Education Program

Summer Camp

Summer 2024

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When school ends, the science adventure begins! Join us for Camp Discovery as we travel beyond the classroom to explore and engage in fun, hands-on science. Discovery Cube is offering week-long camps where young scientists will find themselves immersed in experiments, science challenges, and group activities that will make them laugh, think, and discover new concepts. Each themed camp encourages students to be curious about the world around them and offers guidance for them to explore and understand science concepts.

Each themed camp is one week long, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, with an early pick-up option for K-2 camps at 2:00 pm. Enroll your kids in one or more summer camps below.

Member Cost: $300 per camper, $220 for 2:00 pm pick-up option for K-2 camps, $350 for Bot Builders

Non-Member Cost: $335 per camper, $255 for 2:00 pm pick-up option for K-2 camps, $385 for Bot Builders

 

Grades K – 2

Dinos: Digging into the Past

Your child will be “rawr-ing” to go when they hear about the new Dinosaur Camp at Discovery Cube! Our summer camp, specially designed for the curious minds of young paleontologists, will take campers on a thrilling prehistoric adventure! Campers will step back in time, where giant creatures roamed the Earth. Throughout the week, your little one will engage in a variety of hands-on activities and games to uncover the mysteries of these magnificent creatures. Campers will be one of the first to explore our all new dinosaur exhibit!

 

Discovery Cube Orange County

6/24/24 – 6/28/24

7/15/24 – 7/19/24

7/29/24 – 8/2/24 SOLD OUT

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

7/8/24 – 7/12/24

7/22/24 – 7/26/24

Robo Rangers

 

An exciting summer adventure awaits your child where young minds embark on a journey into the world of coding and robotics. Get a head start on introducing your child to the world of computer science and technology with the Robo Rangers Camp! This camp is designed to introduce campers to the wonders of programming while using a variety of accessible technology such as Scratch Jr and Sphero Indi Cars. Your child will be learning more than just how to do the “Robot” as they experience a summer filled with creativity, innovation, and the joy of discovering the exciting world of coding.

 

Discovery Cube Orange County

7/8/24 – 7/12/24

7/22/24 – 7/26/24 SOLD OUT

8/5/24 – 8/9/24

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

7/29/24 – 8/2/24 SOLD OUT

8/5/24 – 8/9/24

Grades 3 – 5

Deep Blue Discovery

 

You can be an ocean scientist and conservationist, too, when you dive into our Deep Blue Discovery Camp! Designed for the inquisitive minds of 3rd-5th graders who are eager to explore the wonders of the deep blue sea. Dive into a week of discovery, where campers will visit and engage with live animals in our touch tanks, while completing interactive activities that explore water science, animals, and conservation. Deep Blue Discovery aims to instill a love for marine science and environmental conservation while providing a memorable and immersive experience.

 

Discovery Cube Orange County

7/8/24 – 7/12/24

7/22/24 – 7/26/24 SOLD OUT

8/5/24 – 8/9/24

Discovery Cube Los Angeles

7/15/24 – 7/19/24

Bot Builders (OC)

 

Push social media apps to the side and start coding instead! Join Camp Discovery in an engaging summer camp created for young tech enthusiasts who are eager to dive into the exciting world of coding and robotics. Campers will create circuits, experiment with basic coding and programming, and then endeavor to build and program a robot. Spark that interest in technology early and sign up your child for Bot Builders Camp!

 

Discovery Cube Orange County

6/24/24 – 6/28/24 SOLD OUT

7/15/24 – 7/19/24

7/29/24 – 8/2/24 SOLD OUT

Frequently Asked Questions

Prepare Your Camper

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Please prepare your child for their day at camp by packing them a water bottle, a healthy lunch, and 1-2 snacks packed separately from their lunch.

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We don’t allow campers to purchase their own lunch at Discovery Cube for safety reasons. However, parents can participate in the camp pre-order lunch program.

Pre-order a camp lunch for Orange County Location: Submit your order online

View OC meal menu here.

Pre-order a camp lunch for Los Angeles Location: Submit your order during camp check-out.

View LA meal menu here.

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Please make sure your child is wearing clothing that can (and is likely to) get dirty, comfortable close-toed shoes, and a jacket (some of the camp rooms can get cold). We will provide your campers with a camp shirt on their first day. We suggest they wear their camp shirt throughout the week, but this is optional.

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Drop-off is from 8:55am – 9:05am*. If you will be dropping off your child late, please call (OC: 714-542-2823, LA: 818-686-2823) or email to let us know you will be late.

*Monday drop-offs may take longer, as we need to verify pick-up information for the week. Please be patient as we prepare all campers and their families for a wonderful camp experience.

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Pick-up is promptly at 4pm* (or 2pm for early pick-up option available for K-2 camps). If you need to pick up your camper earlier than 3:45pm, please let us know at drop-off or call or email us to let us know what time you will need to pick up your child. If you arrive for pick-up in between 3:45pm and 4pm, you will need to wait until 4pm to pick up your child.

*All adults will be asked to show a photo ID to pick up a camper, even if you are the same adult that dropped them off.

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Once you have registered for camp, check your email for information/updates from Discovery Cube. These emails will contain extra information specific to the camp you have registered for and a link to CampDoc to provide additional safety information for your child. This information must be provided AT LEAST a week prior to the start of your child’s first day of camp.

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The grade level ranges set for each camp are chosen specifically based on the content for each camp. We highly recommend only signing up your child for a camp that is within their corresponding grade level.

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YES! If you would like to put your camper on the waitlist for one of the camps, please call our customer service line at (714)913-5040 or email  groupsales@discoverycube.org

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To add additional adults to your authorized pick-up list, please add their information in the Trusted Contacts tab of your CampDoc profile. If you are unable to access or add contacts, please email the camp director at gpatafio@discoverycube.org or call 818-686-2845.

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Children enrolled in Camp Discovery get at least 1 hour of dedicated floor exploration time in the Discovery Cube each day of camp.

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Times portrayed in the example camp schedule below are approximations and vary depending on the camp and specific activities (except for camp beginning and ending times):

 

K-2 Schedule

9:15am Camp Day Begins (Welcome and Expectations, Agenda for the day) 

9:30am Museum Time 

10:30am Snack 

11am Camp Activity 

12pm Lunch 

12:30pm Camp Activity 

2pm Snack and Early Camper Pick-up time 

2:30pm Camp Activity and additional Museum Time 

4pm End of Camp Day and Camper Pick-up 

3-5 Schedule

9:15am Camp Day Begins (Welcome and Expectations, Agenda for the day) 

9:30am Museum Time 

10:30am Snack 

11am Camp Activity 

12:30pm Lunch 

1pm Camp Activity 

2:30pm Snack 

3pm Camp Activity 

4pm End of Camp Day and Camper Pick-up 

 

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If you need to cancel or reschedule your child’s camp session, please call customer service at (714) 913-5040 or email groupsales@discoverycube.org. If you cancel within 2 weeks of your child’s first day of camp, you will be charged a $40 cancellation fee.

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Discovery Cube has a zero-tolerance approach to bullying. We ask parents to go over with their camper(s) and sign the Discovery Cube Camper Behavior Contract during the camp registration process to prevent these incidents from occurring. Our staff are also trained in handling conflicts between campers and methods in preventing bullying. Please read the Discovery Cube Camper Behavior Contract for more information.

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Yes! If your child requires an aide for school, we ask that you provide an aide for your child for camp. For special cases and/or additional information, please email the camp director at gpatafio@discoverycube.org.