Deer Valley, AZ –  Camp Innovation Summer 2014 offers 14 innovative programs designed to inspire every child ages 3-14. Children can explore engineering, LEGO® robotics, apps, film, art, weather, chemistry, sports, medicine, zoology, Egyptian science and more. Our camps are designed to be age specific and we offer early drop-off and late pick-up options to parents. Weekly sessions begin June 2, 2014. Cost per week varies based on age group and camp theme. Register online at or call 601.716.2028.

WHEN:         June & July 2014; Dates vary pending on camp

WHERE:       Arizona Science Center

600 East Washington Street, Downtown Phoenix

(Between 7th Street and 5th Street)

INFO:           More information about the event and Arizona Science Center is available by visiting or by calling (602) 716-2000.  Camp Innovation Summer 2014 registration begins Monday, February 17, 2014


Camp Innovation: Young Olympian (Ages 3-5)                                              

Get ready to compete, inquire, and enjoy a fun-filled week of sports science! Create and participate in a variety of Olympics-inspired events that will improve hand and eye coordination as well as increase their strength and flexibility, Camp Innovation style.

Camp Innovation: S.T.E.A.M.: Full Engines Ahead     (Ages 3-5)                   

All Aboard! Hop on and enjoy the journey as we learn about trains incorporated with science, technology, engineering, ART and math together. Don’t let this train pass you by!

 Camp Innovation: Walk Like an Egyptian  (Ages 6-11)                                   

Travel back to the days of the Pharaohs to discover the wonders of Ancient Egypt! Dig for artifacts, build a pyramid, record hieroglyphics, mummify your peers, and more when you journey to Egypt!

 Camp Innovation: Chemical Meltdown   (Ages 6-11)  

Ever wondered what would happen when you mix two different chemicals together? Find out during this camp, as we test different substances to create cool chemical reactions! Just make sure you are not afraid to make a mess! 

Survival Science    (Ages 6-11)

What would you do if you were stranded in the wilderness without food or water? How would you survive? Discover how to conquer nature with science survival skills and be ready to take-on the outdoors and S’more!

 Zoofari    (Ages 6-11)

Grab your khakis, binoculars and camera as we journey through distant lands and learn about the animals, their behaviors, and their amazing adaptations! From the depths of the oceans to the highest mountain tops, discover some unusual characteristics that allow animals to survive.

Camp Innovation: Renaissance: Great Minds Think Alike      (Ages 6-11)

Discover the eruption of scientific and artistic advancements during the Renaissance! Design a cathedral, paint a Michelangelo masterpiece, print like Guttenberg, train to be a knight, and much more as you travel back in time!

Camp Innovation: Science of Film  (Ages 12-14)                                

Enroll in Camp Innovation’s film academy and learn about the science behind special effects, lighting and sounds, 3D technology and many other aspects of filmmaking. Campers will also take a behind the scenes tour of our IMAX® Theater and get a close-up look at our current projection technology.

Camp Innovation: SWIFT Weather Camp  (Ages 12-14)                     

SWIFT weather camp is a week-long educational program developed to engage and inform teens about the science of meteorology and related career opportunities. Campers will receive personal instruction from Arizona State University researchers and National Weather Service meteorologists in forecasting, observing and reporting all aspects of weather and climate. They will engage in hands-on activities, field experiments, seminars, tour of research facilities and workshops that expand their knowledge of atmospheric sciences, weather and forecasting and environmental instrumentation.

Camp Innovation: All Star Sports Science      (Ages 10-14)                           

Discover the physics behind America’s favorite past time, baseball, in a very special sports science camp! Through exciting, hands-on activities, you will discover a bats sweet spot, determine whether or not a curve ball actually curves and why the Valley is perfect for year-around baseball. You will also learn how nutrition and personal fitness help players stay competitive.

Camp Innovation: S.T.E.M. Academy  (Ages 12-14) 

Have you ever imagined designing an indestructible road way from floods or find ways to improve visibility during dust storms?  Solutions like these require an understanding of science, technology, engineering and math fields. Graduate from Arizona Science Center’s STEM Academy by developing solutions to some of Arizona’s biggest issues!

Camp Innovation: Alarming Apps  (Ages 12-14)                                                        

Learn how to program and create an app for your mobile devices at Camp Innovation: Alarming Apps! Campers will utilize current programing software to experiment with the technology and programming needed to design and develop their own customized app. 

Camp Innovation: LEGO® Robotics  (Ages 12-14)

Stimulate your imagination by combining math and engineering. During this three day program campers will test various robotics, work in teams to build and program their own LEGO® robots, and compete in an Arizona Science Center robotics competition.

Camp Innovation: BMI @ Barrow Neurological Institute* 

Experience a world inhabited by research scientists and neurosurgeons while learning what it takes to get a drug from the laboratory bench to a patient’s bedside. This unique opportunity includes hands-on lab work involving DNA extraction, gene transformation and protein purification. The experience features amazing tours and talks by scientists and neurosurgeons. Campers create PowerPoint presentations of their work that are presented to scientists, parents and friends.