COVID-19 Update: Currently, registration for camp remains open. We continue in our preparations with great hope that we will welcome children to our campus this summer. We are closely monitoring public health authorities and the American Camp Association. If Cranbrook cancels camp, in whole or in part, Cranbrook is prepared to provide full refunds of all monies collected. Our current cancellation policy remains in effect: “Full refunds less $100/week will be given if written or emailed cancellation notice is received 21 days prior to the start of the session. Any cancellation after this date will not receive a refund.”


Give your inquisitive campers the opportunity to explore popular science topics in a fun and safe environment! Our new online registration system makes it easy to register in advance and secure your spot! Full payment per child, per camp, must accompany your registration.

  Entering Kindergarten Entering Grades 1-2 Entering Grades 3-4 Entering Grades 5-6
July 6-10 Science Starter: Dinosaurs Chemistry Geology  
July 13-17 Science Starter: Plants & Animals Geology Chemistry  
July 20-24 Science Starter: Forces & Motion Ecology Physics  
July 27-31 Science Starter: Kitchen Chemistry Physics Ecology  
August 3-7 Science Starter: Science Sampler Science Sampler Science Sampler  
August 10-14       Outdoor Science


CAMP INFORMATION

Science Starter Camp
Entering Kindergarten
July 6-10 | July 13-17 | July 20-24 | July 27-31 | August 3-7
Campers entering Kindergarten will explore a different science topic each week!

  • Dinosaurs: uncover fossils, compare teeth, and study tracks
  • Plants & Animals: meet live insects, use microscopes to study plant parts, and enjoy mini hikes outside
  • Forces & Motion: investigate pushes and pulls to uncover forces in everyday life
  • Kitchen Chemistry: experiment with matter around us in a (safe!) messy setting
  • Science Sampler: physics, chemistry, life science… sample a bit of everything!

$365 per week for members
$400 per week for non-members
Full-day camp meets 9:30am – 3:30pm
Includes supervised lunch and snack breaks, and time outdoors. Lunches and snacks must be brought from home and must be peanut, tree-nut, and nut-butter free.

Explore Science! Camp
Entering Grades 1-2, 3-4
July 6-10 | July 13-17 | July 20-24 | July 27-31 | August 3-7
$350 per week for members
$385 per week for non-members
Full-day camp meets from 9:30am – 3:30pm
Includes supervised lunch and snack breaks, and time outdoors. Lunches and snacks must be brought from home and must be peanut, tree nut, and nut butter-free.

Outdoor Science Camp
Entering Grades 5-6
August 10-14
$350 per week for members
$385 per week for non-members
Full-day camp meets from 9:30am – 3:30pm
Includes supervised lunch and snack breaks, and time outdoors. Lunches and snacks must be brought from home and must be peanut, tree nut, and nut butter-free.


CAMP DESCRIPTIONS

Explore science all summer long! Each week will focus on a different scientific discipline (though related areas of science may be investigated as well) with activities tailored to meet the level and needs of each age group. Here’s what your camper can expect for each topic:

Science Starter – Campers entering Kindergarten will enjoy age-appropriate hands-on introductions to a wide variety of science topics.

Chemistry – Learn why matter matters. This fun week will incorporate measuring, combining, and observing changes - big and small. We’ll study properties, mix solutions, and make a mess!

Geology – Spend your week digging up the past. Expect activities, games, and experiments revolving around rocks and minerals with connections to anthropology and paleontology, too.

Ecology – Explore connections across ecosystems. Using Cranbrook’s grounds as a laboratory, enjoy nature walks, search for “water bugs” at the pond, study habitats, and more.

Physics – What causes objects to move? Campers will fling, launch, sail, and sling through the week to explore forces and motion.

Science Sampler – Science Sampler week takes the greatest hits from previous summers (think dinosaur fossils, slime, HEXBUGS, and more) and combines them with new, soon-to-be-favorites under one awesome interdisciplinary umbrella.

Outdoor Science – Cranbrook’s 319-acre campus will become an ecological and anthropological laboratory! Explore the trails, practice archery, identify animal tracks, sketch specimens, and more during this adventure-focused week.


Extended Care

To accommodate families’ schedules, campers are welcome to join Cranbrook Institute of Science’s Extended Care. Both AM and PM sessions are staffed by CPR/First Aid-certified counselors.

Extended Care AM
7:30am - 9:30am

  • Daily fee: $20/day or $75/week* (for up to 2 hours of Extended Care AM)

Extended Care PM
3:30pm - 6:00pm

  • Daily fee: $25/day or $95/week* (for up to 2.5 hours of Extended Care PM)
  • Note: A fee of $20 per child will be charged for every 15 minutes the child is in the care of Institute staff beyond their scheduled departure time. Payment will be collected automatically via your UltraCamp account; see registration agreement for details.

*$75/week Extended Care AM and $95/week Extended Care PM price applies exclusively to one camper for five days. Extended Care AM and PM cannot be combined for a discount.


Questions? Call our Reservations Office at 248-645-3210