Each Summer, the Everhart hosts week-long day camps on a variety of topics and age groups. This page is updated as camps are scheduled throughout the year.
Museum Adventure Weeks center on creative exploration of the Everhart’s collections and the Nay Aug Park environment. Each week campers are invited to experience a new topic or theme that uses both art and science in its hands-on, multi-modal approach to learning. Instructors use visual thinking strategies and inquiry-based learning to talk about art and art objects from around the globe. Experts in the fields of science and art present weekly, and campers explore the world around with exciting off-site field trips.
*NEW* Isaiah’s Early Bird Discount
(Must register on or before March 1, 2020)
$165.00 members (per child per week)
$180.00 non-members (per child per week)
(March 2, 2020-June 17, 2020)
$180.00 members (per child per week)
$200.00 non-members (per child per week)
Registration will open January 6. For questions about our summer programs, please contact the programs department at 570-346-7186 ext. 516
Students may bring their own lunch or participate in our FREE breakfast and lunch service. All students receive a camp t-shirt.
All camp drop-offs begin at 8:15 am for breakfast, and 8:45 am for regular drop-off. Pick-up is from 2:45-3:00 pm. All students must be signed-in and out at our registration desk by a parent or guardian.
For more day-to-day camp information, click HERE!
June 22-26, 2020
Nature’s Curiosities brings the Museum’s natural history collection to life! Campers will learn about nature’s oddities through hands-on exploration of bugs, insects, flying creatures and more. Through lessons combining Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math, campers will have a better understanding of the odd and curious natural world by making active connections between the Everhart Museum’s natural history & fine art collections. The week will end with a science fair for parents and families.
Junior Chef: Food Art
July 6-10, 2020
Back with a new TWIST, the Everhart Junior Chef week will explore artistic food creations inspired by the Museum’s amazing collection of natural history and art! Campers will make aesthetic connections between food and art or art objects belonging to the Museum. Campers can expect to create uniquely designed edible art during the week and will learn about flavor profiles and food plating, and will showcase their creations at the end of the week.
*Please note: the Everhart Museum does not guarantee an allergen-free environment. Recipes may contain nuts, nut oils, shellfish, gluten, dairy, produce and other food allergens.
NEW!! JUNIOR CURATOR’S WEEK
Fine Art Exploration
July 27-31, 2020
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in a Museum? During Junior Curator’s Week, campers will explore the Museum’s collection while learning about preservation, history, and art. Museum instructors will lead hands-on experiments in preservation of objects and proper object handling techniques. Campers will gain a better understanding of careers in art and museums. Each afternoon, participants will
create artwork with a professional artist and by the end of the week, will research, create, and curate a miniature exhibit of their own! Space is limited to 15 students and pre-registration is required.
Around The World in 5 days
July 20-24, 2020
Painting, printmaking, and sculpture! At Around the World in 5 Days, campers will discover the extraordinary in the ordinary by examining museum art objects and creating artworks of their own. Museum educators will help students understand, recognize, and practice traditional craft and folk art techniques from the Everhart’s global collection. Campers will have a deepened understanding of the cultural impact of the traditional arts. The week will end with a student curated exhibit for parents and families.
HISTORY MYSTERY WEEK
Junior Archaeologist: Ancient Clues
August 3-7, 2020
We are bringing back our successful Jr. Archaeologist camp and combining it with our popular mystery week for 2020! Campers will understand what an archaeologist does and why their job is important in the context of a museum. Campers will use critical thinking and problem solving skills to reveal ancient mysteries. Museum educators will teach kids about soil, ancient techniques in art, handling objects, and how archaeologists help piece together history in fun ways. History will come alive this summer during History Mystery Week!
Support for Museum Adventure Week is provided in part by grants from Lackawanna County Arts Engage!, the Maslow Family Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and Wegmans.