Kids Summer Camp 2023
Description: Session 1: Degoba:
Create a miniature misty swamp for carnivorous plants to live in harmony with the alien hermit that lives in the bog! Craft a mini spaceship crash and warrior in search of the mysterious alien master who lives far away from the empire to protect magical secrets. Themes: Plant Care, Recycling, Upcycling.
Session 2: Automatamobile:
This year campers will use these same techniques to create a mini castle ready for flight! We’ll use recycled plastic to form the shape of your floating castle and flesh out this steampunk vessel with simple machines. In hidden compartments we’ll create cardboard automata toys. Themes: Simple Machines, Movement and Motion, Automata Toys.
Session 3: Cat Bus:
Campers will use recycled items to create a tiny traveler’s paradise held inside the mythical CatBus! Our guide will be our very own lovable fuzzy creature with a magic umbrella to help us grow all sorts of foliage in our black light dreams! Themes: Recycle, Upcycling, Ultraviolet light.
Session 4: Go Go Mushroom Cart:
All campers will use recycled materials to work on their mushroom racetracks, rock some mushroom growing, and create tiny go carts, wacky characters and funny props for their tracks. Themes: Basic Mechanical Concepts, Electronics, Fungi.
Session 5: Dynamic Monster Invasion:
Campers will explore basic architectural concepts to design a nearly indestructible city that can withstand any monster! Themes: Architecture, Basic Physics, Storytelling.
Session 6: Settlers of Alchemy:
Campers will create a playable board game using concepts of alchemy and magic space travel. Themes: Magic, Fantasy, Chemistry, Board Game, Sportsmanship, Fair Play.
Session 7: Mad Hatter Tea Party:
Campers learn about a variety of insects and how they help our ecosystem. We’ll use recycled materials to create a mini tea party habitat and create critters that will join us for tea. Themes: Entomology, Gardening, Natural Dyes, Chemistry.
Session 8: Minecraft Garden:
Campers will use Tinker CAD to design, and 3D print the structures for their garden while learning how to take care of plants in their designated world(s). Themes: Modular Design, 3D design, Terrariums.
Dates: June 5-9; June 12-16; June 19-23; June 26-30
Hours: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.; 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: The Mini Time Machine Museum
Address: 4455 E. Camp Lowell Drive
Cost: $175 per camp session for Non-Members. Members receive 10% off (each camp session lasts a week).
Organization: The Mini Time Machine Museum
Registration website: 67471.blackbaudhosting.com
Registration deadline: June 1, 2023
Is the registration fee refundable? No
Camp days offered: Half-day
Maximum attendees: 20
Is lunch offered? No
Extended days offered: No
Discounts: Scholarships based on financial need are available. The museum offers two scholarships per camp session specifically for families receiving WIC, EIC, AHCCCS, SNAP or other government assistance.
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