Build an electric powered roller coaster. Create a superhero mobile. Design and battle a team of robots. Launch rockets to new speeds and heights. The children who engage in these once-in-a-lifetime activities at Destination Science camps aren't just having fun—they're learning science. At over 130 camp locations in six states, counselors lead campers ages 5 to 11 through a full week of hands-on exploration in various disciplines. Aided by kid-friendly tools, entertaining demonstrations, and inventive lesson plans, they teach campers the basics of scientific inquiry through the fun of exploration and experimentation. The four main camps focus on topics ranging from human and marine biology to astronomy, engineering, and physics, often with engaging games and hands-on projects. All of Destination Science's instructors are experienced educators and university students, each focused in the sciences and chosen for their ability to relate to children and build an effective baking-soda volcano.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Most Popular Attraction/Offering: Summer Camps
Recommended Age Group: Kids
Q&A with Shilpa Dalmia, President and Co-Founder
Apart from your business's main attraction, do you offer any "hidden" services or activities that visitors are always delighted to learn about?
We are a one-stop shop for parents to find and book summer camps and classes for kids. Parents can search for activities by their child's age, activity type, location, dates, find discounts all in one place. Once they find what they are interested in, they can add it to their ActivityHero calendar, share with friends and complete the booking using one form.
Have you ever been a patron of your own business? If so, what was the most enjoyable part?
We use ActivityHero to find and book summer camps and after-school classes for our kids all the time.
There’s a world where monsters are storming a castle and one person is trapped within the walls. Nearby, in another world, a wizard dances on the shore of a beach. As distant as these worlds—and an infinite number of other worlds—might seem, they both came into being at Digital Monkey School. Founded by Greg Orduyan in 2006, Digital Monkey offers all-ages classes on creating 3-D, 2-D, and animated art on a computer. A veteran of the video-game industry for more than 15 years, Orduyan was a central figure in the design of such PS2 staples as Frequency_—a predecessor to _Guitar Hero_—and _Silent Hill 2. Elementary-aged children and older can sign up for the digital-painting course, where they learn to apply lessons from traditional painting when working with a stylus and tablet, and an introduction to video-game development, which covers basic programming and financial planning in gold-coin-based economies.
Martial arts at Belmont's Gold Medal Martial Arts is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
Whether you're looking for a quick snack or a full meal, the restaurant at this studio is sure to dish out something delicious.
Take the kids along too — this studio is a great spot for families with activities that even little ones will love.
Learn how to defend yourself in a wide variety of situations with a mixed martial arts class.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Looking for a fun new skill? Test your body, mind, and spirit as you learn martial arts at Gold Medal Martial Arts in Belmont.
Martial arts at Belmont's Pure Shaolin Kung Fu is a great workout that will leave you feeling Zen.
Sure you could eat at home, but you'll want to take advantage of this studio's restaurant for high-class food.
Families will feel right at home at this studio with its kid-friendly atmosphere.
These kickboxing classes allow you to build endurance and learn basic kickboxing moves.
Strengthen your body and build up your muscles with a mixed martial arts class.
Brush up on your parallel parking skills — the studio's Old County Rd location offers nearby street parking.
Gama Ride is a great place in Belmont to clear your mind and walk off a day's stress.
With food just the way you like it, this park elevates your restaurant experience just on the level of taste.
Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to this park — they'll love the scene here as much as mom and dad.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Gama Ride makes bikers feel at ease with the multiple storage racks outside.
No matter your plans, Gama Ride's park can always fit into your schedule. Just come and go as you please!