Stay Curious!

It’s amazing to think that the next generation of doctors, engineers, researchers and astronauts will walk through the doors of Great Lakes Science Center this summer and be inspired by our camp program. Our staff creates an environment where larger-than-life creativity is celebrated and each camper is motivated to have fun with real challenges. Science Center camp is also a place where everyone belongs. We encourage your children to make friendships that will last much longer than their week at camp. We do this while maintaining the highest standards for safety and program innovation as set forth by our American Camp Association accreditation. Whether you are experiencing Summer Science Day Camp for the first time, or you’re already part of the family, we think you will be excited about our 2017 line-up. It’s going to be a blast!

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 Laurel School

Camps at Laurel School

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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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2017 Locations

Great Lakes Science Center: 601 Erieside Ave, Cleveland
Laurel School: One Lyman Circle, Shaker Heights
Westlake: Lee Burneson Middle School, 2260 Dover Center Road, Westlake


​WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT PRE-K CAMPS

Great Lakes Science Center:

  • Pre-K camps run 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-3:30 p.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.

WHAT TO KNOW ABOUT K-12 CAMPS

Great Lakes Science Center:

  • Camps run 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Before-care is offered 7:30-8:30 a.m. for an additional $25 per week.
  • After-care is offered 3:30-5:30 p.m. for an additional $50 per week.
  • Campers may bring a brown bag lunch or pre-order a boxed lunch for $6 per day. Lunch menu is available upon request.
  • All sessions include exploration of the Science Center exhibits and a movie in the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater.
  • A more detailed e-mail about camp specifics will be sent after registration.

Laurel School:

  • Campers may bring a brown bag lunch or pre-order a buffet lunch for $50 a week.
  • Before- and after-care option is available through Laurel School and can be registered for when signing up for camps.
  • All sessions include a field trip to Great Lakes Science Center and admission to a movie in the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater.

Westlake School:

  • Campers must bring a brown bag lunch, water bottle and snack each day of camp.
  • Before- and after-care option is offered through the Westlake City School District and can be registered for when signing up for camps.
  • All sessions include a field trip to Great Lakes Science Center and admission to a movie in the Cleveland Clinic DOME Theater.

Payment Plans
Payment plans are available for camp registrations made on or before May 1, 2017. $75 is due at registration and $100 will be automatically charged to your credit card every 30 days until full payment is received. Payments are non-refundable and no refunds will be given in the event payment is not made in full. Full payment is due before the first day of camp and campers cannot attend any camp session without full payment.

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
Camp instructors are science professionals and teachers, along with 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 8 and receive a $20 discount per camp session. 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.

Scholarships
We are proud to offer need-based scholarships for camp attendees with a household income below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Level. For details, see the scholarship application online, write us at scholarships@glsc.org or call 216-621-2400.


WE'RE ACA ACCREDITED!

The Science Center’s camp program is the only STEM-based 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.