2018 Summer Camp Details and Registration will be coming soon!

 

June 18-22  Slimy Soil Science (Avery House Nature Center)

  • Dig deep to discover amazing life in the soil! Learn about dirty decomposers, microbe mysteries and wiggly worms. These invertebrate investigations will inspire us to understand the the world beneath our feet! 

June 18-22 Camp Pizza Pie Session 1 (SAGE Garden)

  • From dirt to delicious, explore some of our favorite treats from the ground up! Spend the week at SAGE making sweet and savory pizzas in our cob oven–grind wheat, turn milk into cheese, make sauce from tomatoes and more! Let’s eat! Each day has garden time, games, and pizza-making activities. Ages 6-11

June 25-29 Buzzing Bikers (Avery House Nature Center)

  • Investigate native pollinators by bike! From their life cycles and flower connections to their communication, flight, and so much more. Discover fun ways you can help endangered species including creating bee habitats, planting butterfly gardens, and building hives!

June 25-29 Garden Food Adventures (SAGE Garden)

  • Spend a week playing and eating at SAGE garden. Be a garden explorer as you find out what it takes to get food from the garden to your plate. Learn to plant, tend, and harvest food. And best of all- become an expert at cooking and eating right from the garden! Ages 6-11

July 9- 13 Toxic Creatures (Avery House Nature Center)

  • Welcome to the world of venomous snakes, invasive turtles, toxic salamanders, and poisonous frogs and all four legged scaly, slimy, slithering creatures! Learn about the physics of scales, the science of slime, cold blooded poisonous animals and native species in need of clean water.

July 9-13 Buzz About Bees (SAGE Garden)

  • Garden life depends on these busy, buzzing pollinators. Explore bee hives at the garden, create candles and lip balm from beeswax, make goodies with honey, and more! Ages 6-11

July 16-20  Wildlife Cyclers (Avery House Nature Center)

  • Roll through the phases of the sun and moon as we explore diurnal, crepuscular and nocturnal creatures and the habitats in which they reside. We will learn about the power of the dark, the light and the adaptations which allow animals to survive at all hours of the day and night!

July 16-20 Camp Pizza Pie Session 2 (SAGE Garden)

  • From dirt to delicious, explore some of our favorite treats from the ground up! Spend the week at SAGE making sweet and savory pizzas in our cob oven–grind wheat, turn milk into cheese, make sauce from tomatoes and more! Let’s eat! Each day has garden time, games, and pizza-making activities. Ages 6-11

July 23-27 River Riders (Avery House Nature Center)

  • Travel local streams, creeks and rivers by bike. Spend time exploring, building, and playing in nature to discover our local watershed. This camp encourages free choice learning and is available for independent bikers.

July 23-27 Farm to Fork Camp (SAGE Garden)

  • Ever wonder how the food you eat gets from the farm to your fork?  Spend a week with farmers and professional chefs while you harvest and cook right from the garden.  Experience your food all the way from the soil to your plate! Ages 11-14

July 30-August 3 Cascades to Coast Adventure (Avery House Nature Center)

  • From Oregon’s sage desert to ocean shores we will investigate this state’s species and ecosystem diversity. We have so much to explore as we hunt for waterfalls, wetlands,tide pools, and swing from the trees!

Aug 6-10  Kinetic Energy Rollers (Avery House Nature Center)

  • Explore the transfer and movement of energy in nature from the sun to plants, through wildlife to us. Discover energy and physics working in us and the environment from sun to plants and throughout wildlife and us.. Engage in fun experiments on bikes, in the water and up trees, discover energy and physics working in us and the environment. This is a beginner to advanced nature bike camp and is open to bikers of all ability levels including pedal free bikes.

Aug 13-17 Time Travelers Survival Guide (Avery House Nature Center)

  • Historic floods impacted the Willamette River formation, geology and ecology. Activities with aquatic animals, botany, zoology, and hydrology will show us how the valley we live in came to be the unique place it remains today!

Aug 20-24 Aquatic Bike Adventures (Avery House Nature Center)

  • Minnows, whirligigs, water striders and so many more amazing creatures. Exploring the underwater world in ponds, streams and rivers. We’ll get our feet wet and have a close up exploration of diverse aquatic life and ecosystems.

Aug 20-24 Advanced WaterWheelin’ (Avery House Nature Center)

  • Minnows, whirligigs, water striders and so many more amazing creatures. Exploring the underwater world in ponds, streams and rivers. We’ll get our feet wet and have a close up exploration of diverse aquatic life and ecosystems.

Aug 27-31 Adventure Camp (Avery House Nature Center)

  • Balance between trees on a slackline, navigate an obstacle course, bog hop, bike, go geocaching, float the Marys River, and so much more! This is our summer capstone camp and is designed to enrich your sense of adventure!