Ages 6-8

Discovery Summer Camps: Ages 6–8

Registration for 2019 opens March 25 for members, March 29 for everyone! Note: Registration closes on Thursday at 5:00 pm before the first day of camp.

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2019 Camps for Ages 6-8

Planet Party
Blast off! We are going to spend the week exploring the planets! Join us to engineer space gloves, experiment with crater formation, create your own planet and learn all about the ones in our solar system. Field trip to astronaut testing sites east of town.
Educator: Anne Hamlin
Cost: $230
Session dates: June 10-14, 9 am–4 pm

Gallery Artist
Experience how to be an artist in a museum gallery! Learn composition and painting techniques to create a work of art and prepare it for installation in the Museum Exhibits on Friday  .
Educator: Jeff Urdang
Cost: $235
Session dates: June 10-14, 9 am–4 pm

Caves and Canyons
Bring your sense of adventure to explore how caves and canyons are formed and what type of wildlife they support. Field trips to Old Caves Crater, Walnut Canyon, the canyon along the Rio de Flag, Oak Creek Canyon, and the Lava River Cave (a.k.a. “Lava Tubes”) will provide an opportunity for up close investigation of these landforms.
Educator: Meg Kabotie
Cost: $230
Session dates: June 17-21, 9 am–4 pm

Plein Air Painting
Plein Air is a French term meaning to paint outside in the open air. Campers will learn all about this nature-immersive technique while creating beautiful natural scenes. Hikes and field trips are included.
Educator: 
Kelly Woodruff
Cost:
$235
Dates:
June 17-21, 9 am–4 pm

Follow that Food
Grow in your knowledge of the food process from soil to plate. Taste the harvest of the Museum’s garden and cultivate farming experience on the Colorado Plateau. Gather fresh ingredients from local sources to include in recipes.
Educator: MNA staff
Cost: $230
Session dates: June 24-28, 9 am–4 pm

Habitat Hikers
Visit local habitats including forest, riparian zones, and meadows to discover the flora and fauna that live in these fragile environments and what you can do to protect them. Bring your swimsuit for a day-long field trip to Oak Creek.
Educator: Lorie Cavalli
Cost: $235
Session dates: June 24-28, 9 am–4 pm

Mad Scientist
Fun science in the summer! Learn through interactive and hands-on science activities including cool chemical reactions, making rockets and slime, and nature field trips.
Educator: Meg Kabotie
Cost: $215
Session dates: July 1-5, 9 am–4 pm (*no camp on July 4th)

Cook and Create
Do you love to create for others in the kitchen?  We will visit a local restaurant, create our own menu, prepare dishes and invite families to our “restaurant” on Friday afternoon. Bring your apron and your appetite!
Educator: Brendan Personale
Cost: $220
Session Dates: July 1-5, 9 am–4 pm (*no camp on July 4th)

Visual Arts Sampler
Use photography and visual journaling as inspiration for creating your own original art pieces from your choice of materials and mediums. Includes field trips to the Museum and art galleries.
Educator: Jeff Urdang
Cost: $235
Session dates: July 8-12, 9 am–4 pm

Riparian Romp
Visit local ponds, streams and riparian habitats to learn about the flora and fauna that live in these fragile environments and what you can do to protect them.  Bring your swimsuit for a day long field trip to Oak Creek.
Educator: Lorie Cavalli
Cost: $235
Session dates: July 8-12, 9 am–4 pm

Hopi Art and Cooking
Learn about Hopi culture through making traditional and tasty Hopi dishes and exploring various art forms such as pottery, jewelry making and painting murals.
Educator: Meg Kabotie
Cost: $240
Dates: July 15-19, 9 am–4 pm

Mysteries of History
Travel back in time to spend a day in the life of someone living in ancient Egypt, medieval Europe, the Viking age and colonial America. Experience how to trade, defend your castle, build a pyramid and much more!
Educator: Brendan Personale
Cost: $230
Session dates: July 15-19, 9 am–4 pm

Cuisines of the World
Explore culture through food! Learn how to make traditional dishes from countries such as Italy, China, Spain and America. Families are invited on Friday to sample what we have prepared.
Educator: Brendan Personale
Cost: $240
Session dates: July 22-26, 9 am–4 pm

Nature Artist      
Enjoy painting, collage, and mixed media to create works of art that utilize nature as the primary subject matter. Inspiration will come from field trips to Schultz Pass, Buffalo Park and the Nature Trail.
Educator: Jeff Urdang
Cost: $235
Session dates: July 22-26, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Eco-Explorers
Let’s learn to minimize human’s impact on our planet! Try your hand at composting, planting in the Colton garden, creating art from discarded materials and conserving water. Includes a field trip to Willow Bend and the Recycling Center.
Educator: Lorie Cavalli and Breanna Knaresboro
Cost: $230
Session dates: July 29-Aug. 2, 9 am–4 pm

Archaeology Detectives
Unlock secrets of the past.  Through visits to Elden Pueblo, learn how ancient people of Arizona lived during this hands on exploration of how they built homes, made tools and hunted. Explore ancient houses, art and learn to make prehistoric foods.
Educator: Elden Pueblo
Cost: $240
Session dates: July 29-Aug. 2, 9 am–4 pm

 

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