Summer 2021 Camps

EUREKA! SUMMER CAMPS ARE NOW OPEN FOR REGISTRATION!

Looking for engaging enrichment for your child during Summer Break? We’ve been in the lab designing some exciting new hands-on opportunities to challenge the most curious brains. Camps generally run in week-long (Monday-Friday) sessions beginning the week of May 24th, and conclude the week of August 2nd. Camps and events range in age from preschool through 10th grade and cover a wide variety of science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM) topics.

There are scholarship opportunities to help families register for summer camps. Please visit the Youth Scholarship Program page for more information.

We have an early drop-off option from 7:30 am - 8:30 am for all campers. For $25 per week for members and $30 per week for non-members, our EUREKA! staff will provide an extra hour of child care.

Please note: Field trips and guest presentations for day camps are subject to change due to COVID-19 protocols. We thank you in advance for your flexibility.


We plan to partner with Lunch Lizard to provide all EUREKA! based students with a free lunch this summer. This resource will NOT be available May 24-28, June 28-July 2, and August 2-6.

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EUREKA! will be requiring immunization records for all student campers. Registration will not process without uploaded records to each student's account. Please follow these steps to upload the documents.

  • Log into Dashboard
  • Click FAMILY & FRIENDS on the left
  • Click EDIT on the student's account
  • On the right, you'll see a button +ADD DOCUMENT

Incoming Grade Range

Summer Pre-K camps will be half days, from 8:30AM-11:30AM, and will take place in a EUREKA! classroom. All campers will need to bring a water bottle and a snack.

  • Schedule:
    • 8:30AM-9:00AM – Drop Off
    • 9:00AM-11:30AM – STEAM Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
    • 11:30AM – Pick Up
  • Members: $90 per week
  • Non-Members: $110 per week

May 24 - May 28: Future Doctors

Calling all future doctors! Join us as we investigate the amazing science of bones, organs, and more!

May 31 - June 4: Dinosaur Discovery

Join us this summer to explore who roamed our earth, skies and seas 65 million years ago. We'll learn all about different dinosaurs and what they ate!

June 7 - June 11: Crazy Chemistry

Join us as we mix, bubble, fizz, and erupt! We'll study and observe what happens when different things are mixed together, and the science behind their reactions!

June 14 - June 18: Future Picassos

Explore the science behind color in this STEAM- based camp that combines science with art!

June 21 - June 25: Splish Splash

From rivers to lakes to rain and snow! Join us for a water filled week as we investigate the science of water!

June 28 - July 2: Animal Adventure

Join us for a week of animal investigations! We'll learn all about different animals, where they live, and what they eat!

July 5 - July 9: Space Adventure

Blast off into space as we learn all about planets, stars, asteroids, and more!

July 12 - July 16: Wild Wacky Weather

What causes clouds? Thunderstorms? Lightening? Join us as we explore the science behind weather!

July 19 - July 23: LEGO Discovery

Join us for a week of creative thinking, as we think like engineers by designing and building with LEGOs.

July 26 - July 30: Things That Fly

Come explore the science of flying as we design, build, and test things that fly!

August 2 - August 6: Storybook Adventure

Join us as we bring the science of stories to life! We'll explore the science and engineering behind some of our favorite storybooks!

These camps are available for all incoming K-2nd graders. Please provide your child with two snacks and a water bottle, all labeled with your child's name. All summer camps listed below will be held at the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum unless stated otherwise. EUREKA!'s Environmental Institute offers outdoor, field-based camps - see them here!

  • Tentative Schedule:
    • 8:30AM-9:00AM – Drop Off
    • 9:00AM-12:00PM – STEAM Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
    • 12:00PM-1:00PM – Lunch/Recess
    • 1:00PM-4:30PM – STEAM Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
    • 4:30PM-5:00PM – Clean Up
    • 5:00PM-5:30PM – Pick Up
  • Members: $150 per week
  • Non-Members: $175 per week

May 24 - May 28: LEGO Engineering

Join us for a week of creative thinking, as we learn all about the engineering process through LEGO building.

May 24 - May 28: Animal Adventure

Join us for a week of animal investigations! We'll learn all about different animals and the habitats they live in!

May 31 - June 4: Future Doctors

Calling all future doctors! Join us as we investigate the amazing science of bones, organs, and more!

June 7 - June 11: Disney STEAM

Join us on an adventure as we explore the science and engineering of Disney movies!

June 14 - June 18: Astronomy Adventures

Get ready to blast off into space as we explore planets, stars, and more!

June 21 - June 25: Around The World

Grab your passport as we travel all around the world to learn about the different continents!

June 28 - July 2: Color Chemistry

Explore the science behind color in this STEAM- based camp that combines science with art!

July 5 - July 9: Undercover Animals

Why do tigers have stripes? How do whales and seals stay warm? In this camp, we'll study the unique traits of animals and learn how they help these animals survive in their habitats!

July 5 - July 9: LEGO Builders

Bring your creativity as we plan, design, and create with LEGOs.

July 12 - July 16: Discovering Dinosaurs

Ever wonder about what happened to the dinosaurs? Join us this summer to explore who roamed our earth, skies and seas 65 million years ago.

July 19 - July 23: Water Wizards

From rivers to lakes to hydrogen and oxygen atoms! Join us for a water filled week as we investigate the science of water!

July 26 - July 30: Paleontology

Travel back in time as we investigate extinct creatures through clues and fossils.

August 2 - August 6: ARTastic Camp

Explore the science behind art in this STEAM- based camp that combines science with art!

These camps are available for all incoming 3rd-5th graders. Please provide your child with two snacks and a water bottle, all labeled with your child's name. All summer camps listed below will be held at the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum and in classrooms within Confluence Hall unless stated otherwise. EUREKA!'s Environmental Institute offers outdoor, field-based camps - see them here!

  • Tentative Schedule:
    • 8:30AM-9:00AM – Drop Off
    • 9:00AM-12:00PM – STEAM Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
    • 12:00PM-1:00PM – Lunch/Recess
    • 1:00PM-4:30PM – STEAM Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
    • 4:30PM-5:00PM – Clean Up
    • 5:00PM-5:30PM – Pick Up
  • Members: $150 per week
  • Non-Members: $175 per week

May 24 - May 28: LEGO Engineering

Join us for a week of creative thinking, as we learn all about the engineering process through LEGO building.

May 24 - May 28: We Can Build - Architecture & Design

Grab your blueprints and get ready to design and build! In this camp, we will study famous buildings, engineer bridges, and apply our knowledge of force by designing and building our own city!

May 31 - June 4: Science School of Wizardry

Come experience the magical world of the Science School of Wizardry. Learn to care for "magical creatures", craft "potions" with chemistry, and so much more! From spells to Herbology, you'll walk away a witch or wizard before you say "Expecto Patronum!"

June 7 - June 11: LEGO Engineering

Join us for a week of creative thinking, as we learn all about the engineering process through LEGO building.

June 7 - June 11: Making Noise - The Science of Music

Join us for a musical filled week, as we combine science and math with music to engineer our own tunes and beats!

June 14 - June 18: Future Scientists

Get inspired and learn all about the different types of scientists, from chemists to physicists to geologists!

June 14 - June 18: Minecraft STEAM

Apply the engineering design process as we build and create within the Minecraft worlds.

June 21 - June 25: Out of This World - Astronomy

Get ready to blast off into space as we explore planets, stars, and more!

June 28 - July 2: Rock Hounds - Explore Geology

Have you ever wondered what's inside the Earth? Or what rocks are made of? Then join us for a fun week of geology!

June 28 - July 2: Minecraft STEAM

Explore and learn about science through the worlds of Minecraft.

July 5 - July 9: Creative Coding

Whether you are a first time or returning coder, join us as we create animation, videos, and games through Code!

July 5 - July 9: Detective Training

Apply your critical thinking skills as we investigate and think like detectives to solve crimes, analyze fingerprints, and explore DNA as evidence!

July 12 - July 16: Robotics and Coding with LEGO WeDo 2.0

Learn to code by programming your own LEGO WeDo robot! You'll be challenged to engineer different robot designs, and get the chance to create and build your own robot!

July 12 - July 16: Wild Water

From rivers to lakes to hydrogen and oxygen atoms! Join us for a water filled week as we investigate the science of water!

July 19 - July 23: Planet Earth

Join us as we travel throughout our planet to investigate the science from the depths of our oceans to the peaks of mountains, and everything in between.

July 19 - July 23: Eat Your Science (@ CSU Research Center)

Come out to the CSU Western Colorado Research Center for this foodie camp! Mixing foods and building complex flavors is a science and an art. Spend the mornings in the veggie gardens and peach orchards. Then, turn your harvest into delicious dishes. Learn a thing or two along the way about where our food comes from and how to build a healthy diet.

July 26 - July 30: 3... 2... 1... BLAST OFF!

Come explore the science of flying as we design and engineer airplanes, rockets, hovercrafts, and more, all while investigating the forces that allow aircrafts to fly!

July 26 - July 30: Micro-Mania - The Science of Fermentation (@ CSU Research Center)

Come out to the CSU Western Colorado Research Center for this microbiology camp! We will study microscopic organisms, and investigate how they relate to agriculture and foods!

August 2 - August 6: Cinematography

Calling all movie fans! Join us as we explore the history of cinematography and the STEAM behind engineering your own videos.

August 2 - August 6: Dig In - Farm to Table (@ CSU Research Center)

Come out to the CSU Western Colorado Research Center to explore botany, agriculture, and soil science, as we dig and harvest produce from the gardens and orchards.

These camps are available for all incoming 6th-8th graders. Please provide your child with two snacks and a water bottle, all labeled with your child's name. All summer camps listed below will be held at the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum and in classrooms within Confluence Hall unless stated otherwise. EUREKA!'s Environmental Institute offers outdoor, field-based camps - see them here!

Field trips for day camps are subject to change due to COVID-19 protocols. We thank you in advance for your flexibility.

  • Tentative Schedule:
    • 8:30AM-9:00AM – Drop Off
    • 9:00AM-12:00PM – STEAM Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
    • 12:00PM-1:00PM – Lunch/Recess
    • 1:00PM-4:30PM – STEAM Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
    • 4:30PM-5:00PM – Clean Up
    • 5:00PM-5:30PM – Pick Up
  • Members: $150 per week
  • Non-Members: $175 per week

May 24 - May 28: Marine Biology

Journey with us as we dive down to explore the life and science of the ocean. We will study the unique features that allow life to live in such a unique and sometimes harsh environment.

May 31 - June 4: Architecture & Design

Grab your blueprints and get ready to design and build! In this camp, we will study famous buildings, engineer bridges, and apply our knowledge of force by designing and building our own city!

June 7 - June 11: Minecraft Engineering

Apply the engineering design process as we build and create within the Minecraft worlds.

June 14 - June 18: Computer Engineering with Microbits

Join us as we explore computer engineering by programming a Microbit through code.

June 21 - June 25: Pre-med - Anatomy & Physiology

Calling all future health care workers! Join us for a week filled camp of hands-on learning and dissections, as we explore the science of muscles, the brain, and more!

June 28 - July 2: Forensics & CSI Investigation

Calling all future detectives! Join us for a fun week of forensics science as we learn to analyze crime scenes.

July 5 - July 9: Robotics & Coding

Interested in learning to code or want to apply your coding skills to program robots? Join us as we engineer LEGO Mindstorm robots, and program them through code.

July 5 - July 9: Girls Inspire - Veterinary Science (1/2 Day)

In 1939, there were 5,000 male veterinarians, and only 31 of them were female. Fast forward to today, where 55% of all  veterinarians in the US are female! Join us for an engaging camp where you will have the opportunity to explore the different areas of animal science through dissections, model building, and more!

July 12 - July 16: Adventure Park Design & Engineering

When you're at a bike park, white water park, or riding a zipline, have you ever thought about the science involved in engineering those spaces? Join us for a week of hands-on learning, as we partner with CMU engineering professors to explore different areas of engineering, and how it relates to adventure parks and outdoor recreational spaces. We'll take field trips to Las Colonias water park, explore the engineering of local bike parks, and apply our skills of the engineering design process through creative building!

July 19 - July 23: Minecraft STEAM

Explore and learn about science through the worlds of Minecraft.

July 19 - July 23: Girls Inspire - Entrepreneur Academy

In the US, 4 out of 10 businesses are women-owned! In this camp, you'll explore what it takes to create and market your own business by using the engineer design process to create a solution driven product. Through the development phase, we'll learn to create a brand, practice different marketing strategies, and finally end camp by pitching your product and business to a panel of "investors".

July 26 - July 29: Aerospace Engineering & Astronomy

Launch into space with explorations of aerospace and astronomical concepts and technology. Design air foils to be tested in the CMU Engineering wind tunnel, explore how atmospheric science affects flight, learn from astronautical engineers and apply your knowledge with hands-on projects. Students will spend part of the day creating, part of the day experimenting, and all of the day learning.

*Please note, this camp will run Monday-Thursday only. We will run 8:30AM-5:30PM, Monday-Wednesday. On Thursday, we will run 8:30AM-10PM, in order to explore the night sky with telescopes.

August 2 - August 6: Shark Tank - Business & Product Design

In this camp, you'll explore what it takes to create and market your own business by using the engineer design process to create a solution driven product. Through the development phase, we'll learn to create a brand, practice different marketing strategies, and finally end camp by pitching your product and business to a panel of "investors".

Please provide your student with a mask, two snacks, and a water bottle, all labeled with their name. We plan to partner with Lunch Lizard to provide all EUREKA! based students with a free lunch, however there are select weeks that this option may not be available. More information will be sent through email to registered participants.

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