CAMP DISCOVERY CENTER

PRESIDENTS' DAY CAMP

Presidents’ Day Camp: Maker Day

Monday, Feb. 19 

 

When school is out, camp is in! The Discovery Center incorporates fun, hands-on, inquiry-based learning into all of our camps. Each camp offers age-appropriate lessons packed with hands-on games and activities designed to help campers learn, socialize and have fun! Campers will also be able to enjoy exploration of museum exhibits and free play outdoors (weather permitting). Snack is provided by Discovery Center each afternoon. Campers will make quality crafted projects inspired by all of our animal friends here at the Discovery Center. We will make a pom-pom bunny, a hedgehog pencil holder and a portrait of our friend panzer!  Each camper will also get the opportunity to meet our turtle, hedgehog, and rabbit.

Grade: Kindergarten through 4th grade.

Cost: Each day costs: $40 (non-member) $35 (member). Early (7:30 am – 8:30 am) and Late (4:30 pm – 5:30 pm) Care Available for $5 per day.

Hours: Camp will be from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Drop-off hours: 8:30 am – 9:00 am.
Pick-up hours: 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

 


SPRING BREAK CAMP

Spring Break Camp: Playing with S.T.E.A.M.

When school is out, camp is in! The Discovery Center incorporates fun, hands-on, inquiry-based learning into all of our camps. Each camp offers structured lessons, the opportunity for exploration of museum exhibits, and free play outdoors, weather permitting. Join us for an exploration of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math concepts that are hidden in our favorite toys!

Grade: Kindergarten through 4th grade.

Cost: Each day costs: $40 (non-member) $35 (member). Early (7:30 am – 8:30 am) and Late (4:30 pm – 5:30 pm) Care Available for $5 per day.

Hours: Camp will be from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Drop-off hours: 8:30 am – 9:00 am.
Pick-up hours: 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm.

 

Monday, March 26  |  Little Red Wagon

We will look at the force that moves a red wagon, figure out how to make our own wagons and create inspired works of art!

   

Tuesday, March 27  |  Dot and Dash

Introducing kids to all the cool stuff that robots can do now helps prepare them for later. We will be learning how to code our Wonder Workshop robots, as well as creating our own robots out of everyday items!

Wednesday, March 28  |  All Things Nerf

We will be making our own foam, building our best targets and even creating art with all things nerf!

Thursday, March 29  |  Crayola Creations

On Thursday we will be creating and investigating with the full spectrum of Crayola. We will be making our own crayons, naming colors and creating all day!

Friday, March 30  |  Etch-A-Sketch

Friday we will be taking apart an Etch-A-Sketch, learning about the parts inside, and together make magnetic slime.


SUMMER CAMP

SUMMER CAMP 2018

When school is out, camp is in! The Discovery Center incorporates fun, hands-on, inquiry-based learning into all of our camps. Campers are divided into different age groups each with their own Camp Counselor and age-appropriate lessons packed with hands-on games and activities designed to help campers learn, socialize and have fun! Each camp offers the opportunity for exploration of museum exhibits and free play outdoors, weather permitting. Snack is provided by Discovery Center each afternoon.

Grade: Kindergarten through 5th grade.

Is your child too young for summer camp? Check out SPARK Camp below!

Hours: Camp will be from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.

Early (7:30 am – 8:30 am) and Late (4:30 pm – 5:30 pm) Care Available for $20 per week.

Drop-off hours: 8:30 am – 9:00 am.
Pick-up hours: 4:00 pm – 4:30 pm.
Member registration opens Jan. 18. Registration for the public opens Feb. 1.

 

Creative Makers

*4-day camp*
Session 1: May 29 – June 1
Session 2: July 2 – 5 (No Camp on Wednesday, July 4)
Non-members: $160; Members: $135

Ever wanted to make a stop-motion claymation movie, or maybe a 4-foot-tall chicken? In this incredibly creative camp, campers will make their ideas come to life! Each morning will start with a warm-up to get creative juices flowing, then it’s off to their own individual project for the week. Campers will get some brainstorming ideas before camp starts.

 

 

Beautiful Oops!

Session 1: June 25 – 29
Session 2: July 9 – 13
Non-members: $200; Members: $175

It’s okay to make a mistake. Beautiful Oops! is all about blunders in art and science that lead to major breakthroughs. Penicillin, the Slinky and pacemakers were all discovered by accident! Campers will use the scientific method to make beautiful art, learn about the art of letting go, and how to embrace anything that comes their way.

 

Lights in Life

Session 1: June 18 – 22
Session 2: July 16 – 20
Non-members: $200; Members: $175

Of all the important factors of taking a great picture, none is as important as light. Together we will build our own pinhole cameras and develop our own photographs. We’ll learn the basics of picture composition and how to capture the perfect amount of light. Campers will create works of art using some out-of-the-box techniques and methods using light as their main source of inspiration and media.

 

Rainforest Adventure

Session 1: June 11 – 15
Session 2: July 23 – 27
Non-members: $200; Members: $175

This week we will be using all of our senses to emerge ourselves in the rainforest. Take a walk through the Murfree Springs wetlands, see similarities and differences of our ecosystems, and meet a few of our furry friends from the rainforest! Campers will learn how they can impact the rainforest from Tennessee and create their own plan to help save these endangered areas.

 

Robot Workshop

Session 1: June 4 – 8
Session 2: July 30 – Aug. 3
Non-members: $200; Members: $175

Come build robots at the Discovery Center! Robot building and programming are key skills that will have a major role in the workforce over the next 20 years. Introducing kids to all the cool stuff that robots can do now helps prepare them for later. We will be coding and programming with littleBits and Wonder Workshop robots, as well as creating our own robots out of everyday items!

 

 


SPARK CAMP

SPARK CAMP

Sparking bright summers for our smallest campers! SPARK Camp is for children ages 4-5 not entering kindergarten in the fall, with a thirst for knowledge and discovery. Each day of camp has a full day or half-day option.

Prices:

Half Day 9:00am – 12:30pm, Non-member $30, Member $25 per day

Full Day 9:00am – 4:00pm, Non-member $40, Member $35 per day

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Beautiful Oops!

June 25 – 29  |  July 9 – 13

It’s okay to make a mistake. Beautiful Oops! is all about blunders in art and science that lead to major breakthroughs. Penicillin, the Slinky and pacemakers were all discovered by accident! Campers will use the scientific method to make beautiful art, learn about the art of letting go, and how to embrace anything that comes their way.

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Monday, June 25th / July 9thColor Day

Is black a color, and what makes a red ball red? We are investigating all things color on Monday. Learn about how many colors it takes to make a rainbow, what color our shadows are, and create some very colorful art.

 

Tuesday, June 26th / July 10th – Let’s Paint!

Calling all artists! Today is all about the art of paint. Painting activities will range from the simplest painting with a brush or hands to more elaborate marble painting, painting with bubbles, and making our own puffy paint.

 

Wednesday, June 27th / July 11th – Paper Day

“A torn piece of paper…is just the beginning.” Today in camp we will be exploring all things paper! We will use different art techniques to create paper masterpieces.

 

Thursday, June 28th / July 12th – Mixed Media Art Day

Today is all about exploring some of the most famous masters and styles in art! Campers will use various materials and techniques such as wire, clay, pastels, found objects, paper, paint, and much more to create works of art!

 

Friday, June 29th / July 13th – Scientific Method Day

Science and art might seem very different, but the processes used are very similar! Today we will be exploring how art and science overlap through hands-on art projects and experiments. Whether we are creating the best goo, adding lemon juice to watercolors, or exploring gravity and pendulums through paint, science is present, and art is the result!

 

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Rainforest Adventure

June 11 – 15  |  July 23 – 27

This week we will be using all of our senses to emerge ourselves in the rainforest. Take a walk through the Murfree Springs wetlands, see similarities and differences of our ecosystems, and meet a few of our furry friends from the rainforest! Campers will learn how they can impact the rainforest from Tennessee and create their own plan to help save these endangered areas.

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Monday, June 11th / July 23rd – Rainforest Wonders
Would you believe there is a place where birds can have tails as long as a yardstick and the amount of rainfall each year is as much as a tall adult? Campers will use all their senses to learn about the beautiful rainforest ecosystem, where they are in the world, what plants and creatures live there, and what they can do to help the rainforest from here in Tennessee.

 

Tuesday, June 12th / July 24th – All about Mammals

What do monkeys, tigers, bats, and sloths all have in common? They’re all mammals! What is a mammal and where do they live? Campers will get the chance to discover the answers to those questions and more through hands-on lessons, crafts, and animal encounters with our very own Discovery Center mammals.

 

Wednesday, June 13th / July 25th – Rainforest Birds
Rainforest birds are colorful and noisy! Explore the upper layers of the rainforest and learn about the many species of birds that live there. Campers will investigate the characteristics of birds and their habitat and compare them to the birds of our wetlands.

 

Thursday, June 14th / July 26th – Cold-blooded creatures
Rainforests are home to many amazing reptiles and amphibians. Campers get up close with these animals as well as learn about their habitat, lifestyle, and many other unique characteristics.

 

Friday, June 15th / July 27th – Creepy Crawlies
Rainforests are swarming with all sorts of amazing insects; some colorful, some scary, and some very strange looking. These rainforest animals play an important role in maintaining the health of the forest. We’ll be going on a bug hunt to discover the insects in our own backyards and how they may be like the insects found in the rainforest.


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CANCELLATION POLICY: 50% refund available if camp is canceled before 1 week prior to start date.