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2016 Summer Camp Program

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Castles & Dragon

Morning Summer Camps

Dates: Weekly, beginning June 20–August 26
Times: 9:00 am–1:00 pm (includes lunch hour, 12-1pm)
Ages: 2.9–4.9 years
Cost: $250/week; $225/week, members/ pass holder

Under the Sea • June 20–June 24

Explore seashells, starfish, whales and other creatures that live under the sea. Create sand pictures, decorate fish, and make sandwiches for a pretend picnic at the beach.

Young Maker Lab • June 27–July 1

Join all the hackers and tinkerers of the world with week of taking things apart and putting things together. Both girls and boys will enjoy a range of projects from recycled art sculptures, to carpentry with real tools, to building electric circuits, to patterning and sewing, to opening up old appliances and stuffed animals to see how they are made! Great STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities with some art thrown in for extra STEAM!

Back to the Farm • July 5–July 8

Plant fruit and vegetable seeds, make jam, bake bread, churn butter, square dance, collect eggs and taste some home-made ice cream. Pretend to be farm animals and farm hands.

Cars, Boats, Planes & Trains • July 11–July 15

Vroom! Vroom! Beep! Beep! Kids will make pretend race cars and freight trains. Explore things that fly and things that float. Learn about cars, boats, planes and trains through art, construction projects, cooking activities and science fun!

Castles & Dragons • July 18–July 22

Become a prince or princess, a goblin or a troll in this magical fairy tale week. Children will decorate royal crowns and create fairy wings, magic wands and table top castles. Through make-believe play we will create our own fairytales!

The Land Before Time • July 25-July 29

Go back in time to when ferocious dinosaurs walked the earth. Make dinosaur footprints, dig for dinosaur bones, find fossils and create a mystical prehistoric landscape with volcanoes. Learn songs about our dinosaur friends and act out favorite dinosaur stories.

Treasure Island • August 1-August 5

You've been shipwrecked! Build grass huts, explore caves and discover treasure left by long-ago pirates. Try on grass skirts, learn Hawaiian dances, make music with coconut shells and ukuleles, do the limbo and celebrate with a pretend luau.

Space Station • August 8–August 12

5,4,3,2,1…BLAST OFF! Take a seat in our imaginary rocket ship and tour the planets and outer space. We’ll build a space station, paint a moon landscape, investigate Mars mud and explore gravity. Friendly aliens may visit!

Construction Zone • August 15–August 19

Get ready to dig, mix and build! Create buildings, roads, and whole cities with construction blocks, diggers, front-loaders and bulldozers! Dress up in construction worker safety clothes and use tools, mix “cement" and make 3D sculptures.

Circus Parade • August 22–August 26

Welcome to the Big Top! Dress up as lions, tightrope walkers and strong men and women, paint circus backdrops, sell tickets and learn some simple clowning games. Kids will love 'selling' tickets and feeding the pretend elephants.

Afternoon Summer Camps

Dates: Weekly, beginning August 15 - August 26
Times: 2:00 pm–5:45 pm (Includes exclusive museum visits)
Ages: 3–5 years old
Cost: $250/week; $225/week, members/ pass holder
Add $50/week for 1:00–2:00 pm child care

Construction Zone • August 15–August 19

Get ready to dig, mix and build! Create buildings, roads, and whole cities with construction blocks, diggers, front-loaders and bulldozers! Dress up in construction worker safety clothes and use tools, mix "cement" and make 3D sculptures.

Circus Parade • August 22–August 26

Welcome to the Big Top! Dress up as lions, tightrope walkers and strong men and women, paint circus backdrops, sell tickets and learn some simple clowning games. Kids will love 'selling' tickets and feeding the pretend elephants.


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