Rocky Mountain Adventure Camps

             

Spots and scholarships still available

Thanks to generous donations from the Idaho STEM Action Center and other community members, we are able to offer need based scholarships for our youth camps! Click HERE to download the fillable application form and email it to the Director of Education at education@museumofidaho.org 

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Camps

Jr. Adventure Camp: Camp Create!

Ages 6-10

June 25-28   |   9am - 12pm | Schedule

$65 MOI members  / $75 non-members or DOWNLOAD A SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Campers will invent something new as they learn all about the creative thinkers featured in our Discover Steampunk exhibit. After designing an invention, students will be presented with challenges that encourage them to think creatively and discover what it means to be an inventor! Students will: apply STEAM topics to their inventions, work together to design prototypes inspired by historical figures and real world problems, and be able to take hands-on materials home to continue the learning process.

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Original Adventure Camps: "GROWING" up in Idaho

Ages 10-13

July 9-12   |  9am - 4pm (family night: Thursday 4-5pm)

$125 MOI members / $150 non-members or DOWNLOAD A SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Students will learn about different habitats in Idaho. Each day, students will take a field trip to explore the diversity of our great outdoors while learning about STEM topics in the field. Students will integrate STEM learning into adventure and outdoor fun using technology (GPS, 3D cameras), and compare/contrast Idaho’s wilderness environments.

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High Adventure Camp: STEM^2

Ages 12-16

July 23-26  |  9am - 4pm (family night: Thursday 4-5pm)

$125 MOI members / $150 non-members or DOWNLOAD A SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

In this twist on STEM, students will mix science, history, technology, engineering, and math to complete contextual challenges present in Idaho’s cultural and natural history. Students will design structures such as bridges, dams, and buildings, and explore the force needed to destroy those structures. Explore the great outdoors, navigate natural obstacles, design obstacle courses, and work in teams to solve real-world problems. Each camp is designed to engage students, make community connections, and invest in Idaho's future.

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Habitat Contrasts

1 credit

June 21-22 | Syllabus

$75 per class | FREE for first 10 participants who meet criteria below

$60 per credit through Boise State University

The landscape surrounding Idaho Falls is unsurpassed in all of North America. Known for its diversity in geology, biology, and ecology, the landscape is bordered on the west by the Snake River Plain, characterized by its stark, barren lava flows and sagebrush dominated landscape. To the east, the rugged Teton Range dominates the landscape, while on the north lies the spectacular Yellowstone Plateau. It would be difficult to find a more attractive landscape for the study of science! We'll compare and contrast two of Idaho’s major ecosystems—deserts and mountains—as we explore and study the living and non-living and provide a wealth of field activities that can be adapted to any grade level. We'll weave English, history, sociology, math, and art throughout the course. Participants must be able to hike one-half to two miles each day over rough terrain.

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Water in the West

2 credits

July 16-17 | Syllabus

$150 per class | FREE for first 10 participants who meet criteria below

$60 per credit through Boise State University

In this course, we'll observe and study how water shapes the western landscape and provide a wealth of field activities that can be adapted to any grade level. We'll take a multidisciplinary approach as we weave English, history, sociology, math, and art throughout this scientific course. Participants must be able to hike one-half to two miles each day over rough terrain.  Additionally, this session will include an overnight stay in West Yellowstone. Note: Lodging will be dormitory-style with modern bathrooms and cots. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag and pillow. Space is very limited, so you will be required to share a room with participants of the same gender.

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Wild and Wonderful Wetlands

2 credits

July 18-19 | Syllabus

$150 per class | FREE for first 10 participants who meet criteria below

$60 per credit through Boise State University

In this course, we’ll dive into the importance of wetlands in Idaho and explore how they affect the living and non-living elements of our environment. We will provide a wealth of field activities that can be adapted to any grade level, and take a multidisciplinary approach as we weave English, history, sociology, math, and art throughout this scientific course. Participants must be able to hike one-half to two miles each day over rough terrain. 

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Code Invent!

2 credits

July 30-Aug 2 | Syllabus | Schedule

$150 per class | FREE for first 20 participants who meet criteria below 

$60 per credit through Boise State University

In this four-day camp, registered teachers are invited to bring one or two of their elementary-school-age (1st -6th grades) to participate in this hands-on workshop about computer science in the real world. Teacher/child teams will learn the basics of computer science, receive a Makey Makey device to take home, and be challenged to design a Makey Makey-based project. Participants must bring their own laptop computer with WiFi capability and a USB port.

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Astronomy

1 credit

Aug 6-7 | Syllabus

$75 per class | FREE for first 10 participants who meet criteria below 

$60 per credit through Boise State University

The landscape surrounding Idaho Falls is unsurpassed in all of North America. Known for its diversity in geology, biology, and ecology, it would be difficult to find a more attractive landscape for the study of science! From the solar system to deep space objects, eastern Idaho lends itself well to the study of astronomical phenomena. In this class, we will study and observe the moon, stars, and planets and provide a wealth of resources and activities that can be adapted to any grade level. We'll take a multidisciplinary approach as we weave English, history, sociology, math, and art throughout this scientific course.

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History Alive!

1 credit

Aug 8-9 | Syllabus | Schedule

$75 per class | FREE for first 10 participants who meet criteria below 

$60 per credit through Boise State University

This course is a two-day adventure wherein participants will experience place-based learning of local history. We will provide a wealth of field activities that can be adapted to any grade level, and participants will develop hands-on history lessons that can be applied across a variety of subjects including science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

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*Educator courses will be offered free of charge to the first 10 educators who apply from rural districts and/or schools with 50% or more of free and reduced lunch. Educators interested in the free course can apply by filling out the form below. Credits through Boise State University will be available.