Summer Science Camps
Summer 2022 registration is open!
If a camp you are interested in is full, we encourage you to join the waitlist as cancellations do happen.
Walking Mountains Science Center’s Summer Science Camps allow youth to experience the wild places of the Eagle River Valley while nurturing their connection to the natural world through daily exploration of local trails. Campers investigate principles of ecology and develop an understanding of scientific concepts through fun, adventure, experiments, and exploration. All Summer Science Camps are age-appropriate and taught by qualified natural science educators that make learning safe and fun. Overnight camps take place at one of the historic 10th Mountain Division Huts.
**Please note you will need to register for each child individually based on the grade your camper is entering in the Fall of 2022**
This program is generously supported by:
K-1st Grade Earth Explorers Camps
Our two-day Earth Explorers camps introduce new science themes for younger explorers through hiking, crafts, and cool experiments. These camps stay on the campus of Walking Mountains, and are a great option for youth who are just getting comfortable in the outdoors.
1st/2nd Grade Summer Camps
For students entering the 1st or 2nd grade in the fall, our week-long day camps allow campers to travel to different locations every day. A perfect way to get your child learning outdoors!
3rd /4th Grade Summer Camps
Our 3rd/4th grade week-long day camps or overnight hut trips are all about fostering a love for the outdoors through natural science education and local trail exploration!
5th/6th Grade Summer Camps
Our 5th/6th grade week-long day camps or overnight hut trips take a deeper dive into a variety of scientific topics through local trail exploration and hands-on activities.
7th/8th Grade Summer Camps
Whether through week-long day camps or overnight hut trips, our 7th/8th grade summer camps dive further into STEM, ecology, and leadership. They are just as much about personal development as they are fun and learning!
Girls in Science Overnight Hut Trip
The Girls in Science Overnight Hut Trip is an extension of our Girls in Science afterschool program and brings programming from the classroom to the outdoors! Available to any '21-'22 participating Girls in Science students, this two-night hut trip offers an opportunity for the afterschool participants to bond with girls from different schools across Eagle County who share a passion for science! This program is taught by Girls in Science instructors who are also Wilderness First Responders.