(KY) July 2018, J.B. SPEED SCHOOL UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE, offers week long Summer Camps throughout the summer (June-July).  Explore Engineering through Summer Camp! It’s so much more than math and science; we make engineering fun! Speed School offers a variety of experiential learning, hands-on, day camps for students in 3rd through 12th grade. J.B. Speed School University of Louisville, 132 Eastern Pkwy, Louisville, KY 40292, 502-852-7781, offoss@louisville.edu. For more information or to register for camp, visit louisville.edu/speed/outreach.

(OH) July 2018, THE NUTS AND BOLTS ACADEMY SUMMER CAMPS of Cuyahoga Community College are designed for kids age 9-18.  Week long camps are held throughout June and July. Camps expose students to manufacturing and engineering through innovative, hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) activities. For more information dates, topics or to register, call 216-987-3075, Option 1 or visit www.tri-c.edu/summercamps.

(PA) July 2018, PENN STATE WILKES-BARRE SUMMER YOUTH CAMP. This summer Penn State Wilkes-Barre will offer 28 youth camps during the weeks of June 25-29 and July 9-13, 2018, for students entering grades 1-12. We invite you to join us here at the beautiful Penn State Wilkes-Barre campus for our 2018 summer youth camps! For questions, contact the Summer Youth Program staff at 570-675-9253 or email wbce@outreach.psu.edu.

(FL) July-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. ARTScool’s weekly sessions are $125 per child. www.NaplesArt.org.

(VA) July-August 2018, THE VIRGINIA AIR & SPACE CENTER offers week long Summer Camps throughout the summer (June-August). The Virginia Air & Space Center has created an array of educational programming designed to your students’ interests in the fields of air, space, science and technology. Call or email The Virginia Air & Space Center at757-727-0900 or  kderby@vasc.org for the dates, topics and prices of these camps. www.vasc.org

(VA) July-August 2018, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMPS. Tidewater Community Colleges offers week long camps all summer long in 5 different locations: Chesapeake Campus, Norfolk Campus, Portsmouth Campus, Virginia Beach Campus, and the Center for Workforce Solutions in Suffolk. For camp information visit https://www.tcc.edu/academics/career-exploration-camps

(NY) July 1-August 10, 2018, CAMP REECE: SPECIAL NEEDS CAMP, Camp Reece, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866, 212-289-4732, lisa.howles@campreece.org. Camp Reece is a sleep-away camp for children with special needs from ages 10 through 17. We offer a wide range of activities, each specifically designed to meaningfully engage campers while teaching skills, building confidence, improving self-esteem, encouraging social-emotional growth, and, of course, having fun. Our skilled and caring staff members differentiate instruction and modify activities whenever needed to ensure campers of all levels, abilities and ages can participate fully and successfully. Hands-on activities include organic gardening, culinary arts, graphic design, and outdoor photography just to name a few in addition to weekly, full day adventure trips.   Our trips, in the heart of the Adirondack, include white water rafting, high ropes, theme parks and other exciting area attractions. For additional information and prices, visit https://www.campreece.org.

(NY) July 1-20, 2018, CAMP REECE: SPECIAL NEEDS CAMP, Camp Reece, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866, 212-289-4732, lisa.howles@campreece.org. Camp Reece is a sleep-away camp for children with special needs from ages 10 through 17. We offer a wide range of activities, each specifically designed to meaningfully engage campers while teaching skills, building confidence, improving self-esteem, encouraging social-emotional growth, and, of course, having fun. Our skilled and caring staff members differentiate instruction and modify activities whenever needed to ensure campers of all levels, abilities and ages can participate fully and successfully. Hands-on activities include organic gardening, culinary arts, graphic design, and outdoor photography just to name a few in addition to weekly, full day adventure trips.   Our trips, in the heart of the Adirondack, include white water rafting, high ropes, theme parks and other exciting area attractions. For additional information and prices, visit https://www.campreece.org.

(PA) July 1-13, 2018, MERCERSBURG ADVENTURE CAMP SESSION 1, overnight camp, ages 8-15. Mercersburg Academy, 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236, (717) 328-6225, summerprograms@mercersburg.edu. What fun would camp be without campfires, a night of sleeping under the stars, or camp competitions? It wouldn’t be Adventure Camp, that’s for sure. Campers live in a modern, air-conditioned dormitory that has been altered to meet the vigorous needs of Adventure Campers. Two sets of bunk beds occupy each dorm room, which 3-4 campers transform into their cabin. Carpeted hallways lead to tiled bathrooms, with showers that have privacy curtains. Tuition: $2,105. ($4,000 if you also take Session 2, July 15-17). mercersburgsummer.com.

(PA) July 1-13, 2018, YOUNG WRITERS CAMP, ages 11-16. Mercersburg Academy, 300 East Seminary St, Mercersburg, PA 17236, (717) 328-6225, summerprograms@mercersburg.edu. Build writing skills and unleash your creativity in a unique environment of like-minded individuals with a passion for writing.  Explore the beauty of poetic style and the power of your own voice on paper.  Language is at the core of life and our campers learn new and liberating ways to express themselves through the written word. By combining an exciting range of writing activities with traditional camp experiences, our participants have incredible fun while also learning to think, and write, creativelyTuition: $1,800 (Resident). $1,325 (Commuter). mercersburgsummer.com. 

(NJ) July 2-11, 2018, 3RD ANNUAL FIELD OF HONOR®FLAG DISPLAY.  Jacobus Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921, 908-396-6053, info@jvanderveerhouse.org.
The Field of Honor® is a community project of remembrance, and an expression of humanity and patriotism. Over 200 American flags will be available for adoption and displayed on the grounds from July 2–11. Contact us at (908) 396-6053 or info@jvanderveerhouse.org. For more information, visit www.jvanderveerhouse.org.

(DE) July 2-29, 2018, MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP - ON STAGE! 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. For rising 4th graders – graduating 12th graders. Community Music School, University of Delaware CMS, 209 Amy du Pont Music Building, Newark, DE 19716, (302) 831- 1548, communitymusicschool@udel.edu. Join our full summer musical production right here in Newark in the beautiful Thompson Theatre!  We are doing ANNIE! In addition to rehearsals for the production, On Stage camp will include workshops and masterclasses in movement, auditioning, acting and singing.  Auditions for parts will be held during the first week, and everyone enrolled in On Stage camp will be cast in show.  Please, no absences from camp during the final week beginning July 23 as there will be technical rehearsals every day.  Other absences can be accommodated but may affect casting.  Participants will be responsible for minimal personal costume pieces (personal undergarments, things they may already own and footwear).  No additional expenses to participate.  Each child will receive two tickets to one performance, and additional tickets will be $10 each.  Performances will be on Friday, July 27 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 29 at 2:00 pm.  Limited to 40 participants. This camp will be held at the UD Roselle Center for the Arts, Thompson Theatre. Cost: $700, no discounts. Registration information available at communitymusicschool@udel.edu.

(PA) July 7, 2018 MOZZARELLA CHEESE MAKING WORKSHOP WITH LARYSSA. 10:00 - 4:00.  Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Rd, Rome, PA 18837, 570-247-7175, info@httm.org. Fee: $25. Materials: Basic Kit $20 if needed or Cheese Cloth $6.  Admission: $5. Children 12 & under are free

(PA) July 8 & July 15, 2018 TWO-DAY BASKET WORKSHOP with Anne Fell. 10:00 - 4:00. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Rd, Rome, PA 18837, 570-247-7175, info@httm.org. Fee: $50, Materials: $12.  Admission: $5. Children 12 & under are free

(NJ) July 8, 2018, FIELD OF HONOR® PICNIC, 1-4 pm. Jacobus Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921, 908-396-6053, info@jvanderveerhouse.org. Join us for a picnic on the grounds of the Jacobus Vanderveer House & Museum featuring live music and food & beverage available for purchase. For information visit www.jvanderveerhouse.org.

(NJ) July 8-21, 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.

(DE) July 8-13, 2018, RESIDENCE ACADEMIES: DESTINATION MOON. Overnights held at University of Delaware. Delaware Aerospace Academy, 585 Big Oak Road, Smyrna, Delaware 19977, (302) 659-5003. (Entering 7th, 8th and 9th grade) integrates real world experiences with Lunar Studies, lessons in Crystal Development, Advanced Rocketry, Remote Sensing, Robotics, Computer Sim, Composite Materials & Telescope Building & Field Trips. Fee: $650 • $50 non-refundable application fee is included in this amount. http://www.dasef.org/.

(DE) July 8-13, 2018, RESIDENCE ACADEMIES: DESTINATION MARS. Overnights held at University of Delaware. Delaware Aerospace Academy, 585 Big Oak Road, Smyrna, Delaware 19977, (302) 659-5003. (Entering 8th, 9th & 10th) offers challenges such as designing a robotic vehicle & a rocket, solving a critical life-support problem, assembling a space station underwater, & conducting in-flight experiments in our Mars Simulation and Field Trips. Fee: $650 • $50 non-refundable application fee is included in this amount. http://www.dasef.org/.

(VA) July 8-14, 2018, CHRISTENDOM SUMMER PROGRAM: THE BEST WEEK EVER, Christendom College, 134 Christendom Drive, Front Royal, Virginia 22630, 540-636-2900, 800-877-5456, kblank@christendom.edu. This is the most-popular, well-attended, and highly-ranked pre-college summer program of its kind. It’s just that good. This highly acclaimed program, designed for rising high school seniors (current high school juniors), offers participants a unique educational, cultural, spiritual, and amazingly fun experience, all for the incredibly low cost of $500. Students spend their mornings taking a variety of liberal arts classes (Philosophy, English, History, and Theology), then, after Mass and lunch, students spend their afternoons and evenings enjoying several recreational and social events. Current high school sophomores are also welcomed to register but will be placed on a waiting list. Any questions should be directed to Klarissa Blank (kblank@christendom.edu).

(VA) July 9-13, 2018, “ON THE FARM WITH MR. MONROE” FRENCH AND SPANISH IMMERSION CAMP.
2018, 8:45 am- 3:15 pm. James Monroe Highland, 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902, (434) 293-8000, education@highland.org. Highland, the home of President James Monroe, in a partnership with the Speak! Language Center and the International School of Charlottesville, is excited to announce On the Farm with Mr. Monroe! This French and Spanish immersion camp for children ages 4-10 will be held Monday through Friday. The camp will focus on the French and Spanish languages and forge the connection between France, Spain, and the legacy of James Monroe. The camp will include daily language lessons, private tours of the house and gardens with scavenger hunts, afternoon historic crafts on the property, period parlor games, nature walks, and stories. This is the third of four summer 2018 French and Spanish language immersion camps. Please check our events page for other dates. The cost of this event is $325 per student for one week, $625 per student for two weeks, or $900 per student for three weeks. Visit highland.org to register.

(CT) July 9-13, 2018, FINDING THE FIRST AMERICANS 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. Learn how to make a dugout canoe, cook on the open fire, make a wigwam model, learn about different ways to catch and find your food, create pottery and other containers, plant a 3 sisters garden and more. Located at historic Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook. 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.

(DE) July 9-29, 2018, THEATRE CAMP - BACKSTAGE DAY CAMP! 9 am-4 pm. For rising 6th graders – graduating 12th graders. Community Music School, University of Delaware CMS, 209 Amy du Pont Music Building, Newark, DE 19716, (302) 831- 1548, communitymusicschool@udel.edu. Join our full summer musical production right here in Newark in the beautiful Thompson Theatre!  We are doing ANNIE!  Backstage camp will be full of workshops and seminars in make-up, staging, set building, costumes, sound and lighting as participants create costumes, props and put together the backstage elements of production.  No additional expenses to participate.  Each child will receive two tickets to one performance, and additional tickets will be $10 each.  Performances will be on Friday, July 27 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 29 at 2:00 pm.  This camp will be held at the UD Roselle Center for the Arts, Thompson Theatre​. Cost:  $550, $25 discount for registering by May 15​. Registration information available at communitymusicschool@udel.edu.

(MD) July 9-13, 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) July 9-13, 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) July 9-13, 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.

(NJ) July 9-13, 2018, MARINE SCIENCE DAY CAMP: OCEANOGRAPHY WEEK for 4th, 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. Oceanography Week provides opportunities to explore new topics, concepts and experiments not covered during our other weeks of camp. A portion of each day will be spent outdoors exploring Sandy Hook’s bay and beach environments with follow-up activities conducted in NJSGC’s Sandy Hook classroom. This week is also for campers wishing to participate in a second week of camp or for sibling campers wishing to attend camp together. Tuition: $300.00. Call 732-872-1300 x19 or email rhiggins@njseagrant.org to reserve your space. njseagrant.org.

(PA) July 9-13, 2018, “LET’S GO FLY A KITE” (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.Students will be challenged to design, create, and fly a kite during this exciting, interactive STEM investigation.  Students will learn the physics behind how kites fly while actively creating their own models.
“RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY…” (PM Camp). 1:00-4:40 pm, grades 1-4. Have you ever wanted to be a meteorologist? Here is your chance!  Students will explore the natural forces of daily and extreme weather.  They will also investigate the instruments that measure and predict the weather.  With this knowledge, students will create weather stations to monitor the changes in weather at their homes in the months to come. 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) July 9-13, 2018, “RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY…” (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. Have you ever wanted to be a meteorologist? Here is your chance!  Students will explore the natural forces of daily and extreme weather.  They will also investigate the instruments that measure and predict the weather.  With this knowledge, students will create weather stations to monitor the changes in weather at their homes in the months to come.
“LET’S GO FLY A KITE” (PM Camp) 1:00-4:40 pm, grades 5-8. Whitaker Center for Science and The Arts, 222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-214-ARTS (2787), info@whitakercenter.org. Students will be challenged to design, create, and fly a kite during this exciting, interactive STEM investigation.  Students will learn the physics behind how kites fly while actively creating their own models. 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) July 14, 2018 “SURVEY OF SHEEP BREEDS” WORKSHOP with Tracy Sayre. 10:00 to 4:00.  Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Rd, Rome, PA 18837, 570-247-7175, info@httm.org.  Fee: $25. Materials: $25. Admission: $5. Children 12 & under are free

(DE) July 14, 15, 21, 22, 2018, MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP - SET BUILD & DESIGN WORKSHOPS! 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. For rising 9th graders – graduating 12th graders. You may sign up for one, all or any combination of this workshop. Community Music School, University of Delaware CMS, 209 Amy du Pont Music Building, Newark, DE 19716, (302) 831- 1548, communitymusicschool@udel.edu. Join our full summer musical production right here in Newark in the beautiful Thompson Theatre!  We are doing ANNIE!  Sign up for one or all Set Build & Design workshops for high school students as we create the full set for our production.  Workshops designed for all to participate fully whether you are an expert or a beginner.  Guidance and training will be available for beginners.  Participants will receive two tickets to one performance.  These workshops will be held at the UD Roselle Center for the Arts, Thompson Theatre. Cost: FREE (show t-shirt available for $15). Information available at communitymusicschool@udel.edu.

(PA) July 14, 2018, MUSIC IN THE VALLEY, 10 am to 5 pm. Quiet Valley Living Historical
Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 570-992-6161, farm@quietvalley.org
Music in the Valley features various groups performing traditional music at different locations on the farm. There will be a sing-a-long for the children and storytelling. This is a wonderful opportunity to speak to the musicians and learn about folk instruments and traditional music. Enjoy this special day of wonderful, old-fashion entertainment. The event will be held under tents, rain or shine. The day ends with a jam session around 3:30. Music in the Valley is included in historic farm tour admission; Rain or shine.
http://quietvalley.org/.

(PA) July 15, 2018 HOOVES AND PAWS FIBER ANIMALS DAY with Eve Herrington and Alice Rae Clock. 10:00 - 4:00. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Rd, Rome, PA 18837, 570-247-7175, info@httm.org. Angora rabbits and Pygora goats visit the museum. Admission: $5. Children 12 & under are free

(PA) July 15-27, 2018, MERCERSBURG ADVENTURE CAMP SESSION 2, overnight camp, ages 8-15. Mercersburg Academy, 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236, (717) 328-6225, summerprograms@mercersburg.edu. What fun would camp be without campfires, a night of sleeping under the stars, or camp competitions? It wouldn’t be Adventure Camp, that’s for sure. Campers live in a modern, air-conditioned dormitory that has been altered to meet the vigorous needs of Adventure Campers. Two sets of bunk beds occupy each dorm room, which 3-4 campers transform into their cabin. Carpeted hallways lead to tiled bathrooms, with showers that have privacy curtains. Tuition: $2,105. ($4,000 if you also take Session 2, July 1-13). mercersburgsummer.com.

(PA) July 15-17, 2018, PERFORMING ARTS INTENSIVE, ages 11-16. New in 2017, we introduce our two-week Performing Arts Intensive. Participants will spend two weeks mastering skills as they relate to dancing, acting and technical theater. Participants will choose between a track that combines both Dance and Theatre courses, or they can focus on just Dance or just Theatre for the entirety of the two weeks. This 2-week intensive will culminate with a participant performance featuring both dance acts and theatre scenes. Participants will gain skills in improvisation, state presence, body movement, vocal techniques, character developments, ensemble work and problem solving. Actors will also be exposed to the technical elements of lighting, sound, make-up and costume design. A one-week option is also available (July 15-20). Tuition: Resident: $1,800 (2-week option), $975 (1-week option). Commuter:  $975 (2-week option), $675 (1-week option). mercersburgsummer.com. 

(NJ) July 15- July 21, 2018, ADVENTURE BOUND: JIM THORPE ADVENTURE (1-WEEK TRIP) For teens who have completed grades 7-10. YMCA Camp Mason, 23 Birch Ridge Road, Hardwick, NJ  07825, 908-362-8217, information@campmason.org. Join us for a week of introductory hiking, biking and whitewater rafting in Eastern Pennsylvania. You’ll travel to Jim Thorpe, PA to take part in two days of biking, two days of rafting, and a half day hike in the Lehigh Gorge State and Mauch Chunk Lake parks. When you’re not busy getting your adventure on you’ll be able to explore the historic town of Jim Thorpe, swim and relax at the pristine campground beach, and admire your beautiful surroundings. Each evening, you’ll love sitting around the campfire drinking hot cocoas and swapping stories of your day. The trip starts and ends at Camp Mason, so you can even visit the Trading Post for a Fruitful and be a part of closing campfire. www.campmason.org.

(VA) July 15-21, 2018, CHRISTENDOM SUMMER PROGRAM: THE BEST WEEK EVER, Christendom College, 134 Christendom Drive, Front Royal, Virginia 22630, 540-636-2900, 800-877-5456, kblank@christendom.edu. This is the most-popular, well-attended, and highly-ranked pre-college summer program of its kind. It’s just that good. This highly acclaimed program, designed for rising high school seniors (current high school juniors), offers participants a unique educational, cultural, spiritual, and amazingly fun experience, all for the incredibly low cost of $500. Students spend their mornings taking a variety of liberal arts classes (Philosophy, English, History, and Theology), then, after Mass and lunch, students spend their afternoons and evenings enjoying several recreational and social events. Current high school sophomores are also welcomed to register but will be placed on a waiting list. Any questions should be directed to Klarissa Blank (kblank@christendom.edu).

(VA) July 16-20, 2018, “ON THE FARM WITH MR. MONROE” FRENCH AND SPANISH IMMERSION CAMP.
2018, 8:45 am- 3:15 pm. James Monroe Highland, 2050 James Monroe Parkway, Charlottesville, VA 22902, (434) 293-8000, education@highland.org. Highland, the home of President James Monroe, in a partnership with the Speak! Language Center and the International School of Charlottesville, is excited to announce On the Farm with Mr. Monroe! This French and Spanish immersion camp for children ages 4-10 will be held Monday through Friday. The camp will focus on the French and Spanish languages and forge the connection between France, Spain, and the legacy of James Monroe. The camp will include daily language lessons, private tours of the house and gardens with scavenger hunts, afternoon historic crafts on the property, period parlor games, nature walks, and stories. This is the fourth of four summer 2018 French and Spanish language immersion camps. Please check our events page for other dates. The cost of this event is $325 per student for one week unless you signed up for a multi-week package. Visit highland.org to register.

(CT) July 16-20, 2018, COLONIAL SURVIVAL 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. Travel back in time and discover what life was like on a colonial farm. Build a timber frame structure, learn to weave, cook on an open hearth, plant a garden, play colonial games and more!  Located at historic Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook.   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.

(CT) July 16-20, 2018, COLONIAL RETURN TO COLONIAL LIFE 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. Have you survived Colonial Life Camp?  Are you ready to travel back to the past? Become a member of a colonial community, try your hand at farming activities, woodworking projects, a school day and cook an entire meal on the open hearth. (Participation in Colonial Life Camp not required.) Located at historic Bushnell Farm in Old Saybrook. 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.

(VT) July 16-20, 2018, SUMMER CAMP: WILD WILD WEST, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Ages: 7-9, Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482, (802) 985-3346, schoolprograms@shelburnemuseum.org Let’s Ride! Let your imagination run wild, as we travel west to discover cowboys and wagons. Inspired by the special exhibition Playing Cowboy: America’s Wild West Shows, campers will create art, act out imaginary scenes and explore the collections of Shelburne Museum. Fee” $325.  Visit shelburnemuseum.org to register for camp.

(DE) July 16-29, 2018, MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP - PIT ORCHESTRA! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For rising 9th graders – graduating 12th graders. Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 1 oboe, 2 clarinets, 1 or 2 alto sax,1 tenor, 1 bari, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, cello, 2 violins, bass, drums, 1 or 2 percussion, and guitar. Community Music School, University of Delaware CMS, 209 Amy du Pont Music Building, Newark, DE 19716, (302) 831- 1548, communitymusicschool@udel.edu. Join our full summer musical production right here in Newark in the beautiful Thompson Theatre!  We are doing ANNIE, and we need a Pit Orchestra! No additional expenses to participate.  Each participant will receive two tickets to one performance, and additional tickets are $10 each.  Rehearsals listed below.  Minor conflicts can be accommodated during rehearsals.  Performances will be on Friday, July 27 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 29 at 2:00 pm. The orchestra requires specific instrumentation, and there will be space limits based on need. A recommendation from a teacher (private or school) via email is required except for DE All-State participants. Please send recommendation to communitymusicschool@udel.edu. Cost:  Free (show t-shirt available for $15, dinner on 7/29 available for $15).  Discount available for All-State participants (free T-shirt). This camp will be held at the UD Roselle Center for the Arts, Thompson Theatre​. Registration information available at communitymusicschool@udel.edu.

(DE) July 16-20, 2018, MEET THE INSTRUMENTS! For rising 1st graders – rising 5th graders​. Community Music School, University of Delaware CMS, 209 Amy du Pont Music Building, Newark, DE 19716, (302) 831- 1548, communitymusicschool@udel.edu. Camp participants will have the opportunity to see, hear and play the instruments of a typical band/orchestra program as well as learn about and experience the beginning steps of each instrument. The day will be broken into manageable segments that include mini-concerts of each instrument, demonstration and coaching sessions as well as activities/crafts. The week will culminate with a brief presentation to family & friends on Friday afternoon. This camp will be held at the Amy E. du Pont Music Building. Cost:  $275, $25 discount for registering by May 15. Registration information available at communitymusicschool@udel.edu.

(DE) July 16-20, 2018, MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND CAMP, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. For rising 6th graders – rising 10th graders​. Community Music School, University of Delaware CMS, 209 Amy du Pont Music Building, Newark, DE 19716, (302) 831- 1548, communitymusicschool@udel.edu.
Led by prominent band director, adjudicator and performer Pamela Letts, the schedule includes group rehearsals, sectionals, theory and aural skills classes, as well as workshops by UD faculty and local artists.  Camp concludes with a performance on Friday evening (July 20) at 7:00 pm in Loudis Recital Hall. Instruments: Concert band instrumentation flute, oboe, bassoon, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, French horn, tuba, euphonium, percussion. Please inquire, communitymusicschool@udel.edu, if you have an instrument question. This camp will be held at the UD Roselle Center for the Arts. ​ Registration information available at communitymusicschool@udel.edu.

(NJ) July 16-29, 2018, MARINE SCIENCE DAY CAMP: OCEANOGRAPHY WEEK for 3rd and 4th 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. Introduce your child to the excitement of the ocean and launch a lifelong interest in science during this session developed especially for younger students. The week includes laboratory investigations, arts and crafts and games. Campers will get a close-up look at many of Sandy Hook’s exciting marine creatures including horseshoe crabs, fish and turtles. A portion of each day will be spent outdoors exploring Sandy Hook’s bay and beach environments with a special emphasis on care and appreciation of the natural world. Tuition: 240.00. Call 732-872-1300 x19 or email rhiggins@njseagrant.org to reserve your space. njseagrant.org.

(MD) July 16-20, 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) July 16-20, 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) July 16-20, 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) July 16-20, 2018, “EGGS AWAY!” (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. Students will be introduced to the physics of gravity and acceleration while having the opportunity to design, create, and experiment with different designs to keep their egg from breaking when they are dropped from high above. Daily design challenges will allow students to improve and alter the way they successfully (or not!) get their egg to the ground!
 “MUSICAL THEATER PART A” (PM Camp) 1:00-4:40 pm, grades 1-4. Whitaker Center for Science and The Arts, 222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-214-ARTS (2787), info@whitakercenter.org. Students will have their opportunity to sing, dance, and perform their way through the week! Students will learn a song from a Broadway musical and perform the excerpt on Friday for an audience of their family, friends, and Whitaker Center staff! Part A of camp will also explore production and stage management aspects of the theaterFees: 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) July 16-20, 2018, “MUSICAL THEATER PART A” (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.  Students will have their opportunity to sing, dance, and perform their way through the week! Students will learn a song from a Broadway musical and perform the excerpt on Friday for an audience of their family, friends, and Whitaker Center staff! Part A of camp will also explore production and stage management aspects of the theater. 
“EGGS AWAY!” (PM Camp) 1:00-4:40 pm, grades 5-8. Students will be introduced to the physics of gravity and acceleration while having the opportunity to design, create, and experiment with different designs to keep their egg from breaking when they are dropped from high above. Daily design challenges will allow students to improve and alter the way they successfully (or not!) get their egg to the ground!  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) July 22, 2018 FLAX DAY with Johannes Zinzendorf. Program beginning at 10:30 by a regional expert in the growing and processing of flax. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Rd, Rome, PA 18837, 570-247-7175, info@httm.org.

(VA) July 22-28, 2018, CHRISTENDOM SUMMER PROGRAM: THE BEST WEEK EVER, Christendom College, 134 Christendom Drive, Front Royal, Virginia 22630, 540-636-2900, 800-877-5456, kblank@christendom.edu. This is the most-popular, well-attended, and highly-ranked pre-college summer program of its kind. It’s just that good. This highly acclaimed program, designed for rising high school seniors (current high school juniors), offers participants a unique educational, cultural, spiritual, and amazingly fun experience, all for the incredibly low cost of $500. Students spend their mornings taking a variety of liberal arts classes (Philosophy, English, History, and Theology), then, after Mass and lunch, students spend their afternoons and evenings enjoying several recreational and social events. Current high school sophomores are also welcomed to register but will be placed on a waiting list. Any questions should be directed to Klarissa Blank (kblank@christendom.edu).

(NY) July 22-August 10, 2018, CAMP REECE: SPECIAL NEEDS CAMP, Camp Reece, Skidmore College, 815 N. Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY  12866, 212-289-4732, lisa.howles@campreece.org. Camp Reece is a sleep-away camp for children with special needs from ages 10 through 17. We offer a wide range of activities, each specifically designed to meaningfully engage campers while teaching skills, building confidence, improving self-esteem, encouraging social-emotional growth, and, of course, having fun. Our skilled and caring staff members differentiate instruction and modify activities whenever needed to ensure campers of all levels, abilities and ages can participate fully and successfully. Hands-on activities include organic gardening, culinary arts, graphic design, and outdoor photography just to name a few in addition to weekly, full day adventure trips.   Our trips, in the heart of the Adirondack, include white water rafting, high ropes, theme parks and other exciting area attractions. For additional information and prices, visit https://www.campreece.org

(NJ) July 22-28, 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) July 22-August 4, 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) July 22-August 4, 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) July 22-August 18, 2018, CIT PROGRAM (4-WEEK SESSION), For students that have completed the 10th Grade. YMCA Camp Mason, 23 Birch Ridge Road, Hardwick, NJ  07825, 908-362-8217, information@campmason.org. Camp Mason’s Counselor-in-Training Program is a 4-week co-ed residential experience designed to provide leadership opportunities that prepare teens to become staff members at camp, as well as productive members of their home community. The CIT program includes: internship in all aspects of a counselor’s job at camp, participation in service projects, training sessions on such topics as basic child development and behavior management, counseling techniques and best practices, communication and leadership, environmental stewardship, and community service. CITs also embark on a three-day canoeing and backpacking adventure in the Delaware Water Gap that focuses on leadership and teamwork, as well as offering a worthwhile personal challenge for campers. The CIT Program is a competitive program and is limited in its participants. Please complete a CIT Application to begin the application process. Stay-Over Weekend price is included in fee. www.campmason.org.

(NJ) July 23-27, 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.

(NJ) July 23-27, 2018 YOUTH CAMP: YOUTH ARCHAEOLOGY STUDY, 1-5 pm. Jacobus Vanderveer House, 3055 River Road, Bedminster, NJ 07921, 908-396-6053, info@jvanderveerhouse.org. Our popular youth Archaeology Camp offers participants a unique opportunity to explore and investigate the world of archaeology as it relates to local history dating back to the American Revolution. Participants will work alongside professional archaeologists at an actual archaeological site at Bedminster’s historic Jacobus Vanderveer House. They will learn to measure, plot, dig, sift, sort, wash and categorize the artifacts found. Register directly with Bedminster Recreation at www.bedminster.us.

(PA) July 23-27, 2018, “HERE BIRDIE, BIRDIE, BIRDIE…” (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. During this integrative STEM camp, students will have the opportunity to learn about the creatures that fly in our ecosystems.  Students will explore what birds eat and where they live by constructing, decorating, and taking home their own birdhouse
 “MUSICAL THEATER PART B” (PM Camp) 1:00-4:40 pm, grades 1-4. Whitaker Center for Science and The Arts, 222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-214-ARTS (2787), info@whitakercenter.orgStudents will have their opportunity to sing, dance, and perform their way through the week! Students will learn a song from a popular musical and perform the excerpt on Friday for an audience of their family, friends, and Whitaker Center staff!  Part B of camp will also explore lighting and sound aspects of the theater.  Please note, you do not have to take Musical Theater Part A to be able to attend this camp.  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) July 23-27, 2018, “MUSICAL THEATER PART B” (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. Students will have their opportunity to sing, dance, and perform their way through the week! Students will learn a song from a popular musical and perform the excerpt on Friday for an audience of their family, friends, and Whitaker Center staff!  Part B of camp will also explore lighting and sound aspects of the theater.  Please note, you do not have to take Musical Theater Part A to be able to attend this camp.   
“HERE BIRDIE, BIRDIE, BIRDIE…” !” (PM Camp) 1:00-4:40 pm, grades 5-8. During this integrative STEM camp, students will have the opportunity to learn about the creatures that fly in our ecosystems.  Students will explore what birds eat and where they live by constructing, decorating, and taking home their own birdhouse. 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

(VT) July 23-27, 2018, SUMMER CAMP: LEARN TO SEW- IN THE KITCHEN, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Ages: 8-10. Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482, (802) 985-3346, schoolprograms@shelburnemuseum.org. Have you ever wanted to learn to sew? This is the camp for you as we learn the basics of a sewing machine and create useful garments and accessories for the kitchen! Campers will learn to sew on sewing machines as well as explore other fiber arts that are commonly used in creating beautiful and functional handmade items. Fee: $350. Visit shelburnemuseum.org to register for camp.

(CT) July 23-27, 2018, DIGGING INTO THE PAST 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. What treasures lie buried beneath us? What clues do they reveal about the past? This week we learn about the science of archaeology as we discover the history of the River Valley.  Learn how to conduct an excavation, find out how artifacts talk to us, explore a cemetery, visit an island and more! 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.

(DE) July 23-29, 2018, MUSICAL THEATRE CAMP - RUN CREW! 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For rising 9th graders – graduating 12th graders. Community Music School, University of Delaware CMS, 209 Amy du Pont Music Building, Newark, DE 19716, (302) 831- 1548, communitymusicschool@udel.edu. Join our full summer musical production right here in Newark in the beautiful Thompson Theatre!  We are doing ANNIE, and we need a Run Crew! Crew will need to dress in all black.  No additional expenses to participate.  Each participant will receive two tickets to one performance, and additional tickets are $10 each.  Rehearsals listed below.  Minor conflicts can be accommodated during rehearsals.  Performances will be on Friday, July 27 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, July 28 at 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, July 29 at 2:00 pm.    This camp will be held at the UD Roselle Center for the Arts, Thompson Theatre. ​ Cost:  Free (show t-shirt available for $15, dinner on 7/29 available for $15)
- Discount available for All-State participants (free T-shirt). Registration information available at communitymusicschool@udel.edu.

(MD) July 23-27, 2018, ALL ABOARD! 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Grades: 2-3. Annapolis Maritime Museum, 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD 21403, 443-214-5872, program@amaritime.org.  Ever wonder what it takes to survive life on the high seas? Join us for swashbuckling adventures as we discover how to outwit creatures of the deep, fend off pirates, and navigate through choppy waters. Refine your maritime skills of boat building, knot tying, fishing, and more in this camp that is all about life on the waterCost: 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) July 23-27, 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.

(MD) July 23-27, 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.

(PA) July 24-27, 2018, KIDS SUMMER CAMP, 9:00 am-Noon, America on Wheels, 5 North Front Street, Allentown, PA 18102, director@americaonwheels.org.  Learn the practical applications behind how engines work, how cars are designed and built and how automobiles shaped America! Fun-filled, educational experience.  For more information, visit www.americaonwheels.org.

(PA) July 29, 2018 KNITTING AND CRANKERS DAY with Louise Neu and Friends. 10:00 - 4:00. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Rd, Rome, PA 18837, 570-247-7175, info@httm.org. Admission: $5. Children 12 & under are free.

(NJ) July 30-August 3, 2018, MARINE SCIENCE DAY CAMP: USING ROBOTICS IN OCEAN EXPLORATION for 7th, 8th, and 9th 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. Join NJSGC educators during this week-long program that explores how scientists use certain types of advanced technology to make exciting discoveries about our ocean. Campers will use STEM skills to increase their understanding of marine and coastal sciences and will be challenged to use their best engineering and teamwork skills through hands-on, student-centered experiences both outdoors and in our classroom.  The highlight of the week will have teams building, testing, and competing remotely-operated underwater vehicles of their own design. Tuition: $300.00. Call 732-872-1300 x19 or email rhiggins@njseagrant.org to reserve your space. njseagrant.org.

(PA) July 30-August 3, 2018, “THE MAD CHEMIST” (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 hands-on STEM camp will allow students to get the lab messy and create chemical reactions in the lab!  Students will also have the opportunity to design, create, and erupt a volcano.
“FLOAT YOUR BOAT” (PM Camp) 1:00-4:40 pm, grades 1-4. Whitaker Center for Science and The Arts, 222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-214-ARTS (2787), info@whitakercenter.org. Students will be challenged to design, create, and float their boat under changing conditions. Students will explore the properties of density as they modify their boats to keep them afloat. These daily, hands-on STEM challenges will keep everyone on their toes as they try not to get their boat too wet! 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) July 30-August 3, 2018, “FLOAT YOUR BOAT” (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. Students will be challenged to design, create, and float their boat under changing conditions. Students will explore the properties of density as they modify their boats to keep them afloat. These daily, hands-on STEM challenges will keep everyone on their toes as they try not to get their boat too wet!
“THE MAD CHEMIST” (PM Camp) 1:00-4:40 pm, grades 5-8. This hands-on STEM camp will allow students to get the lab messy and create chemical reactions in the lab!  Students will also have the opportunity to design, create, and erupt a volcano. 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.

(VT) July 30-August 3, 2018, SUMMER CAMP: LEARN TO SEW- TOTES, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Ages: 8-10. Shelburne Museum, 6000 Shelburne Road, Shelburne, VT 05482, (802) 985-3346, schoolprograms@shelburnemuseum.org. Paper, plastic or fabric? Learn to sew in this tote filled extravaganza! Campers will learn the basics of a sewing machine, how to place a zipper and create useful totes for home and school! Fee: $350. Visit shelburnemuseum.org to register for camp.

(PA) July 31-August 3, 2018, KIDS SUMMER CAMP, 9:00 am-Noon, America on Wheels, 5 North Front Street, Allentown, PA 18102, director@americaonwheels.org.  Learn the practical applications behind how engines work, how cars are designed and built and how automobiles shaped America! Fun-filled, educational experience.  For more information, visit www.americaonwheels.org.

(CT) July 31-August 3, 2018, LIFE AT SEA, 9:00 am-3:00 pm, Ages: 9-12. Connecticut River Museum, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, 860-767-8269, jwhitedobbs@ctrivermuseum.org. Ahoy Matey! Join our crew and learn the skills of a sailor and find out about life aboard a wooden sailing ship. Become a ship designer as you create and test you own model vessel and build a boat to launch that actually holds a person! 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.