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ScienceWorks Camps

ScienceWorks has been a provider of fun, informative, and memorable programming for nearly 20 years. Since 2003, ScienceWorks proudly offers high-quality science-based summer camps for the Rogue Valley. In-person, small class sizes, guest speakers, and exciting locally inspired investigations mark this year as another fun summer at ScienceWorks! 

SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE!

A limited number of camp scholarships are available. If your family has EBT (Oregon Trail Card), SNAP WIC, or free school lunches and would like to apply for a camp scholarship, please email cora@scienceworksmuseum.org one piece of official correspondence reflecting that your family receives this type of assistance and we will reach out to you.

 We may adjust camps to comply with pandemic safety rules. Schedules are subject to change.

Week One
June 13th-17th

Week Two
June 20th-June 24th

Week Three
June 27th-July 1st

Week Four
July 4th-July 8th

Week Five
July 11th-July 15th

Week Six
July 18th-July 22nd

Week Seven
July 25th-July 29th

Week Eight
Aug 1st-Aug 5th

Week Nine
Aug 8th-Aug 12th

Week Ten
Aug 15th-Aug 19th

Week Eleven
Aug 22nd-Aug 26th

Week One: June 13th to June 17th - 9am - 3pm
 
Awesome Oregon

Calling all environmental scientists! Save a salamander, track a herd, and identify invading alien species as campers explore and learn about Oregon’s amazing biodiversity

Campers should bring comfortable clothing and shoes that can get dirty and closed toed shoes-- no open-toed sandals or flip flops Our camps vary from outdoor experiences to messy chemistry experiments so please prepare! Bring lunch and plenty of snacks!
We will cancel camps two weeks before the start date if there are fewer than 5 campers registered. If this happens we will provide you a full reimbursement. If you need to cancel your camp you have up to two weeks before to receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. All cancellations after this date will not receive a reimbursement.

Week Two: June 20th to June 24th - 9am to 3pm

Leonardo's Workshop

Travel back in time over 400 years to apprentice for the original Renaissance man, Leonardo Da Vinci. Campers will blend art and engineering to design, make, and test their own inventions.

Campers should bring comfortable clothing and shoes that can get dirty and closed toed shoes-- no open-toed sandals or flip flops Our camps vary from outdoor experiences to messy chemistry experiments so please prepare! Bring lunch and plenty of snacks!
We will cancel camps two weeks before the start date if there are fewer than 5 campers registered. If this happens we will provide you a full reimbursement. If you need to cancel your camp you have up to two weeks before to receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. All cancellations after this date will not receive a reimbursement.

Week Three: June 27th to July 1st - 9am to 3pm

Defend Your Kingdom: Health Heroes and Castle Quest

Campers will learn all about how our bodies fight off invaders (EE Health Heroes) or about medieval engineering that made castles and siege engines defenses that still stand today (YS/MM Castle Quest).

A special camp for middle schoolers will focus on the Artemis Moon Mission and the challenges of designing a moon base.

Campers should bring comfortable clothing and shoes that can get dirty and closed toed shoes-- no open-toed sandals or flip flops Our camps vary from outdoor experiences to messy chemistry experiments so please prepare! Bring lunch and plenty of snacks!
We will cancel camps two weeks before the start date if there are fewer than 5 campers registered. If this happens we will provide you a full reimbursement. If you need to cancel your camp you have up to two weeks before to receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. All cancellations after this date will not receive a reimbursement.

Week Four: July 4th to July 8th - 9am to 3pm

Week Four: Creature Creator

Be a bioengineer! Campers will learn how animals inspire robots, investigate what makes living things alive, and consider the ethics of making a living creation. This camp gives ‘making friends’ a whole new meaning!

Campers should bring comfortable clothing and shoes that can get dirty and closed toed shoes-- no open-toed sandals or flip flops Our camps vary from outdoor experiences to messy chemistry experiments so please prepare! Bring lunch and plenty of snacks!
We will cancel camps two weeks before the start date if there are fewer than 5 campers registered. If this happens we will provide you a full reimbursement. If you need to cancel your camp you have up to two weeks before to receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. All cancellations after this date will not receive a reimbursement.

Week Five: July 11th to July 15th - 9am to 3pm

Week Five: S.M.ART Camp

This camp puts the “Art” in “Smart” and the “A” in S.T.E.A.M. Campers will investigate art techniques, make their own art materials, and design artworks inspired by technology, science, and great artists from history.

Campers should bring comfortable clothing and shoes that can get dirty and closed toed shoes-- no open-toed sandals or flip flops Our camps vary from outdoor experiences to messy chemistry experiments so please prepare! Bring lunch and plenty of snacks!
We will cancel camps two weeks before the start date if there are fewer than 5 campers registered. If this happens we will provide you a full reimbursement. If you need to cancel your camp you have up to two weeks before to receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. All cancellations after this date will not receive a reimbursement.

Week Six: July 18th to July 22nd - 9am to 3pm


STEM Storytelling and Hero Academy

Medusa’s on the loose, and someone’s broken Baby Bear’s favorite chair. Stories have problems, and campers can fix them. Campers will use favorite fairy tales (EE STEM Storytelling) and Greek myths (YS/MM Hero Academy) as the setting for science investigations and engineering solutions to problems.

Campers should bring comfortable clothing and shoes that can get dirty and closed toed shoes-- no open-toed sandals or flip flops Our camps vary from outdoor experiences to messy chemistry experiments so please prepare! Bring lunch and plenty of snacks!
We will cancel camps two weeks before the start date if there are fewer than 5 campers registered. If this happens we will provide you a full reimbursement. If you need to cancel your camp you have up to two weeks before to receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. All cancellations after this date will not receive a reimbursement.

Week Seven: July 25th to July 29th - 9am to 3pm

Week Seven: Space Explorers

This week’s camps are out of this world! Each camp this week will investigate exciting developments in space. Whether it’s figuring out how to make a moon playground (EE), planning a party for Mars rovers (YS), envisioning what life forms might be found on exoplanets (MM), or investigating optics and learning about the James Webb Space Telescope’s mission (Middle School), there’s exciting investigations for every future space explorer.

Campers should bring comfortable clothing and shoes that can get dirty and closed toed shoes-- no open-toed sandals or flip flops Our camps vary from outdoor experiences to messy chemistry experiments so please prepare! Bring lunch and plenty of snacks!
We will cancel camps two weeks before the start date if there are fewer than 5 campers registered. If this happens we will provide you a full reimbursement. If you need to cancel your camp you have up to two weeks before to receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. All cancellations after this date will not receive a reimbursement.

Week Eight: August 1st to August 5th -  9am to 3pm

Take Flight

Escape gravity! This week’s camps won’t be a drag, as campers investigate the fundamental forces of flight and explore how nature has inspired fantastic creations from myth to science. Whether it’s studying how insects and birds inspire experimental crafts, or testing whether a dragon could attain lift off, campers’ spirits and imaginations will soar to new heights.

Campers should bring comfortable clothing and shoes that can get dirty and closed toed shoes-- no open-toed sandals or flip flops Our camps vary from outdoor experiences to messy chemistry experiments so please prepare! Bring lunch and plenty of snacks!
We will cancel camps two weeks before the start date if there are fewer than 5 campers registered. If this happens we will provide you a full reimbursement. If you need to cancel your camp you have up to two weeks before to receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. All cancellations after this date will not receive a reimbursement.

Week Nine: August 8th to August 12th - 9am to 3pm

 Adventures in Chemistry

Chemistry is all around us, and this week campers will have a color-changing, fizzing, foaming good time. Whether it’s making chemical art (EE), chemical potions (YS), or chemical engineering with candy (MM), campers will make lots of new discoveries!

Campers should bring comfortable clothing and shoes that can get dirty and closed toed shoes-- no open-toed sandals or flip flops Our camps vary from outdoor experiences to messy chemistry experiments so please prepare! Bring lunch and plenty of snacks!
We will cancel camps two weeks before the start date if there are fewer than 5 campers registered. If this happens we will provide you a full reimbursement. If you need to cancel your camp you have up to two weeks before to receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. All cancellations after this date will not receive a reimbursement.

Week Ten: August 15th to August 19th - 9am to 3pm

Animal Engineering

Community building is a game when you add, nature investigations, engineering, and fun animal friends (EE). Older campers will learn game theory, sportsmanship, and statistics with Pokemon (YS/MM)!

Campers should bring comfortable clothing and shoes that can get dirty and closed toed shoes-- no open-toed sandals or flip flops Our camps vary from outdoor experiences to messy chemistry experiments so please prepare! Bring lunch and plenty of snacks!
We will cancel camps two weeks before the start date if there are fewer than 5 campers registered. If this happens we will provide you a full reimbursement. If you need to cancel your camp you have up to two weeks before to receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. All cancellations after this date will not receive a reimbursement.

Week Eleven: August 22nd to August 26th - 9am to 3pm

Week Eleven: Awesome Oregon (Rerun)

The camp so nice, we ran it twice!

Calling all environmental scientists! Save a salamander, track a herd of elk, and identify invading alien species as campers explore and learn about Oregon’s amazing biodiversity. 

Note: This camp is a repeat of Week One: Awesome Oregon, with the same curriculum.

Campers should bring comfortable clothing and shoes that can get dirty and closed toed shoes-- no open-toed sandals or flip flops Our camps vary from outdoor experiences to messy chemistry experiments so please prepare! Bring lunch and plenty of snacks!
We will cancel camps two weeks before the start date if there are fewer than 5 campers registered. If this happens we will provide you a full reimbursement. If you need to cancel your camp you have up to two weeks before to receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. All cancellations after this date will not receive a reimbursement.

Meet our Camp Instructors

We're discovering great instructors for this summer!

Please check back soon for more information.

What to Bring

Campers should bring comfortable clothing and shoes that can get dirty and closed toed shoes-- no open-toed sandals or flip flops. Our camps vary from outdoor experiences to messy chemistry experiments so please prepare! Bring lunch and plenty of snacks! Bring a water bottle!

Cancellation Policy

We will cancel camps two weeks before the start date if there are fewer than 5 campers registered. If this happens we will provide you a full reimbursement.

If you need to cancel your camp you have up to two weeks before to receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee. All cancellations after this date will not receive a reimbursement.

Location

ScienceWorks camps take place at the museum. We're located at 1500 East Main Ashland, OR, 97520.

At the museum your child will be in a classroom setting as well as a public museum setting. We may go outside if weather is pleasant. Your child will have access to the museum exhibits as part of their camp experience.