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Summer Camps

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Summer Camps 2020

Ages

Children must be four years old (for Pre-K) or have just completed grade you are registering for.

Week-long camps are offered for ages 4 through grade 5.

Activities

Museum educators help children explore nature and space through hands-on activities, touring through the Museum and touching live animals.

Reservations

Reservations may be made in person, or by phone, using American Express, Discover MasterCard or Visa credit card or through our secure online form.

Wait List

If a class is full, please call 757-595-9135 or utilize our online wait list form for consideration.

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Details

Class size is limited, so sign up early! A minimum enrollment is established for each class and must be met at least five days prior to the first class meeting. You may cancel up to one week before the class unless otherwise stated, and receive a refund less a $10 handling fee. After that time, no refunds can be made. If the Virginia Living Museum cancels the program, a full refund will be issued. Members receive a discount on all classes. Join now!

Full Day Summer Camp

Before and After Care

Half Day Summer Camp

 


Full Day Summer Camp

Camps are Monday-Friday, 9 am -3 pm, bring your own snack and lunch

Cost: $235 VLM member, $265 non-members

Before care  8-9 am   Cost: $40

After care    3-5:30pm   Cost: $95, daily snack included

Before and After care is only available June 22-28,  Aug 3-7, Aug 10-14, Aug 17-21

 

June 22-26, 2020

Grades K and 1 – Superhero Academy

Find your inner superhero and test your powers through a series of challenges to help save the day! Spend a week overcoming obstacles, developing your super powers and interacting with our superhero animal sidekicks in this wham-pow packed camp.

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Grades 2 and 3 – Supreme STEAM

Create, innovate, and explore throughout the week. Spend the week solving problems, exploring the world of science and learning how you can help animals while using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

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Grades 4 and 5 – CSI: Earth 2.0

Can we find another home for humanity in space?  How do scientists find planets around other stars?  Become a part of the Cosmic Science Investigations team and find out!

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July 13-17, 2020

Grades 4 and 5: Junior Naturalist

Join us as we travel around Tidewater Virginia to explore and visit forests, marshes, and the Chesapeake Bay. Each day we will be in the field taking scientific measurements, making observations, and enjoying nature. Make sure to pack your sense of adventure each day!

Time: 9:30 am – 4 pm
Cost:  $235 Member, $265 Non-Member
Note: Before and after care is NOT offered this week.

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August 3-7, 2020

Grades K and 1: Fantasy Camp

Bring your imagination as we visit the world of pirates, fairies, mermaids, dragons and more! Get ready for a week of adventure and exploration of worlds beyond our own.

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Grades 2 and 3: A Trip Through Space

Did you ever wonder what’s out there?  Come along as we visit planets, stars and more on an amazing trip through space.

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Grades 4 and 5: Hairy Otter’s Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Join us for an enchanting week at the Virginia Living Museum as we create potions, meet magical creatures, learn about herbology, and study ancient runes – non-magical humans welcome!

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August 10 – 14, 2020

Grades K and 1: Superhero Academy

Find your inner superhero and test your powers through a series of challenges to help save the day! Spend a week overcoming obstacles, developing your super powers and interacting with our superhero animal sidekicks in this wham-pow packed camp.

Register

Grades 2 and 3: Supreme STEAM

Create, innovate, and explore throughout the week. Spend the week solving problems, exploring the world of science and learning how you can help animals while using science, technology, engineering, arts, and math.

Register

Grades 4 and 5: CSI: Earth 2.0

Can we find another home for humanity in space?  How do scientists find planets around other stars?  Become a part of the Cosmic Science Investigations team and find out!

Register

 

August 17-21, 2020

Grades K and 1: Fantasy Camp 

Bring your imagination as we visit the world of pirates, fairies, mermaids, dragons and more! Get ready for a week of adventure and exploration of worlds beyond our own.

Register

Grades 2 and 3: Stars, Constellations and Legends

Delve into the myths and legends surrounding the Sun, Moon, stars and other celestial objects in this incredible camp.

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Grades 4 and 5: Hairy Otter’s Camp of Witchcraft and Wizardry

Join us for an enchanting week at the Virginia Living Museum as we create potions, meet magical creatures, learn about herbology, and study ancient runes – non-magical humans welcome!

Register


 

NEED before or after care?

Before care for camp participants: 8-9am. Additional Cost for week: $40

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After care for camp participants: 3-5:30pm. Additional Cost for week: $95, daily snack included.

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Half Day Programs

Children must be four years old by the first class meeting. All camps are five days,  9:30am-noon.

Cost: $120 VLM members, $135 non-members.

For our littlest naturalists (Ages 4 and 5):

Let’s Make a Mess!

Enjoy a week of silly science experiments, crazy colorful arts and crafts, and messy hands-on activities. Let’s explore the science and fun behind making a mess!

Dates: June 1-5*, June 15-19, June 22-26, June 29-July 3, July 6-10, July 13-17, July 20-24

*Morning and afternoon camps available.
Morning session: 9:30am – noon
Afternoon session 1:00pm – 3:30pm

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Let’s do Science

Investigate the world of physical science – from magnets to liquids to light and beyond.

Dates: June 8-12*, July 27-31, August 3-7, August 10-14, August 17-21

*Morning and afternoon camps available.
Morning session: 9:30am – noon
Afternoon session 1:00pm – 3:30pm

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For kids completing Grades K or 1:

Animal Champions

Who is the biggest? Who’s the best? Speed, strength, size – by comparing a variety of traits, you’ll see how animals measure up in their own Olympics.

Dates: June 29 – July 3, July 27-31

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Celestial Explorers

What do astronomers use to explore the universe?  Discover the tools of the trade with this exciting camp.

Dates: June 15-19

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Working in Space

Do you want to be an astronomer?  How about an astronaut? Come learn about five amazing space jobs and see if you have the right stuff.

Dates: July 6-10

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For kids completing Grades 2 or 3:

Junior Paleontologist

What did the world look like when Allosaurus was alive? Explore ancient environments by investigating geological puzzles and the fossil evidence of dinosaurs and other prehistoric critters.

Dates: June 15-19, July 27-31

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Imaginarium

Join us as we explore the natural world and beyond! Be prepared to imagine create, explore and meet some magical creates along the way!

Dates: June 29 – July 3

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CSI: Galaxy M51

Something strange has happened in a nearby galaxy.  What’s going on? Is it a threat to Earth? Join the Cosmic Science Investigations team and find out!

Dates: July 13-17

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For kids completing Grades 4 or 5:

Eco Heroes

If you care about wildlife, want to live green, and try to help make a difference in your community,this camp is for you! Join us for a week of upcycling, planet protecting, and environmental action while learning how to make positive changes in your daily life.

Dates:  June 29-July 3

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Registration is now open!

You can register for summer camps 2020 online or by calling 757-595-9135.