Children’s summer science camps offered

RICHLAND – Hands-on adventures in science, technology, engineering and math - as applied to ninjas, robots, animals, crime scenes, architecture, industrial design and more - have returned for the summer at Washington State University Tri-Cities.

The weeklong STEM-based day camps are being held in July for students ages 10 through 14. The 11 camps are taught by certified teachers with assistance from local professionals and technical experts.

“We are so excited to bring summer science camp back to the Tri-Cities,” said LoAnn Ayers, STEM camp director.

“It’s all hands on, and all sessions are designed to be equally appropriate for boys and girls,” she said.

STEM camp sessions open for registration include Design It! and Ultimate Flight the week of July 7-11.

Also held that week will be Physics of the Ninja.

Science of Survival camp will take place July 14-18.

Robots Rule, Cracking the Human Code, Call of the Wild and Building Big camps will be held the week of July 21-25.

Power the Future and CSI Science camps will be staged July 28-Aug. 1.

Full camp descriptions and registration forms are available online at or by contacting the STEM camp via phone (509-372-7123).

Full-day camps cost $279 and run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Half-day camps cost $177 and are either in the morning (8:30 a.m. to noon) or afternoon (1 to 4:30 p.m.). Multi-camp discounts are available.

Each camp culminates with a “Big Event” on Friday, where the family and friends are invited to campus to see what the students learned.


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