click to enlarge LEGOs offer myriad educational opportunitiies during camps at St. George's School.
LEGOs offer myriad educational opportunitiies during camps at St. George's School.

Let's Science It: Super Hero Powers |Using problem solving and engineering, look at the super powers of our heroes and then create your own superhero identity. Ages 7+; girls only. June 12-16, 12:30-3 pm. $85-$90. gizmo-cda.org

Cities & Circuits |Design a neighborhood of the future, then use the laser cutter and other tools to create your city and then set up circuits to light it up. Ages 8+. June 12-16, 9:30-11:45 am. $85-$90. gizmo-cda.org (208-651-6200)

Make Your First Video Game |Kids learn basic skills to design a 2D platformer game, including coding, graphics, sounds and many other technical elements. Ages 8-11. June 12-15, from 1-4 pm. At NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $199. workforcetraining.nic.edu

Minecraft Designers |Learn to create 3D models, skins and more, and then import them into your game. Ages 8-12. Sessions offered June 12-15 and July 24-27. At NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $199. workforcetraining.nic.edu

Artistic Math |Get creative with laptops and specialized software to construct LEGO designs. Grades 1-3. June 19-21, 12:30-3:30 pm. $90. sgs.org/summer

Blast Off Into Space |Learn about the planets, stars, moons and more while creating galactic art. Ages 3-5. June 19-23, from 9-11:30 am. At Corbin Art Center. $62. spokaneparks.org

Camp Invention |A camp offering hands-on activities in the STEM fields, combining learning and fun. Grades K-6. June 26-30, at East Farms STEAM Magnet School and Windsor Elementary; June 19-23 at Moran Prairie Elementary. $225-$230. campinvention.org (800-968-4332)

Culinary Camp |Kids practice essential kitchen skills and the fundamentals of cooking. Ages 8 to 12. Sessions offered June 19-23, July 17-21, Aug. 14-18; meets Mon-Fri, 9 am-noon. At NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $299. workforcetraining.nic.edu

Gonzaga Chinese Language Camp |An immersion in Chinese language and culture, with skits, songs, crafts, games and more. Grades 2-12. June 19-July 7, weekdays from 9 am-2 pm. At Gonzaga University. Free. gonzaga.edu/startalk

Make Your First 3D Video Game |This class allows kids to develop a game concept in an immersive 3D world. Ages 8-12. June 19-23, 9 am-noon. At NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $199. workforcetraining.nic.edu

Minecraft Modders |Learn the foundations of programming and basic coding as you create a custom modification of Minecraft. Ages 8-12. Sessions offered June 19-23 and July 17-20. At NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $199. workforcetraining.nic.edu

Science Safari |The 28th annual camp is this year themed around an exploration of the Australian continent, with study of its ecology and wildlife through experiments, games, art and more. Grades 2-8. Sessions offered June 19-23 and June 26-30. $110. gprep.com

SGS Robotics Camp |Work with the SGS Robotics team to build skillsets for future projects. Grades 7-10. June 19-23, 9 am-3 pm. At St. George's School. Registration deadline of May 26. $300. sgs.org/summer (464-8815)

Underwater Vehicles |Design robotic arms to gather samples and learn about buoyancy, propulsion, sensors, photography and underwater experiments. Ages 11+. June 19-23, from 9:30 am-3 pm. $170-$180. gizmo-cda.org

Girls in Science: Bio Chem |This session gets microscopic in the world of biology and explosive chemical reactions. Ages 12-14. June 20, 10:30 am-3:30 pm. At Mobius Science Center. $50-$60. mobiusspokane.org (321-7133)

KEA Nature Education Camp |Learn about all that Mother Nature has to offer with experienced biologist Beth Paragamian. June 20-23 (ages 8-11); June 26-28 (ages 6-9), July 11-12 (ages 4-6), July 25-28 (ages 8-11) and Aug. 3-4 (ages 4-6). Family camps July 11 (ages 7-11) and Aug. 8 (ages 3-6); $17/person. $59-$129. keaalliance.org

Girls in Science: Fundamental Foundations |Girls use hands-on engineering and physics principles to design their own wacky machines. Ages 12-14. June 21, from 10:30 am-3:30 pm. At Mobius Science Center. $50-$60. mobiusspokane.org 321-7133

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. Courses offered June 21-Aug 2. $185. spokanevirtual.com

LEGO Robotics: WeDo 2.0 |Build and program your first robot using LEGO WeDo 2.0. This two-day camp offers a play-based intro to robotics and computer programming. Grades 2-4. June 22-23, 9-11 am. Free. spark-central.org

SpokAnimal K-9 Camp |Shelter staff share how to successfully interact with pets through activities, crafts, games and more. Grades K-6. One-day sessions offered June 23, July 28 and 29. At SpokAnimal. $15/session. spokaneparks.org

3-D Sculpture |Make 3-dimensional art using clay, papier mache, cardboard, and more. Grades 3-6. June 26-30, 9 am-noon. At St. George's School. $150. sgs.org/summer (464-8815)

Animals & Their Habitats |Meet the animals of the West Valley Outdoor Learning Center. Grades K-4. June 26-30, times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

App Attack! |Using a specialized app and game development tool, students explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. Ages 8-12. June 26-29, from 9 am-noon. At NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $199. workforcetraining.nic.edu

Bodies & Brains in Motion |Students study STEM subjects through coding, engineering and LEGO robotics projects. Grades 3-6. June 26-29, 9 am-3 pm. $200/session; $500/three sessions. northwallschools.com

Digital Storytellers |Start with a concept, design the storyboard, add dialogue, and watch as the characters come to life in your first graphic novel. Ages 8-12. June 26-29, from 1-4 pm. At NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $199. workforcetraining.nic.edu

Discovery Robots Summer Lego Camp |Sessions led by local FIRST LEGO League coaches, with groups for grades 1-3 (builders) and 4-6 (engineers). "Mayan Adventure" week is June 26-30, and "LEGO Challenge//FLL Challenge" is from July 10-14. Meets Mon-Fri, 9 am-2:30 pm. $130. discoveryrobots.org (448-2291)

GizMotion Vehicle Building |Come to Gizmo to start working on your human-powered vehicle for the 2016 Kinetic Fest (GizMotion), working with the tools at the shop. Ages 10+. June 26-30, 9:30 am-3 pm. $170-$180. gizmo-cda.org

It's a Mystery |Join the ranks of detectives by looking deeper into art at the museum and conducting experiments to find hidden meanings. Sessions for grades 2-3 and 4-5. June 26-30, 9 am-4 pm. $180-$200. northwestmuseum.org

Jr. 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. See schedule for details. Grades 6-7. Sessions June 26-Aug. 10; weekdays from 9 am-4 pm. $180-$200. northwestmuseum.org

Stop-Motion Animation Camp |Learn how stop-motion animations are made, and how to create cool special effects to make your own stop-motion movie. Grades 3-6. June 26-30, 1-4 pm. At St. George's School. $150. sgs.org/summer (464-8815)

Cooking Challenge |Show off your culinary skills in a cooking challenge: Teams have 45 minutes using secret ingredients to show us their food know-how. Grades 4+. Sessions offered June 27-29, July 6, 11, 24-27. Times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

Hands-on Building |Build your imagination with KEVA planks, straws and connectors, architecture blocks, and other construction materials. Grades K-4. July 3-7, times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

Transform Your Transportation |Bring your bike to Gizmo and spend a morning or afternoon letting your creativity flow, with staff assistance available. All ages. Half-day sessions from July 3-7. $8-$10. gizmo-cda.org

3D Design and Printing |Take your ideas from imagination to electronic art and finally, into a physical 3D object. Week-long sessions July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry and Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps (354-4648)

Advanced Robotics: Solving 21st Century Problems |Kids who have experience with block programming and/or LEGO Robotics create, build, and program robots. Grades 4-8. Sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry & Sacajawea middle schools, Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

Arduino: Microcontrollers |Campers build interactive objects that control motors, lights, and produce outputs. Grades 5-8. Sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry and Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $170/two-week session. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps (354-4648)

Art Around the World |Students take a virtual trip around the world to learn about new art processes and techniques as they sculpt, paint, draw, make jewelry and more. Grades K-3. July 10-13, 9 am-3 pm. $200/session; $500/three sessions. northwallschools.com

Augmented Reality (AR) |Using the latest AR software, campers make 3D models come to life on screen. Grades 5-8. Week-long sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry and Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

Blender 3D Modeling Software |Whether you are into 3D modeling, game creation, animation, or simulation, Blender is the tool for you. Get started with this open-source tool this summer. Ages 12+. July 10-14, 9:30 am-3 pm. $170-$180. gizmo-cda.org

Camp Crime Scene |Immerse yourself in challenging puzzles with crime scene investigation. Sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. Only at Sacajawea Middle School. $170/two-week session. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

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 10-14, 9 am-4:30 pm. Options for junior counselors (grades 7 and up) also available. $250. whitworth.edu/campmetamorphosis

Code Breakers |Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges. Ages 8-12. July 10-13, from 9 am-noon. At NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $199. workforcetraining.nic.edu

Coding |A Campers learn and practice Java and Python programming languages to create advanced apps or games. Grades 3-8. Week-long sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry & Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

Cyber Camp: Cyber Security |Learn cyber principles and how to defend against cyber attacks. Grades 5-8. Two-week sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry and Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $170/two-week session. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps (354-4648)

DIY Virtual Reality |Using the latest VR apps, campers explore making VR videos and construct their own viewer. Grades 5-8. Week-long sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry and Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

Exploring Chemistry with Mobius |Potions fizz and beakers bubble as you explore the world of molecular interactions. Grades K-4. July 10-14, times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

Flashy, Sassy Science |Campers use Arduino microcontrollers to transform LED lights into flashy light-up accessories. Grades 4-8. Week-long sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry and Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps (354-4648)

Gadget Galaxy: STEM & Arts MakerSpace |Gadget Galaxy lets students create and test new ideas like inventors. Grades 6-8. Week-long sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry and Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps (354-4648)

German Language Camp |Open to all ages, a camp teaching an introduction to the language. July 10-13 (preschool/elem.) and July 24-27 (high school). $140-$170. spolang.com

Girls Love Legos |A camp specially designed with girls in mind, that ensures they love to build, engineer and code with LEGOs. Grades K-6. Week-long sessions offered July 10-3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry and Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps (354-4648)

Kids Love Physics |Students use Hot Wheels cars and roller coasters to explore physics concepts. Grades K-6. Week-long sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry and Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/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. Grades K-3. Week-long sessions July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-noon. At Garry and Sacajawea Middle Schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

Lego Robotics 2: Motors, Sensors, & Programming |Kids who have experience with Simple Machines and WeDo kits use motors and sensors to design and program a robot. Grades K-3. Week-long sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry & Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

Lego Robotics 3: Mindstorms |A camp for kids who have experience building/programming simple robots and want to learn more about LEGO EV3 Mindstorms. Grades 3-8. Week-long sessions July 10-Aug. 3. At Garry and Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

Make My Game |Kids use Scratch and MIT App Inventor to learn basic block programming. Grades K-8. Week-long sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry & Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps (354-4648)

Make Your First 3D Video Game |Students learn the physics behind 3D games, explore event scripting, level design, and more. Ages 8-13. Offered July 10-13 and Aug. 7-10 $189. bit.ly/CCSyouthcamps

Minecraft Designers |Learn the basics of creating 3D models to design your very own objects and create skins for characters. Ages 8-13. Sessions offered July 10-13 (1-5 pm) and July 17-20 (8 am-noon). $189. bit.ly/CCSyouthcamps

Raspberry Pi: Capable Little Computers |Campers learn about the software and hardware capabilities of these machines. Two-week sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry & Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $170/session. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps (354-4648)

Science is Fun |Campers explore engineering, "mad science," natural resources, and physics through experiments that are combined with other summer activities. Grades K-6. July 10-14, from 9 am-3 pm. $180. riverdayschool.org (326-6595)

Spokane Schools Preschool STEM Camps |Camps offer hands-on problem solving, critical thinking, communications and teamwork. Themed sessions are each offered twice, and include programs on dinosaurs, cooking, chemistry, insects and more. Ages 4-5. Sessions offered July 10-14, July 17-20, July 24-27 and July 31-Aug. 3; meets Mon/Wed or Tue/Thu from 8 am-1 pm. At Sacajawea Middle School and Spokane Public Montessori. $40/session; $80/week. spokaneschools.org/preschoolSTEMcamps

Squishy Circuits |Campers learn to control and modify LED lights by creating squishy circuit animals, magic wands, paper masks, and arm bands. Week-long sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry and Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps (354-4648)

STEM Leadership Camp |Students gain skills to help them excel in high school and beyond by probing deeper into their STEM interest area. Grades 8-10. Week-long sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. Only at Sacajawea Middle School. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

Stop-Motion Animation: Beginner & Advanced |Kids learn animation techniques using storyboards, props, backdrops, and cameras. Grades K-8. Week-long sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry and Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

Video Construction: Beginner & Advanced |Kids plan and produce their own short movie as they learn to use graphics, music, voice-over, and more. Grades 5-8. Week-long sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry and Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

Video Game Animation |Start with a name, develop a character's personality, signature moves, powers, and a storyline. Ages 8-12. July 10-13, from 1-4 pm. A NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $199. workforcetraining.nic.edu

Wearable Tech |Campers use Arduino microcontrollers to transform LED lights into useful accessories that light-up. Grades 4-8. Week-long sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry and Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

Frogs! |Learn what frogs eat and hop like a frog while making a frog craft. Ages 2-4. July 12, from 10:30-11:15 am. At Mobius Children's Museum. $10-$12. mobiusspokane.org 321-7121

Slime, Putty & Goo! |Campers make slime, putty, oobleck and other creative concoctions. Ages 4-8. July 13, from 10 am-noon. At Mobius Children's Museum. $20-$25. mobiusspokane.org 321-7121

Take the Cake |Kids learn to bake cakes and the art of buttercream icing, borders, and fondant flowers. Ages 8-13. July 14, 9 am-noon. $59. bit.ly/CCSyouthcamps

Animals at Night |Learn about the different animal species that only come out at night. Ages 3-5. July 17-21, from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $62. spokaneparks.org 625-6677

Camp Opportunity |A week-long, project-based camp to engage gifted youths' creativity through science, technology, engineering, art and math. For students entering grades 6-9. July 17-21, 9 am-4:30 pm. At Whitworth University. $250. whitworth.edu/campopportunity

Kids Love Chemistry |Learn the basics about the elements that make up our world while exploring how chemicals react with one another. Grades K-6. Week-long sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry and Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

LEGO Mars Mission |Campers explore the Martian landscape by building an EV3 robot and programming it to perform missions. Grades 3-6. July 17-20, 9 am-3 pm. $200/session; $500/three sessions. northwallschools.com

Minecraft Animators |Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life by creating an animated short film. Ages 8-12. July 17-20, from 1-4 pm. At NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $199. workforcetraining.nic.edu

Minecraft Modders |Use this favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Ages 8-13. Offered July 17-20 and July 31-Aug. 3, from 1-5 pm. $189. bit.ly/CCSyouthcamps

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. July 17-21, 12:30-4 pm. At St. George's School. $150. sgs.org/summer

Spanish Language Camp |A camp teaching an introduction to the Spanish language. Open to students in preschool through middle school. July 17-20. $140-$170. spolang.com

Camp CSI: Off with their Head! |Help solve a crime using forensic science methods in chemistry, broken glass analysis, and more Ages 10-12. July 18, from 10:30 am-3:30 pm. At Mobius Science Center. $50-$60. mobiusspokane.org

Jurassic Journalism |An imaginative broadcasting camp for kids, hosted by local reporters. Grades 3-6. July 19-20, from 9-11 am. Free. spark-central.org

Camp CSI: Case of the Stolen Lab Coat |Help find a missing lab coat using fingerprinting, chromatography, microscopes, and more. Ages 7-9. July 20, from 10:30 am-3:30 pm. At Mobius Science Center. $50-$60. mobiusspokane.org

Taco Showdown! |Staff at the Inland Northwest Culinary Academy teach students how to make their own street-style tacos. Ages 8-13. July 21, 9 am-noon. $69. bit.ly/CCSyouthcamps (533-8483)

Satori Camp |A "pre-college" camp for gifted and intellectual middle and high school students, offering two dozen courses in subjects such as math, brain science, journalism, sculpture, archeology and more. Ages 12-18. July 23-29, commuter & residential options. At EWU Cheney. $800 (scholarships available). satoricamp.org

App Adventures |Students choose from a selection of different web-based (HTML5) mobile apps and explore more in-depth programming concepts. Ages 8-12. July 24-27, from 9 am-noon. At NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $199. workforcetraining.nic.edu

Art, Music & Arduinos |Create interactive art, add music, and code to create a public art piece. Ages 13+, girls only. July 24-Aug. 4, weekdays from 9:30 am-3 pm. Free. gizmo-cda.org

Culture & Cuisine Around the World |Students explore world cultures through cooking projects from regions around the globe. Grades 2-6. July 24-27, 9 am-3 pm. $200/session; $500/three sessions. northwallschools.com

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

Drone Camp |A camp to learn basics of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), aviation, and robotics. For middle and high school students. July 24-27, from 9 am-noon. At NIC Workforce Training Center, Post Falls. $275. workforcetraining.nic.edu

Game Labs |Students develop games using a game engine and learning advanced level editing, 3D modeling, event scripting and the impact of game play on user experience. Ages 8-13. July 24-27, 1-5 pm. $189. bit.ly/CCSyouthcamps

Harry's Laboratory |Immerse yourself in potions and magic with your professor as you study dragons, magical creatures and wizardry. Ages 6-11. July 24-28, from 9 am-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $129. spokaneparks.org

Journalism & Media |Learn the fundamental principles of journalism and create your own news through different formats. Grades 9-12. July 24-28, 9 am-noon. At St. George's School. $150. sgs.org/summer (464-8815)

Kids Love Biology |Get familiar with microscopes and explore the shapes, sizes, and roles of many different microorganisms. Grades K-6. Week-long sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry & Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

LEGO Video Games |Students create their own LEGO characters and adventures in an interactive 2D video game. Ages 8-13. Offered July 24-27 (8 am-noon) and July 31-Aug. 3 (1-5 pm). $189. bit.ly/CCSyouthcamps

Minecraft Animators |Bring your favorite Minecraft characters to life in an animated short film. Ages 8-13. Offered July 24-27 and and Aug. 7-10, from 1-5 pm. $189. bit.ly/CCSyouthcamps

Re-Build-It Town |A monster has stormed through town, leaving a mess of recycled materials behind. The citizens must now band together and rebuild it. Kelly, of KCPuppetree, joins with her unique hand-made puppets as they sing, dance, and share their adventures. Grades K-4. July 24-28, times and SCLD branch locations vary. Free. scld.org

Extreme Builders |Can you design a bridge out of toothpicks and gumdrops? A catapult out of craft sticks? An aquifer out of a cookies and pudding? Try your hand during this session. Ages 4-8. July 26, from 10 am-noon. At Mobius Children's Museum. $20-$25. (321-7121)

LEGO Robotics: Mindstorm EV3 |Team up with friends to build and program a LEGO robot. Grades 4-6. July 26-28, from 9-11 am. At Spark Central. Free. spark-central.org

SGS Overnight Campout |Campers learn how to belay and climb, set up tents, cook dinner, make s'mores on a campfire and more. Grades 6-8. July 27-28, 10 am-noon. At St. George's School. $25. sgs.org/summer (464-8815)

Artisan Pizzas |Participants learn to make and shape the dough, and then select their own toppings fresh from local farmer's markets. Ages 8-13. July 28, 9 am-noon. $69. bit.ly/CCSyouthcamps

Tech Trek |The third annual, week-long camp for girls offers hands-on science and technology classes, field trips and more. Must be entering grade 8 in the fall. (girls must be nominated by a teacher). July 30-Aug. 5. At EWU Cheney. Volunteers are also needed for camp staff positions. techtrek-wa.aauw.net

Feature Creature |Dive into the world of animals through creative exploration and meet feathered friends and their handlers from the Idaho Dept. of Fish & Wildlife. Sessions for grades 2-3 and 4-5. July 31-Aug. 4, 9 am-4 pm. $198-$220. northwestmuseum.org 456-3931

Gaming Jam |Learn a variety of rapid prototyping tools, pitch original game ideas, playtest and iterate a polished product. All-ages. July 31-Aug. 4, from 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org

Kids Love BioMed |Learn what makes our complex human bodies work, and dive into topics like diabetes and why a healthy diet and lifestyle are important. Grades K-6. Week-long sessions offered July 10-Aug. 3, Mon-Thu, 8 am-1 pm. At Garry/Sacajawea middle schools, and Spokane Public Montessori. $85/week. spokaneschools.org/summerSTEMcamps

Maker Lab: Make Your First 3D Creation |Create your first action figure, design custom jewelry, or make a new toy as you learn how to prepare a model for 3D printing. Ages 8-13. Offered July 31-Aug. 3 and Aug. 7-10, from 8 am-noon. $189. bit.ly/CCSyouthcamps

Astronomy for Fun |While exploring the solar system, kids learn about the stars, planets, and the stories behind their discoveries. Ages 8-13. Offered on Aug. 4 and Aug. 11, from 9 am-noon. $45. bit.ly/CCSyouthcamps

App Adventures: The Next Level! | Students choose from a selection of different web-based (HTML5) mobile apps and explore more in-depth programming concepts. Ages 8-13. Aug. 7-10, 8 am-noon. $189. bit.ly/CCSyouthcamps

Build a Drone |Learn about computer aided design, lasers, radio control, electric motors, and aerodynamics. Ages 11+. Aug. 7-11, from 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org (208-651-6200)

Dragon Chess Camp |Participants improve all aspects of their chess game. Grades 2-9. Aug. 7-11, 9 am-noon. At St. George's School. $150. sgs.org/summer

LEGOs and Programming |Get creative with laptops and specialized software to construct LEGO designs. Grades 1-3. Aug. 7-11, 12:30-3:30 pm. At St. George's School. $150. sgs.org/summer

Milky Way Expedition |Discover the wonders of space and earth with experiments and artwork. Campers also take a field trip to SFCC Planetarium. Grades 2-5. Aug. 7-11, 9 am-4 pm. $220-$240. northwestmuseum.org 456-3931

Science & Nature Camp |Discover the world around you by building a volcano and with other nature/science activities. Ages 3-5. Aug. 7-11, from 12:30-3 pm. At Corbin Art Center. $62. spokaneparks.org

Scratch & Scratch Jr. |Kids make games, animate stories, and make interactive art while learning to understand coding principles. Sessions for ages 5-7, and ages 7+. Aug. 7-11, from 9:30-11:45 am. $85-$90. gizmo-cda.org

Trilobites, Dinos & Mammals, Oh My! |Explore the deep oceans of the Paleozoic, witness the rise of the dinosaurs in the Mesozoic, and finish in the Pleistocene where mammoths trudged through the frozen tundra. Ages 7-9. Aug. 8-10, from 10:30 am-3:30 pm. At Mobius Science Center. $100-$115. mobiusspokane.org

Build Your Own Pinball Machine |Design and build a small working pinball machine, incorporating electronics, magnetics, sensing, Arduinos, and wiring. Ages 12+. Aug. 14-18, from 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org

Middle School Study Skills |A session focusing on test prep, assignment planning and how to maximize learning for the upcoming school year. Grades 6-8. Aug. 14-18, 9 am-noon. At St. George's School. $150. sgs.org/summer

Minecraft |Build incredible things out of virtual blocks. Also spend time learning about the laser cutter to make Minecraft accessories. Ages 8+. Aug. 14-18, 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org

Dissection Camp |Campers dissect an owl pellet and learn about the parts of a squid. Ages 4-8. Aug. 16, 2-4 pm. At Mobius Children's Museum. $20-$25. mobiusspokane.org

Why is it so Hot? |Learn all about why the sun is so hot while making sunshine-themed crafts. Ages 2-4. Aug. 17, 10:30-11:15 am. At Mobius Children's Museum. $10-$12. mobiusspokane.org

Robotic: Arduino Robots |Explore the world of robotics, motors, controllers, and mechanics while building a robot to compete on an obstacle course. Ages 10+. Aug. 21-25, from 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org

Let's Science It: Space & Water |Learn about the hostile environments of space and deep underwater. Ages 6-8. Aug. 28-Sept. 1, 9:30-11:45 am. $85-$90. gizmo-cda.org

Near Space Balloon Launch |Help design and build small spacecraft to ride under a weather balloon and bring back data and pictures from 100,000 feet up. Ages 12+. Aug. 28-Sept 1, from 9:30 am-3 pm. $171-$180. gizmo-cda.org (208-651-6200)

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Chey Scott is the Inlander's food and listings editor. She compiles the weekly events calendar for the print and online editions of the Inlander, manages and edits the food section, and also writes about local arts and culture. Chey (pronounced Shay) is a lifelong Spokanite and a graduate of Washington State University...