To say this summer has been a bit different would be the understatement of the century. A global pandemic has drastically changed our daily lives, making us all spend more time at home while foregoing normal activities.
Normally, now is the time of year where kids get to go to summer camps to have fun, discover new things, and make new friendships. However, many summer camps were canceled as large gatherings still aren’t considered safe at this time. But some camps have pivoted to an online format so that kids can still have a taste of the summer camp experience while staying safe at home.
The Health Museum is the latest place to offer at-home summer camps for kids. Their new “Summer Discovery Camps in a Box” give kids a fun way to engage with science and STEM activities from the safety and comfort of home.
“We are thrilled to be able to provide our Summer Discovery Camps in a way that combines hands-on activities with directed learning for educational engagement. This is a great way to introduce medical science to kids,” said John Arcidiacono, President and CEO at The Health Museum. “The Health Museum is an important learning resource for our community, and we know how critical summer programming is to keep our student’s minds growing and active. We look forward to providing our new interactive method to continue to further our mission.”
Each camp includes a daily one-hour session with an educator so students get assistance and guidance as they work through the projects. Plus, kids have a chance to socialize online with other like-minded campers, giving them a chance to make new “virtual” friends.
Camp options include:
- DNA Discoveries for kids 5-7 years old (July 27-31)
- Camp Neuron for kids 8-10 years old (July 27-31)
- Mini Medical School for kids 11-13 years old (August 3-7)
Each Cam in a Box includes:
- 3 Science Activities/Experiments
- One hour of educational engagement for children each day for one week
- Live interaction with educators from The Health Museum
- Individual supply boxes with class-specific supplies
Camps are $90 for members or $100 for nonmembers. You can register online today.