Summer Adventure Camps

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2019 VMNH Summer Adventure Camps

Sponsored by:  Southwestern Piedmont Master Naturalists and Kiwanis

Join us for a summer of fun-filled learning.  Full week camp rates are $115 for members/$125 non-members (extra fees may apply for some camps) and include a morning and afternoon snack, as well as activities such as take-home crafts, group projects, and experiments.  Preschool camps are $35 for members/$40 non-members (an adult must stay with the child).  All camps are Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., with the exception of our Pre-K camps which are Wednesday - Friday, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.  Full week campers should bring a packed lunch, water bottle, sunscreen, and insect repellant.

To register for camp, please download the following forms (all three are required) and mail to VMNH, Education, 21 Starling Avenue, Martinsville, VA  24112 :  Permission Form, Before and After Care Form , Unscheduled After Care Policy.  If requesting a scholarship and you meet the requirements on the back of the form, please download the following:  Scholarship Form .  To request more information, please e–mail, or call 276-634-4185.


Ages 3 - 5 (with an adult)

Disney Wonder

June 19 - 21     Jump into the magical world of Disney with all your favorite characters, songs, and stories. Camp Disney will be a fun filled week of games, crafts, and activities.
Registration deadline extended to June 12.

Dinosaur Adventures

July 24 - 26     Preschoolers will blast to the past to explore the world of dinosaurs.  Campers will learn about fossils through games, crafts, and much more! Campers who attend this camp will gain free entry to the museum’s Dino Festival occurring the Friday and Saturday after camp ends.


Ages 6 - 8

Super You!

June 10 - 14     You don’t need superpowers to be a superhero! Find out first-hand how nutrition, exercise, and play can help you be a healthy hero! Campers will experience the power of making healthy choices while having fun.
Spaces still available - feel free to call

Extreme STEAM

June 24 - 28      Campers will be geared to stimulate their curiosity in science, technology, engineering, art, and math. This camp will give your child amazing hands-on experiences that will strengthening their love of learning.
Registration deadline:  June 10

CSI Kids

July 8 - 12      Campers will solve the mystery of a missing artifact by interrogating our suspects (all in good fun of course), as well as break secret codes, solve puzzles, discover invisible messages, and more!

Dino Discovery

July 22 - 26     Let’s travel back in time to when dinosaurs ruled the earth.  Campers will examine how fossils form and explore the museum’s dinosaur exhibit.  Campers who attend this camp will gain free entry to the museum’s Dino Festival occurring the Friday and Saturday after camp ends.
Registration deadline:  July 8 - Limited # of spaces remain


Ages 9 - 11

Wacky Water

June 3 - 7     Cool off this summer with tons of water activities and experiments.  Campers will spend the week discovering endless possibilities of H?0. Don’t be afraid to jump right in, the water is fine!

A Space Journey

June 17 - 21     3...2...1...Blast off!  Campers will travel to distant star systems, discover new planets, and explore different kinds of galaxies. There are many discoveries to be made, and just enough time to return to Earth for experimenting on our new finds!
Spaces still available - feel free to call.

Outdoor Adventures

July 15 - 19     Campers will discover the amazing plants and animals that call our backyard home as we explore the trails and natural areas around VMNH. Dress for the outdoors!
Registration deadline:  July 1 - Limited # of spaces remain

Let’s Experiment

July 29 - August 2     Become a scientist and explore the world around you through exciting and fun experiments.  Campers will be able to make messy mixtures, create gases, plus you don’t (and you won’t) want to miss erupting fizz and elephant toothpaste!  Dress to get messy.

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