Friday, March 4, 2011

New Summer Camps at the Virginia Discovery Museum!

Be sure to register for these camps soon as they fill up fast! Also, be aware of the dates for these camps as we will two weeks without camps in July.

Magic & Memories: Caldecott Medal Winners
-Ages 4-7, June 20th -23rd
Explore the unique adventures and illustrations from Caldecott Medal winners new and old! Come fly with frogs on a magical escape into the night, be transformed from a mouse to a tiger, find out what happened to the girl who loved wild horses, and break out of the zoo with some of your wild friends to visit their favorite sick zookeeper. We’ll celebrate these works of art with games, puzzles, crafts, and more!

South American Adventure
-Ages 4-7, June 27th – June 30th
Learn about the language, cuisine, art, and wildlife of South America! Dance the tango, climb the Andes and sail down the Amazon during this action-packed mini-camp.

Incredible Insects
- Ages 4-7, July 11th – July 14th
Can you dance like a bee or leap like a grasshopper? Find out what makes our tiniest neighbors so special in this camp! We’ll learn how to fly, build, and transform just like the insects we see every day, and we’ll celebrate the weird and fun world right beneath our feet.

Dinosaur Discovery
-Ages 4-7, July 18th – July 21st
Gather your tools and get ready for the big dig! Learn about the T-Rex, Pterodactyl and many more. Find out how fossils give us clues about the world of the dinosaurs.

Ocean Life
-Ages 4-7, August 1st – August 4th
Come explore the ocean and all of its wonderful creatures! Try out awesome activities, crafts, and fun facts as we learn about the ocean and animals like sharks, octopi, and more. Grab your ocean gear and get ready to have fun!

Making Music
-Ages 4-7, August 8th – August 11th
Tune in to this mini-camp to learn about blues, jazz, rock and more. See demonstrations of musical instruments and then make and play some instruments of your own!

Food Fight!
-Ages 4-7, August 15th – August 18th
Grab a pie and get ready to get messy in the kitchen for this summer camp. Make your own recipe box and stock it with all the fun recipes we learn. Discover the science behind your favorite foods and make your own slimy, sticky, greasy and grimy experiments.

*All camps run Monday thru Thursday 9am-12pm
*Camp prices for members are $115/week, and non-members are $140/week
*Cancellation Policy: One week's notice is required for a full refund of all fees minus a $5 Processing Fee. If notification is less than a week before the start of the program, VDM will transfer the fee amount to another Museum purchase of your choice. The VDM reserves the right to cancel programs with insufficient enrollment and will fully refund fees from those programs.

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