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2020 Summer Camps

3-5 Year olds   

Members: $50 | Non-members $55

Fairy Tale Adventures

Dates: June 22 – 26 from 10 am – 11 am
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia

Campers will adventure through a different fairy tale each day with accompanying art projects, sensory activities, and STEM challenges.

Wild Art

Dates: July 13 – 17 from 10 am – 11 am
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia

Exploring a different habitat each day, campers will create art projects inspired by the patterns, colors and animals found in nature. Get ready for fun with cutting, gluing, painting, drawing, and more.

Rising 1st – 2nd Graders

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 and museum exploration provided.)

Building Fun LEGOs (Part 1)

Dates: June 22 – 26 from 9 am – 12 pm
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia

Let your imagination run wild with LEGO! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design. Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO building system.

The Environment and You (Part 1)

Dates: June 22 – 26 from 1 pm – 4 pm
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia

Explore the nature in our own backyards!  Learn how to identify and protect the plants and animals that call Portsmouth home.  Interact with nature through hands on activities and outings designed to open campers up to the diverse world around us that often goes unnoticed.

Summer Olympics Fun and Games

Dates: August 3 – 7 from 9 am – 12 pm
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia

Dive into summer fun with activities based on this summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo. Campers will discover the history of the Olympics, create themed art projects, and compete in fitness and sport activities each day.

Transportation Station

Dates: August 3 – 7 from 1 pm – 4 pm
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia

This week is a hustle and bustle of activity as we explore transportation; Trucks, Trains, Ships and More!  Visit the Lightship Portsmouth, learn about forces & motion, and create some trucks, trains, and ships.

Register for both sessions as full day option August 3-7, 9 am – 4 pm:

The Environment and You (Part 2)

Dates: August 10 – 14 from 9 am – 12 pm
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia

Explore the nature in our own backyards!  Learn how to identify and protect the plants and animals that call Portsmouth home.  Interact with nature through hands on activities and outings designed to open campers up to the diverse world around us that often goes unnoticed.

Building Fun LEGOs (Part 2)

Dates: August 10 – 14 from 1 pm – 4 pm
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia

Let your imagination run wild with LEGO! Build engineer-designed projects such as boats, bridges, mazes and motorized cars, and use special pieces to create your own unique design. Explore the endless creative possibilities of the LEGO building system.

Register both sessions as full day option August 10-14, 9 am – 4 pm:

Rising 3rd – 5th Graders

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 and museum exploration provided.)

Explore History Through the Arts

Dates: July 13 – 17 from 9 am  – 12 pm
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia

Through the use of their eyes, ears and specific activities, campers experience various periods of history and cultural influences through different art forms.

Inventors STEM Camp

Dates: July 13 – 17 from 1 pm – 4 pm
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia

Discover the thrill of invention. Learn about Famous Inventors while getting to plan, build and test working inventions. Spend a week immersed in STEM – engineering and problem solving challenges. Inspiration for some activities and experiments come from the travelling summer exhibit, “Thomas Edison’s Secret Lab.”

Register for both sessions as full day option July 13-17, 9 am – 4 pm:

A Pirates Life For Me!

Dates: July 27 – 31 from 9 am – 12 pm
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia

Argh!  Did you know that pirates roamed local waters for nearly 200 years?   Come aboard and join our misfit crew for a fun filled hands-on camp exploring the pirate life through crafts, games, and STEM activities.  Adventure waits…

Japanese Art and Olympic Games

Dates: July 27 – 31 from 1 pm – 4 pm
Location: Children’s Museum of Virginia

Explore the beautiful and fascinating world of Japan through hands on art projects inspired by ancient works and techniques. We will also learn about the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and compete in some of our own fitness and sport activities.

Register for both sessions as full day option July 27-31, 9 am – 4 pm:

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