Winter Break Camp 2017

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 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.

Friday, Dec. 22

Light in Color

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

Wednesday, Dec. 27

Light in Nature

You’d be surprised at how many lights can be found under, on, and even in our rocks. We will discover how animals use lights to communicate and keep them safe and learn what a rainbow is made of. For this day of camp, we will learn how we interact with light in nature every day.

Thursday, Dec. 28

Light in Motion 

Find out on this fun-packed day how light affects what we see and how we see it. Make your own zoetrope and kinetic sculptures, and find out how light moves.

Friday, Dec. 29

Light in Art

Let’s put this major design element to work as we paint, sculpt, and print with light. Campers on this day will create works of art using some out-of-the-box techniques and methods using light as their main source of inspiration and media.

Wednesday, Jan. 3

Light in Photography

Of all the important factors of taking a great picture, none are as important as light. Together we will build our own pinhole cameras and develop our own photographs. We will learn about the basics of composition and how to capture the perfect amount of light.


Thursday, Jan. 4

Light in Technology

Explore light in technology with lasers and find out who can harness the most energy from light when we build our own light invention!

Friday, Jan. 5

Light in Space

Learning all about light in space. Campers on this day will step into our STAR lab to explore the solar system and see how light moves and travels in space.

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