“What did you do during your school break?” Orlando Science Center campers love to answer this question! Give your kids a productive and fun way to spend their time off from school with a program that offers kids the chance to learn more about STEM in an exciting, interactive environment.

Full-day school break camps are offered for Pre-K through Grade 5 when Orange County Public Schools or Seminole County Public Schools are out of session. This includes holiday breaks and any other days out of school.

 

Break camps run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Early and late care are provided at no additional cost. Campers can be dropped off as early as 7:30 a.m. and picked up as late as 6:00 p.m. A late fee applies after 6 p.m.

If you would like to register for break camps please click the button below.

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 Kindergarten – 5th Grade Break Camp Fees

Members Non-Members
1 Day $80 $90
2 Days $125 $145
3 Days $165 $190
4 Days $200 $230
5 Days $230 $260

Preschool Camps

Our preschool camps are available only for full-week registration:

Members Non-Members
5 Days $230 $260

2018-2019 dates and topics:

October 11-12

K-2: Pint Size Programmers

  • Before you ever invent a robot to clean your room you’ll need to know the basics of programming. Learn about coding, the language of computers, to build a working car that moves on your command.

3-5: Coding Cadets

  • Step 1: Wake up! Step 2: Come to OSC Break Camp! Step 3: Have fun! Learn to create your own virtual stories and adventures step-by-step through a variety of popular, new coding programs! We’ll explore the secrets of binary code, solve fascinating puzzles, and program our friends.
October 15

K-2: Eww! That’s Gross

  • Get ready to be disgusted by the world’s grossest things. From the slimy and smelly to the slippery and smooshy, you’ll be saying “eww” all day long.

3-5: Anatomy Academy

  • Investigate the systems of the human body and dissect the inner workings of a cow eyeball! We’ll dive into the cells, organs and systems that keep our bodies functioning.
October 26

K-2: Ocean Explorers

  • Put on your scuba gear and dive deep into the underwater world of the ocean. From jellyfish that glow to underwater volcanoes; you’ll never guess what we’ll find under the sea!

3-5: Rockin’ Out

  • Rocks rule! Dig into an underground world of rattling earthquakes, erupting volcanoes and soaring mountains as you investigate why and how the earth changes every day.
November 19-21

K-2: Pokémon Evolve

  • Are you ready to complete your own Pokédex? Explore the amazing animals and environments that are the inspiration for Pokémon. Master the skills you’ll need to create your own fantastic creatures and go on a fun scavenger hunt to catch ‘em all! Pokémon is a registered trademark of Nintendo, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

3-5: Our World of Minecraft

  • Obsessed with the world of Minecraft? Bring it to life one block at a time while defending your creation from Creepers. We’ll explore gravity and test how the physics of this compelling game compares to the world around us. Minecraft is a registered trademark of MOJANG SYNERGIES AB, which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.
December 21

K-2: Dream It, Build It

  • Can you build moving machines that zoom through the room? Can you create a castle that can withstand an enemy attack? If you can dream it, you can build it using STEM skills that will have you cheering for engineering.

3-5: Lasers Engage!

  • Spend your day moving at light speed with activities that will shine some light on lasers and the light spectrum. Experiment with UV rays, observe the light of distant stars and create a laser defense system to protect your base.
December 26-28

K-2: Pet Vets

  • What do you do when a crocodile has a toothache? How do you check a shark’s pulse? When our furry (and scaly) friends get sick, the veterinarian is there to make them feel better. Spend some time in vet school and get hands-on experience caring for your favorite animals!

3-5: OSC La-BOR-atory

  • Using science to make things explode, light up, and change color is awesome, but how does it all work? We’ll explore the physics and chemistry behind explosions, electricity, and new strange chemical creations – safely, of course.
December 31 – January 4

Preschool: “STEM into Fairy Tales”

  • How will the 3 Billy Goats Gruff construct a structure to get across the river? What will Jack and the Beanstalk need to grow a bean plant? How do the 3 Little Bears put their things back together after Goldilocks comes for a visit? STEM into Fairytales will use our five senses, science, technology, engineering and math along with who, what, where and why questions to get their jobs done.

K-2: Who Loves Robots? WEDO!

Test your STEM skills by building a chomping alligator and a rocking boat, all from LEGO Education WeDo® robotics! Discover the basic principles of robotics by putting gears, levers and wheels to work. LEGO is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.

3-5: Robot Revolution: Vex vs. Mindstorm ***New***

  • Bring Robots to life! With LEGO Mindstorm and VEX Robotics, we’ll learn the basics of robotic design and programming, then put our robots to work performing tasks and solving problems. LEGO is a registered trademark of the LEGO Group of companies which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site. VEX and VEX Robotics are trademarks or service marks of Innovation First International, Inc. which does not sponsor, authorize or endorse this site.
February 18

K-2: Junior Astronauts

  • Strap in for a journey to the Sun, Moon and the amazing planets that call our solar system home! Train like an astronaut and plan your mission before you touch down on the rocky red surface of Mars.

3-5: Space Madness

  • Are you mad for Space Science? Why are there different constellations visible during different seasons? How does our Sun provide energy for living things on Earth? Why can’t we live on Venus? Come help us explore the answers to these questions and more as we learn about our place in Space.
March 15

K-2: Adventurous Adaptations ***New***

  • Have you ever wondered why a zebra has stripes? Or why an alligator has so many teeth? Get answers to these questions and more as we step into the role of junior biologists to explore the exciting world of animal adaptations!

3-5: No Bones About It ***New***

  • Travel through time and excavate Florida’s past! Become an anthropologist for the day and learn to survey land, set dig sites, and collect data to uncover the mysteries of history. Remember that artifact belongs in a museum!
March 18-22

Preschool: Construction Junction

  • Calling all budding engineers and architects! How does a structure stay balanced or work with gravity? Can we construct a bridge or building using magnetic tiles, water noodles or popsicle sticks? We will challenge our creative side to construct buildings, bridges and communities for people and animals. Don’t forget your hard hat and safety goggles!

K-2: Turtle Trek ***New***

  • What’s the difference between a turtle and tortoise? Become a turtle expert and discover their amazing physical adaptations, swimming speed, and powerful shells. At the end of our journey, you will become an ectothermic conservation expert!

3-5: Superhero Science ***New***

  • It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s Superhero Science! Harness the power of the elements, master magnetism, and race to super speeds. It’s the science behind super powers!

 

 

 

 

For more information on School Break Camps, please call our Reservations Team at 407.514.2112 or email classes@osc.org.

 

School Break Camps Guide

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