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Astronomy Camp 2-3

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

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

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 28, 2014 to Aug 1, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

Astronomy Camp 4-5

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

Learn about the stars, planets, sun and moon under clear night skies at Camp Hancock.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 18, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

Astronomy Camp 6-8

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

Join us at Camp Hancock as we search the sky for galaxies, nebulae and planets through a telescope.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 28, 2014 to Aug 1, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

Astronomy Camp 9-12

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
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 18, 2014 to Aug 23, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Sat
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$565/$615

Broken Top Backpack

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

Backpack into the Cascades to explore geologic forces and alpine ecosystems.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 25, 2014 to Aug 29, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Three Sisters Wilderness, OR
$565/$615

Canadian Rockies Backpack

Format
Backpacking
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
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 28, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Banff National Park, Canada
$825/$875
Registration Availability 

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 18, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Kiwanilong, Warrenton, OR
$515/$565

Coastal Family Getaway

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Life Science
Grade Level(s)
Family

Spend a weekend at Camp Kiwanilong and enjoy ecology and marine biology activities appropriate for all ages.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
May 23, 2014 to May 26, 2014
6pm Fri - Noon Mon
Camp Kiwanilong, Warrenton, OR
$215/$265

Desert Documentary Explorers

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

This five-day program will give students an introduction to the techniques and tools used in outdoor documentary film-making.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jun 23, 2014 to Jun 27, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$565/$615

Desert Survival

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 7, 2014 to Jul 11, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

Fossils & Geology

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

Investigate the incredible rock formations and fossil beds found near Camp Hancock.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

Fossils Rock!

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

Learn about the origins of Oregon’s landscape during a fun-filled week of fossil hunting, rock hounding and thunderegg polishing.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 14, 2014 to Jul 18, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

Grande Ronde Master Rafters

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

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

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jun 23, 2014 to Jun 28, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Sat
Grande Ronde, OR
$575/$625
Jul 7, 2014 to Jul 12, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Sat
Grande Ronde, OR
$575/$625

Grande Ronde Survival

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

Learn how to identify wild, edible plants growing on the banks, tie knots, find safe drinking water, build weather shelters and enjoy the excitement of running class I-III rapids.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jun 30, 2014 to Jul 5, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Sat
Grande Ronde, OR
$575/$625

Hancock Family Weekend

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
Family

Bring the family for three days at Camp Hancock and learn about everything from astronomy to paleontology.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 25, 2014 to Jul 27, 2014
6pm Fri - Noon Sun
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$155/$205

Herpetology Research Team

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Life Science
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th

Join us on a naturalist’s adventure as we study reptiles and amphibians found in eastern Oregon.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 7, 2014 to Jul 18, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$825/$875

Island Ecology

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Life Science
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th

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

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jun 23, 2014 to Jul 2, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Wed
San Juan Island, WA
$725/$775

Junior Survival

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Skill Building
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd

Spend a week learning basic wilderness survival skills.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 15, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

Labor Day at Hancock

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth Science & Space
Grade Level(s)
Family

Join us for an unforgettable weekend at Camp Hancock and learn about the geologic history and wildlife of the John Day Fossil Beds.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 29, 2014 to Sep 1, 2014
6pm Fri - Noon Mon
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$215/$265

Leadership in Training

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Skill Building
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th

Gain the skills and judgment needed to lead a group safely through outdoor activities.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 11, 2014 to Aug 22, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Kiwanilong, Warrenton, OR
$825/$875

Lewis & Clark Naturalists

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

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

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 4, 2014 to Aug 8, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Kiwanilong, Warrenton, OR
$515/$565

Lizards, Bugs, Birds & Mammals

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

Spend 3 days discovering the amazing animals and habitats of the high desert at Camp Hancock.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jun 30, 2014 to Jul 2, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Wed
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$310/$360

Lower Deschutes Rafting

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

Join a whitewater adventure as we explore the ancient basalt lava flows exposed by eons of constant erosion, observe the wildlife of the river and run class I-III rapids.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 14, 2014 to Jul 18, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Deschutes River, OR
$565/$615
Registration Availability 
Jul 21, 2014 to Jul 25, 2014
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Deschutes River, OR
$565/$615
Registration Availability 

Coastal Family Getaway

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Kiwanilong, Warrenton, OR
Date(s)
May 23-26, 2014
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 appropriate for all ages.


Memorial Day at Hancock

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
May 23-26, 2014
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.


Desert Documentary Explorers

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jun 23-27, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$565-$615
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

This five-day program will give students an introduction to the techniques and tools used in outdoor documentary film-making.


Grande Ronde Master Rafters

Format
Rafting
Location
Grande Ronde, OR
Date(s)
Jun 23-28, 2014
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.


Island Ecology

Format
Residential
Location
San Juan Island, WA
Date(s)
Jun 23-Jul 2, 2014
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.


Paleontology Research Team

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jun 23-Jul 2, 2014
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$725-$775
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Wed

Find out if you have what it takes to be a paleontologist by exploring the fossil beds of eastern Oregon.


Grande Ronde Survival

Format
Rafting
Location
Grande Ronde, OR
Date(s)
Jun 30-Jul 5, 2014
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$575-$625
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Sat

Learn how to identify wild, edible plants growing on the banks, tie knots, find safe drinking water, build weather shelters and enjoy the excitement of running class I-III rapids.


Lizards, Bugs, Birds & Mammals

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jun 30-Jul 2, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$310-$360
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Wed

Spend 3 days discovering the amazing animals and habitats of the high desert at Camp Hancock.


Three Capes Tour

Format
Traveling
Location
North Oregon Coast
Date(s)
Jun 30-Jul 2, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$310-$360
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Wed

Travel to the coast for a 3 day camping adventure.


Desert Survival

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jul 7-11, 2014
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.


Grande Ronde Master Rafters

Format
Rafting
Location
Grande Ronde, OR
Date(s)
Jul 7-12, 2014
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.


Herpetology Research Team

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jul 7-18, 2014
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$825-$875
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Join us on a naturalist’s adventure as we study reptiles and amphibians found in eastern Oregon.


Redwoods Ecology

Format
Residential
Location
Redwood National & State Parks, CA
Date(s)
Jul 7-12, 2014
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 regional ecosystem.


San Juan Field Study

Format
Residential
Location
San Juan Island, WA
Date(s)
Jul 7-18, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$825-$875
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Spend two weeks exploring, researching, and monitoring the diverse ecology and wildlife of this amazing island.


Fossils Rock!

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jul 14-18, 2014
Grade Level(s)
2nd — 3rd
Price Range
$515-$565
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Learn about the origins of Oregon’s landscape during a fun-filled week of fossil hunting, rock hounding and thunderegg polishing.


Lower Deschutes Rafting

Format
Rafting
Location
Deschutes River, OR
Date(s)
Jul 14-18, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$565-$615
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Join a whitewater adventure as we explore the ancient basalt lava flows exposed by eons of constant erosion, observe the wildlife of the river and run class I-III rapids.


Olympic Coast Adventure

Format
Traveling
Location
Olympic Peninsula, WA
Date(s)
Jul 14-18, 2014
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 elevation versus water.


Redwoods Documentary Explorers

Format
Residential
Location
Redwood National & State Parks, CA
Date(s)
Jul 14-25, 2014
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, record a narration and edit it all to make a short film.


Towering Trees & Tide Pools

Format
Residential
Location
Redwood National & State Parks, CA
Date(s)
Jul 14-18, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$575-$625
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Spend a week exploring the uniquely interconnected ecosystem of California’s coastal redwoods and the nearby sea.


Wildlife Ecology

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jul 14-18, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$515-$565
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Get an up-close look at wild creatures and animal bones as we learn about the amazing wildlife surrounding Camp Hancock.


OMSI Ambassadors

Format
Traveling
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jul 20-Aug 2, 2014
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$825-$875
Start and end times
7am Sun - 5pm Sat

Travel across the Pacific Northwest as tour guides for exchange students from Japan.


Lower Deschutes Rafting

Format
Rafting
Location
Deschutes River, OR
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$565-$615
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Join a whitewater adventure as we explore the ancient basalt lava flows exposed by eons of constant erosion, observe the wildlife of the river and run class I-III rapids.


Orca Camp

Format
Residential
Location
San Juan Island, WA
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$575-$625
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

A visit to northern Washington’s San Juan Island provides an up-close look at seals and porpoises, calm water for canoeing, coastal hiking trails, and a chance to see orca whales.


Paleontology Field Study

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
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.


Volcanoes & Caves 9-12

Format
Traveling
Location
Newberry National Volcanic Monument, OR
Date(s)
Jul 21-25, 2014
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
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.