Summer Science Day Camp



Wonder! Try! Discover! Share!

Summer Camp is a week-long program where students design and build their own inventions, practice creative thinking skills, make magic tricks, and play games.  Camps run from June through August and are designed for students entering grades 4 through 9.

For Students Entering 4th, 5th, & 6th Grades

4th, 5th, and 6th Grade Campers

All day, co-ed camps for students who will be entering 4th, 5th, or 6th grades in the 2017-18 school year. 

Session 1 

June 19 - June 23

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 2
This session is FULL

June 26 - June 30

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 4

July 10 - July 14

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 5

July 17 - July 21

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 6 (All Girls Week)

This session is FULL


July 24 - July 28

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 8 (All Girls Week)
this week is grades 4th - 9th
This session is FULL

August 7 - August 11

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 9 

August 14 - August 18

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 10
This session is FULL

August 21 - August 25

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $325


Member Cost: $293

For Students Entering 7th, 8th, & 9th Grades
  7th, 8th, and 9th grade campers

All day co-ed camps for students who will be entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grades in the 2017-18 school year.

Session 3 (Three Day Camp) 

July 5 - July 7

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $250


Member Cost: $225

Session 7
This session is FULL

July 31 - August 4

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Session 8 (All Girls week) 
This session is FULL

August 7 - 11

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $325


Member Cost: $293

If you would like to be added to the waitlist for any of our full sessions, please call us 612-926-3878.


10% discount on all Youth Programs, including Summer Camp when you have a Household Membership!

Through our scholarship program we are able to offer substantial discounts for eligible campers.

Wait List: Please join our Wait List if your preferred session of camp is unavailable. We will contact you if space becomes available.

Cancelation policy: 
More than 30 days prior to the start of camp – 100% refundable, less $25. 

30 days or less prior to camp, the camp is not refundable.


We are utilizing an online registration system this for summer camp. This should make registering for camp easy for returning campers.  We have created this guide to help new families get signed up. If you have any questions or problems, please let us know.

Program Highlights

Campers in the workshop


  • Every camper will make and take home his or her own unique project.

  • Campers have access to a large variety of materials and tools for project building.

  • There is a very high ratio of staff to students (usually a 1:6 ratio).

  • Campers have opportunities to work in small collaborative groups and individually.

  • Campers will exercise their creative thinking skills every day.

  • Students will be trained to confidently work with a number of different tools in the workshop.

  • Campers are a part of community of like minded students who all share a common interest in making and doing.

  • Summer camps at The Bakken empower students to take control of their environment.

  • The camp curriculum is focused around the process of invention and problem solving, skills that can be put to use in all aspects of their life.

Check out this nice write up of our Summer Camp in the South West Journal. (March 31, 2014)

"Fantastic camp!!  We'll be back next year!" - Camper Parent

Read more comments from previous year's campers and parents.


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Meet the Camp Staff

Meet our experienced Staff who will be leading activities, helping with camp, and working directly with the campers.




What to Bring

  • A nutritious and delicious lunch.
  • A refillable water bottle.
  • A snack (we will provide, usually a serving of popcorn or crackers, but if you have any allergies concerns or an especially hungry child, you might want to pack a snack).
  • Comfortable clothes that can get dirty.
  • Closed toed shoes (we work with something heavy, hot, or sharp items in the workshop).

Frequently Asked Questions about Summer Camp.

Here are a few photos from previous summers: