2017 Summer Camp for Grades 6-8

Join us for discovery and investigation!

July 10 – August 4, 2017

Investigate rocketry, woodworking, programming, or glowing luminescence in these camps for young people who have completed grades 6-8.

Registration is now open.

Select a morning, afternoon, or one of each to make a full day of camp.

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All-Day Camp (9am-4p) – 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 6-8 Summer Camp Descriptions by Week

For live, up-to-date, camp availability status, please visit Cogran online, or call 505-224-8341.
Twice weekly we update this page, so some camps that have just filled may appear open.

spring break campThe following is a list of Explora Summer Camp for children in grades 6-8. The grade refers to the highest grades level completed.

Week 5:  July 10-14

Morning Classes

6th-8th – Creative Woodworking:  Learn the basics of working with wood. Use traditional hand tools, such as chisels, saws, carving tools, and planes. Explore basic wood-turning techniques on a lathe. Students will make projects designed to develop an understanding of the nature of wood and the skills for safe and effective shaping technique.

Afternoon Classes

6th-8th – Light, Color and Luminescence:  Discover the essence of luminescence by making things glow in the dark and by studying fluorescent minerals. Use calculations to hit the target with a laser beam. Make gorgeous polarized light art! Find out how much UV your sun screen blocks. Make a telescope to take home. Apply your discoveries, and turn the classroom into a “Light Effects Club!”


Week 6:  July 17-21

All Day

Camp price of $325, or $285 for Explora members, includes a $25 materials fee.

6th-8th – Raspberry Pi®, Part 1:  Learn real programming skills as you discover the ins and outs of a Raspberry Pi®, a computer the size of a credit card! Raspberry Pi® is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi® Foundation. Funding assistance for this camp has been provided by Van Dyke Software.


Week 7:  July 24-28

All Day

Camp price of $325, or $285 for Explora members, includes a $25 materials fee.

6th-8th – Raspberry Pi, Part 2:  Learn real programming skills as you discover the ins and outs of a Raspberry Pi®, a computer the size of a credit card! (Completion of Raspberry Pi®, Part 1 class or prior experience with Raspberry Pi® required to enroll.) Raspberry Pi® is a trademark of the Raspberry Pi® Foundation. Funding assistance for this camp has been provided by Van Dyke Software.


Week 8:  July 31 – August 4

Morning Class

6th-8th – Blast Off:  Design and test water-powered and air-powered rockets that soar as you experiment with inertia, thrust, action/reaction, propulsion, and aerodynamics.

Afternoon Class

6th-8th – Animation Aquarium:  Get experience creating animation by designing an animated aquarium using Scratch software. Create your own characters and objects to drop into the scene. Add musical elements to make objects dance and play music in this virtual “sea.” (Full)

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 8:45-9 am.
  • Before care: (Extra option), beginning at 8 am.
  • 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: 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.

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
  • 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.

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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