Summer camp is one of the seasonal rituals that has taken place for generations and once again the Redwood Discovery Museum in Eureka will be sponsoring Pal Day Camps at Freshwater Creek for children ages 5-12. Whether your child is interested in learning to be a chef, wants to discover their inner Einstein or find out what it takes to be part of a traveling circus, there is surely a camp that will appeal to them. The following camp schedule has been listed on the Discovery Museum's website. Registration forms and more information can be found there as well.
Let's See What's Cooking, June 16-20: This session focuses on becoming familiar with kitchen gadgets and creating a food dish to share with others. Will you be the next Guy Fieri or Julia Child?
Splash-tactular, June 23-27: Discover the importance of the local watershed, the plants and animals that call the redwood forest home and why water is important for every living organism.
Mad Scientists, July 7-11: Conduct experiments, create bubbling elixirs and learn about renewable resources. Volcanoes and slime are just some of the planned explorations.
Wild Inspirations, July 14-18: Exploring and becoming familiar with the natural wonders will be the focus of this camp session. Children will use plants, animals and scenery as inspiration for art, music, dance and more.
Green Giants, July 21-25: The redwood forest is an essential part of life on the north coast. The trees provide clean air and a myriad of other necessary parts of survival for humans and forest creatures. Learning more and understanding their importance is the focus of this camp session.
Circus Carnival, July 28-August 1: Clowns, magicians, jugglers and more are all part of a complete circus. Kids will learn about the different aspects of a circus carnival and will get to make costumes and take part in all sorts of activities.
Myth-Busters, August 4-8: Challenge the laws of physics, discover the truth behind urban legends and bust some commonly-held myths at this fact-filled session.
Legends, Fables & Folklore, August 11-15: Are unicorns real? Does Bigfoot really roam the forest? What would it have been like to live during the time of Robin Hood? Kids will get a chance to learn more about the folklore and fables that many have heard about.
Summer camp is an opportunity for children to learn more about a subject that interests them and a way for parents to make sure their child is still engaging their brains during summer vacation. Find a camp that suits the needs of your family and enjoy!