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 10:00 a.m.
  • Extensive activities for campers to complete at home with some guidance from counselors over the course of the week.
  • Boxes of kits and supplies for all activities planned for the week. Parents will pick up kits at Crow Hill on the Thursday afternoon before their camp week at a scheduled time between 4:15 and 4:45 p.m.. Parents will be asked to come solo and wear masks. Staff will wear 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 (an assigned time between 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: $280 for members, $300 for non-members
  • Registration Deadline: Thursday at 12:00 p.m. (noon) the week before the session begins.
  • 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.

Register Here:

July 13 – July 17 Mission: Earth and Space

Journey around the Earth and beyond the Solar System as you take on stellar science and astronomical engineering challenges.

Example Activities:

  • Build, test, and improve your own stomp rocket design
  • Practice translating signals from Mars into pictures of the surface

Register

July 20 – July 24 Outdoor Adventures

Expand your primitive and modern woodcraft skills to prepare for exploring nature in new and exciting ways.

Example Activities:

  • Learn to tie useful knots for camping, boating, fishing, etc.
  • Experiment with the engineering behind solar power

Register

July 27 – July 31 Solve it with STEM

Engineer solutions to real-world problems found in your backyard and across the globe.

Example Activities:

  • Design, build, test, and improve a model race car
  • Turn a soda can into a robot

Register

August 3 – August 7 Spies and Mysteries

Discover the secrets of forensic science as you practice analyzing evidence to find out what really happened.

Example Activities:

  • Identify common household substances by their chemical properties
  • Use codes and invisible ink to send secret messages

Register

August 10 – August 14 Animal Treats and Training

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.

Example Activities:

  • 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

Register

August 17 – August 21 Wild About Nature

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.

Example Activities:

  • Study rock formation by investigating a geode
  • Participate in citizen science projects (yes, even from inside your home!)

Register

To compliment Virtual Summer Camp, our Summer Discovery Camp offerings are available and open for registration

Summer Discovery Camp (traditional)

This camp complies with regulations of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and is licensed by the local board of health.