By the week of January 30th, we’ll be able to give you all the details about the 2017 BASE Camp schedule for 2017 (June 19-July 14, 2017 — no camp July 4)Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to get the latest news and updates. As you know, BASE Camp offers exceptional summer and days-off enrichment in a fun, collaborative environment! Our rave-worthy camps are built around hands-on projects covering STEAM (science, tech, engineering, arts and math) for all 1st-8th graders from any school. The camps feature small groups led by passionate, experienced and friendly teachers. Kids have so much fun they forget they’re learning!

Here are a few exciting new changes for 2017!

  • Paying for four weeks of camp can be a challenge for some working families. That’s why we are now offering payment plans, in addition to our existing comprehensive scholarship program for D97 students. Want to know more? Contact the BASE Camp director, Lindsay Bruce, at
  • Need to get to work by 9 a.m.? No problem! We’re offering early drop off this summer at 8 a.m. for kids in K-5!

We’re growing again! We have more camps than ever before. Here are some examples of new, exciting camps:


Want to design modern endings to classic fairy tales? Get creative and engineer new solutions to old problems. Build a strong, sturdy house so the wolf (a.k.a., hair dryer) doesn’t blow down your piggie’s house. Re-design baby bear’s bed for Goldilocks. Create a raft for the three billy goats to cross the river and escape the hungry troll. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!

CODING WITH OZOBOTS (3rd-5th grades)

Ozobots are the latest craze in robot-building where kids explore STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) projects with small, smart toy robots. They’ll learn to code, play, create and connect the physical and digital worlds.


BASE Camp is partnering with OPRFHS art teacher Tracy VanDuinen to create a multi-week, multi-age, mosaic mural-making camp that is themed around the life of Gwendolyn Brooks and will get the community involved in creating the mural over the next 8 months.

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