Introduction to Research Camp

Program Overview

A 3-day, 2-night overnight field camp that guides students sixth grade and older through the process of science in the natural world as they investigate a research topic in the field of ecology.

Foundations of the program:

1. Scientific Research

Students work with a cohort of peers and with professional scientist mentors to create questions around the ecology topics of  forest or meadow or stream habitats and develop these questions into a research project.

2. Mentorship

The students will be mentored by scientists for guidance through their project. These career-scientists can help with recommendations for how to turn an idea into an executable project.

3. Professional caliber scientific exploration

Participants are given the chance to practice science just like a professional would, analyzing data and finally creating a research talk. 

4. Experience the wonders of the natural world

Students will explore the natural area around the camp. 

2024 Tahoe Program Details

Participants will camp at Camp Wamp on Donner Summit (255 Cal Rd, Soda Springs, CA 95728).

When: August 21st (drop off at 9am) to August 23rd (pick up at 3pm)

Ages: For students entering 6th grade and older.

Packing List and More Info


Registration opens February 1st

Cost: $450, scholarships are available, email the camp manager to apply (


Please contact Morgan Long our camp manager: with any questions.