Let’s go on Safari! Jump into the animal kingdom, explore the ecosystems they live in and design resources to further support life in the deserts, jungles and plains! Create a solar-powered overland vehicle to crawl through the most difficult topography, design a map to navigate rough terrain and build a highly specialized LEGO robotics animal who can survive any challenge.
Imagine designing games like pinball, the claw machine, or skeeball in your very own arcade. Campers will create their very own arcade from the bottom up using found objects and special tools from our IDEA (innovation, design, engineering, and art) lab. To truly make our arcade come to life, campers will take part in designing their own uniforms, tickets, advertisements, prizes, and more! For our final day, these entrepreneurs will name and showcase their new arcade to customers ready to play!
Put on your design hat, it’s time to think, plan and build a whole new world. From your imagination to reality, we’ll use coding, augmented reality, virtual reality, 3D printing and drone exploration to create new and innovative worlds - that solve a problem. By the end of the week campers will offer interactive and insightful experiences for their guest consumers to engage with that may just be the start of something new in our community and beyond. What will you create in your town?
What skills, tools and attitude does one need to be a capable and aware leader outdoors? This week we will adventure though state and local parks, learning basic first aid, how to build a tent, waterproof gear, cook in the wilderness and be an ambassador for others by embodying the ethics of Leave No Trace.
Toy Makers Workshop
Design, build and decorate functional art! Explore and use an abundance of artistic modalities ranging from sewing to ceramics, basic circuitry to LEGO robotics as methods to building a group of speciality toys, that tell a story. Campers will create their own, fun and wacky toy shop to display and sell products for community customers.
Spelunk and Splash
Become a Camp CREATE hydrologist and geologist as we explore Central Oregon’s unique rock and water landscapes! Everyday we’ll take fun-filled field trips exploring various locations splashing in the water and spelunking through various caves, learning about the role of rocks in our history, examine water ecology.
Lights, Camera… BLAST OFF
Immerse yourself fully in a space-themed, theater-based camp in partnership with BEAT Children's Theater. Students will build galactic plot, design wacky characters, create colorful costumes and produce dynamic props to enhance their interactive production. This will be a multidisciplinary week full of creativity, expression and connection. By the last day of camp we will host a play, truly out of this world!
Inventors and engineers unite! Explore your inner innovator and challenge yourself to think dynamically about the future that awaits us. Build items like solar-powered cars and electric-powered turbines while also designing sustainably sourced inventions. This camp is perfect for any young visionary that loves to tinker and problem solve through fun, hands-on projects!
Castles & Dragons
Travel back in time and discover what life was like in the Middle Ages with this STEM-filled program! Design your coat of arms, construct your own juggling balls to test your skills, build a trebuchet, and design a 3D model of a castle to keep out the dragons. Get ready for a week of adventure!
Space is the Place
3, 2, 1, blast off! This week, we’re shooting for the stars, and Camp CREATE is looking for a team of engineers to help them in their endeavor. Throughout this program, campers will design and program a LEGO robotic Mars rover, launch rockets, build lunar landers to withstand a landing, and construct a 3D model of a Mars colony.
The Wizards of Cascades Academy
Accio, campers! Cascades Academy has transformed into a school of magic, and we solemnly swear we are up to no good. Create magnetic slime, build a light up wand, play Quidditch, and design a robotic magical creature with unique abilities. You’ll discover just how magical our world is through the lens of STEM-focused activities.
Discover how superheroes use their powers for good (or bad) and construct your own superhero identity throughout this week of fun-filled STEM projects. Campers will take on their superhero persona by learning skills such as bending water and moving objects while also designing and programming a LEGO robotic sidekick to help them in their work!
Get a Clue - Forensic Investigation
Campers, we need your help solving a mysterious crime! Using various investigation techniques to collect evidence like fingerprints, hair, and clothing fibers, you can help us solve a “who dunnit” case before school starts! We’ll be transforming the IDEA lab into a crime scene investigation lab. The culprit could be anyone, so keep your eyes peeled and pay attention to clues.