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Summer Academic Enrichment Eligible Programs

Program Info
Program: Summer Science Camp
Sponsoring Organization: The Bakken Museum

Main Contact
Name: Andre Phillips
Address: 3537 Zenith Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55416
Phone: (612) 446-3113
Curricular area: Science
Grades Served: 3 , 4 , 5 , 6 , 7 , 8 , 9


Objective: To awaken the innovator within each student.

Goal 1: To provide the opportunity for over 300 students to experience high quality camp experience.

Goal 2: To provide access to tools, materials, and training so that each student can design and construction a personally meaningful, individual project.

Goal 3: To provide multiple girls only weeks of camp lead by a female instructor.


Summer Science camp at the Bakken Museum encourages campers to be innovators. Camp offers youth opportunities for growth and development. Through relationships with skilled mentors and staff, campers develop confidence, skills, and the knowledge that they can shape their world. Camp activities support the development of a growth mindset. Each day students work in teams to tackle a creative problem-solving challenge where they have to work together to solve a challenge. Students receive safety training, so they have the confidence and aptitude to work with real tools and materials. Over the course of the week, students learn about the wonder, try, discover, share innovation process. This approach guides them while inventing a device that solves a personal problem. This process provides students the opportunity to practice problem solving and iterative design. At the end of the week all students have a completed project that they made with their own hands. This project goes home with them and can serve as a reminder of their abilities.

Program Dates

Summer camp in 2021 runs from 6/14 through 9/3, and the camps are one-week sessions, Monday through Friday.

Can students reside on campus? No

Can students commute to campus? Yes

Can students take online classes? No

Estimated commuter cost per student
Tuition: $400
Fees: $0
Books: $0
Supplies: $0
Transportation: $0