Summer Camps (2018)

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          Galveston Children’s Museum’s summer camps offer science and engineering topics in an atmosphere of inquiry.  Each session presents activities designed to actively engage children and promote wonder, questions, and critical thinking.  Our camps are not intended to stop at the end of the session but hopefully will continue to spark continued interest and in the best case scenario lead to heightening curiosity about our wonderful world.

 

We hope you will join us on our new adventures!

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Ages 4 – 6

Tinkering

Maker camps indeed.  These sessions are all about creating things that move: moving sound waves, moving up, moving on water, moving round and round and moving through the air.

 

 

June 11th- June 15th (Ages 4-6)

 August 20th – August 24th  (Ages 4-6)

Science Smorgasbord

Get your Einstein on with our extraordinary variety of science topics. FYI this involves experiencing science…sinking, erupting, wiggling attracting, repelling, and changing…all these things and a great many more will be happening this week.

 

 

June 25th – June 29th (Ages 4-6)

Stories, Art, and Drama

We will take inspiration from some of the greatest child authors and turn their words into works of art. This will be loads of fun. Exploring picture books, fun art projects, and a dramatic moment or two. This camp will bring books to life with color and action

July 9th- July 13th (Ages 4-6)

August 6th – August 10th  (Ages 4-6)

Ages 7 – 10

Maker 1 

A wonderful array of materials and projects will be the highlight of these Maker sessions.  Squishy Circuits – insulating and conductive playdough, will set the stage for creating items powered to glow, spin and make sounds.  Creations will include making our own snacks every day.  Each session will have an inventive atmosphere for imaginations to soar.

 

June 11th- June 15th (Ages 7-10),

June 25th -29th (Ages 7-10)

Maker 2

A wonderful array of materials and projects will be the highlight of these Maker sessions.  Squishy Circuits – insulating and conductive playdough, will set the stage for creating items powered to glow, spin and make sounds.  Creations will include making our own snacks every day.  Each session will have an inventive atmosphere for imaginations to soar.

 

July 23rd – 27th  (Ages 7-10)

 August 20th – August  24th  (Ages 7-10)

Ages 10 – 14

Sewing 

Kids are never too young when it comes to learning crafts, especially sewing. Sewing can not only bring hours of joy, it’s also a practical life skill.

 

 

 

 

June 4th -8th (Ages 10-14th)

July 23rd -July 27th  (Ages 10-14)

Maker Camp

Campers will be incorporating engineering design (Ask-Imagine-Plan-Create-Improve and repeat), to look at constructing toys, mechanical arms, a variety of bots and makings that develop along the way. Our resources will be as varied as from Little Bits circuits to recycled materials.  Group challenge and individual design will both take place during this session.

 

July 9th–July 13th (Ages 10-14)

August 6th – August 10th (Ages 10 – 14).