Nature & Science

2019 Day Camps (Registration begins April 1)

Sandblasters on Jetty Island, 6-12 yrs

Discover the plants and animals of Jetty Island as you join Jetty naturalists for a five-day, hands-on learning experience. There’ll be plenty of time for playing in the sand and surf, too! Bring a sack lunch and take home craft projects and a Jetty Island t-shirt.
Jetty Landing & Boat Launch, Jetty Island Kiosk
4158 M-F Jul 8-12 9:45am-5pm, $189
4159 M-F Jul 15-19 9:45am-5pm, $189
4160 M-F Jul 22-26 9:45am-5pm, $189
4161 M-F Jul 29-Aug 2 9:45am-5pm, $189
4162 M-F Aug 5-9 9:45am-5pm, $189
4163 M-F Aug 12-16 9:45am-5pm, $189
4164 M-F Aug 19-23 9:45am-5pm, $189
Registration packet (PDF)

Summer Science Camp on the Jetty, 10-12 yrs

Explore Jetty Island's ecosystems in this active, 100% field-based science camp. Make new friends, bask in sunshine and cool island breezes, and experience the joy of discovering the natural world. During Ecosystems Week, pick partners for a guided safari through sand, grass, surf, marshland and trees. See a food web in action and search for signs of heredity and adaptation. Water Science week features a salt marsh, estuary and freshwater creek. Catch and identify creatures and learn how to measure water quality.
10th St Boat Launch, Jetty Island Kiosk
Ecosystems
3722 M-F Aug 12-16 10:15am-5pm, $209
Water Science
3723 M-F Aug 19-23 10:15am-5pm, $209
Registration packet (PDF)

Play-Well Robotics, 7-11 yrs

Build and program robots in this introductory class geared around the LEGO® WeDo® system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts and the names of robot components. Engineer in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors. Start here and build toward more advanced robotics programs.
Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
Forest Park, Preschool Room
4412 M-W Jul 1-3 9am-Noon, $134
Registration packet (PDF)

Jedi Engineering with Lego® Materials, 5-7 yrs

The Force Awakens in this introductory engineering course for young Jedi! Explore engineering principles by designing and building projects using LEGO® materials, such as X-Wings, R2 units, energy catapults, defense turrets and settlements from a galaxy far, far away. Use imagination and engineering to create motorized and architectural projects that can defeat the Empire! Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
Forest Park, Preschool Room
4413 M-F Aug 12-16 9am-12pm, $179
Registration packet (PDF)

Jedi Master Engineering with Lego® Materials, 7-12 yrs

From Padawan to Master, this advanced engineering course will take you, young Jedis! Discover key engineering concepts such as gear trains, worm drives, pneumatics, and eccentric motion. Build X-Wings, At-At walkers, pod racers, star destroyers, cloud cities, settlements, fortresses, and other complex Star Wars machines and structures with LEGO®
materials. Instructor: Play-Well TEKnologies
Forest Park, Preschool Room
4418 M-F Aug 12-16 1-4pm, $179
Registration packet (PDF)