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Mid-America Science Museum Announces ’22 Summer Camps

The Mid-America Science Museum’s summer camp program for children ages 6 to 12 will begin June 13 and run through August 5, the museum said in a press release Tuesday.

“We’re excited to bring back some old favorites and launch some new camp experiences,” Education Director Casey Wylie said in the release.

The dates and themes of the camps, as well as the museum’s descriptions of the camps, are as follows:

June 13-17, SmARTCamp — Explore the “exciting line” where science meets art. “Be creative, explore scientific concepts in artistic mediums, and look at your world in a whole new way!”

June 20-24, Budding Biologist — “Investigate the world around you and become a backyard scientist!”

From June 27 to July 1, Down and Dirty — Bugs, dirt and dinosaurs. “Who’s ready to explore the science under our feet?”

From July 4 to 8, lights, camera, science! — “Explore the world of superheroes, special effects and cinematography by creating your own movie!”

July 11-15, Space Explorers — “Join our crew as we explore new worlds and experience our very own night sky like never before!”

From July 18 to 22, Minecraft in Real Life — The most popular camp in the museum. “We’re taking Minecraft off the screen and into real life!”

July 25-29, Magic for Muggles — “Join our teachers as we explore the realm of muggle magic…science!”

August 1-5, Inventor’s Workshop — “Investigate past inventions, explore how things move, and find inspiration to create your own invention to make our lives easier.”

“Our educators have created a great summer of fun and educational activities,” Diane LaFollette, executive director, said in the release. “It’s the perfect opportunity for children to continue their learning outside of school and learn about fun new activities.”

Campers must be 6 years old on the start date of the camp and have completed the first year. Drop-off begins at 7:45 a.m. and campers must be picked up by 5:15 p.m. Camps are $250 for non-members and $225 for members. “Your membership must be active at the time of registration,” the statement read.

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Guidelines to keep campers, staff and guests safe are in place, but subject to change based on public health recommendations, the museum said.

Going forward, campers will be separated by age into two classes for each camp, with 12-15 campers in each group.

“Campers are encouraged to wear a face covering during camp, unless eating or outdoors with appropriate social distancing. The museum does not provide face coverings to campers,” the statement read.