Children may be superheroes, wizards, scientists, potters, and chefs, or build with LEGO bricks, and much more during Imagination Station Summer Camps that continue in July at the Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge.
The Children’s Museum will offer camps weekly from July 5-29, giving children opportunities to learn and grow through play in a fun and safe environment. Each camp is specifically created with age-appropriate activities aligned with children’s developmental stages. Register and pay for camps online, at www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org, by mail or in person, at 461 West Outer Drive in Oak Ridge.
Camp fees are fully refundable up until 14 days before the start date. The fee for each Monday-Friday camp is $125 for members and $135 for non-members, except where noted. Four-day camps the week of July 5-8 are $100 for members and $110 for non-members. A discount is available if two siblings register for camp during the same week or if a child registers for two half-day camps in the same week. A limited number of scholarships for camp are available. Download the scholarship application from the museum’s website.
Camps July 5-8 are:
- Storybook Chefs, ages 3-5, 9 a.m.-noon. Roll up your sleeves, tie on your aprons, open a book, and begin to cook.
- Multicultural Art Works, rising 1st-3rd graders, 9 a.m.-noon. Express yourself using creative thinking to produce great works of art.
- Passport to Flavor, rising 1st-3rd graders, 1-4 p.m. Travel the world to experience foods of different cultures.
- Around the World, rising 4th-7th graders, 9 a.m.-noon. Travel around the world exploring different tastes traditions, and customs.
- Don’t Say Cheese, rising 4th-7th graders, 1-4 p.m. Explore how to capture timeless moments in photographs that tell a unique story. Bring a digital camera or smartphone.
- Mud Daubers Clay Camp, ages 3-5, 9 a.m.-noon. Tots create one of a kind clay pieces and decorate them.
- Super Bowl 2 Clay Camp, rising 3rd-7th graders, 1-4 p.m. Use the wheel to create ice cream bowls, cereal bowls, serving bowls, and even pet bowls.
Camps July 11-15 are:
- Mud Puddles and Bubbles, ages 3-5, 9 am-noon. Make an egg carton caterpillar, play with mud, and more.
- Frozen, rising 1st-3rd graders, 9 a.m.-noon. Create frozen treats to eat on a hot summer day.
- Time Travelers, rising 1st-3rd graders, 9 a.m.-noon. Grab a ticket and embark on a trip filled with adventure.
- Mestival: Gross Science, rising 1st-3rd graders, 1-4 p.m. Icky, squishy, mushy, and gushy! Explore all things gross experimenting with different substances.
- CMOR Puppet Playhouse, rising 4th-7th graders, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Members $210, non-members $220 for all day camp. Learn puppet history, create a hand puppet, and more. This camp is sponsored by the Tennessee Arts Commission.
- Curious Clay, rising 1st-3rd graders, 9 a.m.-noon. Enjoy the versatility and endless possibilities of shaping clay by hand, for campers of all levels.
- Multi-media Clay, rising 2nd-6th graders, 1-4 p.m. Create clay pieces with other media included. Let your imagination soar with different kinds of found objects.
Camps July 18-22 are:
- Giggle Science Ages 3-5, 9 a.m.-noon. Explore science through mixing, measuring, mashing, and experimenting.
- On the Wild Side, rising 1st-3rd graders, 9 a.m.-noon. Draw animals in their habitats, paint whimsical animal portraits, create prints, and make wearable masks and playful puppets.
- Wizard School, rising 1st-3rd graders, 1-4 p.m. Board the Hogwarts Express for a week of wizardry.
- Creative Food Inventors, rising 1st-3rd graders, 1-4 p.m. Play with your food while creating art.
- Fair Food Throw Down, rising 4th-7th graders, 9 a.m.-noon. Bake up some funnel cake, construct a Gyros, fry up corn dogs, pickles, and a funnel cake, pop up caramel popcorn.
- Astronomy Aliens, rising 4th-7th graders, 9 a.m.-noon. Discover why stars have color, mix up some galaxy slime, make edible moon phases, and look to the stars with a telescope.
- Harry Potter, rising 4th-7th graders, 1-4 p.m. Cease to be a Muggle and enter the Hogwarts School of Wizardry.
- Mud Pies Clay Camp, ages 3-5, 9 a.m.-noon. Learn basic techniques such as pinch-pot, coil, and slab. Create fun objects.
- Totally Teapots Clay Camp, rising 2nd-7th graders, 1-4 p.m. Use animals, buildings, cars, people, or vegetables to create your teapot.
- Trust Me, I Engineer: Design Challenge, rising 4th-8th graders, 9 a.m.-noon. Lego Camp by Beyond a Brick. Members $140, non-members $150. Join the challenge to design and build from your own imagination projects assigned from the lead engineer.
- Build Up Brick by Brick: Architectural Camp, rising 4th-9th graders, 1-4 p.m. Lego Camp by Beyond a Brick. Members $140, non-members $150. Students will explore the real world by seeing how engineers and architects work together to build world class projects.
Camps July 25-29 are:
- Team USA, ages 3-5, 9 a.m.-noon. Join in silly relays, wacky water Olympics, equestrian and marble races, then ring the Olympic colors.
- Superhero, rising 1st-3rd graders, 9 a.m.-noon. Design your own secret identities, and create masks, cut out capes, design logos, and super costume essentials.
- Wacky Olympics, rising 1st-3rd graders, 1-4 p.m. Throw the shot put, sling a discus, jump the hurdles, and run a 15-meter dash. Play water games, and more.
- Kids in Action, rising 4th-5th graders, 9 a.m.-noon. Explore the natural world, discover the how to be in harmony with nature, and understand living in a healthy environment.
- Chocolate Lab, rising 4th-7th graders, 9 a.m.-noon. Have fun whipping up fun and simple recipes where chocolate is the key ingredient.
- Greek Greatness, rising 4th-7th graders, 1-4 p.m. Create and train for crazy made-up relays and games for the Olympics.
- Art for the Garden Clay Camp, grades rising kindergarten-7th graders, 9 a.m.-noon. Look at life close up as you discover ecosystems through a variety of creative projects.
For more information, call the museum at (865) 482-1074 or see the museum’s website at www.childrensmuseumofoakridge.org.
This press release was submitted by Kay Brookshire.
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