2018 Summer Camp for Grades 4-6

Join us for discovery and investigation!

Registration open now.

June 4 – August 10, 2018

Be a food scientist, an ecosystem explorer, an escape room designer, an experimental photographer, a bike builder, a robot engineer, or other adventurer in these camps created for children who have completed grade 4, 5, or 6. Select a morning, afternoon, or one of each to make a full day of camp.

No camps July 2-6.

View Summer Camp Main Page

Campers ages 12-15, learn about the 2018 Summer
Youth Apprentice Program 

All-Day Camp (9am-4pm) – 5 full days:  $260 Explora members • $300 Non-members

Morning (9am-noon) – 5 half days:  $130 Explora members • $150 Non-members

Afternoon Camp (1-4pm) – 5 half days:  $130 Explora members • $150 Non-members

Add Before or After Camp Care (optional): Times: 8-9am and/or 4-5:30pm, $5 per child, per morning or afternoon

Grades 4-6 Summer Camp Descriptions by Week

Some camps listed may be full. Current availability may be found at our online registration site (Programs List in the lower left corner) or by calling (505) 224-8341.

The following is a list of Explora Summer Camp for children who have completed grades 4, 5, or 6.

Week 1:  June 4-8

Morning 

4th-6th – Nature’s Web:  Take a walk on the wild side as we explore the ecosystems of the Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge. Each day we will travel to this reclaimed space while investigating and defining our role among local plants, animals, and the Rio Grande river. What will you find? Note: This camp will require an additional transportation release; please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

Afternoon

4th-6th – Robot Battle:  Construct a robot that will come out on top in a variety of challenges. Rebuild a remote controller to give your robot the edge in direction and power. Can your robot survive the final test?


Week 2:  June 11-15

Morning

4th-6th – Magnetic Storms:  Have you ever seen a magnetic storm? Use a sunspotter to track one down! Experiment with magnetic fields to float magnets down copper tubes, launch steel balls, build electromagnets, and investigate ferrofluids.

Afternoon

4th-6th – Better Bikes:  Discover the physics and engineering of a bicycle while building your own wheeled creation from PVC pipes. Help assemble bikes for those in need. Note: This camp will require an additional transportation release; please check the appropriate box on the registration form.


Week 3:  June 18-22

Morning

4th-6th – Engineering Workshop:  Can you restore an ancient ruin using ramps, cranes, hydraulics, and other systems? Question, imagine, create, and improve as you embark on a series of engineering design challenges to rebuild history.

Afternoon

4th-6th – Food Science:  What’s in your favorite food? Is it sweet or salty? Does it contain sugars, fats, vitamins? Is it healthy or unhealthy? Find out what makes it so tasty. Then create your own irresistible concoctions, as well as liquid nitrogen ice cream and the perfect bread!


Week 4:  June 25-29

Morning

4th-6th – Escape Explora:  Go behind the scenes, and learn the science behind escape rooms. Explore the engineering of puzzles, delve into logic, and put your math skills to the test! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to make Explora’s first escape room!

Afternoon 

4th-6th – Photo Finish:  Are you ready to take a picture without an Instagram filter? Create and manipulate photographs using a variety of techniques including a cyanotype developing process, photograms, pinhole cameras, and more.


No Camp the Week of July 2-6


Week 5:  July 9-13

Morning

4th-6th – Nature’s Web:  Take a walk on the wild side as we explore the ecosystems of the Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge. Each day we will travel to this reclaimed space while investigating and defining our role among local plants, animals, and the Rio Grande river. What will you find?
Note: This camp will require an additional transportation release; please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

Afternoon

4th-6th – Robot Battle:  Construct a robot that will come out on top in a variety of challenges. Rebuild a remote controller to give your robot the edge in direction and power. Can your robot survive the final test?


Week 6:  July 16-20

Morning

4th-6th – Better Bikes:  Discover the physics and engineering of a bicycle while building your own wheeled creation from PVC pipes. Help assemble bikes for those in need. Note: This camp will require an additional transportation release; please check the appropriate box on the registration form.

Afternoon

4th-6th – Magnetic Storms:  Have you ever seen a magnetic storm? Use a sunspotter to track one down! Experiment with magnetic fields to float magnets down copper tubes, launch steel balls, build electromagnets, and investigate ferrofluids.


Week 7:  July 23-27

Morning

4th-6th – Escape Explora:  Go behind the scenes, and learn the science behind escape rooms. Explore the engineering of puzzles, delve into logic, and put your math skills to the test! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, will be to make Explora’s first escape room.

Afternoon

4th-6th – Engineering Workshop:  Can you restore an ancient ruin using ramps, cranes, hydraulics, and other systems? Question, imagine, create, and improve as you embark on a series of engineering design challenges to rebuild history.


Week 8:  July 30 – August 3

Morning

4th-6th – Photo Finish:  Are you ready to take a picture without an Instagram filter? Create and manipulate photographs using a variety of techniques including a cyanotype developing process, photograms, pinhole cameras, and more.

Afternoon

4th-6th – Food Science:  What’s in your favorite food? Is it sweet or salty? Does it contain sugars, fats, vitamins? Is it healthy or unhealthy? Find out what makes it so tasty. Then create your own irresistible concoctions, as well as liquid nitrogen ice cream and the perfect bread!


Week 9:  August 6-10

All Day

Camp price is for the full day $260 for Explora members, $300 for non-members.

4th-6th – Wide World of STEAM:  Join us for this week of a wide range of science, technology, engineering, art, and math explorations. Discover the joy and excitement of investigation and inquiry as our educators lead in this Best of Explora camp.

Financial assistance may be available for your camp registration fee.
Call 505-224-8341 for more information.

Register online, download & mail a form, or call 505-224-8341.

Summer Camp
Registration Info

  • Drop Off: Anytime between 8:45-9am.
  • Before care: (Extra option), beginning at 8am.
  • Activities: Classroom activities as described, plus exhibit exploration.
  • Food: Please pack morning & afternoon peanut-free snacks and lunch as appropriate.
  • Break time: Outside on the Explora playground, weather permitting.
  • Pick-up: 12pm for morning camp and 4pm afternoon or full day camp. Adults will be asked to show photo ID at pick-up.
  • After care: (Extra option) for K-8, 4-5:30pm.

Explora educators develop camp activities with children’s developmental levels in mind. Your children will have the opportunity to learn from, and work with older and younger peers and make new friends.

Summer Camp Fees

Half Day Camps

  • $130 for Explora members;
  • $150 for non-members.


Full Day Camps

  • $260 for Explora members;
  • $300 for non-members.
  • Some camps have greater costs due to materials.
Registration
  • All campers must be able to use the restroom on their own.
  • Please have the following available when you register: emergency contact name and phone numbers; name of alternate adults who can pick up the child; child’s medications, dosages, and physician’s name; child’s insurance information, as well as any allergy or special needs information for your child.

Click above to register online or call 505-224-8341.
Our reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Questions may also be emailed to reservations@explora.us

Para español, llame al 505-224-8323, de lunes a viernes, 9am-5pm.

Cancelation Policy
  • If a cancelation is received at least 5 business days before the camp, a refund will be issued for the amount minus a 15% administration fee.
  • Cancelations received fewer than 5 business days before the camp will not be refunded.
  • Full fees will be refunded if Explora cancels a program.

Registration Info

  • Drop Off: Anytime between 8:45-9 am.
  • Before care: (Extra option), beginning at 8 am.
  • Activities: Classroom activities as described, plus exhibit exploration.
  • Food: Please pack morning & afternoon snacks and lunch as appropriate.
  • Break time: Outside on the Explora playground, weather permitting.
  • Pick-up: 12 pm for morning camp and 4 pm afternoon or full day camp. Adults will be asked to show photo ID at pick-up.
  • After care: (Extra option) for K-8, 4-5:30 pm.

Explora educators develop camp activities with children’s developmental levels in mind. Your children will have the opportunity to learn from, and work with older and younger peers and make new friends.

Fees

Half-day Camps

  • $130 for Explora members
  • $150 for non-members.

Full-day Camps

  • $260 for Explora members
  • $300 for non-members.
Registration
  • All campers must be able to use the restroom on their own.
  • Please have the following available when you register: emergency contact name and phone numbers; name of alternate adults who can pick up the child; child’s medications, dosages, and physician’s name; child’s insurance information, as well as any allergy or special needs information for your child.
  • Click above to register online or call 505-224-8341.
    Our reservations office is open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Questions may also be emailed to reservations@explora.us
  • Para español, llame al 505-224-8323, de lunes a viernes, 9am-5pm.
Cancelation Policy
  • If a cancelation is received at least 5 business days before the camp, a refund will be issued for the amount minus a 15% administration fee.
  • Cancelations received fewer than 5 business days before the camp will not be refunded.
  • Full fees will be refunded if Explora cancels a program.

Explora is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, and all purchases at our store are always tax-free.

Proceeds from your purchases at Ideas, the store at Explora, help fund our programs and exhibits.

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