Summer 2023 Camps

Summer Registration will be open on February 4! Summer scholarships are now OPEN!

Visit our Environmental Institute page to view our outdoor-based field science focus programs.

Scholarships are available for all programs. Click here for more information!


EUREKA! summer camps are available for 5-15 year old students. (Note: 4 year olds entering kindergarten in August 2023 can register for 5 year old camps) Students should be registered for the age they will be at the time of the camp. Guardians are responsible for ensuring their campers are registered for the age-appropriate camp, as listed in the Dashboard event.

All registration is done through our Dashboard System. Instructions on how to create an account can be found here!

Typical on-site camp rates:

  • Members: $200 for a 5-day camp
  • Non-Members: $225 for a 5-day camp

Tentative Daily Schedule for EUREKA!-based camps (Off-site CSU Research Center and Environmental Institute camps may have different schedules):

  • 8:30AM-9:00AM – Drop Off
  • 9:00AM-4:30PM – STEAM Lessons and Activities (with lunch and snack breaks)
  • 4:30PM-5:15PM – Pick Up


Lunch Lizard

We plan to partner with Lunch Lizard to provide the option for all EUREKA! based students to have a free lunch Monday-Thursday, however there are select dates this service is not available.

More information will be sent to registered families.


Immunizations

As a state licensed child care facility, EUREKA! requires immunization records (MMR, Tetanus, Polio, Hep A/B) for all student campers. If your student attends school in Mesa County, you will not need to upload these records.

If your student does not attend school in Mesa County, or is homeschooled, you must upload immunization records to the account. Registration will not process without uploaded records to each student's 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

EUREKA! accepts medical exemptions for immunizations (MMR, Tetanus, Polio, Hep A/B) with a doctor's note. Please submit this completed form to your child's account.

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Summer 2023 Camp Topics

If your student is 4 years old, but entering kindergarten in August 2023, you can register them for the 5 year old camps.

  • May 24: Paleontology Adventures
  • May 25: Science of Water
  • May 26: Zoology Explorations
  • May 30-June 2 (Tu-F): Future Veterinarians
  • May 30-June 2 (Tu-F): LEGO STEAM
  • June 5-9: Fossil Hunters
  • June 5-9: Art Engineering
  • June 12-16: Space Exploration
  • June 19-23: Girls Inspire - Future Doctors
  • June 19-23: Earth Explorers
  • June 26-30: Amazing Bugs!
  • June 26-30: Color Chemistry
  • July 5-7 (W-F): Climate Science
  • July 10-14: LEGO Engineering and Design
  • July 17-21: Dino Discovery
  • July 17-21: Wacky Water
  • July 24-28: Future Doctors
  • July 24-28: Science of Cities
  • July 31-Aug 4: Amazing Animals
  • Aug 7-10 (M-Th): We can build!

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We also offer traveling field science and outdoor-based programs for 6-7 year olds. Click here to see our Environmental Institute summer programs!

  • May 24: Paleontology Adventures
  • May 25: Science of Water
  • May 26: Zoology Explorations
  • May 24-26: Future Naturalist @ CSU Research Center (3 PM Pick Up)
  • May 30-June 2 (Tu-F): Mission: Outerspace
  • May 30-June 2 (Tu-F): Spring Into Gardening @ CSU Research Center (3 PM Pick Up)
  • June 5-9: Incredible Insects
  • June 5-9: Scratch Coding
  • June 12-16: Visual Makerspace
  • June 12-16: Girls Inspire - Medical Sciences
  • June 19-23: LEGO STEAM
  • June 19-23: Minecraft STEAM
  • June 26-30: Paleontology Explorers
  • June 26-30: Scratch Coding
  • July 5-7 (W-F): LEGO STEAM
  • July 10-14: Girls Inspire - Makerspace Engineering
  • July 10-14: Geology Rocks!
  • July 10-14: Investigating Insects @ CSU Research Center (3 PM Pick Up)
  • July 17-21: LEGO Engineering
  • July 17-21: Girls Inspire - Computer Science
  • July 17-21: Engineering on the Farm @ CSU Research Center (3 PM Pick Up)
  • July 24-28: Detective Investigation
  • July 24-28: LEGO Robotics
  • July 24-28: Girls Inspire - Ecosystems @ CSU Research Center (3 PM Pick Up)
  • July 31-Aug 4: Hydrology
  • July 31-Aug 4: Farm to Table @ CSU Research Center (3 PM Pick Up)
  • Aug 7-10 (M-Th): We can build!
  • Aug 7-10 (M-Th): Science of dirt!

8 10 camp

We also offer traveling field science and outdoor-based programs for 8-10 year olds. Click here to see our Environmental Institute summer programs!

  • May 30-June 2 (Tu-F): Minecraft Engineering
  • June 5-9: Planetary Sciences
  • June 12-16: LEGO Robotics
  • June 19-23: Medical Sciences
  • June 26-30: Engineering and Design with CMU Engineering
  • July 10-14: Minecraft STEAM
  • July 17-21: Changing Climates
  • July 24-28: Marine Biology
  • July 31-Aug 4: Minecraft Engineering

11 16 camp

We also offer traveling field science and outdoor-based programs for 11-16 year olds. Click here to see our Environmental Institute summer programs!

Our Girls Inspire camps were created to promote and increase the participation of females in the STEAM fields, and educate participants on future scientific career pathways.

5-7 Year Old

  • June 19-23: Girls Inspire - Future Doctors

8-10 Year Old

  • May 30-June 2: Girls Inspire - Outdoor Leadership (Traveling, 1 PM Pick Up)
  • June 12-16: Girls Inspire - Medical Sciences
  • July 10-14: Girls Inspire - Makerspace Engineering
  • July 17-21: Girls Inspire - Computer Science
  • July 24-28: Girls Inspire - Ecosystems @ CSU Research Center (3 PM Pick Up)

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Join us at our satellite classroom on the CSU Research Center and Farm. These programs provide an experience for students to learn in the field alongside CSU scientists to focus on agricultural sciences. All programs at the CSU Research Station end with pick-up at 3 pm.

8-10 Year Old

  • May 24-26: Future Naturalist @ CSU Research Center (3 PM Pick Up)
  • May 30-June 2 (Tu-F): Spring Into Gardening @ CSU Research Center (3 PM Pick Up)
  • July 10-14: Investigating Insects @ CSU Research Center (3 PM Pick Up)
  • July 17-21: Engineering on the Farm @ CSU Research Center (3 PM Pick Up)
  • July 24-28: Girls Inspire - Ecosystems @ CSU Research Center (3 PM Pick Up)
  • July 31-Aug 4: Farm to Table @ CSU Research Center (3 PM Pick Up)

Dig In

EUREKA!’s Environmental Institute offers a variety of program-styles ranging from local outdoor day camps, to multi-night adventure expeditions. We engage students in hands-on science through activities such as mountain biking, rock climbing, camping, canyoneering, hiking, and rafting.

6-8 Year Olds

  • May 24-26: Wild Adventures: Environmental Stewardship
  • June 5-8: Wild Adventures: Ancient Remains
  • June 12-15: Gear Up! Art Engineering (Mountain Biking)
  • June 19-22: Wild Adventures: Tiny Creatures
  • June 26-29: Wild Adventures: Science of Waves!
  • July 10-13: Wild Adventures: Ecoventures!
  • July 17-20: Wild Adventures: Subalpine Ecology
  • July 24-27: Wild Adventures: Art Engineering
  • July 31-Aug. 3: Wild Adventures: Amazing Animal Adaptations

9-11 Year Olds

  • May 24-26: Wild Adventures: Environmental Stewardship
  • May 30-June 2: Gear Up! Art Engineering (Mountain Biking)
  • May 30-June 2: Girls Inspire: Outdoor Leadership
  • June 5-8: Gear Up! Exercise Science (Mountain Biking)
  • June 12-15: Wild Adventures: Tiny Creatures
  • June 13-15: Streams & S'mores Camping Exploration (Expedition, 3day/2night)
  • June 19-21: Rafting and Hydrology on the Gunnison River (Hybrid Expedition, 3day/1night)
  • June 26-29: Rock On! Climbing in Unaweep
  • July 10-13: Wild Adventures: Ecoventures!
  • July 17-20: Wild Adventures: Subalpine Ecology
  • July 18-20: Wildlife Biology at an Alpine Hut (Expedition, 3day/2night)
  • July 24-27: Wild Adventures: Art Engineering
  • July 31-Aug. 3: Wild Adventures: Amazing Animal Adaptations

12-15 Year Olds

  • May 30-June 1: Canyoneering in Utah (Expedition, 3day/2night)
  • June 5-8: Gear Up! Exercise Science (Mountain Biking)
  • June 19-22: Rock On! Climbing in Unaweep
  • June 27-29: Gear Up! Rocky Mountain Expedition (Mountain Biking, Expedition, 3day/2night)
  • July 11-13: Rafting and Hydrology on the Colorado River (Expedition, 3day/2night)
  • July 25-28: Alpine Leadership & Mountaineering (Expedition, 4day/3night)

Registration is currently open! Find more details in the descriptions in your dashboard account and on the Environmental Institute website.

Click here to log in and register!

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Camp FAQ

What is the cancellation policy for program registration?

Refunds can only be issued up to two weeks before the date of the camp, and will incur a 5% cancellation fee. To cancel registration, email info@eurekasciencemuseum.org with the full name of the child, camp name, and dates for the program you wish to cancel.

How does the waitlist work?

Our program waitlists are first-come, first-served. When a spot becomes available, an email goes out to everyone on the waitlist at the same time. You must log on to the dashboard and register for the program to reserve the available space. If you log on to register and are unable to - someone else has already registered, the camp is full again, and you will remain on the waitlist.

Do you have summer camps for student younger than 5?

Our summer camps are licensed for students 5 and older. If your student is 4, but turning 5 before September 30 AND will be entering kindergarten in August 2023, they can register for 5 year old camps.

What is Lunch Lizard?

Lunch Lizard is a mobile food program that provides all kids with a free lunch (Monday-Thursday), on-site at EUREKA!. Campers are welcome to bring a packed lunch or utilize this program. The daily menu can be found here.

How can I request my camper to be grouped with their friends?

For some camps, we split the registered group into different classrooms for the week. If you'd like to request your camper to be grouped with their friends, please let us know by 12pm the Wednesday before camp starts (email camps@eurekasciencemuseum.org). We send weekly reminders in the parent email, and are unable to change rosters after this weekly deadline.

For any additional help or questions please contact us at info@eurekasciencemuseum.org or by phone during business hours at 970-254-1626.