This summer, the museum will be offering camps for two different age groups – Mini-Camp for children ages 4-5 and Discovery Camp for children ages 6–8. Camp size is limited to 12 students per program. Registration by phone is now open. Please call the museum office at (603) 742-2002 on weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm.Mini-Camp for Mini-CampersAges 4-5 years3-day campsTuesday – Thursday, 9:15 am - NoonFee: $85/session for members & $95/session for non-membersThis is a great first summer camp experience for children ages 4-5. Each session features exclusive time interacting with museum exhibits, hands on activities, crafts, stories and a snack. Children must be 4 years old on the first day of camp and be able to use the bathroom independently. Each session focuses on hands-on, interactive learning. Choose between the following sessions:Session I – Art & Sculpture!July 8-10 (Tuesday-Thursday)This workshop is designed to introduce children to the basics of sculpture. Using a variety of materials, each child will engage in the process of creating a unique 3-D sculptural piece to take home. Campers will explore their creative potential and go home with some fabulous works of art. End the session with a mini art show!Session II – NH Animals!July 15-17 (Tuesday-Thursday)Campers will learn about the many creatures that build their habitats along the rivers in NH. Find out ways that they have adapted to live and survive in our area. Learn about nocturnal animals such as the beaver & owl, discover the amazing ways that the caddis fly protects itself in the water and what unusual items the osprey uses to build it’s nest. Campers will create projects and engage in hands-on learning each day!Session III – Nature Creations – Fairy Gardens!August 5-7 (Tuesday-Thursday)Campers will enjoy collecting items from nature and using those items as inspiration to begin the creative process. Using their imaginations, & their collected items, children can design & build a mini tree house, playground, fairy house or what ever they can dream up. Each day we will work on our designs and end the camp with a finished project to take home!Session IV – Junior ScienceAugust 12-14 (Tuesday-Thursday)In this camp edition of our popular Junior Science class, campers will work with all kinds of materials, discover important concepts and learn “fancy scientific words” along the way. Young scientists will explore and create with hands-on experiments and science-inspired art projects each day. Come get messy and play scientist!
Discovery CampAges 6-9 years3-day campsTuesday – Thursday, 9:15 am – 2pmFee: $130/session for members & $150/session for non-membersDiscovery Camps focus on exploring science & art concepts within the museum’s educational exhibits. Each session features exclusive time interacting with the many exhibits, hands on activities, crafts, stories and a snack. Campers will engage in hands-on experiments, activities and projects. Participants are encouraged to wear clothing that can get messy. Choose between the following sessions:Session I – World Wonders Art CampJuly 8-10 (Tuesday-Thursday)In this exciting hands-on art experience, campers will travel around the world and learn about the different art and craft projects that are done there. Campers will learn about a multitude of cultures and art styles from around the globe. This session will end with an Art Show for parents to view the masterpieces of each camper!Session II – Storybook Theater CampJuly 15-17 (Tuesday-Thursday)Do you have a budding thespian at home? Anyone you know that just loves an audience? Now is their perfect opportunity! This theater camp will consist of adapting favorite picture books into live action performances! Campers will create costumes, put together scenery and act out some of their favorite books! This session will end with a Live Performance for family and friends!Session III – Inventors Challenge CampAugust 5-7 (Tuesday-Thursday)This camp begins with a story “What happens if…” and goes from there! What happens if you’re out camping and the whole campground is flooded? Time to make a boat! What happens if the water is polluted and you need to filter enough to eat and cook? Time to make a water filter! Campers will explore situations like these and invent creative solutions to problems. A variety of recycled and new materials will be available to construct with.Session IV – Maker Camp: Design a Human Powered Robot!August 12-14 (Tuesday-Thursday)Have you ever wanted to create your own human robot? Using a multitude of different materials campers will construct costume like robot parts that can light up, twirl and move on their own. At the end of the camp, wear your human robot costume home to share!