The Children’s Museum of Phoenix offers its first virtual camp experience this summer. Camp in a Box is designed to bring the same creativity, imaginative play and camp events to homes during the Museum’s closure caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Camp in a Box is designed for children ages 4 t0 10 and will be offered in June and July.
The contents of each Box includes an instruction guide, a schedule, project supplies, art materials and access to virtual content that fits in with weekly camp themes. Each box will be available for curbside pick-up at the Museum. There is also an option for hand delivery to registrants’ doorsteps for an additional $25 fee.
Virtual content includes camp counselors leading campers in different activities throughout the day including movement, stem activities, storytime, creative projects and more. Five days of virtual content will be provided for each week of camp. Content will be pre-recorded so that campers will be able to work at their own pace, pausing the video if they need to. Campers will have the opportunity to participate from the comfort of their own home with materials provided, and even pop in for some live and virtual content with staff and special guests.
The boxes and online engagement are designed to be an easy and safe experience for kids and parents alike. Each item that is included in the box will be cleaned with a disinfectant by a Museum staff member wearing a mask and gloves so parents can feel safe about the cleanliness of the items being provided. Log-in to the content will provide easy access and live check-ins with Museum camp counselors will be through a secure link.
Rates for Camp in a Box are $129 per box per week for non-members, and $99 per box per week for members. Boxes will be available for curbside pick-up at the Museum. There is an additional fee of $25 for hand-delivery of boxes to registrants’ doorsteps.
Camp in a Box themes and dates are:
World of Magic and Fantasy: Campers will immerse themselves into a fairytale filled with magic, dragons, castles and even a wizard. Offered weeks of: June 1-5, June 29-July 3 and July 27-31.
Going, Going, Green: Campers will engage their imaginations as they use natural and recycled materials to create Earth-friendly art and participate in activities that will teach them about the world we live in. Offered weeks of: June 8-12 and July 6-10.
Dinosaur Discovery: Get ready to travel back in time, when dinosaurs roamed the earth. Campers will become paleontologists for a week. Offered weeks of: June 15-19 and July 13-17.
Cosmic Cadets: Mission control, we are ready for take-off. Suit up and prepare to launch deep into space during our Cosmic Cadets Camp. Campers will explore the far reaches of our Milky Way Galaxy through rocket science crafts, interplanetary activities and space-tacular missions. Offered weeks of: June 22-26 and July 20-24,
The Museum is currently planning on running onsite camps concurrently with virtual camps in July if the Museum is open. A reopening date has yet to be decided as the Museum continues to monitor the situation on a daily basis.
To register for Camp in a Box or for more information, CLICK HERE.