Active Minds Science Camps

Science PALS - Academy of Science

(Ages 6 to 9)

Engage in a week of exciting and fun introductory science. Jump into hands-on learning to explore foundational concepts in biology, chemistry and physics. Learn how these disciplines interact with one another and our day-to-day lives. Learn about lab safety, what it means to be a scientist and think critically and most importantly, how fun science can be!


Science PALS - Explore Your World

(Ages 6 to 9)

Dive into a week of environmental sciences and investigate our earth from soil to sky. Experience what it means to be an environmental scientist by exploring the many disciplines that this field integrates such as ecology, biology, zoology, geology, physical geography and atmospheric science.  Spend time with hands-on collection of various outdoor samples to observe in the lab, investigate what it means to be green and sustainable and have fun engaging in our amazing world. 


Science PALS - Smart Grow

(Ages 6 to 9)

The younger you know, the better you grow! Come and make health science fun with this interactive camp. Explore the exciting science of how our bodies work and function. Get your body moving, heart pumping and head thinking as you dive into a world of healthy living, where we’ll look at the nutrition, activities and habits we can do to keep our bodies and minds healthy. And finally, investigate the health of others and how our health interacts with the world around us.


Science PALS - How to Engineer Everything

(Ages 6 to 9)

Be an engineer for a week! Put your thinking cap on as you jump head first into the practical application of science and math made fun. Get firsthand experience designing, constructing and testing your creations. Problem-solve, work, play and laugh through the week as you engage in the many disciplines of engineering that are critical in the development of our modern society. 


Engineering 101

(Ages 10+)

Be an engineer for a week! Put your thinking cap on as you jump head first into the practical application of science and math made fun. Get firsthand experience designing, constructing and testing your creations. Problem-solve and build on introductory concepts for large scale construction of static and kinetic structures using both wood and other renewable materials.  


Wilderness Wonderland 

(Ages 10+)

Gear up for an exciting week all about the great outdoors. Get outside to learn about and enjoy the beautiful Northern nature surrounding the university campus. Integrate theoretical concepts about ecology, biology, zoology, geology, physical geography and atmospheric science with practical application and hands-on experience. Finally, learn in fun engaging ways about wilderness safety and precautions so you can explore our wonderful country’s wilderness safely.