Summer Camps At Home & In-Person

We offer kids full-day and half-day camp experiences that are sure to entertain and delight! They will be wowed by green glowing liquid, messages written in secret code, autonomous robots, and mystery substances that change from solid to liquid in seconds. There's something for everyone! This summer we're introducing "At Home" camps which will have kids exploring the fun world of science at home!

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Camp at Home!

Virtual camps are here in June and July! Materials and activities for kids to do at home with guidance from our Mad Scientist! Our goal is to give your kids a fun science learning experience for about 3 hours a day with a combination online guidance as well as independent fun science exploration!

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Safety First!

We're using local, state, and national guidelines to keep our campers and staff safe! This includes smaller camp sizes, cleaning of materials, increased handwashing, encouraging mask wearing when needed, and more.

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Summer Fun and Learning!

In Mad Science camps, the kids have so much fun, they don't realized they are learning! Bubbles pop, rockets fly, and inventions are made!

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Register Now, Pay Later!

We have a special payment plan this summer! Register now; pay the week before camp. Available at select locations:
Crestwood Community Center
Faust Park
Olivette Community Center
Queeny Park

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The Camp Experience

Our camps are a great way to help stop the summer slide and have fun at the same time!

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Half-Day Camps

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Happy Customers

Here's what parents have to say about our camps!

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!!!


Raleigh, NC

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

My son participated in a true "camp" with horses, swimming, fishing and hiking and he was MORE excited about this camp than anything else he's done all summer. Great job on your end!


Austin, TX


Can I sign my child up for more than one camp?

Yes, in fact, we encourage it!


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 have up to 20 children in a camp with one instructor and one assistant.


Are different aged children in the same camp?

Yes. A few of our camps are divided by age, but, for the most part, they are not; we use a buddy system where, if required, the older children help the younger ones. Also, our low child to instructor ratio ensures that there is always plenty of help.


Do you offer extended care?

Yes, at some of our camps. Pre and post care may be provided by our host locations. These locations are are indicated with an asterisk on our registration page. You will need to contact the partner-host location directly to secure arrangements for extended care.


What is your refund policy?

If you register through us directly: There is a $25 drop fee if cancelled more than 30 days before camp. There is a $50 drop fee if cancelled 8-30 days before camp. No refunds are given less than 8 days before camp. If your child does not enjoy camp after attending the first day, you may withdraw before the start of the second camp day.


What should my child bring/wear to camp?

Mad Science provides all the equipment and materials. All you need to provide is a child who is ready to have fun! Children should dress comfortably for that day's weather and not wear open-toed shoes as we do some activities outside. For full-day camps, send a lunch. For all camps, a water bottle and a snack or two are recommended.


Is this an outdoor camp?

Most of the camp day is spent inside. However, we will go outside to play games or do activities (like LAUNCH A ROCKET!). Our instructors do keep a close eye on the weather and will limit outdoor time when the temperature is high.

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