Winter L.A.B.S. Camps

Learn about basic science in science-themed day camps! L.A.B.S. Camps offer children hands-on experiences exploring scientific concepts through interactive experimentation, challenges, artistic expression, and play. These camps are designed to pique your child's interest in the world around them, encourage curiosity and creativity, and celebrate new discoveries each day. 

 

Camp Information, Cost & Registration

Download the 2020 Winter L.A.B.S. Camp schedule! You can register now below.

 

When:

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Before & after care included: Drop off as early as 8:00 a.m., and pick up as late as 5:30 p.m.

 

Ages:

Day camps are available for the following age groups: 5-6, 7-8 & 9-11.
All camps are full-day camps.

 

Single-Day Cost*:

Member Cost: 60/day
Not-Yet Member Cost: $75/day

*Camp scholarships are available; please email reservations@impression5.org for more information. 

 

Standard Cancellation/Refund Policy* 

Advanced Cancellation (more than one week until program):
There is a $25.00 cancellation fee for a full week camp and a $5.00 fee for a single day camp. Or, you may opt for a 100% refund on an Impression 5 Gift Card. 
 

Late Cancellation (less than one week before program):
You will receive a 100% refund of the program fee on an Impression 5 gift card or opt for a refund of 75% of the program cost. 

No standard refunds are available after 4:30 PM the Thursday before a L.A.B.S. camp.
 

COVID-19 or school-related Cancellation/Refund Policy*

If Impression 5 Science Center is forced to cancel camps, your child is ill, or if state, federal, or school-related mandates require you to cancel your reserved camp, you have the following refund options:

  • Deferring your Winter L.A.B.S. camp balance to upcoming programming.

  • Considering a portion of your Winter L.A.B.S. camp a donation to the Science Center (with tax-deductible letter) with a partial refund

  • Requesting a 100% refund 

*If any of these policies present a hardship for your family, please allow us the opportunity to work with you. Call Micaela Balzer at
(517) 485-8116, ext. 144 or email her at balzer@impression5.org.


Register for camps online through the links below, by calling us at (517) 485-8116, ext. 132, or by mailing the registration page of the Winter L.A.B.S. Brochure

 

Here are the changes we’ll be implementing to ensure a safe and incredibly fun STEM camp experience:


Increased Cleaning Procedures

  • Classrooms will be sanitized twice daily and deep cleaned after camp daily

  • Each classroom will be equipped with both a hand washing and hand sanitizing station

  • Campers will be assigned their own material kits daily to avoid cross-sharing items

 

Limited Camp Class Size 

  • Each camp class will be limited to 10 campers (one instructor). 

  • Campers will remain in their age-specific classrooms during lunch/snack times and enjoy recess outside separately from other classes.

 

Contactless Dropoff/Pickup

  • Parents/Guardians will be provided Pickup Badges at the beginning of each week that identifies their child(ren) and class. Staff members will verify validity carside, radio for child(ren), and sign for them once safely in the car. (We will work with any parents/guardians who request alternative safety measures at pickup/dropoff.) 

 

Health Screening 

  • Each camper will have their temperature checked (contactless) prior to entering Impression 5 daily. Campers registering a temperature 100° or above will be sent home.

  • If a camper develops symptoms including fever, cough, shortness of breath, or rash during camp hours, we will contact the camper’s parent/guardian and the camper must be picked up within 2 hours.  

  • If any camper is diagnosed with COVID-19, all parents/guardians will receive a notice, and camp will remain closed until a full facility/classroom sanitation is complete. 

 

Sunsational Science

Monday, December 21

Rain or shine, come celebrate the Winter Solstice with us as we explore the science of the sun and stars! You’ll discover how solar panels work, learn about constellations, and cook a delicious treat using the power of the winter sun!

 

Cereal Science

Tuesday, December 22

Calling all breakfast cereal lovers! We’ll conduct hands-on science experiments with your favorite cereals, design and create useful objects out of cereal boxes, and discover the scientific potential of milk! Pajamas optional!

 

Tinker & Innovate

Wednesday, December 23

Get your brain gears roaring for an inquisitive day of reverse engineering! Mash-up materials, and hardware to invent a machine all your own! Come tinker with science all day long.

 

Glow in the Dark

Monday, December 28

Be a chemist for the day! You’ll make glow-in-the-dark artwork and learn about glow sticks’ chemical reactions. Explore how certain fireflies, deep-sea creatures, and even mushrooms use bioluminescence to create their own glow.

 

Race to the Finish!

Tuesday, December 29

3...2...1... Learn how to race by experimenting with viscosity, friction, and even your own reflexes! Design your own tracks and test them for speed. Join us for friendly competitions in the name of science!

 

Up in the Air

Wednesday, December 30

Get ready to explore the physics of things that fly, glide, and hover up in the air! Design and test your best paper airplane, discover how helicopters fly, and investigate projectiles. Unleash your energy in this high-flying camp!

 

New Year Science

Thursday, December 31

Ring in the New Year full of science! We will celebrate New Year’s Eve with festive science experiments! Develop fizzy chemical concoctions, discover the science behind fireworks, and even engineer a gravity-defying ball drop!

 

Download the Winter L.A.B.S. Information Packet here!

Upon registration, please fill out an emergency release form here.

 

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5-6

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Age

9-11

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