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  • Summer Science Camp

    August 14 - 25, 2017
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by Science Education

    The New York Academy of Sciences is proud to offer our Science Camp program this summer from August 14–25, 2017. Campers can sign up for the full two weeks or a single week session. During camp students rising into 5th–8th grades will work alongside scientists from some of New York City's leading institutions in a range of hands-on activities to expand their skills in multiple STEM areas.

    Activities include:

    • •   Learning the coding language Scratch to program their own video games to mimic their physical movements
    • •   Solving challenges testing STEM principles
    • •   Visiting a university lab
    • •   Meeting STEM professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds

    Over the course of each week students will gain:

    • •   Leadership skills through STEM design challenges
    • •   Communication techniques that allow them to share science concepts with their peers
    • •   Scientific collaboration and engineering skills
    • •   Teamwork and problem-solving experience

    Students will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the program.


    What are the dates and times of the program?
    This camp will take place during August 14–25. Campers can be signed up for one week or two. The times are from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Each week of camp will feature different trips and challenges.

    Where is it held?
    The New York Academy of Sciences, 7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich Street, 40th Floor, New York, NY 10007

    Who is eligible for this camp?
    Students in rising into grades 5th–8th.

    How much does the program cost?
    The program costs $650 (early registration of $550 for first 20 registrants). Lunch and snacks are included in the program cost.

    How do I apply for the program?
    Parents and/or guardians may register the student for the cohort. Upon confirmation of payment, the parent and/or guardian will receive an email from the Academy with next steps. In order to participate in the program, the parent and/or guardian must submit a signed permission slip permitting the student to attend the program. Please click this link to complete the permission slip form.

    How many students will participate?
    We expect to enroll 100 students in this cohort.

    When will I be notified about my registration?
    Within a week of registration, you will receive an email with additional logistical information.

    When is the deadline for registration?
    Registered students will be accepted until capacity is reached.

    Is there a dress code?
    No, although students should aim to wear clothes that permit easy movement for activities.


    For more information email Kristian Breton, Director, Education at

    If you are registering more than one child, call our Customer Service line to do so at (212) 298-8649.

    Session Descriptions

    Introduction to Scratch: Students will learn how to connect simple sensors to a laptops to manipulate video games that react to their movement and instructions.

    Leadership and Teamwork: Students will learn the skills sets for leadership and how to be a good leader in the STEM world, with exposure to real world examples of teenagers who are STEM leaders. Students will practice their skills through a variety of hands-on challenges.

    Field Trips: Students will visit nearby institutions to experiment with what they have learned. Field trips to local STEM companies and universities will also take place.

    Registration Pricing

    Member $650
    Nonmember $650
    Promotion $550 (early bird)