Ages 6-8

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2018 Camps for Ages 6-8

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 and Callie Harward
Cost: $225
Session dates: June 4-8, 9 am–4 pm

Wild Things
Investigate the unique mammals and birds of the Colorado Plateau through art projects, music, skits, and games inspired by the outdoors. Connect with the wild world on nature hikes while learning how to identify the region’s creatures. A field trip to Bearizona is included.
Educator:
Melissa Eckstrom
Cost:
$225
Session dates: June 4-8, 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 11-15, 9 am–4 pm


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. We'll finish the week with edible art pieces to share.
Educator: Tristyn Bustamante
Cost: $230
Session dates: June 11-15, 9 am–4 pm

Art of the Wild
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 Lake Mary and the San Francisco peaks.
Educator: Hayley McKeever
Cost: $225
Session 1 dates: June 18-22, 9 am–4 pm

Session 2 dates:  July 16-20, 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: Melissa Eckstrom
Cost: $220
Session dates: June 18-22, 9 am–4 pm

Crafty Cooking
Do you love to create in the kitchen? Spend the week making fun and healthy recipes for ice cream, lemonade, hummus, trail mix, s’mores in a solar oven, and much more. Bring your apron and your appetite!
Educator: Anne Vela
Cost: $235
Session Dates: June 25-29, 9 am–4 pm

Beaks and Talons
From sparrows to eagles, discover everything about birds! We will learn to identify birds around Flagstaff on nature walks, create our own bird watching books and picture frames, and learn about owls and raptors on a field trip to Bearizona.
Educator: Breanna Knaresboro
Cost: $230
Session dates: June 25-29, 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:
$210
Dates:
July 2-6, 9 am–4 pm (*no camp on July 4th)

Can you Dig It?
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 and Hayley McKeever
Cost: $215
Session dates: July 2-6, 9 am–4 pm (*no camp on July 4th)

Get to Know H2O
This will be a fun-filled week learning and visiting all types of natural water sources and exploring ways in which we can conserve water. We will visit the Lake Mary water treatment plant, Kachina wetlands, and plant miniature succulents to take home.
Educator: Breanna Knaresboro
Cost: $230
Session dates: July 9-13, 9 am–4 pm

Pottery and Plants
Learn fun ways to create clay cups, planters and garden decorations to take home at the end of the week. We will also explore gesture drawing in the garden, natural mandalas, miniature mud huts and a scavenger hunt of life drawings.
Educator: Tristyn Bustamante
Cost: $235
Session dates: July 9-13, 9 am–4 pm

Winged Wonders     
Birds and bats have flight in common but do it differently.  Make field notebooks and creep through the woods observing birds and looking for bat roosts.  Learn how birds and bats evolved and how two different ways of flying came to be.  Make bird feeders, bird or bat ornaments and visit local ponds to make “in the field” bird identifications.
Educator: Breanna Knaresboro
Cost: $225
Session dates: July 16-20, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.

Clay Creations
Explore ceramics from around the world to shape your own clay creations. For inspiration we will visit the Museum's prehistoric pottery display, go on nature hikes, and view local galleries. Create embossed tiles, pots, and dishes using prehistoric pottery forms and designs that will be fired, glazed, and ready to take home on Friday.
Educator: Kelly Woodruff
Cost: $235
Dates: July 23-27, 9 am–4 pm

From Crops to Cuisine
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. Then, gather fresh and local ingredients to include in recipes for cooked meals..
Educator: Melissa Eckstrom
Cost: $225
Dates: July 23-27, 9 am–4 pm

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