Exploration and play lead to serious learning at Lakeside's Investigative Learning Camp. Students entering grades 5-8 from any school split their day between morning academic classes (in science, technology, engineering, writing, and art) and organized afternoon activities.
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.
Tuition: $1,040 per two-week session. Extended care (until 6:00 p.m.) is available at an additional cost. Snacks, camp t-shirts, and camp water bottles are provided. Students should bring their own lunches.
Financial aid is available.
Important Dates for 2020
Feb. 3: Registration opens for Lakeside students, children of Lakeside alumni, and The Downtown School students.
Feb. 10: Registration opens for students not attending Lakeside.
June 1: Registration closes and all payments due.
Financial aid: The program awards financial assistance according to demonstrated family need on a first-come, first-served basis. You may choose to apply for aid during the registration process. Lakeside Families: During the registration process, you may choose to use the financial aid information already on file with Lakeside.
Registration for summer 2020 is now closed. Please check back in December to see our offerings for summer 2021!
- 3D Graphic Design
- Actor's Toolbox
- Botany Blast
- Comics & Cartooning
- CSI: Lakeside
- Data Science (Gr. 7-8)
- Digital Music Production
- Digital World of Mathematics
- DNA to Disease
- Epic Game Creation 1
- Epic Game Creation 2
- Flash Fiction Writing
- Intro to Web Design
- Lego Robotics
- Math Puzzles and Games
- Mathematical Patterns and Designs
- Pitch Perfect: Intro to Entrepreneurship
- Programming in Python
- Science Fiction Writing
- Short Story Writing
- Thinking like a Mathematician
- Wildlife Detectives
- World Passport