Check out the 2024 summer day camp options!

All day camps are held in Jordan Hall on Clemson University’s campus

Crime Scene Investigation (CSI)
Age: 8-12
Dates: May 28-31, 1 pm – 3:30 pm FULL / June 10-13, 1 pm – 3:30 pm FULL / July 1-2 9:30 am – 12 pm and 1 pm – 3:30 pm
Cost: $150

  • Investigate a crime scene to determine what happened and how
  • Learn how your senses detect clues — or fool you
  • Identify criminals and victims using DNA, fingerprints, blood, and other forensic science tools

Chemistry
Age: 8-12
Dates: June 3-6, 9:30 am – 12 pm FULL / July 8-11 1 pm – 3:30 pm
Cost: $150

  • Use indicators to investigate the pH of different items
  • Harness chemical and physical reactions to create art
  • Create polymer models and design a delayed-release pill
  • Learn the science behind chromatography

Electricity, Magnets, Robots, and Rockets
Age: 8-12
Dates: June 3-6, 1 pm – 3:30 pm FULL / June 24-27, 9:30 am – 12 pm FULL / July 22-25, 9:30 am – 12 pm FULL / July 29-August 1, 9:30 am – 12 pm FULL

Cost: $150

  • Explore basic principles of electricity by building and manipulating electric circuits
  • Investigate how magnetic and electric fields interact
  • Build and test conductivity meters, electromagnets, and battle bots
  • Experiment with Newton’s 3 laws of motion by designing and building rockets

Engineering Design
Age: 8-12
Dates: June 24-27, 1 pm – 3:30 pm FULL / July 8-11, 9:30 am – 12 pm FULL / July 29-August 1, 1 pm – 3:30 pm FULL
Cost: $150

  • Learn the engineering design cycle by engaging in hands-on design challenges
  • Build, test, evaluate, and improve your prototypes based on scientific principles
  • Design and build roofs, towers, rollercoasters, bird beak prosthetics, and gummy bear parachutes.
  • Thanks to a partnership with Clemson’s Natural History Museum, campers will examine beaks of specimens and learn all about the structure and function of bird beaks!

Plants Inside and Out
Age: 8-12
Date: May 28-31, 9:30 am – 12 pm
Cost: $150

  • Discover how plants eat, drink, and breathe
  • Examine plant parts using microscopes
  • Build a terrarium
  • Design art using plants
  • Thanks to a partnership with Clemson’s Herbarium, campers will be able to examine plants and seeds and learn all about their structure!

Roots, stems, leaves, seeds, and flowers –

oh my!

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Weird & Wacky Food Science
Age: 8-12
Date: June 10-13, 9:30 am – 12 pm FULL / July 22-25, 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Cost: $150

  • Investigate what makes pop rocks pop
  • Experiment with coke and mentos to create eruptions
  • Explore enzymes and sugars in our food
  • Investigate how our senses impact taste

2024 Summer Day Camp Schedule

Month Week Camp 1 (9:30 am – 12 pm) Camp 2 (1-3:30 pm)
May 28-31 Plants Inside and Out CSI (FULL)
June 3-6 Chemistry (FULL) Electricity, Magnets, Robots, and Rockets (FULL)
10-13 Weird & Wacky Food Science (FULL) CSI (FULL)
17-21 Residential Camp (FULL)
24-27 Electricity, Magnets, Robots, and Rockets (FULL) Engineering Design (FULL)
July 1-2 CSI CSI
8-11 Engineering Design (FULL) Chemistry
15-19 Residential Camp (FULL)
22-25 Electricity, Magnets, Robots, and Rockets (FULL) Weird & Wacky Food Science
22-26 Residential Camp (FULL)
July/August 29-1 Electricity, Magnets, Robots, and Rockets (FULL) Engineering Design (FULL)

Note: If you sign your child up for an AM and PM day camp in the same week, they can pack a lunch and eat it with our counselors! If you have signed up for only one day camp in a given week (AM or PM), drop-off starts 15 minutes before class start time (9:15 am or 12:45 pm respectively), and students must be picked up within 15 minutes of the class end time (12:15 pm or 3:45 pm respectively).

Note: If your child has already taken a camp offered, please do not sign them up for the same camp twice, as the learning content is the same. If you are looking for a new science summer camp, please see our Plants Inside and Out camp as it is new this summer and would provide your child with a fun new learning experience.

Cancellation Policy: Withdrawals prior to May 16th will be assessed a $25 processing fee; these withdrawals must be received in writing (an email is sufficient). There will be no refunds for withdrawals after May 16th.

How to Register for Summer Camp

Near the top of this page is a button that says Register HERE. (Circled in purple on the screenshot below.)

Click to go to our registration page.

Accessing the registration system:

  • If it is your first time accessing the site:
    • Select “Community Login”.
    • Select “Create a New Account”.
    • Under “About You”, Select “I am the parent or guardian”. Continue. Enter Parent/Guardian name and a valid, frequently accessed email address.  The information provided will be the primary method of contact prior to program start. Continue and follow the prompts.
  • If you have accessed the site previously:
    • Select “Community Login”.
    • Use the credentials you previously created to log in to your account.

Once logged into the registration site, select your week, and course, and complete all forms fully and accurately.

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