LOCKs Elementary School Camp

Overview

Discover the mysteries of the cosmos through hands-on science experiments and STEAM-based projects.

Times & Dates

9 am – 3 pm

June 13 – 17
June 27– July 1
July 11 – 15

Ages

6 – 11 years old

An important message regarding 2022 Lowell Observatory Camps for Kids

Lowell Observatory Camps for Kids will continue as scheduled for 2022. We are still closely following CDC guidelines and regulations on Mars Hill to ensure everyone’s health and safety.

If you have any questions, our dedicated staff is always here to help. Please contact Education Coordinator Kelly Ferguson for questions, comments, or concerns (contact info above).

Uncover mysteries of far-off galaxies

Lowell Observatory is pleased to offer our tenth LOCKs (Lowell Observatory Camps for Kids) for elementary-aged children during the summer of 2022!

These activity-based, week-long day camps meet Monday through Friday from 9am – 3pm with graduation and family activities on Friday evening (circumstances pending.)

Campers in grades 1 through 6 will explore the mysteries of the cosmos through hands-on science investigations. Topics include The Sun, Moon, and Electromagnetic Spectrum. Our experienced camp counselors will lead campers through exciting team-building exercises and standards-aligned activities.

We enroll campers based on the grade they will be entering in the Fall. For example, if your child will be attending 2nd grade this fall, they should be enrolled in the 1st/2nd camp.*

Session Dates

  • Session 1: June 13-17
  • Session 2: June 27 – July 1
  • Session 3: July 11-15

Please note: All spots are FULL for grades 1-2.

Pricing

Members: $225 per child; $175 for each additional sibling

Non-members: $250 per child

*Students must be at least 6 years of age or have completed Kindergarten to register for the 2022 summer camp.

Scholarships are available for those who demonstrate financial need. Apply here.

Extended care will be offered from 7:30am – 9am and 3pm – 5 pm for an additional fee.

Register now for LOCKs: Elementary School!

Please note: All spots are FULL for grades 1-2.

Topics by Grade

1st/2nd grade

Exploring the Moon: Campers will enjoy learning about the moon with fun activities like creating their own spacesuits, building Earth/moon models, and constructing craters. Other activities will include hiking, drawing, playing games, and more.

Please note: All spots are FULL for grades 1-2.

3rd/4th grade

Discovering the Sun: Campers will build solar ovens and solar models and will safely observe the Sun with telescopes and other devices. Other activities will include hiking, drawing, playing games, and more.

5th/6th grade

Lighting our Way: Campers will construct spectrometers and participate in exciting activities designed to teach them about the electromagnetic spectrum. Other activities will include hiking, drawing, playing games, and more.

Camps Contact

Kelly Ferguson

Phone

(928) 233-3280