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 4 through 9.

Here are a few photos from previous summers:

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 2016-17 school year. 

Session 1 - FULL

June 20 - June 24

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

Session 2- FULL

June 27 - July 1

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

Session 4- FULL

July 11 - July 15

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

Session 5 - FULL

July 18 - July 22

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

Session 6 (All Girls Week)- FULL

July 25 - July 29

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

Session 8 (All Girls Week) -FULL
this week is grades 4th - 9th

August 8 - August 12

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

Session 9 - FULL

August 15 - August 19

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

Session 10 - FULL

August 22 - August 26

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

Cost: $325


Member Cost: $293

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 2016-17 school year.

Session 3 (Four Day Camp) - FULL

July 5 - July 8

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

Cost: $275


Member Cost: $248

Session 7- 1 spot remaining

August 1 - 5

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

Session 8 (All Girls week) - FULL

this week is grades 4th - 9th


August 8 - 12

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

Cost: $325


Member Cost: $293

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


10% discount on all Youth Programs, including Summer Camp when you have a Family Membership!

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


Cancelation 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.

Camp Staff

Meet our experienced Staff who will be leading activities, helping with camp, and working directly with the campers.

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.