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

Advanced Campers (11-14yrs) will meet at to Oregon State University campus and visit vertebrate taxonomic collections lab for deeper learning opportunities. Date and locationTBD.

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 8-9am and 3-5pm for $6 an hour. We are flexible if you need to drop off earlier or pick up later.
SCHOLARSHIPS  – We strive to make our programs available to all. Please click on scholarship and fill out an application.  We will contact you upon review.