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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
Registration Availability 
Full
Jul 6, 2015 to Jul 10, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Full
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
Registration Availability 
Full
Jul 27, 2015 to Jul 31, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Full

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 
Full
Jul 20, 2015 to Jul 24, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 
Full
Aug 10, 2015 to Aug 14, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 
Full

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 
Full
Jul 13, 2015 to Jul 17, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 
Full
Aug 3, 2015 to Aug 7, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$300/$350
Registration Availability 
Full

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
Registration Availability 
Full
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
Registration Availability 
Full

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 
Full
Jul 13, 2015 to Jul 17, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Full
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
Registration Availability 
Full

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
Registration Availability 
Full

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
Registration Availability 
Full

Backpacking:
Steens Mountain

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Adventuring
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Spend a week backpacking and exploring the exquisite and isolated Steens Mountain in Southeastern Oregon. You will be one of the rare few who ever has!

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 10, 2015 to Aug 15, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Sat
Steens Mountain, OR
$565-$615
Registration Availability 
Full

Backpacking:
Teen Girls

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Adventuring
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Trek through the stunning alpine scenery of central Oregon’s Mt. Washington Wilderness area to study volcanic geology and Cascade ecology with other tenacious young women.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 20, 2015 to Jul 24, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Three Sisters Wilderness, OR
$565/$615
Registration Availability 
Full

Backpacking:
Three Sisters Wilderness

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Adventuring
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Hike deep into the Three Sisters Wilderness area to explore mountain, lakes and forests.

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

Backpacking:
Wallowas

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

Backpack into the Wallowa Mountains as we practice modern orienteering, learn to use minimum-impact camping techniques, and explore the cultural and natural history of the area.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 10, 2015 to Aug 15, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Eagle Cap Wilderness, OR
$565/$615

Biking Portland 4-5

Format
Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Adventuring, Skill Building
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

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.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 3, 2015 to Aug 7, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$285/$335
Registration Availability 
Full

3 - 2 - 1 Blast Off!

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 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 6-8

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
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.


Cool Concoctions

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 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.


Crazy Constellations

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Lions and warriors and sea creatures, oh my! The night sky is teeming with legends. Unlock the stories of your favorite constellations—and the science behind them—this summer.


Desert Survival 4-5

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$515-$565
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Discover how living organisms (including humans) have survived in the desert for thousands of years.


Engineer This!

Format
Classroom-based
Location
Jesuit High School
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

London Bridge is falling down, falling down…or is it? Explore the worlds of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering and now you can build bridges, wire electric circuits, and explore the worlds of civil, electrical and mechanical engineering.


Farm Camp at Sauvie Island Center 2-3

Format
Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

What grows on a farm? We believe kids do. Spend the week with us exploring the Sauvie Island Organics farm and surrounding natural area of Howell Territorial Park. We’ll learn about pollination, soils, plants, and wildlife and still have time to harvest produce from our Grow Lunch Garden to turn into tasty snacks.


Intro to LEGO® Robotics 4-5

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 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!


Kitchen Chemistry

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 2015
Grade Level(s)
K — 1st
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Turn your inner chef into a kitchen chemist!


LEGO® Architecture & Cities

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Look at LEGOs in a whole new light--we’re using the bricks to break-down city planning, civil engineering and the world of design!


Master Chemist

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Unleash your inner mad scientist as you combine chemicals to create explosive (and safe!) reactions!


Ocean Floor to Seashore

Format
Classroom-based
Location
Jesuit High School
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Unlock the ocean’s secrets like a true marine biologist this summer with lab experiments and trips to the beach.


Oregon Shores 6-8

Format
Traveling
Location
Central Oregon Coast
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$575-$625
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Compare and contrast estuaries, sandy dunes and rocky tide pools as we learn about the plants and animals in the diverse habitats of the Oregon coast.


Paleontology Field Study

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$515-$565
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Learn about life in Oregon millions of years ago with an up-close look at the plant and animal fossils found in the different units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.


Rafting:
Grande Ronde

Format
Rafting
Location
Grande Ronde, OR
Date(s)
Jul 6-11, 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.


Redwoods Documentary Explorers

Format
Residential
Location
Redwood National & State Parks, CA
Date(s)
Jul 6-17, 2015
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$900-$950
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
OMSI’s partnership with NW Documentary is your chance to film on location, interview an expert, unite and record narration and edit it all together to make a short film about the Redwoods.

Redwoods Ecology

Format
Residential
Location
Redwood National & State Parks, CA
Date(s)
Jul 6-11, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$585-$635
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Sat

Visit misty, old-growth forests, rocky beaches and sunny meadows to investigate the connection between the health of the redwood trees and the whole ecosystem.


San Juan Wildlife Adventure

Format
Residential
Location
San Juan Island, WA
Date(s)
Jul 6-11, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$585-$635
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Sat

Spend a week exploring San Juan Island’s variety of animal habitats and ecosystems. We’ll search out shorebirds and raptors, sea and land mammals, native animals, and the introduced red foxes and English rabbits. We’ll camp all week at San Juan Island National Historical Park.


Seaweed, Snails & Gray Whale Tails

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 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!


Web Design 4-5

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Become the next online sensation as you learn the simple, cutting-edge design techniques for your own web page, blog, photo gallery, and more!


Write a Moving Story

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 6-10, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Your imagination is the limit as you create a story with moving pictures!


Teen Science Alliance:
Thinkineers

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 7-Aug 14, 2015
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$300 (financial aid is available)
Start and end times
10am-4pm Tuesdays & Thursdays

Join the OMSI Thinkineers, the first tier of the Teen Science Alliance, to learn about and practice science, technology, art and engineering. Teens will work in small groups to resolve challenges and share these findings with OMSI visitors. Applications due May 1st.


3 - 2 - 1 Blast Off!

Format
Classroom-based
Location
Jesuit High School
Date(s)
Jul 13-17, 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 4-5

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 13-17, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
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.


Astronomy Camp 2-3

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jul 13-17, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$515-$565
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

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