Senior Scientists

4th - 7th grade

Campers are organized into groups based on registration levels and grade the camper has completed by June 2020

Our Senior Scientist program is suitable for kids who have completed 4th grade and up.  This class will provide a unique camp experience unlike any other at SMLI.


Block Registration options:  All 8 Weeks  


                                            First 4 Weeks

                                            Last 4 Weeks

Session 1:  June 29th – July 2nd (no camp on July 3rd)

Crazy Chemical Concoctions 

Learn all about polymers, endo/exothermic reactions, oxidation, and more in a week dedicated to chemistry. Make your own slimes, rocket fuel, and even design your own experiments.  See how incredible liquid nitrogen can be as we freeze flowers, liquidize our breathe, and make some frosty treats!

Session 2:  July 6th – 10th

Inventors Workshop

If you love to tinker, design, and build, this is the week for you. Learn the inventing process as you enter engineering challenges, create customized catapults, and, of course, construct your very own marshmallow shooter to compete in our famous marshmallow war! 

Session 3:  July 13th -17th

Fear Factor

How much sour can you handle? Can you hold (or even eat!) insects? Test your limits in an adrenaline-fueled, action-packed week unlike any other! Take on challenging team tasks, play the camper-favorite gameshow, “What’s that Food?”, and much more. 

Session 4:  July 20th – 24th

Aquatic Adventures

Dive into marine science as we journey down to Manhasset Bay! Meet the local marine life firsthand and learn how they adapt to one of the most complex ecosystems, the intertidal zone. Seine for fish, hunt for crabs, dissect a shark! 

Session 5:  July 27th – July 31st

STEMfest 2020 

 Learn how to make technology work for you in this technology-focused STEM week. Code Lego Mindstorms EV3s to conquer challenges, build your own marble rollercoasters, and even design and print a pancake! 

Session 6:  August 3rd – 7th

Survivor: Leeds Pond Preserve 

Our biggest week is back again! Join us as we explore Leeds Pond Preserve and learn essential survival skills like building your own fire, shelter, and more. Come prepared for an outdoor adventure and join us for our annual overnight campout at the Science Museum.  

Session 7:  August 17th – 21st

Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me!

A camp-wide thriller! Spend the week learning the ins-and-outs of forensic science to solve an immersive mystery. Examine crime scenes, collect evidence, and interview a wacky cast of characters in this unforgettable experience that spans the whole camp. 

Session 8:  August 17th – 21st

SMLI: A Space Odyssey

 Explore the solar system and beyond in a week dedicated to astronomy and flight. Journey into our StarLab planetarium to investigate the cosmos, build and launch your own model rockets, and create your own solar system with our Universe Sandbox2 program.  



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Manhasset NY, 11030





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