Registration opens on Sunday, January 8, 2017. Select the grade your child will be entering for the 2017-2018 school year to find the perfect camp session!

For the 2017-2018 school year, my child will be in...

K-1
2-3
4-5
6-8

Download the 2017 Summer Camps at Laurel School Calendar


Grades K-1

All sessions run Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

Our K-1 camps are perfect for easing the transition into the structure of a classroom in a fun, social and stimulating way. Campers will gain valuable social skills with emphasis on cooperative play, exploration and critical thinking -- all designed to get them excited and comfortable as they look forward to the new school year.

LEGO: Space Race
June 12-16

Countdown to impact! An asteroid is heading straight toward Earth and NASA has recruited a team of kids to protect the planet. Use LEGOs and your imagination to build simple machines to solve problems and protect the Earth. Can your creation withstand impact? $250 ($230 members). Register here.

Chemical Concoctions
June 19-23

Experiment with acids and bases, make slime and mix solutions that glow in the dark. Learn basic principles of chemistry while you mix, pour and stir concoctions that change before your eyes. Chemistry isn’t just about beakers and laboratories -- it’s all around us! $250 ($230 members). Register here.

Jr. Engineer
June 26-30

What do engineers do? Investigate the structure of bridges and buildings, illuminate a light bulb, design an airplane, create your own city and more! Learn about structures by becoming one of the lucky few who have taken a behind the scenes tour of our newly renovated DOME Theater! $250 ($230 members). Register here.

Space Explorer
July 3-7, no camp on July 4

Space Explorer camp is out of this world! Build and launch a rocket, train to become an astronaut, analyze Martian soil and experience the STARLAB Planetarium and the NASA Glenn Visitor Center. $200 ($184 members) Prices reflect a shortened week due to the holiday. Register here.

LEGO: Ultimate Builder
July 10-14

Join us for a full week of LEGO! Based on the LEGO Master Builder Academy, practice your speed and creative free-building skills while competing in a series of LEGO challenges. Focus on design and engineering as you build
your way up to the highest honor of Ultimate Builder. $250 ($230 members). Register here.

Science Sampler
July 17-21

Be a science explorer on a journey through the amazing world of animal adaptations. The adventure continues into the chemistry lab and other fascinating areas of science and fun. Build a crazy kaleidoscope and learn about
cameras and light. Build arches, bridges, a geodesic dome and a catapult. $250 ($230 members). Register here.

Jedi Academy
July 24-28

The force you must use, become a Jedi you must! Enter the Order and fight for peace and justice in the galaxy. Learn about forces, light and the solar system. Prepare to become one with the force! $250 ($230 members). Register here.

Pirate Adventure
July 31-August 4

Ahoy, me first science officer! ‘X’ marks the spot to uncover how yer ship stay afloat, how yer gold stay a-shiny and how ye can navigate using only yer wits and yer knowledge of astronomy. Plunder the seas of science,
scallywags, if ye dare! ARRRRGH! $250 ($230 members). Register here.


Grades 2-3

All sessions run Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

Campers in grades 2-3 are all about one thing – hands-on exploration. Our camps are specifically designed to highlight exploration and foster creativity in a highly interactive and social environment. We focus on using the engineering design process to enhance our learning and build a base for successful scientific investigation.

LEGO: Movie Maker
June 12-16
July 31-August 4

Lights, camera, LEGO! Spend the week creating a stop-motion LEGO movie from scratch. Learn about story development, cinematography, special effects and editing while building the set, props and costumes from bricks! $250 ($230 members). Register here for June 12-16. Register here for July 31-August 4.

Spy Science
June 12-16

Investigate the science behind codes, invisible ink, surveillance techniques, undercover maneuvers and disguises. You’ll feel like a master spy as you dust for fingerprints, crack a code, build an alarm system, search for clues
and solve a scientific mystery! $250 ($230 members). Register here.

Pokémon-a-Thon
June 19-23

Join Ash and Pikachu on a weeklong adventure capturing and battling your very own Pokémon! Use engineering to throw the perfect Pokeball, discover elements while experimenting with Pikachu power and use geocaching to find and stock your Pokadex. Can you catch ‘em all? $250 ($230 members). Register here.

Maker Studio
June 19-23

Love inventing? Doodling in your notebooks? Taking apart your alarm clock? This camp is for the artists, the inventors and the curious. Take apart technology, make circuits and create what you see in your imagination! $250 ($230 members). Register here.

Animal Adaptations
June 26-30

Survival in nature can be tough! Learn how animals have adapted to their surroundings and find out how creatures in our own back yard stay safe and protect their offspring. Help a beaver build a better dam and engineer a turtle shell. By the end of this camp, you’ll look at animals differently! $250 ($230 members). Register here.

May the Force be With You
July 3-7, no camp on July 4

The force is strong with you, young Padawan. The force of SCIENCE! Learn the science behind the epic story. Can a change in the force be sensed? Is it possible to make a light saber? Could the Death Star be blown-up with one shot? Experiment and explore during this epic week of camp. $200 ($184 members) Prices reflect a shortened week due to the holiday. Register here.

Rockin’ Rockets
July 10-14

Let your imagination soar and build your own model rocket capable of flying more than 100 feet in the air! Learn about propulsion and experiment with a variety of different models and fuels while working to design and launch the perfect rocket. $250 ($230 members). Register here.

Build it Up, Break it Down
July 17-21

Build a bridge and test it to see how much weight it can take before it collapses. Construct a skyscraper and put it to an earthquake test. Learn basic principles behind engineering and spend the week building, testing and breaking down your creation! $250 ($230 members). Register here.

Girls Only: Engineering Challenge
July 24-28

Get a great hands-on experience in engineering and construction activities. Meet professional women with a wealth of cutting-edge engineering topics. Explore the fields of engineering, construction, robotics and chemical engineering, all through interactive experiments! $250 ($230 members). Register here.

LEGO: Machines and Mechanisms
July 24-28

Use gears, motors, potential energy and balance to design your own contraptions. Investigate how gears translate motion and how different types of energy propel machines. Build and explore machines and mechanisms, calibrate and capture wind, and study gearing mechanism – all using LEGO. $250 ($230 members). Register here.

Crazy Chemistry
July 31-August 4

Become a chemist! Learn about the chemistry we encounter every day at home and at school. Experiment with chemical reactions and test different liquids. Create a chromatography T-shirt to take home. Make and eat exothermic ice cream! $250 ($230 members). Register here.


Grades 4-5

All sessions run Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise.

At the pre-teen age, science content becomes more focused, and at school, the structure of formal education sometimes does not permit individual students to explore their interests in a way that best suits their learning style. Our camps provide a suite of highly interactive and engaging sessions that are designed to help campers delve into topics of interest in an informal, hands-on environment.

DIY: Music Tech
June 12-16

Turn up the tunes while you study how to make your own music – Science Camp style. Learn about acoustics, the science behind sound, and how it is processed bythe ear. Make your own rhythm and beats  with different types of technology, including makey-makeys, program your own music video and manipulate your beats using editing technology. $280 ($260 members). Register here.

LEGO EV3: International Takedown
June 19-23

Explore the world and travel to the most popular destinations with robotics! Climb the Pyramids of Giza, wheel around Stonehenge and straighten out the Leaning Tower of Pisa! By the end of the week, you’ll be programming your ‘bot like an international jet-setter! $280 ($260 members). Register here.

Dissection Discovery
June 26-30

Calling all biologists! Explore the anatomy of fish, amphibians and mammals using the process of dissection. Learn how a heart beats, follow the path of a vein, and look inside a stomach while exploring careers in the  medical field. Due to its graphic nature, this camp may not be suitable for everyone. $285 ($265 members). Register here.

Explore Cleveland
July 3-7, no camp on July 4

Science is all around us – explore the best that Cleveland has to offer! Learn about biomed technology while visiting medical facilities. Explore marine biology and water quality at the Greater Cleveland Aquarium. Learn about the latest in engineering while visiting local factories. Get the scoop on how to merge creativity with science at the Cleveland Museum of Art. $236 ($220 members) Prices reflect a shortened week due to the holiday. Register here.

Life on Mars
July 10-14

NASA projects humans will be on Mars by 2030 -- are you ready for the future? Train to live and work on Mars and command your own simulated Martian missions! During the week you’ll study propulsion techniques to get to Mars, build a coring ‘bot to take a sample of the Martian soil, research the art of growing food with hydroponics and return to Earth safely by building a lunar lander. $280 ($260 members). Register here.

Minecraft Multiverse: Portal Pioneer
July 17-21

Grab your pickaxe and diamond sword and discover the different dimensions of the Minecraft universe. Using skill and strategy, create portals to travel and explore different worlds. Bring your design savvy to the real world and use our digital fabrication equipment to design and print your own weaponry for fighting guard dragons. $280 ($260 members). Register here.

Amusement Park Science
July 24-28

Experiment with physics, friction, inertia and momentum. Use your design and engineering skills to create miniature models of your favorite rides. Explore centripetal force and kinetic and potential energy while riding real amusement park rides and getting a behind the scenes tour of Cedar Point Amusement Park! $295 ($275 members). Register here.

DIY: Video Game Tech
July 31-August 4

Grab your controller and level up to learn the art of video game design. Learn the programming languages that create games, develop characters and edit rooms to take your players by surprise. Dominate the gaming world and take home valuable knowledge of the science behind your favorite X-Box One and PS4 games! $280 ($260 members). Register here.


Grades 6-8

All sessions run Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. unless noted otherwise. 

Research shows that when it comes to science and math, we tend to lose kids during their middle school years, either due to changing interests or limited school resources. Our 6-8 grade camps are designed with this in mind. We focus on real-world applications, careers and experiences in an effort to re-engage interest and ignite that scientific spark.

DIY: Art Tech
June 12-16

Meld color and engineering, creativity and technology in this new camp experience. Study and create amazing art that is laced with technology. Work with kinetic sculptures, 3-D printing technology, conductive thread and more while developing a flair for artful workmanship. $280 ($260 members). Register here.

Dissection Discovery: Aquatic
June 19-23

Explore. Discover. Dissect. Learn about anatomy UP CLOSE in an exciting and hands-on environment while dissecting a fish, starfish, squid and shark. Learn basic anatomy, draw with squid ink, and see how these creatures swim, eat and breathe. Due to its graphic nature, this camp may not be suitable for everyone. $280 ($260 members). Register here.

DIY: Video Game Tech
June 26-30

Grab your controller and level up to learn the art of video game design. Learn the programming languages that create games, develop characters and edit rooms to take your players by surprise. Dominate the gaming world and take home valuable knowledge of the science behind your favorite X-Box One and PS4 games! $280 ($260 members). Register here.

LEGO EV3: Living LEGOs
July 3-7, no camp on July 4

Travel back to 1450 AD and study the world of automatons with Leonardo Da Vinci. Be inspired by his blueprints and build your own army of living LEGOs using EV3 robotic technology. With your fellow campers, curate your own exhibit of robotic sculptures that will rival Da Vinci’s workshop! $224 ($208 members) Prices reflect a shortened week due to the holiday. Register here.

Mission: ISS
July 10-14

An adventure on the International Space Station is calling! Learn and experience how astronauts live, work and play on the ISS. Conduct microgravity research, print your own tools using 3-D printing technologies, and freeze dry your own meals. Using the Science Center’s connection to NASA, you’ll simulate a year-long mission in space. $280 ($260 members). Register here.

Girls Only: Welding Workshop
July 17-21

Spend a week of your summer mixing molecular structure to meld your own creations. Solder circuits, braze metal, and perfect striking your arch in an actual welding lab. Do you think you can handle the heat? $295 ($275 members). Register here.

Animation Station: Director's Cut
July 24-28

Focus on the art of storytelling in this hands-on animation camp. Use technology and explore many different types of animation and their principles. Create and produce your own animation to be screened by the end of the week. $280 ($260 members). Register here.

Junkyard Wars
July 31-Aug 4

Join a team and build the ultimate structures! Guided by experts, campers form teams to build the coolest machines, bridges, skyscrapers, outfits and inventions out of recycled goods. Perfect for those campers looking to expand their imaginations, build teamwork skills and develop new inventions. $280 ($260 members). Register here.