master SUMMER CAMPS

Superhero science(ages 6 - 10)
June 10 - 14 / 1:00 - 4:00 PM

This class is for kids who want to learn about the animal world and anatomy, close up. Through a variety of activities, kids will learn about different animal classification and characteristics. They will also explore different body systems, including the brain, nervous systems, respiratory and circulatory systems. Each day will include a hands-on dissection experience. 

*Ages 8+ can stay all day...Combine Explore Maker City  and Superhero Science. Pack a lunch and we'll provide supervised lunch and recreation.

Explore Maker city (ages 8+)
June 10 - 14 / 9:00AM - 12:00 PM

Learn to make the most of your time in Maker City. We'll explore each of the major making stations so you'll gain the skills to become more independent with laser cutting, 3D Printing, Sewing, Electronics, Woodworking and more!  Whether you are just beginning or need to update your skills, this camp will familiarize you with all the computer software and equipment available in Maker City. 
 
*Ages 8+ can stay all day...Combine Explore Maker City  and Superhero Science. Pack a lunch and we'll provide supervised lunch and recreation.

Lego robotics (Ages 8+)
June 17 - 21 / 
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Using Lego Mindstorm EV3 software, older Lego enthusiasts will be exposed to the latest in Lego Robotics! Through hands-on engaging activities, kids will learn valuable problem-solving methods, engineering concepts and computer skills.

*Ages 8+ can stay all day...Combine Lego Robotics and Jedi Training. Pack a lunch and we'll provide supervised lunch and recreation.

Trash to treasure  (ages 8+)
June 24 - 28 / 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

This class is all about creative resourcefulness and re-purposing. Use materials the museum provides, and bring your own "junk" to upcycle! Turn old clothes into the latest fashion, use broken objects to create works of art, or use the pieces of an old appliance to invent something brand new. Save our planet and make cool things, too!

Hogwarts Express (Ages 6 - 10)
July 8 - 12 / 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Are you still waiting for your letter to come via owl mail? Well, wait no more! You are invited to join us for a whole week of wizarding school at Explore More. We'll have Potions class, Transfigurations, Care of Magical Creatures, Quidditch and more! 

*Stay all day...Combine Magic Tree House and Hogwarts Express.
Pack a lunch and we'll provide supervised lunch and recreation.

Run the Newsroom (AGES 8+)
July 15 – 19 / 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join Jack and Annie on a series of adventures through time and space. Inspired by the beloved Magic Tree House books of Mary Pope Osborne, students will use art, music, science, engineering and more to explore a different culture or location each day. 

3D Printing (ages 8+)
July 22 - 26 / 9:00 – 12:00 PM

Are you ready to embark on a journey of invention? This program is bursting with motors, wheels, lights -- everything you need to unleash the maker within. Campers will be inspired to build on their natural curiosity by teaching engineering concepts through hands-on inventing, problem-solving and creativity. 
*Ages 8+ can stay all day...Combine Gadgets + Gizmos and Discovery Theater. Pack a lunch and we'll provide supervised lunch and recreation.

Stop Motion Animation (Ages 8+)
July 22 - 26 / 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Does your child want to become the next top chef? We'll explore kitchen and food safety, healthy eating, teamwork, and etiquette while creating a variety of dishes. Kids will also work to become proficient with recipes that they'll be able to duplicate at home with simple ingredients and minimal adult supervision. This class will use recipes that may include wheat, dairy, and eggs.

*Off-Site Program led by Explore More staff. Registration through JMU College for Kids website.

Lego We-Do (Ages 6 - 10)
July 29 - Aug 2
/ 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Does your child want to become the next top chef? We'll explore kitchen and food safety, healthy eating, teamwork, and etiquette while creating a variety of dishes. Kids will also work to become proficient with recipes that they'll be able to duplicate at home with simple ingredients and minimal adult supervision. This class will use recipes that may include wheat, dairy, and eggs.

Kids Code (ages 6 - 10)
AUGust 5 - 9 / 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

If you’re the kind of kid that thinks “seeing is believing,” then this is your camp! Create your own mythbusting science experiments designed to answer questions like, Does water ever run uphill? Does bread always land butter side down?...and more!

Jedi training (ages 6 - 10)
June 17 - 21 / 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Ready to channel the force and use it for good? Young Padawans will begin Jedi training and explore the real world science behind the mythical world of Star Wars. Make a light saber, build a pod racer, or engineer a model robot to master focus, bravery, quick thinking and kindness necessary be dubbed a Jedi Master!

*Ages 8+ can stay all day...Combine Lego Robotics and Jedi Training. Pack a lunch and we'll provide supervised lunch and recreation.

Magic Tree House Adventures (Ages 6-10)
July 8 - 12 / 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Jack and Annie on a series of adventures through time and space. Inspired by the beloved Magic Tree House books of Mary Pope Osborne, students will use art, music, science, engineering and more to explore a different culture or location each day. 

*Stay all day...Combine Magic Tree House and Hogwarts Express.
Pack a lunch and we'll provide supervised lunch and recreation.

Up with people jr (AGES 8-12)
JuLy 8 - 12/ 9:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Experience this all-day musical arts performance day camp that brings together local children, ages 8-11, to impact and inspire the community through education, team building, community service, music, dance and summer camp fun. Affiliate program...from the link below, you'll be directed to a different page for registration. 

Mythbusting science (AGES 6 - 10)
July 22 – 26 / 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Join Jack and Annie on a series of adventures through time and space. Inspired by the beloved Magic Tree House books of Mary Pope Osborne, students will use art, music, science, engineering and more to explore a different culture or location each day. 

Animals + Anatomy (AGES 6 - 10)
July 22 - 26 / 1:00 – 4:00 PM

This class is all about creative resourcefulness and re-purposing. Use materials the museum provides, and bring your own "junk" to upcycle! Turn old clothes into the latest fashion, use broken objects to create works of art, or use the pieces of an old appliance to invent something brand new. Save our planet and make cool things, too!
*Ages 8+ can stay all day...Combine Trash to Treasure and Discovery Theater. Pack a lunch and we'll provide supervised lunch and recreation.

Taste of Culture (Ages 6 - 10)
July 29 - Aug 2
/ 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join Explore More! Youth Theatre for an exploration of life on the stage. Hands-on activities teaching the basics of character analysis, acting, theatrical design, and play writing will be integrated into the process as the children develop their own short drama work to be presented in a final showcase. A perfect offering both novice and experienced performers!

*Ages 8+ can stay all day...Combine Gadgets + Gizmos or Trash to Treasure and Discovery Theater. Pack a lunch and we'll provide supervised lunch and recreation.

Gizmos + Gadgets (Ages 6 - 10)
August 5 - 9 / 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Are you still waiting for your letter to come via owl mail? Well, wait no more! You are invited to join us for a whole week of wizarding school at Explore More. We'll have Potions class, Transfigurations, Care of Magical Creatures, Quidditch and more! 

*Stay all day option....Combine  Mythbusting Science and Hogwarts Express. Pack a lunch and we'll provide supervised lunch and recreation.

Escape Room Design (ages 8+)
AUGust 5 - 9 / 1:00 – 4:00 PM

If you’re the kind of kid that thinks “seeing is believing,” then this is your camp! Create your own mythbusting science experiments designed to answer questions like, Does water ever run uphill? Does bread always land butter side down?...and more!