Summer Camps 2017

The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum is pleased to once again bring six weeks of summer camp to our community. Camps will run 9am-3pm, Monday through Friday with extended care hours starting at 8am and ending at 5:30pm. Listed camp prices are per week of camp. All camps will be K-5th grade.

Camp Pricing

Regular (9am-3pm)

Early Drop-off

Late Pick-up

Both

Member

$180

$25

$50

$75

Non-Member

$225

$25

$50

$75

Camp Descriptions

June 12-June 16 : Programmer -Do you like being in charge and giving instructions? That’s what being a computer programmer involves. Join us in your first steps as a computer programmer as we learn how computers think and listen and then we will practice giving them instructions through games and storytelling. By the end of the week we will even be able to give simple instructions to robots

June 19 - June 23 : Robotics -Ever had a chance to build your very own robot? Join us as we learn how robots are designed, built, and programmed. Throughout the week you’ll have the chance to build your very own robot with one of our LEGO robotics kits! You may even find yourselves in a friendly competition with your fellow campers! We have two varieties of kits that will be useful to all ages and experience levels so don’t be shy. This camp is suited for beginners and experienced builders alike!

June 26 - June 30 : Astronaut Adventures -Have you ever dreamed of going into space and visiting other worlds or galaxies? Join us as we take a peek at some of the many wonders of the universe. We will investigate how we explore outer space with tools like telescopes as well as how we actually go about visiting it. We’ll learn about our closest neighbors in our solar system as well as other planets that could be future homes for us! We’ll also make a special visit to the Staerkel Planetarium and have a special out-of-this-world volcano building activity!

July 3 - July 7 : NO CAMP

July 10 - July 14 : Engineering FUNdamentals -An engineer helps build our world, from bridges, to robots, to your microwave. Come put your skills to the test as we build models of rockets and catapults, design bridges and buildings, and problem-solve our way through some challenges faced by engineers everyday.

July 17 - July 21 : Mad Scientist -Have you ever wanted to bring a dinosaur back to life, make super icky goo, or blow something up? Join us in exploring your inner mad scientist as we touch on many different ideas and experiments in science that are a little outside the normal.

July 24 - July 28 : Game of Numbers -What do board games, card games, and games of chance all have in common? Numbers! Join us in playing some fun games and learning how important numbers are and how they show up in everyday life -- even if you don’t notice them. You’ll get to learn a little about topics in math and statistics all while getting to play fun games with your friends!

As camps meet maximum capacity any new registrations will be put into a waiting list. Please check the registration form for notes on which camps are already full.

We can't wait to see you at camp this year! Our registration form can be found here.

Be sure and review our refund policies and disclaimer.

If you have any questions regarding summer camps or available scholarships please email education@orpheumkids.com

Half-Day Camps

In addition to the six weeks of full day camps, the Orpheum will also host a series of half-day camps the July 31 - August 4. These camps will run 8am-12pm and will have special topics each day. Monday July 31st will feature a guest from C-U Potters club, Wednesday August 2nd will have a guest from University of Illinois Entomology, and Friday August 4th will have a visit from Champaign Humane Society. Check back for details as we get confirmation from special guests!

Cost per day (8am-12pm)

Member

$30

Non-Member

$35

We can't wait to see you at camp this year! Our registration form can be found here.

Be sure and review our refund policies and disclaimer.

If you have any questions regarding summer camps or available scholarships please email education@orpheumkids.comst

The Orpheum Children’s Science Museum is proud to offer a fun and educational option for students during their time out of school. The Orpheum’s clubs offer a unique opportunity for students to engage in hands-on exploration of science and technology.

Girls Do Science Club for K-5th

This club will encourage and inspire girls to participate in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We'll explore a wide variety of different topics by inviting special community guests who work in a variety STEM fields. Each meeting will have a different guest, and always include hands-on activities sure to engage both former and new participants. Girls will develop critical thinking skills including predicting, experimenting, observing, interpreting and communicating.

Girls Do Science

Hours

3pm - 4:30pm

Dates

9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18

Capacity

20

Cost

Member: $80 Non: $100

Imagination City for K-5th Grade

Do you enjoy creating and imagining with LEGO? Explore the engineering, design, and creative potential of LEGO. This dynamic curriculum will give children a new appreciation for LEGO and the infinite possibilities as they test their brains to construct animals, buildings, simple machines, transportation, and model an original LEGO City.

Imagination City

Hours

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Dates

9/10, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5, 11/19

Capacity

20

Cost

Members: $64 Non: $80

Jr. Robotics (K-4th)

Club members will be joining a FIRST® LEGO® League Jr. team. FIRST® captures young children's curiosity and directs it toward discovering the wonders of science and technology. This program features a real world scientific concept to be explored through research, teamwork, construction, and imagination. Guided by adult Coaches, teams use LEGO® elements to build a model that moves and develop a Show Me Poster to illustrate their journey.

Robotics Jr

Hours

1pm - 2pm

Dates

9/10, 9/17, 9/24, 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5, 11/12, 11/19

Capacity

12

Cost

Members: $56 Non: $70

Exploring Robotics 3rd-6th Grade

This is a great opportunity to learn robotics basics by working with LEGO Mindstorms®. Participants will work in teams to build models, attach sensors and motors that are plugged into a computer, and configure behaviors using a simple programming tool. Participants are challenged by various problems and work together with team members to find solutions. Students will guide their own learning by setting personal goals and objectives and reaching them with the help of their peers and instructors.

Exploring Robotics

Hours

1pm - 2:30pm

Dates

9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18

Capacity

16

Cost

Members: $96 Non: $120

Register here!

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