STEAM Summer Camp

Summer Camp registration is now open!

Summer Camps at Roberson give kids a way to engage in indoor and outdoor activities–keeping young minds sharp. These week-long summer camps are all led by a team of experienced educators who will foster your child’s passion for forensic science, wildlife, film, fitness, and much more!

We limit the number of campers to 10 per each camp to ensure a safe and personalize experience for your child.


Date & Time

June 27 – September 2, 2022, 9AM – 3PM

Before care (8 – 9AM) and after care (3 – 5:15PM) are offered at a nominal fee of $30 per week.


Currently in Grades 2 – 8


Price for an entire week is $190 for Roberson Members, and $235 for Not-Yet-Members. We’ve also added an option for parents to make $25 deposits and pay later. Deposits are non-refundable.

2022 Summer Camps

Registration for summer camps is now open.

Monday, June 27 – Friday, July 1

  • FULL – NEW! Abrakadoodle Art (Grades 2 – 4)
    Due to popular demand we’ve added another week of Abrakadoodle Art! Explore a unique style of art each day including abstract art, scenic art, mosaics and sculptures. Campers will create their own works of art throughout the week using various mediums such as clay, paint, colored pencils, and more to be featured in a talent showcase at the end of the week.


Tuesday, July 5 – Friday, July 8

  • FULL – Animal Science (Grades 2 – 4)
    Calling all animal lovers! This camp will combine hands-on science and art activities to learn all about the world of Veterinary Science. Your camper will gain firsthand experience using microscopes and examining animals up close throughout this week of camp.
  • 3 SLOTS LEFT – Galaxy Quest (Grades 5 – 7)
    Get ready to explore what is beyond our planet in this wild week of all things space! Campers will make their own constellations, explore the physics behind a meteor shower, and learn what lies in and beyond our galaxy through presentations in our digital planetarium.


Monday, July 11 – Friday, July 15

  • FULL – Sensational Senses (Grades 2 – 4)
    Campers spend each day exploring one of our five senses. Learn the science behind our senses while taking part in fun hands-on activities. Campers will play a game where they are stripped of their ability to see colors, use only their sense of touch to create art, and test their ability to distinguish smells.
  • FULL – CSI Camp (Grades 5 – 7)
    Can you crack the case? Campers will enter the Museum to find that a crime has occurred in the Mansion! They will spend the week exploring the world of forensic science as they conduct evidence analysis, witness interrogation, and fingerprinting to solve the mystery. At the conclusion of camp, students will conduct a trial with a jury where they’ll attempt to prove their case using the evidence they have collected.


Monday, July 18 – Friday, July 22

  • FULL – There’s No Place Like Space (Grades 2 – 4)
    Up, up and away! In this week, campers will learn all about our galaxy and beyond. Create exoplanet inspired art, watch shows in our digital planetarium, and design their own constellations!
  • FULL – Get Ready to Play! (Grades 4 – 6)
    From Ancient Egyptian sports to modern game shows, campers will explore and participate in the evolution of games throughout time and across the globe. Campers will try their hand at Chinese Mancala or the first card games of the world. At the end of the week, campers will put what they’ve learned to the test and create the very first Roberson Game Show to play during the camp showcase.


Monday, July 25 – Friday, July 29

  • 1 SPOT LEFT – Citizen Scientists (Grades 4 – 6)
    In the age of connection, scientists are becoming increasingly interested in engaging community collaborators to gather data. In this week, campers will learn the ways in which they can actively participate and contribute to on-going scientific research in their communities. Learn how to track invasive species on trees, test water quality, and classify galaxies. Campers will submit their findings to real national research databases!
  • FULL – Lights, Camera, Action! (Grades 6 – 8)
    Explore flip books, stop-motion, and programmed animation, as campers spend this week putting art into motion! This popular camp walks students through the history and technology of animated film–culminating in campers scripting, filming, and editing their own Claymation short. Campers will receive a digital copy of their completed projects at the end of the week to take home and show family and friends.


Monday, August 1 – Friday, August 5 

  • FULL- World Explorers (Grades 2 – 4)
    Spend the week discovering current and ancient cultures. We’ll learn about a new culture every day, and partake in activities, such as games and crafts.
  • 2 SPOTS LEFT – Go Green Bootcamp (Grade 5 – 7)
    From designing their own windmill, to building water filtration systems, campers will spend this week learning how we can take better care of our planet. Use recycled materials to build tools, create art, and much more in this week of giving back to nature.


Monday, August 8 – Friday, August 12

  • FULL – Outdoor Art Camp (Grades 2 – 4)
    Art imitates nature, so we may as well dive into nature to make art! Splatter paint, experiment with sand, and explore all the mediums of art that are just too big and wild to be kept indoors.
  • FULL- Art Masters (Grade 6 – 8)
    Let’s get inspired! Learn the art techniques and scientific methods used behind some of the world’s most famous works of art. We’ll create original pieces inspired by Claude Monet, Picasso, and Andy Warhol–as well as take inspiration from art in the Museum. We’ll explore how advances in technology have impacted the way art is made from materials to distribution.


Monday, August 15 – Friday, August 19

  • FULL – Sticky Icky and Weird (Grades 2 – 4)
    Join us as we explore all things bizarre in this thoroughly creepy and crawly week of science. Build insect mazes, explore the bodies’ strangest functions, and make bubbling concoctions in this wacky week of camp perfect for the crazy scientist.
  • FULL – Time Travelers (Grades 4 – 6)
    Spend the week discovering various civilizations throughout history. Campers will encounter new time periods each day, partaking in hands-on activities as they translate and create Morse code messages, make a prehistoric fossil, and explore the myths of Ancient Greece.


Monday, August 22 – Friday, August 26

  • FULL – Abrakadoodle Art (Grades 2 – 4)
    Explore a unique style of art each day including abstract art, scenic art, mosaics and sculptures. Campers will create their own works of art throughout the week using various mediums such as clay, paint, colored pencils, and more to be featured in a talent showcase at the end of the week.
  • FULL – Tinker Time (Grades 5 – 7)
    Ever dream of becoming an inventor? At TinkerTime you can! Campers will use their imagination and problem solving skills to design simple machines, musical instruments and new inventions. At the end of the week, campers will create their own exhibit to demonstrate their new inventions.


Monday, August 29 – Friday, September 2

  • FULL – Need for Speed! (Grades 4 – 6)
    Ready, set, go! In this engineering camp, we will explore the physics behind speed. We’ll investigate the impacts of friction, gravity, and more as you design balloon powered cars, propeller boats, and homemade miniature roller coasters.
  • FULL – Kitchen Chemistry (Grades 6 – 8)
    Ever wonder what makes a good cookie, good? Join us in the lab as we explore the science behind some of your camper’s favorite treats. Learn the difference between baking powder and baking soda, experiment with Kool-Aid, use dry ice to make your own ice-cream, and much more!

Support provided by the general operations support grants from the United Cultural Fund, a program of the Broome County Arts Council; the Conrad and Virginia Klee Foundation; the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program, administered by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreational, and Historical Preservation; and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.