Museum Camps 2018

Museum youth programs offered from June 21 – August 17, 2018. Summer Camp at the Museum includes day-long camps for grades 2 – 6; weekly camps for grades 2 – 5; and Junior Camp Counselor-in-Training for grades 6 – 7.

Summer Camp at the Museum

Summer Camp at the Museum is based on the philosophy that young people benefit from hands-on learning experiences that combine an appreciation for the arts and science with respect for and understanding of the world around them. It is the mission of our dedicated and experienced staff to promote creative talent, cultivate a sense of wonder, and foster an enthusiasm for exploration of the natural world.

Single Day Camps

Get Messy Day Camp (2nd – 6th grades)
Get messy with hands-on art making fun!  Discover your creative side without any worry about making a mess! It’s a day-long art camp that’s fun and imaginative!

Get Messy [Day Camp 1]
June 21, 9 am - 2 pm
$45 members, $50 non-members
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Get Messy [Day Camp 5]
Aug. 17, 9 am - 2 pm
$45 members, $50 non-members
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Origami Day Camp (2nd – 6th grades)
Discover the art of paper folding. Transform flat paper into fun sculptures. Explore the MAC’s exhibit, Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami. Gain inspiration from the work of master folders from around the world. Spend the day creating origami in fun and inventive ways!

Origami [Day Camp 2]
July 10, 9 am - 2 pm
$45 members, $50 non-members
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Upcycle with Art Day Camp (2nd – 6th grades)
Recycle and upcycle ordinary household materials to create unique and resourceful artwork. Collect, examine and discover natural specimens on nature treks. Use natural and recycled materials - bubble wrap, string, sandpaper, leaves, twigs, pebbles, bark and grass to create art. Explore the MAC’s exhibit, Sayaka Ganz: Reclaimed Creations. Discover the hidden beauty of the MAC’s five-acre campus with outdoor activities and nature walks.

Upcycle with Art [Day Camp 3]
July 31, 9 am- 2 pm
$45 members, $50 non-members
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Upcycle with Art [Day Camp 4]
Aug. 7, 9 am - 2 pm
$45 members, $50 non-members
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Week-long Camps

Each camp includes a tour of the galleries and the historic Campbell House. Campers will create their own hand-designed portfolios and screen printed t-shirts as keepsakes from their unique summer experience!
Before and after care available for an additional fee. Separate registration required which opens April 11th. Camp registration is open.

Get Messy Camps
Due to popular demand “Get Messy” has returned! Your desk at school or your room at home might show that you’ve been practicing but the Museum is THE place for your creative messes to shine!
June 25 – 29, 9 am – 4 pm
$180 members, $200 non-members

The Mess Makers (2nd – 3rd grades)
Natural Science Camp

Get messy with hands-on science experiments! Roll up your sleeves, grab an apron, and get ready to use science to create art using gravity, density, and temperatures. Create slime and goo, discover erupting volcanoes, and grow your own crystals. Explore the Museum’s five-acre campus to find that the outside world is messy too!

Get Messy (4th – 5th grades)
Art Camp

Discover your creative side without any worry about making a mess! Squish, splatter, and stomp your way into art as you explore printing, painting, and clay molding. Spend a week creating art in fun and imaginative ways both inside and out! Explore how to mix mediums and see how messy you can get along the way! Give your creative mind a rest by diving into a local artist’s work and discovering what secrets are hidden there.

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It’s a Mystery Camps
Join the ranks of detectives by signing up for this camp! At the Museum you will look deeper into art and conduct experiments to find hidden meanings. Use your observations as evidence to solve mysteries all week long!
July 16 – 20, 9 am – 4 pm
$180 members, $200 non-members

Clue Hunters (2nd – 3rd grades)
Natural Science Camp

Investigation time! Who? What? When? Where? How? Solve all these questions by using your own keen senses! Discover the clues hidden inside fingerprints and foot tracks. Decode a secret message. Overcome obstacles to track down your answers! Create your own mystery that will keep your friends and family guessing for days!

Mystery Solvers (4th – 5th grades)
Art Camp

The best mystery solvers are the ones who pay close attention to detail! See how your observations can provide you with clues about how things work. Test your senses by exploring a local artist’s work and discover the secrets hidden there. Create vanishing artwork – only you will know how to show its messages! Experience “Curate This!” one of the Museum’s popular programs to create your very own exhibit!

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Time Travel Camps
Roam with the dinosaurs by taking a step back through time this summer. This week at the Museum, you will travel through different time periods every day!
July 23 – 27, 9 am – 4 pm
$180 members, $200 non-members

Dinosaurs to Hula-Hoops (2nd – 3rd grades)
Art Camp

This week at the Museum will be a blast from the past! Jump into a different point in time every day! One day, play games that grandparents once loved in the 50s! The next day, discover your creative designing skills and build a castle. Another day, watch the dinosaur egg you made hatch! Then snap back to the present and explore what you think the future will bring!

Inventor in Training (4th – 5th grades)
Natural Science Camp

Travel through time to discover what the world was like in different time periods. Explore the science and technologies of the past. Recreate aged-old tools, such as a sundial, and learn how people accomplished things without the modern technology we take for granted today! Build and test your own version of a medieval catapult! Create your very own exhibit through “Curate This!”

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Junior Camp Counselors in Training (Jr CIT) (6th and 7th grades)
$180 members, $200 non-members

Join us this summer to gain experience assisting with summer camps at the Museum! Build skills employers look for in job applicants such as teambuilding, mentorship, communication, and leadership. Camp activities may include crafts, songs, games, and nature exploration. Jr CITs will support 2nd and 3rd grade camps. See camp schedule. Check our web site for requirements and qualifications.

June 25 - 29, 2018
July 16 - 20, 2018
July 23 - 27, 2018

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