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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
Registration Availability 
Registration Closed
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
Registration Availability 
Registration Closed
Jul 27, 2015 to Jul 31, 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:
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:
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
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 Explorers

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth & Space Science, Life Science
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 5th

Spend the days discovering fossils, lassoing lizards, and getting to know more about the desert at Hancock Field Station.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 27, 2015 to Jul 31, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565
Registration Availability 
Registration Closed

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

3 - 2 - 1 Blast Off!

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 27-31, 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 27-31, 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.


Backpacking:
Canadian Rockies

Format
Backpacking
Location
Banff National Park, Canada
Date(s)
Jul 27-Aug 7, 2015
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$825-$875
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

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.


Backpacking:
Olympic Park

Format
Backpacking
Location
Olympic Peninsula, WA
Date(s)
Jul 27-Aug 1, 2015
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$565-$615
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Sat

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


Cooking Camp at Zenger Farm

Format
Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 27-31, 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.


Desert Explorers

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jul 27-31, 2015
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 5th
Price Range
$515-$565
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Spend the days discovering fossils, lassoing lizards, and getting to know more about the desert at Hancock Field Station.


Dinosaur Discoveries

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 27-31, 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!


Engineer This!

Format
Classroom-based
Location
Jesuit High School
Date(s)
Jul 27-31, 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.


Games Galore 6-8

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 27-31, 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.


Hit the Road:
Sports!

Format
Field Trip-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 27-31, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$395-$445
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Go on an action-packed sports adventure as you hit the road to some of Oregon’s most adventurous spots!


Kitchen Chemistry

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 27-31, 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® Gear Trains

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 27-31, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Do you feel the need for speed? LEGO fanatics go wild as the build souped-up machines using LEGO bricks.


LEGO® Robotics II 6-8

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 27-31, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Bring your LEGO skills to LIFE!


Mission Through Space

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 27-31, 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.


Ocean Odyssey

Format
Classroom-based
Location
OMSI
Date(s)
Jul 27-31, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$300-$350
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Team up with OMSI marine biologists for a wet and wild coastal experience.
Note: This program includes an overnight.


San Juan Wildlife Adventure

Format
Residential
Location
San Juan Island, WA
Date(s)
Jul 27-Aug 1, 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.


Science School of Wizardry

Format
Classroom-based
Location
Jesuit High School
Date(s)
Jul 27-31, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$275-$325
Start and end times
9am-4pm Mon-Fri

Dust off that wizard’s cloak and embark on a week of science magic!


Volcanoes & Caves 6-8

Format
Traveling
Location
Newberry National Volcanic Monument, OR
Date(s)
Jul 27-31, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$575-$625
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Join us as we travel and camp around the Newberry Caldera and Crater Lake National Park for an up-close look at how volcanoes shape our landscape.


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.