SPOKANE, Wash. — Washington State University Spokane is holding three summer camps designed to spark a child’s creativity and fire the imagination.

The WSU Spokane CityLab camp will engage girls, grades 6-8, in an astrobiology quest. The campers will explore lab experiments, food analysis and rocketry. A field trip to WSU Pullman is also planned for some live scientific demonstrations and a tour of the newly renovated Jewett Observatory.

This girls-only summer science camp will be held July 8-12; parents should register their children by June 25. The camp will run from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., except for Thursday, when the campers stay overnight in Pullman, and the cost is $125 for the week. Some scholarships are available for those needing financial assistance. For more information, contact Glynis Hull, (509) 358-7638, ghull@wsu.edu, or visit the WSU Spokane CityLab Web site at spokanecitylab.wsu.edu.

The Interdisciplinary Design Institute is offering two summer Design Day Camps, one for beginners and one for intermediate students. These camps offer children in grades 6-9 an opportunity to explore a variety of design activities such as drafting, architecture and interior design. Camps will conclude with a collaborative project incorporating all of the week’s activities in one final awards lunch in which the children get to show their progress.

The Beginners Design Camp will run July 15-19 and is open to children in grades 6-9. The Intermediate Design Camp will be held the following week of July 22-26. Any students who attend the Design Camp 2001 or the Beginners session this year are eligible to attend the intermediate session. The Camps will run from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Monday-Thursday, and 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday. The cost for each is $175 per student; a $50 discount will be given to any campers attending both sessions. Registration is required by July 3, and late registration is not accepted.

For more information on the Design Day Camps or to sign up, please contact Ruby Latham, (509) 358-7920, rlatham@wsu.edu, or visit WSU Spokane’s Interdisciplinary Design Institute Web site at idi.spokane.wsu.edu.