Due to inclement weather, The Lancaster Science Factory will be closed on Saturday, January 18th.

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!

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.  Click here to learn more about these and register!


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 KilanSlime
June 22nd - 26thAMClassroom3rd - 8thKatie TrainerMural
AMMaker SpaceK - 8thChris BlackmonJunk Drawer Inventor
PMClassroomK - 8thJenna ConnorSpells, Magic, and Potions
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 - 8th
July 13th - 17thAMClassroom3rd - 8thDoc YoderMathemagician
AMMaker SpaceK - 8thChris BlackmonFlying Machines
PMEither3rd - 8thPhil WeselElectrical and Basic Chemistry
July 20th - 24thAMClassroomPre-K (ages 4-6)Lauren McNeelyBubbles
AMMaker SpaceK - 2ndChris BlackmonJunk Drawer Junior
PMClassroomK - 2ndKatelyn WilliamsMaking Mixtures
July 27th -31stAMClassroomK - 2nd
AMMaker Space3rd - 8thChris Blackmon3D Printing
PMClassroomK - 8th
August 3rd - 7thAMClassroom3rd - 8thAngel KilyanHarry Potter Magic/Chem
AMMaker Space3rd - 8thChris BlackmonWoodworking
PMClassroomK - 8thDrew ArenaEngineering Challenges
August 10th - 14thAMClassroomPre-K (ages 4-6)
AMMaker SpaceK - 8thChris BlackmonTBD
PMClassroomK - 8thAngel KilyanMaking a Brain Connection
August 17th - 21stAMClassroomK - 8th
AMMaker Space3rd - 8thChris BlackmonEnvironmental Engineering
PMClassroomK - 8thAngel KilyanSlime

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.
  • 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