CAMP IMAG

Join us at The IMAG History and Science Center for a summer filled with STEM & history! Campers will have a blast while inventing, experimenting, exploring, and investigating in our all new immersive one-week camps. Plus, they will also explore the museum, experience our live Animal Encounters, participate in our all new Science Shows, get up close with our sea life in our Touch Tank, meet dinosaurs and titans of the ice age in our 3D Theater, and go back in time with our Virtual Reality Experience! Our number one goal is FUN- with a big side of LEARNING!

Camp IMAG sessions include fun and educational hands-on activities, games, crafts, special guests, and exhibit explorations! Innovative curriculum integrating STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), history, the arts, and humanities, inspires the imagination and encourages an overall love of learning! Camps are designed for rising K-8th graders and are divided into rising K-1st graders, rising 2nd – 3rd graders, rising 4th-5th graders, and rising 6th – 8th graders.

Cost

Family Membership Price – $190/ per week

Non-Members – $240/ per week

Scholarships available. Scroll below for details.

Registration

You can register for camp by clicking on the camp of your choice in the calendar below. If you are a member, you should log into the member portal and register through there to have your member discount automatically applied. Registration closes for each week of camp at 11:55 PM on the Thursday prior to the start of that week. All fees for each camp must be paid in full by the first day of each week of camp.

Pre-Camp

Pre-camp is available from 8:00 AM – 8:45 AM for an additional $5 per day. Pre-camp can be purchased during the registration process or on a daily basis upon arrival.

Post-Camp

Post-camp is available from 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM for an additional $5 per day. Post-camp can be purchased during the registration process or upon arrival the morning it is needed. If a camper remains in camp after 4:15 PM, you will automatically be billed $5 for post-camp and it will be due upon pick up that day. Please note there is a $3 per minute late charge for any camper pick up past 5:31 PM.

Camp Hours

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Sign In/Out

Sign in for camp will take place starting at 8:45 AM in the Education Room. Camp officially starts at 9:00 AM. Sign out for camp will also take place in the Education Room starting at 4:00 PM and ending at 4:15 PM. All persons picking up a camper MUST be on the authorized pick up list and have a photo I.D. with them.

Lunch

Box lunches are available for $6 each and include a Lunchable or Uncrustable, chips, fruit snacks, and a juice box. Lunches must be ordered during registration or no later than the Friday prior to camp for the $6 rate. Any camper that arrives without a lunch will be provided with a Lunchable or Uncrustable, chips, fruit snacks, and a juice box for $6, which will be due upon pick up.

Make Fridays even more fun by indulging in some delicious pizza from Downtown House of Pizza. Pre-order your serving during registration or no later than Thursday afternoon. Orders for pizza will not be accepted on Fridays as the order will be placed Thursday afternoon. Pizza lunch will include one slice of cheese or pepperoni pizza, chips, fruit snacks, and a juice box for $6. An additional slice of pizza can be purchased for $4.

Camp Dress Code

Campers must wear the designated camp t-shirt every day. One t-shirt will be handed out per registrant for free as a courtesy each season. Additional day camps or weekly sessions will not include additional shirts. Additional t-shirts may be pre-ordered during registration or purchased at any time online or in person for $10 each. Campers who come to camp without a t-shirt will be given a new t-shirt and a $10 will be assessed to your registration. More information on our dress code can be found in the Camper Confirmation Packet.

You will receive a Camp Confirmation Packet with more detailed policies and procedures for camp upon registration. If you have questions about any policies or procedures, please contact the Director of Awesome, Sara Turner, at sara@theimag,org.

Summer Camp 2020 Weekly Schedule

Registration Opening Soon 

Week 1

6/8-6/12

Week 2

6/15-6/19

Week 3

6/22-6/26

Week 4

6/29-7/3

Week 5

7/6-7/10

Week 6

7/13-7/17

Week 7

7/20-7/24

Week 8

7/27-7/31

Week 9

8/3-8/7

Grades K-2 Scales and Tales Super IMAG Academy Tiny Tech The Fast & The Curious Snack Artists Mix and Mash Backyard Scientists Space Cadets Lego Creators
Grades 2-3 Camp Catch ‘Em All Wizard Academy IMAG Master Chef Jedi Academy Adopt a Bot Just Plane Fun Lego Engineers Nature Detectives Messologists
Grades 4-5 Race to Space Nailed It Wizards’ Tournament Junior Keepers CSI:

IMAG Edition

How to Train Your Robot Food Lab Kano Engineers STEAMHunt
Grades 6-8 A Game of Phones Tech Garage Don’t Try This at Home! Movie Makers IMAG School for Wizards Culinary Chemists First Robotics As Seen On STEAMHunt

Grades K-1

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!

Grades 2-3

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.

Grades 6-8

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

Additional Information

Summer Camp Instructor

As a camp instructor, you will be responsible for inspiring kids (ages 5-13 years old) to engage in hands-on STEM and history activities. The ideal candidates are passionate about STEM and/or history and have the proper classroom management skills to make camp-learning fun and exciting.  Haven’t taught camp before? Not a problem! We provide the training you need before camp starts. Camp instructor applicants will complete a general application and submit a resume to be considered for an in-person interview. We will determine which type of camp is the best fit with your background and availability.

  • Mandatory Instructor/Coordinator training date on  (Time & Date TBD).

Camp Coordinator

Camp Coordinators will assist the Director of Awesome with running all aspects of the summer camps. This will include, but is not limited to, creating weekly camp rosters; overseeing sign in/out; processing payments for t-shirts, lunches, and pre/post camp; shopping for, organizing and distributing camp supplies; covering teacher lunch breaks; handling injuries and behavior issues; providing camp coverage due to instructor absence; supervising Junior Camp Assistants; assisting camp instructors as needed; and other camp duties, as needed. Previous camp experience and program coordination a plus. Camp Coordinator applicants will complete a general application and submit a resume to be considered for an in-person interview.

Junior Camp Assistant

The Jr. Camp Assistant Training Program is an exciting professional development opportunity for rising 9th -12th  grade students who are interested in working with children in an educational setting during our Camp IMAG weekly Spring/Winter/Summer sessions. Students can apply to assist camp educators with the day-to-day camp activities. Be sure to check with your school for volunteer hours or community service credit!

Interested students (and their parents) should complete the application attached and return it to the IMAG Science and History Center for review. Museum staff will email to confirm application. Only a few spots will be filled based on performance and attendance during camp sessions. $45 Training fee applies.

Mandatory training date (Time TBD).

Training Session Fee Includes:

  • Professional development training session with pizza
  • Individual one-year membership to the IMAG History & Science Center
  • Personalized Certificate of Appreciation (Upon completion of assignment)
  • Letter of reference (Upon completion of assignment)
  • Two camp T-Shirts (Must be worn every day)

PLEASE EMAIL APPLICATIONS TO:

sara@theIMAG.org

Junior Camp Assistant Application

Camp IMAG Scholarship Fund

The Camp IMAG Camp Scholarship Fund aims to maximize educational opportunity for all children. The IMAG History & Science Center is committed to supporting our community, especially in the area of STEM Education. The Camp IMAG Scholarship Fund supports families in need by offering tuition assistance for rising 1st to 8th graders to our STEM and history camps. Applications for the need-based scholarships will be submitted to and reviewed by a third-party organization who will determine the award recipients. Each award recipient will receive one week of paid camp tuition (a $225 value), as well as a free Annual Family Membership (a $100 value) to the IMAG History & Science Center for up to 2 adults and 4 children. We are so proud to offer this program and be a part of expanding STEM and history education in our community.