Build a Summer Education, Grades 1-8


Explore your community and make new friends.


Engaging programs that integrate Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.


Hands-on camps help teach problem solving and boost confidence.





JUNE 20 – JULY 22

  • Five weeks of base camp will be offered

  • There will be two phases of registration, Feb. 2 for grades 1-4, Feb. 3 for grades 5-8

  • Pre-registration will be allowed for all campers

  • Camp schedules will be posted mid-January

  • Pre-qualified scholarship families will be granted early registration on Jan. 31

  • More options for middle schoolers will be offered



Dates & Locations


We are working on the BASE Camp schedule for Summer 2022! Stay tuned!



Find answers to general camp questions and safety policies.


Learn more about our full and partial scholarships

Learn more about our amazing lineup of BASE Camp teachers. Have questions? See our list of frequently asked questions to learn more about OPEF and BASE Camp.

BASE Camp News

Now Offering Partial Scholarships for BASE Camp

Now Offering Partial Scholarships for BASE Camp

NEW! Partial Scholarships Available For the first time, thanks to our generous donors, we are offering PARTIAL scholarships to D97 families with campers going into grades 1-8 in the fall. If you don't qualify for the Free and Reduced Lunch Program, but still find it a...

New Mosaics Grace D97 Walls

New Mosaics Grace D97 Walls

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Teacher Spotlight: Guillermo Delgado

Teacher Spotlight: Guillermo Delgado

Folk Art fun with BASE Camp's Guillermo Delgado Guillermo Delgado is the kind of OPEF instructor that makes campers feel instantly at ease. When visiting his BASE Camp Folk Art classroom, Delgado had familiar classical soundtracks from top movies like...