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McWane Science Center offers 8 weeks of summer fun and learning! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder for hands-on, minds-on, science and fun this summer! Summer camps offer further inquiry into science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics for children 4 to 13 years old. Campers can learn about the deep oceans, journey into outer space, build robots or spend time with our McWane animals. Join us for these and many more engaging camp themes.

Weekly Camp Descriptions by Grade Level

Pre-K – Kindergarten

1st – 2nd Grade

3rd – 4th Grade Camps

5th – 7th Grade Camps

4th – 8th Grade — Sci Girls



Campers should register for the grade they’ll be attending in the fall of 2020. Each of our camps is designed for the skill level of that camp, therefore, grade levels must be observed. Registrants may attend only those camps for which they are registered. Registrations are not transferable. Registration closes the Monday prior to the first day of camp. Please note that PreK-Kindergarten campers must be four years old and potty-trained by June 1st.

Enrollment is limited to ensure a quality experience. In order to maintain this quality of learning and fun, we will offer two simultaneous 1st-2nd grade camps every week. Camp themes and activities will be identical for each classroom. Same-classroom requests will be guaranteed for siblings only. All other requests will be considered based on availability. Requests may be made to

Please see the Online Registration FAQs if you need help with registration.


Full payment is due at time of registration.

Fees for PreK-Kindergarten Half-day camps are $170 per week/Members discount is $145 (tax is included)
1st-8th grade Full-day camps are $335 per week/Members discount is $285 (tax is included)


McWane Science Center reserves the right to cancel camps that do not meet minimum enrollment. If a camp is cancelled by McWane Science Center, a full refund will be returned to the registrant. If a registrant cancels a camp, a 50% refund will be made if the registrant notifies the Camp program in writing, which is emailed, postmarked, or faxed no later than 10 working days prior to the camp. Otherwise, NO REFUNDS, will be made. There is a $35 service charge for any returned checks and enrollment will be automatically cancelled.


Both before and after care are included in camp registration. Before Care is available from 7:45am-9:00am and after care, for campers in 1st-8th grade, is available from 4:00 pm-5:30 pm. Activities and games will be provided during these times.

  • Pre-K-Kindergarten camps start at 9:00AM and end at 1:00PM. Campers may be dropped off no earlier than 7:45AM and must be picked up no later than 1:00PM.
  • 1st-8th grade camps begin at 9:00AM and end at 4:00PM. Campers may be dropped off no earlier than 7:45AM and can be picked up as early as 4:00PM and no later than 5:30PM.

Pre-K-Kindergarten campers MUST be picked up by 1:00PM. All other campers MUST be picked up by 5:30PM for afternoon camps. There will be a $5 late pick up charge for every 10 minutes your camper stays after pick-up time. NO EXCEPTIONS.


Lunch and snacks are included with your camp registration fee. Lunch time is 12:00PM to 1:00PM. Campers are supervised during lunch and activities are provided. Our menu is an attempt to avoid most common food allergies like nuts and strawberries. If you have additional dietary concerns you may send a lunch with your camper. No refund or discount will be given for these days. PLEASE REMEMBER TO INDICATE ALL ALLERGIES ON THE MEDICAL RELEASE FORM, as we will adhere to those guidelines.

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