SUMMER CAMPS 2016


Greensboro Children’s Museum summer camps are hands-on, educational, creative, exciting and FUN! Each week, our educators craft creative experiences focused on hands-on activities, imaginative adventures, and learning through play. GCM camp themes range from mastering basic culinary skills, arts and crafts, music, gardening, exploration, and play in both our indoor and outdoor spaces.

AGES

  • 4 year olds – Rising Kindergarteners
  • Rising 1st – 2nd Grade
  • Rising 3rd – 5th Grade
  • Rising 6th, 7th and 8th Grade

COST:

  • 4 years old – Rising Kindergarteners - Members - $100 - Non-Members - $110
  • Rising 1st Grade – 8th Grade - Members - $150 - Non-Members $160

Pirates & Mermaids - SOLD OUT - Email Heather at hoakley@gcmuseum.com to be added to the waitlist.

June 6- June 10, 9am - 1pm
4 years- Rising K’s

Start summer off with a splash!  Become immersed in the world of pirates and mermaids as we dress the part, embark on a quest for hidden treasure, and learn about the sea creatures we encounter.  Come celebrate the last day with us by enjoying our delicious loot!

Bugs, Bees, & Butterflies

June 6- June 10, 9am -1pm
4 years- Rising K’s

Discover the magic of the flying and crawling little friends that help our garden grow. Learn to plant pollinator friendly plants, use honey from bees to prepare delicious snacks, and identify garden critters.

 

Fancy Nancy - SOLD OUT - Email Heather at hoakley@gcmuseum.com to be added to the waitlist.

June 13 - June 17, 9am - 1pm
4 years- Rising K’s

A camp devoted to being fancy like Nancy?  Ooo-la-la!  With this title character as our inspiration, we will devote our week to developing an aptitude for the arts by dancing, painting, cooking and crafting.  Say “au revoir!” (that’s fancy for goodbye) on our last day with a fabulous performance and a tasty tea party.

Little Farmers in the City

June 13 - June 17, 9am - 1pm
4 years- Rising K’s

Experience the life of an urban farmer for the week!  Each day, we will explore the garden, taking care of the plants and animals.  We will also visit the farmer’s market and host our very own market on the last day of camp. 

Super Hero Academy - SOLD OUT - Email Heather at hoakley@gcmuseum.com to be added to the waitlist.

June 20 - June 24, 9am - 1pm
4 years- Rising K’s

Tap into your powers with us as we train to be superheroes!  All week we will take on superhero identities, devise terrific tools and develop the moves we need to protect and defend.  Join us Friday to honor the campers’ fantastic feats with a graduation ceremony.

Garden Hoedown

June 20 - June 24, 9am - 3pm
Rising 1st – 2nd Grade

Let’s play, learn, and dance the days away on the farm this summer!  Help with daily chores like planting, harvesting, egg-collecting, and feeding chickens.  Play old time games, make tasty farm treats, and end the week with an old fashioned barn dance!

Harry Potter - SOLD OUT - The waitlist is FULL

June 27 - July 1, 9am - 3pm
Rising 3rd – 5th Grade

Step into Harry’s world of witchcraft and wizardry as a student at our very own Hogwarts.  Study potions, care of magical creatures, herbology, charms, defense against the dark arts, and transfiguration classes. Campers will concoct bubbly potions, and even try Bertie Botts Beans and Butter Beer! Join us on Friday for a magical celebration!

Iron Chef - SOLD OUT - Email Heather at hoakley@gcmuseum.com to be added to the waitlist.

June 27 - July 1, 9am - 3pm
Rising 6th- 8th Grade

The heat is on in The Edible Schoolyard Kitchen! Using senses, skills, and creativity, campers will try new foods, practice kitchen basics, and tackle challenges.  A final competition will be held on the last day, featuring local celebrity judges and secret ingredients.

Spy Camp SOLD OUT - Email Heather at hoakley@gcmuseum.com to be added to the waitlist.

July 11 - July 15, 9am - 3pm
Rising 1st – 2nd Grade

Do you have the stealthy moves and shrewd mind it takes to be a super sleuth spy?  Train with us, and you will!  Crack codes and use science to accomplish missions.  Who knows? We might even uncover secrets at the Museum!   

Water, Water, Everywhere! - SOLD OUT - Email Heather at hoakley@gcmuseum.com to be added to the waitlist.

July 11 - July 15, 9am - 1pm
4 years- Rising K’s

Water is the secret to all life in The Edible Schoolyard garden! Campers will explore the pond and the many critters that live there, practice watering plants, and use water to make mud in the Mud Café among many other fun activities this week.

Fairy Tales

July 18 - July 22, 9am - 1pm
4 years – Rising K’s

Come on a magical journey that will take us to Wonderland, Oz, Neverland, and The Enchanted Forest.  Story times, crafts, and games will revolve around classic stories and characters.  Watch us take to the stage for our own fairy tale performance on the final day.

Cooking on the Farm - SOLD OUT - Email Heather at hoakley@gcmuseum.com to be added to the waitlist.

July 18 - July 22, 9am - 3pm
Rising 1st – 2nd Grade

Dig, plant, cook, and eat like a farmer in The Edible Schoolyard!  Learn to prepare garden recipes, harvest vegetables, and care for chickens.  Families are invited to celebrate on Friday with a delicious farm feast.

Magic Tree House - SOLD OUT - Email Heather at hoakley@gcmuseum.com to be added to the waitlist.

July 25 - July 29, 9am - 3pm
Rising 1st – 2nd Grade

Ever wish you could tag along with Jack and Annie on an adventure?  Step into our Magic Tree House and receive your assignments from Morgan Le Fay.  Go on missions back in time and to mythical worlds.  We will give a full report to families about our travels on Friday. 

Farm Chef Camp - SOLD OUT - Email Heather at hoakley@gcmuseum.com to be added to the waitlist.

July 25 - July 29, 9am - 3pm
Rising 3rd – 5th Grade

Flex your culinary skills in The Edible Schoolyard kitchen classroom using fresh ingredients from the garden. We’ll learn cooking and garden basics and culminate in a camper-led farm tour and tasting.

Fancy Nancy - SOLD OUT - Email Heather at hoakley@gcmuseum.com to be added to the waitlist.

August 1 - August 5, 9am - 1pm
4 years- Rising K’s

A camp devoted to being fancy like Nancy?  Ooo-la-la!  With this title character as our inspiration, we will devote our week to developing an aptitude for the arts by dancing, painting, cooking and crafting.  Say “au revoir!” (that’s fancy for goodbye) on our last day with a fabulous performance and a tasty tea party.

Art in the Garden - SOLD OUT - Email Heather at hoakley@gcmuseum.com to be added to the waitlist.

August 1 - August 5, 9am - 3pm
Rising 1st – 2nd Grade

Using nature as our inspiration, we’ll explore different artists, styles, and media. Over the week, each child will create their own piece to show on the final day’s art exhibition and tea in the garden.

Puppet Camp

August 8 - August 12, 9am - 3pm
Rising 1st – 2nd Grade

Bring your imagination to life with puppets!  Explore methods of creating puppets using a variety of media.  We will make up our own characters as well as work together to tell familiar stories.  Our week culminates in a theatrical production you will not want to miss. 

Baking Boot Camp - SOLD OUT - Email Heather at hoakley@gcmuseum.com to be added to the waitlist.

August 8 - August 12, 9am - 3pm
Rising 6th- 8th Grade

Unleash your creativity and whip up delicious culinary creations in The Edible Schoolyard kitchen.  Learn the fundamentals of baking, and explore cookies, quick breads, yeast breads, pastry, and cupcakes.  We’ll open our own bakery and offer some treats for sale on the final day of camp.  

Wild Wild West

August 15 - August 19, 9am - 1pm
4 years-Rising K’s

Calling all cowboys and cowgirls! Trot on down to the GCM for a giddy-up good time! There will be rodeo games, country crafts, and campfire songs.  Join us on Friday for a special showcase.

 

Camp Cancellation Policy

A full refund will be given for camp purchases if the registration is cancelled prior to 14 calendar days of the start of the camp.  Cancellations made within the 14 day time period will result in a refund of 50% of the original camp cost.  Transfers of camp registrations adhere to this same rule.

 

Scholarship Information

The Greensboro Children’s Museum is extending a scholarship opportunity to partake in our 2016 summer camp season for those individuals who qualify. The 2016 Summer Camp Scholarship Form can be found here. Please print and complete the form in its entirety. The Greensboro Children’s Museum reserves the right to extend scholarships at their discretion. Scholarships are non-transferrable and not guaranteed.
The completed form, including the nonrefundable $10.00 registration fee, must be returned by Friday, April 1, 2016 to:
The Greensboro Children’s Museum
Attn: Heather Oakley
220 N. Church Street
Greensboro, NC 27401


 

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