By BLAIRE M. H. BARTISH
Although it’s hard to believe with this weather, spring is just around the corner, and summer isn’t far behind it. That means it’s a perfect time to start thinking about Spring Break and Summer Camps at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery.
Spring Break Camps are day camps that include a variety of topics. Become a Jedi and study The Force in our ever-popular Star Wars camp. Get up close and personal with real artifacts from across the globe with Wild World. Animal Grossology is suited for our crudest campers, while Wild Kratts camp takes elements from the PBS show and turns them into real-life adventures! These camps will be sure to keep your kids entertained, educated, and engaged.
The big news this year is that 2017 will be our final run of Harry Potter Camps. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Hogwarts Summer Session, and therefore Harry, Ron, Hermione, and all their friends go out with a bang! Wands will be waved, battles waged, and a mystery that has haunted witches and wizards for decades will be solved. “These exciting Summer Sessions have been some of the most popular Camps we’ve done. They’ve been a big hit with the kids since we started them 10 years ago,” said Museum Vice President of Education, Dawn Kirchner. Camp has been extended to a third week for the final run- be sure not to miss out!
Finally, Summer Discovery Camps are back and jam-packed with fun. July brings the return of preschool camps for our littlest scientists, who can fly to the moon with Curious George, make fizzy bubble solutions with our Lil Scientists camp, and travel along with the Kratt Brothers to save endangered species. Forensics camp makes a return visit for our crime-solvers ages 10-14 looking for a challenge. New to the lineup this year include Project Mindbender, a camp for those who love logic and puzzles, curious and disgusting creatures in Animal Grossology, and a caped-crusader adventure in Superhero Science. Boonshoft Museum Manager of Education, Blaire Bartish, explains “There’s nothing quite so enjoyable to kids than to be grossed out!”
For more information on Boonshoft Camps, please feel free to contact Blaire Bartish, Manager of Education, at 937-275-7431 x 148.