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summer camps

2024 SCHEDULE

 

Summer is on the horizon! Our very popular summer camps offer an exciting mix of dynamic science experiments, field trips, take-home projects, and team-building activities. Exceptional high school counselors help keep your campers engaged. Expenses for our camps include consumable fees, low ratios of students to counselors, and costs associated with field trips.

 

IMPORTANT REGISTRATION INFORMATION
We use a registration system called CAMPBRAIN. If y
ou are new to the system, we recommend PRE-REGISTERING by establishing a CampBrain account and completing ALL the required online forms before registration opens. For detailed pre-registration instructions click here.

Setup your account and pre-register below:

 

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Elementary Camps (1st-2nd grade)
for campers who have completed 1st or 2nd grade only!

Tri-Sci Days  $330

Tuesday July 23 - Thursday July 25 (9:30 am - 3:30 pm)

This 3-day science extravaganza lets tiny scientists experiment and invent in a laboratory setting! Use chemical testing to solve a mystery, investigate Newton’s Laws, engineer rockets, and play with light and rainbows.

Junior Camps (3rd-5th grade)
for campers who have completed 3rd, 4th or 5th grade only!

Extreme Explosions  $330
Monday, July 1 - Wednesday, July 3 (9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Why do things go BOOM? Join us to explore explosive science, by igniting hydrogen, exploding alkali metals, and experimenting with the highly incendiary thermite reaction.

Hogwarts Summer Academy  $450
Tuesday, July 9 - Friday, July 12 (9:30 am - 3:30 pm)  OR

Tuesday, July 16 - Friday, July 19 (9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Hop on the Hogwarts Express and concoct chemical potions with Snape, care for magical critters with Hagrid, observe herbological wonders with Professor Sprout, and experience the physics of Quidditch.

Jedi Academy  $470
Monday, July 29 - Thursday, Aug 1 (9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Jedi Academy trains aspiring padawans in the ways of forces, physics and astronomy. Play with lasers, develop darkside/lightside photographs, and use telescopes to learn about galaxies far, far away.

Pirate Science  $450
Monday, August 19 - Thursday, August 22 (9:30 am - 3:30 pm)

Explore the life of a Hollywood pirate through science! Investigate the real story of eyepatches, gold coins, black powder and spyglasses. Use geocaching to find hidden treasure and learn how to navigate with the stars while applying the principles of buoyancy to keep your boat afloat!

Youth Camps (5th-8th grade)
for campers who have completed 5th through 8th grade only!

Mythblasters  $450
Monday, June 24 - Thursday, June 27 (9:30 am - 3:30 pm)
Test the validity of myths by using the scientific method to determine if popularly held beliefs, manufacturer’s claims, and rumors are truths or tall tales. Will the 5-second rule keep you healthy? Can metal blow up a microwave? Come and find out for yourself. Because Adam and Jamie shouldn’t have all the fun!

Amazing Aviation  $550*
Monday, August 5 - Thursday, August 8 (9:00 am - 4:00 pm)

If you have always dreamed of flying, this camp is for you. Investigate Bernoulli’s law and build wings to test in our wind tunnel. Use flight simulators and experience real flying in small planes and helicopters at Leading Edge Aviation. Please note this camp meets from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm each day.

*Additional cost covers field trips and flights at Leading Edge Aviation.

Drone Design  $510*

Monday, August 12 - Thursday, August 15 (9:30 am - 3:30 pm)

Investigate air pressure and motors, create and test airfoil designs, and build and fly a functioning unmanned aerial vehicle. Take a field trip to check out the latest technology and design that make up these fantastic flyers. Every camper takes home their own drone!

*Additional cost covers field trips and take-home drone.

The Stewart C. Malone Scholarship Fund

Scholarship opportunities further our values of inclusion and create greater access to STEM learning opportunities for the youth of Central Oregon. We want to make sure that every student has access to our programming, regardless of finances. Our scholarship fund is named for Stewart C. Malone, in recognition of his dedication to Guardian Ad Litem, advocating for the rights of abused and neglected youth, and his long-time support of the Science Station. We’ve tried to make the application process as easy as possible. Please call or email for specifics!

Payment + Cancellation Terms
  1. If paying by credit card, full payment will be charged at the time of registration.

  2. If paying by check or cash, payment must be received by BSS within 5 days of registration or your student’s spot may be forfeited.

  3. In the event that you need to cancel a registration, 50% of the cost is refundable (or available for credit) if BSS is notified at least 7 days prior to the start date of the class. The remaining class balance (less $25 cancelation fee) will be refunded if we can fill your student’s space.

  4. Unfortunately, we cannot refund your payment or credit your account if we are notified of a cancellation less than 7 days before the start of a class.

  5. There will be no partial refunds for missed days. A prorated credit will be considered if an enrolled student is unable to complete a class due to serious illness or injury.

  6. ALL CANCELLATIONS WILL INCUR A $25 CANCELLATION FEE.

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