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2015 EKSC Summer Camps

Download Camp Application!All camps begin and end at the times listed on the schedule below. Students can be dropped off no earlier than 8:45 a.m. and must be picked up by 3:15 p.m. (12:15 p.m. for camps ending at 12:00 p.m.) each day.

Lunch is provided. A menu will be available each day. If your child will not/cannot eat what is on the menu, it will be up to you to provide an alternate lunch.

Please call us at (606) 889-8260 or (606) 886-7398 for additional information. All registration forms are due one week prior to camp.

Camp Schedule

The East Kentucky Science Center and Planetarium, powered by Appalachian Wireless, will host the following summer camps:  

Preschool and Kindergarten

Animal Adventure | June 4 | 9 a.m. to noon | $10 (Member), $15 (Non-member): Get to know the animals at the EKSC as you will discover their species, habitat, diet, behavior, where they are from and what defines a living organism.  The camp includes the “Enchanted Reef” planetarium show.  

Junior Engineer | July 10 | 9 a.m. to noon | $10 (Member), $15 (Non-member): You’ll love being a Junior Engineer for the day!  Follow blueprints to determine dimensions, measure your structure and test its strength.  The camp includes the “Astronaut” Planetarium Show.


Students Getting Ready to Watch a FilmFirst through fourth grades

Enjoy a Frozen Summer | June 30 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | $25 (Member), $30 (Non-member): Beat the heat as we explore the science of ice, snow and water.  You’ll create your own snow, ice and frost. Come explore what it takes to melt a frozen heart.  The camp includes the “Enchanted Reef” planetarium show. 

Polymers – More common than you think | June 10 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | $25 (Member), $30 (Non-member): What is a polymer?  Come explore how polymers are used in everyday life.  Create your own bouncy ball, make instant snow, gooey worms and more.  The camp includes the “To Space and Back” planetarium show.


Fourth through sixth grades

Advanced Polymers | June 25 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | $25 (Member), $30 (Non-member): What do bouncy balls, instant snow, gooey worms, sugar and plastic have in common?  Come find out how fun and common polymers can be.  Link many polymers and take home your creations.  A more in-depth study of the science of polymers. The camp includes the “To Space and Back” planetarium show. 

Water Wonders | July 21 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | $25 (Member), $30 (Non-member): Explore the wonder of hydrology, the study of water, as we splash into its properties.  This common renewable resource will not cease to amaze you.  The camp includes the “Oasis in Space” planetarium show.

Fifth through eighth grades

Space Exploration | June 17-18 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | $40 (Member), $50 (Non-member): Do you ever look up at the stars and wonder what is up there? Come explore the far reaches of space and build and launch your own rocket in our study of the sky and space exploration.  The camp includes the “Two Small Pieces of Glass” planetarium show.  

Robotics | July 15-16 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | $25 (Member), $30 (Non-member): Come engineer your own robot.  Use our new Cubelet robotics kits to create robots with a purpose.  We’ll make a robot out of common materials that you can take home with you.  Joseph Collins, robotics coordinator from the Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky, will be visiting to speak about robotics and upcoming competitions. (This camp is half price thanks to funding from the National Girls Collaborative Project.)  The camp includes the “To Space and Back” planetarium show. 

Family Feud: Electricity and Magnetism | July 28 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. | $25 (Member), $30 (Non-member): Come enjoy the spine-tingling discovery of electricity and magnetism.  See how this family interacts and learn how opposites attract. A truly shocking experience.  The camp includes the “Astronaut/Solar Quest” planetarium show.