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KidSenses to hosts virtual summer camps

Beginning July 13, KidSenses will begin hosting themed, curriculum aligned summer camps for children rising into Kindergarten through the 5th grade. From animals to world travel, there is something exciting for your child to learn about and enjoy. All materials will be provided by the museum as well as passes to local activity and food venues that are able to safely operate under current regulations.

As in previous years, two styles of camps will be offered. Mini camps provide approximately 20 hours of educational fun, while full camps provide up to 40 hours. Prerecorded and live videos will guide your family through all the activities. However, do not feel as if your child has to complete all the activities within the camp week. All the videos will be accessible to registrants even after the camps end, meaning camp activities can continue throughout the entire summer if that works best for your family.

Kindergartners through 2nd graders can explore a downtown environment, searching for clues to solve the mystery of “The KidSenses Caper”, or they can explore the cultures of the world while eating tasty foreign snacks! 3rd through 5th graders can experience the wild world of animals and the habitats in which they live, or they can blast off with rockets and get messy with slime!

During each camp week, we will host our Fun Fridays for a live, in person activity where campers can participate in activities they can’t do at home. Whether it’s meeting animal ambassadors or eating liquid nitrogen ice cream, it will be an adventure! Fun Friday activities will be scheduled based on registration to ensure that we can adhere to social distancing guidelines.

If your child is one of the first 15 to sign up for each camp, they will receive a free summer camp T-shirt! For the full schedule and details on registration, visit Kidsenses.org/camps.

Due to State guidelines, KidSenses Children’s Interactive Museum is currently closed. However, we are actively posting simple, hands-on activities on our Facebook page. Visit www.kidsenses.org or www.factorymuseum.org for more information.

Submitted by Marcia Monahan