Summer Enrichment Camps 2022

Summer Enrichment Camps 2022 offered to Salem-Keizer Students in grades K–8 are intended to engage and excite students by experiential learning without the stress of worrying about grades. There are a variety of camps being offered including music, choir, robotics, foreign language, and science, just to name a few.

  • Bus transportation will be available to all students
  • Lunches will be provided to students
  • Camps will run from approximately 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day
  • Applications will be reviewed for completeness
  • Each camp has a limited number of student slots (25-30 students per camp)
  • To provide all students an equitable opportunity, students will be selected by a random lottery
  • Last day to sign up is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 20
  • Families will be notified with student placement by May 31, 2022

Register for camps

Registration for Summer Enrichment Camps 2022 has closed.

Summer camps list

These camps are being offered in July.

  • Session 1 is July 5–July 15.
  • Session 2 is July 18–July 29.

Career Exploration Through Hands-On Modules (Paxton Patterson)

Grade Level: 6
Session(s): 1
Location: Career Technical Education Center
The introduction to Paxton Patterson modules, giving students a glimpse into the CTE world at a 6th grade level.

Clay’s Anatomy

Grade Level: 6-8
Session(s): 2
Location: North Salem High School
Clay camp will provide students a place for students to explore working with clay in a variety of ways such as hand building and wheel throwing. This camp will be a opportunity to express creativity and learn about clay techniques. Students will get to make something out of clay and learn about process of cooking clay. Students will get to glaze(make them shiny),show them off, then take them home! This will be a great place for students to get to make friends and get extra hands on help learning.

Color Your World

Grade Level: 5-6
Session(s): 1&2
Location: North Salem High School
“Color” Your World: We will study the artwork of various artists and cultures from both the United States and other countries to use as inspiration for creating our own original pieces. Students will create a portfolio of work (8-10 pieces) using a variety of mediums (paints, pastels, inks, paper, cardboard, wood, sculpting clay, etc.) to create both 2D and 3D original pieces. We hope to host a gallery open house at conclusion of camp.

Defining and Refining You: Bold, Black and Brilliant!

Grade Level: 3-8
Session(s): All of July
Location: Lamb Elementary
By providing a culturally specific enrichment program that draws from the ancestral knowledge of African American/Black students, our program will bridge the existing gap between the current school-centric education model that often overlooks the rich cultural history of our students. Bold, Black and Brilliant will enrich the educational experience of African American/Black students by helping students foster a greater sense of self and establishing a connection to community by building stronger relationships with students and their families.

Drones and Robotics Technology / Engineering

Grade Level: 7-8
Session(s): 1&2
Location: CTEC
This purpose of this camp is to increase student engagement and allow students to explore a new emerging pathway focused on drone and robotic technology.
Students will learn to operate, design, maintain and innovate drones and robots using industry standard protocols and following the engineering design process.

Farm to Fork

Grade Level: 6-8
Session(s): 1&2
Location: Career Technical Education Center
Do you know where your food comes from? Do you like to cook? If so, come join us for Farm to Fork Camp. You will learn about the food on your plate and where it came from. Participants will learn about agriculture, visit local farms and learn to prepare delicious dishes using local ingredients. Near the end of camp, participants will be able to compete in a Food Challenge. During this competition, participants will take a mystery basket of ingredients and transform it into an amazing dish!

French Language and Culture

Grade Level: K-8
Session(s): 1
Location: Career Technical Education Center
Provide basic French language study and in addition culture representing the francophonie countries around the world. Our purpose is to introduce students to the global uses of French, as well as help them learn how to learn a second or third language.

Grow in the Garden Camp

Grade Level: 6-8
Session(s): 1&2
Location: North Salem High School
Join us for two fun-filled weeks outdoors growing in the garden! We will explore the science and art of growing plants, dig into soils, play around with pollinators, and tend to the garden every day. Come and enjoy the bounty of our harvests! Complete garden challenges and earn sticker badges!

How Do You Want To Do This? A Teacher’s Guide to Dungeon Masters

Grade Level: 6-8
Session(s): 1
Location: Career Technical Education Center
For middle school students interested in tabletop/roleplaying games, you will learn and practice how Dungeons and Dragons (5th Edition) works, how to create a campaign, and how to lead others in your adventures.

Lego Robotics and Engineering

Grade Level: 6-8
Session(s): 1&2
Location: Career Technical Education Center
The camp is to teach campers about engineering, coding and robotics. Students will use the Lego Spike Prime Kits as well as a Chromebook to build, code and demonstrate a variety of designs. Builds will be presented as challenges and competitions. We will also use the Vexcode VR robots and Scratch to learn more about coding. There will be engineering tasks, hands on, that will be built with every day supplies.

Make it with Duct Tape

Grade Level: 6-8
Session(s): 1&2
Location: Career Technical Education Center
Students will create a variety of duct tape projects by exploring techniques in the fields of crafting, fabricating, oragami, and 2-D visual art.

Printmaking Mania

Grade Level: 6-8
Session(s): 1&2
Location: North Salem High School
“Printmaking is an artistic process based on the principle of transferring images from a matrix onto another surface, most often paper or fabric.” (www.metmuseum.org). Students will use a variety of media to make PRINTS on canvas, t-shirts, buttons, paper, and other surfaces. We will explore traditional and digital media to create unique designs such as tie-dyed t-shirts with printed words & designs, mixed media printing, creative button making, vinyl cutting, and stamp making.

RoboFest

Grade Level: 6-8
Session(s): 2
Location: North Salem High School
Robotics Camp will utilize robotics to explore the realms of science, technology, engineering, and math. Working with the VEX robotics platform, campers will design, build, and program autonomous and remote-controlled robots to experience challenges and participate in competitions.

Saxophone Camp

Grade Level: 5-8
Session(s): 1
Location: McNary High School
Summer Saxophone Camp is a program for students in grades 5-8 who have 1 year of experience playing saxophone in their school band program. Students from across the district come together to form ability based ensembles, each 4-8 members in size. Students are provided with special instruction on the saxophone from experts, giving them new insight beyond their classroom learning. The camp aims to bring together, encourage, and educate young saxophonists in the Salem and Keizer area.

Stop Motion Animation

Grade Level: 5-8
Session(s): 1&2
Location: Career Technical Education Center
Students learn the art of stop motion animation by watching examples, using a variety of media, and experimenting with different techniques. The class will culminate with a competition, Stop Motion Animation Wars. Teams will be given a theme and required media to use their new found knowledge and create a video.