Summer 2017 dates:

July 24 - August 4

Thursday, July 20th, 7:15PM is an optional parent orientation

Support for this year's summer camp provided by:

Beckman Coulter Foundation - Bike MS Partner

CSULB Math/Science Teacher Initiative

Donate OnlineCSULB also hosts a science camp for homeless children. Please consider making a donation to support campers for that program! You can give directly or include an extra gift when you register for camp. Support the homeless camp directly. Learn more about the homeless camp by listening to this story on NPR.

Young Scientists' Camp at California State University, Long Beach started in 2000. Since then, more than 2,700 campers have spent time with us learning science and learning to think like a scientist. Our teaching staff includes area teachers and CSULB future teachers who work together to provide your kids with a great, hands-on science enrichment experience. We know that science and science related fields open doors for the future. Come join us this summer and explore science with us!

Young Scientists' Camp is a two week program for 2nd-8th grade students. This year we are pleased to offer a phyiscal science program for girls entering 9th - 12th grades. This program hopes to encourage girls to pursue the physical sciences in high school and beyond. The budding scientists engage in hands-on science investigations, meet California State University Long Beach scientists, and take field trips on and off campus while working in the college's science laboratories.

Our friendly and knowledgeable staff will create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for your child. We make science fun! Young Scientists' Camp is a memorable experience that your child will never forget.

Read what recent campers and parents say about the program!

it was fun learning about creepy crawlers!

Parent of 5th grader (Donít Mess with Mother Nature) said... My son thoroughly enjoyed the summer scientist camp. I found that throughout the year, he would tell me about things he remembered from camp -- like where volcanoes are located in California. When we talked about earthquakes, he said, "I can make a seismograph! All I need is a pen, a string, a box, and some paper."

3rd grader (Digging Into Science) Maxwell told us... I like everything about science camp!exploring photosynthesis

6th grader Rhea (Donít Mess with Mother Nature) told us... The Science camp definitely helped me for the 6th grade science benchmark testing as we haven't learned those concepts in the class yet.

Rhea's mom commented... Rhea has talked about what she learned during the camp. She was having fun talking about things we didn't know. It was a confidence booster, and it was important for me to see her gaining confidence about sciences and not afraid to speak up.

For more information call (562) 985-4801 or email

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