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Summer Science Adventures 2018: 10 weeks of science fun!

Ages: All camps are for rising 1st – 6th graders (students who will complete K- 5th grade in June 2018). Once registration is complete for a week of camp, campers are divided into three groups based on school grade level with their own camp instructor and counselors. Age-appropriate, hands-on activities are designed for each age level matching the theme of the week. 

Times: All camps run 9 am to 4 pm, with extended care from 8 am to 5 pm offered for an additional fee. You may add on early or late care at any point using our registration system.

Prices: $275 per week*; Members receive 10% off (save $27.50 per week). Receive an additional 10% off when you register your child for multiple weeks.

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Explore our camp themes and dates below, and register online today!

*Need based scholarships are available. Complete this form to apply.

Explore Summer 2018 Camps

Session 1: June 25 – 29
Session 2: July 30 – August 3

Engineering is Everywhere: Are you an inventor, maker, or mythbuster? Combine your creativity with the engineering design process to take your inventions to the next level! We will tinker, test, and make a mess during this week of design challenges inspired by real-world problems.


Session 1: July 2 – 6
Session 2: August 6 – 10

Camp Catch ‘Em All: Calling all Pokémon trainers and animal lovers, this is the camp for you! This week combines zoology lessons with Pokémon- inspired science experiments. Team up on excursions through Alton Baker Park in search of local wildlife and catch virtual critters using the popular Pokémon Go app! Are you ready to catch ‘em all?


Session 1: July 9 – 13
Session 2: August 13 – 17

Adventures in Astronomy: Step into our Planetarium to explore the solar system and constellations. Design, build, and test your own rocket launcher and rockets. Harness the power of the sun to create a solar oven. Taste freeze dried food like astronauts eat in space. Engineer a moving rover and more during this week of astronomical adventures!

Kids pointing at planetarium

Session 1: July 16 – 20
Session 2: August 20 – 24

Anatomy Academy: Do you wonder what’s inside your body that makes it so amazing? Join the Anatomy Academy to explore the parts and processes that keep humans and other living organisms healthy. Age-adapted dissection or microscope labs will occur each day along with hands-on activities that get our bodies moving.

current exhibits

Session 1: July 23 – 27
Session 2: August 27 – 31

Dig Into Science: There’s a world of discovery to be found right under our feet! Journey through time with us as we use paleontology and earth science techniques to explore fossils, rocks, soils, and what lies beneath the surface of our planet. Watch out – this camp can get volcanic!

volcano stock photo

Cancellation Policy
Cancellations made at least 1 week prior to the start of a program are eligible for a full refund or credit, minus a $10 processing fee. Cancellations after that are eligible for a 50% refund or credit. No refund or credit will be given if a cancellation is made on the day of the program or later.

Frequently Asked Questions

A:   Maybe! Our summer camps are designed for children who will have completed K-5th grade before camp begins. If you have a rising kindergartner or rising 7th grader who you believe is developmentally and socially capable of being successful in a group of older (or younger) peers, we may make an exception. Please contact our Education Director at [email protected] or 541-682-7892 to discuss your unique situation.

A:   We are only offering full-day camps this summer. Our camps run from 9am to 4pm, with extended care available from 8am to 5pm. We have found that full-day camps better meet the needs of working parents in our community. Plus, full-day camps offer campers more time to engage with science inquiry and develop friendships with their peers this summer!

A:   We love hosting educational programming for early learners at Eugene Science Center. However, we simply don’t have the space to offer pre-K camps this summer. To learn more about summer programming for our littlest scientists, like our new Early STEM Storytime, visit this link.

A:   Yes! Summer Camp volunteers must complete an application, background or reference check, and an in-person training before volunteering. If you are a parent interested in volunteering while your child attends camp, you cannot volunteer for your child’s group but can help with a different age group or work behind the scenes. Campers are most likely to succeed in a group setting without mom or dad in the room. Learn more about volunteer opportunities here.

A:   We do our best to meet the needs of every young scientist who wants to attend our camps. However, some needs may be beyond our capacity to meet. To discuss your child’s needs, please contact our Education Director at [email protected] or 541-682-7892.

A:   Yes! We offer need-based scholarships thanks to support from our wonderful donors. To apply for a need-based scholarship, complete this online form.

A: Yes! We offer single-day workshops during Winter Break, Spring Break, and most No-School-Days. Visit the school break workshop page for details and registration.

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