Core Classes

See full class descriptions below. Here is summary of classes for the 2 weeks of 2022 camps:

  • Week 1 Dunbar: Bodies by Design, Environmental Detectives, Wearable Tech, Cyber Security
  • Week 2 McClintock: Bodies by Design, Environmental Detectives, Wearable Tech, Robotics


Core Class Descriptions 2022

Bodies by Design (Dunbar & McClintock PLU camps)

How do all the parts of our bodies work together to function as an amazing biological whole? Join us while we explore the eleven human body systems! Through model-building, dissections, and use of microscopes, campers will: learn to identify the parts of each system; compare systems to each other at the cellular, tissue, and organ level; discuss each systems’ function in relation to their structure; understand how the systems work together; and compare our body systems to those of other animals.

Cyber Security (Dunbar PLU Camp)

Campers will be immersed in games, activities and scenarios as they take on the role of cyber security professional consultants. After exploring how computers talk to each other and how the internet works, their role-play assignment will be to diagnose a website and computer cyber issues. Campers will work in teams of two or three while participating in activities.

Environmental Detectives (Dunbar & McClintock PLU camps)

Solve the mystery of the big fish die-off in Gray Bay. Possible “suspects” include a water slide, a toy factory, a golf course, loggers, hunters and fishers, a cattle ranch , an oil tanker, automobiles, and households. Campers perform chemical and biological tests to figure out what is causing the problems. The mystery deepens with secret emails and conflicting data. Campers become aware of
the interconnectedness of the natural world, the complexity of environmental problems, and how major impacts can be triggered by one seemingly small change.


Robotics (McClintock PLU camp)

Robots are evil and are going to take over the world! If you read science fiction books and watch Syfy movies, that is the way the world will go. In this class, you will work with the Mindstorms EV3 robotics kits to build and program robots to perform tasks. The final task will be a competitive challenge. We will learn and discuss why people could be worried about robots in the future.


Wearable Tech (Dunbar & McClintock PLU camps)

Are you interested in a career in technology? In Wearable Tech, you will explore how your unique talents might help you find the right career. In the Hands-on Engineering activities, you will learn about electronics and how to use them to complete circuits. Your final project will be a wearable project using what you learned about your unique talents and in Hands-on Engineering.

Sampler of Past Core Classes