At your local YMCA

We partner with your local YMCA to bring Mad Science and Crayola Imagine Arts Academy camps to locations across the Niagara Region. Half the day is spent in our hands-on science or arts programming, and the remainder is filled with YMCA day camp activities. This allows us to provide the best of both worlds - high quality STEAM based programming, and the camp infrastructure of the YMCA including busing, extended care, and swimming (at most locations) for only $210 per full week of full day camp.

Camps run in St Catharines, Niagara Falls, Welland, Port Colborne, Fort Erie and Beamsville.

The YMCA Daycamp office can be contacted at 905-934-9755 x280.

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Summer Camp 2020 Themes

Science and engineering combine as campers create and control pulleys, levers, catapults, and mega-pinchers! Campers create cool Mad Science take-homes every day!

Sherlock Holmes would be proud! Harness and hone your observation skills as you explore what it takes to be an ace detective. Check for clues using handwriting analysis, UV prints and evidence left at a crime science. Campers take home cool Mad Science take-homes every day!

JUNIOR MAD SCIENCE CAMP !NEW! Specialty Camp for ages 5-6
Each day these littlest of Mad Scientists will explore a different STEM topic in a fun and hands-on way! Spend a day as a Zoologist, then continue your Biology excitement with an exploration of the Human Body. Chemistry! Engineering! Physics! Campers take home cool Mad Science take-homes every day!

(the YMCA also has school age and junior camps from our sister brand - Crayola® Imagine Arts Academy)

All About Our Camps!

The Camp Experience

Our camps are a great way to help stop the summer slide and have fun at the same time!

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Happy Customers

Here's what parents have to say about our camps!

Both of our boys did Mad Science summer camps when they were younger, and loved the experience! It was a very fun and interactive experience for them. And counselor Beth Morrell is the best!!!


Raleigh, NC

My son attended the Earth, Space & Beyond Mad Science Camp last summer and absolutely loved it! The hours were convenient for our family, and the location was close by for us. We're sending him again to a Mad Science camp this upcoming summer. These are well run camps, in our experience, and I recommend them for people looking for a fun, science-based camp experience.


Silver Spring, MD

My son participated in a true "camp" with horses, swimming, fishing and hiking and he was MORE excited about this camp than anything else he's done all summer. Great job on your end!


Austin, TX