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The Fleet Science Center to host in-person and virtual Summer Camps

Starting Monday, June 15, through Friday, August 14.

June 15, 2020

San Diego, CA—This summer, the Fleet Science Center turns curious kids into happy campers with science-themed summer camps. The Fleet's Summer Camps provide exciting experiments, intriguing investigations and fantastic fun for kids. 


Virtual Summer Camps begin on Monday, June 15, and end Friday, August 14. Each camp kit will be filled with new challenges, hands-on activities that can be done using materials found in your home. With four unique kits a week, campers can explore an array of fields including biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, physics, robotics and much more!  


Each Virtual Camp kit includes:  

- Prepackaged materials ranging from craft supplies to specialty items packed by our Science Educators  

- Educational content and challenges  

- Video content that introduces the challenge and provides strategies for caregivers in confidently facilitating these activities.  

- Designated live virtual weekly meetings with a Fleet Science Educator to keep everyone connected, share results and ask questions. 


Weekly in-person Summer Camps begin Monday, July 6, and end Friday, August 14. The camps feature fun and engaging activities for kids in grades 1–8. Full-day camps at the Fleet are all being modified to ensure safety. 


Summer Camps extend the Fleet’s mission of bringing science education to students of all ages in ways that are fun, engaging and accessible. By participating in the Fleet’s Summer Camps, kids’ minds stay active during the school breakthrough activities that are both, enlightening and enjoyable. 


Virtual Science Camps are available starting on Monday, June 15. Prices for virtual camps are $25 for a single day and $80 for the full week. 


Full-day in-person camps are available on selected weeks from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., starting on Monday, July 6. Prices for the week-long camps are $300 for nonmembers and $270 for Fleet members.  


A full list of Summer Science Camp activities and more information can be found on the Fleet website at www.fleetscience.org/events/summer-camps. 




To schedule a media preview of  Summer Camps, please contact Fleet Science Center Communications Manager Karla Nafarrate at 619-685-5743 orknafarrate@rhfleet.org


The Fleet is available to do interviews or showcase demonstrations of Summer Camp activities for media previews at the Fleet. Our educators and demonstrators can be available to relate the science ideas behind each demonstration. 



About the Fleet Science Center:

The Fleet Science Center connects people of all ages to the possibilities and power of science to create a better future. At the science center, you can explore and investigate more than 100 interactive exhibits that pique your curiosity and become immersed in an IMAX film adventure that shows the wonders of the planet--and beyond--in the Eugene Heikoff and Marilyn Jacobs Heikoff Giant Dome Theater. For young science enthusiasts, the Fleet offers science workshops both at the Fleet and at schools throughout San Diego County. For adults, we offer events like Suds & Science and Two Scientists Walk Into a Bar™ at locations all over San Diego. We support communities by leveraging science resources to meet local needs. Teachers are encouraged to join our Teacher Partner Program and take advantage of our professional development opportunities. Additionally, at the Fleet Science Center, visitors will find unique educational toys and games, books, IMAX DVDs and more in the North Star Science Store, and pizzas, sandwiches, salads and healthy treats in our Craveology cafe. Located in Balboa Park, at 1875 El Prado, two blocks south of the San Diego Zoo on Park Blvd., the Fleet is San Diego's science center. Science starts here and opens a world of possibility. For information regarding current admission prices, visit our website at fleetscience.org.
About Balboa Park:
Located near downtown San Diego, Balboa Park is the largest urbancultural park in the United States. First established by the City of San Diego in 1868, it is also one of the oldest city parks in the nation and is the most visited single destination in San Diego. Its 1,200 acres include 17 museums, many gardens and attractions, the San Diego Zoo, miles of hiking trails, and multiple athletic complexes to explore and discover. For more information, visit balboapark.org.

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