Rockville Science Center Summer Camps

The Rockville Science Center enriches the summers of children ages 5 to 14 through the camp programs of Rockville City and Bullis School. We want your children to experience science and engineering with exciting hands-on activities and give them a summer to remember.
Contact: Bob Ekman, camps@rockvillesciencecenter.org, 240-386-8111

Summer camps are already being planned for the 2019 summer season.  

City of Rockville Summer Camps

To register, visit https://rockvillemd.gov/recreation

City of Rockville Summer Camps

Geology and Exploration

Explore a creek that carved valleys into rock, created waterfalls and caused trees to fall making natural bridges. Learn how to conduct field measurements. Make observations on how streams cause changes in landscapes and experience a place where the liquid, solid and gaseous parts of the Earth interact with each other.
– 2019 Season fees and sessions to be announced
Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road, 20851

Molecular Biology and Evolution

Explore what it means to be a scientist while you investigate evolution and molecular biology using hands-on experiments and current scientific technology. They delve into DNA, dissecting fruit and creating DNA models, and they explore the Croydon Creek biosphere and biodiversity as they work to discover the answers to complex questions rooted in biology. Camp does not meet on July 4
– 2019 Season fees and sessions to be announced
Croydon Creek Nature Center, 852 Avery Road, 20851

Robotics

Robotics is ideal for girls and boys who love to build things and want to learn mechanical and programming concepts. Campers will be grouped in small teams as they create their robots using a LEGO Mindstorms robotics kit. They program their robots to solve a series of challenges, culminating in a competition on the last day of camp.
– 2019 Season fees and sessions to be announced
Twinbrook Community Recreation Center
12920 Twinbrook Parkway, 20851


 

Bullis Summer Programs

10601 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854
To register, visit: http://www.bullis.org/summerprograms

Bullis Summer Programs

Junior Engineers

Specialty Camp – 2 One-Week Camps

Designed for younger campers, Junior Engineers explores the properties of friction,
gravity, leverage, electricity and magnetism through fun, interactive and ageappropriate
experiments. Each day focuses on a different engineering area, including robots and rockets! Campers are encouraged to work in teams and to identify what they learned through reflection.
– 2019 Season fees and sessions to be announced

Electronics Workshop

2 Two Week Camps

Tinkerers and builders welcome! Campers explore the underlying technology of our modern world and learn to use tools to build a circuit. Discover how radios work by building an AM broadcast radio receiver and a low-power, AM transmitter. Learn to read electronic-circuit schematics and how to use electronics test instruments.
Taught by members of the Montgomery Amateur Radio Club, campers operate a ham radio station!
– 2019 Season fees and sessions to be announced

Geology & Exploration

2  Two-Week Camps

Sample soil and rocks, and simulate a variety of geological processes! Campers create their own crystals and conduct experiments with fossilization, stream erosion and sedimentation. Campers view first-hand the theory of plate tectonics. Campers see how natural erosion by evidence of floods, air, water, rocks and vegetation intermingle at Great Falls National Historic Park
– 2019 Season fees and sessions to be announce

Robotics Challenge

2 Two-Week Camps

Build, program and battle robots in these exciting camps tailored to either the 9-11 or 12-14 age group. Robotics
challenges campers to think critically and work with others to solve problems. Ideal for hands-on students who love
building while learning mechanical and programming concepts. Grouped into small teams, campers design robots to
solve a series of real-world challenges, culminating in a competition on the last day of camp.
– 2019 Season fees and sessions to be announced

The Science of Life

2 Two-Week Camps

Do you wonder how animals evolve or what DNA is? In this camp, hands-on activities bring the fundamentals of biology to life. With a focus on animals and humans, campers receive an introduction to evolution. They delve into DNA, dissecting fruit  and they explore the Bullis biosphere and biodiversity. as they work to discover the answers to complex questions rooted in biology. They will learn what it means to be a scientist through studying scientific methods and reporting their results. Campers learn what it means to be a scientist through studying scientific method, testing hypotheses, collecting data and making presentations.
– 2019 Season fees and sessions to be announced

Space Science & Astronomy

2 Two-Week Camps

Uncover the secrets of the solar system and beyond! Campers learn about space, weather, supernovas, black holes and the moon’s phases.  Campers study light with a spectrograph, discover what stars are made out of and build and launch a water rocket. They learn how to use a telescope and track the sun across the sky. – 2019 season Fees and sessions to be announced.