Summer Camps 2017

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 Online Registration Is Now Open. Please click here to register your child for our 2017 Summer Camp program!

Join us for our fun and hands-on summer camps! From paleontology to engineering, kids (and adults!) will have the chance to learn in a unique museum setting.

All campers will receive water and a snack during camp.

AM Session: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
PM Session: 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Camp Session Fees
WSC Members: $95 per camp
Non-Member: $105 per camp

Mini-Camp Session Fees
WSC Members: $75 per camp
Non-Member: $95 per camp


Entering K – 1st Grade

Small Hands Science Camp
July 10th – 14th (AM session 5)
Instructors: Krystle Drouault and Margaret Ozolins

A perfect camp for the curious young scientist! Explore a different theme each day through hands-on experiments, crafts, stories and games.

Daily themes include exploring colors, looking at opposites with some help of our Ice Age animals, learning about the natural world around us, exploring our five senses, and the science behind bubbles and water!


 Entering 1st – 3rd Grade

Jr. Engineering Camp
June 19th – 23rd (AM session 2)
Instructor: Margaret Ozolins

Design, build and create with this fun camp! Jr. Engineers will discover the science behind engineering through fun activities and engineering challenges.

 

Jr. Scientist Camp
July 17th – 21st (PM session 6)
Instructor: Margaret Ozolins

Explore the fun of science with this camp! Jr. Scientists will explore different fields of science with hands-on experiments and activities each day.

 

Art and Nature Camp  Pt. A & B
June 19th – 23rd (PM session 2) and July 17th – 21st (AM session 6)
Instructor: Krystle Drouault

Explore the nature of our world through art projects! Be creative with fun and engaging arts and crafts as you explore our natural world and the beauty within it! Part A and B are unique sessions, so campers can attend one or both sessions.

 

Special Mini Jr. Time Travelers Camp!
July 5th – 7th (AM session 4)
Instructor: Margaret Ozolins

Three days of time traveling fun with this camp! Jr. Time Travelers explore past cultures through crafts, games, food and fun! This camp will be using some food so please let us know of any food allergies when registering.


 Entering 3rd – 5th Grade

Messerific! Camp Pt. A & B
June 12th – 16th (AM session 1) and June 26th – 30th (PM session 3)
Instructor: Krystle Drouault

Ok, we know the word is made up, but what better way to describe this terrific and messy camp! Have fun while getting creative. From splat painting to snack food towers, this camp will be Messerific! Part A and B are unique sessions so campers can attend one or both sessions.  This camp will be using some food so please let us know of any food allergies when registering.

 

Super Science Camp
June 12th – 16th (PM session 1)
Instructor: Margaret Ozolins

Discover the wonderful world of science with this camp!  Super Scientists will explore a different theme each day through fun experiments and activities.

 

Inventor’s Camp
June 26th – 30th (AM session 3)
Instructor: Margaret Ozolins

Discover the science and imagination behind some of the world’s most famous inventors and scientists.  Through hands-on activities and building challenges find how inventors have changed the world we live in while finding your own inventor’s spark!


 Entering 5th – 8th Grade

Know Your Systems: Dissection Lab
July 10th – 14th (PM session 5)
Instructor: Brett Dooley

Students will learn about major organ systems through dissection of a fetal pig, supplemented with experiments, investigations, and model construction.


 Middle School and Up

Casting Fossils Mini Workshop (6th – 12th grades)
July 5th – 7th (PM session 4)
Instructor: Darla Radford

Over three days learn about the prehistoric animals that roamed our valley during the ice ages while working in our research lab to create your own replica fossil to take home.  Found out how scientists mold and cast fossils to use in research, education and exhibits while getting an up close look at the fossils in the museum’s collection.

 

DNA Lab (7th – 12th grades)
June 19th – 23rd (AM session 2)
Instructor: Dr. Nick Reeves, MSJC

With Dr. Reeves from Mt. San Jacinto College leading this exciting camp, you will explore the structure and function of DNA through hands-on experimentation culminating in the transformation of a normal bacteria strain into a glowing genetically modified bacterial strain!

 

Forensics Workshop: The Dead Do Tell Tales (8th – 12th grade & Adults)
July 24th - 28th (PM session 7)
Instructor: Professor Erik Ozolins, MSJC

Do you enjoy watching shows like CSI or Bones?  Are you curious about how specialists can tell so much from a skeleton? Learn how forensic anthropologists can determine information such as age, sex, and ancestry from human bones. See what they look for to determine if trauma or disease could have been involved in causing death. Cast replicas and case materials will be used to give you a chance to have hands-on experience in forensic anthropology from an instructor who has worked on cases for the Office of Medical Investigators in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

 

Our Location
2345 Searl Parkway, Hemet CA, 92543
Phone: 951-791-0033

Hours
10 am – 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday

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