Camps run now through August 21!

The STEM HQ staff at Great Lakes Science Center is ready to welcome everyone back to Camp Curiosity this summer! New this year, for our K-8 campers we are offering both @Home and @GLSC camp experiences to best fit the needs of your family. Both options have been designed with your child's health and safety in mind. All materials are provided by the Science Center -- let us take care of the science! We have an individualized adventure available for your child that is also convenient for you, whether you're working from home, or back to commuting.

Every one of the previously scheduled summer day camps for kids in grades K-8 will have a corresponding home version.

Each camper will need access to an Internet-connected device (phone, tablet, or laptop), but the @Home camp is a two-way experience. The Science Center will not be parking your camper in front of a screen for an entire week. There will be breakout rooms so campers can collaborate safely and effectively, and counselors will be online throughout the day to answer questions and give advice to the campers in their group. Additionally, this year’s campers will have access to digital assets on a secure website that is protected for their particular camp. These assets will include video recordings of Big Science Shows, demonstrations and how-tos where needed.

Virtual campers will receive their own set of materials that is specifically designed for the camp they are attending. Materials can be picked up at the Science Center and loaded into your car by a staff member. Once camp ends, the non-consumable materials provided can be dropped back off at the Science Center, or for an additional charge, campers may elect to have their materials shipped to and from their house.

Summer camps onsite @GLSC will be adapted as well. With the Science Center closed to the general public, campers will be able to spread out in order to give appropriate social distance between people, and all campers (both virtual and onsite) will receive a washable Camp Curiosity facemask.

Please email campsandclasses@glsc.org with any questions or for more information on how the Science Center is working to make your child’s camp experience special and safe!