Science & Discovery Center


  • Please, go to www.sciencediscoverycenter.org to register.
  • Camp costs vary.
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  • Registration is not complete until all registration fees are processed.
  • Space is limited. Register early.
  • A limited number of financial camperships are available to families in need.
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Engineering Recycled (Grades 1-3)

@First Tee-Corning (At the Arnot Mall)

We will be engineers as students unleash their creativity to make some cool projects out of recycled materials. Build junk robots, water balloon launch pads and so much more to take home and share. Students learn about the engineering process to design, create, and test new ideas while learning about the importance of recycling.

Outdoor Adventures (Grades 1-3)

@Spencer Crest Nature Center

Create works of art while secretly using math and science. Painting, drawing, sculpting, crafting and more. We will be creative and scientific, while getting a little messy and having lots of fun creating original works of art!

Mad Scientist Training Academy (Grades 1-3)

@First Tee-Corning (at the Arnot Mall)

Come make a mess with us! This week campers will get a little messy while experimenting with chemical reactions. Campers will make sticky, slimy, fizzy, and fluffy stuff out of everyday materials. Have fun making fluffy slime, squish painting, creating some messy art projects, gummy worms and more.

Artful Antics (Grades 1-3)

@First Tee-Corning (at the Arnot Mall)

Create works of art while secretly using math and science! Painting, drawing, sculpting, and more. We will be creative and scientific, while getting messy and having lots of fun creating original works of art like, creating optical illusions, pendulum paining, origami, tile printing, and more!

“The Flood of 1972” Environmental Issues Camp (Grades 4-6)

@Heritage Villiage, Corning

This camp will be held at Heritage Village in Corning. Campers will look into the devastation and destruction of the Flood of 1972. We examine various environmental issues with lots of hands-on activities. We will take a field trip by bus to the Tioga Dam see how it operates, and how it helps avoid flooding. We will produce a short video using images and information of the flood of 1972 as preserved in the archives at Heritage Village, and we will construct a model of a river and observe how water moves through the land and flooding can take place. *This camp is 4 days, Monday-Thursday

Nature Unleased (Grades 4-6)

@Spencer Crest Nature Center

Campers will experience nature first hand with daily hiking through the trails at Spencer Crest Nature and Research Center. We will learn about animal engineering and build our own versions of their creations, including homes, nests, and dams. Campers will learn about solar energy by creating a solar oven and sun printing. We will explore fresh water ecosystems through pond water testing and observations. Through connecting with nature, campers will grow to love and protect the natural world!

Inventor’s Workshop (Grades 4-6)

@First Tee-Corning (inside the Arnot Mall)

Put your imagination and creativity to work! We’ll supply old computers, clocks, appliances, typewriters, machines and tools, and you use hand tools to take them apart. Use the parts to invent something new and build a model of your invention. Play Invention Jeopardy, and build a small working motor. On Friday, family and friends are invited to celebrate your creativity and attend a presentation and small reception

Sizzlin Science (Grades 4-6)

@First Tee-Corning (inside the Arnot Mall)

Let’s make science sizzle and pop! Spend the week learning about chemistry. We will experiment with chemical reactions, such as making exploding paint bombs, color changing slime and elephant toothpaste. Wear your old clothes, things are bound to get messy!

Interactive Engineering (Grades 4-6)

@Corning Community College

Think and build like an engineer! Design, test, and create gizmos and gadgets that really work. We will experiment using different items to build doodlebots, scissor lifts, and an articulated hand. Make marble runs, catapults and more! Take home everything you build and show off your engineering skills

Boardgames and Beyond (Grades 4-6)

@Corning Community College

Create, build, and play indoor and outdoor games. Campers will spend the week creating and making their own indoor and outdoor games. Make games like: foosball, minute-to-win-it challenges, and an outdoor game. Design your own board games. Make your own spinners and game pieces. You get to keep everything you make!

Out of This World (Grades 4-6)

@Corning Community College

Everything space: learn about the Apollo moon landing, build and launch your own rocket. We’ll play team Jeopardy where all the questions are about space, we’ll make a computer model of the Solar System where the planets orbit correctly, and make a model that explains the phases of the Moon.

Artful Antics (Grades 4-6)

@First Tee-Corning (inside the Arnot Mall)

Create works of art while using science and math! We will use different media throughout the week and learn techniques used in painting, drawing and art. Make pendulum paintings, canvas painting, string art, perspective drawings, and simple clay sculpting.

Photography (Grades 5-7)

@Corning Community College

Learn about simple black and white photography and developing in a darkroom - and take pictures with a pinhole camera that you made! Make photograms and sun prints - using natural lighting to make cool images. Learn about the science and art of perspective - how artists learned to draw before photography was invented. Then, let's have some fun with digital photography, and play with the images we make with special photographic effects (and take your prints home!)

Fabulous Fibers (Grades 5-7)

@First Tee-Corning (inside the Arnot Mall)

Join us for a week of colorful fiber exploration that includes decorative arts, math skills, sculpture, and crafting. Campers will learn about pattern making and natural fabric dying. We will try our hands at embroidery and create designs using yarn and burlap. Campers will experiment with yarn and all its possibilities, from wall hangings to finger knitting, nail and string art, and various types of weaving. Learn skills to take home with you!

Bits and Bytes (Coding and Programming) (Grades 4-6)

@Corning Community College

Put your imagination and creativity to work! We’ll supply old computers, clocks, appliances, typewriters, machines and tools, and you use hand tools to take them apart. Use the parts to invent something new and build a model of your invention. Play Invention Jeopardy, and build a small working motor. On Friday, family and friends are invited to celebrate your creativity and attend a presentation and small reception