Ages 6-8

Discovery Summer Camps: Ages 6–8

Registration for 2020 opens March 30 for members

Note: At this time of uncertainty, we are collecting registrations only to hold your place, payments will be made in May when we are able to confirm the 2020 summer camp season. Registration closes on Thursday at 5:00 pm before the first day of camp.

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2020 Camps for Ages 6-8

Habitat Hikers  
Visit local habitats including forest, riparian zones, and meadows to discover the biodiversity in these fragile environments through observation, journaling, drawing, collecting and interpreting. Bring your swimsuit for a day-long field trip to Oak Creek.
Educator: Lorie Cavalli
Cost: $235
Dates: June 8-12, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Dance Around the World
Buckle your bootstraps as we learn, create, and perform dances from different cultures, make arts & crafts and cultural foods, go on field trips & hikes, play games and so much more! Receive a stamp in your “Passport” after we explore new countries each day. Showcase performance at the end of the week.
Educator: Jessica Taylor
Cost: $235
Dates: June 8-12, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Earth Art  
Walk off the beaten path and discover what the earth has to offer for creative fun! Campers will learn basic elements of design and how to find inspiration from their natural surroundings. We will experiment and create with materials such as stones, vegetation, fruit, mud, natural dyes, and charcoal. Finish the week with edible art pieces to share.
Educator: Tristyn Bustamante
Cost: $235
Dates: June 15-19, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

Caves and Canyons
Bring your sense of adventure to explore how caves and canyons form 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:
$235
Session I Dates:
June 15-19, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Session II Dates: June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

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:
$230
Dates:
June 22-26, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

Pottery Party 
Explore ceramics from around the world and capture the beauty of nature in sketches, painting, and printmaking. Visit the Museum, create clay projects inspired by prehistoric pottery, and investigate the botanical and wildlife of Northern Arizona. Nature hikes and gallery visits will educate and inspire our artistic creations.
Educator: Jasmine Barber-Winter
Cost: $240
Dates: June 22-26, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

PaleoKids 
Explore the world of paleontology from the field to the lab. Spend time with a museum paleontologist and learn how prehistoric creatures inform us about past climates. Visit real dinosaur tracks and make some of your own!
Educator: Hannah Bercovici
Cost: $235
Dates: June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

Riparian Romp     
Explore local ponds, streams and riparian habitats to learn about the native flora and fauna. Campers will become springs stewards and appreciate the importance of water conservation in our local environment at places such as the Rio de Flag, Cheshire wetlands and Leroux spring. Bring your swimsuit for a day-long field trip to Oak Creek to check out aquatic creatures.
Educator: Lorie Cavalli
Cost: $235
Dates: July 6-10, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Rockin’ Geology
Adventurers wanted! Discovery the dynamic world of Northern Arizona geology through experiments, investigating how the Grand Canyon was formed and searching for fossils. Walk into the center of a volcano that exploded long ago (Red Mountain).
Educator: Hannah Bercovici
Cost: $235
Dates: July 6-10, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

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: $240
Dates: July 13-17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

Garden Art
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: MNA Staff
Cost: $230
Dates: July 13-17, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

Forest Investigators
Through the study of wildfire ecology, forest restoration, dendrochronology (tree ring science) and climate we will learn how to maintain a healthy forest and what can be done to save our forests from catastrophic wildfires. Field trips include the Fort Valley Experimental Forest and Snowbowl Road.
Educator: Lorie Cavalli
Cost: $235
Dates: July 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

 

Volcanoes!
Explore the exciting, explosive geologic history of northern Arizona through hands-on experiments and field trips to Sunset Crater National Park and Red Mountain. Adventurers needed for exploding fun!
Educator: Hannah Bercovici
Cost: $235
Dates: July 20-24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

 

Eco-Artist
Creative spirits go wild transforming everyday materials into beautiful works of art. Imagination and creativity pay off in a Friday art show for families. Includes field trips on nature trail and recycling center.
Educator: Barbara-ann Heerkens
Cost: $235
Dates: July 27-31, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
 

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: Meg Kabotie
Cost: $240
Dates: July 27-31, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

 

 

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