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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 8-12 and/or July 15-19, 2019 | Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (campers may choose to attend both weeks)

Registration for both weeks is currently full; please contact to be added to the waitlist.

Where: Whitworth University campus, 300 W. Hawthorne Road, Spokane
Cost: $300 per participant for one week; $475 for both weeks. There is a $25 discount per child when you register more than one child for camp.

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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.

Available Classes

Each camper will select THREE classes to take for the full week. Class offerings are the same for both weeks. The choices are:

The Science Behind Star Wars – Join fellow Padawans to learn the "real" science behind Star Wars. Create items like Anakin's mechno-arm, Jabba's slime, a gliding speeder, the invisible force, a pod racer and so much more. 

Robotics – Explore computer science and robotics through Ozobots, Little Bits, Lego WeDo and more. Learn intermediate computer science skills to program robotics to complete a variety of tasks. 

Click! - Do you enjoy taking pictures? Create your very own documentary about Camp Metamorphosis with this camera and videography class!

Brain Science Part Two! - Dive into how the brain works, play brain teasing games and put your problem solving skills to the test.

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, slackline and explore the “back 40” in search of adventure!

The Survivalist - Learn about orienteering, animal tracking, wilderness first aid, building shelters, acquiring survival tools and exploring the outdoors with confidence.

Automotive Technology - How do cars work? Check your fluids and learn how a 4-stroke engine performs. Learn light maintenance, identify areas under the hood and grasp an overview of how gas vehicles operate.

Art Studio - Are you creative? Do you enjoy hands-on projects? From painting, to weaving, to sculpture and more, join us for a different project each day. 

Yoga and Body Movement - Relax and stretch. This class will energize you, help you to become more flexible and help you learn more about you!

Cool Colors, Cool Chemistry – Explore a rainbow of colors through chemistry. Over the week we will experiment with acids and bases, pigments and inks, and chemical reactions as we explore how color and chemical reactions work together to make our technicolor world. 

Rocket Science - Design your own rocket, launch your prototype and learn about the physics behind your creation.

Get Outside! - Spend part of your day playing group games outside. Each day will have a new and challenging theme.

Passion Projects - There are so many things to explore! Do you have something you’d like to research and find answers to? This class may be for you. Come with a topic you’d like to learn more about.

Developing Great Games for Phones - Do you like games? Do you want to develop a game for your iPhone or Android, so you can show your friends? In this class, that's exactly what we'll do. Campers will learn how to design a video game and how to build that game using Thunkable. The Thunkable platform stores your project online, so you can continue to work on your project even after camp ends. Thunkable even helps you submit your app to the app store so that others can download and play your game! No prior programming experience is needed. This class is only offered July 15-19, 2019.

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.