Welcome to Camp Curiosity for summer 2019! Our summer day camp program has undergone an incredible transformation this year. Our new camp structure is completely revamped and the schedule is easier to navigate – with all the hands-on fun, one-of-a-kind experiences, STEM fundamentals and unforgettable memories built right in. Take a look at our new camp themes, below! Camp Curiosity offers your child time to be outdoors, access to Science Center exhibits and DOME Theater movies, and camps led by licensed local teachers. From chemistry to physics and robotics to engineering, campers will see how STEM is part of their everyday lives at three convenient locations. 

Camps begin June 3 and run through the week of August 12. To register for specific session dates, choose a camp location (Great Lakes Science Center, Gilmour Academy, or Westlake) below.

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Take advantage of our discounts! 

  • Early Bird Discount - Receive $20 off when you register by March 1.
  • Additional Week Discount - At registration, sign up for more than one week of camp and receive $10 off each additional week.
  • Sibling Discount - Sign up one child and each additional sibling receives a $5 discount for that week as well.
  • Member Discount - Science Center members receive a $20 discount per camp in addition to free admission for a year, access to exclusive events, and discounts in our café, Science Store and parking garage.

Download the 2019 Summer Camp Guide

Camps at Great Lakes Science Center

Camps at Great Lakes Science Center

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Camps for kids Pre-K through grade 12!

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Camps at Gilmour Academy

Camps at Gilmour Academy

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Camps for kids in kindergarten through grade 8!

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Camps at Westlake School

Camps at Westlake School

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Camps for kids in kindergarten through grade 8!

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WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT PRE-K CAMPS

Great Lakes Science Center:

  • Pre-K camps run 8:30-11:30 a.m.
  • Children ages 3-5 (not enrolled in kindergarten) may attend.
  • Children MUST be potty-trained in order to attend.
  • Camp themes allow students to be inside and outside during the day. Please come dressed for the weather. This includes pre-applying sunscreen before the camp day starts.
  • Campers must bring a snack each day of camp.
  • All sessions include exploration of Science Center exhibits and offerings.
  • A more detailed e-mail about camp specifics will be sent after registration. Activities and field trips are subject to change based on availability

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT K-8 CAMPS

  • Camps run Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., unless noted otherwise.
  • Camp themes allow students to be inside and outside during the day. Please come dressed for the weather. This includes pre-applying sunscreen before the camp day starts.
  • All sessions include exploration of the Science Center exhibits and a movie in the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater. Gilmour Academy and Westlake sessions will visit the Science Center
    as part of a field trip.
  • Campers are asked to bring a water bottle and snack each day of camp.
  • A more detailed e-mail about camp specifics will be sent after registration. Activities and field trips are subject to change based on availability.

Great Lakes Science Center:

  • Before-care is offered 7:30-8:30 a.m. for an additional $30 per week.
  • After-care is offered 3:30-5:30 p.m. for an additional $60 per week.
  • Campers may bring a brown bag lunch or pre-order a boxed lunch.

Gilmour Academy:

  • Before-care is offered from 7:15-8:30 a.m. at the lower school for an additional $30 per week.
  • After-care, including a daily snack, is offered 4-6 p.m. at the lower school for an additional $60 per week.
  • Register for before- and after-care together for an additional $80 per week.
  • Daily lunch is included for camps at Gilmour.

Westlake School:

  • Campers must bring a brown bag lunch, water bottle and snack each day of camp.

Payment Plans

Payment plans are available for Camp Curiosity. A 25 percent down payment is required at the time of registration and 25 percent is due every 30 days thereafter until full payment is made. Full payment for a session is due no later than three days before the start of camp. Any remaining balance will be automatically charged three days before a session begins. Campers cannot attend any session that has not been paid in full.

Refund Policy

Cancellations must be made 14 days before the registered program date to receive a refund. No refunds will be given within 14 days of the program date. A 25 percent administration fee will be withheld for cancellations made 14 days or more before the program date.

Cancellation Policy
Great Lakes Science Center reserves the right to cancel any program up to two weeks before it starts and will provide a full refund in the case of insufficient enrollment.

Experienced Teachers

Each camp is led by a licensed local teacher, assisted by camp counselors including science professionals and college students with documented experience working with children. All summer camp staff members are CPR, AED and first aid certified and have passed criminal background checks.

Interested in Volunteering at Camp?
Do you want to have an exciting summer filled with challenges and fun? Why not join our volunteer program? Teen volunteers are an integral part of the success of our camps. Contact volunteer@glsc.org for more information.

Discounts

Early Bird Discounts: Register for camp by March 1 and receive a $20 discount per camp.
Additional Week Discount: At registration, sign up for more than one week of camp and receive a $10 discount off each additional week.
Sibling Discount: Sign up one child and each additional sibling receives a $5 discount for that week as well.
Membership Discount: Members save $20 per camp.

Scholarships
We are proud to offer need-based scholoarships for camp attendees. Students that qualify for free or reduced cost lunches at school may qualify for a camp scholarship. For details, see the scholarship application online, write us at scholarships@glsc.org or call 216-621-2400.


WE'RE ACA ACCREDITED!

Great Lakes Science Center's Camp Curiosity is the only museum-based, STEM-centered camp in Ohio to be accredited by the American Camp Association, which means it meets or exceeds more than 300 different standards related to safety, program operation, staff training and more.