The School of Professional & Continuing Education Youth Programs and the John C. Wells Planetarium will host three, week-long science based summer camps open to elementary, middle, and high school students!

Using JMU’s unique facilities, camp-goers will get to explore different areas of science, including biology, earth science, chemistry, forensic science, physics and astronomy, and more!

Our Science Explorers Camps provide hands-on learning opportunities to 1st through 12th grade students. We seek to grow leaders and problem solvers of tomorrow by building knowledge and curiosity today! 

All teachers and students working with the campers will go through a teacher training program so that they are ready to help your children actively engage in learning! We will post more information about the schedule as it is available. 

Elementary Full Day Camp

Full Day Camp for rising 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & 4th grades

Dates: July 22 - 26, 2024, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day

Program Fee: $250*

*Program fee includes lunch on campus at D - Hall on Thursday and Friday. Monday - Wednesday, students will need to provide their own packed lunch.  



Middle School Full Day Camp

Full Day Camp for rising 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th grades

Dates: July 8 - 12, 2024, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM each day

Program Fee: $280*

*Program fee includes lunch on campus each day. 



High School Residential Camp

Residential Camp for rising 9th, 10th, 11th, & 12th grades

Dates: July 15 - 19, 2024, Monday morning check-in, Friday afternoon check-out

Program Fee: $950.00*

*Program fee includes all meals on campus, housing, and field trips. 



Meet the Science Explorers Camp Director!
Science Camp Director Bio

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