Summer STEM Camps

What Are You Doing This Summer?

The Lancaster Science Factory has been offering Summer STEM Camps for more a decade. Each summer, we’re proud to host hundreds of campers in grades Pre-K through 8th grade as they explore topics like messy chemistry, environmental engineering, coding and robotics, and much, much more! Click here to view our full Summer Camp listing.

  • SCIENCE THAT STICKS FOR CAMPERS 4-6: Our ever-popular PASTE (Pre-Kindergarteners Active in Science and Technology Exploration) series returns for 2 week-long camps this summer! Your littlest scientist can join us for a fun, hands-on, and sometimes messy camp meant to engage their curiosity.
  • SUMMER STEM CAMPS: Kids who have completed Kindergarten – 8th grade will have a blast at any of our 18 engaging and unique STEM camps. Become a Mathemagician, paint a STEM-themed mural, build a bridge, get messy with FrankenSLIME, and so much MORE! Campers who are registered for both morning and afternoon camps can pack a lunch and stay all day!
  • MAKER CAMPS: We’re offering 10 unique camps in our Maker Space! Campers will have immersive experiences in topics like robotics, woodworking, 3D printing, environmental engineering, and more! Maker camps are held from 9am – 12pm and campers who are registered for an afternoon STEM camp may pack a lunch and stay all day!



2020 Summer Camp Matrix with Instructors.xlsx

WeekTimeLocationGrade LevelInstructorTopic
June 15th - 19thAMClassroomK - 2ndKatelyn WilliamsWonders of the Wild
AMMaker Space3rd - 8thChris BlackmonVideo Game Design
PMClassroomK - 8thAngel KilanFrakenSLIME
June 22nd - 26thAMClassroom3rd - 8thKatie TrainerSTEM Mural Painting
AMMaker SpaceK - 8thChris BlackmonJunk Drawer Inventor
PMClassroomK - 8thJenna ConnorPotions Lab
June 29th - July 3rdAMClassroomK - 2ndJill RoachWhatever the Weather
AMMaker Space3rd - 8thAngel KilyanCostume/Sewing
PMClassroomK - 8thJenna ConnorEncountering Wild Science
July 6th - 10thAMClassroom3rd - 8thHigh SteelBridge Mania
AMMaker SpaceK - 2ndDrew ArenaJunior Coders
PMClassroomK - 8thKristen SweetCreative Creatures
July 13th - 17thAMClassroom3rd - 8thDoc YoderMathemagician
AMMaker SpaceK - 8thChris BlackmonFlying Machines
PMEither3rd - 8thPhil WeselElectric Chemisry
July 20th - 24thAMClassroomPre-K (ages 4-6)Lauren McNeelyBubble Bonanza
AMMaker SpaceK - 2ndChris BlackmonJunk Drawer Junior
PMClassroomK - 2ndKatelyn WilliamsMaking Mixtures
July 27th -31stAMClassroomK - 2ndMadison OrendorfTBD
AMMaker Space3rd - 8thChris Blackmon3D Printing
PMClassroomK - 8thKristen SweetHydroponics for Kids
August 3rd - 7thAMClassroom3rd - 8thAngel KilyanHarry Potter Magic/Chem
AMMaker Space3rd - 8thChris BlackmonWoodworking
PMClassroomK - 8thDrew ArenaEngineering Challenges
August 10th - 14thAMClassroomPre-K (ages 4-6)Kristen SweetPre-K STEM Explorers
AMMaker Space3 - 8thChris BlackmonCoding and Robotics
PMClassroomK - 8thAngel KilyanMaking a Brain Connection
August 17th - 21stAMClassroomK - 8th
AMMaker Space3rd - 8thChris BlackmonEnvironmental Engineering
PMClassroomK - 8thAngel KilyanRevenge of FrankenSLIME

Camp Guidelines and Information

  • Please review camp descriptions and grade level requirements carefully.
  • Please disclose any physical limitations, allergies, learning or behavioral issues on your registration form. This is helpful to our educational staff to ensure that your child has a successful and safe week of camp!
  • Camp registration includes 3 hours of camp instruction and activities daily (2 hours for Pre-K), supervised breaks on the Lancaster Science Factory exhibit floor, and a summer camp t-shirt.
  • Registration for each camp is limited and will be closed when maximum registration is reached, or one week prior to day one of camp, whichever comes first.
  • Campers may be dropped off no earlier than 15 minutes before the start of camp. They must be picked up no later than 15 after the end of camp.
  • Photo ID is REQUIRED to pick up a camper. The person MUST appear on the approved pick up list provided by the parent or guardian at registration.
  • A limited number of scholarships are available for families in need. Please click here to download the Camp Scholarship Application.
  •  Cancellations received less than one week prior to day one of camp will be subject to refund of 1/2 of the total registration cost for that camp. Cancellations received prior to that shall receive a full refund. 


Summer Camps at the Lancaster Science Factory are sponsored by: 


2020 STEM Camp Scholarships are sponsored by:

The Donald B. and Dorothy L. Stabler Foundation

Rotary Summer Youth Experience