Summer Programs

The Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky offers a wide range of fun and exciting summer enrichment programs in May, June & July designed to spark imaginative learning. These enrichment programs or “camps” teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in a totally hands-on manner where students are out of the classroom and on their feet having fun and learning. Topics range from basic engineering using Legos, space science, environmental issues, spy technology, rocket technology, and doing fun science experiments. 

Students, ages 5-16, are engaged in a series of fun hands-on experiments and demonstrations. Our programs are led by highly-trained and enthusiastic Mad Scientists on a mission to get kids excited about science and how it affects the world around them.

All programs begin at 10 a.m. & end at 3 p.m. Lunch will be provided. We recommend comfortable shoes and clothing.

Camp Fees

Thanks to our summer camp sponsors, the Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky will once
again offer our summer camp programs at a discounted rate.

All single day camps are $25 - a $10 deposit is required with registration. Two day programs are $50.

Click Here or click the image above to download our 2016 Summer Camp Brochure and Registration Form!

Cartoon Workshop

July 6 • AGES: 8-12

The “Cartooning Workshop” is coming back this summer! This camp is dedicated to those interested in writing, sharing, and creating your very own comic strip, comic book, or illustrated story! Students will learn the craft of cartooning from the ground up from a published, award-winning cartoonist, author, and illustrator; Christopher Epling(

Sequential Art

July 7 • AGES: 11-16

For campers that want to go a little farther with their writing, Christopher Epling will lead participants through the process of what it takes to see their work published; from writing and concept, to craft and production.
If you are interested in creating your own comic-strip, comic book, illustrated story, or graphic novel as well as improving creative writing for college courses, you won’t want to miss this amazing opportunity!

LEGO Creations

June 21 / July 26 • AGES: 6-10

Are you a hands-on builder, a designer, or maybe a future engineer and are looking for some fun this summer? Then come to LEGO Creations for a full day of fun, creativity and imagination. What do you think you can build?

LEGO Construction

June 6 / July 27 • AGES: 8-12

How do we make it bigger and better? In this program participants learn about structure, function, and the forces involved in construction. The Engineering Design Process will guide them through building their creations just like it does professional engineers as they develop concepts, come up with a plan and bring their ideas to life.

LEGO Gladiators

June 27-28 • AGES: 11-16

Head to head combat is the name of the game in this program. Participants form teams which will build and design their own LEGO robots to compete in a remote controlled SUMO tournament. Creativity is a requirement as teams learn about the physics that take place in a robot fight and customize their robots based on what they have learned.

Astronaut for a Day

June 7 / July 25 • AGES: 5-10

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be an astronaut in space? What do they eat and how do they eat it? What do they do for fun? How cold is it in space? Where do they sleep?

Come to the Challenger Learning Center of Kentucky to be an Astronaut for a Day. You'll have fun learning all about living, working, eating and playing in space, as well as what it would take to survive.

Spy Tech

June 30 / July 13 • AGES: 6-10

Attention secret agents! A mad scientist is on the loose and we need your help to bring him to justice. We are calling all agents for training and deployment on this critical mission. You will need to be trained in the use of our latest spy technology and gadgets, including invisible ink, night vision goggles and classified spy techniques! You never know what to expect in the life of a secret agent, the next clue could be where you least expect it.

Wild In Your Backyard

June 9 • AGES: 5-10

Have you ever wondered...

To find the answers to these and many other questions about things that are “Wild In Your Backyard” spend the day with us exploring all of the interesting things found in “Our Backyard”.

Bug In The Program

July 18 • AGES: 7-10

Do you enjoy playing computer games? How would you like to design your own computer game in which a character interacts with other objects? How about getting a princess to her castle while being chased by a dragon? You will begin with computer free activities and move to iPad based challenges. You can be as creative as you want and hopefully you won't hear, "Bug in the program"!

Tinker with Tynker

July 19 • AGES: 9-13

Would you like to make your own App? Then come and Tinker with Tynker! You will learn how to use code to program your own game app. Then your creativity can run wild as you design whatever you can think of in Tynker. Who knows, you may be Tinkering today and a world famous app designer tomorrow!