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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

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

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:
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
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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

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

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 22, 2015 to Jun 27, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Sat
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$565-$615

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
Aug 3, 2015 to Aug 7, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

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

Desert Wildlife

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

An unforgettable week at historic Camp Hancock discovering the diverse animals and plants that call this beautiful desert home.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 20, 2015 to Jul 24, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

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

Fossils Rock!

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth & Space Science
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 27, 2015 to Jul 31, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

Hancock Family Weekend

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

Bring the family to Camp Hancock and learn about everything from astronomy to paleontology.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jul 24, 2015 to Jul 26, 2015
6pm Fri - Noon Sun
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$155/$205

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 22, 2015 to Jul 1, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Wed
San Juan Island, WA
$725/$775

Junior Paleontologist

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

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

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Jun 22, 2015 to Jun 24, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Wed
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$310/$360

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 10, 2015 to Aug 14, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$515/$565

Labor Day at Hancock

Format
Residential
Subject/Topic
Earth & Space Science
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
Sep 4, 2015 to Sep 7, 2015
6pm Fri - Noon Mon
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
$215/$265

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 historic journey.

  • Date
  • Time
  • Location
  • Member/Non-Member
Aug 3, 2015 to Aug 7, 2015
7am Mon - 5pm Fri
Camp Kiwanilong, Warrenton, OR
$515/$565

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.


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.

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.


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.


Research Team:
Paleontology

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jun 22-Jul 1, 2015
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 working in the field to unlock the secrets of Oregon’s incredible past.


Lizards, Bugs, Birds & Mammals

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jun 29-Jul 1, 2015
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.


Rafting:
Grande Ronde Survival

Format
Rafting
Location
Grande Ronde, OR
Date(s)
Jun 29-Jul 4, 2015
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.


Three Capes Tour

Format
Traveling
Location
North Oregon Coast
Date(s)
Jun 29-Jul 1, 2015
Grade Level(s)
4th — 5th
Price Range
$310-$360
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Wed

Three capes in three days! Immerse yourself in some of the most beautiful coastal scenery Oregon has to offer.


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.


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.


Research Team:
Desert Ecology

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jul 6-17, 2015
Grade Level(s)
9th — 12th
Price Range
$825-$875
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

Join us for an epic naturalist’s adventure as we study wildlife and plants in central and eastern Oregon.


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.


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.


Astronomy Camp 6-8

Format
Residential
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jul 13-17, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$515-$565
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

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


Olympic Coast Adventure

Format
Traveling
Location
Olympic Peninsula, WA
Date(s)
Jul 13-17, 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.


Orca Camp

Format
Residential
Location
San Juan Island, WA
Date(s)
Jul 13-17, 2015
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.


Rafting:
Lower Deschutes

Format
Rafting
Location
Deschutes River, OR
Date(s)
Jul 13-17, 2015
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.


OMSI Ambassadors

Format
Traveling
Location
Camp Hancock, Fossil, OR
Date(s)
Jul 19-Aug 1, 2015
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.


Backpacking:
Teen Girls

Format
Backpacking
Location
Three Sisters Wilderness, OR
Date(s)
Jul 20-24, 2015
Grade Level(s)
6th — 8th
Price Range
$565-$615
Start and end times
7am Mon - 5pm Fri

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.