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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

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
Registration Availability 
Full

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 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
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:
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

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

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
Registration Availability 
Full

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

Can You Dig It?

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

Ever visited a volcano? Now’s your chance! Dig into this geologic adventure with visits to Mt. St. Helens, the Rice Museum, and OMSI’s Earth Science Hall.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 3, 2015 to Aug 7, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Full
Aug 10, 2015 to Aug 14, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Full

Coastal Explorers

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

Travel to the Oregon coast and use your senses to explore the landscape.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 17, 2015 to Aug 21, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Kiwanilong, Warrenton, OR
$515/$565

Cooking Camp at Zenger Farm

Format
Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Life Science
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

OMSI has a new partnership with Zenger Farms! What’s the secret to growing a meal from a garden bed? We’ve got the “dirt” on it! Each day we’ll care for the Children’s Gardens, harvest the fruits of our labor, and turn the fresh fruits and vegetables into a feast fit for a farmer. Campers will learn the science behind plant growth, culinary techniques, and get to test out their own recipes.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 27, 2015 to Jul 31, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Full
Aug 10, 2015 to Aug 14, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Full

Cooking Up Science

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

Summer just got a little tastier! Bite into the science of cooking and nutrition that makes food so fascinating (and delicious).

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

Crazy Constellations

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

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.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 6, 2015 to Jul 10, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Registration Closed
Aug 10, 2015 to Aug 14, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Full

Desert Survival 4-5

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Skill Building
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th

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

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 6, 2015 to Jul 10, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565
Registration Availability 
Full
Aug 3, 2015 to Aug 7, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565
Registration Availability 
Registration Closed

Desert Survival 6-8

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Skill Building
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

Develop intermediate survival skills such as plant identification, fire-making, orienteering, animal tracking and shelter building.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 17, 2015 to Aug 21, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

DigiGirls Web World

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

Calling all girls! Get your digital exploration on as you animate e-cards, create characters for web cartoons and design music videos.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 3, 2015 to Aug 7, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Full
Aug 17, 2015 to Aug 21, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325

Farm Friends at Zenger Farm

Format
Field Trip-based
Subject/Topic
Life Science
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

OMSI has a new partnership with Zenger Farms! Would you like to become friends with a chicken? Our rooster, Squawk Choi, needs help caring for his flock of hens. Also, the Farm Crew could use some nature art to admire during their field days. Are you up to the challenge? If so, Farm Friends is the camp for you!

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 20, 2015 to Jul 24, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Registration Closed
Aug 3, 2015 to Aug 7, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Full

Flash Cartoons & Diaries

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

Tell your life story—with animation!

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 10, 2015 to Aug 14, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325

Fossils & Geology

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

Investigate the incredible rock formations and fossil beds found in the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 17, 2015 to Aug 21, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

FSI:
Forensic Science Investigator

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

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.

  • 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
Jesuit High School
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Registration Closed
Aug 3, 2015 to Aug 7, 2015
9am-4pm Mon-Fri
OMSI
$275/$325
Registration Availability 
Full

Animation 4-5

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 3-7, 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.


At the Seashore

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 3-7, 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 4-5

Format
Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 3-7, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
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.


Can You Dig It?

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 3-7, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Ever visited a volcano? Now’s your chance! Dig into this geologic adventure with visits to Mt. St. Helens, the Rice Museum, and OMSI’s Earth Science Hall.


Cooking Up Science

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 3-7, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Summer just got a little tastier! Bite into the science of cooking and nutrition that makes food so fascinating (and delicious).


Desert Survival 4-5

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Aug 3-7, 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.


DigiGirls Web World

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 3-7, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Calling all girls! Get your digital exploration on as you animate e-cards, create characters for web cartoons and design music videos.


Farm Friends at Zenger Farm

Format
Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 3-7, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

OMSI has a new partnership with Zenger Farms! Would you like to become friends with a chicken? Our rooster, Squawk Choi, needs help caring for his flock of hens. Also, the Farm Crew could use some nature art to admire during their field days. Are you up to the challenge? If so, Farm Friends is the camp for you!


FSI:
Forensic Science Investigator

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 3-7, 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.


LEGO® Mania Extreme 4-5

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 3-7, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Ready to take your LEGO skills to the next level? LEGOs get extreme with moving gear trains and power transfers. Show us what you’ve got!


LEGO® Robotics II 6-8

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 3-7, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Bring your LEGO skills to LIFE!


Lewis & Clark Naturalists

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Kiwanilong, Warrenton, OR
Date(s)
Aug 3-7, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$515-$565
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Learn how Lewis & Clark used canoeing, fire-building, navigation and scientific observation on their historic journey.


Media Mania

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 3-7, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Science calling! Answer the call by building your own working telegraph, personal website, blog and more!


Olympic Coast Adventure

Format
Traveling
Location
Olympic Peninsula, WA
Date(s)
Aug 3-7, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$575-$625
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Explore the Olympic Peninsula to understand the balance of life from the mountains to the ocean.


Paleontology Field Study

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Aug 3-7, 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.


Research Team:
San Juan Island

Format
Residential
Location
San Juan Island, WA
Date(s)
Aug 3-14, 2015
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$825-$875
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Spend a two-week island getaway researching and monitoring the ecosystems of San Juan Island with OMSI naturalists.


Rockets Away

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 3-7, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Prepare for blast off as you experiment with Isaac Newton’s laws of motion to build and test a variety of rockets!


Thinkineers:
Outdoors (formerly Leaders-In-Training)

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Kiwanilong, Warrenton, OR
Date(s)
Aug 3-14, 2015
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$825-$875
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Join the OMSI Thinkineers: Outdoors, one of two options in the summer time to join the first tier of the Teen Science Alliance.


Animation 2-3

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 10-14, 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.


Astronomy Camp 4-5

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Aug 10-14, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$515-$565
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

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


Astronomy Camp 9-12

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Aug 10-15, 2015
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$565-$615
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Sat

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.


Backpacking:
Steens Mountain

Format
Backpacking
Location
Steens Mountain, OR
Date(s)
Aug 10-15, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$565-$615
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Sat

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!


Backpacking:
Wallowas

Format
Backpacking
Location
Eagle Cap Wilderness, OR
Date(s)
Aug 10-15, 2015
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$565-$615
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

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.


Can You Dig It?

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 10-14, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Ever visited a volcano? Now’s your chance! Dig into this geologic adventure with visits to Mt. St. Helens, the Rice Museum, and OMSI’s Earth Science Hall.


Cooking Camp at Zenger Farm

Format
Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Aug 10-14, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

OMSI has a new partnership with Zenger Farms! What’s the secret to growing a meal from a garden bed? We’ve got the “dirt” on it! Each day we’ll care for the Children’s Gardens, harvest the fruits of our labor, and turn the fresh fruits and vegetables into a feast fit for a farmer. Campers will learn the science behind plant growth, culinary techniques, and get to test out their own recipes.