Fusion Summer Camp

Tucson's favorite science summer camp!

We're back for a summer program filled with science and excitement! Undersea adventures, engineering challenges, galactic explorations, and much more await you at Flandrau's 2024 Fusion Camp.

Learn more below...

The Basics 

About

Fusion Camp at the University of Arizona is a summer camp in Tucson featuring science activities, arts and crafts, exploration of science exhibits, planetarium shows, and special presentations from science experts for kids entering grades 1st through 5th in the fall semester. All sessions are taught by educators with a passion for inspiring a love of learning and fun!

Dates

All sessions are Monday through Friday. Families may register for up to four weeks of camp.

  • Week I - June 3rd - 7th
  • Week II - June 10th - 14th
  • Week III - June 17th - 21st
  • Week IV - June 24th - 28th

Times

Camp Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Drop off time: 8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Pick up time: 4:00 to 4:30 p.m.

Age Groups

Please register for the grade your camper will be entering in Fall 2024. We will have two age groups:

  • Grades 1-2
  • Grades 3-5

Cost

Non-Member Rate: $395 / week

Flandrau Member Rate: $355 / week

Programming Themes by Week and Age Group

Week One

1st - 2nd Grade: Space Adventures

June 3rd - 7th


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Little girl in purple planetarium dome

Are you ready for a space adventure? Join us for a galactic journey through our solar system to learn about planets, moons, comets, space exploration and much more! Be ready for an out of this world experience.

3rd - 5th Grade: Nature's Fury

June 3rd - 7th


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Nature's Fury

Brace yourself as we explore nature’s extremes such as monsoons, tornadoes, earthquakes, volcanoes, and more. We will investigate how these forces shape life on Earth and learn how scientists help us understand and survive them.

THIS SESSION IS FULL. 

Week Two

1st - 2nd Grade: Bug Buddies

June 10th - 14th


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Science workshop at Flandrau

Discover the amazing world of insects! We will explore our crawling, hopping, and flying friends’ characteristics, diversity, life cycles, and the important roles they play in nature.

 

3rd - 5th Grade: Black Hole Odyssey

June 10th - 14th


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Summer campers look at telescope

Explore the inner workings of our universe and learn about galaxies, stars, dark matter, black holes and more! This camp will unlock some of the mysteries of our universe with special guests from the UA Department of Astronomy.

THIS SESSION IS FULL. 

Week Three

1st - 2nd Grade: Sharks are Fintastic!

June 17th - 21st


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Marine discovery

Dive in to learn why sharks are such fascinating animals. We will learn about different shark species, their anatomy, adaptations, and their importance in marine environments.

3rd - 5th Grade: Engineering Quest

June 17th - 21st


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Engineering

If you like to problem solve, construct, and create, this camp is made for you! Test your designing and building skills in a series of fun daily challenges creating various contraptions such as rockets, boats, and much more!

​​THIS SESSION IS FULL.

Week Four

1st - 2nd Grade: Construction Zone

June 24th - 28th


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engineering activity

Unleash your inner builder with a week of designing and building! Campers will use basic engineering principles to design, construct, and test various machines and structures, such as rovers, rockets, and bridges.

3rd - 5th Grade: Bug Bonanza

June 24th - 28th


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Entomology workshop at Flandrau

Get ready for an exciting journey into the fascinating world of insects! Join us for an unforgettable experience filled with exploration, discovery, and hands-on activities to learn about the incredible diversity of insects around us.

​​​​THIS SESSION IS FULL. 

Registration

family visiting science exhibits

Become a member and save on Fusion Camp registration! Plus, enjoy free admission to science exhibits year-round, $5 planetarium shows, and many other perks.

Members save $40 per week, per child!

Memberships

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Want more details about snack time, outdoor time, daily medication needs, and other subjects?

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Waitlist

If you would like to be added to the wait list for a camp that is full, please email Fusion Camp at FusionCamp@arizona.edu with "Wait List" in the subject line. Please include the camper's first and last name, grade for Fall 2024, camp week, and your best method of contact.

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