Summer Camps Incoming 6th-8th Grade

EUREKA! Day Camps

In partnership with WCCC & CMU

Times: 8:30am-5:30pm

Location: EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum

(Scroll down for EUREKA! Fruita Day 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

Also - Campers will have the opportunity to go swimming at Lincoln Park Pool Thursday afternoons!

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Weekly Themes

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June 3-7: Engineering Design Camp

What does it feel like to build a school that could withstand an earthquake, a sports stadium that offers all spectators a great view, or a dam to make a reservoir? Be prepared to think like a civil engineer as you design and build a variety of structures. It doesn't stop there, because what goes up, must come down. Students will study the science of tearing down structures by creating simulations comparing the effectiveness of wrecking balls, bull dozers, dynamite, and more! Camp in partnership with WCCC & CMU

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June 10-14: Anatomy and Physiology 401

From skin and bones, digestion and respiration, to circulation and muscles - students will dive ever deeper into understanding the regulatory systems of the human body. Students will explore what's inside us through simulated dissections, scientific investigations, and an offsite visit to the St. Mary's simulation laboratory and tour the Care Flight helipad. Camp in partnership with WCCC & CMU.

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June 17-21: Legend of Zelda

Time-manipulating ocarinas, hover boots, and evil magicians. Explore the science fiction behind Legend of Zelda! Students use technology to problem solve, learn survival skills, and put their sci-fi powers to the test in this exciting camp. Camp in partnership with WCCC & CMU

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June 24-28: Hydrology

Water engineers solve problems on rivers, in cities, and on farms. Learn how to calculate volumes and flowrates of water. Engineer, create, and test your best designs of boats, canals, bridges, and dams. Run simulations in flumes and take a tour of a water treatment plant. This camp was generously supported by Ute Water and the Grand Valley Water Users. Camp in partnership with WCCC & CMU

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July 1-3: Geologic Engineering

What do mines, habitat restoration, wind turbines, tunnels, dams and power plants all have in common? A geologic engineer behind their development! In this camp we'll explore all that goes into understanding landforms and earth processes as it relates to geologic and man-made designs. This is a 3-day camp - reduced fees (see registration page). Camp in partnership with WCCC & CMU.

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July 8-12 Environmental Engineering

Sustainability. Environmental Pollutants. Air quality monitoring. Learn about the various types of environmental engineering ranging from coastal and water resources engineering to geophysical engineering. Plus, students will tour engineering facilities such as Tour Innovative Textiles and Reynolds Polymer in this hands-on environmental engineering camp. Camp in partnership with WCCC & CMU.

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July 29-Aug 2: Forensics Science 401

Explore what it's like to be a crime scene investigator in this hands-on forensic science camp! Campers will learn how to fingerprint, collect scientific evidence, search for clues, and much more as they solve a crime scene. Critical thinking skills will be put to the test when evidence is collected and interpreted as campers learn about the science involved with criminal investigation. Camp in partnership with WCCC & CMU

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August 5-9: Junk Yard Wars

We've all heard the slogan "reduce, reuse, recycle," but how can we practically reuse and recycle materials? This camp is designed to show how trash can be turned into treasure and learn valuable steps to create something extraordinary. Camp in partnership with WCCC & CMU.


EUREKA! Fruita Day Camps

Times: 8:30am-5:30

Location: Fruita Middle School

Member Fee: $130 per week

Non-Member Fee: $155 per week

Campers will have the opportunity to swim at the Fruita Community Center pool every Thursday afternoon!

Weekly themes:

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June 10-14: Hydrology

Water engineers solve problems on rivers, in cities, and on farms. Learn how to calculate volumes and flowrates of water. Engineer, create, and test your best designs of boats, canals, bridges, and dams. Run simulations in flumes and take a tour of the water treatment plant. This camp was generously supported by Ute Water and the Grand Valley Water Users.

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June 17-21: Aerospace Engineering

Launch into space with explorations of aerospace concepts and technology. Design air foils, explore how atmospheric science affects flight through the launch of a weather balloon, learn from astronauts and apply your knowledge in several hands-on projects.

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June 24-28: Minecraft Engineering

What would it take to build an underwater community? Use both practical classroom materials and digital materials in Minecraft to problem solve and to creatively build and engineer underwater structures. What students do in this camp is only limited by their imaginations!

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July 8-12: Engineering Design Camp

What does it feel like to build a school that could withstand an earthquake, a sports stadium that offers all spectators a great view, or a dam to make a reservoir? Be prepared to think like a civil engineer as you design and build a variety of structures. It doesn't stop there, because what goes up must come down. Students will study the science of tearing down structures by creating simulations comparing the effectiveness of wrecking balls, bull dozers, dynamite, and more!

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July 15-19: Legend of Zelda

Time-manipulating ocarinas, hover boots, and evil magicians. Explore the science fiction behind the Legend of Zelda! Students use technology to problem solve, learn survival skills, and put their sci-fi powers to the test in this exciting camp.

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July 22-26: Geologic Engineering

What do mines, habitat restoration, wind turbines, tunnels, dams, and power plants all have in common? A geologic engineer behind their development! In this camp, we'll explore all that goes into understanding landforms and earth processes as it relates to geologic and man-made designs.

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July 29-August 2: Anatomy and Physiology 401

From skin and bones, digestion and respiration, to circulation and muscles - students will dive ever deeper into understanding the regulatory systems of the human body. Students will explore what's inside us through simulated dissections and scientific investigations.


EUREKA! CMU Overnight Camps

In partnership with WCCC & CMU

Times: 8am Monday-6pm Friday

Location: EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum & CMU

Member Fee: $575 per week

Non-Member Fee: $700 per week

The 6-8th grade day camps take on the night shift! Campers will arrive on Monday morning, spend their days 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, eat at the CMU dining hall, make friends, and have a lot of fun!

Weekly Schedule

Monday

  • 8-9am Check in
  • 9am-12pm Science Lessons
  • 12-1pm Lunch / Recess
  • 1-5pm Science Lessons
  • 5-6pm Dinner
  • 6-7pm Rest Period
  • 7-8:30pm Field games

Tuesday

  • 7:30-8:30am Breakfast
  • 9am-12pm Science Lessons
  • 12-1pm Lunch/Recess
  • 1-5pm Science Lessons
  • 5-6pm Dinner
  • 6:30-8pm Climbing wall

Wednesday

  • 7:30-8:30am Breakfast
  • 9am-12pm Science Lessons
  • 12-1pm Lunch / Recess
  • 1-5pm Science Lessons
  • 5-6pm Dinner
  • 6-7pm Rest Period
  • 7-8:30pm Campfire

Thursday

  • 7:30-8:30am Breakfast
  • 9am-12pm Science Lesson
  • 12-1pm Lunch / Recess
  • 1-2pm Science Lessons
  • 2-5pm Lincoln Park Pool
  • 5-6pm Dinner
  • 6-7pm Rest Period
  • 7-8:30 Evening at the Museum

Friday

  • 7:30-8:30am Breakfast
  • 9am-12pm Science Lessons
  • 12-1pm Lunch / Recess
  • 1-5pm Science Lessons
  • 5-6pm Packing & Check-out

Weekly Themes

July 8-12: Environmental Engineering

Sustainability. Environmental Pollutants. Air quality monitoring. Learn about the various types of environmental engineering ranging from coastal engineering to water resources engineering to geophysical engineering. Plus, students will tour engineering facilities such as Tour Innovative Textiles and Reynolds Polymer in this hands-on environmental engineering camp. Camp in partnership with WCCC & CMU.

July 15-19: Aerospace Engineering

Launch into space with explorations of aerospace concepts and technology. Design air foils to be tested in the CMU Engineering wind tunnel, explore how atmospheric science affects flight through the launch of a weather balloon, learn from astronauts, and apply your knowledge in several hands-on projects. This camp parners with CMU engineering professor Sara Lanci and utilizes state-of-the-art equipment and technology in the CMU Confluence Hall engineering building. Camp in partnership with WCCC & CMU.


EUREKA! CMU Weekend Overnight Camps

In partnership with WCCC & CMU

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

6:30-8:30pm Field Games

Saturday

7:30-8:30am Breakfast

9-12pm Science Lessons

1-2pm 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

6-7:30pm Campfire

Monday - campers enrolled in the following week of EUREKA! CMU Overnight Camp

7:30-8:30am Breakfast

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

Weekend Theme

July 12-15: Hydrological Engineering

Examine water flow, determine solutions to problems, and see what may occur in the future. Students learn about creating models, interpreting models, and using models in problem-solving. The Water in the West exhibit at EUREKA! will be featured in this weekend camp as we learn about river hydrologics! Camp in partnership with WCCC & CMU


EUREKA! Expedition Camps

Times: 8:30am Monday - 5:30pm Friday

Location: Monday Drop Off & Friday Pick Up at EUREKA! McConnell Science Museum

Science + Outdoor Recreation = One Memorable Week of Science Adventures! These overnight adventure camps will include FIVE days and FOUR nights of environmental-based science exploration. Campers will have opportunities to participate in outdoor recreation activities that are common to the area each day ranging from mountain biking to whitewater rafting to hiking to camping. The experiential education focus of Expedition Camps will surely allow campers to learn about the natural world and acquire outdoor skills while having fun!

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June 3-7: Colorado River Hydrology & Snow Science

Location: Shrine Mountain Huts on Vail Pass

Member Fee: $450

Non-Member Fee: $540

Winter is 5 months away but the snow is still here! Come learn about snow science, rare wetlands, the alpine ecosystem, climatology, hydrology and forestry on Vail Pass. We will be staying in 10th mountain division huts on top of the pass. This adventure camp includes hiking and snowshoeing! This camp is generously underwritten by Ute Water, Grand Valley Water Users & Irrigation Districts.

June 10-14 Environmental & Trail Science

Location: Rio Mesa Research Center

Member Fee: $570

Non-Member Fee: $685

Spend a week at the University of Utah's Rio Mesa Center, an outdoor laboratory in southeastern Utah along the Dolores River. Campers will learn about riparian areas and how they contribute to the aquatic ecosystem health, astronomy and light pollution, archaeology, desert ecology, and more! We'll be exploring along the river banks and on hiking / mountain biking trails as we lean about the impact of recreation on the environment and how to reduce our environmental footprint by implementing leave-no-trace practices. Campers will be hiking and mountain biking on this unique off-the-grid Environmental & Trail Science Camp at Rio Mesa!

June 17-21: Rock n' Waves

Location: Unaweep Canyon & Ruby Horsethief

Member Fee: $500

Non-Member Fee: $500

The only canyon on Earth with two mouths! The fascinating geologic wonder is a playground for geologists and and cartographers. Students will study geology while rock climbing and botany while hiking. The second half of the camp will be on the Colorado River where students will paddle the Ruby Horsethief section with Colorado Canyons certified educational river guides! Along the Colorado River, campers will be able to experience camping at the newly designed Catalpa Project.

July 22-26: Mineral Waters & Fisheries

Member Fee: $740

Non-Member Fee: $890

Steamboat Springs, CO. Home to over 150 hot springs, a Sulfur Cave, and the Yampa River! Students will be lodging at the Colorado Mountain College dorms as they explore water quality, turbidity, and oxygen content on a river watch with the local Yampatika Naturalists. Spend time learning how to cast a fly rod, trying to land a fish, and about the entomology associated with fly fishing. Tour the Finger Rock Fish hatchery and the mineral hot springs, then experience the heat during a swim session at Old Town Hot Springs!

July 29-August 2: Learning at Altitude

Location: Leadville Colorado Mtn College

Member fee: $450

Non-Member Fee: $540

Did you know Leadville is the highest incorporated city in the US, located at 10,152 feet? Stay in the dorms at Colorado Mountain College and learn about Leadville's unique mining history, fen wetlands, climate, geography, and ecosystem. This adventure-based camp will include hiking, low ropes course, and a tour of the National Mining Museum. This camp is generously underwritten by the Teen Support Fund from the Western CO Community foundation.