Children's Museum

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Virtual Summer Camps & Studios

In order to provide innovative, safe and fun programs within the guidelines provided by the state and local health authorities, we have chosen to provide 10 weeks of virtual summer camps and studios for ages 3 - 13.

The health and wellness of our visitors, members, staff and the community is of the utmost importance to us. In Pennsylvania’s current Yellow Phase of reopening, museums are not permitted to open to the public.  

We are excited to offer a slate of one-week, limited-size virtual camps, with
virtual workshops, supplies and opportunities to share and explore, beginning June 15!

COST:

Explorer Camps, Ages 3 - 6 and a Caregiver:
$125 per child per week
Members receive 15% off upon registration

Adventurer Camps, Ages 7 - 10:
$150 per child per week
Members receive 15% off upon registration

Summer Youth Studios, Ages 11 - 13:
$150 per child per week
Members receive 15% off upon registration

All camps include supplies that can be picked up at the Children’s Museum on the Thursday afternoon (4:00 - 7:00 pm) before the week of your camp, or delivered to you for a $15 fee. 

More questions? Please contact camps@xzeysm.com.

Explorer Camps  -  For Ages 3 - 6 and a Caregiver

These camps are designed for learners ages 3 - 6 and their caregivers to explore senses, materials and ideas together! Camps are intended to provide you with an appropriate amount of on screen socialization, daily activities and prompts to explore。

Camp Schedule: 

Monday - Friday, 9:00 -9:30 screen time; 9:30-10:00 am playtime; 10:00-10:30 screen time

You Are My Sunshine  |  June 15-19
Kick off summer with a celebration of all things sunshine! How can we use the sun to make art and inspire move and play.

Coloring Outside the Lines  |  June 22-26
Join us for colorful summer fun! Experience the rainbow through all your senses as we celebrate color in big and bold ways! Help us kick off day one by wearing red and each day we'll highlight a new color.

Squishtastic!  |  June 29-July 3
Get your hands into some squishy fun! Use all of your senses to dig into the world around you and make tactile projects for creativity and play.

This and That! |  July 6-10
Make, move and explore all things opposite! We'll do a little of this and a little of that with a week of light/dark, solid/ pattern, inside/outside - and more!

Move with (he)Art!  |  July 13-17
Make art by moving, make art that moves, make things that move that make art! We'll be exploring, movement, dance, art, expression both on and off screen during this camp. Campers and caregivers can expect to shake out your sillies while exploring movements, dance, nature, art, and more.

it's a Garden Party!  |  July 20-24
Celebrate 10 years of the Children's Museum garden with a week of whimsical garden party fun! We will make with, taste, and explore the outside world each day as we prepare for a Garden Party!

Cloudy with a Chance of FUN!  |  July 27-31
Join us for a week of weather-fueled fun! Build your own weather station to explore wind, rain, sun, and everything in between.

Five Senses Party!  |  Aug 3-7
Join us for a week of thrilling five senses fun! Spend every day exploring each of your senses while making, moving, and expressing your creativity. At the end of the week, we'll celebrate with a party for all of the senses.

Butterflies! Butterflies! Butterflies!  |  Aug 10-14
It's time for the caterpillars to turn into butterflies!  We'll explore the magical lifecycle of butterflies and how they help our gardens grow .Let's celebrate things with wings through art, movement, and adventure!

Block Party  |  Aug 17-21
As summer comes to a close, let's celebrate our favorite summer places! We'll bring our neighbors joy through outdoor art, try some backyard games, make maps of our neighborhood, and join in loads of summer fun!

REGISTER HERE for CAMPS FOR AGES 3 - 6

Adventurer Camps  -  For Ages 7 - 10

These camps are designed for learners ages 7 - 10 to adventure into the unknown and independently explore new tools, materials and ideas. Camps will provide on screen instruction and socialization as well as challenges and prompts for independent work and exploration.

Camp Schedule: 

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Workshops from 10:00 am - Noon
Tuesday and Thursday, Prompt + independent work off screen


Groovy Grids and Geometry  |  June 15-19
It’s hip to be a square! Explore a variety of grid-based design techniques and create two- and three-dimensional art based in geometric shapes.

Applique and Animation  |  June 22-26
Animation can be tough, so let's explore it with soft materials! Explore the intersection of technology, optics, sewing and storytelling.

Building Up!  |  June 29-July 3
Join us for a week of workshops where we explore sculpture, community art, and the ways in which they can intersect! Campers can plan to spend time on and off screen creating 3D art, digital art, and spreading some of the joys of the process into their community.

Move with (he)Art!  |  July 6-10
Make art by moving, make art that moves, make things that move that make art! We'll be exploring, movement, dance, art, expression both on and off screen during this camp. Campers can except to explore sculpture, kinetic art, 2D art, robots, music, and their bodies.

Postal Pop Art  |  July 13-17
Postal art is making a comeback and we're all about it! Ditch the traditional canvas in favor of the envelope--together campers will explore communication, mailable art, lettering, and more.

Prints and Polygons  |  July 20-24
Create fantastic fabrics using the principles of repetition and shape. Print, weave, and embroider using both cunningly simple and stunningly complex techniques.

Watercolor Wonders  |  July 27-31
Let's get experimental with a classic medium: watercolor! We'll explore techniques, additives and unusual materials in this wonder-filled camp and set our campers up for hours of independent fun with this versatile material.

Crankie Camp  |  Aug 3-7
Let's crank our a story using a crankie! Make your own storytelling device and tell a tale set to music.

Get the Word Out!  |  Aug 10-14
Design, create, produce and share! Zines are the original form of self-publication; the DIY artist book. Zines can tell a story, share information or simply get the word out. Campers will explore artist zines, make their own and collaborate.

Make Your Mark  |  Aug 17-21
Let your light shine and explore new ways to express yourself through circuitry and paper by infusing your 2-dimentional art with electronics

REGISTER HERE for CAMPS FOR AGES 7 - 10


Summer Youth Studios - For Ages 11 - 13

Youth Studios are designed for learners ages 11-13 to independently explore personal interests in a deeper way. Week-long studios provide learners with on-screen instruction and socialization as well as optional support for independent prompts and challenges.  

Camp Schedule:

Tuesday and Thursday, Workshops from 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Wednesday, Office Hours from 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Groovy Grids and Geometry  |  June 16-18
It’s hip to be a square! Explore a variety of grid-based design techniques and create two- and three-dimensional art based in geometric shapes.

Applique and Animation  |  June 23-25
Animation can be tough, so let's explore it with soft materials! Explore the intersection of technology, optics, sewing and storytelling.

Building Up!  |  June 30-July 2
Join us for a week of workshops where we explore sculpture, community art, and the ways in which they can intersect! Campers can plan to spend time on and off screen creating 3D art, digital art, and spreading some of the joys of the process into their community.

Move with (he)Art!  |  July 7-9
Make art by moving, make art that moves, make things that move that make art! We'll be exploring, movement, dance, art, expression both on and off screen during this camp. Campers can expect to sculpture, physical expression, and responding to sound and the world around us through motion.

Postal Pop Art  |  July 14-16
Postal art is making a comeback and we're all about it! Ditch the traditional canvas in favor of the envelope--together campers will explore communication, mailable art, lettering, and more.

Prints and Polygons  |  July 21-23
Create fantastic fabrics using the principles of repetition and shape. Print, weave, and embroider using both cunningly simple and stunningly complex techniques.

Watercolor Wonders  |  July 28-30
Let's get experimental with a classic medium: watercolor! We'll explore techniques, additives and unusual materials in this wonder-filled camp and set our campers up for hours of independent fun with this versatile material.

Crankie Camp  |  Aug 4-6
Let's crank our a story using a crankie! Make your own storytelling device and tell a tale set to music.

Get the Word Out!  |  Aug 11-13
Design, create, produce and share! Zines are the original form of self-publication; the DIY artist book. Zines can tell a story, share information or simply get the word out. Campers will explore artist zines, make their own and collaborate.

Make Your Mark  |  Aug 18-20
Let your light shine and explore new ways to express yourself through circuitry and paper by infusing your 2-dimentional art with electronics

REGISTER HERE for SUMMER STUDIOS FOR AGES 11 - 13

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