In accordance with UC Davis's current policies, we are temporarily closed to the public until further notice. Please reach us by email.
Summer 2021 Camps postponed
We regretfully announce that Bio Boot Camps for the 2021 summer are not able to happen due to many factors, including the current situations of our essential partners on and off campus. However, we are exploring the possibility of an in-person winter break camp. There will be a poll later this summer to determine interest in this new possibility. We know this is disappointing to many. For those who are looking for summer and year round research opportunities, we've updated the list of other science or nature programs for pre-teens and teens that we know of. Please scroll to the bottom of this page. (June 2, 2021)
Questions? Send an email to email@example.com
We want to provide opportunities to as many people as possible, but there are many constraints that we have no control over. We regret that we have wait lists, but we don't want to compromise the quality of the camps. We do take into consideration whether a camper has previously applied to the camp and been wait listed as it shows a strong desire to attend the camp. We also take into consideration the grade of the camper. Applications typically come from all over California, but also across the US and the world.
We truly welcome feedback and suggestions. Campers and their families have influenced the evolution of the camps in countless ways and will continue to do so. Please contact us if you have any questions.
Contact Tabatha Yang, Education and Outreach Coordinator for the Bohart Museum of Entomology at UC Davis, at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you have any questions. Please use the words "Bio Boot Camp question" in the subject line.
2020 Camp Forms - the deadline is Friday, March 20, 2020
The application due date is 11 PM on Friday, March 20, 2020. We may need to talk with student applicants to clarify or verify their answers below. We will do so through the phone number provided for responsible adults. The Application process has been delayed and notices will be given on or before April 13 and given the option to accept and register. Others will be automatically placed on a wait list unless they opt out.
If you are in the junior high category and you attended camp last year when we visited Sagehen Creek, then you may apply to Mountain Camp in 2020, but we will give preference to eligible students who have not attended Mountain Camp before.
Camp Descriptions & Dates
Other Teen programs that offer hands-on science
https://headwatersscienceinstitute.org/ ( research program is virtual in 2021)
https://johnmuir.ucdavis.edu/education-outreach/gals/ (virtual for 2021, deadline passed)
https://precollege.ucdavis.edu/programs (virtual for 2021)
https://cosmos.ucdavis.edu/ (virtual for 2021)
https://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/camps_and_classes/summer_camps (virtual and openings for in-person day camps (Berkeley, CA) for entering grades 10, 11 and 12)
https://www.coa.edu/summerprograms/summer-field-institute/ (postponed until 2022)
https://cty.jhu.edu/about/ (virtual for 2021)
https://earth.stanford.edu/academics/young-investigators (For San Francisco Bay Area teens) (virtual for 2021- deadline passed)
Other Teen programs that offer outdoor experience
https://www.nols.edu/en/about/expeditions/ (in person)
https://www.thesca.org/serve/choosing-program-thats-right-you (in person)