Kirkwood Science Camp

Kirkwood Scientist Exploration Camp

Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday unless otherwise noted.

2024 Dates:

Session 1: Water Week, June 24th – 28th

Session 2: Plants and Wildflowers Week, July 1st – 3rd

General registration: Ages 5-13
Counselor-in-training program: Ages 13-15

Meals: please bring a bag lunch, water bottle, and snack for each day of camp.

Price: Session 1 – $450/session (includes Headwaters T-shirt), $250 for CIT Program
Session 2 – $350/session (includes Headwaters T-shirt), $200 for CIT Program

Camp overview:

Over the week, Headwaters instructors will guide participants through exploring the natural systems around them and developing curiosity about the natural world.

Campers will explore the native diversity in the Kirkwood area. We will take hikes and investigate the local ecosystem. We’ll ask questions about what we’re seeing, collect data, and find answers. There will be time for games, scavenger hunts, play, and to cool off.


Registration opens on February 1st. 


Have questions? Need more info? contact our Camp Manager: Morgan Long

Session 1 – Water Week

We will explore the water resources in the surrounding area. Campers will learn about water quality measures used by scientists. They will also learn about macroinvertebrates found in the local streams and lakes and how those communities potentially change with water quality. There will be plenty of time to enjoy splashing around in the water! Take home craft: Tie dye – Students will need to bring an old white t-shirt or some other piece of clothing to dye.

Session 2 – Plants and Wildflowers

Campers will learn about the diversity of wildflowers and plants in the surrounding area. We will compare and contrast the plant diversity in the various local habitats. Campers will learn to use scientific tools, like quadrats, to identify differences in plant communities. They will come up with questions that they can answer by collecting data using the skills they learn. Take home craft: Nature’s wind chime – Students will design and make their own wind chime out of natural objects found during our time spent exploring the area.

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Cancellation Policy:

Cancelations are subject to a $50 fee and are only allowed until June 1st. If there is someone else to fill the spot we will accept trades.