept of life elsewhere in the universe
• Learn about the criteria for life beyond our system
• Other activities include Mars base design challenge, cars of the future, cupcake geology, Pixel Telemetry & more!

Rocket Girls 

5th-8th Grade 

July 25  – July 29, 2022 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

• Fly simulated space missions to Comet Halley, Moon & Mars
• Encourages girls to be risk takers & learn how to use Science, Math & Technology to shape their futures
• Build and launch model rockets
• Simulated Martian rover driving
• Learn about barrier-breaking women in STEM
• Introductory coding & more!

Preparing for Flight

7th & 8th Grades 

July 18 – 22, 2022 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) 

• Fly simulated space missions to Comet Halley, Moon & Mars
• Introduction to Aerodynamics & Aviation concepts
• Learn about the history of flight
• Plan simulated flights using navigation charts
• Design and create flying objects, and more!

Product Engineering

9th-12th Grade 

August 1 – 4, 2022 (9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

• Fly simulated space missions in our simulators
• Campers will be introduced to the engineering design process used by engineers to solve problems
• Implement concepts & work through various design challenges
• Via an engineering notebook, emphasis will be placed on reflection & documentation.