Academic Summit: Meeting of the Minds (grades 6-8) June 25 - 29, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at Reed College
- Explore the challenges of the 21st century and draw on creative resolutions from science, engineering, science, technology, humanities and art. Meet experts on the cutting edge of gene-editing, energy storage, social justice, our place in space and the microscopic world. Simulate a Vulcan mind meld and make connections, identify challenges, ask questions and seek solutions through a week of hands-on learning.
Camp H20: Water Science Summit (grades 6-9), Jul. 2 - 6 (no class Jul. 4), 9 AM - 4 PM, Mon., Tues., Thurs. Fri., Four Meetings. at UP
- Follow H20 from Portland’s water source through underground systems of drinking, storm and waste water. Get a behind-the-scenes look at local water quality and quantity while meeting professionals in the field. Engage with water biologists, chemists and engineers in their work with drinking water, sanitation, public health, hydropower, irrigation and wildlife habitat. Challenge yourself to find a career or anything that doesn’t touch water! Hands-on field trips include a day at the Bull Run Reservoir, Wastewater Treatment Plant, Water Pollution Control Laboratory and splashing at the river.
Coding Camp: Computer Science Essentials (grades 6-8), July 23 - 27, 9 AM - 3:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at La Salle Catholic College Preparatory
- Programming is the new literacy in this digital age. Learn coding skills and concepts such as binary numbers, image representation, sorting algorithms, and more through hands-on projects. Build your own tiny computer to learn how embedded systems can interact with the real world through "sensing and acting." Enjoy brown bag lunch sessions with a wide range of professional programmers from a variety of fields. Take home your very own tiny computer!
Curiosity Challenge (grades 4-5) June 25 - 29, 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at Reed College
- Trace curious connections between science, engineering, science, technology and art and how creative new ideas take form. Follow your curiosity through botanical mysteries, famous characters, physics of energy storage, and the tiny, microscopic world.
Emergency Response Team (grades 8-10), Jul. 16 - 20, 9 AM - 3:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at UP
The short- and long- term needs of fire, earthquake and tsunami victims are a reminder of the need for leaders who are trained to manage both the disaster and the aftermath. Meet emergency managers and go behind the scenes of what they do every day to continue vital operations, repair and restore our utilities and protect the health and well-being of individuals facing disasters large and small. With the support of the Multnomah County Emergency Management team we'll run exercises in radio communication, triage, equity in disaster management and more. When systems are down people have to rely on each other - learn how to organize your neighbors and be resilient in the face of emergencies.
Field trips include tours such as the Emergency Coordination Center with Portland Bureau of Emergency Management.
Innovation Camp (grades 2-4), July 16 - 20, 9 AM - 3:30 PM, Five meetings, Mon. - Fri. at University of Portland
- Build and test bridges, towers, cranes, and cars with LEGO®. Design a Rube Goldberg device from simple machine principles. Dissect and trace the digestive tract of a shark. Make magnetic slime and nano-thin rainbow film. Discover the science of what’s possible.
Science Olympiad Challenge (grades 6-8), July 30 - Aug. 3, 9 AM - 3:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at Marylhurst University
- Go beyond the basics. Work in teams to think, collaborate and design like scientists and engineers. Optimize designs within stringent constraints and extend your experience in the world of science. Prepare for the Science Olympiad, a state and national science competition for grades 6 – 12 where teams collaborate in knowledge, laboratory and building events. Learn how to build a team and explore Science Olympiad themes such as Forensics and BioProcess Lab, Elastic Launched Glider, Robo-Cross and Mission Possible.
Sports Science Camp (grades 7-8) July 9 - 13, 9 AM - 3:30 PM, Five Meetings, Mon. - Fri. at UP
- Join the team behind every athlete. Do you love sports? Explore careers in sports medicine, communication and sports gear design. Meet medical physicians, athletic shoe designers and newscasters on the job and tour state of the art labs on the science of movement. Learn what it takes to support the sports and athletes we love.
STEM Career Explorations Camp (grades 9-12) July 23-27, 10 AM - 4 PM, Five Meetings, at PCC-Rock Creek
- Careers in science, technology, engineering and math are evolving rapidly. Through hands-on activities and site visits, explore an array of STEM fields, from biology and chemistry, to math and engineering, plus relatively new fields such as microelectronics and environmental science.