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Summer Camps 2018

click to enlarge Fly a drone and complete a search-and-rescue mission during “Young Drone Operators.”
  • Fly a drone and complete a search-and-rescue mission during “Young Drone Operators.”

Weekend Labs: Tall Towers | Can you design a skyscraper or model the Eiffel Tower out of dried spaghetti noodles and marshmallows? Put your engineering skills to the test during Lab! All-ages. Weekends in June, from 10 am-2 pm. At Mobius Science Center. Free with center admission. mobiusspokane.org

White Rabbit Heli Camp | Join flight instructors for a two-day, interactive heli camp exploring the science of helicopter flight by constructing your own basic helicopter projects. Campers also explore the helicopter and its systems before taking a one-hour flight lesson. Ages 14-18. Sessions offered June 4-5, June 25-26, July 9-10, July 23-24, Aug. 6-7 and Aug. 20-21. $600. flywhiterabbit.com/heli-camp 481-9292

Bees & Butterflies | Learn some butterfly facts and make your own butterfly wings to wear home. Ages 2-4. June 7, 10:30-11:15 am. At Mobius Children's Museum. $10-$12. mobiusspokane.org

Amigos y Amigas | During this five-day session, young learners enjoy daily hands-on activities, including games, songs and art projects while stimulating creativity, critical thinking and learning a second language. June 11-15 (ages 9-12) and June 18-22 (ages 6-8), 8 am-noon. $139. workforcetraining.nic.edu 208-769-3333

Game Design from Scratch | Beginning coders make games, animate stories, and interactive art while learning to understand the principles of coding. Ages 7+. June 11-15, 9 am-noon. $85-$90. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Idaho Discoveries Nature Camp | Kids explore forest, field and wetland habitats, and discover signs of critters and even see some as they hike, fish, set live traps and many other activities. Also includes nature-inspired art, crafts, games and journaling. June 11-12 (ages 4-6); June 18-21 (ages 8-10) and June 25-27 (ages 6-8), 9 am-3:30 pm. $59-$119. kealliance.org 208-667-8475

Aviation Career Exploration | The ACE Academy provides career information and education to students interested in aviation and aerospace through active lab experiences, classroom discussion and field trips. Ages 13-18. June 13-14, time TBD. $30. aceacademy.aero  208-661-9241 or 208-676-7145

Adventures in 3D Printing | Students will assemble their own 3D printer from a kit and learn CAD design to create their images, then print their designs. Must register by May 15. Grades 5-8. June 18-22, 9 am-3 pm. At St. George's School. $525. sgs.org/summer 464-8815

Build-Your-Own Learning Camps | Build your own summer academic camp. Sylvan offers K-12 instructional learning in math, reading and writing, as well as face-to-face SAT/ACT prep classes. Grades K-12. Sessions offered all summer, June 18-Aug. 31. Prices vary. sylvanlearning.com/us/spokane 924-7656 (Valley), 467-8715 (North)

Earth Science Rocks | Explore how rivers flow to oceans and lakes, and why tsunamis, hurricanes and typhoons occur in this camp combining science and art. Ages 6-11. June 18-22, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $129. spokaneparks.org

NXT Robotics | Master programming the Lego NXT Mindstorm Robots using a graphical user interface (drag and drop tiles). Participants will program their robots to run an obstacle course, with a fun tournament held the last hours of class. This session can be used for pre-training for First Lego League competitive robotics teams in local schools. Ages TBD. June 18-22, 1-5 pm. $159. workforcetraining.nic.edu 208-769-3333

Rocketry | Spend a week building different rockets while learning to use tools at Gizmo. The final launch day will send these rockets high into the sky. Ages 12+. June 18-22, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Science Safari | The annual camp is themed around an exploration of the ecology and wildlife of prehistoric Earth through hands-on activities including dissections, scientific investigations, model building, games, video and more. Grades 2-8. Sessions offered June 18-22 and June 25-29. At Gonzaga Prep. $110. gprep.com

Spanish Crafts, Comida & Conversation | "Travel" to five Spanish-speaking countries and experience some of the phrases, foods, and crafts that make them unique. Grades 3-7. June 18-22, 3-6 pm. At St. George's School. $175. sgs.org/summer 464-8815

Spokane Virtual Learning Summer School | Spokane Virtual Learning (SVL), is a Washington state-approved program that provides instructor-led online courses to middle and high school students. Online courses offered June 20-Aug 1. $120-$185/credit. spokanevirtual.com

Blender 3D Modeling Software | Get started with this open source, powerful 3D tool this summer, and start growing your skill set and use it for the rest of your life. Ages 12+. June 5-29, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Build a Vehicle for GizMotion | Spend a week learning how to use the tools at Gizmo: laser cutters, welders and plasma cutters and all kinds of saws and sanders. Also gain access to a pile of bikes that are waiting to have a new life as your human-powered vehicle for the annual kinetic festival. Ages 10+. June 25-29, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Camp Invention: Fast Forward | A camp offering hands-on activities in the STEM fields, combining learning and fun during a week-long day camp for grades K-6. June 25-29 at Salnave Elementary (Cheney) and East Farms STEAM Magnet School (Newman Lake); June 18-22 at Moran Prairie Elementary (Spokane). $225-$230. campinvention.org 800-968-4332

Code Your Own Adventure! Interactive Storytelling | Watch as characters in your imagination come to life in this course that blends classic storytelling with animation techniques and coding. Learn how to create your own text-based adventure games with variables, conditional logic, images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Ages 8-10. June 25-29, 9 am-noon. $199. bit.ly/CCScamps2018 533-8483

Cooking Camp: Around the World in Four Days | Kids learn to cook different styles of international cuisine while learning practical kitchen skills, having fun and eating what they make, with take-home recipes for their creations. Proceeds support helping those in need learn scratch cooking skills through Second Harvest's community cooking programs. Ages 8-12. June 25-28, 2-4 pm. $100. secondharvestkitchen.org

Dino-mite Explorers | Learn about paleontology and animals that walked the Earth thousands of years ago, including dinosaurs, reptiles, fish and more. Ages 6-11. June 25-29, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $129. spokaneparks.org

Discovery Robots Summer Camps | Sessions are led by local First Lego League (FLL) coaches, with separate groups for grades 1-3 (builders) and grades 4-6 (engineers). "Lego Robot Zoo" week is June 26-30, and "Challenge Week" is July 9-13. Meets Mon-Fri, 9 am-2:30 pm. At Westminster Congregational UCC Church, Spokane. $140/session. discoveryrobots.org

EWU Summer University of STEM | A combined experience of exciting activities, field trips, and age-appropriate STEM content taught by EWU faculty. Ages 8-18. June 25-28, 9 am-4 pm. $495 (10 percent discount available for Mobius members, free/reduced school lunch program recipients, and EWU employees/students). ewu.edu/summersession/ 359-6430

G-Prep Art Camp | Two, four-day camps are offered, one focuses on watercolors in which students explore a variety of techniques and special effects culminating in several final compositions. The ceramics session teaches skills to make vessels such as cups, mugs, bowls, and ceramic tile art. Grades 3-8. June 25-28, with options to take one session or both. $80-$150. gprep.com

Jr. Camp Counselor in Training (MAC) | Teens can assist with weekly summer camps at the museum and develop skills such as team building, mentorship, communication, and leadership. Camp activities may include crafts, songs, games, and nature exploration. Jr CITs will support 2nd and 3rd grade camps. See camp schedule for details. Grades 6-7. Week-long sessions June 25-29, July 16-20 and July 23-27; from 9 am-4 pm. $180-$200. northwestmuseum.org 456-3931

North Wall Schools Summer Programs | Each week is themed, with sessions focusing on archaeology, theater, science, history and more. Students take weekly field trips, and enjoy other activities including aerobics, arts and crafts, cooking, music and sports. Includes options to add swim lessons or basketball. Grades K-6. June 25-Aug. 24. $840-$990/month. northwallschools.com

SGS Science Camp | A week of rigorous science and fun exploring biological organisms using modern field- and lab-based scientific methods. Grades 3-6. June 25-29, 9 am-3 pm. $300. sgs.org/summer

Summer Art Adventures | Visit master artists: Van Gogh, Picasso, Monet, Homer, Cassatt, Mondrian, and Escher, and learn about each artist and what was their influence on art. Students have opportunities to create their own masterpieces influenced by their chosen artist. Ages 8-12. June 25-28 and July 23-27, 9 am-noon. $109. workforcetraining.nic.edu 208-769-3333

Sylvan Learning Robotics | A session with passionate teachers who help kids explore STEM concepts through LEGO bricks and WeDo software. Grades 2-4. June 25-29, 9 am-noon. $249. rodholman@sylvanlearning.com 467-8715

The Level-Up VR Kickstarter Camp | Create an interactive VR game or VR experience project. If your team reaches the finish line with a market-ready project, mentoring will be available to launch the project to Kickstarter. Ages 15+. June 25-July 31, Mon-Thu 5:30-7:30 pm. $360. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Girls Revolution in Technology: Light Things Up | Let your imagination work overtime while you think of ways to make things around you light up, from jewelry, to clothing to books and cards — light up your world with LEDs and bling. Girls only; ages 9+. July 2-6, 12:30-3 pm. Free. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Matter Splatter! | Head to the "Matter Splatter" exhibit for ooey-gooey demonstrations as you explore why matter, matters! All-ages. Tue/Thu in July, at 11 am, 1 pm and 3 pm. At Mobius Science Center. Free with center admission. mobiusspokane.org

Bling Your Bike | Bring your bike to Gizmo and spend a morning or afternoon letting your creativity flow. Staff will assist you in transforming your bike into the coolest ride of the parade. All ages. July 5. $5. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Planetarium Shows | Explore the cosmos in Mobius' mobile planetarium and embark on a tour of the planets, black holes, and more. All-ages. Fridays in July and August, at 10:30 am, noon, 1:30 and 3 pm. At Mobius Science Center. $2-$3. mobiusspokane.org

Weekend Labs: Weather Reports | Cool off in the Lab this summer as you learn about weather, conducting a cloud experiment and making an instrument for forecasting the weather. All-ages. Weekends in July, from 10 am-2 pm. At Mobius Science Center. Free with center admission. mobiusspokane.org

3D Design and Printing | Take your ideas from imagination to electronic art and finally, into a physical 3D object. Using Computer Aided Design (CAD), campers create bookmarks, jewelry, cookie cutters, name keys, and other cool items. Grades 5-8. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Alexa! Let's Code Together | Each student is given an Amazon Echo Dot for the purpose of learning to write code to make Alexa play games that you write, as well as take care of some repetitive tasks to make you more efficient. Campers also learn to use MIT App Inventor. Ages 12+. July 9-13, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Camp Crime Scene | Immerse yourself in challenging puzzles with crime scene investigation. Learn evidence collection techniques, study the clues, analyze the data, and maybe even solve the crime. Grades 5-8. Two-week sessions offered July 9-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $180/two-week session. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Camp Metamorphosis | A program for highly capable children who choose three areas of focus for the week, with options in science, drama, art and more. Entering grades 4-6. July 9-13, 9 am-4:30 pm. At Whitworth University. Options for junior counselors (grades 7 and up) also available. $300. whitworth.edu/campmetamorphosis 777-3226

Coding | A camp for kids who have experience with the "Make My Game" camp. Campers learn and practice Java and Python programming languages to create advanced apps or games. Grades 3-8. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Cursive Writing Camp | Kids hone their longhand writing skills, learning proper technique to write in cursive. Ages 7+. July 24-27. $80. spolang.com

Cyber Camp: Cyber Security | Local middle and high school students teach how to protect your personal devices. Learn cyber principles and how to defend against cyber attacks through virtual images that contain vulnerabilities. Grades 5-8. Two-week sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $170/two-week session. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

DIY Virtual Reality | Virtual reality games and experiences are at the forefront of cutting edge technology. Using the latest VR apps, campers explore making VR videos and construct their own virtual reality viewer. Grades 5-8. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Flashy, Sassy Science | A camp for kids who have experience with electrical circuitry or basic block programming. Campers use Arduino microcontrollers to transform LED lights into flashy light-up costumes, clothing and accessories. Grades 4-8. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Girls Love LEGOS | A camp specially designed with girls in mind, that ensures they love to build, engineer and code with LEGOs. Grades K-3. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Kids Love Biomed | Learn what makes the complex human body work, and dive into topics like diabetes and why a healthy diet and lifestyle are so important. Grades K-6. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Kids Love Chemistry | Learn the basics about the elements that make up our world while exploring how chemicals react with one another and begin to predict these reactions. Grades K-6. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Kids Love Engineering & Construction | Use engineering skills to create plans to build a cat condo, a dog house, or even a fairy garden. Grades K-6. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2; Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week.

Kids Love Rockets & Race Cars | Through trial and error, learn about the forces of flight and motion, and how these forces lift rockets into the air. Campers design and build rockets and race cars exploring the concepts of physics including mass, velocity, gravity and potential and kinetic energy. Grades 5-8. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2; Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Lego Robotics 1: Force & Motion | A camp for kids who have little or no experience with building and/or programming LEGO Robotics. Campers use LEGOs to learn about force, motion, and speed, and to understand the foundations of block programming. Grades K-3. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-noon. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Lego Robotics 2: Motors, Sensors, and Programming | Kids who have experience with Simple Machines and WeDo kits use motors and sensors to design and program a robot that can navigate challenging missions to solve a unique problem. Grades K-3. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Lego Robotics 3: EV3 Mindstorms | A camp for kids who have experience building/programming simple robots and who want to learn more about LEGO EV3 Mindstorms used in FIRST LEGO competitions. Students build a robot and are challenged to navigate a mission and and solve unique problems. Grades 3-8. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Make My Game | Kids use Scratch and MIT App Inventor to learn basic block programming, and then are given a challenge to design and program their own game to solve a unique problem. Grades K-8. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Minecraft Modders | Use this favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming, including scripting and logic statements. Introductory coding is also taught through a simulated environment inspired by Minecraft. Ages 8-14. July 9-13. $199. bit.ly/CCScamps2018 533-8483

Raspberry Pi: Capable Little Computers | Raspberry Pi is a small and powerful computer built specifically with young programmers in mind. Campers receive their own programmable Pi and learn firsthand about the software and hardware capabilities of these machines while creating in Minecraft and programming Linux. Grades 5-8. One-week sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

SGS Rocket Camp | Students explore how to build rocket bodies, mix rocket fuels using ratios and weighing chemicals, experiment with different propellants, build rocket motors and test them, and recovery systems. Grades 5-8. July 9-13, 9 am-noon. $150. sgs.org/summer

Spokane Schools Preschool STEM Camps | Camps promote STEM experiences that offer hands-on problem solving, critical thinking, communications and teamwork through fun, engaging activities. Themed sessions are each offered twice, and include programs on dinosaurs, cooking, chemistry, insects and more. Ages 4-5. Sessions offered July 9-12, July 16-19, July 23-26 and July 30-Aug. 2; meets Mon/Tue or Wed/Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $45/session; $90/week. spokaneschools.org/preschoolSTEMcamps 354-4648

Squishy Circuits | A camp for kids who have little or no experience with electrical circuitry. Campers learn to control and modify LED lights by creating squishy circuit animals, magic wands, paper masks, and arm bands. Grades K-3. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

STEM Art Studio | Learn how to use STEM while engaging in your creative side as you paint, draw and sculpt, and use a diverse array of mixed media, materials and techniques. Grades 5-8. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2; Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Stop-Motion Animation: Beginner & Advanced | Kids learn stop-motion animation techniques using storyboards, props, backdrops, and cameras. Collaborating on teams, campers plan and produce their own short movies. Grades K-8. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Video Construction: Beginner & Advanced | Kids plan and produce their own short movie as they learn to use graphics, music, voice over, and live action video, also developing leadership, communication, project management, design, and technical skills. Grades 5-8. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Wearable Tech | A camp for kids who have experience with electrical circuitry or basic block programming. Campers use Arduino microcontrollers to transform LED lights into useful accessories that light-up. Grades 4-8. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

Young Drone Operators | Campers learn the basics of how to fly a drone, how to take one apart and put it back together, and the FAA rules and regulations of operating a drone. At the end of the camp, use problem-solving skills to complete search and rescue missions. Grades 5-8. Week-long sessions offered July 9-Aug. 2; Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Chase and Salk Middle Schools, Spokane. $90/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps 354-4648

Mobius Rocks! | What is air pressure? How much does air weigh? Why is air so important to so many things in our everyday life? Join staff from Mobius Science Center and explore the science of air and sound. Grades K-5. July 12-31; times and SPL branch locations vary. Free. spokanelibrary.org

AeroComposites Camp | This hands-on program introduces students to advanced composite materials such as fiberglass and carbon fiber. Students will perform basic fabrication skills and complete one or more take-home projects by week's end. Ages 13-17. July 16-20, 8 am-3 pm. $240. ace@nic.edu 208-676-7145

Blood, Guts and Bones | An adventure to explore what makes your body work, including hands-on activities that will be gross, gooey and tons of fun. Ages 8-12. July 16-20, 8 am-noon. $139. workforcetraining.nic.edu

Camp Opportunity | A week-long, project-based camp to engage gifted youths' creativity through science, technology, engineering, art and math. This year's areas of exploration include brain science, clay slab art making, outdoor survival, chemistry, an escape room and more. For students entering grades 6-9. July 16-20, 9 am-4:30 pm. At Whitworth University. $300. whitworth.edu/campopportunity 777-3226

Cooking Camp: Four Days of Summer Fun | Kids learn to cook different styles of international cuisine while also learning practical kitchen skills, having fun, and eating what they make, with take-home recipes for their creations. Proceeds support helping those in need learn scratch cooking skills through Second Harvest's community cooking programs. Ages 8-12. Sessions offered July 16-19 and Aug. 6-9, 2-4 pm. $100/session. secondharvestkitchen.org

Foreign Language Camps | During each session, students participate in interactive, age-appropriate games, music and movement activities, and arts and craft projects that center around a specific theme. Includes sessions for students in elementary, middle and high school. July 9-12 (German) and July 16-19 (Spanish). $150. spolang.com

It's a Mystery | Kids use their senses to investigate who, when, where and more, including decoding secret messages, finding hidden secrets in local art and more. Sessions for grades 2-3 (Clue Hunters) and 4-5 (Mystery Solvers). July 16-20, 9 am-4 pm. $180-$200. northwestmuseum.org 456-3931

Virtual Reality | Campers create custom 3D environments and objects to explore in their own virtual worlds, and create their own cardboard headsets to take home. Ages 13+. July 16-20, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org

Virtual Reality: The Future is Now | Learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. Ages 8-14. July 16-20, 9 am-noon. $199. bit.ly/CCScamps2018 533-8483

Sharks! | It's "Shark Week," so come learn about sharks and make some fun shark heads to wear. Ages 2-4. July 19, 10:30-11:15 am. At Mobius Children's Museum. $10-$12. mobiusspokane.org

Satori Camp | A pre-college camp for gifted middle and high school students, offering two-dozen courses in subjects such as math, digital arts, rhetoric, music, literature, journalism and more. Ages 12-18. July 22-28, commuter/resident options. At EWU Cheney. $800 (approx.; scholarships available). satoricamp.org

Build Your Own Drones | Learn about computer aided design, lasers, radio control, electric motors, and aerodynamics. Design and laser cut frames, add motors, props, and flight controllers to create a working drone, then learn to fly it through an obstacle course. Ages 12+. July 23-27, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org

Girl Revolution in Technology: Art, Music & Arduinos | Learn to program and to build circuits that will allow you to create an amazing, moving sound-making art project. In the first week you learn to code; the second week you learn to build. Ages 13+, girls only. July 23-Aug. 3, 9:30 am-3 pm. Free. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Harry's Laboratory | Immerse yourself in potions and cook up some magic with your professor as you study magical creatures and wizardry. Ages 6-11. July 23-27, 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $134. spokaneparks.org

NIC Collision Camp | A hands-on look into automotive collision repair. Explore the fundamentals of small dent repair, plastic repair, MIG welding, and the creative work of custom painting as it pertains to this industry. Ages 15-18. July 23-27, 8 am-2 pm. $350. nic.edu

Lil Aliens & Outer Space | Learn about the planets of our solar system while making an alien-themed craft. Ages 2-4. July 25, 10:30-11:15 am. At Mobius Children's Museum. $10-$12. mobiusspokane.org

Tech Trek | The 4th annual camp for girls (entering grade 8) offers hands-on science and technology classes, field trips and more. Girls must be nominated by a teacher. July 29-Aug. 4. At EWU Cheney. Volunteers also needed for camp staff positions, including monitors (21+), health aides, student counselors (16+), teachers and workshop presenters. Free (campers must be nominated and selected). techtrek-wa.aauw.net

From Code to 3D Creation | Learn to code while doing 3D modeling and prototyping. This is a hands-on, interactive session as campers turn ideas and sketches into tangible objects to be printed on a 3D printer. Ages 9-14. July 30-Aug. 3, 12:30-3 pm. $85-$90. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Near Space Balloon Launch (young learners) | Ask questions and build experiments that will be taken up to near space, and on vehicles going down 1,000 feet in Lake Pend Oreille. This class offers an early exposure to the scientific method through a fun week of experimentation. Ages 6-9. July 30-Aug 3, 12:30-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org 208-651-6200

Dissection Camp | Campers dissect an owl pellet to see what's been digested, a squid, a frog and more. Ages 7-9. Wednesdays in August, at 10:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. At Mobius Science Center. $10-$12/session. mobiusspokane.org

Lab Activities | Join Mobius at The Lab for fun, hands-on science activities; topics will be educators' "choice of the day." All-ages. Thursdays in August, offered all day. At Mobius Science Center. Free with center admission. mobiusspokane.org

Weekend Labs: Colorful Chemistry | Conduct chemistry experiments to learn about density while making a rainbow in a straw, and testing the acidity and alkalinity of common household substances. All-ages. Weekends in August, from 10 am-2 pm. At Mobius Science Center. Free with admission. mobiusspokane.org

EWU Junior Law Enforcement Camp | Join EWU faculty and local law enforcement agencies to investigate behind the scenes of law enforcement. Kids learn about CPR certification, K-9 units, crime scene investigation, combat and more. Also includes a tour of the Spokane County Courthouse, and a mock trial. Ages TBD. Aug. 5-9. Cost TBD. ewu.edu/summersession 359-6430

Blast Off Into Space | Learn about the planets, stars, moons and much more while creating fabulous galactic art. Ages 3-5. Aug. 6-10, 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $64. spokaneparks.org

Dragon Chess Camp | Participants improve all aspects of their chess game: opening principles, middle-game strategy, tactics, and end-game technique.. Grades 2-9. Aug. 7-11, 12:30-3:30 pm. At St. George's School. $150. sgs.org/summer 464-8815

G-Prep Math Camp | A camp designed to provide basic skills for students to be successful in Algebra 1 at Gonzaga. Aug. 6-9 and Aug. 13-16, 11 am-noon. $80. gprep.com

G-Prep Study Skills Camp | A study skills seminar to help students with goal setting, time management, learning styles, organization, note taking, test taking, and more. Grades 6-9. Aug. 6-16; Mon-Thu, 9:30-11:30 am (grades 6-8); 12:30-2:30 pm (grade 9). $80. gprep.com 483-8511 Ext. 405

LEGOs & Programming | Get creative with laptops and specialized software to construct LEGO designs. Level 1 is for beginners and newcomers. Level 2 is for previous students of the course who would like to achieve the next level. Grades 1-3. Aug. 8-10, 12:30-3:30 pm. At St. George's School. $150. sgs.org/summer 464-8815

Science Shows | Come see Mobius' most popular demos, including thrilling experiments that explain scientific principles behind each. All-ages. Tuesdays in August, at 11 am and 1 pm. At Mobius Science Center. Free with center admission. mobiusspokane.org

ACT/SAT Prep Camp | Students can use their free time this summer to get ready to take the ACT or SAT test with educational staff at Gonzaga Prep. Aug. 13-17, 1-3 pm. $140. gprep.com

G-Prep Literacy Camp | Join Gonzaga Prep this summer for a week of literacy. Students join Gonzaga Prep English faculty and other students to bolster skills in the language arts, with workshops targeting reading comprehension, grammar, punctuation, usage, writing skills and more. Grades 6-12. Aug. 13-16, 9-11 am. $80. gprep.com

Near Space Balloon Launch (tweens and up) | Spend a week building the "payload" for a near space balloon launch that will go up 100,000 ft. to film the curvature of the Earth. Build the experiments and sensors that will capture the data. Ages 11+. Aug. 13-22, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org

Dora Explorer | Explore with this favorite character and build your own backpack to wear while you do. Ages 2-4. Aug. 22, 10:30-11:15 am. At Mobius Children's Museum. $10-$12. mobiusspokane.org


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