Summer 2012

Dear Campers and Families,

Another school year will end before long, and soon it will be time for making new friends, exploring science, and having fun! The Adventure Science Center is offering another great menu of fun-filled summer science during Science Quest camp. Every day is filled with activities that are designed to create laughter and feed young minds.

Take a virtual trip through the cosmos from a seat in the Sudekum Planetarium, learn the workings of robotics or how to build an electrical circuit.  Ask a lot of questions and learn how to find the answers!

Science Quest will introduce you to a whole new world – a world where science is an adventure that brings smiles and surprises. Our dedicated camp staff are here to make sure that each camper gets the most out of the camp.

I’m looking forward to a great summer!


Libby Staley
Camp Coordinator
Adventure Science Center 


About Science Quest 
For Campers entering 7th - 9th Grade 
For Campers entering K-6th Grade
Summer Schedule & Fees
Register Now!





Science Quest at Adventure Science Center provides a wide range of summer science enrichment programs for youth in grades K-9. Programs combine science, art, presentation skills, engineering and math in ways that encourage kids to actively discover and examine concepts for themselves. Our staff strive to inspire a life-long passion for learning and teach kids creative problem-solving skills, teamwork, persistence and follow-through.

Our learning environment features:

  • Enthusiastic, knowledgeable teachers
  • In-depth exploration of topics
  • Interaction with peers who share similar interests
  • Hands-on activities working with different materials and tools
  • An interdisciplinary approach that works well for different learning styles
  • Opportunities to practice open-ended problem-solving
  • Cutting-edge technology in our Digital Explorations Learning Lab
  • Leadership skills for older campers
  • FUN!

Camps run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Early Care fees apply for arrival times between 7:45 and 8:45 a.m. 
Late Care fees apply for pick-up times between 4:15 and 5:15 p.m.

Daily Schedule
Each day includes hands-on science activities, opportunities to make friends, a break for lunch, and Science Center exploration. Depending on the session, campers may also have the opportunity to hear from and talk with invited guest speakers, see planetarium shows and educational films, and take part in camp-wide projects.

Please send your camper with a packed lunch and snack each day.

Age Groups
All camp themes are appropriate for campers entering K-9th grades. Campers will be divided into groups according to grades.

The Science Quest educational staff includes a dedicated group of teachers and college students with an interest in education and/or science. Counselors are supported by ASC Science Educators, volunteers and interns.

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Music City Science - Transit Adventures
(Entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in fall 2012)
ASC is launching a one-of-a-kind summer camp experience designed to promote independence in young adolescents while taking advantage of Nashville’s cultural, business and academic landscapes. This specially designed program for youth combines leadership development, science education, and environmental stewardship into one exceptional experience! Campers learn independence, gain confidence and put them into practice within our summer camp program.

Watch your child gain an independence and confidence you didn’t think possible over the course of one week. Specially designed for “tweens,” campers plan, pick and go to town – literally – every single day. Transit Campers start each day at ASC to plan a route, choose the day’s team leader, then head out on MTA buses to explore the sights and sounds of Music City USA.

This program is an excellent opportunity to develop and demonstrate leadership, responsibility, and independent decision-making – all valuable skills for academic and personal success.

Transit Adventures is supported, in part, by Nashville MTA



Fees: $185/week for members, $230/week for non-members
Registration and payment must be received no later than the Thursday (by 5 p.m.) before the first day of camp.

Whiz Kids*
May 29 - June 1
July 2 - 6
 (no camp July 4)
Laugh and learn while using logic, numbers, and critical thinking skills to solve puzzles and crack codes. Combines the fun of playing games with problem solving to stimulate young minds!

Robotics 101**
June 4 - 8 

July 9 - 13 -- FULL
Campers will design and build fun models of machines and animals, experimenting with everything from mechanics to motors and sensors. From basic engineering skills to simple electronics, learn what makes a robot tick. (cost includes a $25 materials fee)

Build It
June 11 - 15 - FULL
July 16 - 20
Triumph over a variety of engineering challenges. Engage the imagination to build toys and machines. Design and create a marble coaster, a motorized critter or a fling-a-majig!

June 18-22
July 23-27 - FULL
Animation, gaming, and apps, oh my! Technology is everywhere. Campers learn how to use and create a wide variety of cool innovations and gadgets found in the Adventure Science Center. 

Crazy Chemistry
June 25 -29 -- FULL
July 30 -
Aug.3 - FULL
“Have a blast” exploring matter and reactions. Slime, goo, and things that go POP! are all part of the strange science of chemistry!

Daily Science camps are available for children entering K - 6th grades. Experiments, schedules and topics change daily. Camps are from 9 am- 4 pm with extended care available each day. This camp has a daily fee schedule of $45 per day for ASC Members and $55 per day for non-members.

*Whiz Kids camp fees are reduced because of the shortened holiday weeks. Weekly rates are $155 for ASC members and $195 for non-members.

**Robotics 101 weeks have a higher cost due to supply needs.

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Become a member of ASC and receive the member discount on camps immediately.
Please always call for availability (615-862-5177) before sending registration forms or arriving at the center for camp. The web site may not have the most up-to-date availability information.

Weekly Camps K-6




May 29 - June 1 
(no camp May 28)
Whiz Kids $155 Members
$195 Non-members
June 4-8 Robotics 101 $210 Members
$260 Non-members
June 11-15 Build It! -- FULL $185 Members
$230 Non-members


Music City Science (grades 7-9)
$210 Members
$255 Non-members
June 18-22 TechnoKids $185 Members
$230 Non-members


Music City Science (grades 7-9) $210 Members
$255 Non-members
June 25-29 Crazy Chemistry  -FULL $185 Members
$230 Non-members
July 2-6
(no camp July 4)
Whiz Kids $155 Members
$195 Non-members
July 9-13 Robotics 101 - FULL $210 Members
$260 Non-members
July 16-20 Build It! -- FULL $185 Members
$230 Non-members
July 23-27 TechnoKids - FULL $185 Members
$230 Non-members
July 30 - Aug. 3* Crazy Chemistry - FULL $185 Members
$230 Non-members
Aug. 6-10 Sci-Sampler - CALL TO CHECK $45/day Members
$55/day Non-members

Other Fees:
Early Care:  $30 per week (or $6 per day)
Late Care: $30 per week (or $6 per day)

*In light of Metro Nashville Public Schools new school calendar, ASC will work with parents who may not need a full week of camp for July 30 - Aug. 3. Please contact our Reservationist (615-862-5177) to discuss your camp needs if this is the case.

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Please download and complete both the health information form and the registration form.  Please be sure to include payment information with your registration materials. Adventure Science Center accepts VISA, Mastercard and Discover card, or if mailing your registration you may pay by check. Registration and payment must be received no later than the Thursday (by 5 p.m.) before the first day of camp.

Fax your completed forms to (615) 862-5178,


Mail your forms to  Adventure Science Center Camp Quest, 800 Fort Negley Boulevard, Nashville, TN 37203.

IMPORTANT: Your spot is not reserved until payment is received.
Please check on camp availability before sending in forms or arriving at the center.

A. Health Information Forms
B. Registration Form


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