Headwaters Science Camps

Headwaters runs several science camps yearly. Here is an overview of our 2020 offerings.

Girls Summer Science Camp

July 12-17, Still on our schedule conditions permitting!

A girls only overnight camp led by our wonderful staff of female scientists. This is designed to be a fun and empowering program that helps girls become leaders in the sciences. Open to grades 8-12.

Serene Lakes Science Camp

*This camp is open only to the families at Serene Lakes and their guests.*

Give your child the opportunity to explore Serene Lakes this summer. This hands-on science camp is designed for children of Serene Lakes families around the unique ecology of the area.

Headwaters’ Camp Options

Truckee Afterschool Pod Program

Join Headwaters instructors for small-group afterschool exploration in the outdoors. Students will keep track of their findings in a science journal.

  • Students and instructors wear masks at all times
  • Groups limited to 10 or less
  • 3 age groups: K-2, 3-5, 6-8

 

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2020 Fall Research Programs

The Headwaters Fall Research Programs will consist of two online tracks: one with a focus on environmental science research, and the other on R, a statistical programming language. These programs are after school/evenings to accommodate students attending school, but are open to all high school age students regardless of location or school.

Read more about our fall program…

Los Altos Girls Camp

COVID-19 UPDATE: Unfortunately this camp has been cancelled for 2020 in order to preserve the safety of our campers, staff, and the general public, but we hope to see you next year!

This mini-weekend is a smaller version of our Girls Camp. This female-only weekend will be lead by professional scientists who will mentor campers through research projects. Open to grades 8-12.

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Girls Summer Science Camp

COVID-19 UPDATE: Unfortunately this camp has been cancelled for 2020 in order to preserve the safety of our campers, staff, and the general public, but we hope to see you next year!

A girls only overnight camp led by our wonderful staff of female scientists. This is designed to be a fun and empowering program that helps girls become leaders in the sciences. Open to grades 8-12.

 Read More

Serene Lakes Science Camp

COVID-19 UPDATE: Unfortunately this camp has been cancelled for 2020 in order to preserve the safety of our campers, staff, and the general public, but we hope to see you next year!

This day camp is for children of Serene Lakes families ages 5-13. It is a great way to explore the unique natural beauty of the area and add science to your child’s summer break.

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Summer Research Program

During the Headwaters Summer Research Program, you will engage in this very process by conducting your very own original research and submitting your discoveries to a science journal for publication. To guide you through this rewarding process, you will be paired with a Headwaters staff scientist mentor.

Get the details: Check back for registration details for summer of 2021 in early spring. 

Staffing and Emergency Policies:

Headwaters Science Institute is committed to maintaining the highest safety and security standards for our programs.  When your children are in our care, you can trust that they are safe.

  • All employees and contractors are background checked before they start working with us. We use a national-level background check program called National Crime Search (nationalcrimesearch.com) that searches all states and county records for any criminal records, sex & violent offenders, and includes a terrorist search.
  • Our staff members are all first-aid and CPR certified. Some are Wilderness First Responder certified as well.
  • We have a safety plan for every field site we use and know where the nearest fire station is located. We are never more than a few minutes walk to the nearest road.
  • In the unlikely event of an emergency, we always work in areas that are easily served by 911. Our field site on Donner Summit is less than 2 miles from the nearest fire station with full-time EMT services and the hospital is a short 10-minute ride away.