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Explorit Camps

Start exploring!

Explorit's summer and after-school camps emphasize active learning through age-appropriate experiments, hands-on activities and problem-solving. 

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After-School Camps

After-School Camps to help enrich your student’s science learning while schools are in a digital and hybrid learning format. Beginning April 19, camps will run Monday-Friday from 3:30-5:30pm, and all Spring camps are for grades K-6. Registration is now open! There is a 6% fee for using online registration. See below for camp details and registration. 

 

Volunteers Needed

Interested in a fun, enriching experience volunteering for Explorit's after-school camps? Fill out a volunteer interest form ASAP!

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Need for Seeds

April 19 - 23

How do plants grow and what do they need to thrive?  Observe many types of plants that live right here in Mace Ranch Park and the types of animal and insects that need them.  Learn how to sprout a seed and how to keep it healthy, and the importance of pollinators.

Crazy Chemistry

April 26 - 30

Be a mad scientist, join the Crazy Chemistry Camp! Explore the states of matter. Perform simple chemical reactions to determine how common substances change.

All About You

May 10-14

Students will learn about several systems of the human body, how they work, and how to keep them healthy. Experiments include examining x-rays, assembling a skeleton, and assisting with the dissection of sheep organs!

Earth Explorations

May 17 - 21

What forces help shape our earth?  Come learn how wind and rain can change a mountain, watch how water changes the landscape, and build a structure that can survive our earthquake shake table.  Learn how geologists study rocks and minerals, and how fossils can help us look into the past.

Everyday Engineers

May 24 - 28

Learn about everyday simple machines and how they are used.  Build arches, bridges, and buildings to see how the engineering is different between them.  Assemble simple circuits and make an electromagnet.

THEMES & DATES

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MEMBERS

$120

  • Members at the Family, Grandparent, and Circle levels receive a discount on camp fees. Individual, Student, and Senior memberships are not eligible for this discount.

  • Explorit membership will be verified for discounts

Become a Member

NON-MEMBERS

$145

  • To receive a membership discount, please join Explorit first.

  • Explorit membership will be verified for discounts.

FEE ASSISTANCE

Unfortunately, Explorit does not currently have the funds to provide our usual fee assistance. If you would like to help rebuild our fund to help all children access our fun, hands-on science camps, regardless of financial ability, please use the button below to donate. Under "Type of Donation", you may choose "Camp Sponsorship".

How are we keeping our camps safe and healthy?

 
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SUMMER CAMPS

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Fossil Finders

June 21 - 25 (sold out) | July 19 - 23

Grades 1 - 4

Learn about and try out the tools and techniques used by paleontologist to find fossils and explore what these finds teach us about the plants and animals long ago.

Map It!

June 28 - July 2 | July 26 - 30

Grades 4 - 6

Mapping, geocaching, and orienteering, Oh My! Learn how to read a compass, maps, and how to orient yourself. Search for and discover a nearby geocache, and make your own map of Mace Ranch Park!

Call (530) 756-0191 to be put on the waiting list.

SOLD OUT

Animal Adventures

July 12 -16 | August 2 - 6

Grades K - 3

Use all of your senses to help you observe the behaviors of the various animals that we encounter in Mace Ranch Park and the reptiles, amphibians, insects, and arachnids that call Explorit home. Learn to track and locate animals using the signs that they leave behind. 

MEMBERS

$175

  • Members at the Family, Grandparent, and Circle levels receive a discount on camp fees. Individual, Student, and Senior memberships are not eligible for this discount.

  • Explorit membership will be verified for discounts

Become a Member

NON-MEMBERS

$200

  • To receive a membership discount, please join Explorit first.

  • Explorit membership will be verified for discounts.

FEE ASSISTANCE

Limited fee assistance is available for summer camps and is provided on a first-come first-serve basis. Please call or email Explorit to apply for fee assistance.

(530) 756-0191

explorit@explorit.org

THEMES & DATES

Spend the summer exploring with Explorit Summer Camps! Camps will run Money-Friday from

8-11:15am. Registration for the Summer of 2021 is now open! If a camp is sold out, you can call Explorit at (530) 756-0191 to be put on the waitlist, in case more spots open up.