Summer Camps 2020

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Important Info!

Dear Parents,

The FCPS Earth and Space Science Lab (ESSL) offers excellent summer activities for children! This is the 10th year FCPS will provide a variety of ESSL camps. The camps are for students entering grades 1-8 in the 2020-2021 school year. We trust you will find activities a child in this age group will enjoy.  If your child has special needs, and are unsure if the camp is suited for your child, please contact the ESSL prior to enrollment.  

ESSL camp sessions have limited enrollment due to the size of our facility and the grade levels we can accommodate.

We are required to fund the program through camp fees. There is a possibility that a camp might be canceled due to lack of enrollment; if this happens, a refund or a chance to enroll in another camp would be arranged.

In order to help camps run smoothly and ensure the best experience possible for your child, please read the following:

1)    It’s important that your child wants to come to camp. This helps everyone have a great time!

2)    Before you submit payment, be sure your family’s summer schedule allows for your child to attend. Do NOT register your child to simply ‘hold a spot.’

There are no refunds unless we can fill the spot with another student. Refunds require an enormous amount of staff time and are expensive to the program.

3)    All registrations are online. Please complete the registration once you begin. Address any questions about payment with GoFan at 676-679-7676.

4)    The age requirements are for ‘students going into the listed grade level.’ Please adhere to the requirements.

5)    All camps are limited to 20 students and taught by CERTIFIED FCPS teachers.

6)    Each camp costs $125. Camps run Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM-12 PM. Drop off begins at 8:15 AM with prompt pickup at 12 PM.

If you have any questions concerning the camp offerings, please contact us by e-mail:
Lisa Bruck -
Adam Farbman-


July 13-16 Summer Star Institute (entering grades 6-8)

July 13-16 Lego Mindstorms Robotics(entering grades 3-6)

July 20-23 Art of Science (entering grades 3-5)

July 20-23 Summer Scientist (entering grades 2-3)

July 27-30 Shark Camp (entering grades 3-5) 

July 27-30 Summer Scientist (entering grades 2-3)

August 3-6 Lego Mindstorms Robotics (entering grades 3-6)

August 3-6 Summer Space Camp (entering grades 2-3)

August 10-13 Kids that Code (entering grades 1-3)