Cougar Summer Science Camp Set for July 8-14 at WSU

PULLMAN, Wash. — The Cougar Summer Science Camp is planned for July 8-14 at Washington State University.

Students entering grades 9-10 this fall can experience a week of events that showcase WSU but focus on science. Participants can watch demonstrations and participate in hands-on chemistry, physics and life science laboratories, while instructors guide and assist. Campers will take field trips to the vet college, computer center, KWSU radio and TV studios, greenhouses, the nuclear reactor, science displays and other academic units.

Participants also will attend special programs such as the Planetarium and observatory, a night at the theatre with a backstage tour and a picnic with outdoor games followed by an evening of dancing.

Campers can experience campus life by staying in WSU residence halls and eating all meals in the dining hall, closely supervised by live-in proctors.

The camp is a great opportunity to meet new friends and WSU faculty and students. The week’s highlight is camp director Brian Weissbart’s demonstration of chemistry’s sights and sounds on the last day. Family and friends are encouraged to attend the show.

Enrollment is limited, so early registration is recommended. Registration forms are available at or by asking school science teachers. The $410 registration fee includes housing and meals for the week, a camp T-shirt, a camp photo, lab fees, theatre admission and swimming. To guarantee enrollment, $50 is due with the registration form by May 21. The remaining $360 is due by June 11.

If registration is received after May 21, the registration form and full payment are due no later than June 11. Late fees may apply after the date. Registration forms can be sent to: Cougar Summer Science Camp, Washington State University, P.O. Box 644630, Pullman, WA 99164-4630.

Camp check-in starts at 4 p.m. July 8. Camp officially begins at 6 p.m. and closes at noon July 14.