Register for Summer Fun at Camp Newark Museum
By Mel Fabrikant Tuesday, March 05, 2013, 03:33 PM EST
Spend the summer at Camp Newark Museum, an innovative six-week experience that brings 80 world-class art and science galleries to life. Hands-on workshops and experiments in STEAM — science, technology, engineering, arts and math — ignite young minds and fuel contagious curiosity. Camp runs Monday through Friday, 9 am-4 pm, with an extended day option. All children ages 3-13 are welcome.
Campers work in diverse groups to envision, prototype, design, test and execute unique creations using 21st century skills such as critical-thinking, creativity and collaboration. Through the development of a marketing strategy for their designs, campers will cultivate language art skills and new vocabulary. This summer, campers will be immersed in the Museum’s new Makerspace, a place where young people explore their own interests, gain hands-on experience with tools and new technologies, develop innovative designs and build projects.
Week 1: July 8 to 12 — Wearable Tech: Design and create fashion such as clothing or accessories imbedded with technology.
Week 2: July 15 to 19 — Tech Art: Create art using technology with simple machinery or circuitry.
Week 3: July 22 to 26 — Make a Sustainable Future: Invent and build a product which uses renewable resources as its material or power.
Week 4: July 29 to August 2 — Wild Weather: Use your creative skills to help solve a real-world challenge we are facing — the adverse affects of extreme weather.
Week 5: August 5 to 9 — Space Rover: Construct a space exploration vehicle inspired by nature that could travel into space, land on a planet and then investigate its environment through a simulated obstacle course.
Week 6: August 12 to 16 — What Bugs You?: Take action to improve your life! Design and build a solution to whatever bugs you most in your day-to-day life.
Fees - Early bird registration fees through May 1: $200 per child, per week; and $180 per child, per week for members and Newark residents.
Registration fees May 2 to July 1, including families adding additional weeks: $220 per child, per week; and $200 per child, per week for members and Newark residents.
Late registration fees after July 1, including families adding additional weeks: $240 per child, per week; $220 per child, per week for members and Newark residents.
Extended day, 8 AM-4:45 PM: Additional $55 per child, per week.
To register or for additional information, visit www.newarkmuseum.org or call 973.596.6550