Summer Science Day Camp

 

Think It, Make It, Improve It, Show It!

Summer Camp is a week-long program where students design and build their own inventions, practice creative thinking skills, make magic tricks, and play games.  Camps run from June through August and are designed for students entering grades 2 through 9 (ages 7-14).

Here are a few photos from the summer 2014

Summer Camp 2015 is SOLD OUT 

For Students Entering 2nd & 3rd Grades

            
Half day, co-ed camps for students who will be entering 2nd and 3rd grades in the 2015-16 school year. 

Session 5 (Morning)
FULL

 

July 13 - July 17

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Session 5 (Afternoon)
FULL

July 13 - July 17

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 8 (Morning)
FULL

August 10 - August 14

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

    Cost: $185

 

Member Cost: $167

For Students Entering 4th, 5th, & 6th Grades

           

All day, co-ed camps for students who will be entering 4th, 5th, or 6th grades in the 2015-16 school year. 

Session 1
FULL

June 15 - June 19

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 2
FULL

June 22 - June 26

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 4
FULL

July 6 - July 10

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 6 (All Girls Week)
FULL

 

July 27 - July 31

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 9
FULL

 

August 17 - August 21

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $320

 

Member Cost: $288

For Students Entering 7th, 8th, & 9th Grades
         

All day co-ed camps for students who will be entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grades in the 2015-16 school year.

 

Session 3 (Four Day Camp)
FULL

 

June 29 - July 2

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $265

 

Member Cost: $239

Session 7
FULL

August 3 - 7

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $320

 

Member Cost: $288

Museum Members receive a 10% discount on all Youth Programs, including Summer Camp!

Through our scholarship program we are able to offer substanial discounts for eligible campers.

If you would like to be added to the waitlist for any of our full sessions, please call us 612-926-3878.

Cancellation policy: 
More than 30 days prior to the start of camp – 100% refundable, less $25. 

30 days or less prior to camp, the camp is not refundable.

We are utilizing a new registration system this year for summer camp. We have created this guide to help you get familiar with the new system. If you have any questions or problems, please let us know.

Program Highlights

  • Every camper will make and take home his or her own unique project.

  • Campers have access to a large variety of materials and tools for project building.

  • There is a very high ratio of staff to students (usually a 1:6 ratio).

  • Campers have opportunities to work in small collaborative groups and individually.

  • Campers will exercise their creative thinking skills every day.

  • Students will be trained to confidently work with a number of different tools in the workshop.

  • Campers are a part of community of like minded students who all share a common interest in making and doing.

  • Summer camps at The Bakken empower students to take control of their environment.

  • The camp curriculum is focused around the process of invention and problem solving, skills that can be put to use in all aspects of their life.


Check out this nice write up of our Summer Camp in the South West Journal. (March 31, 2014)

 

 

"Fantastic camp!!  We'll be back next year!" - Camper Parent
Read more comments from previous year's campers and parents.

Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Camp.