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Hours:

Monday - Sunday: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

We are closed on the following days: Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas

Admission:

Members   -   Free

Children and Adults   -   $11.95

Seniors (age 62+)   -   $10.95

Military (with ID)   -   $10.95

Educator (with ID)   -   $10.95

Groups (15+ w/RSVP)   -   $8.50

Children under two    -   Free

Camps

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 4-12 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 4–12. Fun, hands-on activities keep children busy, happy and learning all day long. Spaces are limited. EdVenture members receive a 15% discount for camps (applied at registration). All campers must be potty-trained (no pull-ups please).

 

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Summer Break Camp 2019:

EdVenture Children's Museum's award winning summer camp is back with 8 exciting weeks of summer camp for your camper! Summer camp is offered to children ages 4-12, and offers multiple camp sessions so that your camper can participate in activities they enjoy most! 

Member: $165.00 per week 

Non Member :$195 per week 

 

Summer Break Camp is presented by:

Nephron

 

 

To Register, Click on your desired week of camp below! 

 

General Information:

Pricing/Drop Off/Pick Up/ Extended Day

EdVenture Summer Camp Pricing:

Member: $165.75

Non Member :$195


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 3-6pm for an additional $50 per camper per week. Extended day pick up is at 6pm(with proper ID).

Food/Snack

Camp EdVenture provides a freshly-made lunch and one snack for all campers. Campers are encouraged to bring an additional non-perishable snack. If a camper has a food allergy, please make sure that it is included in the registration process.

Clothing

All registered campers will receive a Camp EdVenture t-shirt. Campers are required to wear their camp 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.

Weekly Camp Descriptions

Week 1: June 10-14

4-5 Year Olds: Make It and Take It

Our youngest learners will dive into making by designing shapes and letters using Perler Beads, cardboard, and recycled books. We will try our hand at origami, Pixal Art, and engineering 101.

6-7 Year Olds (Group A): Journey to the Stars!

Launch an EdVenture into the history and future of flight! Through hands-on experiments campers will explore the four forces of flight, create their own model aircraft, and study real rocket science. From Kitty Hawk to the first mission to Mars, the next evolution of flight is always on the horizon.

6-7 Year Olds (Group B): Theater: Lights, Camera, Action!

Discover the magical world of theater. Learn how to create a set, design costumes, write powerful dialogue, and of course, how to act with flare! Let your creative spirit shine as you uncover hidden talents and gain confidence to speak well in public

8-12 Year Olds: Elite Chef!

Is your camper ready to become the next top chef? In this fun, five-day camp, young chefs will practice essential kitchen skills and master the fundamentals of cooking. They will work alongside their classmates through Chopped Junior style activities, utilizing mystery basket ingredients to build dishes from the ground up! In addition to mastering their dishes, campers will be introduced to nutritionally informed choices in the kitchen! Each camper will bring home a number of recipes and resources to share with their families that will continue to foster their passion for cooking!

Week 2: June 17-21

4-5 Year Olds: Junior Chefs

The Cooking Lab is the place to be for even the youngest of chefs! Junior chefs will get to explore the culinary with seasonal fruits 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 and adventurous eaters. This class will pair with literary selections with fun snacks as 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.

6-7 Year Olds (Group A): Master Artists

Campers will travel through time to look at the various periods 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!

6-7 Year Olds (Group B): Science of Sports: Higher, Faster, Stronger!

What does it take to be great in sports? Understand the science behind the nutrition and the physical and mental health training and recovery techniques professional athletes must go through to be successful. Learn and practice a variety of math skills as we dig deeper into the health, physics, and game strategy of sports.

8-12 Year Olds: Fast Forward Camp

Exploring Science: Go on EdVenture through the world around you! EdVenture is partnering with Fast Forward to take you on a science investigation. Explore Edventure’s exhibits while learning about the way the world works, from the World of Flight to BioWorks and human nutrition in EdVenture’s very own kitchen.

Week 3: June 24-28

4-5 Year Olds: Sensational Habitats

What does an Artic habitat look, feel, and smell like? Why can only certain animals live in the desert? Why is it called a rainforest? Campers will explore habitats in all climates and will use their senses to discover our divers world.

6-7 Year Olds (Group A): Eddie Eats

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. Each camper will be able to create a cookbook to share with their families and gain confidence within their own kitchen.

6-7 Year Olds (Group B): Plan, Build, Improve!

Put your problem-solving hat on! We are about to enter the world of engineering, where we will discover that things aren't always as simple as they seem. From designing earthquake proof buildings to crash testing cars, your student will learn through trial and error how to overcome the obstacles before them!

8-12 Year Olds: Full STEAM Ahead!

This camp brings the best STEAM related programs offered by EdVenture to inspire our campers to nurture their innovative thinking. From Slimy Science and Genetic Junction to Weather You Like it or Not and It's Just a Phase, this summer program will be all about building, creating, and exploring in the world of science, technolgoy, engineering, the arts, and mathematics.

Week 4: July 8-12

4-5 Year Olds: Superhero Camp

Campers will use their knowledge of superheroes to make connections with real life science and technology. In addition, they will create their own superhero costumes and perform skits to develop their communication and collaboration skills. And a superhero might just stop by to congratulate them on their hard work.

6-7 Year Olds (Group A): Global Chef

This summer your camper can travel the world without leaving home! Our experienced culinary instructors 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 of camp will focus on a different region and they will be able to take home recipes and resources to share with the whole family!

6-7 Year Olds (Group B): Exotic Ecosystems

This camp is designed to introduce very young scientists to using science inquiry methods. 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 of their own ecosystem!

8-12 Year Olds: Robotics: Mars Exploration

Work in teams to build and program a rover robot able to perform a variety of tasks independently on an alien planet: shoot at targets, navigate obstacles, collect rock samples and more. We will use LEGO Mindstorm and Kodu to create a both physical and virtual robot and planet. Use recycled materials to make and take home your own motor-powered little alien.

Week 5: July 15-19

4-5 Year Olds: Storybook Science

Discover the science, technology, engineering, and math hidden in the pages of your favorite children’s books in this wacky combination of fairytales and STEM. Stories are sure to come alive as characters guide the way through hands-on experiments to explain the science behind these fanciful tales.

6-7 Year Olds (Group A): Theater: Lights, Camera, Action!

Discover the magical world of theater. Learn how to create a set, design costumes, write powerful dialogue and, of course, how to act with flare! Let your creative spirit shine as you uncover hidden talents and gain confidence to speak well in public.

6-7 Year Olds (Group B): Robot City

Step in to the future. In this camp mash-up of robotics and architectural design, campers will work together to create a model of a future city and the robots who inhabit it. Armed with a whole lot of cardboard, Lego Mindstorm, and new found knowledge, campers will build the future today. Campers will also use recycled materials to make and take home their own motor powered robot.

8-12 Year Olds: Elite Chef!

Is your camper ready to become the next top chef? In this fun, five-day camp, young chefs will practice essential kitchen skills and master the fundamentals of cooking. They will work alongside their classmates through Chopped Junior style activities, utilizing mystery basket ingredients to build dishes from the ground up! In addition to mastering (and eating!) their dishes, campers will be introduced to nutritionally informed choices in the kitchen and can apply math and reading skills in a creative and tasty way! Each camper will bring home a number of recipes and resources to share with their families that continue to foster their passion for cooking!

Week 6: July 22-26

4-5 Year Olds: Junior Chefs

The Cooking Lab is the place to be for even the youngest of chefs! Junior chefs will get to explore the culinary world with seasonal fruits 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 and adventurous eaters. This class will pair literary selections with fun snacks as 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.

6-7 Year Olds (Group A): Spy Camp!

Welcome to a world of secret codes, hidden messages and deceptive gadgets. Sharpen your problem-solving skills as you uncover a series of mysteries and daily challenges. Use real lab equipment, conduct mind-boggling experiments, and collect insightful clues to save the day.

6-7 Year Olds (Group B): A Child Around the World

Join the expedition as we travel around the world to be inspired by the culture and art of different countries. Campers will be able to compare and contrast how celebrations, diet, school, entertainment, and chores differ from their own. From tribal masks to basket weaving, campers will also recreate art from the cultures they experience.

8-12 Year Olds: Fast Forward Camp

Flight, Film, Fun!: Campers are tuning in to this fun new camp brought by Fast Forward. See if you have what it takes to be a news reporter or cameraman while learning about the World of Flight! Campers will have the opportunity to make their own film, covering all aspects of flight. Where will this camp take you?

Week 7: July 29-Aug 2

4-5 Year Olds: Budding Artists

Designed to give your camper a taste of the arts, this camp will focus on fine art, music and theater. The study of color and shape will lead to two- and three-dimensional artwork, learning about the science of sound will lead to the creation of individual rhythm instruments, and developing stories together will lead to their very own puppet creation. These are just a few examples of the wide array of activities in store.

6-7 Year Olds (Group A): Eddie's Eats

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. Each camper will be able to create a cookbook to share with their families and gain confidence within their own kitchen!

6-7 Year Olds (Group B): Plan, Build, Improve!

Put your problem-solving hat on! We are about to enter the world of engineering, where we will discover that things aren’t always as simple as they seem. From designing earthquake proof buildings to crash testing cars, your student will learn through trial and error how to overcome the obstacles before them.

8-12 Year Olds: Robotics and 3D Design

Work in teams to build and program a robot with Lego Mindstorm. Robots will compete in daily fun challenges meant to test your design creativity, problem solving and collaboration skills. Learn how to create 3D designs with Tinkercad software. Make, print and take home your own 3D creation.


Week 8: Aug 5-9

4-5 Year Olds: Build Together, Move Together

Cars, boats, and planes: what do they all have in common? During this week, campers will design vehicles that move using recycled materials and battery-powered motors. Join us as we race to the finish line at the end of the week in EdVenture's Great Outdoors.

6-7 Year Olds (Group A): Global Chefs

This summer your camper can travel the world without leaving home! Our experienced culinary instructors 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 of camp will focus on a different region and they will be able to take home recipes and resources to share with the whole family!

6-7 Year Olds (Group B): Robotics and Coding

The Road to being a tech savvy starts here! Build and program a robot with LEGO Mindstorm. Design and code an interactive animated story with Scratch software. Have fun solving maze challenges with Ozobots. Engineer your own machine using motors, batteries, and everyday items.

8-12 Year Olds: Trash and Treasure

Turn ordinary, discarded, unused, and overlooked items into extraordinary creations. Build, design, experiment and have fun with catapults, pulleys, zoetropes, terrariums, chemical reactions, stuffed animal pillows, paper toys and more.

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