Summer 2017 will run from May 30-August 11! Registration will open in late January 2017. CLICK HERE to join our email newsletter list and be among the first to know.

CU Science Discovery offers a variety of hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) camps for kids ages 5-18.

All summer camps feature:

  • Hands-on activities that are engaging and informative
  • Opportunities to explore current CU science
  • Fun and exciting topics representing a range of STEM disciplines
  • Enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and experienced instructors, including CU faculty, graduate and undergraduate scientists
  • University equipment, laboratories and resources

High School Workshops
Science Discovery offers intensive 1-2 week summer workshops for high school students. Workshops provide unique opportunities for older students to work in CU laboratories, interact with CU scientists, and explore STEM careers. Our summer 2016 High School Workshops included:

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biomedical Research
  • Biotechnology
  • Creative Communications: Infographic Design
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Forensic Science
  • Lens on Climate Change
  • Materials Science: Biomimcry
  • Medical Research Matters
  • Microbiology
  • Mountain Research Experience
  • Nursing School Experience
  • Oceanography

Camps in Denver
Science Discovery brings hands-on summer STEM to two Denver locations:

  • Community College of Denver, Auraria Campus
  • Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora

New Camps in 2016 Included:

  • Applied Physics: Where Physics and Engineering Collide
  • Architectural Design Using CAD
  • Beneath the Surface: The World of Aquatic Ecology
  • Chain Reactions
  • CO2 Dragster Design
  • Coding Adventures: Dot and Dash in Space
  • Engineering Design Challenge
  • EV3 Missions to Space
  • Girls in STEM: Chain Reactions
  • Girls in STEM: LEGO Mindstorms EV3
  • If You Build It
  • Learn It, Make It, Take It
  • Martian Adventures
  • Minecraft Mods and More!
  • Mines of Colorado
  • Mythbusting
  • Optics: The Science of Light
  • Programming with Alice
  • Robot Playground
  • Science Detectives
  • Science of Art
  • Shine: A Musical Performance for Youth Authored Resilience
  • Smart Garments: Creating E-Textiles
  • SparkFUN!
  • stARCHITECTS: Green Building for the Future
  • Terrari-dome: Exploring Earth’s Spheres
  • Tinker Tots
  • Urban Forest
  • Wonders of Water

CU Science Discovery offers quick and easy online registration with immediate email confirmation. You may also register for summer camps over the phone, in person, or by mail.  Please visit our Registration Information page for more details.


Click cover image for a downloadable version of our 2016 Summer catalog!