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 computer aided design and video gameprogramming, 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.

Calling all Builders, Engineers and Architects!! (Ages 6-14)

Calling all Builders, budding civil engineers and architects. Learn to think like an engineer as you design structures serving different shapes and purposes. Discover what forces come into play when we build tall buildings or design wide spans or engineer roller coasters. Experiment with such diverse building materials as paper, straws, wood and even spaghetti. Students will learn to identify different bridge designs and construction materials used in modern day engineering. They will work both individually and in teams to create  structures which will be tested to see how well they survive under different natural conditions.

 

  • Projects will depend on the age of the participants.
  • Camp hours are 9:00am-3:30pm
  • We offer early drop-off and late pickup (you can sign up at registration)

Date: June 11, 2018 - June 15, 2018

Ages: 6-14

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $427.50 (including 5% discount)

All things Maker: Hands-on S.T.E.A.M Creations (Ages 6-14)

Join us for a week of cutting edge technology challenges. From simple machines  to laser cutting, we will move from the basics to the latest and greatest technology.

Play with electronics and paper circuits, design your own jewelry at the bling bar, discover computer programming, experiment with personal 3D printing, try computer aided design and much more awaits as you discover the wonders of science.

This is the camp your parents which they could have attended but it didn't exist when they were growing up. Projects will be determined by the age of the participants.

Sign up priority will be given to full week campers. Contact us if you are interested in daily rates.

  • Camp hours are 9:00am-3:30pm
  • We offer early drop-off/late pickup by arrangement

Date: June 18, 2018 - June 22, 2018

Ages: 6-14

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $403.75 (including 5% discount)

Robotics - Programming and more (Ages 8-14)

Learn the basics of robotics and programming with the mBot, a great educational robot for kids to learn basic programming, get introduced to Arduino and discover the wonders of robotics. With a programming language based off of Scratch, these robots are easy for children to program and learn how real life robots work. Students will learn basic programming skills then apply their knowledge to control the robot's on board lights, sounds, sensors, and motors. We will explore how motors works, experiment with gears, examine electronic components with Little Bits as we put what we learned to use. Time permitting we will experiment with some drones as well as Lego robotics. A series of exciting and fun challenges await your child! Students will progress at their own pace.

 

  • Camp hours are 9:00am-3:30pm
  • We offer early drop-off and late pickup

Date: June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018

Ages: 8-14

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $451.25 (including 5% discount)

Intro to Robotics & Programming (Ages 6-8)

This class is the perfect start to Robotics for your child! We will introduce your children to programming through the use of the LEGO WeDo and WeDo 2.0 kits, which they will use to design and build robots. The programming language has a graphical user interface, and basic concepts such as flow charts, loops, conditionals and structured programming will be introduced. Children work in teams honing their skills while learning to work as part of a larger group. In addition, children are guided through hands-on experiments where they learn about robots, how they work, where they are used.

 

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: June 25, 2018 - June 29, 2018

Ages: 6-8

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $451.25 (including 5% discount)

Science of Art or Art of Science (Ages 6 - 12)

Leonardo Da Vinci was both a great scientist and artist. Albert Einstein was not only a scientist but also an accomplished violinist. Beatrix Potter wrote but was a natural scientist. However today science and art separate and many believe that science is analytical while art is creative. We believe that both scientists and artists try to explain the world we live in and that their two worlds intersect all the time. From the chemistry and physics of colors to how our brains works, join us as we connect the dots and bridge the gap.

 

Additional Information

  • There will be no camp on July 4th
  • Camp Hours: 9:00am-3:30pm
  • We offer early drop-off (8:00am) and extended day pickup (5:30pm) for an additional fee.
  • If you are interested in part week camp or to register day by day email us

Date: July 2, 2018 - July 6, 2018

Ages: 6-12

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $323.00 (including 5% discount)

Star Wars Science (Ages 6-12)

Come over to the dark side as we spend a week discovering the science behind Star Wars™! Learn about outer space to understand that galaxy far far away and use the force to make things move without touching them. Examine and build your own versions of the many sci-fi props that technology is bringing closer to existence today! Whether you are a Jedi Master or don't know an Ewok from a Wookiee, this camp will be fun for any young scientist.

 

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.
  • If you are interested in day by day registrations please email us. Priority is given to full time campers

Date: July 9, 2018 - July 13, 2018

Ages: 6-12

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $451.25 (including 5% discount)

Intro to Programming (Ages 7-9)

Whether or not you are a programming novice or have tried your hand at coding, we are sure you will find something new in our SCRATCH programming class. Learn to use Scratch an interactive programming language and/or discover new things you can design with this incredibly flexible and powerful language. Create Animations, make your own video games and learn basic programming concepts. We will also be programming simple robots (LEGO WEDOs) time permitting. Students will be set up with their own personal accounts.

Camp Hours are 9:00am-12:00pm. There is an early morning drop-off option. Students signed up for our afternoon camp should bring lunch and stay for the full day.

Date: July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018

Ages: 7-9

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Price: $237.50 (including 5% discount)

Intro to Electronics (Ages 9-14)

What do iPads, PCs, cars, appliances have in common? They all rely on very similar, simple electronic components. Learn the basic physics behind electricity and how we use it. Then explore transistors, capacitors, resistors, learn to use bread boards. Our older students will try their 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!

Camp Hours:

  • Please note that this camp's hours are 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Make sure to check out the morning Programming sessions (9:00am to 12:00pm) too!
  • We offer extended care (late pickup 5:30pm) for an additional fee
  • You can sign up for extended care during camp registration.

Date: July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018

Ages: 8-14

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Price: $237.50 (including 5% discount)

Simple Circuits (Ages 7-9)

Have you ever wondered how batteries work? Do you know why an open switch doesn't let electricity through? Have you ever wanted to build a circuit, try conductive dough? Do you know what makes materials conductive? Join us as we learn about circuits, power and electrical energy. Simple circuits, electric toys, alternate sources of electricity will be explored

 

Camp Hours:

  • Please note that this camp's hours are 1:00pm to 4:00pm. Make sure to check out the morning Programming sessions (9:00am to 12:00pm) too!
  • We offer extended care (late pickup 5:30pm) for an additional fee
  • You can sign up for extended care during camp registration.

Date: July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018

Ages: 7-9

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Price: $237.50 (including 5% discount)

An Introduction to Gamemaker (Ages 10-14)

Have you ever wanted to write your own video games? Join us for this quick introduction to game programming. We will  examine fundamental game design principles, then plan and program our games with GameMaker. Join us for this fun week long intro and catch the programming bug. Come see what you can create and share with your friends.

Check out our afternoon electronics camp. Students signed up for both stay for lunch at camp.

Camp Hours:

  • Please note that this camp's hours are 9:00am - 12:00pm. Check out the afternoon Introduction to Electronics session (1:00pm - 4:00pm) too!
  • We offer extended care (early drop-off 8:00am) for an additional fee
  • You can sign up for extended care during camp registration.

Date: July 16, 2018 - July 20, 2018

Ages: 10-14

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Price: $237.50 (including 5% discount)

Makerspace: Girls in S.T.E.A.M (Ages 6-8) (Ages 9-14)

The MAKER movement has fostered and re-invigorated the hands on exploration of science, art, technology, and engineering. Discover the MAKER movement by joining this Makerspace camp! Explore programming, computer aided design, electronics and more. Using 3D printers, laser engravers, littleBits, Arduino based robots as well as hammers, screwdrivers, and wood, and 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 STEAM 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 23, 2018 - July 27, 2018

Ages: 6-14

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $403.75 (including 5% discount)

Harry Potter & Wizardry 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. Join us for scienceSeeds' week of wizardry school as we will have even more potions, charms and herbology classes and wand making.

 Register early for one of our most popular camps!

 

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 30, 2018 - August 3, 2018

Ages: 6-12

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $427.50 (including 5% discount)

Science & Skills for Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse (Ages 6-12)

Hone your survival skills using your maker skills, engineering and science to prove you could live out a zombie apocalypse! First, let us teach you about the biology of zombies and why we have nothing to fear. Then campers will learn about the keys and tools needed  for survival when there is no electricity, clean water, or shelter. Then we will build new inventions to keep the human race alive, including water filtration, solar powered machines, and even a way to produce our own food. Take your creations home to teach your family and friends all the new skills you learned!

Date: August 6, 2018 - August 10, 2018

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $403.75 (including 5% discount)

Solve the Mystery!!

Join us for a week of challenge and brain teasers? Can you solve our "Who Dunnit?", discover the source of the pandemic, or crack codes in order to find a treasure? Join us for  a week long adventure as you discover how S.T.E.A.M is used by spies, detectives, scientists and engineers.  From fingerprints to DNA,  from fossils to cells,  handwriting analysis to invisible ink, code cracking and logic, learn important principles of chemistry, physics, math and biology while working to unravel different puzzles and learning the tools of the trade.

Numerous challenges await you, so bring your best critical thinking skills to analyze evidence and solve our mystery and crack our puzzles.

Date: August 13, 2018 - August 17, 2018

Ages: 6-12

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Price: $403.75 (including 5% discount)

MAKER: Engineering Games (Ages 6-14)

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 using Scratch and programming to design games using MAKEY MAKEY we will be sure to engineer some incredible and original creations to test and take home!

 

  • Camp Hours: 9:00am-3:30pm
  • We offer early drop-off (8:00am) and late pickup (5:30pm) for an additional fee.
  • Projects will depend on the age of the participants

Date: August 20, 2018 - August 24, 2018

Ages: 6-12

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $422.75 (including 5% discount)

S.T.E.A.M Extravaganza (Ages 6-14)

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 maker and S.T.E.A.M 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 study of forces to electronics, from ooey-gooey chemistry to the cutting edge of 3D Printing and laser cutters, we have tons of fun science to explore and hands-on projects to make.

Sign up for the whole week or by the day (depending on availability - call us after August 20th) 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 late pickups (5:30pm) for an additional fee.
  • We are unable to offer day by day registrations until mid-August

Date: August 27, 2018 - August 31, 2018

Ages: 6-14

Location: scienceSeeds Main

Registration: Open

Price: $460.75 (including 5% discount)