Virtual Science Camps

Attend camp from home

At the DNA Learning Center, we have invested more than 30 years in passionately delivering a hands-on learning approach to middle and high school science students. Now, our world-class center delivers the same enriching educational experience to students entering 6th through 12th grade across the United States through our array of virtual science camps.

Engaging with topics like genetics and molecular biology, students will learn invaluable scientific concepts while taking part in fun science activities kids can do at home. Even though they will be learning remotely, students will still be able to connect with classmates and instructors in our live and on-demand programs.

We are pleased to continue to offer two types of virtual instruction in 2021!

Virtual
Live Instruction Camp

Attend camp from home alongside a class of students.

Designed for 6th through 12th graders, our virtual science camps incorporate a demonstrations of procedural wet lab techniques followed by discussion of relevant concepts and analysis of results. Because the camp is live, students are able to interact with each other and the instructor in real time.

These camps are conducted on Zoom. To ensure your child  is familiar with the platform and fully prepared to join, we'll send out a detailed walk-through of Zoom before camp starts (See also our Technology Instructions).

Also, to help facilitate these virtual summer camps, particpants will:

  • Receive a kit: Inside the kit, we include materials to complete labs at home. These kits can either be shipped or picked up at a DNALC location. (Kits are not required for BioCoding.)
  • Split sessions: The virtual science camp splits the students' time between small breakout groups and a large group containing the whole class.
  • Join "Parent Participation" activities: At the end of the Fun with DNA, World of Enzymes, and Forensic Detectives camps, students can invite their parents or guardians to join their class and participate in fun activities.
Learn about Virtual Live Camps

Virtual
On-Demand Video Camp

Participate from home with recorded
materials at your own pace.

With our On-Demand science summer camps, students have the opportunity to join at any time throughout the summer—from any location. These online virtual summer camps are self-paced, allowing students to have flexibility and control over their learning.

We provide pre-recorded daily lessons and prepared materials that can be completed independently or together as a class. With the camp, students will also have access to a DNALC educator, who can assist with any questions as well as troubleshooting labs and sharing results.

Virtual On-Demand camps include a kit, which features everything from lab materials to camp-specific workbooks and procedures. For your convenience, these kits can either be shipped straight to your home or picked up at your nearest DNALC location.

Learn about Virtual On-Demand Camps

Virtual Camps

Six DNALC camps have been adapted for virtual instruction

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Fun with DNA

In-Person | Virtual Live | On-Demand

Entry-level course in DNA science; entering grades 6–7

World of Enzymes

In-Person | Virtual Live | On-Demand

Intro to enzymes in molecular biology and industry; entering grade 8 & Fun alumni entering grade 7

Forensic Detectives

In-Person | Virtual Live | On-Demand

Intro to conventional forensic science; entering grades 9–10

DNA Barcoding

In-Person | Virtual Live | On-Demand

Use DNA barcoding to explore biodiversity; entering grades 10–12, or 9 with biology coursework

BioCoding

In-Person | Virtual Live

Intro to programming and bioinformatics; entering grades 11–12

Genome Science

In-Person | Virtual Live | On-Demand

Analyze the genetic complement of several organisms; entering grades 11–12 with advanced coursework or camp

Register for an Online Summer Camp Today

For fun kids educational activities that incorporate hands-on learning and high-tech experimentation, you will not want to miss out on our virtual science camps. Whether your middle schooler is fascinated by enzymes or you want to cover DNA barcoding with your high schooler, our online summer courses for kids will allow them to immerse themselves in the world of science and learn from the best.

To enroll your student in one of our online summer camps, just sign in to or register for a parent/guardian account!