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Explore, Investigate, Discover, Invent

Summer camps at the Lawrence Hall of Science provide a unique experience full of scientific discovery and fun, hands-on activities. Our camps take advantage of everything we have to offer, including our interactive Planetarium, Animal Discovery Room, engaging exhibits, and more.

Camps run from June 10 to August 16. Each week offers a new theme to explore. From Investigating Life to Discovering New Frontiers, there’s something for every young scientist to enjoy!

Summer Camp registration is open!

Registrations due by April 30th, 2019. Registrations after April 30 will be assessed a $25 late fee. For details see Registration Information page.

Campers have the following options:

  1. Purchase a Half-Day camp offering, morning or afternoon including the option of supervised lunch at no additional cost (lunch not provided). You may purchase two half-day camps for a full-day experience. For details and foods to avoid, please review our Registration Information page.
  2. Purchase Extended Care Morning and/or Afternoon for your convenience.
Half Day Camps: supervised lunch is included; campers bring their lunch and snacks.
WEEK AM CAMP PM CAMP CAMP
June 10-14 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Young Inventors
June 17–21 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Young Explorers
June 24–28 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Young Discoverers
July 1–5 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Young Investigators
July 8–12 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Treasure Hunters
July 15–19 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Young Inventors
July 22–26 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Young Explorers
July 29–August 2 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Young Discoverers
August 5–9 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Young Investigators
August 12–16 9 a.m.–12:30 p.m. 12:30–4 p.m. Treasure Hunters

Thank you for your interest in Ages 4 & 5 – Entering K camps!

Campers have the following options:

  1. Purchase from the Full-Day camp offerings. All Full-Day camps include a supervised lunch at no additional cost (lunch not provided by the Hall). For details and foods to avoid, please review our Registration Information page.
  2. Purchase Extended Care Morning and/or Afternoon for your convenience.
Full Day Camps: supervised lunch is included; campers bring their lunch and snacks.
WEEK HOURS CAMP
June 10–14 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Arcade Makers
June 17–21 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Nature Investigators
June 24–28 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Mission to the Moons of Jupiter
July 1–5 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Food Engineers
July 8–12 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Superhero Crime Detectives
July 15–19 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Arcade Makers
July 22–26 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Nature Investigators
July 29–August 2 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Mission to the Moons of Jupiter
August 5–9 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Food Engineers
August 12–16 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Superhero Crime Detectives

Thank you for your interest in grades 1-2-3 Camps!

Campers have the following options:

  1. Purchase from the Full-Day camp offerings. All Full-Day camps include a supervised lunch at no additional cost (lunch not provided by the Hall). For details and foods to avoid, please review our Registration Information page.
  2. Purchase Extended Care Morning and/or Afternoon for your convenience.
Full Day Camps: supervised lunch is included; campers bring their lunch and snacks.
WEEK HOURS CAMP
June 10–14 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. City Engineers
June 17–21 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Nature Detectives
June 24–28 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Mission to the Red Planet
July 1–5 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Environmental Engineers
July 8–12 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Crime Science Investigators
July 15–19 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. City Engineers
July 22–26 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Nature Detectives
July 29–August 2 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Mission to the Red Planet
August 5–9 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Environmental Engineers
August 12–16 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Crime Science Investigators

Thank you for your interest in grades 4-5-6 Camps!

Campers have the following options:

  1. Purchase from the Full-Day camp offerings. All Full-Day camps include a supervised lunch at no additional cost (lunch not provided by the Hall). For details and foods to avoid, please review our Registration Information page.
  2. Purchase Extended Care Morning and/or Afternoon for your convenience.
Full Day Camps: supervised lunch is included; campers bring their lunch and snacks.
WEEK HOURS CAMP
June 10–14 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Robot Engineers
June 17–21 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Programmers for Climate Change
June 24–28 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Programming Satellites
July 1–5 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Decoding DNA
July 8–12 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Medical Mystery
July 15–19 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Robot Engineers
July 22–26 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Programmers for Climate Change
July 29–August 2 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Programming Satellites
August 5–9 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Decoding DNA
August 12–16 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Medical Mystery

Thank you for your interest in grades 7-8-9 Camps!

Click titles for descriptions, dates, and camp title by ages/grades.

Please Note: When purchasing Marine Biology in Bodega Bay (Saturday, June 15th–Thursday, June 20th) or Forest and Fire Management in Truckee National Forest (Sunday, July 7th–Friday, July 12th) you are registering for an overnight camp. Food and housing will be provided and a packing list will be shared in advance of the camp week.

Full Day Camps: supervised lunch is included; campers bring their lunch and snacks.
WEEK HOURS CAMP
June 15–20 Marine Biology (residential)
June 24–28 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Climate Change
July 7–12 Forest and Fire Management (residential)
July 15–19 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Bio Design
July 22–July 26 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Bio Design
July 29–August 2 9 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Climate Change

Thank you for your interest in Teen Research Camps!

Need-Based Summer Camp Financial Aid

Our need-based financial aid provides opportunities for all young people to attend summer camps. These awards are allocated by the Lawrence Hall of Science Financial Aid Committee, based on requests and availability of funds.

We recommend you apply early using our on-line application form. Or you may choose to download, print, and submit a paper version of the Financial aid form (pdf). Completed financial aid requests for Summer Camps 2019 must be received by March 15, 2019. Financial aid applicants will be notified of the decision by April 15, 2019.

If you have questions, please email: lhsscholarship@berkeley.edu.

Donate a Camp!

You can give the gift of science camp this summer! Your donation—of any amount—will help fund a camper in our community whose family could not otherwise afford camp. Make an online donation, or simply add a donation payment when registering online for your camp. If paying by e-check, please include a separate check marked “The Lawrence Hall of Science Children’s Scholarship Fund.” We are thankful for your generosity.

 
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