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Camp Metamorphosis

Whitworth's Summer Program for Gifted Children

We regret to inform you that Camp Metamorphosis 2020 has been canceled in an effort to keep families, participants and our campus community safe from COVID-19.

A one-week nonresidential program for students entering grades 4-6.

Camp Metamorphosis is where gifted and talented youth can be unique individuals excelling together. Explore your passions, learn new things, have fun and make new friends.

When: July 6-10 and/or July 13-17, 2020 | Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (campers may choose to attend both weeks)

Where: Whitworth University campus, 300 W. Hawthorne Road, Spokane

Cost: $350 per participant for one week; $525 for both weeks. 

Registration fees include lunch in Whitworth's dining hall every day. Parents should provide a nut-free snack for their camper. 

There is a $25 discount per child when you register more than one child for camp. 

Registered participants will receive a full refund for event cancellation due to COVID-19 concerns. 

  • Welcome activities: 9-9:10 a.m.
    Time to get to know fellow campers and play games.
  • Team Games: 9:10-9:40 a.m.
    Engaging indoor and outdoor activities that build teamwork, with a focus on strategy.
  • Break
  • Class 1: 9:55-11:15 a.m.
    Each participant will select three different classes to take during the week. Class options are listed below.
  • Lunch: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    Enjoy a healthy and delicious lunch from Whitworth's dining hall. Please let us know of any special dietary needs on your registration form.
  • Class 2: 12:20-1:40 p.m.
  • Class 3: 1:50-3:10 p.m.
  • Snacks & Activities: 3:20-4:30 p.m.
    Take a break and enjoy a snack that you provide (must be nut free). Play a group game indoors or outdoors.

Available Classes

Each camper will select THREE classes to take for the full week. Class offerings are the same for both weeks, and each class session is offered during the week unless otherwise noted. The choices are:

Artists’ Creativity Lab – Get your creative juices flowing while working on a variety of artistic projects. Be ready to explore, create, have fun and get your hands dirty.

Automotive Technology 1 – How do cars work? Check your fluids and learn how a four-stroke engine performs. Learn light maintenance, identify areas under the hood and grasp an overview of how gas vehicles operate. This class is offered July 6-10 during the first class session (9:55-11:15 a.m.) only.

Automotive Technology 2 –  Did the Automotive Technology class last summer leave you wanting more? Or, do you already have a working knowledge of how a four-stroke engine works? This class is for you! Extend your basic understanding of car engines and maintenance. This class is offered July 13-17 only.

Mad Science – Are you a scientist at heart? Come and explore one of Whitworth’s Chemistry Labs in this inquiry-filled experience. Learn through doing and creating in this hands-on class. This class is not offered the 3rd class session (1:50–3:10 p.m.) July 6-10.

Creative Writing & Author’s Study – Do you love to read a good book? This course will bring the book to life, through activities and games. Get to know the author and learn how to write like them. Author and book to be announced soon! Each of the two weeks of camp will feature a different book.

Engineering Challenges – Learn key engineering principles and test your knowledge in physics and engineering design.

Enter the World of Virtual Reality – Explore Google Earth Voyager and Google Expeditions virtual reality/augmented reality "field trips." Use a VR headseat, iPod touch and iPad mini to explore this immersive virtual world. This class is offered July 6-10 only.

History’s Unsolved Mysteries – Create theories and find possible solutions for some of history’s greatest mysteries.

Are You A Logician? – Logic puzzles, games, strategy and problem solving will be used in this fun and experimental exploration of math. This is no regular math class; put your thinking skills to the test and have fun while engaging in a variety of activities.

Outdoor Survival – Come enjoy the great outdoors right here on Whitworth’s campus! Learn survival techniques, first aid and much more in this fun outside experience.

Quidditch – Are you a Potter head? Do you dream of playing a literary-inspired game? Immerse yourself in this fast-paced and exciting sport. You’ll learn the rules, tips and tricks and will play lots of Quidditch.

Power Build – Explore different types of energy (solar, water, combustion, electric). Use your knowledge to build the contraption of your dreams. 

Rec Center Challenge! - Work with your peers to solve puzzles, overcome challenges and uncover your unique personal strengths. Using various team initiatives and the Whitworth U-Rec climbing facility, we will push boundaries and work to discover untapped reserves of inner strength, creativity and team synergy. Climb, run, play and laugh while we boulder in the U-Rec, experience slacklining and explore the "Back 40" in search of adventure.

Reader’s Theater 1 – Study what makes a good story, learn acting techniques and set design, and produce a play. This class is offered July 6-10 only.

Reader’s Theater 2 – Reader's Theater 1 was so much fun; I need more! If this is you, join this class to work on a second play. If you’re new to theater, come learn about set design, acting techniques and help produce a play. This class is offered July 13-17 only.

You Can do the Cube – Work with 2x2 and 3x3 Rubik's cubes and learn to solve them. Learn through fun hands-on activities and explorations. Conquer the Rubik! This class is offered July 13-17 only.

Video Game Creation & Innovation – Discover the world of programming through creating simple video games using JavaScript. Whether you're new to programming or a budding expert, you can grow your knowledge and have fun in this hands-on class. This class is offered July 13-17 only.

Still Have Questions?

Please contact Whitworth University's Center for Gifted Education at or 509.777.3226.