Spring 2021 Camps

Looking for engaging enrichment for your student during the school year? We’ve been in the lab designing some exciting new hands-on opportunities to challenge the most curious brains.

There are scholarship opportunities to help families register for summer camps, please visit the Youth Scholarship Program page for more information.


EUREKA! will be requiring immunization records for all adolescent campers. Registration will not process without uploaded records to camper account. Please follow these steps to upload the documents.

  • Log into Dashboard
  • Click FAMILY & FRIENDS on the left
  • Click EDIT on the student's account
  • On the right, you'll see a button +ADD DOCUMENT

Grade Range

Friday STEAM Camp

These camps are available for all K-2nd graders, and align with the schedule of select local elementary schools that have off on Fridays. Each week, campers will explore a new STEAM topic. Please provide your student with a lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle, all labeled with their name. All camps listed below will be held at the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum unless stated otherwise.

  • Schedule:
    • 8:30AM-9:00AM – Drop Off
    • 9:00AM-12:00PM – Science Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
    • 12:00PM-1:00PM – Lunch/Recess
    • 1:00PM-4:30PM – Science Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
    • 4:30PM-5:00PM – Clean Up
    • 5:00PM-5:30PM – Pick Up

Have an early morning? We have an early drop-off option from 7:30 am - 8:30 am for all campers. For $5 per day for members and $7 per dayfor non-members, our EUREKA! staff will provide an extra hour of child care.


No School Day Camps

These camps are available for all K-2nd graders, and align with the D51 calendar. Please provide your student with a lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle, all labeled with their name. All camps listed below will be held at the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum unless stated otherwise.

  • Schedule:
    • 8:30AM-9:00AM – Drop Off
    • 9:00AM-12:00PM – Science Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
    • 12:00PM-1:00PM – Lunch/Recess
    • 1:00PM-4:30PM – Science Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
    • 4:30PM-5:00PM – Clean Up
    • 5:00PM-5:30PM – Pick Up

Have an early morning? We have an early drop-off option from 7:30 am - 8:30 am for all campers. For $5 per day for members and $7 per dayfor non-members, our EUREKA! staff will provide an extra hour of child care.


January 18-19: Incredible Insects

Did you know that a ladybug could eat over 5,000 insects in its life? That butterflies taste with their feet? That dung beetles use the stars to help them navigate? Insects are fascinating creatures! This camp will explore the wonders of the insect world through experiments and exploration.

February 15: Rainbow Science

Have you ever wondered what causes a rainbow? Do you have a tough time choosing a favorite color because you love them all? Students will learn about how rainbows form and explore rainbows through experiments and activities.

March 11-12: Plant Science

Why do flowers smell good? How do seeds become plants? Do plants breathe like people do? Students will learn about everything from fruits and veggies to flowers and trees during this nature-filled camp.

March 22-26: Lego Engineering

Learn about structural engineering, constructing, and testing complex structures using Legos! Students will be able to explore and experiment with concepts of physics as they think like engineers and architects.

May 14: Camping STEAM

Are you getting excited about camping season? In this camp you will tackle engineering challenges, learn about wildlife in our area, and learn the science that will make your next camping adventure even better!

Friday STEAM Camp

These camps are available for all 3-5th graders, and align with the schedule of select local elementary schools that have off on Fridays. Each week, campers will explore a new STEAM topic. Please provide your student with a lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle, all labeled with their name. All camps listed below will be held at the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum unless stated otherwise.

  • Schedule:
    • 8:30AM-9:00AM – Drop Off
    • 9:00AM-12:00PM – Science Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
    • 12:00PM-1:00PM – Lunch/Recess
    • 1:00PM-4:30PM – Science Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
    • 4:30PM-5:00PM – Clean Up
    • 5:00PM-5:30PM – Pick Up

Have an early morning? We have an early drop-off option from 7:30 am - 8:30 am for all campers. For $5 per day for members and $7 per dayfor non-members, our EUREKA! staff will provide an extra hour of child care.


No School Day Camps

These camps are available for all 3-5th graders, and align with the D51 calendar. Please provide your student with a lunch, two snacks, and a water bottle, all labeled with their name. All camps listed below will be held at the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum unless stated otherwise.

  • Schedule:
    • 8:30AM-9:00AM – Drop Off
    • 9:00AM-12:00PM – Science Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
    • 12:00PM-1:00PM – Lunch/Recess
    • 1:00PM-4:30PM – Science Lessons and Activities (with a snack break)
    • 4:30PM-5:00PM – Clean Up
    • 5:00PM-5:30PM – Pick Up

Have an early morning? We have an early drop-off option from 7:30 am - 8:30 am for all campers. For $5 per day for members and $7 per dayfor non-members, our EUREKA! staff will provide an extra hour of child care.


January 18-19: Creative Inventors

Do you love to tinker with anything you can get your hands on? Do you have countless ideas for building and creating new things? Creative Inventors is the camp for you! Engage in the engineering process to come up with your own unique inventions as well as learn about some of the most famous inventions in history.

February 15: Extreme Earth

Why does the United States have more tornadoes than the rest of the world combined, yet most only occur in the spring and early fall? Why does hurricane season in the Northern Hemisphere peak between August and September when the Atlantic Ocean is warmest? Investigate the earth's extreme events by studying recent natural disasters such as Hurricane Ivan in the Caribbean, monsoon flooding in South Asia, and wildfires in the United States. Discover how science experts try to understand our dynamic earth and try to predict the future.

March 11-12: Cinematography

Grab your cameras and scripts, and get ready to learn all about the process of making a film. Bring your creativity as you learn to work with a team to develop a screenplay and shoot a video.

March 22-26: Minecraft Engineering

What would it take to build a magical community? Use both practical classroom materials and digital materials in Minecraft to problem solve and to creatively build and engineer structures that would allow people to inhabit the North Pole. What students do in this camp is only limited by their imaginations!

May 14: Map Masters

Do you enjoy helping your parents navigate when they are driving? Do you like to use maps to help you find places? You will love this camp! Campers will learn how to navigate using maps, use maps to learn about places, and create their own maps of familiar places!

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Environmental Institute Programs

February 15: Ice Cave Adventure

We’ll spend this no-school-day getting up close and personal with the Ice Caves in Rifle Mountain Park! Each year in mid-winter the limestone walls around Rifle take on magnificent columns, walls, and spires of Ice. We’ll take a day trip up to explore the Ice Palace and learn about freeze-thaw cycles while performing some icey experiments!

March 11 - 12: Petroglyphs and Fossils

Come on an adventure through time as we explore petroglyphs, dinosaur tracks, and fossil beds. There is evidence of amazing science phenomena all across the west slope and in this no-school-day adventure we’ll spend two days tracking them down. From the petroglyphs at Thompson Springs to the dino tracks in Cactus Park, hop aboard the adventure bus and we’ll get you connected to the rare and amazing secrets hidden in your own backyard.

March 22: Canyon Adventures

Did you know the rocks in the Colorado National Monument were made during the lifetime of the dinosaurs? Find out how these rock formations unlock the secrets of how dinosaurs lived during this adventure camp. Register now to hike through the Monument and learn about the geology of past and present environments, along with the botany and zoology of the current ecosystem within the National Park.

March 23: Sandstone to Seedlings

How are plants able to grow straight out of a rock without any soil? How do biological soil crusts begin their life? Arches National Park is the perfect place to answer these questions. Register for this adventure camp to test your hiking abilities and learn how geology and biology interact to create a livable environment in a harsh desert climate. We'll even make time to stand beneath Corona Arch, one of the most spectacular sights in the red desert.

March 24: Science, Snowshoeing and Sledding, Oh My!

During the Spring we find ourselves warming up, why does the Grand Mesa stay so cold? During this adventure camp, learn about snow science, why weather is different at higher elevations, and test your identification skills in botany and zoology. Register now, and bring your sleds and snowshoes for a day of snow-filled fun!

March 25 - 26: Beginner Mountain Bike Science and Conservation

This mountain biking spring break camp will get your student outdoors, connected to conservation and adventure. We’ll spend mornings helping to restore the native ecosystem through the Monument Corridor Restoration Project and afternoons in the saddle riding the incredible Lunch Loops trail system. Get your student working hands-on to improve a trail system we all love so much.

Pick up and drop off will take place at the Lunch Loops. This is a beginner course, designed for students with limited experience mountain biking. Students will need to own a mountain bike and should be comfortable riding on beginner-friendly (green) trails.

March 25 - 26: Intermediate/Advanced Biking and Conservation

This mountain biking spring break camp will get your student outdoors, connected to conservation and adventure. We’ll spend mornings helping to restore the native ecosystem through the Monument Corridor Restoration Project and afternoons in the saddle riding the incredible Lunch Loops trail system. Get your student working hands-on to improve a trail system we all love so much.

Pick up and drop off will take place at the Lunch Loops. This is an intermediate/advanced course, designed for students with experience mountain biking. Must have previously taken a mountain biking course or be able to confidently ride 3-5 miles of single track at the Lunch Loops area.

May 14: Spring Climbing and Geology

Spring has returned, and the rock is warming up! Join us for a day of desert climbing. We’ll get introduced to the fundamentals of climbing outdoors safely: learn to belay, basic movement skills, and get hands-on experience with all of the gear you need to have a fun and fulfilling adventure at the crag. Come spend your no-school-day rock climbing with our expert instructor team and discover the science of climbing.

Jan 18 - 19: Science of Ski Touring

Join us for two days of winter exploration on skis! Geared for beginners, we’ll start the new year learning how to safely navigate the winter landscape on cross country skis. Cross country skiing provides an incredible opportunity to connect with the winter landscape. Join us for 2 days of exploration and learn to love a new sport. All ski gear will be provided.

March 11 - 12: Petroglyphs & Fossils

Come on an adventure through time as we explore petroglyphs, dinosaur tracks, and fossil beds. There is evidence of amazing science phenomena all across the west slope and in this no-school-day adventure, we’ll spend two days tracking them down. From the petroglyphs at Thompson Springs to the dino tracks in Cactus Park, hop aboard the adventure bus and put on your archeologist hat. We’ll get you connected to the rare and amazing secrets hidden in your own backyard.

March 25: Snow Ecology

Spring is here and plants are beginning to grow, which begs the question, how are they able to survive the cold of the winter? The answer is simple: snow! During this adventure camp, take a snowshoeing hike to learn how wildlife adapts from winter into spring and the snow science that makes it all possible. Bring your warm clothes and sleds for a day of snow-filled fun! Snowshoes will be provided.

March 26: Ouray Ice Exploration

Ice abounds in winter. Take a day trip with us into the Ouray Ice Park to learn about ice falls and how they form. We’ll explore an icefall, investigate ice crystals under a microscope, and get hands-on with some of the tools scientists use to study (and climb!) water ice.

March 25 - 26: Beginner Mountain Bike Science and Conservation

This mountain biking spring break camp will get your student outdoors, connected to conservation and adventure. We’ll spend mornings helping to restore the native ecosystem through the Monument Corridor Restoration Project and afternoons in the saddle riding the incredible Lunch Loops trail system. Get your student working hands-on to improve a trail system we all love so much.

Pick up and drop off will take place at the Lunch Loops. This is a beginner course, designed for students with limited experience mountain biking. Students will need to own a mountain bike and should be comfortable riding on beginner-friendly (green) trails.

March 25 - 26: Intermediate/Advanced Biking and Conservation

This mountain biking spring break camp will get your student outdoors, connected to conservation and adventure. We’ll spend mornings helping to restore the native ecosystem through the Monument Corridor Restoration Project and afternoons in the saddle riding the incredible Lunch Loops trail system. Get your student working hands-on to improve a trail system we all love so much.

Pick up and drop off will take place at the Lunch Loops. This is an intermediate/advanced course, designed for students with experience mountain biking. Must have previously taken a mountain biking course or be able to confidently ride 3-5 miles of single track at the Lunch Loops area.

May 14: Spring Climbing and Geology

Spring has returned, and the rock is warming up! Join us for a day of desert climbing. We’ll get introduced to the fundamentals of climbing outdoors safely: learn to belay, basic movement skills, and get hands-on experience with all of the gear you need to have a fun and fulfilling adventure at the crag. Come spend your no-school-day rock climbing with our expert instructor team and discover the science of climbing.

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