2021 SUMMER HOMESCHOOLERS GUIDE TO FIELD TRIPS, SUMMER CAMPS & FAMILY VACATIONS
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AMERICAN VILLAGE, 3727 Highway 119, Montevallo, AL 35115, (205) 665-3535, firstname.lastname@example.org. The American Village is a unique attraction located on 188 acres in Shelby County, Alabama. Here visitors step back in time with costumed historical interpreters and participate in the drama of America’s journey for independence, liberty, and self-government. Highlights include Washington Hall, inspired by George Washington’s Mount Vernon; replicas of the White House Oval Office and East Room; Concord Bridge; a Colonial Chapel, inspired by Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg; and a National Veterans Shrine and Village Register of Honor, which tells the stories of service and sacrifice by America’s veterans. http://www.americanvillage.org.
VULCAN PARK & MUSEUM, 1701 Valley View Drive, Birmingham, AL 35209. https://visitvulcan.com/
CONNECTICUT RIVER MUSEUM, 67 Main Street, Essex, CT 06426, 860-767-8269,
email@example.com. Discover New England’s Great River at the Connecticut River Museum! Take part in science and social studies workshops. Use art, artifacts, and primary documents to dive into amazing stories like Bushnell’s Turtle and the British Raid on Essex. Explore transportation history and how people use natural resources. Experiment with pollution and conservation in a wet lab or take a boat cruise up the River to explore the spectacular ecosystem of the lower tidal valley. The interactive workshops serve grades K-12 and connect to state curriculum standards in multiple subject areas. Museum based and outreach programs available. https://ctrivermuseum.org/
SHORE LINE TROLLEY MUSEUM, 17 River Road, East Haven, CT 06512. http://shorelinetrolley.org/
DELAWARE AGRICULTURAL MUSEUM AND VILLAGE, 866 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901, 302-734-1618, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Delaware Agricultural Museum and Village offers a variety of opportunities for students Aged 6-15 to increase their knowledge and appreciation for Delaware agriculture and the state’s unique rural history and heritage. Here is a sampling of the fun and interesting educational programs we offer: (1) Produce – Delaware Delicious; (2) Barter & Trade; (3) Growing Winter Wheat – The Power of Flour; (4) Rural Economics. Museum educational programming meets Delaware Common Core Standards for math, science, and language arts as well as Delaware Standards for social studies. https://www.agriculturalmuseum.org/educational-programs4f628e3f
DELAWARE HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 504 N Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801, (302) 295-2392, email@example.com. Take a step into the past with one of the fascinating educational programs offered by the Delaware History Museum and the Mitchell Center for African American Heritage. Our programs will enhance your curriculum and learning experience by engaging students with hands-on, inquiry-based learning. All Delaware Historical Society field trips and virtual programs meet Delaware State and Common Core Standards. https://dehistory.org/
IRON HILL MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER, 1115 Robert L. Melson Lane, Newark, DE 19702, 302-368-5703, firstname.lastname@example.org. Iron Hill Science Center is a natural history museum located in Newark, Delaware. Exhibits and programs are geared towards the natural sciences of entomology (insects), paleontology (fossils), geology (earth processes with a focus on rocks and minerals), anthropology (study of human existence), zoology (our taxidermy ranges from mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, and amphibians), and botany (plants). The campus is owned by the Delaware Academy of Science, Inc., which was founded in 1962 for the community to be able to connect with professional scientists. https://ironhillsciencecenter.org/.
WINTERTHUR MUSEUM, GARDEN & LIBRARY, 9105 Kennett Pike, Winterthur, DE 19735. https://www.winterthur.org/
VISIT JACKSONVILLE, 100 North Laura Street, Suite 120, Jacksonville, FL 32202, (888) 733-2668. Jacksonville is the ideal Florida destination to explore the outdoors, enjoy active eco-adventures and be surrounded by nature. Jax, as locals call it, is perfectly located in Northeast Florida, just a quick trip away from most of the Southeast and on the intersection of I-95 and I-10. Take an unforgettable road trip to our affordable and exciting waterfront destination. With 22 miles of beaches, extensive park systems and a vibrant art scene, Jacksonville is the perfect spot to pack a full day of field trips or plan an educational vacation. Come explore! https://www.visitjacksonville.com
ASHLAND, THE HENRY CLAY ESTATE, 120 Sycamore Rd, Lexington, KY 40502. https://henryclay.org/
BEN E. CLEMENT MINERAL MUSEUM, P.O. Box 391 Marion, KY 42064. https://www.clementmineralmuseum.org/
BOSTON ATHENÆUM, 10½ Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108, 617-227-0270, email@example.com. We invite you to explore the world through the collections of the Boston Athenæum. Founded in 1807, the Boston Athenæum is one of the most distinguished independent libraries and cultural institutions in the United States. Whether you are studying art, history, language arts, or STEM subjects, we have something to pique your curiosity, deepen your learning, and encourage thinking in new ways. Schedule a customized virtual or in-person visit for your family or homeschool group. We will work with you to identify Special Collections materials and develop activities that support your learning goals. Visits start at $5 per person. https://www.bostonathenaeum.org
LEXINGTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 13 Depot Square, Lexington, MA 02420, 781-862-1703, firstname.lastname@example.org. Lexington Historical Society’s museums are a great resource for your home-school groups. The Society offers a 3-class institute tailored specifically to homeschoolers that can be shortened or extended in length. Using the Society’s extensive collection of original objects and archival material, students can be “history detectives.” They learn about the famous Battle on the Green and the “First Shot” of the Revolution and gain hands-on knowledge about the people and life in Colonial America, with Lexington as our example, at a crucial time in our history leading up to and during the first 24 hours of the American Revolution. Please contact Chris Kauffman, Education and Interpretation Manager for more information and pricing: 781-862-3763 or email@example.com. https://www.lexingtonhistory.org/
LOUISA MAY ALCOTT’S ORCHARD HOUSE, 399 Lexington Road, Concord, MA 01742. https://louisamayalcott.org/
METROPOLITAN WATERWORKS MUSEUM, 2450 Beacon Street, Boston, MA, 02467, (617) 277-0065, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Metropolitan Waterworks Museum offers interactive, hands-on, curriculum-based programs both virtually and at the museum. All of our programs are engineered to engage curious young minds with STEM concepts, history, and Safe Water Access Issues. With programs from Preschool all the way up to the University Level, there is something for everyone. Choose from one of our existing programs or let us know what themes you would like to explore so we can craft activities to best serve your needs. https://waterworksmuseum.org/education/
MUSEUM OF SCIENCE, 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114. https://www.mos.org
BELLE ISLE CONSERVANCY, 300 River Place Drive, Suite 2800, Detroit, MI 48207. https://www.belleisleconservancy.org/
YMCA CAMP EBERHART, 10481 Camp Eberhart Road, Three Rivers, MI 49093, 269-244-5125, email@example.com. Sending kids to YMCA Camp Eberhart gives them the opportunity to learn and grow in an extraordinary environment. Situated on 200 wooded acres with over a mile of shoreline on Corey Lake, Camp Eberhart has been a treasured destination for children and families for more than 110 years. The skills learned during their time at camp will be used throughout their lives and they will never forget the time they spend here. Which program is right for your child? Campers can choose from a variety of camps, including the traditional overnight Resident Camp, Astro Camp, Ranch Camp, Leadership Core, Service Crew, Staff-In-Training, and 3-Day Try-It Camp! https://www.ymcacampeberhart.org/
FARMSTEAD ARTS CENTER, 450 King George Road, Basking Ridge, New Jersey 07920, 908-636-7576, firstname.lastname@example.org. Farmstead Arts is not-for-profit center for fine, performing, and practical arts located in Basking Ridge, NJ on the historic grounds of the Kennedy Martin Stelle Farmstead. Farmstead Arts offers virtual and in-person classes (art, photography, acoustic guitar) for children, teens, and adults. Art exhibits, theater, concerts, dance, and lectures in history and the arts are also offered both virtually and in-person. In-person events take place outdoors on the grounds of the KMS Farmstead and in the English Barn and Farmhouse. https://farmsteadartscenter.org/
SIX FLAGS GREAT ADVENTURE, 1 Six Flags Boulevard, Jackson, NJ 08527. https://www.sixflags.com/greatAdventure
SKYLANDS ICE WORLD, 2765 State Hwy 23, Stockholm, NJ, 07460, 973-697-1600, email@example.com. Welcome to Skylands Ice World, Home of the Skylands Kings, and the Skylands Skating Academy! Our twin-sheet facility houses two NHL-size rinks, a full-service snack bar & café by Ingrasselino’s Hometown Grab & Go. We are also home to the Skyland Kings Tier II hockey association, Black Diamonds Synchro Teams, Camp Skylands, and various hockey programs for all levels, including beginner hockey through our partnership with the New York Rangers. Whether you visit us for many of our hockey leagues, tournaments, skating activities, or are a first-time visitor, our goal is to provide you with an experience that meets or exceeds your expectations. https://skylandsiceworldnj.com
CNY LIVING HISTORY CENTER, 4386 US Route 11, Cortland, NY 13045. https://cnylivinghistory.org/
MEMORIAL ART GALLERY, University of Rochester, 500 University Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607. https://mag.rochester.edu/
NEW YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY, 170 Central Park W, New York, NY 10024, 212-485-9293, firstname.lastname@example.org. Calling all K-12 students: Learn to think like a historian during our free weekly social studies classes on Zoom! We’re offering each class twice daily, at 10 am ET and 1 pm ET. Lessons are content-based, inquiry-driven, and thematically and developmentally appropriate for each grade served. Students study images, artifacts, and historical documents, and learn to think critically about the history of our nation. All lessons are FREE. All you need is internet access and a device with the ability to connect to a Zoom meeting. Sign up now and join us! https://www.nyhistory.org/education/history-home.
ROCHESTER MUSEUM & SCIENCE CENTER, Rochester Campus: 657 East Avenue, Rochester NY 14607; Naples Campus: 6472 Gulick Road Naples, NY 14512, 585.271.4320 email@example.com. RMSC includes the Science Museum, Strasenburgh Planetarium, Cumming Nature Center, and RMSC Preschool. Offering experiences at the Museum with more than 200 interactive exhibits, the Planetarium with a 65-foot dome, and the Nature Center on 900 acres, the RMSC stimulates community interest in exploration. In addition, the more than 1.2 million RMSC collection items tell the story of the Rochester Region’s past and present, including its rich history of social and technological innovation. RMSC receives major funding from Monroe County, where it is one of the top five most visited attractions serving children and families. https://rmsc.org
- THOMAS AQUINAS COLLEGE, 125 Route 340, Sparkill, NY 10976, 845-398-4150, firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking for the perfect summer camp for your child? St. Thomas Aquinas College is holding in-person Summer STEAM Camps for middle and elementary school students from Monday, July 19 through Friday, August 13, 2021. The STEAM camps offer something for everyone in Science, Technology, Arts, and Mathematics. Safety is our top priority, and the Summer STEAM Camps will follow all appropriate COVID-19 guidelines under the CDC and Rockland County Department of Health. Throughout the summer months, four camps are being offered: Exploring the Fibonacci Numbers; Environmental Exploration; Computational Sound Camp; and The Science of Superheroes Camp. https://www.stac.edu/steamcamps?utm_source=HomeSchoolGuide2020&utm_medium=Web-Banner&utm_campaign=Summer-STEAM-Camps&utm_content=300×250
VILLA MARIA COLLEGE, 240 Pine Ridge Road, Buffalo, NY 14225, 716-961-1815, email@example.com. Villa Maria College is offering a series of summer camps designed to provide high school students with a fun experience that allows participants to explore their interests in an educational setting. This year, the camps will be in-person and held on campus. Choose from several sessions: World Building & Concept Art for Games; Character Design & Storyboarding Basics; Stop-Motion Animation; Intro to 3D Modeling; Hip-Hop; Recording Studio; Art Exploration; Digital Storytelling; Young Adult Fiction; Interior Design; and Occupational Therapy. Camps run July 12-July 16, with morning and afternoon sessions. Lunch will be provided, and each session will have a 45-minute activity break. All skill levels, beginner to advanced are welcome to participate. Students can attend 1 morning and 1 afternoon session. By the end of each camp, students will have learned new skills that will help them produce, write, and create engaging content, stories, short films, characters, and more! https://www.villa.edu/summercamps/
WALT WHITMAN BIRTHPLACE, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, NY 11746. http://waltwhitman.org/
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA NATURE CENTER, 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville NC 28805. (828) 259-8080, firstname.lastname@example.org. The WNC Nature Center is an AZA-accredited zoo that specializes in wildlife native to the Southern Appalachian Mountain Region. The Nature Center is one of the primary facilities in Western North Carolina offering school children and adults opportunities to learn about and develop an understanding of their responsibility for this area’s native wildlife and habitats. The WNC Nature Center is home to sixty species of wild and domestic animals and hundreds of species of plants, all representative of this unique bioregion, the Southern Appalachians. https://wildwnc.org/outreach-education/
FORT LAURENS MUSEUM, 11067 Fort Laurens Road, Bolivar, Ohio 44697. https://www.fortlaurensmuseum.org/
HISTORIC ZOAR VILLAGE, 198 Main Street, Zoar, OH 44097. https://historiczoarvillage.com/
TOURS OF CLEVELAND, LLC, (216) 318-3865. Tours of Cleveland, LLC offers exciting and educational walking tours of beautiful and historic downtown Cleveland. Reservations are required. Check our website for current schedule or contact us to set up an alternative time. Group Rates available. Follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter or You Tube. Check out our reviews on Tripadvisor. https://toursofcleveland.com/.
AMERICAN HELICOPTER MUSEUM & EDUCATION CENTER, 1220 American Boulevard, West Chester, PA 19380, 610-436-9600, email@example.com. The American Helicopter Museum & Education Center is the nation’s premier aviation museum devoted solely to rotary wing aviation. Established in 1996, the unique nonprofit organization houses over 35 civilian and military helicopters, autogyros, and convertiplanes, some of which are vintage copters and early machines developed by industry pioneers. It also boasts an extensive library and countless archives. Programs include free tours, helicopter restoration, educational presentations for almost all ages, Adopt-A-Copter, Girls in Science and Technology (GIST), Science Saturdays and robotics and astronomy workshops. Exhibits entail a variety of media from audio and video to informational movies in the theatre. http://americanhelicopter.museum/
ARTS MATTERS STUDIO 486 Royer Drive, Lancaster, PA 17601. http://www.artmattersstudio.com/
BALLET GUILD OF THE LEHIGH VALLEY, INC, 556 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018, 610-865-0353, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Ballet Guild’s Summer Dance Program includes classes for ages three through adult on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The youngest students begin with an introduction to the basics of ballet; these include rhythm, dynamics, and terminology. The Pre-Professional Day Intensive is designed for the serious student, age 9 & up and includes Progressing Ballet Technique in addition to ballet, tap, jazz, and musical theater. Throughout the Summer Dance Program, guest master teachers are invited to instruct the Pre-Professional day intensive students. Bios of each guest master instructor may be found on the Guild’s website. https://www.bglv.org/classes/summer-dance-program/
CAMP MANATAWNY, 33 Camp Road, Douglasville, PA 19518. https://www.manatawny.org/
ERIE JUNIOR PHILHARMONIC, 23 West 10th Street, Suite 3, Erie, PA 10501. https://eriephil.org/jr-phil/
ERIE JUNIOR PHILHARMONIC CHORUS, 23 West 10th Street, Suite 3, Erie, PA 10501. https://eriephil.org/jpc
FALLINGWATER, 1491 Mill Run Road, Mill Run, PA 15464. https://fallingwater.org/
GETTYSBURG FOUNDATION, 1195 Baltimore Pike, Gettysburg, PA 17325. https://www.gettysburgfoundation.org/
GLENCAIRN MUSEUM, 1001 Cathedral Road, P.O. Box 757, Bryn Athyn, PA 19009, 267-502-2600, email@example.com. Glencairn Museum is a museum of religion, art, and history, dedicated to using art and artifacts—as inspirational expressions of human faith—to foster empathy and help students and visitors better understand the history of religion. Our programs are designed for a diverse range of ages and learning styles, including both in-person and virtual learning. They invite discussion and discovery of art, objects, and other cultural expressions of faith, guiding students to discover how people are more alike than different, and creating a space for self-reflection and empathy. Our hope, whether you visit the Museum in person or online, is that these programs bring the people represented in Glencairn’s collections to life. https://glencairnmuseum.org
GREEN VALLEYS WATERSHED ASSOCIATION, 1368 Prizer Road, Pottstown, PA 19465, 610-469-4900, firstname.lastname@example.org. Green Valleys Watershed Association (GVWA) was founded in 1964 with the mission to protect, preserve and restore the natural waterways of northern Chester County. We inspire, educate, and involve our community to make a difference for our generation and generations to come. Our focuses are watershed protection, environmental education, and land stewardship. GVWA is headquartered at Welkinwir, a 224-acre sanctuary where we work with residents, government, and community groups to protect the local environment through education, partnerships, planning, advocacy, and community engagement. http://www.greenvalleys.org/
HISTORIC BETHLEHEM VISITOR CENTER, 505 Main Street, Bethlehem, PA 18018, 1-800-360-TOUR, email@example.com. The Historic Bethlehem Visitor Center is the place to start your visit to Bethlehem and order tickets for walking tours and events, gather information about our ongoing programming and sites, and shop in the museum store. Browse home decor, jewelry, personal care items, books, trinkets, and more! https://historicbethlehem.org/
ISETT HERITAGE MUSEUM, 11941 Stone Creek Ridge Road, Huntingdon, PA 16652, 814-643-9600, firstname.lastname@example.org. Located in Huntingdon, PA, Isett Heritage Museum is a non-profit foundation dedicated to preserving and sharing history. With three buildings that cover hundreds of years of history, it’s easy to find something that everyone will enjoy. Adults will enjoy a walk down memory lane while students will enjoy learning about local, American, and world history. The museum is open all year and staffed with knowledgeable guides, it’s the ideal location for a field trip that is both entertaining and educational. For more information follow us on Facebook, visit our website at http://isettacres.com/ or contact us at 814-643-9600.
JULIUS STURGIS PRETAEL BAKERY, 219 East Main Street, Lititz, PA 17543, 717-626-4354. email@example.com. The Julius Sturgis Pretzel Bakery is located in historic Lititz, PA, in the middle of beautiful Pennsylvania Dutch Country. Visitors can tour the original pretzel baker, get a hands-on lesson in pretzel twisting using a playdough mixture, observe our bakers twisting old-fashioned soft pretzels by hand, and shop for delicious treats and souvenirs in our bakery story. https://juliussturgis.com/.
LANCASTER COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER, 1 Nature’s Way, Lancaster, PA 17602, 717-295-2055, firstname.lastname@example.org. The Lancaster County Environmental Center provides hands-on, experiential learning opportunities in various science, STEM, and outdoor recreation topics. Programs available for individuals, families, and private groups. https://www.co.lancaster.pa.us/151/Parks-Recreation.
PUNXSUTAWNEY WEATHER DISCOVERY CENTER, 201 N. Findley Street, Punxsutawney, PA 15767, 814-938-1000, email@example.com. If you find all kinds of weather interesting, then you’ll enjoy the Punxsutawney Weather Discovery Center! It’s an interactive museum all about the science and folklore of weather. You’ll learn about tornadoes, precipitation, lightning, the seasons, storms and more. You’ll visit our Weather Emergency Shelter to discover what to do in a weather emergency and you’ll try your hand at being a television weather forecaster at our AccuWeather Forecasting Station. And if you’ve always wanted the inside scoop on Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous groundhog, you’ll get it in our Weather Lore Landscape! Plan your visit today! https://weatherdiscovery.org/
QUIET VALLEY LIVING HISTORICAL FARM, 347 Quiet Valley Road, Stroudsburg PA 18360, 570-992-6161, firstname.lastname@example.org. Quiet Valley was the homestead of the Depper family, who came here in the 1760’s from Germany. Visitors can learn about life on small family farms of the 1800s. See guides going about typical tasks such as animal husbandry, spinning, hearth cooking and more. Quiet Valley is open to the public for historic tours in the summer from the 3rd Saturday in June to Labor Day, plus there are several major and minor events. During the rest of the year, the farm is open by reservation for a variety of educational programs, field trips and workshops. Check the website https://quietvalley.org/.
READING PUBLIC MUSEUM, 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611. https://www.readingpublicmuseum.org/
WHITAKER CENTER FOR SCIENCE AND THE ARTS, 222 Market Street, Harrisburg, PA 17101, 717-214-2787, email@example.com. A visit to Harsco Science Center gives your group access to STEM-based science exhibits that provide hands-on learning. The interaction and fun doesn’t stop there! Our STEM Design Studios provide children and adults a drop-in experience to complete to the day’s inquiry-based challenges. Small groups will have time to design, test, and refine their projects to fulfill the posed requirements. The Science Center provides hours of educational enrichment and exploration. Also, during your trip, a documentary film can be viewed inside Select Medical Digital Cinema. The documentary gives your class the experience of seeing an educational film in a completely immersive, large format movie theater. To view pricing and book your trip, visit https://www.whitakercenter.org/field-trips. Questions? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOBCAW BARONY, 22 Hobcaw Road, Georgetown, SC 29440. https://hobcawbarony.org/
JAMESTOWN SETTLEMENT AND THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION MUSEUM AT YORKTOWN, P. O. Box 1607, Williamsburg, VA 23187. https://www.historyisfun.org/learn/homeschool-scouts/homeschool-program/
NEWPORT NEWS VISITOR CENTER, 13560 Jefferson Ave., Newport News, VA, 23603, 757-886-7777, email@example.com, www.newport-news.org. Where can you walk the deck of an iconic Civil War ironclad, enjoy one of the largest municipal parks in the country, connect to Virginia’s natural heritage, and catch a touring Broadway show? In Newport News, of course! The city’s attractions, architectural and historical landmarks, and 30+ parks are exceptional enough to attract experts, but they’re available for everyone to enjoy! For a free Visitor Guide, go to https://www.newport-news.org/ or call 888-493-7386.
STRATFORD HALL, 483 Great House, Stratford, VA, 22558, 804-493-8038, firstname.lastname@example.org. Stratford Hall preserves the legacy of the Lee family and its plantation community, inspires an appreciation of America’s past, and encourages commitment to the ideals of leadership, honor, independent thought, and civic responsibility. For operating hours and information regarding Great House Tours, grounds, lodging, and events, please visit our website at https://www.stratfordhall.org/.
ON-LINE MUSIC PROGRAMS
CASSA MUSICAL ARTS, 201 11420 27 St SE, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2Z 3R6, 403-271-0418, email@example.com. A creative way to inspire you and get to know others with the same creative energy. For 25+ years, Cassa has provided quality arts education with high level of instruction within an inter-disciplinary summer arts school. Whether students are only beginning their artistic education or are advanced in their studies, Cassa has something for everyone! Cassa is the summer school for the arts! Since its inception, over 5000 students have participated in the diverse and innovative programs offered by Cassa including Cassa Musical, Cassa Piano, Cassa Playwriting, Music, Cassa Pedagogy, and Cassa Recital. https://www.cassamusicalarts.com/.
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