Colorado Parent Directory

CU Science Discovery


4001 Discovery Dr.
Boulder, CO 80303



Summer camp participation inspires kids to explore unfamiliar topics, facilitates connections with like-minded peers, develops critical thinking skills through inquiry-based interactions, and fosters a lifelong love of STEM. CU Science Discovery is offering a wide variety of K-12 summer camps and high school classes from May 31-August 5. All programs cover exciting, cutting-edge topics relating to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). K-8 summer camps provide an eclectic mix of engaging, hands-on experiential learning activities designed to inspire exploration beyond the classroom. Week-long summer camps are available primarily in-person, with limited virtual options for those who prefer. Camps are offered in half and full-day formats, with lunchtime supervision provided for all full-day in-person camps. Summer 2022 camp topics include outdoor ecology, geology, stop-motion animation, Sphero mini golf, LEGO engineering and Spike, math games and puzzles, veterinary medicine, forensic science, escape room puzzles, clay creations and so much more!

High school classes are designed to connect motivated teens to CU researchers and faculty and expose them to current science through the use of university equipment, laboratories and resources. Classes are typically one week in length and start at varying times of day, accommodating the busy schedules of many teens. High school program instructors are passionate about their area of study and are eager to share that with their students. Summer program participants often report feeling grateful for the knowledge and real-world preparation gained through their summer experiences with Science Discovery and express appreciation for the insight they were able to gain into different STEM-related career paths. Summer 2022 high school class topics include artificial intelligence and ethics, aerospace and aeronautics, backpacking and outdoor skills, biotechnology and medical research, engineering, robotics, maker technologies, video game design and more!

All Science Discovery programs are led by an instructor and teaching assistant, with small program sizes that allow for individualized instruction within a classroom setting. Instructors include CU faculty and graduate scientists that are enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced in their area of instruction. CU Science Discovery is committed to ensuring the safety of minors participating in all camps and classes. All instructors and teaching assistants receive background checks and are CPR and First-Aid certified. In addition, all programs will adhere to Campus, County and State Covid-19 Public Health Guidelines.