Camp registration starts October 8 for Members

Winter Camp 2017

Lawrence Hall of Science winter camps are a great way to get the most out of your child’s winter break. Campers can explore topics ranging from biology to robotics as they discover their inner scientist.

Check back for 2018 Winter Camp information in the fall.


Monday 12/18: Three Little Engineers FULL

What can the Three Little Pigs teach us about building structures? Be inspired by this classic fable to learn more about the engineering design process. Use your imagination as you design, build, test, and modify structures for windy places!

Tuesday 12/19: Animal Engineers FULL

Take an architectural tour of nature without leaving the Lawrence Hall of Science! You will get to see and even touch nature’s master builders from our Animal Discovery Room: Meet our friendly birds, spiders, hamsters, and other animals, then explore the many ways and materials they use to create nests, webs, and underground tunnels!

Wednesday 12/20: Gravity and Motion

Do you want to make a mechanical machine that wheels down ramps? How would you make it travel farther by using the power of physics? Investigate gravity and motion through playful experiences!

Thursday 12/21: Toy Builder

Are you curious about how electrical devices work? Experiment safely with both simple and complex circuits. Discover the importance of conductors and insulators when testing and sorting materials. Light up your winter by making a light switch for a toy that you yourself invent!

Friday 12/22: Robot Artist

Do you want to have fun while exploring the basics of circuits, motors, and mathematical patterns? Create a robot that can draw, while you figure out how to change the way it moves. Take your brand-new robot home: The possibilities are limitless!


Monday 12/18: Gingerbread House Hackathon FULL

As the newest member of the Gingerbread Village, how will you make your home special? Customize and take your gingerbread house to the next level with Scratch, Hummingbird Board, LEDs, and more!

Tuesday 12/19: Origami Circuitry FULL

Do you want to make your paper creation come to life by using math and electricity? We will explore the math of origami and the science of paper circuitry. We can’t wait to see your one-of-a-kind creation that’s sure to light up someone’s world!

Wednesday 12/20: DIY Arcade

Do you want to create your own arcade game? Start with your very own idea, and together we will use Scratch, Makey Makey, and cardboard to design and build a game of your dreams!

Thursday 12/21: Wired Wearables FULL

Do you want your clothes to light up? Learn how to make your clothes glow with conductive thread, wearable circuits, and LEDs. We can’t wait to see what you design!

Friday 12/22: Dashing Game Design

Have you ever wanted to make your own arcade video game? Make a two-dimensional racing game with Scratch, then connect to your own cardboard buttons with Makey Makey. We can’t wait to see what kind of game you create!


Monday 12/18: Gingerbread House Hackathon FULL

Can you build a gingerbread house that has electricity? Build the coolest gingerbread house on the block with the Hummingbird Board, Scratch, LEDs, and the power of circuitry!

Tuesday 12/19: Origami Circuitry FULL

How can you make paper three-dimensional? We will bring two-dimensional objects into a three-dimensional world by using origami, paper circuitry, and LEDs. Your 3D creation is sure to light up someone’s world!

Wednesday 12/20: DIY Board Game FULL

Do you want to make your own digital board game? Create an operation board and other fantastic electrical creations using Makey Makey, Scratch, and cardboard!

Thursday 12/21: Wired Wearables FULL

Do you want to make a shirt light up? What about your home-knit scarf? Bring your clothing or use our aprons to create your own electronic circuits on them, using conductive thread and lots of your creativity!

Friday 12/22: Dashing Game Design

Who would win a race between a snowman and reindeer? You get to decide when you make your own buttons, code them with Scratch, and connect them with a Hummingbird Board! Ready, set, go!


The Extended Day from 4pm–5pm allows children enrolled in camps to participate in fun, after-camp activities at the Hall. Campers are responsible for bringing their own snacks and beverages for Extended Day. Please do not bring peanut or tree nut products, out of consideration for the safety of campers with allergies. Campers may visit exhibits and participate in arts and crafts during Extended Day.

Kids head to camp.

Registration Information

Registration Dates

Members
Registration begins October 19.

General Public
Registration begins October 24.

Prices
Camp 9:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.: $105/day ($95/day for Members)
Extended Day 4:00–5:00 p.m.: $15/day

Early Registration Bonus
Sign up for all 5 days of Winter Camp by November 15th, and you will receive a $20 gift card to the Discovery Corner Toy and Book Store! Gift cards will be mailed to you by December 1st.

Winter Camp Policies

Campers should bring:

  • Jackets for outdoor activities
  • A packed lunch
  • A snack

Please remember that campers are responsible for bringing their own lunch, snacks, and beverages to camp. Please do not bring peanut or tree-nut products, out of consideration for the safety of campers with allergies.

Winter Camp Cancellation Policy

Because there are a limited number of Winter Camp sessions available, they are nonrefundable. No refunds or credits will be issued after your purchase. Please make sure to check your schedule, then choose your camp carefully.

Winter Camp Transfer Policy

Camp transfer requests must be made to the Registration Office by November 15th. Transfer requests will be processed only if an opening is available. A $25 processing fee will apply for each transfer between camps per child. After November 15th, no transfers will be processed.

Extended Day Cancellation Policy

Extended Day sessions for winter camp are nonrefundable. No refunds or credits will be issued after your purchase.

These cancellation and transfer policies help us appropriately allocate our resources so that we may provide the best possible learning opportunities for all the students and families who want to participate in our camps. We thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

Immunization Requirement

The State of California is now requiring up-to-date immunization and tetanus records be submitted to Lawrence Hall of Science at UC Berkeley for each camp participant. Therefore proof of immunization in English needs to be submitted in advance in order to attend camp. Up-to-date immunization and tetanus documentation should be submitted for each registered child through CampDoc.com, at minimum, three weeks prior to the child’s first day of camp. You will receive an email from CampDoc a few days after registering your child for camp. A physician or school immunization record is acceptable.

Please add register@campdoc.com as a ‘safe sender,’ to avoid accidental delivery to junk and spam folders. Refunds will not be issued to those who do not meet this requirement.

Immunization Schedule

Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP):
4 Doses before Age 4. Dose #5 at 4-6 years of age

Measles, Mumps, Rubella:
Dose #2 at 4–6 years of age

Varicella (Chicken Pox):
Dose #2 at 4–6 years of age

MMRV (alternative to separate MMR/Varicella dosing):
Dose #2 at 4–6 years of age

Hepatitis B:
Additional doses not needed if immunized with 3–4 doses appropriately spaced as an infant

Polio:
Dose #4 at age 4. Note: If dose #3 given after 4th birthday and at least 6 months from dose #2 may omit dose #4

Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis (DTaP):
Age 11 or 12 is recommended age for single dose

Measles, Mumps, Rubella:
None unless they have not had two prior doses

Varicella (Chicken Pox):
None unless they have not had two prior doses

MMRV (alternative to separate MMR/Varicella dosing):
None unless they have not had two prior doses

Hepatitis B:
Additional doses not needed if immunized with 3–4 doses as an infant.
If not immunized as an infant, alternative dosing schedule age 11–15 two doses Recombivax 4–6 months apart

Polio:
Needed only if not immunized previously or foreign travel to designated destinations

 

Financial Assistance

We have limited funds available to assist families in financial hardship on a first-come, first-serve basis. To request financial assistance, please download a PDF of the form and mail it in. If you have any questions, please contact the Registration Office at lhsreg@berkeley.edu.