Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12

Summer Camp

Camp CREATE Summer Registration is Now Open!


Camp CREATE stands for Creatively Redefining Education through Adventurous Teachable Experiences, this is the foundation for how we build and facilitate our eight-week summer camp programs. Each camp theme is based in one of the following experiential learning modalities: Robotics, STEAM, Nature or Arts/Music.

We believe that students learn about a topic by experiencing and doing it first hand, especially with others. Each week of camp has a specific theme and we strive to give students the opportunity to truly explore their theme by working on week-long projects, taking excursions to places in our community, and collaborating with guest educators, instructors, and peers in completing tasks, team-initiatives, and projects. To learn more about Camp CREATE and what makes our camp awesome, click here! If the cost of camp is prohibitive for your family at this time, check out our scholarship info.

Camps for Students Entering Kindergarten-5th Grade in Fall 2020

Full Day (9am-4pm) and Half Day (9am-12pm) Options Available

June 22 - June 26: Robotic Rainforest

Explore the layers and ecosystems of the Amazon Rainforest. Design a model zip-line to travel through the lush variations of the forest using only found materials. Engineer and build an adaptable animal of the rainforest with LEGO robotics.

July 6 - July 10: Safari Station

Let’s go on Safari! Immerse yourself in the animal kingdom and the ecosystems they survive in. Create a solar-powered safari vehicle, design a map to navigate rough terrain and build a specialized LEGO robotics animal who can stand the test of time.

July 13 - July 17: Arcade Entrepreneurs

Imagine designing games for your very own arcade from the bottom up using found objects and special tools from our IDEA lab. To make the arcade come to life, we'll also create uniforms, tickets, advertisements, prizes, and more. Campers will name and showcase their new arcade to customers ready to play!

July 20 - July 24: TechTown

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?

July 27 - July 31: Outdoor Leaders

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.

August 3 - August 7: Toy Makers Workshop

Design, build and decorate functional art to play with! Explore and use an abundance of artistic modalities to build specialty toys including basic circuitry and LEGO robotics. Plan and create a fun and wacky toy shop to display and sell products for community customers.

August 10-14: 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.

August 17 - August 21: 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!

Please Note: There will be no camp the week of June 29 through July 3

Camps for Students Entering Pre-Kindergarten in Fall 2020

Half Day Only, 9am-1pm

July 13-17: Construction Crew

Put your hard hat on, it’s time to design and build a wide range of structures out of found objects, basic robotics, circuitry and art supplies. Do you want to live in a castle, an underwater bubble or a spaceship? Together we will dream up the world we would like to live in and make our vision a reality!

July 27-31: Nature Explorers

Each day we will adventure outside to explore different landscapes and formations that make Central Oregon special and unique. Once back in the classroom we will do an art or science project to further our learning about a specific feature of question we had out in the field. Each camper will have their own field guide to record their special observations, insights and recordings!

August 10-14: Toy Makers Workshop

From stuffed animals to fun functional art and even marble runs, campers will use their minds and hands to create their own unique items as an official Camp CREATE toy maker! Explore and use an abundance of artistic modalities to design and build a group of speciality toys that tell a story.

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