Summer Camps

ACE Camp, STEM Challenger: ilnvent Camp, Robotics Camp, High School Aviation Camp still have openings. They will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact Calvin Hiatt at 541-881-5814 to register.

Malheur STEM Camps provide middle school students with engaging and inspiring opportunities to explore science and technology with no experience needed. Kids imagine, collaborate, explore and create, all while developing STEM skills that will help them strengthen important 21st Century skills, such as problem-solving and critical thinking. These hands-on experiences explore coding, robotics, computers, aviation, and inventing while connecting to a variety of STEM careers.

Malheur STEM summer camps are designed to be engaging and interactive. All of our camps have group dynamics, so your child can bring his or her friends – or make new ones!

Partial list of TVCC 2018 summer camps

Note: The camps listed below are funded by a grant from the Oregon Department of Education. Because of that, students who live in Oregon, and members of partnering non-profits will receive priority admission.

Breakfast and lunch are included for day campers and all three meals are included for overnight campers.

Camps begin with breakfast at 8:30 a.m., followed by a camp activity at 9, lunch at noon, camp activity at 1 p.m. and checkout at 4.

Space is limited in all camps. Applications will be uploaded soon. Campers should bring this form, signed by parents, to the first day of camp.

 June 13, 14, & 15 Aerospace Career Exploration (ACE) Academy

For students 13-18 years old

 The Aerospace Career Exploration (ACE) Academy is a summer program designed to introduce 13- to18-year olds to the myriad careers available in the aviation and space industries. It engages participants through STEM-related experiential activities and field trips to facilities such as air traffic control towers, flight schools and aerospace businesses, college aviation programs, and more. Other activities may include seminars on aerospace careers, as well as experiences with hands-on labs, drones, and even a flight in a small airplane.

 While ACE Academy focuses on teenagers, research has shown that parents and even some teachers may experience anxiety about science, engineering, technology, and math subjects. Research also has shown that parents are receptive to instruction on how to engage with their children in STEM learning activities, and that teachers need to experience the same engaging learning environments and practices as their students. Thus, we encourage parents and teachers to participate alongside ACE teens on opening day, June 13th.

 Through the lens of aviation, ACE Academy will advance STEM awareness and education by improving the scientific literacy of participants vis-à-vis aviation. ACE students will be equipped with new knowledge to make informed decisions about potential career paths in STEM in general, and aerospace in particular. ACE teachers, on the other hand, will be able to bring STEM concepts to life in their classrooms using practical examples from the world of aviation.

Who can apply: Students ages 13–18. Teachers and parents interested in STEM.

Tuition: Students $40
Teacher/Parent: $20 for one day (June 13th)

 Enrollment is limited, with tuition used to offset some of the costs. Limited scholarship assistance may be available for qualifying teenagers. For more information or to register, contact Calvin Hiatt at or 541-881-5814.

July 9 - 13 STEM Challenge: ilnvent Camp
Time: Mon.-Thurs. 8:30am-4:30pm, Fri. 8:30am-3pm
Location: TVCC, Oregon Trail Building - 974 SW 5th Street, Ontario

Incoming 6th-8th Graders who are enrolled in public, private, or home schools. 

 What will students do in the iINVENT Camp?
• Learn about the invention process
• Create things worth inventing
• Work in a community of fellow inventors
• Collaborate with OSU inventors in design teams
• Apply Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math concepts
• Develop skills in Creativity, Problem Solving, Perseverance, Leadership, and Teamwork

 Food: Lunch and AM/PM snack is provided
 Number of Students: 20-30 Students per Camp

 Mentors: Four OSU Invention Mentors will be on hand to help lead and guide the participants

 Students will Present Their Inventions from 1-2 pm on the last day of camp - All are Welcome to Attend

 Cost: $25 per student*

*There are a limited number of scholarships available for families with financial need.
 For more information, contact Calvin Hiatt at or 541-881-5814.

July 24-26 Robotics Camp

This camp will immerse students in STEM through the excitement of building and programming robots. Components from VEX robotics and the national competition hosted by VEX will be used. Students will build a robot that can operate both autonomously and manually. Industry partners will present elements of engineering, coding and troubleshooting.

For Incoming 6th-12th Graders who are enrolled in public, private, or home schools.

Tuition is $25 per student. 

For more information or to register, contact Calvin Hiatt at or 541-881-5814.

July 23 - 27 High School Aviation Camp

This camp will focus on the discovery of basic pilot skills, weather study, aerodynamics and mechanical aircraft systems that every student pilot needs as part of their pre-solo ground school. Students will receive 2-4 hours of flight time with a fixed-wing instructor in a Cessna/glider aircraft and observe 2-4 hours as a passenger during the duration of the camp. Industry partners will be used to discuss careers available, especially in fixed-wing aviation. Due to FAA regulations, campers must be 14-19 years old before Aug. 7, 2018.

Tuition is $25 per student

For more information or to register, contact Calvin Hiatt at or 541-881-5814. 


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