Summer and Vacation Camps

We offer kids full-day and half-day camp and virtual experiences that are sure to entertain and delight! They will be wowed by green glowing liquid, messages written in secret code, autonomous robots, and mystery substances that change from solid to liquid in seconds. There's something for everyone!

How Our Virtual Camps Work

- Each week has a unique theme that has been carefully developed and modified for the virtual world in collaboration with our Corporate Research and Development team. As we have been running virtual classes, parties and shows since March we have taken all parent and child feedback into consideration to bring you the best balance of screen time, supplies and content that can be 100% customized for your family this summer in a safe environment.
6/1 - 6/5 Week Moving with Science
6/8 - 6/12 Week Science Explorations
6/15 - 6/19 Week NASA Opsparc
6/22 - 26 Week Crayola Artist Passport (Register at imagineartsacademy.com)
6/29 - 7/3 Week Red Hot Robots
7/6 - 7/10 Week Crayola World of Design (Register at imagineartsacademy.com)
7/13 - 7/17 Week Yuckology
7/20 - 7/24 Week Spy Academy
7/27 - 7/31 Week Eureka
8/3 - 8/7 Week Wings & Things
8/10 -8/14 Week Crayola Wild World (Register at imagineartsacademy.com)
- Sign up for 1-10 online hours per week with our local Austin & San Antonio staff. Morning screen time options are at 9:00 a.m. or 10:30 a.m. Afternoon screen time options are at 1:00 p.m. or 2:30 p.m. Morning sessions are completely different experiments and activities from the afternoon session; however both follow the theme of the day and the week.
- Siblings or other children in the household can attend the session at no additional cost. Additional supplies can be ordered if you would like each child to have their own experiments and activities.
- Receive your camp supplies (packaged for each hour long session for your convenience)
- Sign in to the zoom and give your child the package for that session (log in available 15 minutes before class starts for children to share off screen activity results and have some informal social sharing time)
- Your child will enjoy an hour of experiments online with their scientist or artist and friends!
- After the online session ends, your child will have additional activities off screen activities are provided with every session in order for them to have maximum fun with less time in front of a screen.

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All About Our Camps!

The Camp Experience

Our camps are a great way to help stop the summer slide and have fun at the same time!

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Our Camp Themes

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Half-Day Camps

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Full-Day Camps

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Austin Camp Locations

Check out where we are running camps in the Austin area this summer!

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Virtual Camp Schedule - We also offer Crayola Imagine Arts Academy Camps! Call 512-892-1143 for details!

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We have a number of locations in the San Antonio area.

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Austin Area Camp Schedule

Do you need to see the big picture all at once? Click printable schedule to see the most up to date version of our Austin Camp schedule. Keep in mind that new locations are still being loaded on our site and that this schedule will be updated several times before summer!

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San Antonio Area Camp Schedule!

Do you need to see the big picture all at once? Click printable schedule to see the most up to date version of our San Antonio Camp schedule. Keep in mind that new locations are still being loaded on our site and that this schedule will be updated several times before summer!

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Our Camp Pricing

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Happy Customers

Here's what parents have to say about our camps!

Both of our boys did Mad Science summer camps when they were younger, and loved the experience! It was a very fun and interactive experience for them. And counselor Beth Morrell is the best!!!

Jennifer

Raleigh, NC

My son attended the Earth, Space & Beyond Mad Science Camp last summer and absolutely loved it! The hours were convenient for our family, and the location was close by for us. We're sending him again to a Mad Science camp this upcoming summer. These are well run camps, in our experience, and I recommend them for people looking for a fun, science-based camp experience.

Karla

Silver Spring, MD

My son participated in a true "camp" with horses, swimming, fishing and hiking and he was MORE excited about this camp than anything else he's done all summer. Great job on your end!

Nicole

Austin, TX

FAQ

Can I sign my child up for more than one camp?

Yes, in fact, we encourage it. Each program is completely different, so your child can enjoy them all without repeating activities!

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Who are the Mad Science camp instructors?

Mad Science instructors tend to be college students pursing an education or science degree, former/retired teachers, or teachers on summer break. All of our instructors have experience working with large groups of elementary-aged children and have undergone an extensive background check. A CPR and First Aid certified instructor is always on site.

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What is the child to instructor ratio?

The child to instructor ratio varies depending on enrollment. We always have at least one instructor for every 12-15 students.

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Do you offer extended care or late pick up?

We do offer late pick-up (from 4:00pm - 6:00pm) for our 7-hour per day camps. The charge for this is $75 per week. Early drop-off is available on our 7-hour camps. You can drop your child off from 8:00am -9:00am for no additional charge.

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Do you offer sibling or multi-camp discounts?

Yes. The multiple camp discount applies to multiple camps for one child or multiple camps for siblings. At this time, the online registration system is not capable automatically applying multiple camp discounts. You will need to enter the coupon code multicamp to apply the discount to your order.

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Is lunch or snacks provided?

Snacks like pretzels and goldfish crackers are provided along with occasional "snack"tivities. (Online programs do not include snacks.) If your child has any allergies or dietary restrictions, we ask that you please send your own snacks. Children bring their own lunch. (Gatti's locations are an exception.)

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Do Mad Science camps pose any physical risks to my child?

Since our camps do not include activities such as swimming, horseback riding, or archery, any physical risk would be the same as normal life. If an incident should occur such as a scraped knee, fall from a tipped chair, or bump of any kind it would be reported to parents with a call or a report upon pick-up depending on the injury.

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Are camps licensed by the State of Texas?

Our camps are not licensed by the State of Texas. Our camps have been exempted by the Texas Department of Health from licensing because our activities do not include traditional camp activities such as horseback riding, archery, and swimming. Our camps are a skills program which meets the exemption criteria under TAC 745.129 (2).

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