Week 1: Scales and Tales: Learn all about animals through stories, hands-on activities, and special Meet the Keeper sessions with some of the IMAG’s Animal Ambassadors!
Week 2: Super IMAG Academy: Super Hero, Sidekick, Villain? Learn about the science behind super powers, such as their connections to real plants and animals, the weather, physics, and more! Then test out your own super powers, design your alter ego and super hero or villain costume, create your own gadgets, and compete in Super IMAG Academy challenges!
Week 3: Tiny Tech: Campers will learn about robots, 3D printing, video game design and more in this fun technology-based camp! Campers will learn to code with mini Spheros, create video game characters with Bloxels, design and print their own mini figure with our 3D printer, and play coding games!
Week 4: The Fast and the Curious: The camp classroom will be transformed into a garage for the week! Campers will build a variety of cars and boats to use in races, mazes, and obstacle courses throughout the week.
Week 5: Snack Artists: Become a culinary artist and learn about nutrition as you make flowers and insects out of fruit, make funny faced mini pizzas, create colorful pancake art, and more!
Week 6: Mix and Mash: Explore the messy, ooey, gooey, icky, sticky side of science and art as you mix slippery slime, erupt foamy elephant toothpaste, make colorful bubble prints, create explosive splatter paintings, and more!
Week 7: Backyard Scientists: Step outside and turn our backyard into your science lab! Learn about insects and plants through hands-on experiments. Play with giant bubble wands, make sunprints, dissect owl pellets, make nesting hangers, and more!
Week 8: Space Cadets: Blast off and into fun in this camp! Launch fizzy mini rockets, sample astronaut food, travel through the solar system using our Science on a Sphere, and more!
Week 9: Lego Creators: This camp will get you to think outside the box with Legos! Use Legos to print pictures, create self-portraits, and balloon cars. Plus create artwork inspired by Legos, including suncatcher portraits, play dough mini-figures, and watercolor silhouettes!
Week 1: Camp Catch ‘Em All: Learn about the plants, animals and environments that inspire different Pokemon, catch Pokemon on IMAG’s campus and even create your own!
Week 2: Wizard Academy: Look for your acceptance letter in the mail and join The IMAG’s Wizard School for a week! Get sorted into your house for the week. Attend classes on potions, charms, magical creatures and more! Make a unique wand, adopt a magical pet, and compete in a wizards’ scavenger hunt. Graduate in a special ceremony at the end of the week.
Week 3: IMAG Master Chef: Calling all aspiring chefs! In this camp you will blend science and culinary arts as you mix up your own unique flavor of ice cream using liquid nitrogen, melt and mold chocolate into fun shapes, brew a batch of dry ice root beer, and even make homemade pop rocks! At the end of the week you will try to impress the IMAG judges with your new wild culinary skills.
Week 4: Jedi Academy: The Force will be strong with our campers at our Jedi Academy! Campers will design light sabers, build droids, create Ewok catapults, race Speeder hovercrafts, and even fly tie fighters and x-wing paper airplanes!
Week 5: Adopt-a-Bot: Explore the world of robotics as you learn now to maneuver Spheros and Ollies, practice coding with Osmos and Ozobots, and build Noodlebots, Vibrobots and Bristlebots to take home!
Week 6: Just Plane Fun: Look to history then let your imagination take flight as you design and test a variety of flying machines, in the spirit of the famous Wright brothers. You will learn about principles of flight as you design gliders that zip through the air or do stunts, send balloon helicopters twirling, and even launch rockets!
Week 7: Lego Engineers: Use Legos to build everything from marble mazes to catapults to wind powered cars and more!
Week 8: Nature Detectives: Spend the week exploring nature and learning how to use clues to solve mysteries. Use tracks, scat, owl pellets and other clues to identify different animals. Go on a minibeast scavenger hunt! Learn how to identify mystery scents and sounds!
Week 9: Messologists: Explore the messy, fizzy, foamy, slimy, and explosive side of science and become a Messologist! Make glow in the dark slime! Erupt foamy Elephant’s Toothpaste! Create fizzy rainbows! You will definitely need goggles and ponchos in this camp!
Grades 4 – 5
Week 1: Race to Space: Explore our solar system and learn about space travel in this out-of-this-world camp! Launch baking soda rockets and chemical rockets! Create a Science on a Sphere show about your favorite planet or moon! Create dry ice comets, models of craters, and more!
Week 2: Nailed It: Inspired by the hit show, campers will attempt to recreate Pinterest baking and craft masterpieces through silly team challenges.
Week 3: Wizards’ Tournament: The Tri-Wizard Tournament is taking place at The IMAG this summer! Campers will be divided into different schools and compete in different challenges focusing on potions, charms, magical creatures, and more! Throw your name in the Goblet of Fire and get ready for a magical week!
Week 4: Junior Keepers: Learn about the IMAG’s animal ambassadors and how to care for them in this camp! Help prepare food for our reptiles, amphibians, and fish. Spend time with our bearded dragons, ball pythons, and more in special Meet-the-Keeper sessions. Spend the week caring for some of our smaller ambassadors in the classroom, too.
Week 5: CSI: IMAG Edition: A crime has been committed and only IMAG Campers can solve it! Learn different forensic techniques, collect and analyze evidence, learn how to interview witnesses and create suspect sketches, and more as you solve the case.
Week 6: How to Train Your Robot: Design and build a robot, then “train” it to do different tasks using Lego Mindstorms, Spheros, Ollies, and more!
Week 7: Food Lab: Find out what happens when chemistry, engineering and cooking collide! Create layered lollipops, make neon nitrogen ice cream, use citrus to make volcanoes and batteries, and more!
Week 8: Kano Engineers: Work in teams to build a Kano Computer and then use different Kano apps with it! Practice charms using the Harry Potter coding wand, build a lightsaber using the Force App, use a motion sensor app, and more!
Week 9: STEAMHunt: Compete in a fun, challenging STEAM based scavenger hunt with teams from all over the country! Teams will get their list of 100 scavenger hunt items/challenges on Monday and will work all week to complete them! There will be opportunities to share their completed items and interact with other teams online throughout the week.
Week 1: A Game of Phones: Campers will use their smartphone or one of our tablets to complete fun, silly, and wacky STEAM-based challenges throughout the week!
Week 2: Tech Garage: Grab your tools and get ready work in a Fab Lab! Design and print 3D objects. Use our laser cutter and vinyl cutter to make things you design in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Transform old tech into new tech! If you can dream it and plan it, you can make it!
Week 3: Don’t Try This At Home!: Spend a week doing all of the explosive, messy, and crazy experiments you are not allowed to do at home! Launch
Week 4: Movie Makers: Write, film, edit and premiere a movie all in one week! Make a stop motion movie like Nightmare Before Christmas or film a bad sci-fi movie using our green screens and props or a magical movie featuring science-based special effects! On Friday, we will premiere our movies in the IMAG’s Theater-in-the-Tank for friends and family!
Week 5: IMAG School for Wizards: Grab your robes and broomstick and hop on the train to the IMAG’s School for Wizards! Get sorted into your house, attend magical classes and compete in wizard challenges all week! On the final day of camp, put your wizarding skills to the test and compete in wizarding challenges!
Week 6: Culinary Chemists Challenge: Explore the fizzy, foamy, and even explosive side of cooking in this fast-paced cooking challenge camp! Learn how to make nitrogen ice cream. Brew sweet and fizzy dry ice beverages. Turn sodas into pressurized bottle rockets. Make edible slime and play dough. Pick your favorite recipe and impress our judges in a culinary challenge on Friday!
Week 7: First Robotics: Learn how to design, build, and program Lego Mindstorm robots and compete in different challenges from First Robotics.
Week 8: As Seen On… : This camp explores what happens when you mix science and social media! Try out some of the most popular, wild and messy science experiments featured on Youtube! Erupt an elephant toothpaste geyser like Science Bob! Launch hundreds of Alka-Seltzer rockets all at one time like Steve Spangler! Make a Walking Water Rainbow like WhizKidScience! Learn how to create and edit science videos for Tik Tok, Snapchat, Instagram and Youtube. Then create your own science video you can upload to your channel or ours!
Week 9: STEAMHunt: Compete in a fun, challenging STEAM based scavenger hunt with teams from all over the country! Teams will get their list of 100 scavenger hunt items/challenges on Monday and will work all week to complete them! There will be opportunities to share their completed items and interact with other teams online throughout the wee