(FL) June & July 2019, JUNIOR AMBASSADORS OF GOODWILL! Goodwill Industries-Suncoast, Inc. 10596 Gandy Boulevard, St. Petersburg, Fl. 33702, 727-317-4263, email@example.com. Currently offered to high school students in Pinellas County, Polk County and Ocala. 14-years-old and up. As a Junior Ambassador of Goodwill, you’ll earn 35 community service hours in a fun and meaningful way! Our week-long summer program will introduce you to Goodwill and our daily operations. Each day you’ll volunteer in a different setting, helping others in the community. Students earn up to 35 hours per week to be used for such requirements as Florida Bright Futures Scholarship application. This free-of-charge week-long summer program runs from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., Monday-Friday, in four Florida cities: St. Petersburg (6 one-week sessions), Clearwater (4 one-week sessions), Lakeland (6 one-week sessions), and Ocala (4 one-week sessions). Lunch is provided daily. . Each participant will receive two t-shirts to wear while volunteering and a certificate of completion at the end of the week. Goodwill Industries-Suncoast serves the communities of ten Florida Suncoast Counties: Citrus, Levy, Marion, Sumter, Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, and Highlands. For more information or to register, visit https://goodwill-suncoast.org/junior-ambassadors/.
(VT) June-August 2019, SUMMER CAMPS, Helen Day Art Center, 90 Pond Street, Stowe, VT, 05672, 802.253.8358, firstname.lastname@example.org. Weekly summer camps for ages 3-17 inspire young artists to explore, innovate and create! Registration requires a $50 non-refundable deposit. Payment in full is due 2 weeks prior to the start of camp. There are no refunds for cancellations 2 weeks or fewer before the start of camp. More information: 802-253-8358 or email email@example.com. Visit https://www.helenday.com/.
(VA) June-August 2019, TIDEWATER COMMUNITY COLLEGE SUMMER CAMPS, 121 College Place, Norfolk, VA 23510, 757-822-1122, 800-371-0898, firstname.lastname@example.org. Spark your child’s imagination with interactive and fun programs tailored to their interests and grade levels. Camps run from June through August. TCC’s week-long programs are affordable and conveniently located on the Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach campuses, and at the Center for Workforce Solutions in Suffolk. Limited enrollment size ensures students receive personalized attention. Registration is open! Questions? Contact us at 757-822-1234 or email Emily Richardson, summer camp coordinator, at email@example.com. For a full listing of camps, details and schedules, and steps for registration, visit tcc.edu/camps. Sign up today!
(PA) June 2, 2019, FLEECE TO SHAWL DAY, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road, Rome, PA 18837, firstname.lastname@example.org. Watch the process as wool is carded into roving, then spun into yarn, and finally woven into a shawl. Also plant fibers into Cordage with Dan Rhodes; all things Linen with Pat Hilts; and wood joinery with Dick Warner, a woodwight and expert on timer frame barns. Admission: $5. Children 12 & under are free. http://httm.org/
(PA) June 3-August 26, 2019, MAKE & TAKE WORKSHOPS – 11:30am – 2:00pm. The National Watch & Clock Museum, 514 Poplar Street, Columbia, PA 17512, 717-684-8261 ext. 211, email@example.com. On Mondays during the summer months you can participate in our Make & Take Workshop. You can choose from many different wooden shapes, paint and decorate it how you want and when you are done have a real working clock to take home with you. There is a small fee of $8 per clock and large groups should make reservations. For additional information, visit www.museumoftime.org.
(OH) June 3-Aug. 3, 2019, CUYAHOGA COMMUNITY SUMMER CAMPS, Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), 700 Carnegie Avenue, Cleveland, Ohio 44115. Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) Summer Camps are designed for children ages 4-18. Camps run June 3-Aug. 3, 2019 and range in cost from free to $650. Whether your child is a young performer or a budding engineer, Tri-C Summer Camps will help them discover their passions and talents. Experience basketball, culinary, film, game design, music, performing arts, soccer, softball and STEM. Choose from 25 camps offered in Brunswick, Cleveland, Highland Hills, Parma, Warrensville Heights and Westlake. To view the catalog or to register, visit www.tri-c.edu/summercamps or call 216-987-3075, Option 1.
(OH) June 8, 2019, FAIRY GARDEN WORKSHOP, 1:00 pm-2:30 pm. Historic Sewing House, 221 W. Third Street, Zoar, OH 44697, 330-874-3011, 1-800-262-6195, firstname.lastname@example.org. Build your own fairy garden with local artist and Zoar Store vendor, Jane Donehue of Bluebird Pottery! The cost is $30 per person including all materials and one pottery piece for your garden. Guests may bring their own materials from home to add to their garden if they wish. Reservations are required. Please call 330-874-3011 or 800-262-6195 for questions and to register. Class space is limited. Visit www.historiczoarvillage.com or call 330-874-3011 for more information.
(NJ) June 9, 2019, 3RD ANNUAL SCIENCE FAIR, 12-5 pm. iPlay America, 110 Schanck Road, Freehold, NJ, 732-577-8200. On Sunday, June 9, 2019 registered students will have the opportunity to present their projects while competing for over $5,000 in cash and iPlay America prizes. Registration Fee is $25 and includes: a 6′ table to display each registrant’s project; unlimited iRide Plus Pass (a $29.95 value) and a commemorative iPA Science Fair t-shirt! Categories: Grades 3-5; Grades 6-8; Grades 9-12. Visit website for rules and to register. https://www.iplayamerica.com/
(PA) June 9, 2019, BOBBIN LACE DAY with HTTM Curator Pat Hilts. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road, Rome, PA 18837, email@example.com. Admission: $5. Children 12 & under are free. http://httm.org/.
(PA) June 12, 2019, HOMESCHOOL DAY: FANTASTIC FORESTS, 10a – 12p. Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, Reading, PA 19611, 610.371.5850 x227, firstname.lastname@example.org. Forests are full of some amazing things, many of which you might even know exist. Spend the morning learning all about forests including a stroll through our 25-acre arboretum. Homeschool Families — Join educators from The Museum for an exciting morning filled with special tours and hands-on projects that the whole family can enjoy! Programs are designed for elementary school age students (younger and older siblings are welcome to participate). Reservations required. Deadline to reserve is one week prior to each program. Cost: Members: $15 (1 adult and 1 child); $5 for each additional child or adult. Non-Members: $20 (1 adult and 1 child); $7 for each additional child or adult. readingpublicmuseum.org.
(PA) June 15, 2019, SUMMER GARDEN PARTY, 10:00am to 4:00pm. Quiet Valley Living Historical Farm, 347 Quiet Valley Rd • Stroudsburg, PA 18360, 570-992-6161, email@example.com. The Summer Garden Party offers a day devoted to the art of gardening. Tour the kitchen garden, learn about herbs and their uses, explore heirloom vegetables, enjoy food tastings and make a garden-inspired craft. At the Bake Oven enjoy samples of freshly made herb breads. Take a Wagon Ride (conditions permitting, small fee). This year’s feature area, TBA. Older youth, adults and young children will enjoy making summer crafts. This is a day full of gardening inspiration, artistic expression and fun in the outdoors. Whether you already garden or would like to learn how, the Summer Garden Party is the place to be. If you don’t have a lot of space, it doesn’t matter! Gardening can take place in a window box or large pot! Come join the Party on our Opening Day of the Farm Tour season – a perfect way to start your summer! (Summer Garden Party is included in historic farm tour admission; Rain or shine. http://quietvalley.org/
(PA) June 15, 2019, COILED PINE NEEDLE BASKET WORKSHOP WITH CAROLYN LUKOVICH, 10:00 am. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road (SR 1036), Orwell, Pennsylvania, (two miles east of PA Route 187, 570-247-7175, firstname.lastname@example.org. Fee: $25, Materials: $20. Class size: Max 8. For details, contact registrar Eve Herrington at email@example.com or 570-744-2653. http://httm.org.
(PA) June 15, 2019, COILED PINE NEEDLE BASKET WORKSHOP with Carolyn Lukovich. 10:00 am start until finished. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road, Rome, PA 18837, firstname.lastname@example.org. Fee: $25, Materials: $20. http://httm.org/.
(PA) June 16, 2019, ROCKER BEATER LOOMS DAY with Phyllis Dean. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road, Rome, PA 18837, email@example.com. Phyllis wrote her graduate thesis on rocker beater looms and weaves on one that has come down through the generations in her family. Admission: $5. Children 12 & under are free. http://httm.org/.
(DE) June 17-21, 2019, DESTINATION DISCOVERY (Entering 1st – 3rd grade), 9 am-4 pm. DASEF Environmental Outpost, 585 Big Oak Road, Smyrna, Delaware 19977, (302) 659-5003, firstname.lastname@example.org. Children will set out on an imaginary voyage under and above the ocean and then discover a dinosaur pit on land where they will excavate bones. Scientists believe that deep sea creatures were able to survive in the wake of the mass extinction which wiped out the dinosaurs by feeding on the bodies of micro-organisms such as bacteria and algae that trickled down from the waters above. Ships, fish, different species of dinosaurs and prehistoric sea monsters – some that lived under the sea and even some pirates will add to an exciting week of adventure. Cost: $300. For more info or to obtain an application, call 302-834-1978. www.dasef.org.
(PA) June 17-21, 2019, BOATING ADVENTURES CAMP, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Grades: Entering 6-9. Millbrook Marsh, 548 Puddintown Road, State College, PA 16801, (814) 235-7819, email@example.com. This camp is for those who are not sure which they like to paddle – or like them all! Try canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding to see which you like the best! A swim safety evaluation will be scheduled for all campers prior to the start of camp. Visit www.mymillbrookmarsh.org for cost and to register for camp.
(PA) June 17-August 9, 2019, WEEKLY OUTDOOR NATURE CAMP for Youth ages 4 through 7th grade. Green Valleys Watershed Association, 1368 Prizer Rd, Pottstown, PA 19465, 610-469-4900. Nature camp encourages a healthy connection to the world and engages children’s natural curiosity through outdoor play and environmental and science education activities. Each camp week includes explorations of forest, meadows, and waterways, wildlife study, art projects, games, and more! Nature Camp is held at Welkinweir, our 219-acre headquarters where camper participate in outdoor play, educational games and activities, stories, and nature walks to study wildlife in the woodlands, meadows, ponds and streams. Camps run rain or shine, Monday through Friday each week from 9 am-3 pm for Grades 1 through 7; and 9 am-noon for children ages 4 and entering Kindergarten. Before and After Camp Care is offered for additional fees. Camp is held outdoors, with an indoor facility for shelter from inclement weather. Online registration, forms, scholarships, and applications are available at www.greenvalleys.org/summernaturedaycamp
(PA) June 17- 21, 2019, ACADEMIC/STE(A)M CAMP: INTERGALACTIC ACADEMY, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, Ages: 8 to 12. Penn State Beaver, 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA 15061, 724-773-3800. Become one with the Force! Are you prepared to embark on the greatest adventure ever in a galaxy long ago and far away? The film series Star Wars® has been an inspiration to generations of scientists, engineers, and devotees of every age. Campers will study the history of the light saber, the way of the Force, and participate in a Jedi Training Course. Basic combat will be taught for safe saber sparring and Jedi games and competitions will be held. Also, campers will enjoy interactive tours of NASA Johnson Space Center and learn how the fictional galaxies in Star Wars compare to the actual galaxies in the Universe. Cost: $139.00. Register online at https://beaver.psu.edu/ce/youth.
(VA) June 17-21, 2019, COLONIAL CAMP, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. Historic Dumfries, The Weems-Botts Museum Annex, 3944 Cameron Street, Dumfries, VA 22026, 703-221-2218, firstname.lastname@example.org. Colonial Camp is a week-long summer day camp (Monday-Friday, 10:00am-2:00pm) intended for rising 4th-6th graders. Children learn about colonial history through fun hands-on activities and make-and-take crafts, learning about different jobs, food, and dance! Lunch not included. Space limited; Pre-registration required. Early bird registration: $100; Regular registration: $125. Scholarships available, contact us for more info. www.historicdumfriesva.org.
(PA) June 19, 2019, HOMESCHOOL HAPPENINGS, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Education Building, 1700 Hawk Mountain Rd, Kempton, PA 19529, 610-756-6961, email@example.com. Homeschooled students are invited to join us on the Mountain monthly for experiential learning! Topics will focus on phenology of the Appalachian forest ecosystem. Programs are designed for K-12 students and are filled with hands-on learning activities both inside and outdoors. Cost: $15 Members, $20 Non-Members. Price covers 1 parent and 1 child. For more information or to register, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hawkmountain.org.
(PA) June 22-August 3, 2019, SCIENCE CAMP WATONKA: America’s Science Camp for Boys, 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-week camps between June 22-August 3, 2019. Science Camp Watonka, PO Box 127, Hawley, PA 18428, 570-226-4779, email@example.com. Camp Watonka is the only program in America offering the traditional overnight experience combining crafts, sports, dirt-bikes, adventure and waterfront with a Hands-On science program. This unique combination makes us the ideal program for all boys looking for a fun summer focused on their personal interests. Science Camp Watonka offers a fully elective program of Sciences, Sports and Adventure with a full range of activities. Our facilities include modern cabins, science buildings, great sports areas, private lake and one of the most extensive ropes adventure courses in the Northeast. Accredited by the American Camp Association, we are the best choice for a summer of science fun. http://www.watonka.com.
(PA) June 23, 2019, NATURAL DYE DAY with Laryssa Zahajkewycz. 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Home Textile Tool Museum, 1819 Orwell Hill Road, Rome, PA 18837, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://httm.org/
(NJ) June 24-28, 2019, WordSMASH CREATIVE WRITING MINI-CAMPS, grades 6-7, South Orange, 973-900-0445, email@example.com. Keep writing and reading alive for your students this summer in a collaborative, energetic environment so kids can let loose and words can flow! This two-hour per afternoon, week-long program is chock-full of writing games, wacky prompts, and time to sink into a favorite book just to read! Seasoned writers will be challenged by imaginative story starters. Reluctant writers will find TWC’s interactive games and prompts an irresistible invitation to start creating. For more information, visit www.writerscircleworkshops.com.
(DE) June 24-28, 2019, DESTINATION SKY AND BEYOND, (Entering 3rd or 4th grade), 9 am-4 pm. DASEF, (302) 659-5003, firstname.lastname@example.org. This camp, which is held at the University of Delaware, features a week of creative problem-solving challenges including Powers of Ten, Millions of Stars, Planets, Space Habitats, and Rovers. In addition, cadets participate in exciting activities based on the physics of flight, leading to a training flight in the Elementary Simulator. Cost: $300. Before and after-care available. For more info or to obtain an application, call 302-834-1978. www.dasef.org.
(DE) June 24-28, 2019 DESTINATION SPACE, (Entering 4th or 5th grade), 9 am-4 pm, DASEF, (302) 659-5003, email@example.com. This camp, which is held at the University of Delaware, features a series of experiments conducted in a space laboratory like NASA’s “White Room”. The results and solutions could have the potential to benefit the human race. Cadets will discover and learn about concepts from ground to space including machines, engineering, circuitry, science, weather and com¬puter training. Plan on constructing and launching a bottle rocket. Cost: $300. Before and after-care available. For more info or to obtain an application, call 302-834-1978. www.dasef.org.
(DE) June 24-28, 2019, DESTINATION FLIGHT, (Entering 5th or 6th grade) 9 am-4 pm. DASEF, (302) 659-5003, firstname.lastname@example.org. This camp, which is held at the University of Delaware, focuses on an in-depth study of the principles of flight and cutting-edge studies of the FAA and NASA Aeronautics programs. Cadets will apply the knowledge as they operate our advanced flight simulator and hovercraft. Cost: $300. Before and after-care available. For more info or to obtain an application, call 302-834-1978. www.dasef.org.
(DE) June 24-28, 2019, DESTINATION ORBIT, (Entering 6th, 7th or 6th grade) 9 am-4 pm. DASEF, (302) 659-5003, email@example.com. This camp, which is held at the University of Delaware, includes Space Architecture, Living in Space, Physics, Rocketry, Planetary Studies & a fieldtrip to the Dover AFB. The four cadet wings’ learn about science and technology as they related to AeroSpace Science. Cost: $300. Before and after-care available. For more info or to obtain an application, call 302-834-1978. www.dasef.org.
(PA) June 24-28, 2019, BOATING ADVENTURES #2, 9:00 am-5:00 pm, Grades: Entering 6-9. Millbrook Marsh, 548 Puddintown Road, State College, PA 16801, (814) 235-7819, firstname.lastname@example.org. This camp is for those who are not sure which they like to paddle – or like them all! Try canoeing, kayaking, and paddle boarding to see which you like the best! A swim safety evaluation will be scheduled for all campers prior to the start of camp. Visit www.mymillbrookmarsh.org for cost and to register for camp.
(PA) June 24-28, 2019, WONDERS OF NATURE ART CAMP, 9:00 am-2:00 pm, Grades: Entering 6-12. Millbrook Marsh, 548 Puddintown Road, State College, PA 16801, (814) 235-7819, email@example.com. Join local artist Susan Nicholas-Gephart to explore the natural world and to connect to the environment through outdoor painting! Young artists will use their senses to discover the wonders nature offers while applying their creativity to sketch and paint their own masterpieces. Campers will have the opportunity to work with different mediums including pencil sketching, watercolor, and pastels; and will leave camp with lifelong skills to continue to create beautiful pieces of art. All skill levels welcome. Teens must be able to work independently and creatively and focus on both guided and free art activities for the five-hour time period. Visit www.mymillbrookmarsh.org for cost and to register for camp.
(PA) June 24-28, 2019, ACADEMIC/STE(A)M CAMP: KIDS LEARN TO COOK, 9:00 am-12:00 p m, Ages 7 to 10. Penn State Beaver, 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA 15061, 724-773-3800. This camp, directed by Penn State Beaver chefs, will provide hands-on cooking lessons for children in a deliciously fun and educational way. Campers will have the opportunity to explore the campus Bistro and the industrial cooking equipment and supplies used there to prepare meals for our students. The campers will learn how much fun cooking can be and will enjoy eating the foods they have prepared. The last day will feature foods that the campers have made from a mystery basket. Family members are welcome to attend at the end of the last day. Cost: $139 + $25 lab fee (includes cookbook, ingredients, and an apron) Please call 724-773-3700 for availability. Register online at https://beaver.psu.edu/ce/youth.
(PA) June 24-28, 2019, KIDS COOKING – MYSTERY BASKET CHALLENGE, Ages 11 to 14, 1:00-4:00 pm. Penn State Beaver, 100 University Drive, Monaca, PA 15061, 724-773-3800. Directed by Penn State Beaver chefs, this camp will provide a hands-on cooking lesson, illustrating food and kitchen tools safety. Campers will have the opportunity to explore the campus Bistro and the industrial cooking equipment and supplies used to prepare meals for our students. The campers will work as part of teams and individually to complete mystery basket challenges just like those featured on their favorite cooking shows. Family members are welcome to attend at the end of the last day. Cost: $189 + $25 lab fee (includes cookbook, ingredients, and an apron). Register online at https://beaver.psu.edu/ce/youth.
(VA) June 25-27, 2019, GRANDPARENT GRANDCHILD SUMMER CAMP, Stratford Hall Plantation, 483 Great House Road, Stratford, Virginia, Jbachman@stratfordhall.org, 804-493-1972. Stratford’s summer camps put the “grand” in “grandparenting.” This year campers will experience programs and activities, such as cooking apple pies over an open hearth, milling, beekeeping, colonial music, and basket weaving. Playing colonial games and hunting for shark teeth are also favorite activities. Some new activities will be added this year. The three days of fun-filled, educational activities offer a memorable family bonding experience while participants are re-living 18th-century life on a Virginia plantation. Some camps were sold out in 2018, so early registration is recommended to avoid disappointment. The suggested child age is 1st grade completed through age 12, but there is a provision (and a large discount) for teen alumni campers to enroll with their grandparents, as camp assistants. The all-inclusive cost of $485.00 per person includes two nights comfortable lodging in the Stratford Inn and all meals in our dining room. A deposit of $100 per camper is due with registration. Additional lodging is available for the night before the camps begin (and the night after) for those who have to travel a considerable distance to Stratford. Enrollment is limited to only 20 children plus their grandparents, so early registration is strongly recommended. www.stratfordhall.org.
(NH) June 28, 2019, AT YOUR SERVICE: THE ROLE OF SERVICE ANIMALS, 7:00 pm. New Hampshire Telephone Museum, One Depot Street, Warner NH 03278, firstname.lastname@example.org, 603.456.2234. A service dog is defined as one that is individually trained to do work or perform tasks for the benefit of an individual with a disability, including a physical, sensory, psychiatric, intellectual, or other mental disability. Have you ever wondered what it takes to become a service dog? How are they chosen? How are they trained? How do they communicate with their handler? Join us and the Medaglia-Brown family – Bill, Domenica, Domenic, and Guida – as they share their story. Suggested $5.00 Donation. Free parking is available in our Depot Street parking lot. https://www.nhtelephonemuseum.org/
(CT) June 30 – July 26, 2019, 23rd Annual Litchfield Jazz Camp, Litchfield Jazz Fest, Litchfield Performing Arts, P.O. Box 69, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759, (860) 361-6285, email@example.com. Founded in 1997 by Litchfield Performing Arts, Litchfield Jazz Camp serves about 300 residential and day students during a month-long program on the campus of the Gunnery School in Washington, Connecticut. Litchfield Jazz Camp embraces all learners – students 13 years to adult, beginners, intermediate learners, advanced players, students with learning disabilities. That is how the collaborative, supportive and fun atmosphere at Litchfield Jazz Camp is created. Find out for yourself! litchfieldperformingarts.org.
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