When you look for educational camps for kids, you’ll want to find opportunities that will help your kids learn. We also like to balance that learning with fun. Children enjoy camp activities to better absorb knowledge and develop academic skills. Teaching them in a way that’s both accessible and enjoyable increases the likelihood that they’ll retain the concepts taught at online or in-person academic camps.
Destination Science holds a unique place in the world of educational summer science camps and year-round online learning experiences. This is not a STEM training academy — it’s a place where kids use their imaginations and have fun while they learn. We introduce children to the concepts of science, and we do it by showing these children a good time.
Kids will come away from our camp understanding more about science. They’ll also improve their social skills by working together with other campers on experiments, activities and projects. Our camp focuses on helping kids hone their science skills as well as their life skills, and we help by emphasizing the fun they can have together while learning!
All the fun your elementary-aged children have will encourage them to become better learners. They’ll carry a lifelong love of science with them!
When your child spends time at Destination Science, they’ll make new friends, learn new concepts and discover new ways to collaborate and express curiosity. If you’re looking for academic kids camps near you, consider our unique formula for success.
Destination Science Formula
Step 1: Cool Activities
Long before the first excited campers arrive at DS our expert Curriculum Development Team has searched the globe looking for unique building kits, astonishing gadgets & gizmos, and the best toys, with one big purpose; to stimulate young minds. We keep things fresh every year by presenting a wide variety of exciting new activities.
Step 2: Playful Presentations
Pair these world-class, original activities with important science concepts and rich science vocabulary all wrapped up in an engaging, child-friendly presentation designed to help our kids understand the world around them. We make it a camp, not a summer school, that enriches kids through actual doing, not sitting.
Step 3: Great Staff
Hire the most motivated teachers who know how to make it fun and exciting to ask great questions, figure things out, invent, be curious and to play with a purpose in a safe, no pressure place that treasures open minds and the unique differences in all of our children.
Step 4: Life Skills
Train our staff in special techniques, developed by an internationally known camp expert and educator who serves as our training consultant, to reinforce essential character qualities and life skills such as Creativity, Persistence, Confidence, Cooperation & Respect to name just a few.
Step 5: Learning Continues
Campers get to take home their projects, gizmos, gadgets & toys each day. This encourages family communication and puts children in the role of teacher, developing their confidence and pride. At Destination Science we know one of the great secrets of education: We learn things best when we have to explain them to someone else!
So that’s our formula! The only thing missing from our Formula for Success is…YOU!
Step 6: Check Out Our All New In-Person Camps
I appreciated the little blue cards that came home each day telling me all the activities because it enabled us to talk about the day instead of getting “I don’t know” or “I don’t remember.”
I loved that my son got excited each morning to go, that it is run by actual teachers and not HS kids, & that each week has a really cool theme.”