Camps - EdVenture Columbia

Camp is only offered at the EdVenture Columbia location. 

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Take a break from the ordinary and explore the Ed-traordinary! From igniting your culinary curiosities in EdVenture’s Cooking Lab to making a scientific discovery as a Bio-Investigator, to watching your favorite fairy tale characters come to life to teach you the math and science behind the story, there's endless fun for everyone at Camp EdVenture! Children ages 4-10 will experience fun-filled days bursting with educational activities and play! 

Camp EdVenture is open to the public and offers a variety of camps for campers ages 4–10. Fun, hands-on activities keep children busy, happy and learning all day long. Spaces are limited. EdVenture members receive a $30 discount for camps (applied at registration). All campers must be potty-trained (no pull-ups please).

Summer Break Camp

EdVenture Columbia Summer Break Camp 2022:

Cost:

  • Non Members: $195 per child, per week.
  • EdVenture Members: $165 per child, per week.

Hours: 

  • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Complimentary early drop off begins at 7:30 AM. 
    • Extended Day from 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM is available for an additional $10 per child, per day. 

 

EdVenture Columbia Summer Break Weekly Camp Descriptions

Week 1: June 6-10

  • Junior Chef (Cooking) - Ages 4-5
    • The cooking lab is the place to be for even the youngest of our chefs! Junior chefs will explore the culinary world with seasonal fruit and veggies in dishes they prepare themselves! Each day in the lab will be filled with different cooking techniques and kitchen safety lessons, as well as teaching them about being healthy adventurous eaters! This class will pair literacy selections with fun snacks and they “Read it and Eat it”! Campers will be able to take home their treats and will receive recipes at the end of the week to share with their families.
  • Page to Stage (Maker - Theatre) - Ages 6-7
    • In Page to Stage our campers will explore the exciting world of theatre. From costume design to performance, students will spend the week exploring all the elements it takes to put on a fantastic show by putting on a performance for their family and friends at the end of the week!
  • Robot Games (STEAM - Robotics) - Ages 8-10
    • It’s time for super charged robotics games! In this camp you will face fun challenges like robot wresting with our Lego Mindstorms, colorful coding using Ozobots, and racing through an obstacle course with our Dash robots. Join us for a radical robot adventure!

Week 2: June 13-17

  • Colorful Science (STEAM - Science) - Ages 4-5
    • Young scientists will learn the science of the rainbow in this colorful camp. We’ll explore how colors mix, travel, and are used in everything from art to science. We will learn about light, chromatography, camouflage and so much more!
  • Global Chef (Cooking) - Ages 6-7
    • This summer your camper can travel the world without leaving home! Our culinary instructor will be your camper’s guide to some of the most exotic and tasty dishes from around the world. They can expect to learn not only how to prepare international dishes like Thai curries and Japanese temaki, but to also be exposed to the geography and culinary traditions of these cuisines. Each of the five days campers will focus on a different region and they will be able to take home recipes and resources to share with the whole family.
  • Marvelous Machines (Maker - Engineering) Ages 8-10
    • Think. Design. Create. We will use simple machines, magnets, motors, and the wonders of air pressure to make our own awesome contraptions. Let the forces of motion and physics be with you!

Week 3: June 20-24

  • Make It & Take It (Maker - Engineering) - Ages 4-5
    • Campers will dive into making and building through a series of activities set to ignite their creativity! We will try our hand at mosaics, pixel art, and engineering in this hand-on camp designed to inspire your young maker!
  • Science of the Senses (STEAM – Science & Health) - Ages 6-7
    • Prepare your senses for an incredible journey into the science of how we think and feel. We’ll perform experiments to determine how our bodies react to everything from light and sound to joy and fright.
  • Navigating New York (Cooking) - Ages 8-10
    • New York is more than just a Big Apple! New York state is mostly beautiful farmland full of dairies and orchards. The cabbage capital of America is chopped full of delectable dishes from throughout the world. At the United Nations, in Manhattan, representatives meet from over 193 nations – whose cuisines you can also find on every corner! This class will journey through a New York world of new flavors and new experiences. Campers will also be able to take home their treats and will receive recipes at the end of the week to share with their families.

Week 4: June 27-July 1

  • Junior Chef (Cooking) Camp - Ages 4-5
    • The cooking lab is the place to be for even the youngest of our chefs! Junior chefs will explore the culinary world with seasonal fruit and veggies in dishes they prepare themselves! Each day in the lab will be filled with different cooking techniques and kitchen safety lessons, as well as teaching them about being healthy adventurous eaters! This class will pair literacy selections with fun snacks and they “Read it and Eat it”! Campers will be able to take home their treats and will receive recipes at the end of the week to share with their families.
  • Plan, Build, Improve (Maker – Art & Engineering) - Ages 6-7
    • Put your thinking caps on because we are about to enter the world of engineering where we will discover that things aren’t as simple as they seem. From designing earthquake proof buildings to crash testing rockets, campers will learn how to overcome obstacles and shoot for the stars!
  • Detective Camp (STEAM – Science & Math) - Ages 8-10
    • EdVenture campers are on the case in this class that will explore the wonders of forensic science. We will lift prints, test for blood, and use blacklights to search for clues. Help us crack the case and catch the crook!

Week 5: July 11-15

  • Robot Theatre (STEAM – Robotics & Art) - Ages 4-5
    • Early engineers will discover the world of robots by developing basic programming scripts. Robots will dance, sing, and perform a show using simple coding techniques and a lot of creativity! Come learn the language of robots with our educators.
  • Global Chef (Cooking) - Ages 6-7
    • This summer your camper can travel the world without leaving home! Our culinary instructor will be your camper’s guide to some of the most exotic and tasty dishes from around the world. They can expect to learn not only how to prepare international dishes like Thai curries and Japanese temaki, but to also be exposed to the geography and culinary traditions of these cuisines. Each of the five days campers will focus on a different region and they will be able to take home recipes and resources to share with the whole family.
  • Curtain Up! (Maker - Theatre) - Ages 8-10
    • Discover the magical world of theatre. Learn how to create a set, design a costume, write powerful dialogue and, of course, how to act with flare!

Week 6: July 18-22

  • Master of Disaster (Maker – Science & Engineering) - Ages 4-5
    • Students will learn all about natural disasters, from hurricanes and earthquakes to floods and snowstorms. They will put their engineering talents to the test by creating structures that can withstand these forces of nature.
  • Body Mechanics (STEAM – Science & Technology) - Ages 6-7
    • Campers will journey through the incredible systems of the human body. We’ll explore the workings of the human brain, the super structure of the skeleton, and how machines assist humans in the medical field. Using scientific equipment and modern technology, such as robots, we will learn all about the amazing mechanics of the human body.
  • Navigating New York (Cooking) - Ages 8-10
    • New York is more than just a Big Apple! New York state is mostly beautiful farmland full of dairies and orchards. The cabbage capital of America is chopped full of delectable dishes from throughout the world. At the United Nations, in Manhattan, representatives meet from over 193 nations – whose cuisines you can also find on every corner! This class will journey through a New York world of new flavors and new experiences. Campers will also be able to take home their treats and will receive recipes at the end of the week to share with their families.

Week 7: July 25-29

  • Junior Chef (Cooking) - Ages 4-5
    • The cooking lab is the place to be for even the youngest of our chefs! Junior chefs will explore the culinary world with seasonal fruit and veggies in dishes they prepare themselves! Each day in the lab will be filled with different cooking techniques and kitchen safety lessons, as well as teaching them about being healthy adventurous eaters! This class will pair literacy selections with fun snacks and they “Read it and Eat it”! Campers will be able to take home their treats and will receive recipes at the end of the week to share with their families.

  • Exotic Ecosystems (Maker – Art & Science) - Ages 6-7
    • Campers are invited to take a glimpse into the different habits of some of Earth’s most interesting creatures! Mixing science with art, campers will leave EdVenture looking for the unique characteristics in their own ecosystem!

Week 8: Aug 1-5

  • Master Artists (STEAM – Art & Engineering) - Ages 4-5
    • Campers will travel through time and explore the many styles of art and the artists who made them famous. From simple cave paintings to modern masterpieces, campers will find inspiration for their own daily works of art. Types of art include mosaics, painting, print making, sculpture, and more!
  • Global Chef (Cooking) - Ages 6-7
    • This exciting summer camp will focus on the culinary classics with classic dishes any chef should have in their repertoire! Campers will explore tasty dishes from around the globe and become more comfortable with knife safety, palate building and food preparation. Campers will also be able to take home their treats and will receive recipes at the end of the week to share with their families.
  • Trash to Treasure (Maker – Engineering & Art) - Ages 8-10
    • Turn ordinary and overlooked items into extraordinary creations. In this camp we will use everyday items to build, design, and experiment! We’ll have fun with catapults, rockets, toy making, engineering challenges, chemistry, and more!

General Information

General Information:

Drop Off/Pick Up/ Extended Day

Complimentary drop off is 7:30am daily. Campers accompanied by a parent/guardian should be dropped off using the front entrance of the museum. Pick-up is at 3pm (with proper ID). Extended day services are available from 3-5:30pm for an additional $10 per camper per day. Extended day pick up is at 5:30pm (with proper ID).

Food/Snack

For Spring Break Camp: Please provide a nut-free and non-perishable lunch and morning snack. We will provide an afternoon snack.


For Summer Break Camp: Please provide a nut-free and non-perishable morning snack. We will provide a nut-free and non-perishable lunch and afternoon snack.

Vaccination Policy

EdVenture supports the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics in protecting all children who attend camp at EdVenture from vaccine preventable diseases.

Clothing

For Spring Break Camp: Campers are required to wear closed toe shoes and comfortable, appropriate clothing. Camp t-shirts are not provided.

For Summer Camp: Campers are required to wear closed toe shoes. All registered summer campers will receive a Camp EdVenture t-shirt and are required to wear their t-shirt daily. Additional shirts are available for purchase.

Valuables

We encourage campers to leave valuables (including all electronic devices) at home. Camp EdVenture will not be responsible for any lost or stolen items. If a camper does misplace any items during Camp, items will be placed in the lost and found at the Welcome Desk. We encourage parents/guardians to write the camper’s initials on jackets, backpacks and lunch boxes.

Camp Confirmation

You will receive an email confirmation upon completion of your online registration. Your confirmation email will include your confirmation number and information about Camp EdVenture.

Questions?

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