There's So Much to Discover Over the Summer!

If you're looking for an experience that will give your camper the chance to discover new things and have fun, all while keeping curious brains engaged, then your camper belongs at the Danville Science Center!

This summer, we’re offering four weeks of camp. Two weeks are designed for campers ages 4 – 7 and two weeks are for campers ages 8 – 12. Camps will be offered Tuesday – Friday each week and camp will either take place in the morning (9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.) or afternoon (1:30 – 4 p.m.).

Check out our weekly camp themes below, and be sure to scroll to the bottom of the page for details on camp pricing, health and safety protocols and more.

Available Camps

Simple illustration of the earth, clouds and a water faucet on a orange background
Just Add Water - SOLD OUT

June 13 – 16, 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Ages 4 – 7

Get your hands wet while exploring the importance of water to life on Earth. Create a working model of the water cycle, discover how different substances react to it, and harness the power of water in fun activities and games. Campers are sure to make a splash!

Smiling water drop cartoon character on a blue background
Watershed Warriors

June 20 – 23, 1:30 – 4 p.m.
Ages 8 – 12

Become a defender of the deep! Discover the fascinating life found in and on the mighty Dan River. Explore the depths of this local watershed using an underwater drone. From resource to recreation, learn how to play with and protect this wonderful world of wetness through creative fun and team-building activities.

Dish soap and baking soda illustration on a bright green background.
Kitchen Science - SOLD OUT

June 27 – 30, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ages 4 – 7

It’s time to cook up some experiments with items found in a kitchen! What happens when you combine certain ingredients? Do they change? Uncover the science behind these reactions and get innovative as you think about how we can use everyday items in a different way.

Retro game controller on a 8 bit purple and pink background.
Game On - SOLD OUT

July 11 – 14, 9:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Ages 8 – 12

Create the art, animations, backgrounds and storytelling necessary to design your very own custom video game. Each day’s activities will build on the next until, by the last day, you have created something uniquely yours.

Camp Details

Summer camp is $60 for members and $70 for non-members per week. Camp fees include a daily snack and all camp activities. To register for camp, please call 434.791.5160 or fill out the registration form and email it to us at [email protected].

For all the nuts and bolts about summer camp, click here for our 2023 Summer Camp Guide. Here you will find details about pick-up and drop-off procedures, what to bring, health and safety protocols, required forms and more!

After registering for camp, please send in the completed permission form and emergency medical form to [email protected].

Discover the Science Center

Learn more about what you can see and do!

Family builds wooden block stack in the Science Unplugged exhibition