Summer Camps (Ages 6-14)

Get ready to join us for a summer of exploration and wonder. Join scienceSeeds this summer for the best STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) and Maker camps Princeton has to offer. Most Princeton area science camps use canned curriculum but at scienceSeeds we develop our own curriculum with your child in mind.

From Harry Potter Science and Star Wars Science to drone programming, 3D Printing and robotics, our camps are sure to get your children excited about science technology and engineering.

Since almost all of our camps involve hands-on activities, children will take home many projects .

Additional Information:

  • Our camp hours are 9:00am-3:30pm. Some of our camps are half-day allowing children to experiment with more than one subject area at a time.
  • We offer extended care (early drop-off 8:00am and/or late pickup 5:30pm) for an additional fee
  • Our Camp locations are specified in the camp descriptions. All camps marked scienceSeeds main are offered at 29 Emmons Drive – Suite G10
  • Email us with any additional questions or concerns.

Please Note:

We love teaching and working with all your children. However, in fairness to our instructors and to all our families who participate in our programs, please do not register  your child for a summer program if he or she  does not meet the minimum age criteria on the first day of camp. If you aren’t sure whether or not your child is eligible to participate in a program, please check with our staff. Our age criteria help ensure that all campers have a great experience.

Discover Drone Flying (Ages 9-14)

Have you ever wished you could explore the amazing world of drones? Fly into our latest technology adventure, Drones! This class goes far beyond learning how to fly. We'll teach you how to program our awesome new drones and time permitting even battle them. Can you teach your drone to accomplish challenges? Not all drone classes are created equal. We teach programming, not just joy stick controls. Drones are popping up everywhere--join the fun.

 

Additional Information:

  • This camp is limited to 10 participants.
  • Camp Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Early Drop-off (8:00am)/Late pickup (1:00pm)
  • For a full day experience sign up for Rockets, Planes & Wings (reduced pricing for both registrations)
  • Campers registering for both camps do not need to register for 1:00pm pickup

Date: July 17, 2017 - July 21, 2017

Ages: 9-14

Location: Princeton Charter School

SOLD OUT

Maker: Adventures in 3D Printing (Ages 8-14)

Are you excited by the idea of designing something and actually seeing it come to life? Would you like to be able to create replacements parts for items you break, learn to design 3D models? Are you curious about new technologies or simply curious about what all the fuss around 3D printing is about? If you answered yes to any of these questions join us for a week of 3D printing adventures. Learn to use an open source 3D modeling software to design your models. Evaluate, revisit and refine your designs before finally seeing them come alive on our printers. Students will be introduced to open source software such as TinkerCad, Autodesk 123, Pronterface, Cura

 

Additional Information:

  • Camp Hours: are 9:00am-12:00pm - Morning only camp
  • Early Drop-off (8:00am)/Late pickup(1:00pm) available
  • For a full day of camp, sign up for our afternoon Discover Electronics camp!

Date: July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017

Ages: 8-14

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $270.00

Girls in Stem: Makerspace (Ages 6-8) (Ages 9-14)

The MAKER movement has fostered and re-invigorated the hands on exploration of science, art, technology, and engineering. Get your young lady involved in the MAKER movement by joining this Makerspace camp! Using 3D printers, laser engravers, littleBits, Arduino based robots as well as hammers, screwdrivers, and wood, come see what you can create. We hope to provide an encouraging environment for our female scientists, whether they are passionate mad scientists or just started a budding interest in STEM fields. Our Makers will go home with new knowledge and skills that we hope will encourage them to continue the MAKER movement.

Additional Information:

  • Camp Hours: 9:00am-3:30pm
  • We offer early drop-off (8:00am) and late pickup (5:30pm) for an additional fee.

Date: July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017

Ages: 6-14

Location: Princeton Charter School

Registration: Open

Price: $405.00

It's Electric (Ages 8-14)

What do iPads, PCs, cars and appliances all have in common? They rely on very similar, simple electronic components. Learn the basic physics behind electricity and how we use it.

Explore transistors, capacitors, resistors, learn to use breadboards, try your hands at soldering and use this new knowledge to design circuits that light up, make noise, flash, and more! See how far you can push the envelope!

This is an afternoon only camp - Sign up for Maker: 3D Printing for a full day experience

 

Projects May Include:

  • Building your own circuits
  • Using littleBits - “simple, intuitive blocks that make creating with sophisticated electronics a matter of snapping small magnets together” - as we explore complex circuits
  • Learning to solder
  • Creating electric toys (flashlights, conductivity bugs, cars and more) 

Additional Information:

  • Camp Hours: 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Late pickup:  5:30pm  ($75.00/week)
  • Sign up for 3D Printing for a full day camp

 

Date: July 24, 2017 - July 28, 2017

Ages: 9-14

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $275.00

Harry Potter Science (Ages 6-12)

All aboard the Hogwarts Express! In this class, your witch or wizard will learn what it's like to be a student at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizadry. Are you a Griffindor, Slytherin, Huffelpuff, or Ravenclaw? See where the sorting hat places you! Cast a spell with your very own wand, and discover the fascinating science behind MAGIC.

 

Additional Information

  • Camp Hours: 9:00am-3:30pm
  • We offer early drop-off (8:00am) and extended day pickups (5:30pm) for an additional fee.

Date: July 31, 2017 - August 4, 2017

Ages: 6-12

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Almost Full

Price: $450.00

MAKER: Engineering Games (Ages 6-12)

Have you ever wanted to invent your own game, but weren’t sure how to make it work? Then this MAKER camp is for you! We will learn the basic principles of engineering, including design skills, planning with limited resources, and constructing with different materials and new tools. We will use our knowledge to make hands-on games of all types! From strategy board games using math and statistics, to tabletop games using physics tricks, to games using MAKEY MAKEY we will be sure to engineer some incredible and original creations to test and take home!

 

Additional Information:

  • Camp Hours: 9:00am-3:30pm
  • We offer early drop-off (8:00am) and late pickup (5:30pm) for an additional fee.

Date: August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017

Ages: 6-12

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $425.00

Discover Drone Flying (Ages 9-14)

Have you ever wished you could explore the amazing world of drones? Fly into our latest technology adventure, Drones! This class goes far beyond learning how to fly. We'll teach you how to program our awesome new drones and time permitting even battle them. Can you teach your drone to accomplish challenges? Not all drone classes are created equal. We teach programming, not just joy stick controls. Drones are popping up everywhere--join the fun.

 

Additional Information:

  • This camp is limited to 12 participants.
  • Camp Hours: 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Early Drop-off (8:00am)/Late pickup (1:00pm)
  • For a full day experience sign up for Rockets, Planes & Wings and receive a discounted tuition!
  • Campers registering for both camps do not need to register for 1:00pm pickup

Date: August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017

Ages: 9-14

Location: Princeton Charter School

Registration: Open

Price: $295.00

Rockets, Planes & Wings (Ages 9-14)

Calling all future pilots, astronauts, and everyone who thinks flight is awesome. A perfect companion class to our Drone programming class, we'll examine how things fly while designing, building and flying rockets and planes.  We'll also take our professional drone for a spin. Spread your wings in this exciting class as you delve into the science behind flight.

 

Additional Information:

  • Camp Hours: 1:00-4:00pm
  • Late pickup (5:30 pm)
  • For a full day experience sign up for Drone Programming too (check dropdown in tuition rates)
  • Campers registering for both camps do not need to register for 1:00pm pickup

Date: August 7, 2017 - August 11, 2017

Ages: 9-14

Location: Princeton Charter School

Registration: Open

Price: $295.00

Discovering Robotics: Mbots, Legos & More(Ages 8-14)

Mbots (Scratch programming),  Lego Mindstorms (NXT and EV3) offer a great way for your child to discover the world of programming, building and the exciting field of robotics. Through a series of challenges, your child will learn basic programming concepts as he/she tries to make their robot follow a line, respond to voice commands, move an object and more. Our younger campers will use Lego Wedos as they complete a variety of challenges.

Working individually and in groups, students will develop  engineering and scientific skills as they learn to break problems into smaller components. Master the basic building blocks of the NXT Graphical language, get introduced to Scratch and build upon your knowledge to solve more and more complex tasks.  Put all your skills together and see how well you do in our epic battlebot extravaganza!

 

Additional Information:

  • Camp Hours: 9:00am-3:30pm
  • We offer early drop-off (8:00am) and late pickup (5:30pm) for an additional fee.

Date: August 14, 2017 - August 18, 2017

Location: Princeton Charter School

Registration: Open

Price: $475.00

Gizmos Gadgets and Gears (Ages 6-12)

Many of the tools, toys, and appliances we use every day rely on electric circuits, gears, and motors to move and work. Spend the week exploring just exactly how they all fit together! Combining science and engineering, students will learn the basics of gears, circuitry, magnets, motors, and much more. Take apart different objects to see first hand what parts are needed to make lights turn on, what makes something move, or how things make sound. Then build your own circuits using motors and gears, construct a motor model with magnets and copper, and experiment with series of gears to learn how to change speed or direction. You’ll never look at your favorite toy the same way again!

 

Additional Information

  • Camp Hours: 9:00am-3:30pm
  • We offer early drop-off (8:00am) and late pickup (5:30pm) for an additional fee
  • There may be the possibility of day by day registrations (Email us after August 1)

Date: August 21, 2017 - August 25, 2017

Ages: 6-12

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $450.00

Science Extravaganza - Summer Favorites (Ages 6-12)

It’s the end of summer and we saved the best for last! Join us for one last week of exciting science exploration, experimentation, and building! Designed around our favorite science projects from this and past summers, this camp will bounce between themes each day to make sure we highlight the best of the best. From the physics of ballistics, to light up bling, from ooey-gooey chemistry, to the cutting edge of 3D Printing, we have tons of fun science to explore. Sign up for the whole week or by the day and make sure you end your summer with a bang!

 

Additional Information

  • Camp Hours: 9:00am-3:30pm
  • We offer early drop-off (8:00am) and extended day pickups (5:30pm) for an additional fee.
  • There may be the possibility of day by day registrations ((Email us after August 1)

Date: August 28, 2017 - September 1, 2017

Ages: 6-12

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $450.00