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DISCOVERY CAMP & STEM CLUB AGES 5-8 and 8-11

If you are looking for some exciting summer camps right here in Friendswood, we are the spot for you!  We have a wide variety of camps  for your aspring writers, scientists, and musicians!  We have a variety of single day as well as one-week camps for 

Our Discovery Camps are a great option for our older students who have outgrown our summer classes for PreK .  Camps are for students ages 5-8  who will be entering grades K-2nd and for students ages 8-12 who are entering grades 3-6.  Sorry, younger students are not permitted to join these camps.   If you have younger student  please click HERE for info on our summer PreK camps.

DATES AND THEMES

There are 9 weeks of classes.  We have two different options:  

SINGLE DAY camps meet Mon-Wed and  ONE WEEK CAMPS meet Mon-Fri


Our SINGLE DAY CAMPS  meet 3 days a week, Mon-Wed from 9:30am -1:00 pm.  Students register for individual days- sign up for all three days one or two weeks, or come every week on Monday- your choice.  There will be the same theme for all three days of class, but each day will be self-contained- you may come Monday only or for all three days Mon - Wed. 


The morning session is our "STEM CLUB" program.   Classes will include in depth science activities and experiments as well as art activities that tie into the science theme.   


In the afternoon, the kids will rotate between three different classes- music, art, and more science experiments.  *Students ages 8-12 will receive beginning guitar instruction during the afternoon session- a guitar is suggested  for this class.   A limited number of guitars are available for student use but for students who will be attending multiple weeks we suggest purchasing an acoustic guitar to also have at home.


For all SINGLE DAY camps, tuition is $32 for the morning "STEM CLUB" session and $25 for the afternoon music, art, and science session.  


Our ONE WEEK camps are special Mon-Fri sessions with more elaborate themed activities.  For these classes, students will register for the full week.  Single day options will not be available during these weeks because activities and experiments may be carried over between days.  Students may choose the full day camp or just morning or afternoon sessions.   The activities are different in the morning and afternoon. 


Prices are the same for most ONE WEEK camps.  The full session 9:30-3:30 is $250.  You may also choose to attend $150 morning session 9:30-1:00 pm or $125 afternoon session 1:00-3:30 pm.  


BEFORE AND AFTER CARE IS AVAILABLE FOR AGES 5 AND UP FOR THE ONE WEEK CAMPS. Before care:  7:30-9:30 am $40/week

After care: 3:30-6:00 $50/week

CAMP THEMES

June 6, 7, 8: A Sailor's Life For Me!  Single Day Camps Mon-Wed
June 13-17:  Junior Archaeologist- One Week Camp Mon-Fri
June 20, 21, 22: Rainforest Adventures: Single Day Camps Mon-Wed
Also: June 20-25 Lego Robotics & Computer programming Camp Mon-Fri 1:00-3:30 afternoons only, ages 9-14

June 27-July 1: In My Garden: One Week Camp Mon-Fri
CLOSED July 4-8
July 11-14: Out of This World!  A Space Adventure: 
One week camp Mon-Fri, this class includes a special off site class on Wed, parent transportation required, see below. 

July 18, 19, 20: Electricity and Magnets: Single Day Camps Mon-Wed
July 25, 26. 27: Feathered Friends and Flight: Single Day Camps Mon-Wed
Aug 1-5:  Morning Session:  Gooey Chemistry One Week Camp Mon-Fri (K-2 and 3rd-6th)
Afternoon Session (1:00-3:30)  Big Messy Art (K-2) or Art Adventures (3rd-6th) One Week Camp Mon-Fri

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS



A Sailor's Life For Me!  Single Day camps Mon-Wed

June 6, 7, 8: Single Day Camps 9:30-1:00 pm $32/day
Afternoon session:  Art, Music, and Science 1:00-3:30  $25 per day

Come sail the seven seas!.   We’ll voyage to some exotic ports- but be careful, pirates may sail in these waters!  Campers will design the ship’s flag and select a name for our ship.  Afterwards, they’ll start the voyage by learning what’s needed to be a part of our crew!  We’ll learn about knot tying, pulleys, and navigating with compasses- we’ll even make our own compass.   We’ll discover the reasons why boats work- we’ll learn about buoyancy, the significance of fresh water and saltwater, and use what we’ve learned to create different types of boats and see which designs float best.  We’ll learn some history of sailing, including the mystery of scurvy and how the case was solved of who did and didn’t get it.  We’ll also explore creatures that live in the ocean, and even dissect a starfish (optional activity.) In art, we'll create fantastic fish and watercolor ocean scenes.  

Register for Individual days for these camps


June 13-17:  Junior Archaeologist and Geologist-
One Week Camp Mon-Fri
FULL DAY 9:30-3:30 pm $250
MORNING SESSION 9:30-1:00 pm $150
AFTERNOON SESSION 1:00-3:30 pm $125
Before Care 7:30-9:30 $40/week; After Care 3:30-6:00 $50/Week

In this exciting class, students will explore rocks, the earth, and people who lived long ago through archaeology and geology. Young paleontologists will dig for dinosaur bones and make their own fossils. We’ll learn about the layers of the earth and the rock cycle, and learn to identify rock types including igneous, sedimentary, and metamorphic by looking at a variety of rock specimens. We’ll enjoy fun activities such as making crystal gardens and of course volcanoes- look out, it’s going to erupt! We’ll find out how archaeologist learn about ancient civilizations from long ago and explore ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome. In art, students will make mosaics and pottery inspired by ancient works for art and paint their own rock pet. It’s a blast to the past your kids will love!



June 20, 21, 22: Rainforest Adventures: Single Day Camps Mon-Wed
Single Day Camps 9:30-1:00 pm $32/day
Afternoon session:  Art, Music, and Science 1:00-3:30  $25 per day
Come explore the rainforest with us! We'll learn about the different layers of the rainforest and explore the plants and animals that live in them. We'll enjoy fun crafts such as making our own rainforest terrariums and rainsticks.   We'll also look at weather and enjoy exciting experiments such as watching  a cloud form and creating instruments to measure the weather.  In art, we'll create some fantastic jungle landscapes and amazing animals with a variety of media including watercolors and oil pastels.  It's a marvelous adventures for your child to enjoy!

June 20-25 Lego Robotics & Computer programming Camp 
Mon-Fri 1:00-3:30 afternoons only, ages 9-14 $175
*We suggest bringing your own laptop so that students may work on techniques outside of class. Please let us know if your child will need to use one of our  school laptop during this class.  School laptops may not be brought home.*
Your child will learn basic building and programming techniques using LEGO

Mindstorms robotics sets.  They will also be exposed to the various sensors that the 

robots can use, such as light, touch and sound.  Your child will also learn to build 

and program their robots to perform mini-tasks. In addition to the robots, children will look at beginning computer programming using the SCRATCH programming language for children.  This class is for students ages 9-14.  


June 27-July 1: In My Garden: One Week Camp Mon-Fri
One Week Camp Mon-Fri
FULL DAY 9:30-3:30 pm $250
MORNING SESSION 9:30-1:00 pm $150
AFTERNOON SESSION 1:00-3:30 pm $125
Before Care 7:30-9:30 $40/week; After Care 3:30-6:00 $50/Week

In this class we’ll explore the wonders in our own backyard! We’ll look at plants and how they grow, examine plant cells under a microscope, and create our own compost. We’ll look at the small animals found in the backyard including earthworms and caterpillars, create hypothesis and experiments, and learn about Linnean classification. We’ll also learn about weather and environmental concerns affecting our surroundings. Come and get your hands dirty


CLOSED July 4-8

July 11-14: Out of This World!  A Space Adventure! K-2nd or 3rd-6th 
One Week Camp Mon-Fri
FULL DAY 9:30-3:30 pm $275
MORNING SESSION 9:30-1:00 pm $175
AFTERNOON SESSION 1:00-3:30 pm $150
Before Care 7:30-9:30 $40/week; After Care 3:30-6:00 $50/Week
Important:  This class includes a special off-site class on Wednesday at the HMNS George Observatory located at Brazos Bend State Park 21901 FM 762 Rd, Needville, Texas 77461. Students will have a one hour astronomy class as well as a one - one and a half hour mission in the Expedition Center.  Arrival time is 9:15 at the George Observatory.  We do not provide transportation but carpooling and parent chaperones will be coordinated for this event. 
Students will prepare to blast off through the solar system and beyond when they come to our space camp this summer!  Our crew is preparing for a voyage to uncharted space- who knows what we will discover?   We’ll learn about the solar system and the different properties of planets.   We’ll explore magnets, and see how NASA uses them in their space program.  Students will get a chance to design their own space craft and build robots to help with their tasks.  We'll launch rockets and see what sort of variables affect their flight.  In our art classes, we’ll use our imaginations to invent fantastic alien landscapes and creatures. All the while, students are learning problem solving and critical thinking skills. This adventure is truly out of this world! 

July 18, 19, 20: Electricity and Magnets: Single Day Camps Mon-Wed
Single Day Camps 9:30-1:00 pm $32/day
Afternoon session:  Art, Music, and Science 1:00-3:30  $25 per day
Kids will explore a variety of experiments using electricity and magnets- we'll learn about types of circuits, make a battery, and explore what types of materials are conductive. We'll explore static electricity through a series of experiments.   We'll look at a variety of different types of magnets and try magnetizing various items.  We'll even do some magnetic painting!

July 25, 26, 27:  Feathered Friends and Flight: Single Day Camps Mon-Wed
Single Day Camps 9:30-1:00 pm $32/day
Afternoon session:  Art, Music, and Science 1:00-3:30  $25 per day
We'll explore biology looking at the unique characteristics of birds and what makes them unique- feathers!  We'll look at types of feathers, and how feathers generate lift.  We'll look at types of birds and create our own birdwatching journals and bird feeders.  We'll also look at the history of flight as well as experiment with glide, aerodynamics, and lift and try out different designs for the best paper airplane.  It's high-flying fun your child will love!


Aug 1-5:  Morning Session:  Gooey Chemistry One Week Camp Mon-Fri (K-2 and 8-12)
Afternoon Session (1:00-3:30)  Big Messy Art (K-2) or 
Art Adventures (8-12) One Week Camp Mon-Fri
FULL DAY 9:30-3:30 pm $250
MORNING SESSION 9:30-1:00 pm $150
AFTERNOON SESSION 1:00-3:30 pm $125
Before Care 7:30-9:30 $40/week; After Care 3:30-6:00 $50/Week

GOOEY CHEMISTRY (Morning K-2 and 3rd-5th)

Chemistry can be  defined as the study of matter and energy and the interactions between them.  In this class, children will learn important facts about the universe through exploration, experimentation, and fun!     We will begin with an overview of  fundamentals  such as molecules and atoms and the phases of matter.  Once these basics are  covered, we'll explore different topics through fun and hands-on experiments.  Kids will enjoy experimenting with multiple types of slimes, goo, and playdoughs.  We'll talk about the science behind the unique properties of the various types of  goo and learn about different types of molecules and how they interact.   Kids will bring home samples of their slime!


BIG MESSY ART (Afternoon K-2)
It's art.  It's big.  And it's MESSY!   In this class we will finger-paint, foot-paint, splatter-paint, create giant sculptures, and generally have a wonderful, messy time.  We'll be exploring the creative art process,  so some of our projects you may not want to take home with you- but we'll take some pictures of the activities for you to enjoy!  We may sneak some science experiments in too! Be sure to wear very old clothes, because we WILL get dirty!!

ART ADVENTURES (Afternoon 3rd-5th)

This class is designed to introduce children to a variety of different art techniques and materials.  We'll explore acrylics, watercolors, pencils, oil pastels, and other materials. We'll create paintings, mixed media projects, drawing activities, and sculpture.  Students will be introduced to a wide range of experiences, resulting in open-ended outcomes. Studies of artists and  illustrators will also be included. The activities in this class will help foster a lifelong love of art and the creative process!