Camp Schedule 2017

For detailed descriptions of our various evening activities as well as a list of some of the options available during daily recreation time, please go here.

Check-In and Closing Ceremonies

Sunday, July 23, 2017, from 3 to 4 p.m. is scheduled for check-in. Parents are welcome to stay for opening ceremonies at 4:30 p.m.
Camp officially ends at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 29, 2017, with closing ceremonies from 10:00 to 10:30 a.m.. We invite all parents to attend.

General Information

General Information

Satori Summer Camp is the brainchild of Dr. Bruce Mitchell and Mike Cantlon and grew out of their mutual concern over the lack of opportunities for gifted youth to socialize in a non-competitive atmosphere. Founded in 1983, Satori is now entering its 32nd year.


Activities 2017

Campers have the opportunity to engage in a wide variety of non-academic activities while at Satori Camp. Below we’ve listed some of the planned evening activities as well as the activities available during recreation time each day.


Classes 2017

ZSAT 001-98 Satori Camper- Resident (22388)
Staying on campus for the entire week.

ZSAT 001-99 Satori Camper- Non- Resident (22389)
Returning home every night.

Satori Staff

Satori Staff 2017


Mike Cantlon – Satori Camp Co-founder and Director
Mike has been a teacher of gifted students for nearly 40 years and is currently teaching in the Odyssey Program for Spokane Public Schools. He has served as an adjunct teacher for EWU.




A very small number of camp scholarships are available for low-income students. In order to acquire application information,

please contact:
Satori Camp Scholarships c/o Sara Maleki
220 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004-2443
or call:

The formal applications must arrive at the Satori Camp office prior to June 23, 2017.

Formal notification will be emailed out July 7, 2017.

Counselor In Training

CIT Program


After graduation, involvement with Satori Camp does not have to stop; former campers can stay involved with the camp through our CIT program. CITs are instrumental in the smooth running of the camp as they provide assistance to counselors, instructors and other camp staff by performing a wide variety of administrative and leadership tasks. This sort of involvement isn’t without its rewards; not only is this an excellent leadership experience that will serve participants well, but room and board fees are also waived for CITs.

Camp History

Satori Camp History

It all started when Bruce Mitchell showed up at EWU as a brand new assistant professor of education.  He had just finished his doctoral dissertation which was an experimental research study of creativity factors among elementary school students in Goleta, California.

Student Advisory Counsil

SAC Program

Student Advisory Council

Campers attending at least their third year of Satori Camp are invited to take part in our Student Advisory Council. This council was established more than 20 years ago by students with the goal of using students’ input and ideas to further develop the idea of “Satori.” The S.A.C. arrives one day early for a roundtable and leadership workshop facilitated by camp directors.


EWU // 54 West 21st Street

220 Showalter Hall, Cheney, WA 99004-2443