Summer Camps & Activities for 1st-3rd grades - SOLD OUT

Registration is full for 1st-3rd grade programs. Space is still available in programs for 4th-8th grades. Limited space is available for 4-5 year-old programs. Keep your kids learning and having fun all summer long with engaging hands-on science and social studies experiences, presented by Longway Planetarium and Sloan Museum educators! Grades listed are the grades children are entering in the Fall.

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.

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.

STEM Discovery Camp - SOLD OUT

1st-3rd grades

Monday, June 25–Friday, June 29 - SOLD OUT
1:00–4:00 p.m.
OR
Monday, July 9–Friday, July 13 - SOLD OUT
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.

Rock Investigations - SOLD OUT

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.

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.

Upcycled Construction - SOLD OUT

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!

Things Your Parents Wouldn’t Let You Do at Home - SOLD OUT

1st-3rd grades

Date: Monday, July 16 1:00–3:00 p.m. - SOLD OUT
Date: Friday, July 20, 9:00-11:00 a.m. - SOLD OUT
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!

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.

Crazy Contraptions - SOLD OUT

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.

Math Laughs - SOLD OUT

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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