During Summer months, the Everhart Museum hosts week-long day camps on a variety of topics and for various age groups. This page is updated as camps are scheduled throughout the year. Support for Museum Adventure Week is provided in part by grants from Lackawanna County Arts Engage! and the Maslow Family Foundation.
Museum Adventure Weeks are centered on the creative exploration of the Everhart’s collections and the surrounding Nay Aug Park environment. Each week participants experience a new topic or theme that uses both art and science in its hands-on approach to learning. Experts are scheduled each morning to present on specific weekly themes.
Our 2019 schedule reflects the Museum’s growing interest in STEM to STEAM (http://stemtosteam.org/), the RISD-led initiative to add Art and Design to the national agenda of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) education and research in America. STEM + Art = STEAM. The goal is to foster the true innovation that comes with combining the mind of a scientist or technologist with that of an artist or designer.
Our grade levels are broken into two large groups, kindergarten- 2nd grade and 3rd – 6th grade. Age appropriate lessons are developed and although the content is similar, the time spent on each unit and the types of projects vary. This means giving the younger students more time to work on projects, and the older students will have more challenging lessons throughout the day. Students will be subdivided into smaller groups of 4-6 for individualized attention and peer collaboration.
DATES: (see below)
8:15 AM breakfast drop-off
8:45 AM drop-off
3:00 PM pick-up
$180.00/week Members; $200.00/week Non-members
MUSEUM ADVENTURES FOR 2019
June 24-28, 2019- Junior Archaeologist
This year the Everhart will be digging deep into history with our Junior Archaeologist camp! Dinosaurs, gems, and ancient art forms like pottery and cave paintings come to life when students discover the hidden history of archaeology. Students will learn about soil, ancient techniques in art, and how archaeologists help piece together history in fun ways.
July 8-12, 2019- Junior Chef: Tastes of NEPA
A fan favorite, Junior Chef, returns this year with a new twist. We are keeping our recipes close to home with a theme of Tastes of NEPA! Students will learn about the rich cultural heritage of our area through food, some food regions we may be highlighting include Polish, Italian, Latin American, German, Irish, Lebanese, Greek, Thai, or Syrian specialties. Some say that food is a universal language, and we hope to bring students on a journey around the world through food. Students will learn about the cultural heritage of our area through lessons integrated with both science and art. Join us on a culinary journey, right in our backyard!
**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.
July 22-26- Fine Art Time Machine
Students will be taken on a journey through time through the exploration of our fine art collection. Will we stop in Ancient Egypt and Rome, Renaissance Italy, or maybe even the US during the groovy 1960s? Each day, students will learn about a different art technique popularized before 1950, then they will time-travel through the afternoon to bring this technique into the future! What would a renaissance portrait look like through the eyes of Picasso? What would a Gothic cathedral look like if it was designed by Andy Warhol? We will explore the principles and elements of art to find out how we can create new works of art that are inspired by the world’s Masters.
August 5-9- Museum Mystery Week
This year we will be uncovering a new Mystery at the Museum! Students will solve puzzles and find clues to discover the hidden history of the Everhart. Each day students will be given new clues which will all add up in the end to solve the mystery. This week we will integrate science, technology, math, and art to find and solve clues.
For more information, please call the programs department at 570-346-7186 ext. 516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You will need to complete the Summer Camp application form for each child and submit it with payment to the Museum in order to be registered for Museum Adventure Week.
For your convenience, you may pre-register and pay online via PayPal. Once payment is made, application forms will be emailed to the address provided.
In the event you must cancel your paid program reservation with us, you will receive a refund as defined below:
1. There is a 20% non-refundable registration fee for all Museum programs
2. 80% of payment will be refunded if a written notification of cancellation is submitted NO LATER THAN 8 weeks before the start of the program.
3. Cancellations received later than our policy date will end in automatic forfeit of full tuition.
4. In the event of an illness or family emergency, a formal physician’s note must be submitted to receive a full refund of tuition.
5. Cancellations for family vacations and/or personal reasons will not be refunded.