Active Minds Science PALS Camps (Ages 6-8)

Academy of Science

Get your goggles and lab coats ready to engage in a week of fun and exciting introductory science. Jump into hands-on learning to explore the foundational concepts of biology, chemistry, and physics. Learn how these disciplines interact with one another and our day-to-day lives. Discover what it means to be a scientist, think critically, and most importantly, how fun science can be!


Explore Your World

Dive into a week of environmental sciences and investigate our earth from soil to sky. Experience what it means to be an environmental scientist by getting outside to explore the many disciplines that this field incorporates such as ecology, biology, zoology, and geology. Explore wilderness safety techniques all while learning to respect and protect our planet. Spend time with hands-on collection of various outdoor samples to observe and identify in the lab, investigate what it means to be green and sustainable and have fun engaging in our amazing world.


Mini Med

The younger you know, the better you grow! Come and make health science fun with this interactive camp. Explore the exciting science of anatomy and physiology all while becoming a doctor for the week. Get your body moving, heart pumping, and head thinking as you jump into the world of medical and biomedical experiments. We’ll get active and stay healthy, while learning just how amazing the health sciences are, and exactly how our bodies do what they do. 


How to Engineer Everything

Be an engineer for a week! Put your thinking cap on as you jump headfirst into the practical application of science and math made fun. Get firsthand experience designing, constructing, and testing your creations. Problem-solve, work, play, and laugh through the week as you engage in the many disciplines of engineering that are critical in the development of our modern society. 


Galaxy Explorers

Get out of this world and into the exploration of endless space! This stellar camp will have you spending time learning about the universe and all the celestial objects that are in it. Get hands on with the science of space by designing and constructing instruments used in space exploration and, along the way, figure out what it’s like to be an astronomer.


Before the Ice Age

What happened to the dinosaurs and just how cold were the ice ages? Travel through history to times when woolly mammoths walked the earth and pterodactyls roamed the sky. This prehistoric camp will have you combining archeology, paleontology, and environmental sciences to discover the world like you’ve never seen it before! Learn about the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous eras while working together to investigate the earth’s history.