Summer Camps Incoming 3rd-5th Grade

EUREKA! Day Camps

Times: 8:30am-5:30pm

Location: EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum

(Scroll down for EUREKA! Fruita Day Camps and EUREKA! Overnight Camps)

Member Fee: $155 per week

Non-Member Fee: $180 per week

Daily Schedule:

7:30-8:30am Early Drop-Off/Daycare (additional fee)

8:30am-9:00am Drop-Off/Daycare

9am-12pm Science Lessons

12pm-1pm Lunch/Recess

1pm-4:30pm Science Lessons

4:30pm-5:00pm Clean Up

5pm-5:30pm Pick Up/Daycare

Early Drop-off option

Times: 7:30am-8:30pm

Location: EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum

Member fee: $25 per week

Non-Member fee: $30 per week

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Please send your caper with a morning and afternoon snack for each day. All campers will be able to enjoy free lunches from the Lunch Lizard every day of camp!

Weekly Themes

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June 3-7: Film Making and Videography

Get your cameras and computers ready! Study the science behind videography while learning to use modern technology to create a camp video. Add sound and motion to your video. Get ready for a rolling fun time!

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June 10-14: Operation Human Body

What Exactly is a heartbeat? What propels our bodies when we jump? Students will continue to learn about human anatomy as we dive deeper into what exactly goes on inside our bodies all day, every day.

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June 17-21: Stop Motion Animation

Have you ever wondered how Disney movies are produced? This camp will allow you to discover what it takes to be a filmmaker and bring drawings and characters to life using stop motion animation. By the end of this camp, the campers will have used a green-screen background to produce several stop motion animation videos that depict their characters following a storyline that they created! At the end of the camp, your stop motion videos will be saved on a complimentary USB drive to share with family and friends.

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June 24-28: Water Wizards

What is a hydrologist? What is a hydrogeologist? Water and Rocks? Learn all about how rocks and water work together and against each other in rivers. Engineer river features and see how they last aagainst the flow of water. This will be a rockin' wet good time!

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July 1-3: Everything Rocks

What is the Earth made of? What has shaped the world we see around us today, and continues to change these landscapes? In this rockin' camp, we'll dig deeper into understanding the structures and movement of our planet. This is a 3-day camp with reduced fees (see registration page)

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July 8-12: Musical Math

What does math have to do with music? Everything, it turns out! From rhythm and scales to pattern and pitch, the sounds made by musicians are all connected to math. In this camp we'll explore this harmoneious connection that's created all our favorite songs.

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July 15-19: Space Academy

Get ready and prepare to take flight! Students will explore the history of human flight, and investigate which designs allow aircraft to travel best, by engineering a variety of physical models. Up-and-coming pilots will also learn about how atmospheric science affects flight, and how meteorologists work together with aerospace scientists.

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July 22-26: Engineer Academy

Grab your tools and watch sparks fly during a variety of shocking hands-on experiments. Students will build a series of circuits, investigate what objects conduct electricity, and explore the different steps of the engineering design process.

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July 29-August 2: Lego Robotics 301

Learn about structural engineering, constructing, and testing complex vehicles using Legos! Students will be able to explore and experiment with the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics package also in this camp.

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August 5-9: Minecraft Engineering

What would it take to build a community on the North Pole? 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!


EUREKA! Fruita Day Camps

Times: 8:30am-5:30

Location: Fruita Middle School

Member Fee: $130 per week

Non-Member Fee: $155 per week

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June 10-14: Pokescience

Lava, thunderwaves, aquatic creatures, and thundershocks. Learn the science behind the different Pokemon powers of Pikachu, Squirtle, Charmander, Muck, Charizard, and more! PLUS, students will get to hatch their own Pokemon eggs.

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June 17-21: Engineer Academy

Grab your tools and watch sparks fly during a variety of shocking hands-on experiments! Students will build a series of circuits, investigate what objects conduct electricity, and explore the different steps of the engineering design process.

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June 24-28: Musical Math

What does math have to do with music? Everything, it turns out! From rhythm and scales to pattern and pitch, the sounds made by musicians are all connected to math. In this camp we'll explore this harmonious connection that's created all our favorite songs.

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July 8-12: Stop Motion Animation

have you ever wondered how Disney movies are produced? This camp will allow you to discover what it takes to be a filmmaker, and bring drawings and characters to life using stop-motion animation. By the end of this camp, the campers will have used a green-screen background to produce several stop-motion animation videos that depict their characters following a storyline that they created! At the end of the camp, your stop-motion videos will be saved on a complimentary USB drive to share with family and friends.

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July 15-19: Lego Engineering 301

Learn about structural engineering, constructing and testing complex vehicles using Legos! Students will be able to explore and experiment with the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 robotics package also in this camp.

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July 22-26: Operation Human Body

What exactly is a heartbeat? What propels our bodies when we jump? Students will continue to learn about human anatomy as we dive deeper into what exactly goes on inside our bodies all day, every day.

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July 29-August 2: Forensics Science 301

Have you ever wondered what happens in forensic labs during an investigation? Campers will become crime scene investigators who search for clues, collect scientific evidence, and solve a crime! Through hands-on lab tests, students will learn how investigators match crime scene DNA to suspects, take fingerprints, and much more.


EUREKA! CMU Weekend Overnight Camps (grades 4-5 only)

Times: 5:30pm Friday - 5:30PM Sunday or 8:00am Monday*

Location: EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum & CMU

Member Fee: $250 for weekend

Non-Member Fee: $300 for weekend

Does your child want to join EUREKA! for two weeks of overnight camp in a row? Or maybe your child wants to try overnight camp? Either way, the CMU Weekend Overnight Camps will meet your child's needs. Campers will arrive on Friday evening, spend their Saturday and Sunday learning science with EUREKA! instructors, spend their nights in the Grand Mesa Hall suites on the Colorado Mesa University (CMU) campus, enjoy planned evening activities, swim at Lincoln Park pool, make friends, and have a lot of fun!

*Campers enrolled in the weekend overnight camp and not the following week will check out on Sunday evening. Campers enrolled in the following week of camp will stay Sunday night and clothes will be laundered.

Weekend Schedule:

Friday

  • 5:30-6:30pm Check-in
  • 6:30-8pm Field Games

Saturday

  • 7:30-8:30am Breakfast
  • 9am-12pm Science Lessons
  • 12-1pm Lunch / Recess
  • 1-5pm Science Lessons
  • 5-6pm Dinner
  • 6:30-8pm Evening at the Museum

Sunday

  • 7:30-8:30am Breakfast
  • 9am-12pm Science Lessons
  • 12-1pm Lunch / Recess
  • 1-2pm Science Lessons
  • 2-5pm Lincoln Park Pool
  • 5-6pm Dinner or Check-Out

Monday - Campers enrolled in the following week of camp

7:30-8:30am Breakfast

8-9am Check-in for Next Week's Camp

July 12-15: Cracking the Code

A STEAM-based escape room camp that will challenge students to discover clues, solve puzzles, and accomplish tasks to "crack the code" before time runs out! The gamemaster is waiting to give you the first escape room briefing... are you ready to crack the code?


EUREKA! / VEGA Hybrid Expedition Camps (grades 4-5 only)

Times: 8:30am-5:30pm Mon/Tue, 8:30am Wednesday - 5:30pm Friday

Location: EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum - Mon Tue; Wednesday Drop off & Friday Pick-up at EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum. Wednesday - Friday will be at Vega State Park.

Member Fee: $485 per week

Non-Member Fee: $585 per week

This EUREKA! / Vega State Park Hybrid exploration camp is specifically designed for incoming 4th and 5th graders!

Weekly Schedule

Monday/Tuesday at EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum

8-9am Check-In

9-12pm Science Lessons

12-1pm Lunch/Recess

1-4:30pm Science Lessons

4:30-5pm Clean Up

5-5:30pm Pick-up / Daycare

Wednesday

8:30-9am Check in at EUREKA!

9am Depart for Vega State Park Expeditionary Learning

Friday

4:30pm Return to EUREKA! Science Museum

4:30-5pm Unpack / Debrief trip

5pm-5:30 pm Pick-up

June 24-28 Environmental Science & Outdoor Recreation

Campers will have two days of environmental science amp at the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum. Day 1 will focus on forestry, wildflowers, astronomy, and entomology. During day 2, campers will learn about backcountry safety, water & drinking in the outdoors, clothing, Leave No Trace Principles, and nutrition. Then, we'll take our learning to the outdoors and spend THREE days and TWO nights experiencing what we learned in the classroom. We'll be camping at Vega State Park and enjoying hiking on the Grand Mesa, stand-up paddle boarding, star gazing, and environmental science during this exciting science outdoor recreation camp!