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Summer Camps

This year we are offering two summer camps:

Kids in the Woods | Full-day ages 6-9

Kids at the Museum | Half-day ages 3-5

More information on each camp below!

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KIDS IN THE WOODS

An outdoor summer experience with the Children's Discovery Museum and Quarry Road! 

A week full of adventure, mountain biking, discovery, nature exploration, hiking,
hands-on science, messy art and more!

Best suited for ages 6-9

Daily 9-3

Early drop off 8:15 - 8:45 for an additional fee

** ALL KIDS IN THE WOODS SESSIONS ARE WAITLIST ONLY**

Four sessions:

7/10 - 7/14

7/17 - 7/21

7/24 - 7/28

8/7 - 8/11

FAQ

WHAT WILL THE DAILY PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?

A typical day will start with an optional breakfast and time for open play, followed by a group morning meeting. The rest of the morning will consist of art, science, nature and engineering activities, with a break for lunch. In the afternoon, the museum is teaming up with some local friends to provide unique opportunities like a guided hiking tour, mountain biking, yoga and more!

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?

Camp will take place 100% outdoors, rain or shine. Please dress accordingly! However, camp will take place, in part, beneath a large tent which will provide shelter when needed. Please note that there are no indoor facilities, but there are port-a-potties available.

WHO IS RUNNING THE PROGRAM?

This program is run in collaboration between the Children’s Discovery Museum and the Friends of Quarry Road. Lead Camp Educator, Caitlin Walker, has 11 experience working as a science teacher. Assisting Caitlin is museum Executive Director Amarinda Keys, and longtime volunteer turned employee, Jen. Amarinda has been overseeing and running museum summer camps since 2014, and specializes in creating engaging, hands-on programs for children.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Camp costs $200/week and includes an optional free lunch and breakfast. There is also an optional early dropoff from 8:15 - 8:45 available for an additional $50. We take payments through our online PayPal donation portal (button found below), or via check sent to the museum at 7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville, ME 04901.  All scholarships for the 2023 season have been allotted.

Registration is Full

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KIDS AT THE MUSEUM

A half day camp at the museum! 

A week full of art, science, movement and open-ended play on the schedule every day.

Best suited for ages 3-5

Daily 9-12

Some activities will take place outdoors if weather permits

Two sessions:

6/26 - 6/30

8/14 - 8/18

FAQ

WHAT WILL THE DAILY PROGRAM LOOK LIKE?

Drop off for camp will begin at 8:30 and run until 9:00. In the morning we will start with open-ended play and exploration, including our Mobile Museum and things like pretend play. Each day we will also do a craft activity, a science experiment, and go outside for fresh air (if the weather permits). We will also have a snack time of applesauce and goldfish mid-morning. Pick-up time is from 12:00 to 1:00, and children staying late are welcome to pack a lunch for this time.

WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

All children must be fully potty trained to attend camp. Each day children should come with a water bottle, outdoor clothes such as a sweatshirt, and a change of clothes in case things get messy. 

WHO IS RUNNING THE PROGRAM?

This program is run by Lead Camp Educator, Caitlin Walker, who has 11 experience working as a science teacher. Assisting Caitlin is museum Executive Director Amarinda Keys and longtime volunteer turned employee Jen. Amarinda has been overseeing and running museum summer camps since 2014, and specializes in creating engaging, hands-on programs for children.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Camp costs $100/week and includes the flexible drop-off and pick-up times. We take payments through our online PayPal donation portal (button found below), or via check sent to the museum at 7 Eustis Parkway, Waterville, ME 04901. All scholarships for the 2023 season have been allotted.

Registration is Full