An innovative program designed specifically for academically gifted and creatively talented students, grades 2–9, from Marin’s public and independent schools. Summer Odyssey camps are designed to challenge the intellect, stretch the imagination, and embolden the talent of each child. Classes are held on the Dominican campus in San Rafael, where teachers and students can take full advantage of the University’s setting for outdoor fun and adventures. Participants are selected on the basis of their academic abilities, creativity, talent, and keen desire to explore and learn.
WHERE: Summer Odyssey meets at Dominican University of California, 50 Acacia Avenue in San Rafael.
WHEN: July 17-28, M—F, 9:00 am-4:00 pm
AGES: Boys and girls entering grades 2-9
ACTIVITIES: Session dates, programs, and ages vary according to camp. Visit our website for additional information.
COST: Prices vary according to camp and session length:
- Morning-Only Sessions: $450 (includes a $35 registration fee)
- Afternoon-Only Sessions: $450 (includes a $35 registration fee)
- Full-day Summer Odyssey: $900 (includes a $35 registration fee and a healthy lunch each day)
CONTACT: Visit www.dominican.edu/odyssey for additional information or to register.
My story from Summer Odyssey Camp
By Luka Sorel, grade 6, Dixie Elementary School
Summer Odyssey Camp at Dominican - A New Camp, New Kids, and a New Experience
Last summer I participated in a cooking camp with Summer Odyssey. The objective of the camp was to cook and also learn about the science around cooking and experiment with food before and after we cook with it. Each day we began the class with a short lesson on the science part. The science was really fun. We got to inflate balloons with yeast, sugar and water to understand how pizza dough rises. We also tasted different foods blindfolded to try and figure out things like what color pepper we were tasting.
The kids in the class were all different ages and super nice. Each day we split up into different groups and had to work together to complete our cooking tasks. We cooked in the Dominican kitchen, which the chefs were nice enough to let us use. During a few classes, we competed for the most flavorful dish. We presented our dishes to each other and talked about the ingredients we used. Our teacher also made it fun to be in the kitchen, but my favorite part of the camp was getting to eat the food at the end of each class.