A Summer of Fun at World of Speed

World of Speed’s Summer Camps are back! Our week-long and single-day programs are exciting, educational, and most of all fun. From learning the fundamentals of speed and becoming a racer yourself, to designing a CO2 dragster or exploring the world of robotics, 3D printing, and drones, there’s something for everyone from kindergarten to high school!

Each of our week-long programs runs Monday through Friday. This year, we have new single-day camps for kids grades K-2, too! Each program is limited to a maximum of 12 participants — so reserve your spot today!

Register now below or call 503-563-6444. Limited, need-based scholarships are available; contact education@worldofspeed.org for information.

 

 

2017 Summer Camps

 

Girls Rule!

Are you interested in cars, design, and racing? This camp is specifically designed for girls to learn the dynamics of racing, try their hand at race-car simulators and compete to win! You will also hear from women in STEM fields, including local racers discussing their lives in racing..

Week 1: June 19 – 23, 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m., Grades 3–5

Cost: $225 (Member Cost: $175)
 


Go Speed Racer!

Discover what it takes to learn the sport of racing, the fundamentals of speed, and a little about the history of racing in the Northwest — by becoming a race-car driver yourself! Compete against other campers in some fun, fast, and friendly races!

Week 1: June 19 – 23, 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m., Grades 3–5

Cost: $225 (Member Cost: $175)
 


CO2 Dragster

Put the power of science to work as you design and create your own CO2 dragster. Think pinewood derby … but even faster! Explore the dynamics of acceleration, inertia, and drag while building your own car to race. This camp program includes time in our race-car simulators and a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum..

Week 2: June 26 – 30, 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m., Grades 3–5

Week 2: June 26 – 30, 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m., Grades 6–8

Cost: $225 (Member Cost: $175)

 
 
 

Racing 101

Explore the world of motorsports as you discover the history of local, national, and international racing! Hear professional racers speak about their experience in racing and work with them to develop your own skills in our state-of-the-art race-car simulators. You will also get a chance to look at how racing vehicles are designed for form and function by getting up close and personal with different types of vehicles in the museum collection.

Week 4: July 10 – 14, 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m., Grades 6–8, Grades 9-12 **Space is Limited**

Cost: $250 (Member Cost: $200)
 


Muscle Cars & Motorbikes

Offered this summer only: Get an all-access pass to American Muscle Cars, our latest major exhibit at World of Speed, and an in-depth look at Road Race Motorcycles. Go behind the scenes of these exhibits and discover what it took to create them. You’ll also get to experience hands-on museum interactives, unlimited time in the simulators, and an exclusive talk with the curator.

Week 5: July 17 – 21, 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m., Grades 3–5

Week 5: July 10 – 14, 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m., Grades 6–8

Cost: $225 (Member Cost: $175)

 
 

Racing 201

Go deeper into the world of motorsports and put your racing skills to the test! Students will jump right into the fun with in-depth instruction and coaching. This advanced camp is designed for high school students, but students in grades 6–8 who have already honed their skills in Racing 101 can also join the action.

Week 4: July 17 – 21, 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m., Grades 9–12 (Grades 6–8 for students who have taken Racing 101)

Cost: $250 (Member Cost: $200)
 


Tech Camp

 

Explore the world of robotics, get creative with 3D printing, fly high with drones, and go behind the scenes of our state-of-the-art race-car simulators in this camp exploring all things tech!

Week 6: July 24 – 28, 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m., Grades 3–5

Week 6: July 24 – 28, 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m., Grades 6–8

Cost: $225 (Member Cost: $175)
 

 

Engines: Take-Apart

 

Discover how engines work by looking at them in action, exploring motor parts with hands-on activities, and learning the difference between different types of engines.

Week 7: July 31 – August 4, 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m., Grades 3–5

Cost: $225 (Member Cost: $175)
 


Engines: Under the Hood

 

Try your hand at working on small engines, and then go under the hood to explore the ins and outs of automobile motors.

Week 7: July 31 – August 4, 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m., Grades 6 – 8

Cost: $225 (Member Cost: $175)
 


Engineering

Electrical, mechanical, computer,automotive — explore the different branches of engineering with a wide variety of hands-on activities and challenges focused on building, testing, and designing.

Week 8; August 7 - 11, 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m., Grades 3 – 5

Week 8: August 7 – 11, 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m., Grades 6 – 8

Cost: $225 (Member Cost: $175)
 

 

2017 Day Camps

Check out our exciting lineup of single-day camps. Each day runs 9 a.m. – Noon, is designed with the younger set in mind, and is guaranteed to be a fun interactive adventure!

Bubble-ology 
Become a “Bubble-ologist” as you discover the science of bubbles! Explore bubble technology, make giant bubbles, and create your own amazing bubble blower to take home. 
Wednesday, July 5, Grades K – 2
Cost: $25 (Member Cost: $20) 

 

What’s the “Matter?" 
Journey through the states of matter — solids, liquids, and gases — with fun hands-on experiments exploring chemical reactions, air pressure, and more!  
Thursday, July 6, Grades K – 2
Cost: $25 (Member Cost: $20) 

 

Car Engineering 
From hovercrafts to “puff” cars to Pinewood Derby — engineering takes center stage as you design, create, and race a variety of vehicles in this camp exploring car power! 
 
Friday, July 7, Grades K – 2
Cost: $25 (Member Cost: $20)

 

 

Please contact us with any questions at education@worldofspeed.org or call 503-563-6444.