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

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 Westlake 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 19-23

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.

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.

Jedi Academy
July 3-7, no camp on July 4

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! $200 ($184 members) Prices reflect a shortened week due to the holiday. Register here.

Monster Maker
July 10-14

Spend the week imagining and engineering the perfect monster. Growl, stomp and claw to create your very own monster suit with simple motors and lights. Bring along your creativity and your ROAR! $250 ($230 members). Register here.

Space Explorer
July 17-21

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. $250 ($230 members). Register here.

LEGO: Ultimate Builder
July 24-28

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.


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.

Rockin’ Rockets
June 19-23

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.

LEGO: Movie Maker
June 26-30

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.

Girls Only: Engineering Challenge
July 3-7, no camp on July 4

Get a great hands-on experience in engineering and construction activities. Meet professional women with a wealth of cuttingedge engineering topics. Explore the fields of engineering, construction, robotics and chemical engineering, all through interactive experiments! $200 ($184 members) Prices reflect a shortened week due to the holiday. Register here.

May the Force be With You
July 10-14

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. $250 ($230 members). Register here.

Pokémon-a-Thon
July 17-21

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.

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.


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 19-23

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 by the 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 26-30

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.

Minecraft Multiverse:Portal Pioneer
July 3-7, no camp on July 4

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. $224 ($208 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.

DIY: Video Game Tech
July 17-21

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.

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.


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.

LEGO EV3: Living LEGOs
June 19-23

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! $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.

Girls Only: Welding Workshop
July 3-7, no camp on July 4

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? $236 ($220 members) Prices reflect a shortened week due to the holiday. Register here.

Dissection Discovery: Aquatic
July 10-14

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.

Mission: ISS
July 17-21

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.

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.