Summer Programs: Middle School (6-8)
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
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: Coordinator, 541-737-2403 email
Outside the Box NOTE: Program will not be offered in Summer 2013
A unique combination of in-depth academic explorations and social interaction for talented and gifted youth in which participants experience discovery, challenge, and excitement with offerings designed to address their accelerated interests and abilities
Contact: Coordinator, 541-737-3735 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
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
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
4-H Summer Conference at OSU
Program goals are teaching leadership and public relations skills as well as gaining subject matter knowledge in various disciplines. Participants become acquainted with Oregon State University through on-campus tours and involvement in educational activities.
Contact: Roberta Lundeberg, 541-737-9295 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
COSEY (Center for Outreach in Science & Engineering for Youth) Camps
COSEY has developed a library of project-based activity kits with a sustainability theme that will be used to engage 6th-8th grade students in multi-day summer camps to be held in communities throughout Oregon during the summer. Camp activities are rich with possibilities, including a mock oil spill activity in which students test substances that can remove oil from water, a homemade solar panel lesson in which student use titanium dioxide and berry juice to generate an electrical current, a computer design lesson in which students use innovative software to create a "green" dream home, and much more. The outreach program is partnering with Boys and Girls Clubs, 4-H programs, Oregon GEAR UP programs, and other extracurricular and summer camp organizations to expand opportunities in science and engineering education to diverse students across the state, focusing on programs with a track record for serving rural and underserved students.
Contact: COSEY, email
GEAR UP Summer Programs
GEAR UP (Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs) is a federal program that promotes college readiness for low-income students in rural locations. OSU partners with the Sweet Home GEAR UP cluster to provide annual summer camps that integrate science and engineering project-based activities, reinforce college planning curriculum and provide an inspiring on-campus experience to students.
Contact: Kyle Cole, 541-737-8262, email