Pack your bags for SciCommCamp 2018!

science, s’mores, and stargazing

Join us Nov 2-4!

Want to sharpen your science communication skills and learn how to tell compelling stories in new ways? Come join us in Southern California for an intimate weekend of workshops, networking, and socializing!

SciCommCamp offers a west coast-based camp-style retreat that brings science communicators and scientists of all career stages together for a weekend of networking and training. By spending time together outside of a typical academic or conference-style setting, participants are inspired to think about science communication in fresh and exciting ways.

Expand your scicomm toolbox

Brush up on your science communication skills and learn some new ones, participate in thoughtful discussions about the most important issues in the field, and network with your colleagues from the worlds of science and science communication. (And what camp weekend would be complete without some s’mores and stargazing??)

Check back soon for more specifics as the 2018 program shapes up!

Journalist Chris Clarke teaches a blogging workshop at SciCommCamp 2016. (Photo: Rachel Porter)
About the Brandeis-Bardin Campus

Nestled in 3,000 acres only 30 minutes from Los Angeles, the American Jewish University’s Brandeis-Bardin Campus is the perfect setting for SciCommCamp. Here you can clear your mind and prepare to focus in an environment ideal for creative thinking and productive collaboration.

The Brandeis-Bardin Campus offers comfortable, hotel-style cottages each with modern private bathrooms, heating and air-conditioning, and linens. In addition to workshops and discussion sessions, you’ll be afforded ample time to enjoy nature, whether by hiking the miles of trails on the grounds or simply relaxing in the shade on the tree-lined sports field.

For out of town participants, Brandeis-Bardin is conveniently located whether you’ll be flying into LAX or Burbank Airport. Find driving directions by clicking here.




Our Team

Meet the Directors


SciCommCamp Co-Founder

Sarah Keartes is a science & wildlife journalist based in the Pacific Northwest.


SciCommCamp Co-Founder

Cara Santa Maria is a three-time Los Angeles Area Emmy Award-winning journalist, television presenter/producer, and podcaster.


SciCommCamp Co-Founder

Dr. Jason G. Goldman is an author, freelance science journalist, and wildlife reporter.

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hear what people are saying

SciCommCamp presented opportunities to step out of my comfort zone and learn new skills to add to my toolbox. It’s different than any other conference I have ever been to…This is the nerdy summer camp experience you always wanted, but with all of your SciComm friends.
It was like a summer camp but where everyone was excited to talk about science. The camp atmosphere made it extra special, especially for those of us who didn’t fit in well enough to feel that kind of bond at summer camp growing up. SciCommCamp was absolutely amazing!
MASHA EVPAKThe Genetics Gal
SciCommCamp reaffirmed my belief that a community of talented, interesting people from diverse backgrounds can empower each other through connection and creativity. The people gathered around our family-style meals were some of the most important connections I have made, challenging me to become a more effective science communicator.
Adrienne GodshalxPortland State University


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