While we anticipate summer day camps to be offered in a later phase of the Governor’s reopening plan, as of May 19, our virtual camp offerings are available and open for registration.
Virtual Summer Discovery Camp 2020 What to Expect from Virtual Summer Discovery Camp
- One hour of counselor-led Zoom programming every morning (five days) at 9:00 a.m.
- Several activities for campers to complete at home with some guidance from counselors over the course of the week.
- Kits with supplies for all activities planned for the week. Parents will pick up kits at Crow Hill at scheduled time in 10-minute intervals. Parents will be asked to come solo and wear masks. Staff will have PPE.
- Half hour of “Camper Connection” Zoom time with a counselor every afternoon (five days) for campers to play games and build camp community with other campers their own age in a smaller group (1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.)
- A list of supplemental activity ideas and online resources that camp families can use to expand their camp experience during the week, if they so choose.
- Friday camp wrap-up Zoom session 4:00 p.m., includes all campers
- Evaluation sent to parents at the end of the week.
- Price: $300
- Recommended for ages 5-14
- Note: We anticipate that campers ages 5-7 will need parental assistance with most or all of the hands-on camp activities. Older campers will also need occasional assistance completing some camp activities.
Jump into summer with a week of investigation, exploration, and fun.
- Experiment with static and current electricity
- Use gears to solve engineering challenges
Expand your knowledge of native wildlife and discover how and why different animals talk, eat, move, and play the way they do.
- Dissect an owl pellet
- Interpret animal signs and tracks
Experiment with the arts as a lens for understanding science and nature. Learn the science behind various arts and how art changes the way we all see nature.
- Build a kaleidoscope
- Experiment with watercolor techniques to explore the properties of water
Journey around the Earth and beyond the Solar System as you take on stellar science and astronomical engineering challenges.
- Build, test, and improve your own stomp rocket design
- Practice translating signals from Mars into pictures of the surface
Expand your primitive and modern woodcraft skills to prepare for exploring nature in new and exciting ways.
- Learn to tie useful knots for camping, boating, fishing, etc.
- Experiment with the engineering behind solar power
Engineer solutions to real-world problems found in your backyard and across the globe.
- Design, build, test, and improve a model race car
- Turn a soda can into a robot
Discover the secrets of forensic science as you practice analyzing evidence to find out what really happened.
- Identify common household substances by their chemical properties
- Use codes and invisible ink to send secret messages
Caring for animals can be a full-time job! Whether domestic or exotic, trained or wild, we’ll find out what it takes to give animals everything they need to be happy and healthy.
- Design an exhibit habitat for a particular animal that meets all of its needs
- Practice the basics of animal training to learn how animals can help their humans take care of them
What does it mean to be a naturalist? Explore the museum’s historic collections and try your hand at modern methods for studying the beauty and diversity of nature.
- Study rock formation by investigating a geode
- Participate in citizen science projects (yes, even from inside your home!)
This camp complies with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the local board of health.