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3 - 2 - 1 Blast Off!

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Physical Science
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Yes! Your countdown to summer begins as you design, build, and launch your own rocket.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jun 22, 2015 to Jun 26, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
Jesuit High School
$275/$325
Jul 6, 2015 to Jul 10, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Jul 13, 2015 to Jul 17, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
Jesuit High School
$275/$325
Jul 20, 2015 to Jul 24, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Jul 27, 2015 to Jul 31, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325

Animation 2-3

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

Quiet on set! Look at animation from the director’s chair as you design storyboards, create sets and characters, and produce mini-movies.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jun 22, 2015 to Jun 26, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 
Jul 20, 2015 to Jul 24, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 
Aug 10, 2015 to Aug 14, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 

Animation 4-5

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

Quiet on set! Look at animation from the director’s chair as you design storyboards, create sets and characters, and produce mini-movies.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jun 29, 2015 to Jul 3, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 
Jul 13, 2015 to Jul 17, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Aug 3, 2015 to Aug 7, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350

Animation 6-8

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Quiet on set! Look at animation from the director’s chair as you design storyboards, create sets and characters, and produce mini-movies.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 6, 2015 to Jul 10, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Jul 27, 2015 to Jul 31, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350

Animator's Reunion

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Technology
Grade Level(s)
4th — 8th

Take your animation skills to the next level!

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jun 15, 2015 to Jun 19, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Aug 17, 2015 to Aug 21, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350

Astronomy Camp 2-3

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth & Space Science
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

Join us for a week of exploring, astronomy and fun.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 13, 2015 to Jul 17, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

Astronomy Camp 4-5

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth & Space Science
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

Learn about the stars, planets, sun, and moon under clear night skies of the central Oregon desert.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 10, 2015 to Aug 14, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

Astronomy Camp 6-8

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth & Space Science
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Join us in the central Oregon desert as we search the sky for galaxies, nebulae, and planets through a telescope.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 13, 2015 to Jul 17, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

Astronomy Camp 9-12

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth & Space Science
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th

Practice locating star clusters and galaxies with a telescope, then take your new skills to one of the largest and most popular astronomy events in the country: Oregon Star Party.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 10, 2015 to Aug 15, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Sat
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$565/$615

At the Seashore

Format
Classroom-based
Subject/Topic
Earth & Space Science, Life Science
Grade Level(s)
K — 1st

Dive in and make some waves as you explore how land and water come together at the seashore!

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jun 22, 2015 to Jun 26, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Jul 13, 2015 to Jul 17, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Aug 3, 2015 to Aug 7, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325

Backpacking:
Canadian Rockies

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Adventuring
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th

In this backpacking adventure in the Canadian Rockies, we’ll hike in alpine meadows; marvel at majestic and craggy peaks that tower above blue-green glacial lakes; and look for signs of bear, bighorn sheep and moose.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 27, 2015 to Aug 7, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Banff National Park, Canada
$825/$875

Backpacking:
Olallie Mountain

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Adventuring
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th

Backpack into the remote Three Sisters Wilderness to summit Olallie Mountain. We will explore Cascade forests see firsthand the scientific value and majesty of Oregon's wilderness.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 17, 2015 to Aug 21, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Three Sisters Wilderness, OR
$565/$615

Backpacking:
Olympic Park

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Adventuring
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th

Six days of spectacular backpacking through the magnificent peaks and lush rainforests of the Olympic Mountains.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 27, 2015 to Aug 1, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Sat
Olympic Peninsula, WA
$565/$615

Memorial Day at Hancock

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
May 22-25, 2015
Grade Level(s)
Family
Price Range
$215-$265
Start and end times
6pm Fri - Noon Mon

Visit Hancock Field Station for a weekend of fossil and wildlife exploration in the canyons of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.


Memorial Day at the Coast

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Kiwanilong, Warrenton, OR
Date(s)
May 22-25, 2015
Grade Level(s)
Family
Price Range
$215-$265
Start and end times
6pm Fri - Noon Mon

Spend a weekend at Camp Kiwanilong and enjoy ecology and marine biology activities with the entire family.


Animator's Reunion

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 15-19, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 8th
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Take your animation skills to the next level!


Cool Concoctions

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 15-19, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Slime! Flubber! Ice cream and cookies! Chemistry takes a fun twist as you mix, measure and pour chemicals into amazing (and sticky) combinations.


Games Galore 4-5

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 15-19, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Calling all gamers! You hold all of the high scores, but do you have what it takes to design your own video game? Of course you do, thanks to the wonderful world of digital graphics at OMSI.


Hit the Road 2-3

Format
Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 15-19, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Get out of the classroom for an action-packed adventure, exploring the most fascinating areas of our state. Plus an overnight at Newport South Beach!


Hit the Road 4-5

Format
Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 15-19, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Get out of the classroom for an action-packed adventure, exploring the most fascinating areas of our state. Plus an overnight at Newport South Beach!


Hit the Road 6-8

Format
Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 15-19, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Get out of the classroom for an action-packed adventure, exploring the most fascinating areas of our state. Plus an overnight at Newport South Beach!


Seaweed, Snails & Gray Whale Tails

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 15-19, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

What’s beneath the crashing waves and above the ocean floor? Find out with an up-close look at marine life, plus a visit to the Cannon Beach tide pools!


3 - 2 - 1 Blast Off!

Format
Classroom-based
Location
Jesuit High School
Date(s)
Jun 22-26, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Do you have what it takes to be an astronaut? Yes! Your countdown to summer begins as you design, build, and launch your own rocket.


Animation 2-3

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 22-26, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Quiet on set! Look at animation from the director’s chair as you design storyboards, create sets and characters, and produce mini-movies.


At the Seashore

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 22-26, 2015
Grade Level(s)
K — 1st
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Dive in and make some waves as you explore how land and water come together at the seashore!


Biking Portland 6-8

Format
Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 22-26, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$285-$335
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Grab your helmet and get ready to ride! Traveling the city by bike has never been so fun as you build on your riding confidence and skills on the road.


Computer Explorations

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 22-26, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Are you a computer genius in the making? Get your creative computer juices flowing as you design tee shirts, compose music, create a virtual car, and more!


Cool Concoctions

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 22-26, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Slime! Flubber! Ice cream and cookies! Chemistry takes a fun twist as you mix, measure and pour chemicals into amazing (and sticky) combinations.


Da Vinci & Da LEGO®

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 22-26, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Combine art, science and LEGOs to explore Leonardo da Vinci’s ideas and inventions!


Desert Documentary Explorers

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jun 22-27, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$565-$615
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Sat
This five-day program will give students an introduction to the techniques and tools used in outdoor documentary film-making.

Dinosaur Discoveries

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 22-26, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

How real are the dinosaurs in Jurassic Park? You’ll find out on this Cretaceous adventure into the age of giant reptiles!


FSI:
Forensic Science Investigator

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 22-26, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Sherlock Holmes has some competition—you! Lift prints, examine DNA, and visit a real police department as you learn how modern forensic techniques are used to solve crimes.


Games Galore 6-8

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 22-26, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Calling all gamers! You hold all of the high scores, but do you have what it takes to design your own video game? Of course you do, thanks to the wonderful world of digital graphics at OMSI.


Intro to LEGO® Robotics 4-5

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jun 22-26, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Are robots our future? They’re certainly a part of yours when you spend a week learning how to design and program a LEGO robot!


Island Ecology

Format
Residential
Location
San Juan Island, WA
Date(s)
Jun 22-Jul 1, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$725-$775
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Wed

Spend 10 amazing days on San Juan Island learning about diverse island ecosystems and terrestrial and marine wildlife.


Junior Paleontologist

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jun 22-24, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$310/$360
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Wed

Explore the hills of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and discover the fossils hidden in the rocks.


Mission Through Space

Format
Classroom-based
Location
Jesuit High School
Date(s)
Jun 22-26, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

What would you do if you crash-landed on the moon? Find out as you explore the sun and its many layers, tour the planets in our solar system, and build a telescope to help navigate.


Rafting:
Grande Ronde

Format
Rafting
Location
Grande Ronde, OR
Date(s)
Jun 22-27, 2015
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$575-$625
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Sat

Spend your week learning and practicing rafting skills, scanning for bald eagles and running class I-III rapids.