Vacation Adventures

For kids 6-10 who love to learn even on vacations
For kids 11-14 who want to join the Teen Leadership Program

February 21-24, April 18-21  2023
8:00 am to 3:00 pm
Fee: $60 a day for ages 6-10 or $205 for the week, $25 a day for ages 11-14.

Registration is required at least one week prior to the program date to reserve a spot.

Extended Day: Extended Day Option from 3:00 to 5:00 pm is available for $15 per day. It will include a snack and drink. Minimum 3 students; confirmation will be given at least 1 week prior to the start date.


February Vacation Adventures: Invention Convention
Tuesday-Friday February 21-24, 2023

Take on new invention requests from amusement park designers, vehicle specialists, environmental debris experts, sea survival life jacket technicians, and Rube Goldberg challengers.  Build and design prototypes in a variety of ways.  Test and market your products to your classmates and the NESS Innovation Imagination Brain Trust.

Each day will offer a different challenge: Sign up now for all 4 days or just one.         


Register online


April Vacation Adventures: Monster Detectives
Tuesday-Friday April 18-21, 2023

Go on an imaginary quest to find the mysterious creatures that have been let loose in our world.  Use technology and outdoor exploration to explore some of the habitats where some of these creatures may be lurking like the deep sea, rainforests, urban, grasses, and trees.  Use stop-motion animation to capture your creature on camera while making a digital story to share your findings with the Phoenix Magical Creatures Registry.

Each day will offer a different challenge: Sign up now for all 4 days or just one.         


Register online


Teen Leadership Program
Tuesday-Friday, February 21-24 & April 18-21, 2023
Max. 3 students/week

The Teen Leadership Program is for young people who are excited to take the next step in leadership, mentoring, and teaching. Each teen leader will assist our course teachers in the field of engineering/inventions, mentoring younger children, helping out with the activities for the day, and supervising recess or play at the park. Teen leaders will be given special assignments by their directing teacher and be responsible for various odd jobs that make the course run smoothly. Interest in science, animals, inventing and building with art materials, and using technology (Mac based) to create presentations — a plus.

To apply to be a teen leader, please email [email protected] to inquire about availability and the application procedure.


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Questions: Call 978-741-0870 or email [email protected]