3-5 Year Olds

Members: $50
Non-members $55

Did you know Dino Camp?
Dino Camp is an early childhood camp, designed expressly for young explorers. During these days of discovery, we will learn how to identify different dinosaurs, dig for dino bones, and make dino themed arts & crafts and much more.
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia
Dates: July 8-12, 10-11 a.m.

Fun and Fitness
Do you love to move and groove? Campers will jump, dance, and wiggle as we explore the many ways to move our bodies and make fitness fun by participating in structured movement, balance, and coordination activities and visiting the traveling exhibit, “Healthyville.”
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia
Dates:July 15-19, 10-11 a.m.

6-8 year olds
Members: $65 half day, $135 full day
Non Members; $70 half day, $145 full day

Campers can sign up for a half day session or both morning and afternoon sessions to make a full day (9am– 4 pm, campers bring their own lunch and lunch supervision provided.)

What Color Is This Color?
The science of color is explored through art activities with paint. Learn all about hue, saturation, value and how to make colors by creating your own artwork…and how we avoid brown!
Location: Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center
Dates: July 15-19, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

STEM Studio Camp 1
Spend a week immersed in STEM technology and problem solving projects. Learn the basic steps of coding & programing by exploring robotics with Ozobots and Cube Robots. Discover 3D printing with a 3Doodler 3D printing pen and get a chance to tinker with LEGOS & Little Bits circuits.
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia
Dates: July 15-19, 1-4 p.m.

Powhatan Experience
Discover how the Powhatans lived and succeeded in their environment. Learn about daily life through replica artifacts, tools, games and stories of the time. The roles of the Powhatan and the English newcomers will both be explored.
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia
Dates: July 22-26, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

The Places We’ll Go
Join Dr. Seuss and all the Whos as we journey through a different whimsical tale each day. During the week, campers will delve into stories, art projects, games, STEM challenges, science experiments, and creating their own poem collection all based on Dr. Seuss books.
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia
Dates:July 22-26, 1-4 p.m.

Beginner Architects
Explore, imagine, design, build and play! Campers are introduced to the creative process of designing, building and decorating structures. Time will also be spent exploring examples of historical architecture in the surrounding neighborhood.
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia
Dates: Aug 5-9, 9 a.m. 12 p.m.

STEM Studio Camp 2
Spend a week immersed in STEM engineering and problem solving challenges. Explore building games, space races, and spend time in the Beazley Planetarium.
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia
Dates: Aug 5-9, 1-4 p.m.

9-12 years

Members: $65 half day, $135 full day
Non Members; $70 half day, $145 full day

Campers can sign up for a half day session or both morning and afternoon sessions to make a full day (9am– 4 pm, campers bring their own lunch and lunch supervision provided.)

Secrets of Asian Design
Learn the woodworking secrets only the Chinese and Japanese knew centuries before Europe and America. Campers will decorate their own wooden box with real gesso, black lacquer, and a gold leaf design of their choosing.
Location: Children’s Museum
Dates: June 24-28, 9 a.m. -12 p.m.

Art Explorers
Explore the fascinating world of ancient Egypt and its decorative art through hands on artistic projects. During the week campers will create sculptures and pyramids, design with hieroglyphics, and explore Egyptian painting, pottery, and papyrus.
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia
Dates: June 24-28, 1-4 p.m.

Art of Bookbinding
This week is all about books! We’ll explore how paper is made and we’ll create paste paper and marbled paper that we can use to decorate our books. And campers will make books with at least 3 different binding techniques.
Location: Portsmouth Art and Cultural Center
Dates: July 29- Aug 2, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Working Smarter With Simple Machines
Campers will discover the exciting applications of mechanical engineering! Starting with step-by-step builds to introduce each of the simple machines, learners eventually advance their way to constructing creations of their own. Be prepared to investigate levers, pulleys and inclined planes, and enhance critical thinking skills while building upon existing knowledge. Campers will gain foundations in physics, the design process and scientific principles
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia
Dates: July 29-Aug 2, 1-4 p.m.

Register online today!  childrensmuseumvirginia.com/camps
Registration deadline is 2 weeks prior to start date.
Campers must meet age requirement by start date.

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