An Independent School • Grades 5-12

Investigative Learning Camp

A STEAM-focused camp for students from any school entering grades 5-8.

Exploration and play lead to serious learning at Lakeside's Investigative Learning Camp. Students from any school entering grades 5-8 enjoy morning and afternoon classes in the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics) realm.

Campers are taught by dynamic and fun middle-school teachers, and supported by a diverse group of camp counselors who share campers’ passion for learning.

Students can register for one or two sessions. Each session lasts two weeks, and campers immerse themselves in new topics each week.  


Session I (7/6 - 7/16): $936 (Prorated by one day; in observance of the July 4th holiday, there will be no camp on Monday, July 5th.)
Session II (7/19 - 7/30): $1,040 

Financial aid is available. Learn more in this FAQ.

Snacks, camp t-shirts, and camp water bottles are provided. Students should bring their own lunches.

Lakeside’s Investigative Learning Camp will be an in-person experience for summer 2021. Should circumstances change, updates will be shared on this webpage and directly with those registered. Cancellations by participants or the school due to COVID-19 will be fully refunded.


Due to COVID-19, we cannot allow campers to choose individual classes for Summer 2021. Instead, we are offering three popular packages and will place students into classes accordingly. At registration, students will choose their package for each session of camp:

Package #1: STEM + Art (both sessions full)
Package #2: STEM + Sports (both sessions full)
Package #3: Art + Sports (limited space available)

Please email if you would like to be added to the waitlist for a session that is full.

During registration, students will have an opportunity to indicate subject preferences. Find more information in the FAQ.

As of Dec. 16, due to COVID-19, we cannot offer Aftercare (from 4 p.m.-6 p.m.) as part of our Investigative Learning Camp. Should this situation change, we will alert all registered families and open aftercare sign-ups.

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Important dates for 2022

Monday, Feb. 14 at 8 a.m.: Registration opens for current Lakeside students, Downtown School students, and children of alumni.

Monday, Feb. 28 at 8 a.m.: Registration opens to the public. 

Financial aid: The program awards financial assistance according to demonstrated family need on a first-come, first-served basis. Learn more in the above FAQ.


Tel: 206-440-2700