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Camp Metamorphosis

Whitworth's Summer Program for Gifted Children

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 9-13, 2018  |  Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
Where: The Whitworth University campus, 300 W. Hawthorne Road, Spokane 99251
Cost: $300 per participant

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  • 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 activities that build teamwork, with a focus on strategy.
  • Break
  • Interest Area Selections: 9:55 a.m.-3:20 p.m.
    Each participant will select three of the academic areas to focus on for the entire week.
    • Session One: 9:55-11:15 a.m.
    • Lunch: 11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
    • Session Two: 12:20-1:40 p.m.
    • Session Three: 1:50-3:10 p.m.
  • Snack and Fun Clubs: 3:20-4 p.m.
    Take a break, enjoy a snack and enjoy special guests each afternoon that will present a fun learning activity.
  • Game time: 4-4:30 p.m.
    Spend time playing quiet games indoors, or play fun games outdoors to close out your day.

Each camper will select THREE classes to take for the full week. The choices are:

Escape the Room
Figure out "Who did it?" "How do we get out of this predicament?" "What can we do to all come out ahead?" and other problems and decisions.

Creative Math Challenges
Create works for art, work on projects and learn about math strategy in this hands-on math adventure.

Passion Projects
Spend the week exploring what drives your passion - like a Google engineer! Whether you're interested in computer science or creating a Rube Goldberg machine, answer all your questions through a research project. The possibilities are endless!

Get Your Game On!
Do you love a good challenge? Experience a variety of high-strategy games, both indoors and outdoors. Bring your creativity and get ready to have some fun!

Camper vs. Wild
Learn about orienteering, animal tracking, wilderness first aid, building shelters, acquiring survival tools and exploring the outdoors with confidence.

Author's Study
Is reading your passion? Get into some great books and create interesting, creative and fun literary projects.

Brain Science
All this talk about the left brain and right brain, being a brain, and brain growth is out there. Do you want to know what REALLY is going on in your brain, how it works and what power it has? Can you really grow your intelligence? Why is the brain like bubble gum? In "Brainiacs" this week, we will answer these questions, plus take a look at the structure, function and fun of the brain. We will do brain games, study neuron transmitters, animal brains versus human brains, and learn ways to train our brains. These plus some other hands-on brain activities with other "Brainiacs" make this a class you won't want to miss!

Are you crafty? Come explore pointillism, sculpture and more while using repurposed materials, to create the art of your dreams.

Do you have a flair for the dramatic? Learn theatrical techniques, and have fun participating in a short play.

Inquire, experiment and problem solve as you explore different topics in chemistry.

The Refugee Experience
Step into the shoes of a refugee for a week. What is it like to learn a new language? What are the challenges of life in a refugee camp? Teams of campers will work together to overcome obstacles within a refugee simulation. Campers will also actively engage in making a positive change for refugees within our community through a hands-on project. Join us in this life-changing experience!

Team Building Challenges
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!

Still Have Questions?

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

Junior Counselors Needed!

Are you a Camp Metamorphosis alum and interested in participating in a leadership role this year? A Junior Counselor role may be the fit for you! Junior Counselors will assist in a variety of camp activities daily from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. You must be entering seventh grade or higher to apply for the position. If interested, please review the Camp Metamorphosis Junior Counselor Application.