Summer Programs: Elementary (K-5)
The Oregon State University Chamber Music Workshop will welcome advanced and intermediate string students ages 9 to 19 to the campuses of Oregon State University and Ashbrook Independent School in July 2013 (Session I July 8 – 13; Session II July 15 – 20). Workshop participants will benefit from coaching, sight-reading, supervised practice, master classes and opportunities to perform with ensembles in informal concerts. Participants will also have the chance to explore Oregon State University through a range of on-campus activities. In addition to Artistic Director Jessica Lambert, instructor of violin at OSU and concertmaster with the Corvallis-OSU Symphony, distinguished faculty will include members of the renowned FearNoMusic ensemble from the Oregon Symphony. Audition recordings will be accepted beginning on Friday, Feb. 15. Tuition for one week is $350. Please visit pne.oregonstate.edu/strings for more information or contact Professional and Noncredit Education, 541-737-4197. email
A half-day educational experience in which gifted and talented youth are introduced to a variety of engaging, intriguing subjects in an enjoyable and nurturing environment.
Contact: Carol Brown, 541-737-2670 email
Adventures in Learning
An educational program for talented and gifted youth that combines stimulating academic and social opportunities exposing participants to exciting and sophisticated areas of interest in a fast-paced, challenging university setting.
Contact: Theresa Desaulniers, 541-737-2403 email
Spirited Kids in Engineering and Science
A collaboration between the School of Engineering and KidSpirit, this program provides engaging hands-on science activities as part of KidSpirit summer camps for Corvallis area students.
Contact: Skip Rochefort, 541-737-2408 email
KidSpirit Youth Programs
KidSpirit, which is sponsored by the College of Health and Human Sciences, offers year-round programs for children ages 2 years through high school. School year programs include recreational gymnastics and Girls on the Run, a curriculum based running program for girls grades 3-8. During the summer, KidSpirit offers a Summer Day Camp which has programs designed for grades K-12. Specialty programs in the summer include SKIES (Spirited Kids in Engineering and Sciences), Chefs in Motion, Pottery, First Aid and CPR training, and Rock Climbing. KidSpirit also offers parties year round, options include gym games, gymnastics, archery, swimming, or your own customized birthday blast!
Contact: KidSpirit 541-737-KIDS(5437) email
Oregon Sea Grant Programs at Hatfield Marine Science Center
Oregon Sea Grant camps give young people an opportunity to interact with researchers and learn about the marine environment through hands-on programs and field trips. Topics covered in each camp differ, but range from marine technology to marine mammals. These camps also provide an opportunity for youth to participate in activities outside the scope of normal school classes, touring research vessels, building their own Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs), and tagging fish with researchers.
Contact: Kathryn Hawes, 541-867-0233, email
4-H International Summer Camp
The main goal of the Camp is to establish a bridge between the Latino community and OSU; to expose young people to healthy, educational, and fun environments where they have the opportunity to explore different career opportunities at OSU; and to learn about the different programs for academic support, financial aid, and admissions for minorities. All activities have been designed to help the participants develop leadership skills, new abilities, and become successful adults in the future.
Contact: Mario Magaña, 541-737-0925 email
A nonprofit community-based program, offering enrichment educational opportunities, especially in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields to elementary, middle, and high school students. Camps and classes are taught by experts in the community and at OSU and are held primarily on the OSU campus. STEM Academy is open to all motivated students. Scholarships are available to all who qualify. STEM Academy programs include a variety of week-long summer camps (Engineering, TekPets, Computer Science, Forensic Science, Ocean Science, Lego Robotics, Science & Art, etc.), the Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering, and Math (AWSEM) program, and the Apprenticeships in Science and Engineering (ASE) program.
Contact: Cathy Law, 541-737-1822 email
The Healthy Youth Program at the Linus Pauling Institute (LPI) is offering summer day camps at the Corvallis High School Spartan Garden for children ages 6-12. Participants will learn to grow and harvest their own food; cook and eat lunch in the garden; discover edible flowers, garden pollinators, and soil critters; build bug traps and beetle habitats; have fun painting with plants and other garden art activities; play games and have a scavenger hunt outside; and end the week inviting their families for a cookout in the garden. For more information contact Casey Bennett, phone: 541-737-8014, email: email@example.com. Dates: Ages 6-8: July 15-19, 22-26, Ages 8-12: August 5-9, 12-16, 19-23
Grades: All ages
The Healthy Youth Program at the Linus Pauling Institute hosts a free cooking and gardening class for children and their parents to learn gardening basics and how to incorporate fresh harvested produce into nourishing and affordable family meals. For more information contact Casey Bennett, phone: 541-737-8014, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.