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Investigation Camps

For children ages 8-10 entering 3rd-5th Grade in the fall. Arts & Sciences offers fun and affordable summer camps that embody our school culture of honoring the whole child – cognitive, social and emotional development. Camps are led by experienced teachers and groups are divided by age. Camp activities are uniquely designed to meet the abilities and interests of each age group to foster a memorable summer camp experience. 

CAMP TIMES: Monday through Friday 8am-3pm. Beforecare (8am-9am) and Aftercare (3pm-5:30pm) is available for an additional charge.

COST: Investigation camps are $285 per week with no additional fees for materials. CYFD subsidies accepted.  Apply online for Financial Aid.

Santa Fe School of Arts & Sciences - Student artwork

Week 1 – Inventor’s Workshop

June 13 – June 17

CAMP IS FULL

In our Inventor’s Workshop camp, campers explore inventions in our daily lives and have the opportunity to make and build their own creations. We will practice creativity and critical thinking as we learn about how things work. The camp involves group collaboration on projects and independent time to build and create. We will take apart different inventions to explore how things are made and how they work; we will read stories about inventors and inventions to find inspiration; and using recycled and repurposed materials, we will build creative inventions. Lead Teacher: Nate Moore

Option to be added to the waitlist is available on our registration form

Santa Fe School of Arts & Sciences - Student artwork

Week 2 – Building, Bridges, and Wrecking Balls

June 20 – June 24

CAMP IS FULL

In this camp, campers learn about engineering and architecture and build different structures to accomplish a series of challenges. Students will work in small teams, participate in mini-lessons about structures, and also have workshop time to build and create using their own imaginations. At the end of the week, students will see how well their creations will hold up against a barrage of environmental and man-made challenges. Lead Teacher: Nate Moore

Option to be added to the waitlist is available on our registration form

Week 3 – Game Time

June 27 – July 1

CAMP IS FULL

Creativity and competition! Games help to develop collaboration, critical thinking, reasoning, and other essential skills through fun and play. In Game Time camp, we will begin the week by asking campers about the games they love, play some group favorites and learn some new games as well. Each camper will have the opportunity to share a game (or two!) with the group and tell a story behind that game. Many of our games will be played outside, and we will also complete some game-related activities like read-alouds, crafts, and lessons about good sportsmanship and working together. Lead Teacher: Nate Moore

Option to be added to the waitlist is available on our registration form

Week 4 – Wilderness Skills

July 11 – July 15

CAMP IS FULL

Join us as we learn and practice wilderness skills in nature. In this camp, we will explore local trails and nature. Campers will learn to play fun outdoor games, solve riddles as we hike, and read maps of each trail. We will spend most of each day outside in nature, and along the trail we will pause to observe natural phenomena, play games, and learn about the trails we follow. The camp will start with a shorter hike, and by the end of the week we will work up to a steeper and longer trail with a beautiful view! Teachers: Nate Moore & Sam Italiano

Option to be added to the waitlist is available on our registration form

Santa Fe School of Arts & Sciences

Week 5 – Story through Movement

July 18 – July 22

We are surrounded by stories every day and each one has some sort of movement. Whether the movement is in a lyrical word choice or a physical gesture across a stage in a musical, stories come to life through movement. Throughout the week we will explore various stories that use movement to help tell the story ranging from dance in musicals to movie animation. The best part?! We will work together throughout camp to create our own story through movement and explore how our bodies are expressive all by themselves. Get ready to jump into dance, acting, and writing! Lead Teacher: Sam Italiano

Week 6 – Challenge by Choice

July 25 – July 29

CAMP IS FULL

When we push ourselves to try new things, test the limits, and be curious we learn so much about ourselves and our community. This camp will primarily take place outdoors, a wonderful platform to explore and push our boundaries. Each day we will attack low-ropes challenge course elements as a group, developing communication skills, trust, and resilience. To pair with the adventure side, games about our New Mexico ecology will help us discover the beauties, intricacies, and lessons that exist in our outside world. Lead Teacher: Sam Italiano

Option to be added to the waitlist is available on our registration form

Week 7 – On the Air

August 1 – August 5

CAMP IS FULL

This radio DJ camp combines creativity, technology and confidence-building. Campers will create DJ names and introductions, devise their own show with music, script a public service announcement, learn to speak and record on professional microphones, and take a field trip to a real FM radio station. Their show will be broadcast locally on 96.9 FM and online. Each camper will get to speak live on air and hear their recording afterwards. Lead Teacher: Cathy Weber

Option to be added to the waitlist is available on our registration form