Discovery Days are 90-minute classes designed to expose children, ages 3 to 6 (must be toilet trained), to a topic of interest. Students are encouraged to attend both early- and mid-morning sessions to create a week of half days. Call to assist in a class and your child will attend at no cost.

July 8-12

9:00 – 10:30 AM

1A. Pterodactyl’s Friends. Learn about dinosaurs and other creatures that roamed the earth. Meet our prehistoric friends – the favorites and some newly discovered dinosaurs! Dig for fossils and make your own dinosaur fossils. Transform your small feet into giant “dino” feet!

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

1B. Make it! Take it! Create just-for-you apparel. Become a princess? A police protector?Or even a poison dart frog? Then the fun begins. Create toys from the past – spinners of all kinds, ball-and-cup catch, a jumping frog and more. Become a Makerspace expert with a project all your own. Bring a plain t-shirt to decorate to the first class.

July 15-19

9:00 – 10:30 AM

2A. Crash! Boom! Roll! Make an earthquake and exploding volcano. Watch a tornado in a bottle. Get to the “core” of the problem while experimenting with Kool-Aid geology. Learn about Mother Nature’s moods through stories, art and science.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

2B. Sticky Fingers. Enjoy all the messy projects away from mom and dad’s living room! Create feet and hand paintings, edible goo, and mixtures that glop and goop. Finger-painting designs, spaghetti painting, and marble masterpieces create opportunities to mish, mash and have fun

July 22-26

9:00 – 10:30 AM

3A. Construction City. Begin STEM experiences early with engineering tasks as you craft and create all week long. Hammer a log and build structures for creative play. Cooperation is the key as students work together to build a city with trucks and vehicles, too.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

3B. Water, Water Everywhere! Can paperclips make water round? Flip a cup and not spill a drop? Can water move uphill? Will it sink or float? Get wet while pouring and painting. Bubbles, waves and sandbox erosion start the fun for buckets of water play and experiments. Water-friendly clothing is a must.

July 29-Aug. 2

9:00 – 10:30 AM

4A. Goo, Gack & Gunk. Is it a solid, liquid or gas? Watch borax crystals grow and set off a Mentos geyser. Craft magical Oobleck and mysterious goop. Can you make a lemon volcano? Stories, crafts and songs round out the fun.

9:00 – 10:30 AM

4B. Robot Factory. Make your own robot crafts and experiment with climbing robots, too. Make movable robot puppets. Now turn yourself into a robot. Enjoy a demonstration of LEGO® robotics by the older campers. Parents, arrive at noon on Friday for the Robot Parade. On the first day bring a box that will fit your child.

Aug. 5-9

9-10:30 AM.

5A. Rain Gutter Regatta. What floats? What sinks? Can you make a floating fish toy? A speedboat? Experiment like a scientist. Try a bottle cap sailboat, a raft and even a soda bottle boat. Then on Friday, try your hand at the Rain Gutter Regatta with your personally-created boat. Related crafts round out the class.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

5B. Puppets & Masks on Stage! Start with Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Make sock and finger puppets of your own to tell the story. Create monster masks to act out the story of Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Explore other favorite authors as you enjoy related crafts, music and skits.