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Sacramento Museums & Destinations Offer Summer Camps for Kids!
Sacramento Museums & Destinations Offer Summer Camps for Kids!

From learning more about art to archery or creepy crawlers to deep space, a dozen Sacramento area museums and destinations are offering special summer classes, camps and activities for kids.  

Below is a listing of activities available this summer at various Sacramento area museums in 2015 but space is limited and camps are filling up fast.  Parents are encouraged to connect with the individual museum(s) of interest to explore availability.

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Aerospace Museum of California
916-564-3437
www.aerospaceca.org


Four-Day Aviation Camp
June 15-18; July 6-9; July 20-23
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$225
Students ages 13-17

Summer campers will visit the United States Coast Guard Station at McClellan Field. Museum staff will also arrange for each student to take a free flight with a registered pilot.

Flight and Space Camp
June 22-25
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$175 Early registration until June 1; $25 discount to Museum members
$200 Late registration, accepted through June 18
Summer Camp for Middle School students (students entering 6th – 9th grades)

Summer campers learn through demonstrations, instruction, activities and daily challenges on topics that include flight, planes, computer science and space.


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California Automobile Museum
916-442-6802
www.calautomuseum.org


Kids & Kars Vehicle Basics and Engineering
July 13 – 17
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
$20 member/$25 non-member per day; $75 member/$90 non-member for all 5 days
Ages 9-14

Back by popular demand…this 5-day camp is packed full of hands-on mechanical, engineering and vehicle design taught by industry professionals.  Everyone at the California Automobile Museum is a car fanatic and history buff which makes this camp very unique, hands-on and a lot of fun!

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California Museum
916-654-1729
www.CaliforniaMuseum.org/Time-Traveler


California Time Traveler Camp
June 22-26 & July 20-24
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$195/camper plus free kids’ membership through 4/30/15
$225/camper beginning 5/1/15
Ages 6 to 12

Summer campers will explore 10,000 years of history and culture in the all new California Time Traveler Camp!  The week-long camp offers young adventurers engaging learning experiences as they travel back in time to the state’s significant eras. A combination of exhibit tours, excursions to nearby sites and hands-on activities, daily itineraries begin on Monday in modern California and end on Friday in the state’s prehistoric past over 10,000 years ago. Extended care sessions also available for an additional fee.

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Crocker Art Museum
916-808-1182
www.crockerartmuseum.org


Creatures!
June 15 – 19; July 27 – 31
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$250 per week for Museum members or $295 for non-members
Ages 6 - 9

Puppets, peg people, playful monsters, and more — this camp is all about building creatures! Campers will explore a variety of materials and techniques while creating new friends — real and imagined. They will look for creatures lurking in favorite children’s books and search high and low for inspiration — in the natural world and in the imagination.
 
Color!
June 22 – 26 (ages 5 – 7)
July 20 – 24 (ages 6 – 9)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$250 per week for Museum members or $295 for non-members

Campers will explore an essential building block in art: color! They will view and create art that illustrates dark and light, warm and cool, and everything in between. Not sure about the difference between tints, tones, and shades? Campers will discover how color is made in our eyes and on our palettes. Campers are sure to leave this week seeing the world in a whole new light.

Greco-Roman
June 22 – 26 (ages 8 – 10)
August 3 – 7 (ages 6 – 9)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$250 per week for Museum members or $295 for non-members

Summer campers will adventure back in time and across the globe in this camp inspired by classical paintings in the Crocker’s special exhibition David Ligare:  California Classicist.  They will build ceramic vessels, taste delicacies, and create mosaic masterpieces. On a walking field trip, the group will take in the classical architecture of the State Capitol. Back at the Crocker, they will work together to build a labyrinth in the Museum courtyard.  
 
Down by the Shore
July 6 – 10 (ages 6 – 9)
August 10 – 14 (ages 5 – 7)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$250 per week for Museum members or $295 for non-members

Can’t make it to the beach?  Well, then we’ll bring the beach to summer campers! They’ll spend a week at the Crocker celebrating sun, sand, and sea life and have fun making art with seashells, exploring printmaking with fish, and creating a sandcastle that will last a lifetime.
 
Plants and Bugs
July 13 – 17 (ages 6 – 9)
August 10 – 14 (ages 8 – 10)
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$250 per week for Museum members or $295 for non-members

Perfect for budding scientists and artists alike! Campers will discover beauty in nature as they explore the world outside our window. They will roll up their sleeves and prepare their green thumbs for a week of painting, planting, and investigating. Kids will make a field guide to local flora and fauna and learn the UC Davis Department of Entomology’s tips for creating an insect collection. Art projects include leaf monoprints, pressed flower collage, and earthworks.

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Discovery Museum Science & Space Center
916-808-3942
www.thediscovery.org


Science Sleuths
June 22 - 26
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration closes June 17
$225 members/$250 non-members
Ages 9-11

This camp is for kids who are curious, full of questions, and eager to investigate the world around them. They will learn about science on many different levels -- from the nano size and up! Campers will gain experience using scientific tools and processes during lessons that are guaranteed to thrill. They will explore multiple science fields. Participants are introduced to crime scene investigation using fingerprint analysis, spatter tests using simulated blood, chromatography and microscopes to study written documents and chemical analysis to identify unknown substances. For those with outer space on the brain, a two and one half hour Challenger Learning Center mission is included. These activities, and many more, make up an exciting week for young science sleuths!

Little Scientists
June 29 - July 3
9 a.m. – noon
Registration closes June 24
$157.50 members/$175 non-members
Ages 5 & 6

Science is fun! Especially when kids go on hikes, do experiments, and get messy. Little Scientists explore the trees, animals, rocks, and water on the 14-acre site recording their discoveries in a nature notebook. They experience simple chemistry and learn about rocks and crystals.  And what Little Scientist doesn’t want to spend some time learning about dinosaurs? Campers also enjoy planetarium shows, a tour through the Challenger Learning Center, and extended time in the Museum’s Space Quest! exhibit are included to introduce these youngsters to the study of astronomy.

Sciventures
July 13 - 17
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration closes July 8
$225 members/$250 non-members
Ages 7 & 8

Are you ready for a Sciventure? Campers are escorted on a five-day journey of scientific exploration. Study nanotechnology and learn the huge role these small pieces play in the world around us. Explore the vast expanses of the universe by studying astronomy in the Space Quest! exhibit and visiting the heir own unique creation. Meet numerous members of the museum’s live animal collection to learn about zoology. Be prepared to be amazed while carefully observing chemical reactions in the laboratory.

Explore Deep Space
July 6 - 10
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration closes July 1
$225 Members/$250 Non-Members
Ages 9-11

Summer campers are invited to join an adventure to explore the next step in human space travel and investigate the future destinations for travel such as the Moon, Mars, and asteroids. Campers learn about what it takes to survive deep space travel and design their own spacecraft. Kids train to work as a team in preparation to fly their very own simulated missions to the Moon and Mars in our Challenger Learning Center.

Engineering Antics
July 20 - 24
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration closes July 15
$225 members/$250 non-members
Ages 9-11

This camp brings hands-on engineering and the adventure of exploration to life. Participants explore the engineering design process by testing and re-designing until they arrive at the best solution to each of the multiple challenges presented during camp. Campers strategize the best way to build a water-powered rocket and shape paper towers that defy gravity.  They also explore video game design by programming a simple game using MIT’s Scratch software.

Space Explorers
July 27 - 31
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Registration closes July 22
$225 members/$250 non-members
Ages 7 & 8

Summer campers are invited to participate in an out-of-this world summer camp! From stars to comets, asteroids to planets; they’ll explore space and discover what can be found in the universe around us. They’ll also tour the Space Quest! exhibit to test their knowledge of space science facts, make a model comet, find constellations in the planetarium’s simulated night sky, and see how the Sun compares to other stars in the galaxy.

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Fairytale Town
916-808-7462
www.fairytaletown.org

 
Earthworks Garden
Monday - Friday, July 6 - 10 & July 20 - 24
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$140 per camp
Ages 4-6

Fairytale Town offers plenty of green-thumb fun in this gardening camp. This FunCamp covers the basic essentials of home gardening with a focus on environmentally "green" practices. Campers will also receive an up-close perspective on Fairytale Town's own unique gardens and plants.

Puppet Palooza
Monday - Friday, July 27 - 31
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
$140 per camp
Ages 4-6

Every story can be told with puppets! This FunCamp teaches students the original nursery rhymes and fairytales that inspired the play sets at Fairytale Town. Campers are then encouraged and inspired to retell the classic tales using puppets they create. Each day brings a new story!  Campers will make a variety of puppets, including paper bag, sock, stick and finger puppets.
 
Adventure Play
Monday - Friday, June 15 - 19
1 - 4 p.m.
$140 per camp
Ages 7-9

Adventure Play teaches children about the natural world through science-based experiments and discovery play. Concepts include basic survival skills, weather identification, plants and animals. Campers will take nature walks, make bird feeders, construct cardboard forts, use a solar oven and more. A different adventure awaits campers each day.

Curtains Up!
Monday - Friday, June 22 - 26
1 - 4 p.m.
$140 per camp
Ages 7-9

Fairytale Town presents a theater arts camp that emphasizes creative playmaking onstage and offstage. Curtains Up! covers all aspects of theater, from acting and scriptwriting to costume design and prop construction. Campers will write, design, produce and perform their own short play in one fast-paced, fun-filled week.
 
Zap! Boom! Pow! Comic Book Basics
Monday - Friday, July 6 - 10
1 - 4 p.m.
$140 per camp
Ages 7-9

This is the perfect FunCamp for budding artists who want to draw, draw and draw some more. A special emphasis is placed on dynamic anatomy, character development and sequential storytelling techniques. The primary focus is on classic silver and bronze age art styles as well as modern manga techniques. Campers will have the option to create their own comic book or a freestanding art piece to display in a "comic book convention" setting at the end of the week.
 
Write Now
Monday - Friday, July 13 - 17
1 - 4 p.m.
$140 per camp
Ages 7-9

In this creative writing FunCamp, aspiring authors who wish to strengthen their storytelling skills will find a happy haven of literary labor packed with plenty of artful advice, energetic exercises, art activities and freestyle fun. The camp will cover fiction, non-fiction, prose and poetry, plus art illustrations.
 
Bugging Out
Monday - Friday, July 27 - 31
1 - 4 p.m.
$140 per camp
Ages 7-9

In Bugging Out, campers will be introduced to the lesser known arthropods that call Fairytale Town home. Children will get up close with plenty of creepy crawlers, including tarantulas, bees, cockroaches, termites, lady bugs, earthworms and more. Campers will take daily surveys of the park to find and observe bugs in their natural environment and learn basic concepts including life cycles, entomology, pollination and decomposition. Please Note: Campers will have direct contact with Fairytale Town's arthropods; some children may be allergic to tarantula hair, bees and/or other bugs.
 
Young Picassos
Monday - Friday, August 3 - 7
1 - 4 p.m.
$140 per camp
Ages 7-9

This FunCamp covers the exciting variety found in the world of art! Campers will try their hand at different art media, including painting, printmaking, clay and 3-D art, plus an exploration into art history. This camp is specifically designed for the young artist who wants to try it all.
 
Superhero Summer Camp
Monday - Friday, August 10 - 14
1 - 4 p.m.
$140 per camp
Ages 7-9

This new FunCamp is a positive mashup of history, art, literature and fun, with an added emphasis on leadership skills, physical fitness, mental acuity and personal responsibility. Boys and girls will learn what it takes to be a real superhero, have the chance to design their own secret identities, and even create their own masks, capes, logos, and super costume essentials. Campers will also learn about real life superheroes from history and fictional superheroes from popular literature and comic books.  

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Maidu Museum & Historic Site
(916) 772-PLAY
http://www.roseville.ca.us/parks/parks_n_facilities/facilities/maidu_indian_museum/classes_camps_n_talks.asp


Archery For All Skill Levels
June 3, July 15, August 5
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
$34 or $25 resident discount
Ages 7+

Discover archery success!  Learn or improve your archery skills on a variety of targets. Classes provide new knowledge and skills and satisfy outdoor learning objectives. Certified instructors will teach the skill according to skill level. In the event of rain, programs will be held indoors at the Maidu Activity Center. Preregistration is required.

Hands On Archaeology
June 22 – June 26 
9:30am – 12:30pm 
$119 or $109 resident discount
Ages 11-15

Uncover artifacts from Roseville's ranching era. Teens learn about archaeological tools, techniques and methods for reconstructing the past in this week long camp. Pre-registration is required.

Field Archery
July 20-21; July 22-23, July 27-28; July 29-30
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
$69 or $60 resident discount
Ages 9+

Certified Coach works with youth according to their skill level. This two-day course teaches US Archery FITA (Federation International Tournament Archery) and NFAA (National Field Archery Association) on the second day. Prerequisite: Archery I.

Archery I
June 15-19; July 6-10; July 13-17; August 3-7; August 10-14
1 – 3 p.m. or 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
$129 or $119 resident discount
Ages 9-16

Kids are invited to spend a week as an archer! They’ll learn the shooting mechanics of archery equipment with a bow and arrow, then jump into archery fun in an indoor archery range. Plus, they’ll try out tick tack toe, burst the balloon and other archery games. Taught by certified archery coach, the course can be repeated to increase proficiency. All equipment provided.

Archery II
July 20-24; July 27-31
1 – 3 p.m.
$129 or $119 resident discount
Ages 9-16

Kids are invited to further explore the world of archery on the indoor range as they experience working with archery equipment like sights, stabilizers and mechanical release Improve your shooting ability through games, skill contests and strategy challenges. The course can be repeated to fine-tune skills!  Prerequisite: Archery I.

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Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum

916-939-7206

http://www.scoe.net/oldsacschoolhouse/

1800s History Lessons

By advance reservation

Weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; weekends 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

$10 donation requested

Grades 2nd and up preferred (but 1st graders okay)

The Old Sacramento Schoolhouse Museum offers the same "lessons" for summer school as for the rest the year -- groups come for a one-hour lesson where children step back in time to learn what school was like in the 1800s. Maximum group of children is 30 and there is no limit for adults accompanying students. To make a reservation, please contact Syd Whittle at oldsacschoolhouse@gmail.com or call 916-939-7206.


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Roseville Utility Exploration Center
916-746-1550
www.roseville.ca.us/explore/camps.asp


Disassemble It! Explore It! Rebuild It!
July 13-17
9 a.m. – moon
$115 Roseville residents; $125 non-residents
12-18

Summer campers will learn about electronics and repurposing materials in this five-day camp. They will use basic tools to take apart electronics, then use those pieces to create their own working amplifier for listening to music on their MP3 player or smart phone.

Big Trucks Summer
Ever Thursday from July 23 – August 13
9:30 a.m. story time, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. truck visits
FREE
3-8

Thursday, July 23 - Electric Line Truck at Utility Exploration Center
Thursday, July 30 - Vactor Truck at Utility Exploration Center
Thursday, August 6 - Garbage Truck at Maidu Community Center
Thursday, August 13 - Pipe Scope Truck at Maidu Community Center


Does your child love big trucks? They can climb in and sit behind the wheel of a garbage truck, electric line truck and more. They’ll also play games, hear a story and get an inside scoop on how your City works. A different truck and utility is featured each week.

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Sacramento Children’s Museum
916-362-1841
www.sackids.org


Art Studio Camp
June 15 - 19
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Museum members: $90/week or $22.50/day
Non-members: $100/week or $25/day
Hagan Community Center, 2197 Chase Drive in Rancho Cordova
Ages 5-11

This fun summer camp will introduce children to different art materials and techniques. A wide range of art styles will be covered, from Picasso-inspired self portraits to clay sculpting.

Story Factory Camp
July 13 - 17
8:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Museum members: $90/week or $22.50/day
Non-members: $100/week or $25/day
Hagan Community Center, 2197 Chase Drive in Rancho Cordova
Ages 5-11

Get ready for a reading adventure filled with stories, games, and crafts! Each day of this camp will feature a book-related theme. Participants also will even write and illustrate their own book.

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Sacramento History Museum
916-808-4980
www.historicoldsac.org


Dig It!
July 20-24

9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost per week is $160, member price $140; morning and after care are also available for an additional cost

Ages 8 – 12

Preservation, archaeology and anthropology, oh my! Dig It will encourage campers to think about what is beneath our feet. Fieldtrips will include a visit to the State Capitol and an Old Sacramento Underground Tour. Focusing on change and time, campers will see the historic district as it has evolved from Sutter’s Embarcadero to skid row to the Historic State Park it is today.

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Sacramento Zoo
www.saczoo.org
916-808-5888


Fantastic Flyers
June 16, 17, 18, or 19
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
$30
Ages 3-5

Have you ever seen a bird fly? What about a bat? What is special about these animals that make them able to fly? This class will focus on all of the flighted creatures here at the Zoo, feathered or not.

Rapid Runners
June 23, 24, 25, or 26
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
$30
Ages 3-5

Which animals are the fastest runners in the world? What about at the Zoo? Come find out, and show us how fast you can run too!

Super Swimmers
July 14, 15, 16, or 17
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
$30
Ages 3-5

Fish are fantastic swimmers, but they aren’t the only ones! Lots of people don’t know that some snakes, turtles, and even tigers love to swim and splash in the water!

Jazzy Jumpers
July 28, 29, 30, or 31
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
$30
Ages 3-5

Leap like a lemur or hop like a frog all the way to the Zoo. Come learn about all of these jumpers!

Playful Prowlers
August 4, 5, 6, or 7
9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
$30
Ages 3-5

Lions prowl around to hunt for their dinner. Can you walk as quietly as a lion? Sneak on over to the Zoo to learn all about which animals prowl and sneak!

Silly Skins and Funky Feathers
June 8 –12
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$155
Kindergarten age

Some people think all frogs are slimy and all fur is soft but this is not always true! This class will teach you the truth about all the cool coverings animals have on their bodies. Come learn which animals have feathers, scales, fur and everything in between.

The Smallest to the Tallest
June 15 – 19
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$155
Kindergarten age

From one-inch tall Poison Dart Frogs to giraffes that reach over 17 feet, there are animals of all sizes at the Zoo! Come see how you compare to these humongous creatures...and the tiny ones too!

Things with Wings
June 22 – 26
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$155
Kindergarten age

Are birds the only animals with wings? Are all wings covered in feathers? Are all wings used to fly? Learn the answers to these questions and many more this week as you learn all about wild winged animals!

Do the Fox-Trot
July 13 – 17
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$155
Kindergarten age

Fly like a hornbill, swing like a gibbon, leap like a lemur. Come show us your moves while discovering, up- close, some of the coolest movers and shakers at the Zoo!

Nature’s Nursery
July 27 – 31
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$155
Kindergarten age

Will our lion cubs always look so cute? Will they change color or just size as they grow? This class will learn all about the lion cubs and other animal babies around the world. Campers will learn about changes as animals grow or go through a metamorphosis, how they stay safe in the wild, and so much more!

Tales of Tails
August 3 – 7
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$155
Kindergarten age

Some of our most beloved stories star animal characters. Come find out why animals have been inspiring wonderful stories for so many years. Open a new book every day and learn about the animals inside!

Creepy Crawly Creatures
June 8 – 12
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$155
Students entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall

Some of the coolest animals at the Zoo are also the ones that some people think are kind of creepy. Come learn about awesome snakes, lizards, bugs, and even the tarantulas in the Reptile House! These animals are very important to our world and you will find out why!
 
Do Animals go to Work?
July 20 – 24
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
$155
Students entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall

Do jaguars have jobs? Do owls have occupations? Every animal has a job in nature. Some animals are gardeners, others are janitors or pollinators. This class will focus on who does what in the animal kingdom and how animals and plants help one another.

Yuckology
June 8 – 12
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$265
Students entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall

From owl pellets and smelly tamanduas to regurgitating hedgehogs, animals do some weird, fascinating and completely “yucky” stuff. Spend the week with us investigating how being gross can be crucial to survival.

Splash Bash
June 15 – 19
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$265
Students entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall

During the summer, we humans love to splash and play in the water.Come and learn about otters and turtles who love the water. Then head over to the fennec foxes who hardly need any water to survive and learn how that is even possible! Join us for everything water- related this week!

Animals on the Edge
June 22 – 26
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$265
Students entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall

Join us this week and become an eco-hero as we study and learn to help animals on the edge of endangerment and extinction. Learn why these animals are in trouble and what you can do at home to help.

Paws, Claws and Jaws
July 13 –17
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$265
Students entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall

Take a special look at the strong and sharp tools animals carry on their bodies every day. Tigers don’t have forks and knives and hawks don’t have cell phones to call for help. Learn about the fierce adaptations these animals use every day to stay alive.

Radical Reptiles and Awesome Amphibians
July 20 – 24
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$265
Students entering 1st or 2nd grade in the fall

How does a snake slither along a rainforest floor? Why do lizards sunbathe on warm rocks? How do toads survive long, dry summers? You will become a herpetologist this week by getting up-close and personal with some of The Zoo’s coolest reptiles and amphibians!

Animal Athletes
June 8 - 12
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$265
Students entering the 3rd or 4th grade in the fall
 
Which of the animals here at the Zoo would win a 30 yard dash? Who could fly a marathon without getting tired? Would you be able to defeat these beasts in the animal games? Can you run over 50 mph like a cheetah or leap 25 feet like a kangaroo? Come see who will be crowned champion!

Around the World in 5 Days
July 20 – 24
(Half Day, 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
$155
Students entering the 3rd or 4th grade in the fall

You don’t need a passport for this adventure, just a trip to the Zoo. In just five days at Zoo camp, we will visit animals from all over the world and learn about the continents they live on. From the world’s largest island of Australia to the snowy mountains of Asia, each part of the world is home to fascinating and unique creatures.

Creature Conduct
July 20 – 24 (Full Day)
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$265
Students entering the 3rd or 4th grade in the fall

Animal adaptations are often easy to see: a giraffe’s long neck or a kangaroo’s large feet. But what about the adaptations we cannot see? These are called behavioral adaptations and they help us explain why animals do what they do. This class will give you a chance to discover these adaptations through observations throughout the Zoo!

Wild Survivors
July 27 – 31
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$265
Students entering 5th or 6th grade in the fall

Fennec Foxes survive on the hot savannah with little to no water. Bears hibernate all winter rather than freezing. Would you survive? Join us to learn how these animals survive extreme circumstances and pick up a few survival skills of your own.

Animal Authors
August 3 – 7
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
$265
Students entering 5th or 6th grade in the fall

Changing the world one reader at a time. Join us in publishing a Zoo Camp literary magazine! You are the author and the creative license is yours. Would you like to interview and write an article? Or would you rather write a creative short story starring one of our Zoo animals? It is up to you-grab your notebook and let’s get writing!

Vet Tag-Alongs
Monday, July 13 & Friday, July 24
9:00 a.m. – noon
$40
7 - 9 graders

Imagine what it takes to care for a toothy tiger or slimy salamander. How do you X-ray a duck’s foot or give a shot to a turtle hiding in his shell? Zoo veterinarians have one of the toughest jobs around. Visit the Zoo's animal hospital and meet the vets that care for many animal species.

Zoo Keeper Tag-Alongs
June 10 & 17, July 8, 16, 23, & 30
9:00 a.m. – noon
$40
7 - 9 graders

Find out what a Zookeeper has to do each day to make sure their animals have an enriching habitat to call home. Animals presented will depend on the keepers’ schedule and the animals’ routines.

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Verge Center for the Arts
916-448-2985
www.vergeart.com


Kids Summer Studio Camp
Week 1: June 15 - 19
Week 2: June 22 - 26
Week 3: June 29 - July 3
Week 4: July 6 - 10
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Members- $200 per week/ $375 per two weeks
Non-members - $250 per week/ $475 per two weeks
Ages 10-13

Verge Center for the Arts Kids Summer Studio Camp is an opportunity for kids to explore their own artistic abilities, learn to engage with career artists and grow their creative problem solving skills. Participants will be introduced to various means of art-making such as drawing, sculpture, ceramics and installation art. With the guidance of professional artists students will experience a one week sampler of various mediums and a one week intensive in either ceramics during session one or environmental sculpture during session two.


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