Green River & Highline Colleges Discovery Academy
This is an innovative program in partnership with Green River College, The Hub Federal Way Higher Education Center, & Highline’s MaST Center Aquarium. Your child will get fun and enriching learning experiences in our STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) camps designed just for them.
- Full-day camps
- Project-based learning
- Transportation drop-off options & extended care
- Partnering with other public colleges for unique learning experiences
- Art, Marine Sciences, Robotics, Coding, Kids in College, etc.
- More details to come!!!!
Tentative Camp Schedule
Sound Science Camp at the MaST
Dates: Ages 8-11 are July 17th-20th or July 31st-Aug 03rd; Ages 12-14 are Aug 07th-10th or Aug 14th-17th
Sound Science Summer Camp offers campers the opportunity to participate in a variety of hands-on educational experiences at the MaST Center Aquarium. Activities include beach exploration, animal identification, skeleton articulation, specimen dissection, and more! These activities provide a skill base that can be used in most marine science careers. Campers have the unique experience of learning about the Puget Sound while being immersed in the marine environment! Cost: Early-Bird Special before May 31st--$500, after May 31st increases to $520
To Register Click: Sound Science Camp at the MaST
Law & Order Camp
Dates: Ages 8-11 are July 24th-27th; Ages 12-14 are July 17th-20th
Join Highline and Green River Faculty to explore the Criminal Justice System this summer in a fun and hands-on learning environment. Work with Lynne Dean, Forensic Scientist/Retired latent fingerprint examiner, to process a crime scene and explore the basics of crime scene investigation both at the scene and in the lab. As you work your case, get ready to take it to court as you travel to Highline’s campus to work with Bruce Lamb, J.D, MPA with over twenty years of litigation experience in jury cases, and Che Dawson J.D, to hold a mock trial. Campers will have opportunities to participate in the trial, and learn what goes into bringing a case to court. Cost: Early-Bird Special before May 31st--$500, after May 31st increases to $520
To Register Click: Law & Order Camp
Dates: Ages 8-11 dates are Aug 07th-10th; Ages 12-14 dates are July 24th-27th
Come and explore the fundamentals of robotics using LEGOs® and your imagination. We will build and program LEGO® Spike Prime® robots to complete different tasks. Find ways for your robot to interact with its environment, investigate gears and levers, and compete in exciting challenges. This camp requires no prior programming or mechanical skills or abilities. Cost: Early-Bird Special before May 31st--$500, after May 31st increases to $520
To Register Click: Robotics I
Understanding Urban Ecology
Dates: Ages 12-14 dates are July 31st-Aug 03rd
Have you ever wondered if the water in your local stream or pond is healthy? Have you ever wondered where all the deer and raccoons go when they aren’t in your yard or local park? Join the Discovery Academy’s Urban Ecology Exploration Camp. Our inquiry-based camp will be held at Green River’s forested Main Campus and focused on our local natural world. We will explore the forests, rivers, and streams of our community with a highly trained urban ecologist as you engage in fun, hands-on STEAM activities. You will ID plants and animals and understand what makes an ecosystem healthy and safe. Cost: Early-Bird Special before May 31st--$469, after May 31st increases to $489
To Register Click: Understanding Urban Ecology
Art of Writing
Dates: Ages 8-11 are July 10th-13th
Join Tiffany Doerr Guerzon in these immersive art and writing camps. In the art camp, campers will learn art concepts by making a variety of projects such as a handmade art journal with pockets made from recycled materials, frameable mixed media art, handmade stamps, an altered notebook, fabric dyeing with natural materials, and more. In the writing camp, students will learn how to write engaging narratives using rich sensory details with a variety of writing exercises such as black-out poetry, writing prompts, round-robin stories, and more. They will record their writings in their notebook and on tags and cards to put into the pockets of their handmade art journal, using their writing to inspire the art and vice versa. Tiffany Doerr Guerzon is an award-winning freelance writer, writing instructor, and owner of Cut, Paste and Paint mixed media art company. Cost: Early-Bird Special before May 31st--$469, after May 31st increases to $489
To Register Click: The Art of Writing
Digital Photography & You tube® Content Creators
Dates: Ages 8-11 are August 14th-17th
Split your time with career photographer Roger Young, learning the foundation of digital photography, take photographs of the beautiful natural setting around campus. Then take these photos to the next level, when you learn the world of photo editing, covering the key tools and creative adjustments to enhance your photos. Then find your voice and leave your mark on the world! It’s time to start a career as the next YouTube® star. Explore the variety of content and personalities that exist on YouTube and how to find your own niche. Learn the Dos and Don’ts of the platform and how to practice good digital citizenship. Develop your on-camera presence, your own channel branding, and professional editing skills. Take home a plan for launching your own channel with the content created in class! Student projects will be available on a password-protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Required Equipment: Campers must bring DSLR or mirrorless camera with lens, and memory card to camp. Cost: Early-Bird Special before May 31st--$469, after May 31st increases to $489
To Register Click: Digital Photography & YouTube® Content Creation
The Discovery Academy camps will be located at Green River College, Highline College, and at Highline's MaST Center Aquarium at Redondo Beach. If you are interested in a free parent information session, register for the next available information session below. Camp registration is now open.
Discovery Academy Camp Additional Information:
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