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Camp Details

Summer 2022

We are very excited to be able to offer Young Scientists Camp (YSC) for Summer 2022. We look forward to doing science with your kids!

We will be following all campus and state/local guidelines regarding COVID. Please note that as health guidelines change, so too will our requirements. The YSC staff will let you know how we will proceed as we get closer to the start of camp.

Please note that seats for the 2nd, 3rd/4th, 5th/6th, and 7th/8th Grade sections of camp are sold out. Seats for physics science for high school girls are still available. Please email if you would like to be added to the waitlist.

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Camp will run Monday-Friday, 8:30am-12:00pm, July 18-29, 2022.


The camp takes place in the science laboratories on the campus of California State University, Long Beach.

Topics for this Year

(SOLD OUT): Entering 2nd Grade - Ecosystem Explorers

Join us as we explore a variety of ecosystems and the plants and animals that live there!

children observing plants and animals in a pond

(SOLD OUT): Entering 3rd/4th Grade - It's Not Magic, It’s Science!

Abracadabra... science! Amaze your friends, learn some cool tricks and the science behind the magic.

Please note that seats are full for the 3rd/4th Grade section of camp and we cannot accept any more signups. Seats for other grades are still available.

children excited about magnetized paper clips

(SOLD OUT): Entering 5th/6th Grade - CSI Long Beach

Who done it? Join us as we solve a variety of mysteries using forensic science techniques.

Please note that seats are full for the 5th/6th Grade section of camp and we cannot accept any more signups. Seats for other grades are still available.

children brushing a glass container for fingerprints

(SOLD OUT): Entering 7th/8th Grade - Electrifying Science

Where does electricity come from? How can we use electricity to solve everyday problems like lighting a house or running devices.

fruit connecting through electrical wire

Girls Entering 9th-12th Grade - Fashion Physics

Circuits and simple coding will be used to help you create some wearable physics projects.

girls programming small connected devices


  • $350 per student
  • $25 sibling discount
  • $75 cancellation fee; no refunds after July 1

Parent Orientation

Thursday, July 14, 2022. We offer an optional parent orientation on the Cal State Long Beach campus in the Hall of Science (HSCI) room 103. You'll be able to meet your child's teachers, see their classroom, get an overview of camp, and have all of your logistical questions answered.

Parking for the orientation will be in Lot E10 (off West Campus Drive). YSC staff will be in the parking lot to help you with parking. More detailed information will been sent via email to registered campers.

Camp Open House

Friday, July 29, 2022. An invitation will be distributed during camp. Please have your child turn in the RSVP to their instructor or email if you want to attend. RSVPs are required in order to receive 1 free parking permit per family for this event.

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