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“As astronauts and space travelers children puzzle over the future; as dinosaurs and princesses they unearth the past. As weather reporters and restaurant workers they make sense of reality; as monsters and gremlins they make sense of the unreal.”

Gretchen Owocki, Early Childhood Educator


Children ages 6-10.

Staff ages 21-42.

Maximum capacity = 12 campers, 4 staff.

To ensure quality individualized attention for each child.



At Cardboard Rockets, we believe play is the most natural & effective teaching tools there is.

Through play, and following your child's lead, we will practice collaborative problem solving, team building and critical thinking skills.


We'll also build, paint, chase, battle, traverse and otherwise use our bodies to actualize our characters & stories, while building gross and fine motor skills. 


Each week your kids will come to camp and co-create an epic SCI-FI/FANTASY adventure with the other campers.


What direction we go, what story we create, is up to your child and their new friends!

Each day will consist of bringing together different aspects of that adventure.  From costumes to spacecrafts we will DIY our way into making our story into a reality.


1520 Buck St. Eugene, Oregon 97402

(Across from Acorn Park & Playground)

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"I think imagination is at the heart of everything we do. Scientific discoveries couldn’t have happened without imagination. Art, music, and literature couldn’t exist without imagination. And so anything that strengthens imagination...  ... can help us for the rest of our lives."

- Lloyd Alexander



We are a special needs inclusive camp!

Our staff has years of experience working with

special needs populations using

developmental, play-based approaches. 

Contact us if your child needs special accommodations so that we can best support them to have a great experience. *Parents & Paraprofessionals welcome.  


Mon-Fri 9:00a-3:00p

Week 1 July 18-22 (Sci-Fi)
Week 2 July 25-29 (Fantasy)
Week 3 August 22-26 (Sci-Fi)
Week 4 August 29-Sept 2 (Fantasy)



*Discounts available

(10%) siblings

(10%) multiple weeks

(20%) low-income

Submit request with registration.

Lunch is to be provided by the families.

*Please let us know of any food allergies or restrictions.

Summer 2022 Updates

We follow COVID, Heat & Air Quality guidance from local, state, and national health agencies. We will email updates if we we receive guidance from the authorities that affects summer camp plans. Our priority is keeping everyone safe and healthy. Thank you for your patience and cooperation during these challenging times.

Additional Information


Contact us if you have any questions or problems with registration. Please leave a phone number or email so that we can get back to you as quickly as possible.

We look forward to having fun with your little one(s) this summer!

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