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Summer Camp at the Children's Museum of VA

There are great camps exploring art, history, physical movement, STEM and more at the Children's Museum of Virginia this summer. Find the perfect camp for your active child, listed below by age/dates!

Camps for ages 4-5 


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.

Dates: July 8 – 12, 10 – 11 am

 

Fun & 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.”

Dates: July 15 – 19, 10 – 11 am


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Summer Camp at the Children's Museum of Virginia

Camps for ages 6-8 


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!

Dates: July 15 – 19, 9 am- 12 pm
 
 
STEM Studio Camp 1Spend a week immersed in STEM – technology, and problem-solving projects. Learn the basic steps of coding and programming 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.
 
Dates: July 15-19, 1 pm – 4 pm 
 
 
Powhatan ExperienceDiscover 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.
 
Dates: July 22 – 26, 9 am – 12 pm 
 
 
The Places We’ll GoJoin 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.
 
Dates: July 22 – 26, 1-4 pm 
 
 
Beginner ArchitectsExplore, 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.
 
Dates: August 5 – 9, 9 am – 12 pm 
 
 
STEM Studio Camp 2Spend a week immersed in STEM – engineering and problem-solving challenges. Explore building games, space races, and spend time in the Beazley Planetarium.
 
Dates: August 5 – 9, 1 pm – 4 pm 
 

Summer Camp at the Children's Museum of Virginia
 

Camps for ages 9-11

 

Secrets of Asian DesignLearn 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 gold leaf design of their choosing.

Dates: June 24 – 28, 9 am – 12 pm 

 

Art ExplorersExplore 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.

Dates: June 24 – 28, 1 pm – 4 pm 

 

The Art of BookbindingThis 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.

Dates: July 29 – August 2, 9 am – 12 pm 

 

Working Smarter with Simple MachinesCampers 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.

Dates: July 29 – August 2, 1 pm – 4 pm 

 

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Summer Camp at the Children's Museum of Virginia

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