Summer Camps

The 2017 Summer Camps and programs for Sloan Museum and Longway Planetarium are here! Grades listed are the grades your child is going into next year.

View the Summer Camp & Programs 2017 Brochure

Members receive $1 off programs and $5 off camps. Members, please login or call 810-237-3409 to receive your discount.
Click an age group to see the Summer Camps & Programs for each one.
4-5 years old
4th-8th Grade

1st-3rd Grades

Girls' Camp Alpha Omega: Engineering


Date: June 26-30
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $90
Ages: Entering 3rd – 6 Grades
Join Longway Planetarium as we partner with some of Genesee County’s best teachers! Guest teachers from the Alpha Omega Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma Society will be on hand as girls put their problem solving skills to the test. Design and build a bridge that can support weight, build a protective cargo compartment for an air powered rocket that will deliver an egg safely back to Earth, along with other fun and fast-paced engineering themed activities.

Members receive $1 off programs and $5 off camps. Members, please login or call 810-237-3409 to receive your discount.

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Our Water Planet


Date: Thursday, June 29
Time: 9:00am – 11:00am
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Ages: Entering 1st – 3rd Grades
Water is one of Planet Earth’s most precious resources. Explore Earth’s oceans, lakes, and rivers, while learning about the water cycle, water uses, and habitats. Make an ocean in a bottle. Work together to design a lake ecosystem model. Build a water cycle project.

Members receive $1 off programs and $5 off camps. Members, please login or call 810-237-3409 to receive your discount.

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Human Body


Date: Wednesday, July 5
Time: 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Ages: Entering 1st – 3rd Grades
Head, shoulders, knees, and toes! See how your five senses help you explore your environment. Make a paper skeleton and fill it with organs while learning about the digestive, respiratory, and circulatory system.

Members receive $1 off programs and $5 off camps. Members, please login or call 810-237-3409 to receive your discount.

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Victorian Tea Party


Date: Thursday, July 6
Time: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Sloan Museum
Fee: $8
Ages: Entering 1st – 3rd Grade
Kids and their special adult can join us for tea, punch, and cookies along with crafts and games from the Victorian Era.

Members receive $1 off programs and $5 off camps. Members, please login or call 810-237-3409 to receive your discount.

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STEM Camp-AM


This camp is offered both
Date: July 10 – 14 and July 17 – 21. Same material is covered in both sessions

Time: July 11 – 14, 9:00am – 12:00pm
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $90
Ages: Entering 1st – 3rd Grades

  • The Lost Lady Bug –
  • Join the Lost Lady Bug Citizen Science project! Hunt for lady bugs, take their pictures and upload the pictures onto the Lost Lady Bug website to help entomologists track lady bug population.
  • Space –
  • Learn about the upcoming solar eclipse, work together to design a solar system mural, and explore planets, stars, and moons.
  • Chemistry –
  • Measure, mix, stir, and pour while investigating solids, liquids, and gasses.
  • Patterns and Cycles –
  • Why does the moon change shape? What makes day and night? Where does the water in a mud puddle go? Identify and explore patterns in the natural world.
  • Make it Move –
  • Build ramps to make an object travel to a target, make a spool racer and a straw rocket.

    Members receive $1 off programs and $5 off camps. Members, please login or call 810-237-3409 to receive your discount.

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    Fairytale STEM


    Date: Tuesday, July 11
    Time: 1:00 – 4:00pm
    Location: Longway Planetarium
    Fee: $9
    Ages: Entering 1st – 3rd Grade
    Discover the science behind some of your favorite fairy tales! Build your own Baby Bear’s chair and make sure that it’s just right! Help Rapunzel find something sturdier to climb than her hair. Plant your own beanstalk and more as we explore the science of “once upon a time”!

    Members receive $1 off programs and $5 off camps. Members, please login or call 810-237-3409 to receive your discount.

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    Dragons, Unicorns, and Winged Beasts


    Date: Friday, July 14
    Time: 1:00 - 3:00 pm
    Location: Sloan Museum
    Fee: $8
    Ages: Entering 1st – 3rd Grade
    Soar into history of fabled beasts such as the dragon, the unicorn, and more! Create unique craft projects inspired by these incredible creatures.

    Members receive $1 off programs and $5 off camps. Members, please login or call 810-237-3409 to receive your discount.

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    Boomerangs and Didgeridoos


    Date: Monday, July 17
    Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
    Location: Sloan Museum
    Fee: $8
    Ages: Entering 1st – 3rd Grade
    G’day, mate! Adventure into the outback to learn Australian lingo, make your own didgeridoo and boomerang, and explore aboriginal dot art and culture.

    Members receive $1 off programs and $5 off camps. Members, please login or call 810-237-3409 to receive your discount.

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    STEM Camp-PM


    This camp is offered both
    Date: July 10 – 14 and July 17 – 21. Same material is covered in both sessions

    Time: July 17-21 1:00 pm-4:00pm
    Location: Longway Planetarium
    Fee: $90
    Ages: Entering 1st – 3rd Grades

  • The Lost Lady Bug –
  • Join the Lost Lady Bug Citizen Science project! Hunt for lady bugs, take their pictures and upload the pictures onto the Lost Lady Bug website to help entomologists track lady bug population.
  • Space –
  • Learn about the upcoming solar eclipse, work together to design a solar system mural, and explore planets, stars, and moons.
  • Chemistry –
  • Measure, mix, stir, and pour while investigating solids, liquids, and gasses.
  • Patterns and Cycles –
  • Why does the moon change shape? What makes day and night? Where does the water in a mud puddle go? Identify and explore patterns in the natural world.
  • Make it Move –
  • Build ramps to make an object travel to a target, make a spool racer and a straw rocket.

    Members receive $1 off programs and $5 off camps. Members, please login or call 810-237-3409 to receive your discount.

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    Light, Shadows, and Colors


    Date: Monday, July 24
    Time: 9:00 – 11:00 am
    Location: Longway Planetarium
    Fee: $8
    Ages: Entering 1st – 3rd Grades
    Can you make a light beam hit a target? Use flashlights and mirrors to change the direction of light. Choose your material and make your own shadow puppets. Catch a rainbow and make a color mixing top to spin.

    Members receive $1 off programs and $5 off camps. Members, please login or call 810-237-3409 to receive your discount.

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    Planet Earth: Inside and Out


    Date: Thursday, July 27
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Location: Longway Planetarium
    Fee: $11
    Ages: Entering 1st – 3rd Grades
    From the metallic core of the earth to the highest mountains, investigate features of the earth’s surface and what our planet looks like on the inside. Investigate different soil types and see how earth materials can be used as construction materials.

    Members receive $1 off programs and $5 off camps. Members, please login or call 810-237-3409 to receive your discount.

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    Monster Mash-Up


    Date: Monday, July 31
    Time: 1:00 – 3:00 pm
    Location: Sloan Museum
    Fee: $8
    Ages: Entering 1st – 3rd Grade
    Celebrate Halloween in July! Learn the history behind popular monsters, make a mask, and build your own mini monster creature to take home. Don’t forget to wear your favorite costume!

    Members receive $1 off programs and $5 off camps. Members, please login or call 810-237-3409 to receive your discount.

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    Things Your Parents Wouldn’t Let You Do at Home


    Date: Thursday, August 3
    Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
    Location: Longway Planetarium
    Fee: $9
    Ages: Entering 1st – 3rd Grades
    Take apart an appliance, make a pipette rocket, build an obnoxious noise maker, and play with slime.

    Members receive $1 off programs and $5 off camps. Members, please login or call 810-237-3409 to receive your discount.

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