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Camps for Children
Entering Grade 8

Follow your interest while learning something new at the Montshire this summer!

Sign up for our camps:

  • Montshire Maker Camp
  • Exploring Nature Through Art
  • Science Stories: Creating a Podcast
  • Aquatic Investigations

Montshire Maker Camp

Creative engineering and top-end tinkering for builders, makers, inventors, and all curious kids. Bring to life amazing creations from your imagination, and our supply of unique materials, opportunities to learn new Maker skills and use real tools (laser cutter, too!), and expert guidance.

Fee: Members: $210, non-members: $240

Time: 9am–12pm

Morning extended care is available for the 1/2 day option.

A supervised lunch hour will be provided for students who are signed up for both Montshire Maker Camp and Exploring Nature Through Art

July 8-12 FULL Session MM3: Grades 6-8

Exploring Nature Through Art

Scientists frequently use photography, video, drawing, and even sculpture to help them explore and explain the natural world. In this program we’ll use a variety of techniques to observe and record natural phenomena and processes. From digital photography to pen and ink drawing, we will explore how art can improve our scientific understanding, and science can be used to create art.

Fee: Members: $200, non-members: $230

Time: 1–4pm

Afternoon extended care is available for the 1/2 day option.

July 8-12 Session EN3: Grades 6-8

Science Stories: Creating a Podcast

On July 20, 2019, the world will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of human’s first steps on the moon. Join us the week leading up to Montshire’s own celebration of the historic NASA Apollo 11 mission to create a series of youth-powered podcasts about space and human exploration. Using the tools of audio journalists and podcasters, learn how to create a radio story from start to finish, from recording interviews and editing your audio to using historic audio files and producing your own podcast. We’ll interview our Upper Valley neighbors, scientists, and engineers to weave together stories focused on scientific exploration, the future of space travel, and personal memories from the past historic events. The podcasts we create will be shared with the public at the Museum as part of our 50th Anniversary celebration of landing on the moon July 20th.

Fee: Members: $310, non-members: $350

Time: 9am–3pm

July 15-19 Session SS4: Grades 7-10

Aquatic Investigations

Learn about the lives of creatures in local rivers and ponds while traveling to aquatic habitats in the Upper Valley. Campers observe different organisms, use sampling equipment, and conduct scientific experiments. One day will be spent in canoes studying the flora and fauna of the Connecticut River. Days also include swimming and other outdoor activities.

Fee: Members: $355, non-members: $400

Time: 9 am–4 pm

July 29-August 2 Session AQ6: Grades 6-8

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