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Winter Science Camps

Camp offers messy fun
Camp offers messy fun
What will you make in Winter Camp?
What will you make in Winter Camp?
Design a roller coaster at camp!
Design a roller coaster at camp!

Registration is open!

Looking for something fun and educational this winter break? The Fleet Science Center is offering two weeks of full-day science camps this winter!

Grades 1–3 can enjoy educational, hands-on activities such as making robots or learning how paper airplanes work. Grades 4–8 can sharpen their computer science and technology skills by designing their own game in the ThoughtSTEM Computer Coding Camps. Sign up for a single day or enroll for multiple days.

Extended Day Services Available!

Want more time at camp? The Fleet offers extended-day services! Early drop off is available 8–9 a.m., and late pick up is 4–5 p.m. For an additional $20, families can choose one or both options to meet their scheduling needs.


Members: $60 per day

Nonmembers: $65 per day



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Science Camp: Grades 13

2019 Topics

December 23: Expect the Unexpected

All science is methodical and predictable, right? Not in this program! Be wowed by science phenomena and how easily your senses can be tricked.

December 26: Try, Try, Try Again

Learn what it takes to be a scientist by testing, tweaking and retesting. Complete a variety of experiments and build a tall tower out of lightweight objects to see if you have what it takes!

December 27: Collaborate or Compete

Use teamwork to complete a blind building challenge and collaborate with your group to design a crash test helmet.

December 30: So You Think You Can Fly

The ingenuity of flight is remarkable. Join us as we learn the basics of flight and look to nature and other inspiration to pioneer various our own flying devices.

December 31: Chain Reaction

Use natural forces and your own imagination to make something happen. Make a marble roller coaster, a Keva contraption and a Rube Goldberg device with your class!

January 2: Toys in Motion

Open-ended challenges encourage curious minds! Make mechanical toys and learn basic programming skills to direct a small robot through an obstacle course.

January 3: Maker Mania

Join the Maker movement! Craft and tinker with everyday objects and turn them into your own incredible devices. 


ThoughtSTEM Winter Celebration: Game Jam

Grades 4–6

This winter the Fleet Science Center and ThoughtSTEM are celebrating Winter Break with daily Game Jams for 4-6 graders at the Fleet Science Center. Every camp day, we will be teaching students how to code fun, new 2D video games, and, at the end of each day, we will run a Game Jam where students can exercise their creativity to design their own game and show it off to their peers. Coding is an activity that students need to practice, so ThoughtSTEM engages students in coding through video game design and other technologies students love in order to encourage that ongoing practice. Each day, students will practice computer science fundamentals like variables, functions, and syntax. While building their games, students will have access to characters from their favorite video games, movies, and TV shows so that they can design games they're truly excited to share with their friends. With an average 1:6 ratio of teachers to students, this camp is great for beginner coders or advanced coders. Join one camp day, or join all 7 - the more students practice, the more mastery of coding they will achieve!


Members- $70

Nonmembers- $75


For more information, visit: thoughtstem.com

Call 619-238-1233 x806 for more information.


Topics for 2019  

December 23: Session 1

December 26: Session 2

December 37: Session 3

December 30: Session 4

December 31: Session 5

January 2: Session 6

January 3: Session 7

ThoughtSTEM’s Commitment to Non-Violence

We are always trying to find new ways to bring students into computer science and coding. Often, video games provide a great gateway into computer science, but sometimes those popular video games can be somewhat violent. We are 100% committed to making sure what students are not exposed to violent content in our camps. This is why we often modify video game content to meet students' educational needs, while still engaging them in a game they love.