Imagine what your kids will discover this summer at The Citizen Science Lab!
We offer fun, hands-on camps for grades 4 through 12. With a full range of science and engineering adventures -- including robotics, outer space, zoology, microbiology, DNA, and drones -- there’s sure to be something that excites and inspires the budding scientist in your home.
Check out our camp offerings at both of our locations: City and South Hills.
WHAT PARENTS SAY
A great place to learn and connect with other budding scientists. We have participated in many of their classes and a summer camp. We are never disappointed with the kindness of the teachers and the level
of information given. It is a great learning
resource in Pittsburgh.
CAMPS IN THE SOUTH HILLS
CAMPS IN THE CITY
When can I register?
Registration for all camps is open now. Registration is available only through our website. To register on the website, click the “buy” button next to your desired camps. You can register for multiple camps at the same time.
What is your payment policy?
To reserve a spot in a camp, you need to register online and pay with a credit card ahead of time. The online payment system will let you choose to pay in installments if you prefer. Your credit card will be automatically charged on the dates you agree to when signing up.
My child can’t attend camp. What is your refund policy?
We will refund the full price of any camp up until a week (7 days) before its start date.
Can my camp be cancelled?
If not enough campers register for a particular camp, The Citizen Science Lab reserves the right to cancel any program up to two weeks before the camp is scheduled to start. All registered campers will have the option to attend another camp or to receive a full refund.
Who are the camp instructors?
The Citizen Science Lab camp instructors are professional teachers and college students who are majoring in science or education. Our lab assistants are college students who are experienced in working with children. All our educators and staff have been carefully vetted and have passed appropriate background checks. Our camps and workshops have been developed by educators and members of The Citizen Science Lab full-time staff. Each camp experience has been created to be appropriate for the ages and grade levels listed, and to be engaging, enriching, and lots of fun.
How many children are in each camp?
The number of children in each camp session varies, but we make sure that an adequate number of instructors are on hand for each group. There are no more than 24 students in each camp.
What does the camp registration fee include?
Camp registration fees include all scheduled activities and instruction.
Are scholarships available?
A limited number of need-based scholarships are available. Please download The CSL scholarship form for more information.
Is lunch provided?
Campers are required to bring their own lunches for the week of camp.
Do you offer Pre- and Post-Care for Summer Camps?
For families that need child supervision beyond the hours of camp, we offer pre- and post-camp child care. For your convenience, we offer pre- and post-camp child care. You can drop campers off between 7:30 am and 8:30 am for an additional charge of $25 per week. You can also pick up campers between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm for an additional $25 per week. If you use both pre- and post-care, your additional charge for the week is $50.
Please note: To use pre- and/or post-care for summer camps, you must add that option when you register online for the camp.