Welcome to Madison’s new summer program:
The mission of MCDS Summer Discovery is to engage and captivate young people’s imaginations in project-based, hands-on experiences. Spending the summer on our inspiring campus and working in our Science laboratories and Technology Makerspace, participants will gain a conceptual understanding of how technology, science, and nature interrelate, experiencing all aspects of a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) education.
MCDS Summer Discovery won Hulafrog’s Most Loved Award!
Learn more here.
Register nowRegistration for Summer Discovery 2019 is now open!
Space is limited! Register now to ensure you get the courses you want.
For Summer 2019, we will be presenting all new content, courses and activities!
See below for information about upcoming Summer Discovery sessions. Hover over the course name to see the course description.
Grade levels below refer to the grades students will be entering in Fall 2019.
|K–Grade 2*||Grades 3–5*||Grades 6–8*|
Earth Science: Explore Your World
Technovation: Robotics and Circuits Edition
|SESSION FULL||SESSION FULL|
Engineering: Electricity and Magnetism
Art Design: Imaginarium
Math, Music, and Coding: Digital DJs and Math Marvels
SportScience: MythBuster Version 2.0
July 29–Aug 2
* Grade entering for Fall 2019
Dates & Rates
Early registration deadline: Feb 15 ($25 off)
Session 1: June 17–21
Session 2: June 24–28
(No Session: July 1–5)
Session 3: July 8–12
Session 4: July 15–19
Session 5: July 22–26
Session 6: July 29–Aug 2
*$25/week discount for registering for all weeks. Fee includes all materials, equipment use, instruction, and two healthy snack breaks. Campers are asked to pack a lunch, water bottle, and sunscreen.
Extended Care (if needed): $10/session. Early care begins at 8 a.m. After care until 5 p.m.
Cancellation policy: Full refund if canceled before March 31, less a $50 administrative fee. Cancellation between April 1 and May 31 will result in a 50% refund. Any cancellations after May 31 will not be refundable. If your summer plans change, you can change to a different week without penalty, provided space is available.
9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Each day begins with a welcoming community-building group activity to engage campers and develop friendships. Teachers then supervise small groups during 3 to 4 STEAM activity sessions where campers can build, design, and learn at their own pace. Campers have plenty of time to enjoy the beautiful and expansive MCDS campus including a daily picnic-table lunch overlooking the prairie and outdoor time to play and explore. The day ends with an active and engaging campwide game or activity!