Summer Programs

The Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky offers a wide range of fun and exciting summer enrichment programs in May, June & July designed to spark imaginative learning. These enrichment programs or “camps” teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a totally hands-on manner where students are out of the classroom and on their feet having fun and learning. Topics range from basic engineering using Legos, space science, environmental issues, spy technology, rocket technology, and doing fun science experiments. 

Students, ages 5-16, are engaged in a series of fun hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Our programs are led by highly-trained and enthusiastic Mad Scientists on a mission to get kids excited about science and how it affects the world around them.

All programs begin at 10 a.m. & end at 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. We recommend comfortable shoes and clothing.

Camp Fees

Thanks to our summer camp sponsors, the Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky will once again offer our summer camp programs at a discounted rate.

All single day camps are $25 - a $10 deposit is required with registration. Two day programs are $50.

Interested in registering for our programs? Use the link below to sign up online!

Click Here or click the image above to download our 2017 Summer Camp Brochure and Registration Form!

Cartoon Workshop

June 28 / June 30 • AGES: 8-12

The “Cartooning Workshop” is coming back this summer! This camp is dedicated to those interested in writing, sharing, and creating your very own comic strip, comic book, or illustrated story! Students will learn the craft of cartooning from the ground up from a published, award-winning cartoonist, author, and illustrator; Christopher Epling(

LEGO Creations

May 31 / July 19 • AGES: 6-10

Are you a hands-on builder, a designer, or maybe a future engineer and are looking for some fun this summer? Then come to LEGO Creations for a full day of fun, creativity and imagination. What do you think you can build?

LEGO Construction

June 6 • AGES: 8-12

How do we make it bigger and better? In this program participants learn about structure, function, and the forces involved in construction. The Engineering Design Process will guide them through building their creations just like it does professional engineers as they develop concepts, come up with a plan and bring their ideas to life.

Astronaut for a Day

June 1 / July 27 • AGES: 5-10

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an astronaut in space? What do they eat and how do they eat it? What do they do for fun? How cold is it in space? Where do they sleep?

Come to the Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky to be an Astronaut for a Day. You'll have fun learning all about living, working, eating and playing in space, as well as what it would take to survive.

Spy Tech

June 29 / July 20 • AGES: 6-10

Attention secret agents! A mad scientist is on the loose and we need your help to bring him to justice. We are calling all agents for training and deployment on this critical mission. You will need to be trained in the use of our latest spy technology and gadgets, including invisible ink, night vision goggles and classified spy techniques!

Wild In Your Backyard

June 8 / July 14• AGES: 5-10

Have you ever wondered...

To find the answers to these and many other questions about things that are “Wild In Your Backyard” spend the day with us exploring all of the interesting things found in “Our Backyard”.

Bug In The Program

July 18 • AGES: 7-10

Do you enjoy playing computer games? How would you like to design your own computer game in which a character interacts with other objects? How about getting a princess to her castle while being chased by a dragon? You will begin with computer free activities and move to iPad based challenges. You can be as creative as you want and hopefully you won't hear, "Bug in the program"!

Tinker with Tynker

June 7 / July 11 • AGES: 9-13

Would you like to make your own App? Then come and Tinker with Tynker! You will learn how to use code to program your own game app. Then your creativity can run wild as you design whatever you can think of in Tynker. Who knows, you may be Tinkering today and a world famous app designer tomorrow!

Science in Motion

June 2 • AGES: 11-16

Shake things up with the science of movement in this fun camp! Build a robot that you can program yourself to shake, rattle and roll! Design an earthquake simulator and see what it takes for structures to withstand earthquakes; then design and build vehicles to show the different needs of high speed or towing.

Mad Science!

May 24 / June 26 • AGES: 8-12

“That’s crazy!” That’s what you’ll say after doing Totally Mad Science! You will do experiments and then see a “Totally Mad” version from our own crazy chemists. Find out which substances react with each other and which don’t; what happens when you freeze air, and if you can walk across liquid without getting wet. Come explore the mysterious realm of science with our Mad Scientists!

Short Circuits!

July 13 • AGES: 8-12

Do you ever wonder what makes all the electronics you use each day work? Have you ever wanted to make electronics of your own? Then come to Short Circuits camp, where we will show you how circuits work and how electronics we use every day are made. You’ll end the day by making your own electronic device, learning useful skills like soldering and troubleshooting in a safe, hands-on environment.

Blitz of Bubbles!

May 26 / July 5 • AGES: 5-10

Do you think it may be possible to stand inside of a giant bubble? How about making a bubble of different shapes, can it be done? Learn why bubbles have their own colors and why they are round, then do some cool science experiments with what else but, bubbles. Visit us at the Challenger Learning Center this summer for more bubbles than you can imagine. There will be bubbles, bubbles, everywhere.