Summer Camps 2013
For ages, 5 to 7
June 10-14, 9am - 12pm $65.00 members/$75.00 non-members
Carnivores are all around us, from the smallest insect to the largest mammal. And what about that seemingly harmless plant--how is it possible it could be a carnivore? Come and spend a week with us discovering who is eating whom!
You Spin Me Round
July 22-26, 9am - 12pm $65.00 members/$75.00 non-members
Dorothy said, "Toto, I've a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore." Our state of North Carolina experiences two amazing weather phenomenon--tornadoes and hurricanes. Let's learn all about how these storms happen and what we can do. Maybe we'll get twisted and end up in Oz!
For ages, 8-12 years
June 24-28, 9am - 4pm $130.00 members/$145.00 non-members
Discover how Native Americans recorded history without ever picking up a pen! Learn more about yourself when you are challenged to design a meaningful pattern and create a one-of-a-kind bracelet on your own handmade loom. Are you ready to Bead Yourself?
August 5-9, 9am - 4 pm $130.00 members/$145.00 non-members
Each camper will take on the identity of an actual, historic pirate. They will create their own pirate cove, make pirate ships and flags, engage in a mutiny and in pirate battles. Treasure will be hidden and found! Campers will learn how to use navigational instruments, and about North Carolina during the golden age of piracy.
For ages, 8-10
STEM camp: Size Makes a Difference
July 15-19, 9am - noon; $65.00 members/$75.00 non-members
STEM is Science Technology Engineering & Math, and that's what we will do in this camp! Campers will learn about nanoscale science and engineering through hands-on activities. They will learn about nanoscale science in nature, how nano-sized things behave differently than larger things do, how nanoscience and engineering lead to new knowledge and inventions. We will also learn how nanoscience is being used right here in Wilson in a local industry! This camp will be in conjunction with a traveling mini-exhibit, Nano, which will be at the museum this summer.
For ages, 10-12
Spinning and Weaving
July 29-August 2; 9am - noon; $65.00 members/$75.00 non-members
Campers will learn how to spin yarn with a drop spindle and will use that yarn to weave their own fabric on a backstrap loom and on the museum's full-size, 100-year old barn loom. The campers will receive their own spindle, and will take home yarn they have spun and fabric they have woven.
STEM Computer camp: Raspberry Pi
August 12-16; 9am - noon; $65.00 members/$75.00 non-members; plus a $50 supply fee
STEM is Science Technology Engineering & Math, and that's what we will do in this camp! Raspberry Pi is a small, credit-card sized computer that was created to teach computer science and language. Campers will learn how to write computer code in Python and Scratch, and will use these languages on the Pi to make a digital clock, make a animated cartoon, run a robot, and create a computer game. The campers will keep their Raspberry Pi at the end of camp.
For ages 10 & Up
The Science & History of Comic Book Illustration
July 8-12, 9am to 4pm, $130 members/$145 non-members
Come and learn about the history and science behind comic book illustration through hands on, step-by-step instructions on the basics of the creation of comic book illustrations and trading cards. This camp is taught by the world-renowned professional comic book illustrator Louis Small, Jr, who has drawn for Marvel, DC Comics, and dozens of other comic book and trading card companies since 1992. Go from stick figures to "Action Figures" all in one week!