OPEN NOW! Choose from 8 weekly modules

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Limited slots are available for a new eight‐week summer STEM program for K‐5 children. The curriculum is designed and taught by Columbia University‐affiliated faculty and students (from Teachers College and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences). Weekly sessions follow themes such as biomedical engineering, structural design, and green energy. Each theme will be explored through different lenses of science. Each session will involve hands‐on experiments and will be “maker” focused. Children will leave HYPOTHEkids summer program with:

  • A love of science,
  • The feeling that they can do science and science is for them whether they are a girl or a boy,
  • The ability to think like a scientist, form a hypothesis, gather and sort data and form a conclusion,
  • A budding entrepreneurial spirit, as they make things and think about design and production.
  • A keepsake NYC-designed and made lab coat by our friends at fashion-tech company Thunderlily along with the badge associated with the week of camp they attend. Attend more weeks and earn more badges!

Hk camp photos courtesy of Timothy Lee photographers

Location: The program will be held in the newly constructed Dwyer Cultural Center, steps from a new and beautiful playground in Morningside Park, and served by subway subway lines. More about the location here.

Dates: Weekly themed session from July 7th to August 29th

Times: 8.30 AM – 5.30 PM

Tuition: $695/week. All material fees and trips are included. Limited scholarships are available for students who can demonstrate need. Apply here.

Ages: Kindergarten to Grade 5. Children will be grouped by age and skill level.


Session 1: Our Molecular World

July 7th-11th



Session 2: Living Science

July 14th-18th



Session 3: All Senses on Science

July 21st-25th



Session 4: Up and Away

July 28th – August 1st



Session 5: Powered by Nature

August 4th-8th



Session 6: Tech Week

August 11th-15th


Session 7: Science of NYC

August 18th-22nd


Session 8: Kidventor Week

August 25th-29th
(in progress)


Cancellation Policy

  • Refund will be issued in the same manner payment was made.
  • Cancellations made 30+ days before your camp week will receive 75% refund.
  • Cancellation made 15-29 days prior to camp week will receive 50% refund.
  • Cancellations 14 or fewer days prior to camp week will not receive a refund.
  • Cancellation requests due to illness or accident prior to the camp session start date require a physician’s written verification. Upon receipt of verification, we will issue a full refund.
  • All cancellation notices must be sent to

Sponsor a Student!

We have many scholarship requests from promising students in need. Sponsor a student and get unique, one-of-a-kind gifts from HYPOTHEkids, including:

  • custom-designed Hk badges,
  • a beautiful machined stainless steel pen,
  • windproof Blunt umbrellas with Harlem Biospace logo,
  • a unique seasonal clock designed by an NYC artist,
  • and a bronze or patina bust of Nikolas Tesla made by a Brooklyn sculptor.

 Sponsorship Opportunities and Gifts

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