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Find the Perfect Camp for Summer 2017

Summer Camps Run June 12–August 18, 2017

Make the most of your child’s summer break with a camp at UC Berkeley’s Public Science Center, the Lawrence Hall of Science. Enroll them in one or more of our fun-filled, weeklong, engaging Summer Camps. Hall camps have been a Bay Area favorite for over 20 years!

This year, we are offering half- and full-day sessions of our most enjoyed topics, as well as some new ones by popular demand. Our professional educators, Berkeley student teaching assistants, and teen interns will be excited to meet your children and provide fun and engaging camp experiences of the highest quality to them.

Summer Camp registration is now open. See our full camp listings below, and learn about member-only discounts by visiting Save Big on Summer Camps.

View Camps per Grade Level:

Campers Ages 4 and 5 have the following options:

  1. Choose from Half Day Camp offerings
  2. Create a full day camp by combining morning and afternoon camps and adding Supervised Lunch
Week Dates 9:00–12:00 12:00–1:00 1:00–4:00 4:00–5:00
1 6/12–6/16 My Sky Tonight Supervised
Lunch Option
Fizzy, Foamy Extended Day
Option
2 6/19–6/23   Two Camps; choose one:
1) Pollywog Pond
2) Storybook Science
3 6/26–6/30 Bugs, Beetles, and Butterflies  
4 7/3–7/7 Dinosaur Detectives My Sky Tonight
5 7/10–7/14 My Sky Tonight Animal Homes
6 7/17–7/21   Dinosaur Detectives
7 7/24–7/28   Bugs, Beetles, and Butterflies
8 7/31–8/4 My Sky Tonight Two Camps; choose one:
1) Dinosaur Detectives
2) Fizzy, Foamy
9 8/7–8/11 Storybook Science Two Camps; choose one:
1) Playing with Potions
2) Pollywog Pond
10 8/14–8/18 Animal Homes Two Camps; choose one:
1) Fizzy, Foamy
2) Pollywog Pond

Campers entering Kindergarten and Grade 1 have the following options:

  1. Choose from Half Day Camp offerings
  2. Create a full day camp by combining morning and afternoon camps and adding Supervised Lunch
Week Dates 9:00–12:00 12:00–1:00 1:00–4:00 4:00–5:00
1 6/12–6/16 Toy Factory Supervised
Lunch Option
Dinosaur Detectives Extended Day
Option
2 6/19–6/23 Two Camps; choose one:
1) Dinosaur Detectives
2) Falling, Floating, and Flying
Three Camps; choose one:
1) Construction Junction
2) Playing with Potions
3) Storybook Science
3 6/26–6/30 Electricity, Magnets, and More Three Camps; choose one:
1) Building with LEGO®, Duplo® and More
2) Bugs, Beetles, and Butterflies
3) Playing with Potions
4 7/3–7/7 Falling, Floating, and Flying Two Camps; choose one:
1) Animal Math
2) Fizzy, Foamy
5 7/10–7/14 Two Camps; choose one:
1) Electricity, Magnets, and More
2) Toy Factory
Three Camps; choose one:
1) Animal Math
2) Construction Junction
3) Playing with Potions
6 7/17–7/21 Two Camps; choose one:
1) Animal Math
2) Dinosaur Detectives
Fizzy, Foamy
7 7/24–7/28 Two Camps; choose one:
1) Bugs, Beetles, and Butterflies
2) Construction Junction
Two Camps; choose one:
1) Playing with Potions
2) Toy Factory
8 7/31–8/4 Dinosaur Detectives Two Camps; choose one:
1) Falling, Floating, and Flying
2) Storybook Science
9 8/7–8/11 Playing with Potions Storybook Science
10 8/14–8/18 Falling, Floating, and Flying Two Camps; choose one:
1) Electricity, Magnets, and More
2) Toy Factory

Campers entering Grades 2-3 have the following options:

  1. Select from Full Day Camp offerings or Half Day Camp offerings
  2. Create a full day camp by combining morning and afternoon camps and adding Supervised Lunch
Full Day Camps: Supervised Lunch is included
Week Dates 9:00–4:00 4:00–5:00
1 6/12–6/16 NEW Innovation through Biomimicry Extended Day
Option
2 6/19–6/23 Power Up
3 6/26–6/30 LEGO® Motors, Machines, and More
4 7/3–7/7 NEW Innovation through Biomimicry
5 7/10–7/14 NEW Sustainability Superheroes
6 7/17–7/21 Animal Adventures
7 7/24–7/28 NEW Innovation through Biomimicry
8 7/31-8/4 NEW Sustainability Superheroes
9 8/7–8/11 Power Up
10 8/14–8/18 LEGO® Motors, Machines, and More

Half Day Camps
Week Dates 9:00–12:00 12:00–1:00 1:00–4:00 4:00–5:00
1 6/12–6/16   Supervised
Lunch Option
NEW Robotics with LEGO® Extended Day
Option
2 6/19–6/23   NEW Robotics with LEGO®
3 6/26-6/30 Whales, Seals, Sea Lions, and Otters Art of Math
4 7/3–7/7 Astronomy Adventures Two camps; choose one:
1) Daring Detectives
2) NEW Animation Adventures
5 7/10–7/14   Blocks, Beams, and Bridges
6 7/17–7/21   Two camps; choose one:
1) Art of Math
2) NEW Robotics with LEGO®
7 7/24–7/28   Two camps; choose one:
1) Blocks, Beams, and Bridges
2) Astronomy Adventures
8 7/31–8/4   NEW Robotics with LEGO®
9 8/7–8/11   Two camps; choose one:
1) Daring Detectives
2) Astronomy Adventures
10 8/14–8/18   Two camps; choose one:
1) Secret Formulas
2) Whales, Seals, Sea Lions, and Otters

Campers entering Grades 4–5 can select from Full Day offerings or Half Day Camp offerings:

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Full Day Camps: Supervised Lunch is included
Week Dates 9:00–4:00 4:00–5:00
1 6/12–6/16 LEGO® Engineering and Design Lab Extended Day
Option
2 6/19–6/23 Design a City
3 6/26–6/30 All About Animals
4 7/3–7/7 Tech Arts
5 7/10–7/14 Animation Studio
6 7/17–7/21 Tech Arts
7 7/24–7/28 All About Animals
8 7/31–8/4 Design a City
9 8/7–8/11 Animation Studio
10 8/14–8/18 Tech Arts

Half Day Camps
Week Dates 12:00–1:00 1:00–4:00 4:00–5:00
1 6/12–6/16 Supervised
Lunch Option
Circuits, Magnets, and Gadgets Extended Day
Option
3 6/26–6/30 Circuits, Magnets, and Gadgets
6 7/17–7/21 Forces that Shape the Earth

Campers entering Grades 6–8 can select from Full Day offerings or Half Day Camp offerings:

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Full Day Camps: Supervised Lunch is included
Week Dates 9:00–4:00 4:00–5:00
6 7/17–7/21 Animation Production Extended Day
Option
7 7/24–7/28 Design It, Code It
8 7/31–8/4 LEGO® Robotics
9 8/7–8/11 LEGO® Tech; Mars Mission

Half Day Camps
Week Dates 9:00–12:00 12:00–1:00 1:00–4:00 4:00–5:00
5 7/10–7/14   Supervised
Lunch Option
Build it Up, Take it Apart Extended Day
Option
10 8/14–8/18 Animal Habitat Design  

Campers entering Middle and High School can select from on-site and off-site Full Day Camp offerings or Half Day Camp offerings:

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Full Day Camps: Supervised Lunch is included
Week Dates 9:00–4:00 4:00–5:00
1 6/12–6/16 NEW Coding Nanosatellites (Entering Grades 7-12) Extended Day
Option
2 6/19–6/23

Full Day Camps, Off-site
Week Dates 10:00–4:00  
1 6/17 – 6/22***(Sat.–Thur.) Marine Biology Research Camp** (Entering Grades 9–12)  
8 7/31–8/4 Designing Structures* (Entering Grades 9–12)  
9 8/7–8/11 Decoding Life* (Entering Grades 7–9)  

Half Day Camps, Off-site
Week Dates   1:00–4:30  
9 8/7–8/11   Environmental Investigations*
(Entering Grades 8–10)
 
10 8/14–8/18   Environmental Investigations*
(Entering Grades 8–10)
 
*Off-site camp
**Off-site, residential camp
***Includes weekend

Need-Based Scholarship Opportunities

Our need-based scholarships provide opportunities for all young people to attend summer camps. These awards are designed for families with financial need and are allocated based on availability of funds. The scholarship application for summer 2017 is now closed. Completed scholarship application must have been received by March 17, 2017 for review. Scholarship applicants will be notified of the decision by April 3, 2017.

Donate a Summer Camp!

You can make it possible for a child in need to attend our science camp. Your donation—of any amount—will fund a child in our community whose family could not otherwise afford a camp. You can make an online donation, or simply add a donation payment when registering for your programs online. If paying by e-check, please include a separate check marked “Scholarship Fund.”

 
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Members Save Big on Summer Camp

Because members get a discount on summer camp, why not become a member when you sign up online for camp? View Members' savings.

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Camp Prices and Extras

See a full list of prices, including half-day, full-day, and supervised lunch and extended-day options. View prices.

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Registration Information

Learn more about cancellations, refunds, transfers, and our new immunization requirements. View registration information.

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