When school is out, Discovery Lab is in! Enjoy learning and fun at Discovery Lab. Discovery Lab offers camps and camp kits throughout the year to engage and educate children from pre-k to 6th grade. Fun, hands-on activities focus on health and wellness, and science content, such as chemistry, engineering, and technology.

For additional information, please contact Discovery Lab at 539-664-5557 or reservations@discoverylab.org.

Summer Camps

Camps are for ages 4-12 and range from half-day to full week. Space is limited.

Members receive 10% off camps.

Ages 4-6

SENSEational Exploration

June 1-2 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Explore your senses in this interactive and creative camp! Move through each of the five senses by making your own binoculars, creating scented dough, testing out textures, and more!

$50

Brick Build-It 

July 6-9 | 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Engineer a variety of structures using bricks while exploring concepts of force. Campers will use creativity to learn principles of engineering.

$100

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Ages 6-8

Culinary Chemistry

June 7-11 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Discover the science behind food! Take a journey through food science to reveal living organisms in food, explore eggs-cellent science, and produce pickle circuits. Don’t miss this tasty experience!

$250

 

Starship Discovery 

June 21-25 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Each day campers will take on new tasks as science, security, engineering, medical and operations officers. Explore new discoveries using microscopes, computer simulations, engineering robots, circuitry and so much more! Campers will boldly go where no camper has gone before!

$250

Engineering with Bricks

June 28 – July 2 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Learn how to build cars, bridges, skyscrapers and more! Campers will have the chance to test their designs with wind tunnels, water, and shake tables. They’ll even use electricity to bring their new creations to life!

$250

Is it Magic or is it Science?

July 26-30 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Come experiment with the art of distraction! Amaze others by using physics, and delight in the marvels of engineering to stump audiences all while answering the question: Is it magic or is it science?

$250

Ages 8-12

Ozobot Coding Camp: Level 1

June 14-18 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Using iPads and Ozobots, this introductory class will explore the world of coding. In this challenge-based camp, students will program robots to dance, navigate mazes, and play games to create a deeper understanding of the way technology communicates.

$250

Ozobot Coding Camp: Level 2

July 12-16 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Building on a foundation of coding knowledge, campers will program their Ozobot to overcome a series of challenges. Campers should have some prior experience with coding to ensure success.

$250

 

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Flying Machines

July 19-23 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Prepare for take-off! Using Newton’s Laws and other principles of physics, create flying machines and devices that defy gravity. Experiment with lift, drag, weight, and thrust to propel your way into the air.

$250

 

Mysterious Planet

August 2-6 | 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Step into the shoes of geologists, volcanologists and paleontologists who have just woken up inside a mysterious bunker laboratory. Use your skills and trusted tools to explore the outside environment and strange specimens while running experiments and simulations in the lab to solve the mystery of where you are.

$250

Discover…at Your Own Pace Camp Kits

Our Self-Paced Discovery Camp Kits include a specialized supply kit that, along with some readily available household supplies, provides five engaging activities with step-by-step instructions and some video content. Complete these camps in one week or one month – the choice is yours!

A limited number of kits are available for each camp. To purchase a kit, contact awaetjen@discoverylab.org.

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Chemical Reactions

$135

Members: $121.50

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Survivor Island

$135

Members: $121.50

Discover…at Home Activities

These do-it-yourself camps are available at no cost and utilize typical household materials.

Download the full PDF of educational materials that include step-by-step instructions, as well as helpful video links, by clicking the button below.

Cost: Free

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Wacky Weather

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With these wacky weather activities, children will explore what makes a thunderstorm, understand climate and build a rain gauge. To track the speed of wind, they will make an anemometer and also be able to describe the principles of light by crafting a homemade spectroscope. These Oklahoma kids will also be able to understand weather patterns and how tornados form in this truly informative camp!

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Engineer It

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Children will explore which materials and shapes are best suited for buildings to withstand high winds, like those from thunderstorms or tornados. Students will create catapults, paint pendulums, and egg-stronauts − all while learning the basics of mechanical engineering concepts such as potential and kinetic energy, stability, linear velocity, and controlling variables.

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Earth Science

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These activities will provide an opportunity for kids to learn about our earth. They will explore the relationship between the Earth and the sun by tracking shadows and create a raincloud simulator. They will be able to identify that the shape of the land and the pull of gravity both influence how water moves over Earth. Children will gain familiarity with the scientific process of collecting specimens from nature and studying the effects of sunlight on the specimens they collect.

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Chemistry Matters

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Students will perform chemistry experiments while learning about the different states of matter, physical and chemical reactions, and acids and bases. Some of the fun experiments include Oobleck, Dancing Popcorn, and mini Lava Lamps!

Spring Break Camps

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FAQs

Registration

  • To purchase a Self-Paced Camp Kit, contact awaetjen@discoverylab.org.
  • If you are enrolling multiple children in the same camp, you will need to register each child separately, at the full price of the camp. Spaces are limited and each individual camper fills one camp space.

Supplies

Do I need to provide my own supplies for camps?

  • For the Discover at Home activities, all materials are readily available at home.
  • For the Self-paced camp kits, a camp kit is provided with specialty items to be used along with a list of materials needed from home.

Kit pick up will be at Discovery Lab and times will be emailed with camp confirmation.  Home delivery in Tulsa County is available at an additional fee. Contact reservations@discoverylab.org for any questions regarding camp kit pickup.

Virtual Camps | Discover through Zoom

What type of technology do I need for virtual camp?

  • You will need an internet connection and any device that can host a Zoom call, including a smartphone, tablet, PC, Mac, or Chromebook. A camera and microphone should be built into these devices.
  • If you haven’t already created a Zoom account, you will need to do so for many of our camps. Zoom accounts are simple to set up and are no charge to you.

 

How long is a virtual camp session?

  • For the Zoom-In to Discovery and Tech Camp sessions, each camp day will include a morning session with a Discovery Lab educator for science content foundation and an opening activity. Each day will also close with a virtual session where campers can ask questions, show off their work and reflect on what they explored that day.
  • Zoom-In to Discovery Camp calls will typically last 30 minutes for each session.
  • Tech Camp: Bot Coding calls will last 1 hour for each session.

 

What precautions have been taken to make sure the video platform for virtual camp is secure?

We password protect our meetings. We authenticate users and utilize a Wait Room so users cannot join before the host. Once a session has begun, meetings can be locked.  We can disable the ability for meeting attendees to share their screens. Participants may be removed if they do not follow digital citizenship guidelines.

 

Will parents have to be present and actively involved during the virtual camp session?

Parents will just need to help campers log on and assemble requested materials to have available before the camp session begins.

Refunds

As camp spaces and kits are limited, camp registrations will be non-refundable and non-transferable.