By Lindsay Stewart, Camp Coordinator, Discovery Place, Inc.
Spring has sprung, and that means just one thing — summer isn’t far away, and we’re getting ready!
As Camp Coordinator, I’m lucky enough to spend my year developing exciting, engaging, educational activities for Pre-K through middle school students, which, by the way, is the world’s coolest job.
We’re offering more than 50 different Camp sessions from June 10 – August 23, with something for everyone from Pre-K to rising 9th graders. There are morning, afternoon and full-day sessions each week, which gives families the flexibility to find exactly what they’re looking for.
Curious? Here’s just a small sample of what Discovery Place Summer Camps have to offer:
– Animal “Business” – This summer’s special limited engagement exhibition at the Museum is the wonderfully funny and disgusting Animal Grossology, a look at the slimy, smelly, messy lives of animals. Animal “Business” takes rising 2nd-3rd graders on a tour of the new exhibition and gets them ready to dig deeper. During the week, we will dissect owl pellets, study dung beetles, identify animals by their scat, make snail ectoplasm, meet some unusually camouflaged creatures and much more! Side effects of Animal “Business” include fits of giggles, funny faces, looks of surprise, and a desire to share with families and others what you’ve learned.
– Urban Explorers – Charlotte is an amazing city, and rising 4th-5th graders will explore the uptown’s cool art and architecture, green spaces, public services, transportation and urban wildlife. We’ll learn about the city’s remarkable history and what it takes to make a modern American metropolis, including why our home has earned its nickname, the Queen City.
– Discovering da Vinci – Think you can de-code this enigmatic man? What better way is there to learn science and art than through the life of Leonardo da Vinci, original Renaissance Man? Rising 6th-8th graders will recreate some of his most famous experiments and artistic contributions and get inspired to create history-making works of their own. On Friday, we’ll get to show off and share out our art and inspirations with Museum guests and our families at the Innovation Fair.
Interested in learning more? Click here to see camp descriptions, check availability and even make your reservation, all with the click of a mouse.
I hope to see you soon. It’s going to be a wonder-filled summer!