Rockville Science Center Summer Camps

The Rockville Science Center enriches the summers of children ages 5 to 14 through the camp programs of Rockville City and Bullis School. We want your children to experience science and engineering with exciting hands-on activities and give them a summer to remember.
Contact: Bob Ekman, camps@rockvillesciencecenter.org, 240-386-8111


City of Rockville Summer Camps

provided by the Rockville Science Center

Twinbrook Community Recreation Center

12920 Twinbrook Parkway, Rockville, MD 20851

To register, visit: https://www.rockvillemd.gov/359/Summer-Camps/

Robotics Camp

Robotics is ideal for girls and boys who love to build things and want to learn mechanical and programming concepts. Campers are grouped in small teams and create their robots using LEGO Mindstorms robotics kits. They program their robots to solve a series of challenges, culminating in a competition on the last day of camp.

Ages: 9-14, Fee: $309 ($299 Rockville resident)

August 3 to August 13 (9 days), 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm, 

Camp Number 12424


Bullis Summer Programs

provided by the Rockville Science Center

10601 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854

To register, visit: https://summer-programs.bullis.org/

Electronics Workshop – 2 Two-Week Camps, a Pick 3 Camp

Tinkerers and builders welcome! Campers explore the underlying technology of our modern world in this exciting camp. Discover how radios work by building both an AM broadcast radio receiver and a low-power, AM broadcast transmitter. The transmitter can even be heard on the receiver that the camper builds! In addition to learning to read electronic-circuit schematics and how to use electronics test instruments, campers learn to use soldering tools as they solder together electronic parts to build a circuit. Taught by members of the Montgomery Amateur Radio Club, campers learn how to operate a ham radio station to communicate with people all over the world!

Ages:  9-14, Fee: $285

July 6 – July 17, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

July 20 – July 31, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Robotics Challenge – 2 Two-Week Camps, a Pick 3 Camp

Build, program, and battle robots in these exciting camps tailored to either the 9 –11 or 12 –14 age group. Robotics challenges campers to think critically and work with others to solve problems. These camps are ideal for hands-on campers who love building while learning mechanical and programming concepts. Grouped into small teams, campers design their robots to solve a series of real-world challenges, culminating in a competition on the last day of camp.

Ages:  9-14, Fee: $260

June 22 – July 2, (9-11 yrs), 8:45 am – 10:45 am, 

June 22 – July 2, (12-14 yrs), 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Space Science & Astronomy – 2 Two-Week Camps, a Pick 3 Camp

Uncover the secrets of the solar system and beyond! Campers learn about space, weather, supernovas, black holes, and the moon’s phases. They continue their investigation of the skies by exploring amazing robot discoveries on Mars, the creation of orbits, space travel, moonrocks, and more. Campers construct their own spectrograph to study light, discover what stars are made of, and build and launch a water rocket. They learn how to use a telescope and track the sun across the sky. In this camp, find out how big is big, how far is far, and how small you really are.

Ages: 9-14, Fee: $285

July 6 – July 17, 8:45am – 10:45am

July 20 – July 31, 8:45am – 10:45am


VisArts Summer Programs

provided by the Rockville Science Center

VisArts at Rockville

155 Gibbs Street, Rockville, MD 20850

To register, visit: https://www.visartscenter.org/project/summer-atm/

Art, Technology, and Movement

In a one-week Art, Technology, and Movement camp students expand their creative minds through a mixed media curriculum developed to engage students of all skill levels. VisArts has partnered with the Rockville Science Center to provide science engineering curriculum and instruction. Each week will be a different technology focus, such as biology, physics, and space.

Ages: 7-12, Fee: $500 per week, $425 for short week

June 29 to July 2 (4 days), 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

July 6 to July 10, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

July 13 to July 17, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

July 20 to July 24, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm

August 3 to August , 8:30 am – 3:30 pm