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June 13-17; 9am-4pm (Online registration for this camp closes on June 3. Call 303-492-7188 to register after this date.)
June 20-24; 9am-4pm (Online registration for this camp closes on June 10. Call 303-492-7188 to register after this date.)
$625
Location: Aurora Science and Tech Middle School

We all depend on the letters D-N-A for life, but what is really spelled out by our genetic code? How do cells use DNA and why do scientists study it? During this camp, we will inspect the structure of DNA, investigate its function, and examine variations in its code. Activities will include fun hands-on experiments and interactions with Anschutz Medical Campus scientists. Added bonus: No spelling tests! Join us for an exciting exploration of a molecule essential for human life!


In accordance with updated guidance from the CDC around COVID-19 transmission prevention, CU Science Discovery encourages, but does not require student participants and staff to wear masks throughout all programs. While this is the current policy of CU Science Discovery, we will continue to monitor the situation and make the best possible decisions in the interest of safety for participants and staff. When considering policy changes around COVID-19 transmission prevention, CU Science Discovery will adhere to all campus, county and Public Health guidelines. (Updated 3/7/22)

What to Bring: Because this is an in-person camp, participants are required to bring the following each day: 

  • Backpack for carrying their personal items and any camp materials they will be taking home. Note: In order to limit individual interactions, all participants will be required to keep their items together.
  • Filled water bottle.
  • 1-2 snacks, depending on the child's needs. 
  • A sack lunch.
  • All programs spend a portion of each day outside. Please send your child with clothing appropriate for the weather (jacket, sweatshirt and/or rain jacket.).
  • Optional: A mask and any additional Personal Protective Equipment the child will be utilizing.

Grade Policy: Careful consideration is used to determine grade levels for all camps and classes. To provide the highest quality experience for all students, it is necessary to adhere to the specified grade range for this program.

Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Science Discovery has designed its cancellation policy to minimize the number of program spots that are unused due to last-minute cancellations. Cancellations made more than 15 business days prior to the start of the program will incur a $35 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 15 business days of the start of the program. In the event that a program is cancelled by Science Discovery, registrants will receive a full refund. Transfer requests made up to 15 days prior to the start of a program will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 15 business days will incur a $35 administrative fee.