Summer Camps Incoming 3rd-5th Grade

We still have openings available at our Fruita, GJHS and New Life Community Room locations! Register now - camps are filling quickly!


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! GJHS Day Camps

Times: 8:30am-5:30

Location: Grand Junction High School

Member Fee: $130 per week

Non-Member Fee: $155 per week

Early Drop-off at EUREKA! is available for EUREKA! GJHS Camps.

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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: Western Slope Ecosystems

Did you know Colorado is home to over 60 ecological systems? In this camp, we'll learn about and visit many of the ecosystems found in our own backyard. From exploring the pinyon junipers to the semi-desert shrubland to riparian to the mountain forests, campers will gain a better understanding of ecosystems, biodiversity, and human impact on the environment. Additionally, we'll be learning about environmental stewardship by participating in a service learning project this week!

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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 against the flow of water. This will be a rockin' wet good time.

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July 8-12: Musical Math

Do you need a little extra child care each day? We have an early drop-off option from 7:30 am - 8:30 am for all K-8th graders attending camps at the EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum, New Life Community Room, or GJHS. For $25 per week for members and $30 per week for non-members, our EUREKA! staff will provide an extra hour of child care. Please visit our Camps page to register for the early drop-off option if you'd like to utilize this service.

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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 aircrafts to travel best, by engineering a variety of physical models. Up and coming pilots will also learn about how atmospheric science affects a flight, and how meteorologists work together with aerospace scientists.

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July 22-July 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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Have you ever wondered what happens in forensic labs during an investigation? Campers will become crime scene investigators who search for clues, make observations, crack codes, 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! New Life Community Room Camps

Times: 8:30am-5:30

Location: Community Room at the New Life Church (across Kennedy Ave from EUREKA!)

Member Fee: $130 per week

Non-Member Fee: $155 per week

Early Drop-off at EUREKA! is available for EUREKA! New Life Community Room Camps

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June 3-7: Cardboard Arcade

Campers will use their imagination and the engineering design process to build vintage style arcade games out of cardboard. PLUS, campers will be able to use Makey Makey kits to add sound, lights and more to their cardboard, duct tape, and foil arcade creations!

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August 5 - August 9: The EUREKA! Challenge

The EUREKA! Challenge is part STEM, part Survivor, and a whole lot of fun! Campers will be split into tribes to complete a series of STEM challenges ranging from using a potato to create electricity to creating a solar oven to engineering challenges, and more! Are you ready?!


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!