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Pop Up Summer Camps


Pop Up Summer Camps

Not able to make it to one of our week-long camps, or want to have more science fun all summer long? Join us for a one day summer camp special experience at our Pop Up Camp! 


Next Upcoming Summer Camp:

Please Note: When choosing a summer camp, schedule your child for the grade level that they will be entering or going into in the fall of 2024.

Important information:

  • One day camps are only 1 or 2 hours long, so there will not be a break for snacks or lunch. Campers are permitted to bring water bottles, but not full lunchboxes into camp. Be sure to remember to pack essentials according to your child's needs, as medicines, sun screen, sun glasses, or umbrellas are not provided on site by our Center.
  • Some camps may spend time outdoors (weather depending), so campers will be be exposed to outdoors elements. Please make sure your young scientist dresses accordingly (i.e. coats if chilly, tennis shoes, comfortable clothes, etc...). Sunscreen will not be available on site, so please keep skin care in mind when sending students.
  • This is a DROP OFF & PICK UP event UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED. Drop off occurs no earlier than 10 minutes before camp, and pick up is promptly at the end time listed above. Students will be dropped off and picked up at the Planetarium entrance door.  Adults can remain in their vehicles lined up outside of Challenger or come up to the door, and staff will safely escort campers directly to their vehicles or guardians. CHALLENGER DOES NOT HAVE A DESIGNATED WAITING AREA, CAFE, OR SPACE FOR PARENTS OR GUARDIANS. PARENTS OR GUARDIANS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED INSIDE THE BUILDING DURING PROGRAMMING UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED ON EVENT MATERIALS.
  • The use of cell phones for anything other than to contact parents or for emergency purposes will not be tolerated, so please advise your students to keep their phones put away throughout the entirety of camp, or to always ask an adult in advance if they can use their cell phone.
  • Refunds will not be able to be processed for any no shows or cancellations.

*The Galaxy Gift Shop will be open after the conclusion of each camp if you would like to shop with your young scientist for a souvenir! The Galaxy Gift Shop is CASH ONLY.*

Thank you so much NIPSCO, NiSource Foundation, and Dawn Corporate Giving Foundation for helping us provide these programs at a reduced cost!

June 2024

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