Think it, make it, improve it, show it!

Camp Innovation at The Bakken Museum is a week-long summer program where students design and build their own in depth personal inventions. They will exercise their mental muscles with collaborative, team base problem solving challenges, learn new science tricks, and play  games that require creativity and attention.  Camps run from June through August and are designed for students entering grades 2 through 9.

2nd - 3rd Grades

Young Makers Camp

Plant the seeds of invention while they are still young. Young Makers will design and build their own take home project using simple tools and materials.

Camp Dates

Four Sessions:

  • July 9th - 13th
  • July 16th - 20th
  • July 23rd - 27th
  • August 6th - 10th

Monday through Friday

  • 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

4th - 6th Grades

camps 2018 4 and 5 and 6

Camp Innovation

Join us this summer as we tinker and experiment with designs and inventions. Make friends and build your own take home project.

Camp DATES

Eight Sessions:

  • June 11th - 15th  -- Just Added!
  • June 18th – 22nd *** FULL ***
  • June 25th – 29th
  • July 2nd – 6th > Girls Week, 4th - 9th Grades (no camp July 4th)
  • July 16th – 20th *** FULL ***
  • July 23rd – 27th > Girls Week
  • August 6th – 10th > Girls Week, 4th - 9th Grades ***FULL***
  • August 13th – 17th
  • August 20th – 24th *** FULL ***

Monday through Friday

  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

7th - 9th Grades

Older Kids Spring Camps

Camp Innovation

Join us this summer as we tinker and experiment with designs and inventions. Make friends and build your own take home project.

Camp DATES

Four Sessions:

  • July 2nd – 6th > Girls Week
    (no camp July 4th)
  • July 9th – 13th
  • July 30th – August 3rd
  • August 6th – 10th > Girls Week, 4th - 9th Grades ***FULL***

Monday through Friday:

  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Details

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Fees

Camp Costs

  • Full Week: $375
  • Four Day Weeks: $330
  • Young Makers: $200

Camp Hours

  • Camp runs from 9:00 a.m to 3:45 p.m.
  • Drop off: 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
  • Pick Up: 3:45 - 5:00 p.m. 

 

What to bring

  • A nutritious and delicious lunch.
  • A refillable water bottle.
  • A snack (we will provide, 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 some heavy, hot, or sharp items in the workshop). We strive to send kids home with as many toes as they came with.

LEGO Robotics

Building a LEGO Rover

LEGO Adventures Camp

Did you know the Bakken also hosts LEGO Robotics camps? New for the summer of 2018, LEGO Adventures camp where students will build and program LEGO EV3 robots to undertake a wild adventure.

This summer we will build rovers that could explore another planet and share our enthusiasm for space science!

Camp Details

Two Sessions

  • June 18th – 22nd
  • June 25th – 29th

Monday through Thursday

  • 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Grades

  • Best suited for students entering 4th - 6th grades

Cost 

$300

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