Summer Camps

The Buehler Challenger & Science Center would like to thank all the staff, parents, and students for making the 2020 Summer Space Camp a safe, educational and exciting program! We are already planning our 2021 Summer Camp! Stay tuned for Updates!

Letter to Parents

Due to these trying times we have updated our Summer Camp Schedule for the summer of 2020 to ensure a safe but fun learning environment. Please act fast as space is limited!

Little Astronauts

Pre-K & Kindergarten (Max 15 Campers)

July 13, 2020 (9 a.m. – 11 a.m.) 

  • 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)

July 14, 2020 (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

  • Lift-off in 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)

 July 15 & 16, 2020 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

  • New themed space lab each day
  • Lift-off in shuttle simulator
  • StarLab Planetarium
  • Rocketry
  • Create a post-card that will be sent to space 
  • Discover how astronauts grow plants in space 

Mega Camp

5th-6th Grade (Max 16 Campers)

July 20  – July 24, 2020 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

  • In order to comply with New Jersey COVID-19 Youth Summer Camp Standards, we have created a new camp for 2020! This camp combines the best of Living and Working in Space, Is there life in the Universe?, and Rocket Girls. 
    • Rocket Building
    • Magnetic Levitation Cars
    • Simulated Space Missions
    • Create Post-Cards that will be sent to space
    • Various science experiments 

Preparing for Flight

 7& 8th Grades (Max 20 Campers)

 July 27 – 31, 2020 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

  • Simulated Space Missions
  • Learn about the history of flight
  • Design and Create flying objects
  • Robotics
  • Create a post-card that will be sent to space 
  • Simulated Rover Driving

Product Engineering

9th-12th Grade (Max 16 Campers)

August 3rd – August 6th, 2020

  • 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