News From Terre Haute, Indiana

May 29, 2013

Still time to register for Terre Haute Children's Museum Summer Camps


News Release

TERRE HAUTE — Does your child get excited about conducting wacky science experiments? Maybe he or she is interested in space exploration? Or, perhaps your child is adventurous and loves exploring or solving mysteries? If so, be sure to check out the schedule of summer camp programs at the Terre Haute Children's Museum.

The Terre Haute Children's Museum camps, which are sponsored by Duke Energy, are packed with themed activities, experiments and lessons from all areas of science. There are camps for children entering kindergarten and first grade and camps for children entering second through fifth grades, and all of them are designed to inspire children and awaken their curiosity in the exploration and interaction with science and technology. A limited number of summer camp scholarships are also available, based on financial need.

Camps will be Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon, during the weeks of June 17, June 24, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29 and Aug. 5, and each of the camps will include a variety of hands-on, educational activities designed according to the camp's unique theme.

Students can choose from the following camp weeks and themes:

Sampler Science, June 17-21: Sampler Science is perfect for children entering grades 2-5 who are interested in learning about all areas of science. Blast into space, learn about cool chemical reactions, travel to exotic destinations to learn about animals, and even learn how to solve a crime.

Little Samplers, June 24-28: Little Samplers is perfect for children entering kindergarten through first grades who are interested in learning about all areas of science. Blast into space, learn about cool chemical reactions, travel to exotic destinations to learn about animals and their homes, and even learn how to solve a crime.

Mad Science, July 8-12: Science is all around us, but what is the best part about science? Watching and doing it for yourself. During this camp, children entering grades 2-5 will put on some safety goggles and see what happens when we mix different substances together. Use your knowledge to make conclusions about different mystery powders. This camp is for the young, curious scientist looking for explosive fun.

Messy Science, July 15-19: Science is all around us, but the best part is getting messy with science. During this camp, children entering kindergarten through first grades will put on some safety goggles and learn about different solids, liquids and gases. Guess what will happen when we mix different substances and even watch things blow up. This camp is for the young, curious scientist looking for explosive fun.

The Force Academy, July 22-26: Why a camp about Star Wars? Why not?.? We love light sabers, Yoda and the Force just as much as you do, but we are going to focus on the REAL Star Wars - SPACE. And, yes, we'll mix some light saber lessons in there, too. During this camp, children entering grades 2-5 will learn about rockets, space food and robots. Could the world of Luke Skywalker be real? Find out by coming to The Force Academy.

Junior Explorers, July 29 - Aug. 2: This camp is for children entering grades 2-5 who are adventurous at heart. Want to learn about beautiful birds and exotic animals that live in the rainforest? How about the polar bears and penguins that love the cold? Learn about several different ecosystems and the reptiles, birds, insects and mammals that call them home. We are going to dive into the ocean, trek through the jungle, explore the desert and discover many different lands.

CSI: Camp Science Investigators, Aug. 5-9: Do you like shows about detectives and enjoy solving mysteries? During this camp, children entering grades 2-5 will hunt for clues and crack the case of a different investigation each day. Find out who-dun-it with clues spread throughout the museum. Learn about fingerprints, DNA and more during this mysterious week.

Each week of camp is $100 for Members of the Terre Haute Children's Museum and $110 for non-members. Looking for a discount? Send us a copy of your child's most recent report card. Children will receive $2 off total cost for every A, B, or O that they earn, up to $10 off per child. A limited number of summer camp scholarships are also available, based on financial need. Scholarships will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

Camp registration form: cts.vresp.com/c/?TerreHauteChildrensM/6172c50363/76319f9cd3/e8700f6e5e

Scholarship form: cts.vresp.com/c/?TerreHauteChildrensM/6172c50363/76319f9cd3/ef578baff2

For questions or more information, contact Abby Koester at akoester@terrehautechildrensmuseum.com. Visit www.thchildrensmuseum.com.