UTC Youth University Presents:  STEAM Summer Academies

Summer Camp

Check back for the Challenger STEAM Learning Center 2021 summer academies

  • Multiple grades running concurrently within the same week (convenient for siblings of different ages)
  • Camps run all day - 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Camps priced at $285.00 per week - discount for early registration available through March 31, 2020 (discount price is $260.00).
  • All June camps are repeated in July, with the activities and curriculum used in the June camps repeated in the July camps.  Please do not register the same child for the both June and July camps, or for multiple weeks within each month.

    NEW for 2020:
  • EXPLORE camp structured for rising 3rd through 5th graders.
  • Additional sessions for SPARK and EXPLORE camps.

    Registration Now Open!   Click Here to Register

Camp (NOTE:  June and July Camps are the same curriculum, please do not register the same child for both)




SPARK:  Night Sky Tales

Is it a bird?  Is it a plane?  Probably not but your child will be able to identify it after completing this camp.  We'll spark excitement and interest using hands-on experimentation, demonstration, videos, crafts, games, and literature to shed light on the moon, planets, and other celestial bodies.  The week concludes with a simulated space mission and an afternoon at the UTC ARC pool.

Grades 1-2

 June 1-5

 July 20-24
July 27-31

EXPLORE:  Living in Orbit

Your child's week will revolve around concepts related to satellites as we design a space station for human observation of Earth. We will explore satellite history, use, and potential through hands-on experimentation, demonstrations, videos, crafts, and games.  The week ends with a simulated space mission and a trip to the UTC ARC pool.

Grades 3-5

June 8-12
June 15-19

July 13-17

INNOVATE:  Geometry and Astronomy of Space

From Aristotle to Newton, Innovate campers will explore what was right and wrong in the earliest explanations of how our universe works. We will use both geometry and astronomy to investigate topics like laws of motion and orbits, as well as construct models to better understand our celestial sphere.

Grades 6-8

June 15-19

July 13-17