Cascades Academy Independent School PK-12


At Camp CREATE, we like to say to we have a week of camp for every child.

No matter your child’s interests, our unique experiential program gives them the chance to enhance their skills in a subject while also having a traditional day camp experience. We give campers the opportunity to explore nature and learn new STEAM-related topics by offering a variety of weekly Storyline themes, and we aim to build their knowledge, confidence, and excitement by diving deeply into a subject and working with their peers. As a camper at Camp CREATE, your child will be creating and cultivating new ideas, projects, and friendships all at once. With expert teachers and fun-filled educational classes, your camper is sure to have an amazing summer camp experience.


Sessions will close when the maximum number of registrations are met. To be added to the waitlist for any of these sessions, please contact the Auxiliary Program Director, Alicia Martin, at Include the name of your child and your preferred session. We will contact you when a spot becomes available.

Summer 2019 Weekly Themes

Grades: K-4

Full Day / 9am - 4pm / $300

Half Day / 9am - 1pm / $200

June 24 - 28: Tomorrowland (closed)

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!

July 8 - 12: Castles & Dragons (closed)

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!

July 15 - 19: Space is the Place (closed)

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.

July 22 - 26: The Wizards of Cascades Academy (closed)

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.

July 29 - August 2: Superhero STEM (closed)

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!

August 5 - 9: Get a Clue - Forensic Investigation

Campers, we need your help solving a mysterious crime! We’ll be transforming the IDEA lab into a crime scene investigation lab. 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! The culprit could be anyone, so keep your eyes peeled and pay attention to clues.

August 12 - 16: Tech Kitchen (closed)

Are you hungry for knowledge? At Hi-Tech Kitchen Camp you’ll learn the bread and butter (literally!) and science of cooking. Create edible glass, transform juice into bubbles, and craft ice cream using dry ice. This class is for anyone who likes to eat AND create!

August 19 - 23: Natural Disasters! (This is a full day session)

Jump into the world of Central Oregon's natural disasters! Discover the dynamic eruptions of lava and ash that built our landscape. Every day, campers will visit lava tubes, ash flows, fossils in this field trip camp. Additional $50 per camper.

Grade: Pre-Kindergarten

Minimum age: 3 years 9 months

Half Day / 9am - 1pm / $200

Our Pre-K half day camps give our younger campers a taste of a full day camp with a shortened schedule on our beautiful campus.

July 8 - 12: Animal Planet (closed)

Calling all animal lovers! This week, we are exploring the world of animals- the creepy crawlers, feathered flyers, furry mammals, and more. Learn to track footprints, build habitats, and move like the animals on our planet.

July 15 - 19: Little Mad Scientists (closed)

Become a Little Mad Scientist this week and prepare to experiment and make a mess with a variety of hands-on STEM activities.

July 29 - Aug 2: Where the Wild Things Are (closed)

Unleash your inner monster this week! We'll be exploring nature, building forts, creating our own wild monsters. Let the wild rumpus begin!