All About Our Camps!
Designed for kids ages 5-12
Combination of science discovery, outdoor games, and physical activity
New topics and activities every day
Full-day and half-day options available
Well-trained and dynamic instructors
Hosted at Mad Science Lab and/or at Partner Locations (Community Centers near you)
(July 13th - July 17th)
Grade 1 - Grade 6
Children will overcome challenges using basic materials, simple machines, tips from famous inventors and the of course - their mind. With a little bit of ingenuity children will create catapults and forts, construct working light sticks to take home and assemble a set of circuits. While Thomas Edison said 'invention is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration, this camp is 100% FUN!Register Now!
Red Hot Robots
(July 27th - July 31st)
Grade 2 - Grade 6
Join us for a week of fun with amazing robots! Learn about the uses of robots in our world and spend time experimenting with super cool red-hot robots. Experiment with sound sensing robots, line-tracking robots, and more! Discover the science of circuits and how robots use sensors to explore things around them. Use your skills to build your OWI 4 Mode EM4 Robot to take home with you!Register Now!
(Aug 10th - Aug 14th)
Grade K - Grade 6
Campers will learn real lab techniques and safety procedures, and use these throughout the week to mix crazy concoctions and chemical combinations. Experiment with super-sticky-stuff, explore glow-in-dark technology, mix potions, make slime and grow crystals! Each campers takes home a full set of Mad Science lab gear!Register Now!
(Aug 24th - Aug 28th)
Grade K - Grade 6
This is Mad Science super science sampler. Campers will experiment with super strong magnets and have a "hair raising" experience while learning about electricity. They will play tricks on each other’s senses by experimenting with their taste buds and manipulating sound waves. Kids will investigate light waves, explore the properties of color, and then baffle their eyes by exploring illusions.Register Now!
Here's what parents have to say about our camps!
My 6 year old daughter attended NASA space academy summer camp at Mad science and I am really impressed with how much she has learnt in one week. It was a very nice camp to ignite interest in space and science in such young minds with lots of knowledgeable and fun hands on activities and experiments. The staff at Mad science is very friendly and a great inspiration for the kids. I would definitely
Both of our boys did Mad Science summer camps when they were younger, and loved the experience! It was a very fun and interactive experience for them. And counselor Beth Morrell is the best!!!
My son attended the Earth, Space & Beyond Mad Science Camp last summer and absolutely loved it! The hours were convenient for our family, and the location was close by for us. We're sending him again to a Mad Science camp this upcoming summer. These are well run camps, in our experience, and I recommend them for people looking for a fun, science-based camp experience.
Silver Spring, MD
Can I sign my child up for more than one camp?
Yes, in fact, we encourage it. Each program is completely different, so your child can enjoy them all without repeating activities!+
Who are the Mad Science camp instructors?
Mad Science instructors tend to be college students pursing an education or science degree, former/retired teachers, or teachers on summer break. All of our instructors have experience working with large groups of elementary-aged children and have undergone an extensive background check.+
What is the child to instructor ratio?
The child to instructor ratio varies depending on enrollment. We always have at least one instructor for every 12-15 students.+