Boonshoft Museum on-site summer camps return in July! Summer STEM Camps and the Camp in a Box program extend a big welcome to all. We continue to prioritize state of Ohio health guidelines.
The Boonshoft Museum will host on-site Summer STEM Camps next month beginning Monday, July 6, and will continue to present the popular new Camp in a Box program for guests near and far.
The museum has prioritized the health and safety of all guests and staff with thorough cleaning protocols. The Facilities and Housekeeping team has been engaged in sanitizing the entire museum, top to bottom.
Each on-site camp is limited to a maximum of 9 children. All museum staff will wear masks.
There is an exciting new Boonshoft Museum camp program that bridges the gap for parents and teachers interested in helping youngsters learn during these interesting times.
Camps represent an experience that allows children to explore topics that interest them, interact with others that also share those interests, and allows them to be kids and have fun! The Museum’s Education Department organized a new, compelling summer enrichment program - **Camp in a Box!**
Camp in a Box is offered in two formats for a week of science investigations that are completed at home. The Basic Kit provides the materials and directions needed to allow a camper to work at their own pace independently, without the need of a computer.
“Our museum has been increasing the depth of our content and our ability to deliver quality audio/visual experiences over the past year. We are well positioned to ramp up quickly to be able to serve more children and families during this time," acknowledged Dayton Society of Natural History President and CEO, Tracey Tomme."
The Digital Kit includes everything in the Basic Kit, as well as a live interaction with an instructor, other campers that are enrolled, and special experiences tailored to their camp theme. It also includes field trips, behind the scenes adventures, and other opportunities of learning and discovery each day. All this is completed through their computer’s webcam. Camp in a Box can be shipped directly to your home, or can be picked up from the Museum.
"I believe the need for distance learning experiences will continue well beyond the virus. Our goal is to create and deliver over the internet and out of the box, programs that are just as engaging as being here in person,” added Ms. Tomme.
Registration for Camp in a Box is now open, and includes a special member’s only discount. Scholarship opportunities are also available, and information is available on the Museum’s website.
Camp in a Box is available in the following themes:
Camps for ages 6 to 7
Camps for ages 8 to 12
Boonshoft Time Machine
Registration is currently open. Visit the museum website at www.BoonshoftMuseum.org, or call 937-275-7431 for more information.
STEM Summer Camps Return
The Boonshoft Museum will also present on-site summer camps beginning Monday, July 6.
Due to the most recent state guidelines, we are authorized to host on site camps while following rigorous state guidelines.
All program areas will be cleansed throughout the day, and again at the end of the day.
Programs will utilize outdoor spaces, and when indoors, will be physically located in different areas of the museum.
Each camp is limited to a maximum of 9 children. All staff will wear masks, and the wearing of masks by camp participants is encouraged.
Summer Day Camps at the Boonshoft Museum have a variety of formats for children age 4 to 14. Jr. Scientist STEM Camps are geared for early elementary, kindergarten or preschool aged children who have a natural affinity for science and nature.
For children ages 4 and 5, there are afternoon half-day camps, and for those a little older at 6 and 7, full day camps are offered. STEM Camps are developed for the 8 to 11 year old mind and are offered as full day camps exploring topics from Astronomy to Zoology, and everything in between!
STEM Adventures are for campers who are ready for advanced opportunities in STEM. Designed for slightly older and advanced campers, ages 10 to 14, these camps include advanced materials and opportunities that will enhance the area of STEM they are interested in the most.
All children are safe and sound at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Summer Camps.
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