Deep Space Robotics – Ages 9-12
Price varies by location (includes $20 lab fee)
Camp Deep Space takes campers to the edge of the universe on a mission to make a distant planet habitable for humans. Using LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT Education Components and software, along with videos and animations campers, build and learn programming, tackle building challenges, and hone their robotic and project planning skills. Science factoids are interspersed throughout, accompanying engineering design activities tied into space exploration.
Camp Deep Space’s curriculum has been developed by Carnegie Mellon University’s Robot Academy.
As an extra bonus, campers construct and launch two of their very own Estes Rockets. Deep Space is for beginners and experienced LEGO MINDSTORM users. Parents are invited to join us on Friday’s Family Day to view their child’s rocket launch.
We are on our way to the final frontier!
Typical Daily Schedule
Daily schedules may vary by site. Ask your site director for your site’s daily schedule.
8:00-9:00 Before Care (optional for an additional fee)
8:30-9:10 Camper Arrival
9:10-9:30 All Camp Demonstration & Morning Meeting
9:30-10:30 Science Activity #1
10:30-11:00 Snack & Morning Outdoor Activity
11:00-12:00 Science Activity #2
12:30-1:30 Science Activity #3
1:30-2:15 Snack & Afternoon Outdoor Activity
2:15-3:30 Science Activity #4
3:30-4:00 Camper Dismissal
4:00-5:30 After Care (optional for an additional fee)
Forms & Resources
Getting ready for camp should be an exciting process for your entire family. Many families attend multiple camps throughout the summer. For your convenience we have posted our Welcome Packet in the form of a parent newsletter on-line in PDF format. This document covers everything from Club SciKidz policies to camp dates and security issues.
The Welcome Packet mentions an ‘Administration of Medicine Form’. If your child requires any medications during the time he/she is at the camp, please download this form and print it, fill in the required information, and bring it with the child on the first day of camp.
Hours & Fees
Camp Pricing, Hours & Information:
- Camps start at $299.00 per week*.
*Please note the same camp may be a different price depending on the camp location—We keep our prices as low as possible at each individual location
- To see what a typical day is like, click here.
- Our week is Monday-Friday from 9am-4pm.
- Pre-camp and Post-camp hours are available.
- Pre-camp hours start at 8am and is $30 for the week.
- Post-Camp hours go to 5:30pm and is $50 for the week.
- New – Per Day option for before and aftercare
Depending on the camp, additional lab fees may apply. Please see our camp descriptions for more information.
Online registration closes at midnight the Thursday before that week of camp. For example, registration for camp the week of June 15th ends midnight on Thursday, June 11th. Registrations made after the deadline will be subject to a $15 convenience fee.
Discounts will be offered from Cyber Monday when registration opens through the end of February. Our biggest discount is our Cyber Monday discount of $40 off per week of full-day camp (not applicable at Key School or Bullis School). Discounts will decrease as we get closer to the summer. No extra discounts are offered after March.
We always offer multi-week and sibling discounts. You receive $10 off the second and additional child per week for the sibling discount and $10 off the second and additional camp for a camper for the multi-week discount. These discounts are cumulative and are applied automatically when camps are registered for at the same time.
A military discount is offered. Contact us to provide proof and receive the discount code.
The Half-Day Summer Camp Program
For the 3.5-5 year olds we are offering a half-day program. The hours are from 9-1pm and the cost is $199 per week ($219 at St. Martin’s). Post Camp services are not available for the half-day program. Your camper will need a snack, lunch, and drinks. Use the following code:
Jr. Chem, Jurassic, Lil Engineer, Lil Scientist & Intro to Robotics: HALFDAY319
Lil Space Explorer & Tech Machines: HALFDAY299
All 4-5 yr. old camps at St. Martin’s: SMHALFDAY
All registration cancellations will incur a $25 fee to cover our administration and registration fees. Full refunds (minus the $25 fee) will be given until April 1st. A 75% refund (minus the $25 fee) will be given between April 2nd and May 31st.
No refunds will be made after June 1st. At any point, you can switch to another week throughout the summer (providing space is available) or take 100% for next summer.