(FL) August 2018, ARTScool, ages: 5-17. Naples ART Association, 585 Park Street, Naples, Florida 34102, 239-262-6517, info@NaplesArt.org. Are you looking for an opportunity to introduce the arts to your child in an enjoyable, stimulating environment this summer? Then, look no further. The Naples Art Association’s ARTScool is a kids’ summer program that features accredited art instructors providing children ages 5 through 17-years-old with individual arts instruction with a side of academics. Naples Art Association’s children’s art program, ARTScool 2018 will include 8 different sessions in a variety of subjects weekly from June 4 through August 3, with two class times daily: 9:00 am-12:00 pm. and 1:00-4:00 pm. Each session will include a supervised outdoor break. Parents to provide a bagged lunch from home for their child if they are taking a full day of classes. ARTScool’s weekly sessions are $125 per child. Register your child at Naples Art Association today for a summer art program where they will make new friends, expand their skill set, learn new techniques, and create art—all while having fun! www.NaplesArt.org.

(OH) August 3, 2018, BROWN BAGGIN' THRU HISTORY: JOHN PARKER, 12:00 noon-1:00 pm. Campus Martius Museum, 601 Second Street, Marietta, OH 45750, 740-373-3750, info@campusmartiusmuseum.org. Guest Speaker: Anthony Gibbs. Anthony Gibbs will portray John Parker, an Underground Railroad conductor from Ripley, Ohio. Guest Speaker: Anthony Gibbs. Cost: FREE Program. Discounted admission for tour of museum. Reservations can be made by contacting Campus Martius Museum at  ghoff@campusmartiusmuseum.org or-800-860-0145. For more information, please visit mariettamuseums.org.

(PA) August 4, 2018, MONTEREY JACK CHEESE MAKING WORKSHOP, 10:00 - 4:00. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road (SR 1036), Orwell, PA, (570) 247-7175, info@httm.org
Fee: $25. Materials: Basic Kit $20 if needed or Cheese Cloth $6. Call (570) 247-7175 for reservation. Visit httm.org for more information.

(PA) August 5, 2018, SMALL LOOM SATURDAY, Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road (SR 1036), Orwell, PA, (570) 247-7175, info@httm.org.  Rigid Heddle, Table looms, weaving on cardboard. “Make & take” a handwoven wall hanging. Visit httm.org for more information.

(NJ) August 5-11, 2018, STARTER CAMP (1-WEEK SESSION) Starter Camp is only for first time campers currently in 2nd - 6th grades. YMCA Camp Mason, 23 Birch Ridge Road, Hardwick, NJ  07825, 908-362-8217, information@campmason.org. Overnight Camp is an exciting adventure with lots of different things to do each and every day! From first thing in the morning till bed time, a day at Camp Mason is filled with opportunity: make a friend, try something new, test your limits, or watch the world – summer camp helps us learn to live well. Camp Activities to choose from include: Aquatics, Sports, Arts & crafts, painting/drawing, video/photography, dance, music, drama, story/poem writing, cartooning, improv comedy, teambuilding, high ropes (zipline, giant swing and more), climbing wall, survival, nature hikes, aerial silks, outdoor cooking, day trips into the surrounding area, horseback riding, gardening, farm animal care and many more! www.campmason.org.

(NJ) August 5-18, 2018, RESIDENT CAMP (2-WEEK SESSION) For campers currently in 2nd - 9th grades. YMCA Camp Mason, 23 Birch Ridge Road, Hardwick, NJ  07825, 908-362-8217, information@campmason.org. Overnight Camp is an exciting adventure with lots of different things to do each and every day! From first thing in the morning till bed time, a day at Camp Mason is filled with opportunity: make a friend, try something new, test your limits, or watch the world – summer camp helps us learn to live well. Camp Activities to choose from include: Aquatics, Sports, Arts & crafts, painting/drawing, video/photography, dance, music, drama, story/poem writing, cartooning, improv comedy, teambuilding, high ropes (zipline, giant swing and more), climbing wall, survival, nature hikes, aerial silks, outdoor cooking, day trips into the surrounding area, horseback riding, gardening, farm animal care and many more! www.campmason.org.

(NJ) August 5-18, 2018, RANCH CAMP (2-WEEK SESSION) For grades 6 and up. YMCA Camp Mason, 23 Birch Ridge Road, Hardwick, NJ  07825, 908-362-8217, information@campmason.org. Camp Mason’s Diamond M Ranch camp is a great place for campers and the horses they love. At Ranch camp children who have finished 6th – 9th grade spend two whole weeks building the special bond that forms between horse and rider. Ranch campers learn all the basics of western-style horsemanship – there’s plenty of advanced skills and learning to keep everyone challenged! Our well-trained and experienced staff know our horses intimately, and ensure that every ranch camper has a safe, comfortable, yet challenging experience regardless of the skills they bring with them. In addition to riding lessons and trail riding Ranch campers spend the majority of the day learning to tack and groom horses, assisting in minor vet care, learning horse anatomy and breed specialties, feeding, cleaning stalls, and helping to maintain the barn and all the equipment.  Our campers take pride in sharing the responsibility of caring for a herd of horses! Campers will also join in activities with traditional camp when they aren’t at the ranch. www.campmason.org.

(NJ) August 6-10, 2018, MARINE SCIENCE DAY CAMP: OCEANOGRAPHY WEEK for 5th and 6th graders (as of Sept. 2018), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, 22 Magruder Road, Fort Hancock, NJ 07732, 732-872-1300 x13. During these sessions, campers explore Sandy Hook as scientists, historians and artists. Throughout the week each camper will discover the science of the sea by exploring Sandy Hook’s marine habitats and learn to become stewards of these precious environments. “Hands-on” activities include seining, sieving, plant and animal identification, microscopic investigations, sand sampling, shell collecting and seashore crafts. These sessions also include guided tours of Fort Hancock’s historic sites and the Sandy Hook Lighthouse. Tuition: $300.00. Call 732-872-1300 x19 or email rhiggins@njseagrant.org to reserve your space. njseagrant.org.

(CT) August 6-10, 2018, RIVER EXPLORERS CAMP, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Ages: 6-8. Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, 860-767-8269, jwhitedobbs@ctrivermuseum.org. Discover what is over, under and along the Connecticut River. Try your hand at catching critters using dip and seine nets, take a journey on the River to spot wildlife, and learn about the many fish, plants, birds and animals that call the River Valley home. Located at the Museum campus in Essex. For more information on camps & workshops offered by the Museum, please contact: Jennifer White-Dobbs, Education Director, 860-767-8269, x 113,  jwhitedobbs@ctrivermuseum.org. $105/week, $25/day. 20% discount for Museum members. Online Registration is available at ctrivermuseum.org.  

(MD) August 6-10, 2018, CATCH OF THE DAY, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Grades: K-1. Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, 443-214-5872, program@amaritime.org.  Grab a net and wade in the creek, hunt for bugs under fallen logs, and search the pond for tadpoles and frogs. These activities and more await your camper during this animal-filled week. Every day we will explore the park to discover one of the fascinating critters that call the Chesapeake Bay home. Live animal investigation will fill each day as we search for insects, crustaceans, fish, and more! Cost: Members $275, Non-Members $315. For more information or to register for camp, please email us at community@amaritime.org or visit our website at www.amaritime.org.

(MD) August 6-10, 2018, GO WILD! 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Grades: 4-5. Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, 443-214-5872, program@amaritime.org. What clues do animals leave behind? Campers will become animal detectives to discover the woodland creatures that live in our nature park and learn about the fun and fascinating ways they survive there. Throughout the week, we will track deer and foxes, hunt for reptiles, and explore the world of insects hidden below the leaves. Campers will also learn kayaking skills as they examine the forest wildlife at other locations along Back Creek. Cost: Members $275, Non-Members $315.  For more information or to register for camp, please email us at community@amaritime.org or visit our website at www.amaritime.org.

(MD) August 6-10, 2018, BACK CREEK ADVENTURES, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Grades: 6-7. Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, 443-214-5872, program@amaritime.org. Explore aquatic studies and practice your wilderness skills this summer. Campers will trek through the woods, learn orienteering skills, identify local tree species, and practice their paddling by kayaking between the Museum’s two locations. Through fishing, boating, crabbing, and hiking, we will investigate the many ecosystems that make up our local watershed and learn about our human connection to the Chesapeake Bay. The week’s adventures will help us use science to better understand the ecology of our creek and its surrounding habitatsCost: Members $275, Non-Members $315.  For more information or to register for camp, please email us at community@amaritime.org or visit our website at www.amaritime.org.

(PA) August 6-10, 2018, “MUSIC TO MY EARS” (AM Camp), 8:30 am- 12 noon, grades 1-4. Whitaker Center for Science and The Arts, 222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-214-ARTS (2787), info@whitakercenter.org. This adventure into the world of STEM is for all the music lovers no matter what style you listen to!  We will explore the science behind notes, pitch, and tone while we create, play, and decorate musical instruments.
“BON APPETIT!” (PM Camp) 1:00-4:40 pm, grades 1-4. The science of food - sounds yummy!  Students will have the opportunity to learn about the science of food and reactions that occur when recipes are made in the kitchen.  Students will also try their hand in the kitchen making some ‘science’ experiments delicious enough for sampling!
Fees: Half day non-members: $150 per week. Half day members: $135 per week. Full day non-member: $270 per week. Full day members: $240 per week. www.whitakercenter.org.

(PA) August 6-10, 2018, “BON APPETIT!”  (AM Camp), 8:30 am- 12 noon, grades 5-8. Whitaker Center for Science and The Arts, 222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-214-ARTS (2787), info@whitakercenter.org. The science of food - sounds yummy!  Students will have the opportunity to learn about the science of food and reactions that occur when recipes are made in the kitchen.  Students will also try their hand in the kitchen making some ‘science’ experiments delicious enough for sampling!
“MUSIC TO MY EARS” (PM Camp) 1:00-4:40 pm, grades 5-8. This adventure into the world of STEM is for all the music lovers no matter what style you listen to!  We will explore the science behind notes, pitch, and tone while we create, play, and decorate musical instruments. Fees: Half day non-members: $150 per week. Half day members: $135 per week. Full day non-member: $270 per week. Full day members: $240 per week. www.whitakercenter.org.

(VA) August 6-10, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) CAMP, Grades 8-10, 9 am-4 pm,  Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322, 757-822-5100. The career fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics are the leading factors of our ever-evolving world! Spend a week at the STEM camp exploring the revolutionary fields of biology, chemistry, geology, physics and engineering and related careers. Cost: $185. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 6-10, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: LEADERSHIP AND FOLLOWERSHIP,  Grades 8-10, 9 am-4 pm, Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322, 757-822-5100. Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a great leader? That's an important question, but most of the time, there are more followers than there are leaders. So, maybe we should also be asking what it takes to be a great follower! Come explore a practical introduction to leadership and discover how you can also shine by being a great follower. Cost: $185. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 6-10, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: APP ATTACK! (A Black Rocket camp), Grades: 3-5. 9 am-noon, Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322, 757-822-5100. Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app and game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary, and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Cost: $165. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.
 
(VA) August 6-10, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: APP ATTACK! (A Black Rocket camp), Grades: 6-9. 1-4 pm, Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322, 757-822-5100. Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app and game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary, and students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Cost: $165. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 6-10, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: ROBOTICS CAMP, Grades: 8-10, 9 am-4 pm, Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322, 757-822-5100. Do you think one day robotics will replace common goods and services in our society? Technology is getting there, and you can jump-start your robotics knowledge by attending a week-long robotics camp. Campers will explore robotics while learning how to build and program a robotic platform. Explore careers impacted by robotics. Cost: $195. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 6-10, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: MAKE YOUR FIRST VIDEO GAME! (A Black Rocket camp), Grade: 3-5, 9 am-noon, Norfolk Campus, 300 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510, 757-822-1110. If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind camp that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers. (Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee.) Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Cost: $165. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 6-10, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: MAKE YOUR FIRST VIDEO GAME! (A Black Rocket camp), Grade: 6-9, 1-4 pm, Norfolk Campus, 300 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510, 757-822-1110. If you love playing video games, this is the camp for you! Make your first video game in this one-of-a-kind camp that shows you the keys to designing your first 2D platformer game. Conceptualization, play experience, level design, graphics, sounds, and simple coding are just some of the concepts that we’ll explore. No prior experience necessary, just a desire to have fun. Student-created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Games are only compatible on PC computers. (Mac versions can be created after the program for $15.00 conversion fee.) Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Cost: $165. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 6-10, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: VIRTUAL REALITY: THE FUTURE IS NOW (A Black Rocket camp), Grades: 3-5, 9 am-noon,  Suffolk Campus (TCC Center for Workforce Solutions), 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA 23435, 757-822-1234. Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will ​learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset at home a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR Games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. ​ Cost: $185. Tuition includes ​an​ ​additional​ supply ​fee​ ​for​ ​the​ ​VR​ ​headset. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 6-10, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: VIRTUAL REALITY: THE FUTURE IS NOW (A Black Rocket camp), Grades: 6-9, 1-4 pm,  Suffolk Campus (TCC Center for Workforce Solutions), 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA 23435, 757-822-1234. Embark on an EPIC adventure in virtual reality! In this cutting-edge class, you will ​learn the foundations of VR design by creating your own virtual worlds, exploring simulated environments, and crafting memorable 3D experiences. At the end of the week, take home your first cardboard VR headset to show friends and family the new worlds you created. VR projects can be viewed on a website or a mobile device. Students do not need a mobile device to take the class, but to use the VR headset at home a camper will need access to an Android or Apple mobile device. Students will work in pairs or teams and VR Games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. ​ Cost: $185. Tuition includes ​an​ ​additional​ supply ​fee​ ​for​ ​the​ ​VR​ ​headset. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 6-10, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: MED SCHOOL 4 TEENS (A Little Medical School® Camp), Grades: 6-8, 9 am-noon,  Suffolk Campus (TCC Center for Workforce Solutions), 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA 23435, 757-822-1234. The Med School 4 Teens Camp introduces young students to medicine, science, and the importance of health in an exciting and entertaining way. Not only will students dress like doctors, they will also learn to use instruments that doctors use and be introduced to the surgical process as they experiment with surgical sutures! The program also introduces to teens the various bodily systems and their functions, as well as first aid, CPR, and the Heimlich Maneuver. Each student will bring home a real, working stethoscope in addition to worksheets and other course materials. Students who successfully complete the program will be granted a graduation diploma, which they will receive during a graduation ceremony on the last day of the camp where parents or guardians are welcome to attend. Cost: $175. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.
 
(VA) August 6-10, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: JUNIOR VETERINARIAN CAMP (A Little Medical School® Camp), Grades: 5-7, 1-4 pm,  Suffolk Campus (TCC Center for Workforce Solutions), 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA 23435, 757-822-1234. The Junior Veterinarian Camp encourages campers to explore the exciting world of veterinarians. Using interactive demonstrations, crafts and games, they learn how to take care of a pet and to notice physical issues a pet may be experiencing, how to use instruments that veterinarians use, and what to expect at a veterinarian’s office. Each student will take home his/her own stuffed animal dog at the completion of the camp (which he/she will adopt on the first day and take care of throughout the week), along with a journal, adoption certificate, tape measure, dog bone cookie cutter, and so much more! Students who successfully complete the program will be granted a graduation diploma, which they will receive during a graduation ceremony on the last day of the camp where parents or guardians are welcome to attend. Cost: $165. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 6-10, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: SMART SUMMER MARITIME CAMP, Grades: 6-9, 9 am-4 pm, Virginia Beach Campus, 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453, 757-822-7100. The Southeastern Maritime and Transportation Center, SMART Summer Maritime Camp is a fun, exciting way for rising 6th - 9th graders to learn about the opportunities that the maritime and transportation industry can offer. Campers will have the opportunity to explore exciting careers available in the area's thriving maritime industry. The camp includes educational maritime adventures and a boatbuilding challenge. Students will take field trips to vessels, ship yards, and get to explore maritime careers. Three scholarships are available for this camp. Cost: $185. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 6-10, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: MINECRAFTⓇ MODDERS (A Black Rocket camp), Grades: 3-5, 9 am-noon, Virginia Beach Campus, 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453, 757-822-7100. Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by MinecraftⓇ. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Cost: $165. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 6-10, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: MINECRAFTⓇ MODDERS (A Black Rocket camp), Grades: 6-9, 1-4 pm, Virginia Beach Campus, 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453, 757-822-7100. Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by MinecraftⓇ. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Cost: $165. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 6-10, 2018, VIRGINIA AIR & SPACE CENTER CAMP: BLAST OFF! I, Grades: K-1, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Virginia Air & Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669, 757-727-0900, kderby@vasc.org.  Space may be the final frontier but getting there requires rockets! Become a rocketeer when you try your hand at rocket science. Design a Solar System mural, create edible rockets, launch soda bottle rockets, AND build your own stomp rockets to challenge friends for highest lift-off! Fee: Members: $235; Non-Members: $250. Be sure to register your child(ren) for the grade that they will be entering for the 2018/2019 school year. Registration closes at noon on the Friday before the camp begins. For more information, visit www.vasc.org. 

(VA) August 6-10, 2018, VIRGINIA AIR & SPACE CENTER CAMP: BLAST OFF! II, Grades: 2-3, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Virginia Air & Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669, 757-727-0900, kderby@vasc.org.  Space may be the final frontier but getting there requires rockets! Become a rocketeer when you try your hand at rocket science. Design a Solar System mural, create edible rockets, launch soda bottle rockets, AND build your own stomp rockets to challenge friends for highest lift-off! Fee: Members: $235; Non-Members: $250. Be sure to register your child(ren) for the grade that they will be entering for the 2018/2019 school year. Registration closes at noon on the Friday before the camp begins. For more information, visit www.vasc.org. 

(VA) August 6-10, 2018, VIRGINIA AIR & SPACE CENTER CAMP: BLAST OFF! III, Grades: 4-5, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Virginia Air & Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669, 757-727-0900, kderby@vasc.org.  Space may be the final frontier but getting there requires rockets! Become a rocketeer when you try your hand at rocket science. Design a Solar System mural, create edible rockets, launch soda bottle rockets, AND build your own stomp rockets to challenge friends for highest lift-off! Fee: Members: $235; Non-Members: $250. Be sure to register your child(ren) for the grade that they will be entering for the 2018/2019 school year. Registration closes at noon on the Friday before the camp begins. For more information, visit www.vasc.org. 

(VA) August 6-10, 2018, VIRGINIA AIR & SPACE CENTER CAMP:  BLAST OFF! IV, Grades: 6, 7, 8, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Virginia Air & Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669, 757-727-0900, kderby@vasc.org.   Space may be the final frontier but getting there requires rockets! Become a rocketeer when you try your hand at rocket science. Design a Solar System mural, create edible rockets, launch soda bottle rockets, AND build your own stomp rockets to challenge friends for highest lift-off! Fee: Members: $235; Non-Members: $250. Be sure to register your child(ren) for the grade that they will be entering for the 2018/2019 school year. Registration closes at noon on the Friday before the camp begins. For more information, visit www.vasc.org. 

(PA) August 12, 2018, ANNUAL WOOL WAULKING, Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road (SR 1036), Orwell, PA, (570) 247-7175, info@httm.org.  Visitors and staff finish tweed fabric woven at the museum in the old way. There may be some signing of traditional Gaelic songs to accompany the work. Visit httm.org for more information.

(NJ) August 13-17, 2018, MARINE SCIENCE DAY CAMP for 7th and 8th graders (as of Sept. 2018), 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New Jersey Sea Grant Consortium, 22 Magruder Road, Fort Hancock, NJ 07732, 732-872-1300 x13. Geared toward older or experienced campers, these sessions feature an in-depth study of the science of Sandy Hook. Using the authentic tools of the research scientist, campers become marine biologists for the week, gathering data about New Jersey’s coastal environment. “Hands-on” activities include animal investigations, dissections, marine habitat comparisons and water quality monitoring. Through direct observation and increased understanding, campers will expand their appreciation of the environment and learn many ways to protect it for future generations. Tuition: $300.00. Call 732-872-1300 x19 or email rhiggins@njseagrant.org to reserve your space. njseagrant.org.

(VT) August 13-17, 2018, SUMMER CAMP: QUILT CAMP, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Ages: 8-12. Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482, (802) 985-3346, schoolprograms@shelburnemuseum.org. Creating a quilt can be easier than you think! Your camper will learn how to make quilt blocks, assemble a quilt topper, sandwich and quilt the final piece! In this week-long camp, campers will explore the beautiful quilt collection, learn about quilting techniques and create a lap quilt! Fee: $350.  Visit shelburnemuseum.org to register for camp.

(CT) August 13-17, 2018, RIVER RANGERS CAMP, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Ages: 9-12. Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, 860-767-8269, jwhitedobbs@ctrivermuseum.org Exploration and adventure await when you join the River Rangers and challenge yourself to find out all you can about the River. Spend each day in coves, on islands and on the water, collecting samples, conducting experiments, and building a study lab at the Museum. Located at the Museum campus in Essex.  For more information on camps & workshops offered by the Museum, please contact: Jennifer White-Dobbs, Education Director, 860-767-8269, x 113,  jwhitedobbs@ctrivermuseum.org. $105/week, $25/day. 20% discount for Museum members. Online Registration is available at ctrivermuseum.org.  

(MD) August 13-17, 2018, ANIMAL INVESTIGATORS, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Grades: 2-3. Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, 443-214-5872, program@amaritime.org. How does an insect stay hidden from predators? Where do blue crabs go in the winter? Campers will uncover the answers to these questions and more as we investigate the amazing adaptations of all sorts of Chesapeake Bay critters. Each day, observation and experimentation will guide us as we meet these animals, explore their habitats, and discover the remarkable things they can do! Cost: Members $275, Non-Members $315.  For more information or to register for camp, please email us at community@amaritime.org or visit our website at www.amaritime.org.

(MD) August 13-17, 2018, GONE FISHIN’, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Grades: 4-5. Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, 443-214-5872, program@amaritime.org.
Gather your nets and strap on your boots for a week of fishing! Whether seining in the creek, fishing on the dock, or setting out pots and traps, campers are sure to catch their fill of Chesapeake Bay critters. Each day, we will introduce a new technique for catching aquatic animals, and campers will have a chance to test their newfound skills. Campers will also get out on the water and kayak along Back Creek AND take a special boat tripCost: Members $275, Non-Members $315.  For more information or to register for camp, please email us at community@amaritime.org or visit our website at www.amaritime.org.

(MD) August 13-17, 2018, NATURE ART, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Grades: 6-7. Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, 443-214-5872, program@amaritime.org. Love to build, design, and create? Get inspired by nature in the vibrant setting of Back Creek Nature Park. We will explore the park, getting up close and personal with the diversity of plants and animals that make up this amazing ecosystem. Campers will draw, make crafts out of natural materials, learn photography techniques, and go kayaking along Back Creek. Tie-dye, printmaking, nature journaling, and more! Perfect for the budding artistCost: Members $275, Non-Members $315.  For more information or to register for camp, please email us at community@amaritime.org or visit our website at www.amaritime.org.

(VA) August 13-17, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: MAKER CAMP,  Grades: 8-10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322, 757-822-5100. Do you like to learn about the latest technology and envision your ideas coming to life with 3D imaging? If so, join us for a week-long camp that will explore the evolving technology of 3D printers, laser cutters and computer numerical control machines and careers using these skills. The camp offers introduction to basic electrical and mechanical designs to create a variety of projects! Cost: $185. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 13-17, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: MAKE YOUR FIRST 3D VIDEO GAME! (A Black Rocket camp), Grades:  3-5, 9am-noon, Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322, 757-822-5100. In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students​ ​will​ ​work​ ​in​ ​pairs​ ​or​ ​teams​ ​for​ ​most​ ​of​ ​the​ ​program. ​​ Cost: $165. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 13-17, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: MAKE YOUR FIRST 3D VIDEO GAME! (A Black Rocket camp), Grades:  6-9, 1-4 pm, Chesapeake Campus, 1428 Cedar Road, Chesapeake, VA 23322, 757-822-5100. In this Black Rocket classic, you will go well beyond the limitations of the traditional 2D game design classes and create an immersive 3D world. Students will learn the physics behind 3D games, explore beginner event scripting, level design, controlling the flow of gameplay, and storytelling. Student created games will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students​ ​will​ ​work​ ​in​ ​pairs​ ​or​ ​teams​ ​for​ ​most​ ​of​ ​the​ ​program. ​​ Cost: $165. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 13-17, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: APP ATTACK! (A Black Rocket camp), Grades: 3-5, 9 am-noon. Norfolk Campus, 300 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510, 757-822-1110. Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app and game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) ​mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary, and ​students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. ​Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced​ ​projects​ ​that​ ​build​ ​on​ ​previous​ ​years​. ​ Cost: $165. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 13-17, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: APP ATTACK! (A Black Rocket camp), Grades: 6-9, 1-4 pm. Norfolk Campus, 300 Granby Street, Norfolk, VA 23510, 757-822-1110. Take the first steps into the world of mobile app design and customize your own game app! Using a specialized app and game development tool, students will explore the world of web-based (HTML5) ​mobile apps. In addition to learning the basics of mobile app design and game development, you will also see firsthand how the world of App publishing functions. Student-created apps will be accessible on a private site and can be played on any mobile device or computer. Publishing to App Stores not included. No prior experience is necessary, and ​students do not need to own a smartphone or tablet to take the class. ​Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced​ ​projects​ ​that​ ​build​ ​on​ ​previous​ ​years​. ​ Cost: $165. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 13-17, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: MINECRAFTⓇ MODDERS (A Black Rocket camp), Grades: 3-5, 9 am-noon,  Suffolk Campus (TCC Center for Workforce Solutions), 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA 23435, 757-822-1234. Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by MinecraftⓇ. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Cost: $165. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 13-17, 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: MINECRAFTⓇ MODDERS (A Black Rocket camp), Grades: 6-9, 1-4 pm,  Suffolk Campus (TCC Center for Workforce Solutions), 7000 College Drive, Suffolk, VA 23435, 757-822-1234. Use your favorite game to learn the basics of modding and foundations of programming. Learn scripting and logic statements as you create your first mods! Introductory coding will also be taught through a simulated environment inspired by MinecraftⓇ. Student projects will be available on a password protected Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. To access their project at home students must own a PC/MAC version of Minecraft. Tablet, phone, and game console versions of Minecraft are not compatible. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Cost: $165. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 13-17, 2018,  TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: CODE BREAKERS (A Black Rocket camp), Grades: 3-5, 9 am-noon, Virginia Beach Campus, 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453, 757-822-7100. Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Cost: $165. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 13-17, 2018,  TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMP: CODE BREAKERS (A Black Rocket camp), Grades: 6-9, 1-4 pm, Virginia Beach Campus, 1700 College Crescent, Virginia Beach, VA 23453, 757-822-7100. Calling all future coders, programmers, and designers! Learn the basics of coding languages like HTML, JavaScript, and CSS through a series of web projects and design challenges each day and be on your way to becoming the next tech star! Whether you want to be the next Mark Zuckerberg or the high school student who just made $1 million dollars for programming in his bedroom, this course has the essentials you need to begin your journey. Projects will be available on a Black Rocket website to share with friends and family. Students will work in pairs or teams for most of the program. Returning students can create more advanced projects that build on previous years. Cost: $165. https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps.

(VA) August 13-17, 2018, VIRGINIA AIR & SPACE CENTER CAMP:  AND A “LITTLEBIT” MORE ROBOTICS….I, Grades: K-1, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Virginia Air & Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669, 757-727-0900, kderby@vasc.org.  Be a part of NASA’s robotic movement! Learn what you can design with robotics and hear all about current robotic exploration on Mars. Discover what you can do with a little know how, and a lot of imagination. What can your robot do? Fee: Members: $235; Non-Members: $250. Be sure to register your child(ren) for the grade that they will be entering for the 2018/2019 school year. Registration closes at noon on the Friday before the camp begins. For more information, visit www.vasc.org. 

(VA) August 13-17, 2018, VIRGINIA AIR & SPACE CENTER CAMP:  AND A “LITTLEBIT” MORE ROBOTICS….II, Grades: 2-3, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Virginia Air & Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669, 757-727-0900, kderby@vasc.org.  Be a part of NASA’s robotic movement! Learn what you can design with robotics and hear all about current robotic exploration on Mars. Discover what you can do with a little know how, and a lot of imagination. What can your robot do? Fee: Members: $235; Non-Members: $250. Be sure to register your child(ren) for the grade that they will be entering for the 2018/2019 school year. Registration closes at noon on the Friday before the camp begins. For more information, visit www.vasc.org. 

(VA) August 13-17, 2018, VIRGINIA AIR & SPACE CENTER CAMP:  ADVANCED NASA ROBOTICS I, Grades: 4-5, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Virginia Air & Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669, 757-727-0900, kderby@vasc.org. *Must attend Intro Camp AND/OR have prior knowledge and experience with basic robotics including EV3s, Arduino and basic coding. Be a part of NASA’s robotic movement! What are NASA scientists and engineers creating? How are robots utilized in our world and in space? Can you engineer your own Mars Rover? Answer all these questions during this week of advanced robotics adventures. Investigate the world of 3D printing and learn how astronauts are using a 3D printer on the International Space Station. Jump into Lego Robotics and discover all the programming behind the scenes! Members: $235; Non-Members: $250. Be sure to register your child(ren) for the grade that they will be entering for the 2018/2019 school year. Registration closes at noon on the Friday before the camp begins. For more information, visit www.vasc.org. 

(VA) August 13-17, 2018, VIRGINIA AIR & SPACE CENTER CAMP: ADVANCED NASA ROBOTICS II, Grades: 6-7-8, 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. The Virginia Air & Space Center, 600 Settlers Landing Road, Hampton, VA 23669, 757-727-0900, kderby@vasc.org. *Must attend Intro Camp AND/OR have prior knowledge and experience with basic robotics including EV3s, Arduino and basic coding. Be a part of NASA’s robotic movement! What are NASA scientists and engineers creating? How are robots utilized in our world and in space? Can you engineer your own Mars Rover? Answer all these questions during this week of advanced robotics adventures. Investigate the world of 3D printing and learn how astronauts are using a 3D printer on the International Space Station. Jump into Lego Robotics and discover all the programming behind the scenes! Members: $235; Non-Members: $250. Be sure to register your child(ren) for the grade that they will be entering for the 2018/2019 school year. Registration closes at noon on the Friday before the camp begins. For more information, visit www.vasc.org. 

(MD) August 20-24, 2018, BOOKS ON THE BAY, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Grades: K-1. Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, 443-214-5872, program@amaritime.org. Join in lively storybook adventures that connect nature with fun and entertaining stories! Each day, one nature-themed story will inspire the day’s activities and guide us as we learn about the plants and animals of the Back Creek Nature Park. Enjoy animal encounters, nature walks, games, crafts, and more during this week of outdoor fun. Cost: Members $275, Non-Members $315.  For more information or to register for camp, please email us at community@amaritime.org or visit our website at www.amaritime.org.

(MD) August 20-24, 2018, WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Grades: 2-3. Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, 443-214-5872, program@amaritime.org. Get ready for wet and wacky adventures as we explore the many wonders of water! From catching fish in Back Creek to performing astonishing experiments, water is sure to be in great supply as we learn about its many forms and investigate all things aquatic. Outdoor exploration, water play, crafts, and more will help to illustrate our connection to water. Cost: Members $275, Non-Members $315.  For more information or to register for camp, please email us at community@amaritime.org or visit our website at www.amaritime.org.

(MD) August 20-24, 2018, ANCHORS AWEIGH, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Grades: 4-5. Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, 443-214-5872, program@amaritime.org. Why do boats float? How do sailors navigate around the globe? Discover the answers to these questions and more at this camp that is all about boats! Throughout the week, we will investigate the science behind boating as we learn about charting, weather, boat building, and more. Campers will then put their on-the-water skills to the test as we kayak along Back Creek. Cost: Members $275, Non-Members $315.  For more information or to register for camp, please email us at community@amaritime.org or visit our website at www.amaritime.org.

(PA) August 23-25, 2018, TIMBER FRAME LOOM WORKSHOP, 10:00 - 4:00. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road (SR 1036), Orwell, PA, (570) 247-7175, info@httm.org.  This is a 3-day workshop. Fee: $100, Materials: $20. Call (570) 247-7175 for reservation. Visit httm.org for more information.