Colorado Parent Directory

CU Science Discovery


4001 Discovery Dr.
Boulder, CO 80303



Summer camp participation inspires kids of all ages 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 June 5-August 4. 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 offered in half-day and full-day formats. Science Discovery staff provides free lunchtime supervision for all full-day programs. Full-day programs include all camps/classes scheduled as full days and morning and afternoon camps/classes that are combined to create a full-day (eg. a 9am-12pm camp/class and 1-4pm camp/class). Summer 2023 camp topics include escape room challenges, robotics and coding, Minecraft space exploration, pinball game design, DIY playhouse design, DNA science, STEAM samplers and much more!

High school classes are designed to connect motivated teens to CU researchers and faculty and expose them to CU science through the use of university equipment, laboratories and resources. Classes are one to two-weeks in length, fitting nicely into the summer schedules of most 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 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 2023 high school class topics include aerospace, biotechnology, engineering, computer science and robotics, human-computer interaction, mini medical school and more!

All Science Discovery programs are led by an instructor and teaching assistant, with small class sizes that allow for individualized instruction within a classroom setting. Instructors include CU graduate and undergraduate 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 all teaching assistants are CPR and First-Aid certified.

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  • Provide opportunities for K-12 students to explore a variety of STEM topics.]
  • Inspire participants to think creatively and explore the world in different ways.
  • Are led by enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and experienced instructors, including CU faculty, graduate and undergraduate scientists.
  • Include project-based learning activities that are engaging, informative and fun.
  • Offer individualized attention and small camp and class sizes.