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You will have 15 minutes to complete your camp registration after adding a camp to your cart. Please plan accordingly.

Registration Dates:
Innovators Circle Members: Registration is on January 31, 2014 from 9:00p.m.-12:00midnight
Active Premium and Contributing Members: Registration is on February 1, 2014 from 9:00a.m.-9:00p.m.
Registration opens for all CuriOdyssey Members at the Family level and above: Registration starts February 3, 2014 at 9:00p.m.

Ages Pre-K to 8 | June 16 – August 22, 2014

You must be a current CuriOdyssey member to register for camp. Not a member? Sign up now!

Where Curious Journeys Begin

“Mommy, can I just stay and do a little more science?”
- 5 year old visitor

Camp CuriOdyssey offers interactive experiences that spark excitement and ignite curiosity. Campers take their experiences of inquiry, investigation, and individual discovery and develop skills that will last a lifetime.

Our camp groups are small by design to ensure that campers enjoy personal, rich explorations of the world. Experienced camp leaders create an environment that empowers campers to question, examine, and imagine.

Join Camp CuriOdyssey to create a catapult, encounter live animals, explore the outdoors, and investigate ice. Be part of the program that helps children acquire the tools to deeply understand the changing world.

You may have noticed changes to the membership levels and registration for camp. Read the Director’s letter sent to all camp families and members about these changes.

The camp schedule for 2014 is below. For detailed information about our camps, download our full camp brochure.

WAIT-LISTED = Camp is filled, space available on a wait-list.

FULL = Camp is filled and wait-list of 10 or more registrants.

Schedule is accurate as of 11:30 a.m. on March 6, 2014

Camp Schedule

Click on a camp program below to find out more about that camp. Grades are for the child's grade in fall 2014. Three and four year olds must be that age by June 1, 2014.

Sessions
3-4 yr olds
Entering Kindergarten
Entering 1st-2nd (A)
Entering 1st-2nd (B)
Entering 3rd-4th
Specialty Camps Entering 5th-8th

Session 1 June 16-20

Growing Scientists: Animal Adventures
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Growing Scientists: Animal Adventures

Why are some animals furry and others feathered? How fast or slow does a snail move? What does an owl eat? Have an up close and personal encounter with some of the animals at the museum and learn about their amazing adaptations such as how they eat, where they sleep, and where to find them in nature. Go on an adventure to find tiny creatures living around Coyote Point Recreation Area. Find out all about animals in this wild and wooly, slippery and scaly camp!

Growing Scientists must be at least 3yrs old by June 1, 2014, potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently.

Half Day Camp: 8:30am-12:00noon
(Pre-camp from 8:30-9:00am)

3-4 yr olds
Fee: Member $260

Full

Junior Keepers
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Junior Keepers

Want to be a zoo keeper when you grow up? This camp provides the opportunity to understand what it takes to care for, clean up after, and enrich the lives of the animals that make CuriOdyssey their home. Campers will get to see up close some furry, feathered, and scaly creatures. They’ll prepare animals’ tasty meals, look at animal biology, explore local habitats, and go behind the scenes to learn from our wildlife keepers the responsibilities of looking after our non-releasable animals. Grab your boots and gloves as we reveal how to work with wildlife!

Camp Highlights:
Animal Enrichment, Animal X-Rays, Live Animal Encounters

Half Day Camp 8:30am-1:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am)

Entering Kindergarten
Fee: Member $295

Full

Earth Explorers
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Earth Explorers

Constantly changing, our earth is altered by water, wind, and the sun. Join us to explore the natural forces that shape our dynamic planet and make life on Earth possible. Aspiring geoscientists will shed light on shadows, hover a hot air balloon, and discover the world of decomposers. This camp incorporates the science of sustainability.

Camp Highlights:
Water Maze, Hover Craft, SPF Sunscreen Investigation

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 1st-2nd (B)
Fee: Member $475

Wait-List

Outdoor Adventures
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Outdoor Adventures

Get unplugged and go outside! Campers put away their electronic devices and rely on their senses to explore as they stroll up streams, trek through trees, and explore habitats with tools, a buddy, and a map. Our natural play will include lessons in outdoor safety, recording observations, and local ecology. Campers leave CuriOdyssey to explore the beach, redwoods, or an urban park. This camp is an amazing way to connect kids to nature!

This camp takes campers offsite to experience many of their activities. Car seats will be necessary on the days campers take field trips. Kindergartners travel offsite on Fridays, and 1st-4th graders are offsite Tuesday through Friday.

Camp Highlights:
Bow-Drill Friction Fire, Creek Walk, Knot Tying

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 3rd-4th
Fee: Member $475

Wait-List

Leadership Development (7th-8th Grade)
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Leadership Development (7th-8th Grade)

This specially designed program for youth entering 7th-9th grade in the fall of 2014 combines leadership development, science education, and environmental stewardship into one exceptional experience! Selected participants, working within our summer camp program, will develop and demonstrate their leadership abilities, responsibility, independent decision-making, public speaking skills, and scientific knowledge.

Successful participants have continued their growth within our Leaders-in-Training program, gained valuable experience that has helped them in their school and personal development, and gone on to be successful environmental stewards and educators here at the museum and in the community.

Participants must apply and be accepted in order to participate. Those accepted MUST attend the week-long training held June 16-20 (which includes a CAMPOUT at a ranch in Pescadero) and commit to a minimum of 80 hours of practical experience between June 23rd and August 22nd.

To apply for the Leadership Development Program the PARTICIPANT must complete and submit an application packet by 5:00pm, April 1, 2014. Applications can be downloaded from our website and may be faxed or mailed to the Director of Education at CuriOdyssey. All applications will be reviewed, and appropriate candidates will be asked to interview. Those who are the best fit for the program will be selected to participate. For questions, please contact Carl Oosterman by email at COosterman(at)CuriOdyssey.org or by phone at (650) 340-7590.

Full Day Program 9:00am-4:00pm June 16-20 plus a minimum commitment of 80 hours between June 23rd–August 22nd.
Fee: $250 (Fee will be due upon acceptance into program.)

Download Leadership Development Application

Specialty Camps
Fee: Member $

Session 2 June 23-27

Growing Scientists: Nature Detectives
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Growing Scientists: Nature Detectives

Look through lenses, peek inside a plant, or construct creations inspired by nature. Follow your nose through our garden, build a tasty sculpture, and search outdoors for clues to nature’s design. This camp encourages small scientists to explore the world using all five senses. We’ll explore nature through safe and exciting investigations of sound, light, texture, taste, and smell. Campers are sure to enjoy getting their hands dirty as they discover the sparkly, gooey, and stinky sides of science!

Growing Scientists must be at least 3yrs old by June 1, 2014, potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently.

Half Day Camp: 8:30am-12:00noon
(Pre-camp from 8:30-9:00am)

3-4 yr olds
Fee: Member $260

Full

Outdoor Adventures
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Outdoor Adventures

Get unplugged and go outside! Campers put away their electronic devices and rely on their senses to explore as they stroll up streams, trek through trees, and explore habitats with tools, a buddy, and a map. Our natural play will include lessons in outdoor safety, recording observations, and local ecology. Campers leave CuriOdyssey to explore the beach, redwoods, or an urban park. This camp is an amazing way to connect kids to nature!

This camp takes campers offsite to experience many of their activities. Car seats will be necessary on the days campers take field trips. Kindergartners travel offsite on Fridays, and 1st-4th graders are offsite Tuesday through Friday.

Camp Highlights:
Tree Climbing, Leaf Identification, Friday Field Trip to Laurelwood Park

Half Day Camp 8:30am-1:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am)

Entering Kindergarten
Fee: Member $295

Full

Junior Keepers
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Junior Keepers

Want to be a zoo keeper when you grow up? This camp provides the opportunity to understand what it takes to care for, clean up after, and enrich the lives of the animals that make CuriOdyssey their home. Campers will get to see up close some furry, feathered, and scaly creatures. They’ll prepare animals’ tasty meals, look at animal biology, explore local habitats, and go behind the scenes to learn from our wildlife keepers the responsibilities of looking after our non-releasable animals. Grab your boots and gloves as we reveal how to work with wildlife!

Camp Highlights:
Insect Investigations, Animal Diets, Wildlife Tracks

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

No camp Firday, July 4

Entering 1st-2nd (B)
Fee: Member $380

Full

Earth Explorers
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Earth Explorers

Constantly changing, our earth is altered by water, wind, and the sun. Join us to explore the natural forces that shape our dynamic planet and make life on Earth possible. Aspiring geoscientists will shed light on shadows, hover a hot air balloon, and discover the world of decomposers. This camp incorporates the science of sustainability.

Camp Highlights:
Dry Ice, Earthquake Architecture, Field Trip to a Sustainable Ranch

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 3rd-4th
Fee: Member $475

Full

Session 3 June 30-July 3* No camp 7/4

Growing Scientists: Wheels and Wings*
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Growing Scientists: Wheels and Wings*

How high can you build a tower? How much water can fit on penny? Can you stir up floating bubbles and puffy foam? Join us to explore the physics of things that fall, float, and flutter and the chemistry of solutions that are slippery, sticky, and slimy. We’ll be building, rolling, and stirring all sorts of contraptions and gooey concoctions.

Growing Scientists must be at least 3yrs old by June 1, 2014, potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently.

Half Day Camp: 8:30am-12:00noon
(Pre-camp from 8:30-9:00am)

No Camp Friday, July 4th

3-4 yr olds
Fee: Member $210

Wait-List

Earth Explorers*
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Earth Explorers*

Constantly changing, our earth is altered by water, wind, and the sun. Join us to explore the natural forces that shape our dynamic planet and make life on Earth possible. Aspiring geoscientists will shed light on shadows, hover a hot air balloon, and discover the world of decompsers. This camp incorporates the science of sustainability.

Camp Highlights:
Magnetic Sand, Wind Hunt, Worm Investigation

Half Day Camp 8:30am-1:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am)

No Camp Friday, July 4th

Entering Kindergarten
Fee: Member $235

Wait-List

Outdoor Adventures*
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Outdoor Adventures*

Get unplugged and go outside! Campers put away their electronic devices and rely on their senses to explore as they stroll up streams, trek through trees, and explore habitats with tools, a buddy, and a map. Our natural play will include lessons in outdoor safety, recording observations, and local ecology. Campers leave CuriOdyssey to explore the beach, redwoods, or an urban park. This camp is an amazing way to connect kids to nature!

This camp takes campers offsite to experience many of their activities. Car seats will be necessary on the days campers take field trips. Kindergartners travel offsite on Fridays, and 1st-4th graders are offsite Tuesday through Friday.

Camp Highlights:
Slingshots, Jumping Skills and Safety, Compasses

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

No Camp Friday, July 4th

Entering 1st-2nd (A)
Fee: Member $380

Wait-List

Junior Keepers*
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Junior Keepers*

Want to be a zoo keeper when you grow up? This camp provides the opportunity to understand what it takes to care for, clean up after, and enrich the lives of the animals that make CuriOdyssey their home. Campers will get to see up close some furry, feathered, and scaly creatures. They’ll prepare animals’ tasty meals, look at animal biology, explore local habitats, and go behind the scenes to learn from our wildlife keepers the responsibilities of looking after our non-releasable animals. Grab your boots and gloves as we reveal how to work with wildlife!

Camp Highlights:
Insect Investigations, Animal Diets, Wildlife Tracks

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

No camp Firday, July 4

Entering 1st-2nd (B)
Fee: Member $380

Full

Hike & Bike* (5th-6th Grade)
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Hike & Bike* (5th-6th Grade)

Learn about the physics of energy and motion and the environment as we hike and bike through Bay Area habitats. We will use our bikes to venture on dirt trails into nature preserves and get off our bikes to stroll around a lake, amble up a creek, and hike up to stunning vista points. Instruction on bike safety, bike repair, and trail etiquette will be included. Campers need to provide their own multi-speed mountain bike and helmet. This camp is physically challenging and campers should be comfortable hiking and biking several miles each day.

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

No camp on Friday, July 4

Specialty Camps
Fee: Member $450

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Session 4 July 7-11

Growing Scientists: Animal Adventures
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Growing Scientists: Animal Adventures

Why are some animals furry and others feathered? How fast or slow does a snail move? What does an owl eat? Have an up close and personal encounter with some of the animals at the museum and learn about their amazing adaptations such as how they eat, where they sleep, and where to find them in nature. Go on an adventure to find tiny creatures living around Coyote Point Recreation Area. Find out all about animals in this wild and wooly, slippery and scaly camp!

Growing Scientists must be at least 3yrs old by June 1, 2014, potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently.

Half Day Camp: 8:30am-12:00noon
(Pre-camp from 8:30-9:00am)

3-4 yr olds
Fee: Member $260

Wait-List

Earth Explorers
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Earth Explorers

Constantly changing, our earth is altered by water, wind, and the sun. Join us to explore the natural forces that shape our dynamic planet and make life on Earth possible. Aspiring geoscientists will shed light on shadows, hover a hot air balloon, and discover the world of decomposers. This camp incorporates the science of sustainability.

Camp Highlights:
Water Maze, Hover Craft, SPF Sunscreen Investigation

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 1st-2nd (A)
Fee: Member $475

Wait-List

Outdoor Adventures
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Outdoor Adventures

Get unplugged and go outside! Campers put away their electronic devices and rely on their senses to explore as they stroll up streams, trek through trees, and explore habitats with tools, a buddy, and a map. Our natural play will include lessons in outdoor safety, recording observations, and local ecology. Campers leave CuriOdyssey to explore the beach, redwoods, or an urban park. This camp is an amazing way to connect kids to nature!

This camp takes campers offsite to experience many of their activities. Car seats will be necessary on the days campers take field trips. Kindergartners travel offsite on Fridays, and 1st-4th graders are offsite Tuesday through Friday.

Camp Highlights:
Slingshots, Jumping Skills and Safety, Compasses

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 1st-2nd (B)
Fee: Member $475

Junior Keepers
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Junior Keepers

Want to be a zoo keeper when you grow up? This camp provides the opportunity to understand what it takes to care for, clean up after, and enrich the lives of the animals that make CuriOdyssey their home. Campers will get to see up close some furry, feathered, and scaly creatures. They’ll prepare animals’ tasty meals, look at animal biology, explore local habitats, and go behind the scenes to learn from our wildlife keepers the responsibilities of looking after our non-releasable animals. Grab your boots and gloves as we reveal how to work with wildlife!

Camp Highlights:
Citizen Science, Marsh Exploration, Dissections

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 3rd-4th
Fee: Member $475

Full

Session 5 July 14-18

Growing Scientists: Nature Detectives
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Growing Scientists: Nature Detectives

Look through lenses, peek inside a plant, or construct creations inspired by nature. Follow your nose through our garden, build a tasty sculpture, and search outdoors for clues to nature’s design. This camp encourages small scientists to explore the world using all five senses. We’ll explore nature through safe and exciting investigations of sound, light, texture, taste, and smell. Campers are sure to enjoy getting their hands dirty as they discover the sparkly, gooey, and stinky sides of science!

Growing Scientists must be at least 3yrs old by June 1, 2014, potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently.

Half Day Camp: 8:30am-12:00noon
(Pre-camp from 8:30-9:00am)

3-4 yr olds
Fee: Member $260

Full

Junior Keepers
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Junior Keepers

Want to be a zoo keeper when you grow up? This camp provides the opportunity to understand what it takes to care for, clean up after, and enrich the lives of the animals that make CuriOdyssey their home. Campers will get to see up close some furry, feathered, and scaly creatures. They’ll prepare animals’ tasty meals, look at animal biology, explore local habitats, and go behind the scenes to learn from our wildlife keepers the responsibilities of looking after our non-releasable animals. Grab your boots and gloves as we reveal how to work with wildlife!

Camp Highlights:
Animal Enrichment, Animal X-Rays, Live Animal Encounters

Half Day Camp 8:30am-1:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am)

Entering Kindergarten
Fee: Member $295

Full

Earth Explorers
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Earth Explorers

Constantly changing, our earth is altered by water, wind, and the sun. Join us to explore the natural forces that shape our dynamic planet and make life on Earth possible. Aspiring geoscientists will shed light on shadows, hover a hot air balloon, and discover the world of decomposers. This camp incorporates the science of sustainability.

Camp Highlights:
Water Maze, Hover Craft, SPF Sunscreen Investigation

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 1st-2nd (B)
Fee: Member $475

Outdoor Adventures
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Outdoor Adventures

Get unplugged and go outside! Campers put away their electronic devices and rely on their senses to explore as they stroll up streams, trek through trees, and explore habitats with tools, a buddy, and a map. Our natural play will include lessons in outdoor safety, recording observations, and local ecology. Campers leave CuriOdyssey to explore the beach, redwoods, or an urban park. This camp is an amazing way to connect kids to nature!

This camp takes campers offsite to experience many of their activities. Car seats will be necessary on the days campers take field trips. Kindergartners travel offsite on Fridays, and 1st-4th graders are offsite Tuesday through Friday.

Camp Highlights:
Bow-Drill Friction Fire, Creek Walk, Knot Tying

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 3rd-4th
Fee: Member $475

Full

Lake Tahoe Eco-Science Camp (5th – 6th Grade)
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Lake Tahoe Eco-Science Camp (5th – 6th Grade)

Returning for a new group of campers is the Lake Tahoe Eco-Science Camp! This one of a kind sleep-away camp combines outdoor living and science into one amazing experience. Youth entering 5th and 6th grade will spend a week exploring the lake’s ecosystems, hiking scenic High Sierra trails, and engaging with science activities focused on Lake Tahoe’s ecology. Campers are guaranteed an up close and personal experience with the natural world at one of North America’s largest alpine lakes.

Camp Dates: July 14 – 18, 2014
Depart: CuriOdyssey 8:00am, Monday, July 14th
Return: CuriOdyssey 5:00pm, Friday, July 18th

Specialty Camps
Fee: Member $775

Session 6 July 21-25

Growing Scientists: Wheels and Wings
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Growing Scientists: Wheels and Wings

How high can you build a tower? How much water can fit on penny? Can you stir up floating bubbles and puffy foam? Join us to explore the physics of things that fall, float, and flutter and the chemistry of solutions that are slippery, sticky, and slimy. We’ll be building, rolling, and stirring all sorts of contraptions and gooey concoctions.

Growing Scientists must be at least 3yrs old by June 1, 2014, potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently.

Half Day Camp: 8:30am-12:00noon
(Pre-camp from 8:30-9:00am)

3-4 yr olds
Fee: Member $260

Wait-List

Outdoor Adventures
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Outdoor Adventures

Get unplugged and go outside! Campers put away their electronic devices and rely on their senses to explore as they stroll up streams, trek through trees, and explore habitats with tools, a buddy, and a map. Our natural play will include lessons in outdoor safety, recording observations, and local ecology. Campers leave CuriOdyssey to explore the beach, redwoods, or an urban park. This camp is an amazing way to connect kids to nature!

This camp takes campers offsite to experience many of their activities. Car seats will be necessary on the days campers take field trips. Kindergartners travel offsite on Fridays, and 1st-4th graders are offsite Tuesday through Friday.

Camp Highlights:
Slingshots, Jumping Skills and Safety, Compasses

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 1st-2nd (A)
Fee: Member $475

Wait-List

Junior Keepers
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Junior Keepers

Want to be a zoo keeper when you grow up? This camp provides the opportunity to understand what it takes to care for, clean up after, and enrich the lives of the animals that make CuriOdyssey their home. Campers will get to see up close some furry, feathered, and scaly creatures. They’ll prepare animals’ tasty meals, look at animal biology, explore local habitats, and go behind the scenes to learn from our wildlife keepers the responsibilities of looking after our non-releasable animals. Grab your boots and gloves as we reveal how to work with wildlife!

Camp Highlights:
Insect Investigations, Animal Diets, Wildlife Tracks

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 1st-2nd (B)
Fee: Member $475

Full

Earth Explorers
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Earth Explorers

Constantly changing, our earth is altered by water, wind, and the sun. Join us to explore the natural forces that shape our dynamic planet and make life on Earth possible. Aspiring geoscientists will shed light on shadows, hover a hot air balloon, and discover the world of decomposers. This camp incorporates the science of sustainability.

Camp Highlights:
Dry Ice, Earthquake Architecture, Field Trip to a Sustainable Ranch

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 3rd-4th
Fee: Member $475

Wait-List

Rube Goldberg Tinkering (6th-8th Grade)
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Rube Goldberg Tinkering (6th-8th Grade)

Rube Goldberg Tinkering Camp is all about building a machine that uses whimsical steps to accomplish a simple task. In this fun and challenging camp, campers will work together in small teams to learn about simple machines, physical principles and engineering. Campers will also learn the proper and safe way to use hand and power tools. If your entering 6th – 8th grader loves to build, tinker, and make machines, this creative camp is just for them.

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Specialty Camps
Fee: Member $495

Session 7 July 28-Aug 1

Growing Scientists: Animal Adventures
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Growing Scientists: Animal Adventures

Why are some animals furry and others feathered? How fast or slow does a snail move? What does an owl eat? Have an up close and personal encounter with some of the animals at the museum and learn about their amazing adaptations such as how they eat, where they sleep, and where to find them in nature. Go on an adventure to find tiny creatures living around Coyote Point Recreation Area. Find out all about animals in this wild and wooly, slippery and scaly camp!

Growing Scientists must be at least 3yrs old by June 1, 2014, potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently.

Half Day Camp: 8:30am-12:00noon
(Pre-camp from 8:30-9:00am)

3-4 yr olds
Fee: Member $260

Wait-List

Earth Explorers
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Earth Explorers

Constantly changing, our earth is altered by water, wind, and the sun. Join us to explore the natural forces that shape our dynamic planet and make life on Earth possible. Aspiring geoscientists will shed light on shadows, hover a hot air balloon, and discover the world of decomposers. This camp incorporates the science of sustainability.

Camp Highlights:
Magnetic Sand, Wind Hunt, Worm Investigation

Half Day Camp 8:30am-1:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am)

Entering Kindergarten
Fee: Member $295

Full

Junior Keepers
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Junior Keepers

Want to be a zoo keeper when you grow up? This camp provides the opportunity to understand what it takes to care for, clean up after, and enrich the lives of the animals that make CuriOdyssey their home. Campers will get to see up close some furry, feathered, and scaly creatures. They’ll prepare animals’ tasty meals, look at animal biology, explore local habitats, and go behind the scenes to learn from our wildlife keepers the responsibilities of looking after our non-releasable animals. Grab your boots and gloves as we reveal how to work with wildlife!

Camp Highlights:
Insect Investigations, Animal Diets, Wildlife Tracks

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 1st-2nd (A)
Fee: Member $475

Full

Outdoor Adventures
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Outdoor Adventures

Get unplugged and go outside! Campers put away their electronic devices and rely on their senses to explore as they stroll up streams, trek through trees, and explore habitats with tools, a buddy, and a map. Our natural play will include lessons in outdoor safety, recording observations, and local ecology. Campers leave CuriOdyssey to explore the beach, redwoods, or an urban park. This camp is an amazing way to connect kids to nature!

This camp takes campers offsite to experience many of their activities. Car seats will be necessary on the days campers take field trips. Kindergartners travel offsite on Fridays, and 1st-4th graders are offsite Tuesday through Friday.

Camp Highlights:
Slingshots, Jumping Skills and Safety, Compasses

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 1st-2nd (B)
Fee: Member $475

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Crater Lake & The Cascades Camp (6th-8th Grade)
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Crater Lake & The Cascades Camp (6th-8th Grade)

Mount Lassen, Shasta, and Crater Lake are all part of the Cascade Volcanic Arc stretching from northern California to southwestern British Columbia. This 8 day trip will have campers exploring the lava tubes of Lassen National Park, spotting wildlife at Mount Shasta, and photographing Wizard Island located in Crater Lake, the deepest and clearest lake in the nation! Sleeping under the stars, preparing meals, and building campfires are traditional CuriOdyssey travel camp activities. Dust off your sleeping bag, put fresh batteries in your flashlight, and pack your camera for this explosive geologic adventure.

Camp Dates: July 26 – August 2, 2014
Depart: CuriOdyssey 8:00am, Saturday, July 26th
Return: CuriOdyssey 4:30pm, Saturday, August 2nd

Specialty Camps
Fee: Member $1250

Session 8 August 4-8

Growing Scientists: Nature Detectives
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Growing Scientists: Nature Detectives

Look through lenses, peek inside a plant, or construct creations inspired by nature. Follow your nose through our garden, build a tasty sculpture, and search outdoors for clues to nature’s design. This camp encourages small scientists to explore the world using all five senses. We’ll explore nature through safe and exciting investigations of sound, light, texture, taste, and smell. Campers are sure to enjoy getting their hands dirty as they discover the sparkly, gooey, and stinky sides of science!

Growing Scientists must be at least 3yrs old by June 1, 2014, potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently.

Half Day Camp: 8:30am-12:00noon
(Pre-camp from 8:30-9:00am)

3-4 yr olds
Fee: Member $260

Full

Earth Explorers
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Earth Explorers

Constantly changing, our earth is altered by water, wind, and the sun. Join us to explore the natural forces that shape our dynamic planet and make life on Earth possible. Aspiring geoscientists will shed light on shadows, hover a hot air balloon, and discover the world of decomposers. This camp incorporates the science of sustainability.

Camp Highlights:
Water Maze, Hover Craft, SPF Sunscreen Investigation

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 1st-2nd (A)
Fee: Member $475

Full

Outdoor Adventures
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Outdoor Adventures

Get unplugged and go outside! Campers put away their electronic devices and rely on their senses to explore as they stroll up streams, trek through trees, and explore habitats with tools, a buddy, and a map. Our natural play will include lessons in outdoor safety, recording observations, and local ecology. Campers leave CuriOdyssey to explore the beach, redwoods, or an urban park. This camp is an amazing way to connect kids to nature!

This camp takes campers offsite to experience many of their activities. Car seats will be necessary on the days campers take field trips. Kindergartners travel offsite on Fridays, and 1st-4th graders are offsite Tuesday through Friday.

Camp Highlights:
Bow-Drill Friction Fire, Creek Walk, Knot Tying

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 3rd-4th
Fee: Member $475

Full

Digital Photography (7th-8th Grade)
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Digital Photography (7th-8th Grade)

Young photographers will experience and learn about nature through the lens of a digital camera. Study the science of light and color, experience and document the outdoors in a unique way, and explore different photographic styles. Each day we will visit a different location to find the perfect picture. An exhibition of the campers’ images will be presented at the end of the session. Campers need to provide their own digital camera.

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Specialty Camps
Fee: Member $560

Zoo U. (5th-6th Grade)
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Zoo U. (5th-6th Grade)

Do you love animals? Do you dream of being an animal keeper? Learn what it takes to care for the animals at CuriOdyssey. You’ll meet our professional wildlife staff, go behind the scenes of our wildlife habitats, and have an up close and personal encounter with CuriOdyssey’s animals. Help prepare diets, make enrichment activities for our animals, and learn more about the science of animals, zoology. This year’s camp will include a field trip to a local Wildlife center to learn about the care for animals in captivity. This camp is ideal for youth who love animals and want to learn more about them.

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Specialty Camps
Fee: Member $495

Full

Session 9 August 11-15

Growing Scientists: Wheels and Wings
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Growing Scientists: Wheels and Wings

How high can you build a tower? How much water can fit on penny? Can you stir up floating bubbles and puffy foam? Join us to explore the physics of things that fall, float, and flutter and the chemistry of solutions that are slippery, sticky, and slimy. We’ll be building, rolling, and stirring all sorts of contraptions and gooey concoctions.

Growing Scientists must be at least 3yrs old by June 1, 2014, potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently.

Half Day Camp: 8:30am-12:00noon
(Pre-camp from 8:30-9:00am)

3-4 yr olds
Fee: Member $260

Full

Outdoor Adventures
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Outdoor Adventures

Get unplugged and go outside! Campers put away their electronic devices and rely on their senses to explore as they stroll up streams, trek through trees, and explore habitats with tools, a buddy, and a map. Our natural play will include lessons in outdoor safety, recording observations, and local ecology. Campers leave CuriOdyssey to explore the beach, redwoods, or an urban park. This camp is an amazing way to connect kids to nature!

This camp takes campers offsite to experience many of their activities. Car seats will be necessary on the days campers take field trips. Kindergartners travel offsite on Fridays, and 1st-4th graders are offsite Tuesday through Friday.

Camp Highlights:
Tree Climbing, Leaf Identification, Friday Field Trip to Laurelwood Park

Half Day Camp 8:30am-1:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am)

Entering Kindergarten
Fee: Member $295

Full

Earth Explorers
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Earth Explorers

Constantly changing, our earth is altered by water, wind, and the sun. Join us to explore the natural forces that shape our dynamic planet and make life on Earth possible. Aspiring geoscientists will shed light on shadows, hover a hot air balloon, and discover the world of decomposers. This camp incorporates the science of sustainability.

Camp Highlights:
Water Maze, Hover Craft, SPF Sunscreen Investigation

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 1st-2nd (B)
Fee: Member $475

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Junior Keepers
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Junior Keepers

Want to be a zoo keeper when you grow up? This camp provides the opportunity to understand what it takes to care for, clean up after, and enrich the lives of the animals that make CuriOdyssey their home. Campers will get to see up close some furry, feathered, and scaly creatures. They’ll prepare animals’ tasty meals, look at animal biology, explore local habitats, and go behind the scenes to learn from our wildlife keepers the responsibilities of looking after our non-releasable animals. Grab your boots and gloves as we reveal how to work with wildlife!

Camp Highlights:
Citizen Science, Marsh Exploration, Dissections

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 3rd-4th
Fee: Member $475

Full

Digital Photography (5th – 6th Grade)
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Digital Photography (5th – 6th Grade)

Young photographers will experience and learn about nature through the lens of a digital camera. Study the science of light and color, experience and document the outdoors in a unique way, and explore different photographic styles. Each day we will visit a different location to find the perfect picture. An exhibition of the campers’ images will be presented at the end of the session. Campers need to provide their own digital camera.

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Specialty Camps
Fee: Member $560

Wait-List

Session 10 August 18-22

Growing Scientists: Animal Adventures
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Growing Scientists: Animal Adventures

Why are some animals furry and others feathered? How fast or slow does a snail move? What does an owl eat? Have an up close and personal encounter with some of the animals at the museum and learn about their amazing adaptations such as how they eat, where they sleep, and where to find them in nature. Go on an adventure to find tiny creatures living around Coyote Point Recreation Area. Find out all about animals in this wild and wooly, slippery and scaly camp!

Growing Scientists must be at least 3yrs old by June 1, 2014, potty trained and able to use the bathroom independently.

Half Day Camp: 8:30am-12:00noon
(Pre-camp from 8:30-9:00am)

3-4 yr olds
Fee: Member $260

Full

Junior Keepers
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Junior Keepers

Want to be a zoo keeper when you grow up? This camp provides the opportunity to understand what it takes to care for, clean up after, and enrich the lives of the animals that make CuriOdyssey their home. Campers will get to see up close some furry, feathered, and scaly creatures. They’ll prepare animals’ tasty meals, look at animal biology, explore local habitats, and go behind the scenes to learn from our wildlife keepers the responsibilities of looking after our non-releasable animals. Grab your boots and gloves as we reveal how to work with wildlife!

Camp Highlights:
Animal Enrichment, Animal X-Rays, Live Animal Encounters

Half Day Camp 8:30am-1:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am)

Entering Kindergarten
Fee: Member $295

Full

Outdoor Adventures
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Outdoor Adventures

Get unplugged and go outside! Campers put away their electronic devices and rely on their senses to explore as they stroll up streams, trek through trees, and explore habitats with tools, a buddy, and a map. Our natural play will include lessons in outdoor safety, recording observations, and local ecology. Campers leave CuriOdyssey to explore the beach, redwoods, or an urban park. This camp is an amazing way to connect kids to nature!

This camp takes campers offsite to experience many of their activities. Car seats will be necessary on the days campers take field trips. Kindergartners travel offsite on Fridays, and 1st-4th graders are offsite Tuesday through Friday.

Camp Highlights:
Slingshots, Jumping Skills and Safety, Compasses

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 1st-2nd (A)
Fee: Member $475

Full

Earth Explorers
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Earth Explorers

Constantly changing, our earth is altered by water, wind, and the sun. Join us to explore the natural forces that shape our dynamic planet and make life on Earth possible. Aspiring geoscientists will shed light on shadows, hover a hot air balloon, and discover the world of decomposers. This camp incorporates the science of sustainability.

Camp Highlights:
Dry Ice, Earthquake Architecture, Field Trip to a Sustainable Ranch

Full Day Camp 8:30am-5:00pm
(Pre-Camp 8:30-9:00am and Post-Camp 4:00-5:00pm)

Entering 3rd-4th
Fee: Member $475

Full