Become a detective of the vertebrate world.  Investigating and classifying wildlife with skulls, skeletons, fur, anatomy and optional dissections.

Advanced Campers (11-14yrs) will be bused to Oregon State University campus and visit vertebrate taxonomic collections for deeper learning opportunities. Lab TBD.

Local half day bus fee $5/trip

Monday: Animal Classification

Dissect a Salmon

Invertebrate vs Vertebrate

Anatomy and adaptations of live fish and frogs

Tuesday: Adaptations for Survival

Dissect a Bullfrog

Where animals live (Habitats)

Camouflage your animals and learn to hide in nature

Frogs vs snakes

Hold live reptiles

Set sand traps for mammal foot prints in park

Wednesday: Mammal Anatomy

Dissect owl pellets and see real rodents

Discover mammals of Avery Park

Understanding animal tracking

Birds vs Mammals

Thursday: Trails and Tracking

Field Trip to Peavy Arboretum

Understanding compasses

Wildlife navigation

Advanced animal science with Radio Telemetry

Forest floor log decay hunt for newts, mice, and snakes

Friday: Wild Animal Mystery

Create a wild animal mystery for other students to solve

Science inquire investigation

Symbiosis in Oregon


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Full Day 9:00-3:00–$40
Half Day 9:00-12:00–$25  
Full Week of Full Days–$200 (With some exceptions, see camp registration for details)
Full Week of Half Days–$125 (With some exceptions, see camp registration for details)
Extended Care is available from 7:45-5:15 for $6 an hour. We are flexible if you need to drop off earlier or pick up later.
We strive to make our programs available to all. Funding is available this year through the charitable contribution from Many Hands Trading’s Day of Sharing.
Please fill out this scholarship form BEFORE REGISTERING.