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July 17-21 (Online registration closes July 7. Call 303-492-7188 to register after this date.)
Location: CU Boulder Main Campus

Explore the CU Boulder campus and the exciting world of STEM research in this Amazing Race-style camp! Each day, we'll work in teams to complete a series of hands-on/minds-on challenges in order to arrive at a special CU Boulder destination. We'll navigate our way to Fiske Planetarium to learn about the solar system, explore engineering at the Integrated Teaching and Learning Laboratory, and more!

CU Boulder employs a framework for public health and COVID-19 decision-making that follows Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance. While masks are optional on the CU Boulder campus, we encourage those who prefer to do so to continue wearing them. Properly fitted N95 or KN95 masks remain an effective tool for preventing transmission, especially in conjunction with vaccination. Students, parents and staff are encouraged to stay home if they are feeling sick or have COVID-like symptoms

Feeling under the weather? You should begin isolation at home as soon as you:

  • Begin to experience symptoms that may be related to COVID-19.
  • Receive a positive test result for COVID-19, regardless of whether you have symptoms.
  • Have been instructed to isolate by a healthcare provider or public health staff member.

When considering policy changes around COVID-19 transmission prevention, CU Science Discovery will adhere to all campus, county and Public Health guidelines. (Updated February 2023)

What to Bring: While at Science Discovery, participants are expected to store their personal belongings in their backpack. Space is limited so please limit the number of personal items brought from home. All items should be labeled with the participant’s first and last name in case an item is misplaced. Because this is a field camp, it will be necessary for your child to bring the following each day:

  • A backpack (sized to fit your child) for carrying personal items and any camp/class materials they will be bringing home
  • A full, shatter-proof water bottle(s)
  • 1-2 snacks, depending on the child's needs
  • A sack lunch that does not require refrigeration
  • Clothing for a wide range of weather that can take place in any given Colorado summer day:
    • A warm layer, such as a fleece jacket (not cotton because it gets cold when wet)
    • If rain is forecasted, an outer waterproof layer, such as a rain jacket or poncho that won’t soak through in heavy rain, is recommended
    • Full change of clothes in a large Ziploc bag
    • Sun hat
    • Close-toed shoes appropriate for outdoor activity
    • Water shoes or old sneakers for days near a creek or stream
  • Sunscreen (SPF 15+) clearly labeled with child’s name
  • Optional: 
    • Sunglasses (highly recommended!)
    • Binoculars
    • Nature Guides
    • A mask or any additional Personal Protective Equipment the child wishes to utilize in an enclosed setting
    • A full set of extra clothes in a Ziploc bag

Grade Policy: CU Science Discovery serves students in grades K-12. Careful consideration is used to determine grade levels for all camps and classes. To provide the highest quality experience for all participants, it is necessary to adhere to the specified grade range for all camps and classes. 

Cancellation and Transfer Policy: Science Discovery has designed its cancellation policy to minimize the number of camp and class spots that are unused due to last-minute cancellations. Cancellations made more than 30 days prior to the start of the camp/class will incur a $35 administrative fee. No refunds will be given for cancellations made within 30 days of the start of the camp/class. In the event that a camp/class is cancelled by Science Discovery, registrants will receive a full refund. Transfer requests made up to 30 days prior to the start of a camp/class will incur a $15 administrative fee. Transfer requests made within 30 days of the the start of a camp/class will incur a $35 administrative fee.