Science & Discovery Center

•   To register please visit our website,
      Registration is done on a first-come, first-served basis.
•  Walk-in Registrations are being taken at our Education Office, 55 Ferris St., Corning, NY, 14830 on the following dates and times:
           May 7, 9 AM-6 PM
           May 11, 9 AM-1 PM
           June 6, 9 AM-6 PM
           June 8, 9 AM-1 PM
•  Financial assistance is available for eligible families. A limited number of scholarship applications are available online.
•  "Grade" refers to the grade your child will be entering in September 2019.
•  No refunds will be given. Dates, times, location, and cost of camps vary.
      Please check all information prior to registration. If you have questions, please call (607) 973-2918.

Jr. Science Explorers (Grades 1-2)

@Spencer Crest Nature Center

ALL NEW ACTIVITIES! Explore something new every day! This year, camp focuses on being "green" and ecofriendly. Learn what makes plants grow best, plant your own seeds in recycled containers, make biodegradable plastic and paper from scraps. Hiking and nature walks will be a daily adventure.
Cost: $75

Race Camp (Grades 3-5)

@Clute Park, Watkins Glen

Build and race model cars! Learn how to build lots of model racers - an air-powered racer, a mousetrap-powered racer, a CO2-powered racer and others! We will use soda bottles, foam board, hot glue and everything we can to make racers you can take home. This camp is sponsored by Watkins Glen International RACE Foundation.
Cost: $50

Science Explorers (Grades 3-5)

@Spencer Crest Nature Center

NEW ACTIVITIES! Explore a different science topic each day at this activity-packed camp. We will look at the science of nature, make chemical reactions happen, build engineering projects, make electrical circuits, use math to construct cool paper gadgets, take nature hikes and play outdoor games.
Cost: $100

Game Designer (Grades 4-6)

@Spencer Crest Nature Center

Do you like to play board and card games? Spend the week learning how to design and build your own indoor and outdoor games. Have fun trying out games and take home what you create!
Cost: $100

Chemistry (Grades 5-7)

@Spencer Crest Nature Center

What do slime, glow sticks and batteries all have in common? They demonstrate chemistry in action! Join us as we experiment with chemical reactions that will make things change color, fizz, appear or disappear before your very eyes!
Cost: $100

Ken Keith Engineering (Grades 4-7)

@Arnot Mall

Build and take home engineering structures such as bridges and domes and see what the engineering process is like! What kind of shapes are important for engineering? Are the materials you use as important as how you put them together? If you like building, sign up!
Cost: $100

Intro to Cooking (Grades 3-4)

@Corning Painted Post Middle School

Welcome to basic cooking! The week will focus on learning the necessary skills to cook, including knife safety and proper measuring, all while making delicious recipes that are easy to make at home!
Cost: $125

Cooking (Grades 5-8)

@Corning Painted Post Middle School

Prepare and taste recipes for a different snack, meal or dessert each day. Learn to follow a recipe, and write your own original recipes! Test your creative recipes by cooking and tasting each new dish. On Friday, compete in a pie-making contest! Spend a day cooking with a professional chef from Wegmans.
Cost: $125