MESA Students Join the Fun at OMSI Summer Camps

As a part of our longtime partnership, OMSI (the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) reserved 28 spots to MESA students for the wonderful camps and classes they are hosting this summer! MESA students from schools all over Oregon signed up to spend a week of their summer learning about coding, LEGO robotics, tabletop and virtual games designing, and 5-day long overnight camps in the coast or the desert!

Two MESA students posing on top of the OMSI logo.

This past Monday eight Oregon MESA students embarked on an overnight camp adventure for the week. Four middle schoolers – including students Abraham and Zane pictured above –  headed off to High Desert Adventure Camp at Hancock Field Station, while four other middle school students traveled to the Oregon Coast for a week of adventures with Design Naturalists. The camp is based out of the Coastal Discovery Center at Camp Gray in Newport and gives campers the chance to explore the Oregon Coast, and draw inspiration from nature, then finally dialing it all into art projects and designs of their own creation–a perfect showcase of the Art component in STEAM! The Design Naturalists is taught by OMSI in collaboration with instructors from the Pacific Northwest College of Art at Willamette University. 

We couldn’t be more grateful for OMSI for offering these opportunities to our students–and so are their parents! “We really appreciate the partnership and the free camp!” shared a parent of a Parkrose Middle School student, right after dropping off their student at one of the overnight camps. 

Thank you to OMSI, our longtime partner, for making these summer camps and classes accessible, fun, and STEAM-filled possibilities for our Oregon MESA students this summer!

Want to provide more opportunities like this one to our MESA students? Contact us and let us know!