Summer Camps & Activities for 1st-3rd grades

Registration is now open for 2018 Summer Camps & Activities, presented by Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum educators. Choose from over 30 camps and activities for preschool, elementary, and middle school kids. Keep your kids learning and having fun all summer long with engaging hands-on science and social studies experiences. Grades listed are the grades children are entering in the Fall.

Scroll to view programs for 1st-3rd graders, or choose another age level:
4-5 year-olds
4th-8th grades

The 2018 Summer Camps & Activities Guide is available in multiple formats for your convenience. Order online by using the Interactive Brochure or by clicking the links below.

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

STEM Discovery Camp

1st-3rd grades

This camp is offered both June 25-29 & July 9-13. The same material is covered in both sessions.
Monday, June 25–Friday, June 29
1:00–4:00 p.m.
OR
Monday, July 9–Friday, July 13
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $90
Kids will explore the following science, technology, engineering, and math topics:
Overhead and Underfoot: Get outside and look up and down! Play with shadows and investigate the lives of worms and bugs. Make a star finder and learn about the planets.
Forces and Motion: Make a balloon buggy racer and use problem solving skills to make it go faster. See how forces can speed up or slow down marbles on a roller coaster.
Changing Earth: Use clay to sculpt mountains, valleys, and other landforms. Watch as water carves a river channel in sand and see how erosion and weathering changes the earth’s surface.
States of Matter: Solids, liquids, and gasses! Explore how matter changes in the ice melt challenge, and make some goo to take home.

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Rock Investigations

1st-3rd grades

Date: Wednesday, June 27
Time: 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $9
Play games to learn how rocks change over time. Go on a rock scavenger hunt. Find your pet rock in our garden and use it to practice weighing and measuring. You’ll even paint a picture with your rock! Take rocks home to start your own rock collection.

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Upcycled Construction

1st-3rd grades

Date: Wednesday, July 18
Time: 9:00–11:00 a.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $9
Mailing tubes, newspaper, boxes, and tools—use found objects and your imagination to build tall towers!

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Crazy Contraptions

1st-3rd grades

Date: Monday, July 30
Time: 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $9
Make a variety of moving contraptions! Make a scrub brush monster, a marshmallow launcher, and other fun creations.

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Math Laughs

1st-3rd grades

Date: Monday, August 6
Time: 1:00–3:00 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Have fun with the playful side of math! Go on a measure hunt, create your own math game to take home, and make a beautiful piece of math art.

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Things Your Parents Wouldn’t Let You Do at Home

1st-3rd grades

Date: Monday, July 16 & Friday, July 20th
Time: Monday, July 16 @ 1:00–3:00 p.m and Friday, July 20th @ 9:00-11:00 a.m
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $8
Come have fun with the messy side of science! Make a pea shooter and play with light switches. Paint with spray bottles and fly swatters and play with your milk!

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Alpha Omega Girls Camp: Science of Art - SOLD OUT

3rd-6th grades

Date: Monday, June 25–Friday, June 29
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $90
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 explore the creative side of science! Use alcohol inks to make a beautiful set of coasters. Explore geometry while using math tools to make works of art and work together to make materials to use in a collage.

Artsy Science - SOLD OUT

1st-3rd grades

Date: Thursday, July 12
Time: 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $9
Explore colors of the world through light, paint and other mediums. Use the sun to create your own shadow painting along with other fun, creative activities.

Longwarts Bewitching Science - SOLD OUT

1st-3rd grades

Date: Monday, July 23
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $10
Explore the world of wizardry, design your own wand, and create magical spells and potions.

Animal Adventures - SOLD OUT

1st-3rd grades

Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: Longway Planetarium
Fee: $9
Explore the animal world while learning about ecosystems and adaptations. Find camouflaged caterpillars, go on a bug hunt, and build a model habitat for a bear, along with other fun activities.

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