SMLI has provided more than HALF A MILLION children with supplemental science programs since its inception more than 50 years ago.  SMLI's Summer Camp runs for 8 weeks From June 29th - August 21st.  There are multiple signup options including weekly, first/last 4 weeks, and full summer registration.  

This program is designed to replicate the stimulating and engaging learning experiences that our traditional camp provides.  There will be 2 activity sessions per week on Wednesdays and Fridays at 1:00 pm.  Children of different ages will be grouped together in a single session.


The activities will be related to a weekly theme and will include hands on elements that your child can participate in using materials that can be found in your home or easily obtained.


VIRTUAL CAMP DATES:    July 10th - August 28th

DAYS AND TIMES:  Meets every Wednesday and Friday

                                  1:00 pm - sessions will last approximately 45 - 60 minutes

Each week focuses on a specific scientific topic.

One Class for all ages

MINIMUM AGE:  4 years old 


All prices are listed per camper per week

  • $75/week, NON-MEMBERS (Note:  Week 1 is $37.50 for 1 session)

  • $65/week, MEMBERS--a family membership is $100/year and entitles each family to discounts on all programs, invitations to free member events, and more!                             click here to become a member

  • $5 sibling discount each additional child per week

  • Discounts automatically applied when registering


Note:  All registrants will receive a zoom invite and recommended materials list for hands on activities after registering 

All grade levels will be grouped into a single sessions

Week 1: Up, Up and Away!  (Physics: Force and Motion)

July 10th

Ever wondered why big heavy airplanes can fly? Why do planes have to move so fast on a runway before they can take off? We will discover just what it takes to cruise the skies, and even build some flying contraptions, too!


Week 2: Weather Wizards (Earth Science - atmosphere studies)  

July 15th and 17th

People often look outside to see what the weather is before they begin their day. Observing weather can give us clues that help us dress for the day, plan activities, or prepare for a storm. This week, we will observe, identify, and describe different types of local weather, and investigation of important factors that describe weather—state of sky, temperature, wind, and precipitation—as they engage with interactive media and hands-on activities.


Week 3: Citizens of Science (Ecosystems and Conservation)

July 22nd and 24th

We learn in school that everything is connected, from birds, insects, fish, dirt, and trees to our pets, our food, and ourselves. But to really understand how absolutely interconnected all life forms in an ecosystem are, it helps to experience those webs first-hand, inside and outside the science classroom. These hands-on activities will help us learn about ecosystems by exploring their own community and by building their own.


Week 4: How does that work? STEM studies 

July 29th and 31st

Did you ever come across something and wonder how it worked? Or Have you ever wondered how visual illusions are made? What about what type of ground buildings are constructed on? In this week, we will discover what it takes to make different gadgets and gizmos work, and even explore the world of computer programming.


Week 5: Water, Water everywhere! (Water cycle)

August 5th and 7th

The movement of water around our planet is vital to life as it supports plants and animals. Powered by the Sun, the water cycle is happening all the time, though some parts of the cycle take hundreds of years. In this week, we dive into the wonderful world of water and all of the amazing things it can do! 


Week 6: Ew, Gross! (Chemistry)

August 12th and 14th

From the ultimate slime time to some good shaving cream art, these experiments await your investigation! Be sure to use the Mess-O-Meter rating to find a mess-tivity fit for you! Learn to practice lab skills like measuring and mixing with  this educational messy science experiment that's so fun, you can’t wait to make more!


Week 7: To Infinity and Beyond! (Space exploration)

August 19th and 21st

For centuries, people dreamed about leaving Earth and travelling to other worlds. Then, in 1957, we made the first small step into space by launching a small satellite called Sputnik. The Space Age had begun. In this unit, we will discover what kinds of things we can find in Space and even what lies in our own backyard.


Week 8: Crafty Chemistry 

August 26th and 28th

Sometimes works of art aren’t always painted on a canvas. Amazing works of art can be made with simple things that are found at home! Discover how to create incredible works of art and science by concocting the most creative of potions!




We are always happy to answer your questions, either by e-mail ( or by phone: 516-627-9400.



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