SPY CAMP

Spend a week exploring the STEM of forensics and spy work and see if you've got what it takes to see through the subterfuge to find the scientific truths.

GRADES 4-6
JULY 30-AUG 3 // 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
COST: $150 non-members // $125 members

SCRATCH STORYTELLING

Learn how to share your story with the world through coding. Create a storyline and design an animation to share with friends. Use scratch software to play with characters, cartoons, music and more.

GRADES 1-3
JUNE 11-15 // 9am-12pm
JULY 30-AUG 3 // 9am-12pm
COST: $150 $110* // $99 members
* sponsored by the Idaho STEM Action Center

MINDSTORMS ROBOTICS

Using LEGO Mindstorms, work with a team to explore programming, solve robotics challenges and learn how robots are used. This year’s theme is “Autonomous Apologies.” A great class for anyone!

GRADES 4-6
JUNE 18-22 // 9am-3pm - SOLD OUT!
JULY 9-13 // 9am-3pm
COST: $200 $160* // $144 members
*sponsored by the Idaho STEM Action Center

 

ROBOT ROCKSTARS

Want to become a robotics rockstar? Now’s your chance! Work as a team to explore programming and solve robotics challenges using robotics systems like LEGO Mindstorms. A great class for anyone!

GRADES 1-3
JUNE 18-22 // 9am-3pm - SOLD OUT!
JULY 9-13 // 9am-3pm - SOLD OUT!
JULY 23-27 // 9am-3pm - SOLD OUT!
COST: $200  $160* // $144 members
* sponsored by the Idaho STEM Action Center

CODE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

Interested in learning how to solve complex, challenging problems? Enjoy projects that allow you to express creativity and to innovate? Learn to code and create your own, personalized website!

GRADES 4-6
JUNE 25-29 // 9am-12pm
JULY 16-20 // 9am-12pm
COST: $150  $110* // $99 members
* sponsored by the Idaho STEM Action Center

FULL STEAM AHEAD

Science, technology, engineering, ART and math; who could ask for anything more? From architecture to microbiology; we will find and explore the creativity and art in STEM.

GRADES 1-3
JUNE 25-29 // 9am-12pm - SOLD OUT!
JULY 16-20 // 9am-12pm
COST: $150 non-members // $125 members

LEGO ENGINEERS ONE

Future engineers and LEGO fans - this camp is for you! Dive into the engineering design process while you build, create and imagine. Anything is possible with LEGOs! (Different engineering challenges in LEGO Camp One & Two)

GRADES 1-3
JULY 2-3 // 9am-3pm - SOLD OUT!

GRADES 4-6
JULY 2-3 // 9am-3pm
COST: $125 non-members // $100 members

LEGO ENGINEERS TWO

Future engineers and LEGO fans - this camp is for you! Dive into the engineering design process while you build, create and imagine. Anything is possible with LEGOs! (Different engineering challenges in LEGO Camp One & Two)

GRADES 1-3
JULY 5-6 // 9am-3pm - SOLD OUT!

GRADES 4-6
JULY 5-6 // 9am-3pm
COST: $125 non-members // $100 members

SUMOBOTS

Work with a team to engineer and program a Parallax SumoBot for competition. This camp is computer programming and electrical engineering heavy and best suited for campers interested in a challenge.

GRADES 5-7
JULY 23-27 // 9am-3pm
COST: $200 $160* // $144 members
* sponsored by the Idaho STEM Action Center

CHEMICAL CONCOCTIONS

Create crazy chemical concoctions that ooze, bubble, bounce, fizz and bang. Learn to appreciate atoms, master molecules and command compounds.

GRADES 1-3
AUG 6-10 // 9am-3pm - SOLD OUT!
COST: $200 non-members // $175 members

ALL GIRLS CODING CAMP

Join a community of strong, passionate girls and mentors as you learn the basics of coding. Learn about future opportunities in STEM fields and the relevance of computer science in our world today.

GRADES 4-8
AUG 6-10 // 9am-3pm
COST: $200 $160* // $144 members
* sponsored by the Idaho STEM Action Center

WONDERS OF WATER & WILDLIFE

Water influences all aspects of the living world from the shape and behavior of animals to the future of human civilization. Each day, explore the Discovery Center’s feature exhibition, H2Whoa! and Zoo Boise’s animal wildlife to discover the fascinating properties and importance of water. Dive into hands-on science experiments, games, up-close animal encounters and wildlife conservation art projects. A camp experience you won’t want to miss!

GRADES 5-7
AUG 13-17 // 9am-4:30pm
COST: $215 non-members // $190 Discovery Center Members -or- Zoo Boise Members

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Please call (208) 343-9895 ext 224 or email reservations@dcidaho.org for more information.

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SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE!

The Discovery Center of Idaho has a limited number of additional needs-based scholarships available. For more information and to submit an application, please click on the link below.

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Thank you to the Idaho STEM Action Center for supporting our Computer Science Camps and camp scholarship program

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We host a variety of events here at the Discovery Center of Idaho: Young Discoverers, Adult Nights, and friendly challenges among members and frequent visitors. No matter the age or activity, we have a lot of fun and are certain we have something on our calendar sure to entertain and create lasting memories.

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