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Grades 5-6 Camps

Summer adventures for the budding scientist in your life

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Nature Investigations

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The universe is full of mysteries! Each day there’s a new puzzle to be solved, and you’ll use investigative skills and techniques to come up with solutions. Decipher how bones fit together, sleuth out the secrets of plants and birds, search for micrometeorites, engineer with biomimicry, and discover how scientists use the Bell’s research collections to solve scientific questions.

Camp Dates

June 27-July 1
August 15-19

Aerospace Engineering

Three people launching crafted rocket

Launch into the final frontier of space exploration and learn about rocketry, lunar module design, rovers and more. Campers will gain hands-on insight into exactly what it takes to send satellites, rovers, and humans into space, learn about current missions, engineer a spacecraft, and develop solutions to problems today’s aerospace engineers face.

Camp Dates

June 13-17
August 1-5

Life Beyond Earth

A view of Earth from the Moon

Are we alone in the universe? Dig deep into the history of how life began on Earth, explore how strange environments and creatures on our own planet can help us learn about life in space, and blast off with NASA missions searching for life around other stars. Adopt an exoplanet and ask “what if” as you evolve life on your own alien world throughout the week.

Camp Dates

July 11-15

Duck, Duck, Loon

Kids with binoculars and nets in their hands

There is a lot more to our state than just 10,000 lakes. Explore the state’s unique geology, study native plants and animals, and see what Minnesota looked like during the last Ice Age. Campers will do their part to care for the land by participating in local citizen science projects and working with scientists to help preserve and restore Minnesota’s unique ecosystems.

Camp Dates

July 25-29
August 22-26

Support generously provided by:

General Mills logo  Text: WEM Foundation


Thank you to our 150th Anniversary Sponsors

A variety of logos for General Mills, AgriGrowth, Minnesota Farm Bureau, Minnesota Pork Board, Minnesota Corn Growers Association, and Minnesota Turkey Growers Association