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 2018 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.
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
Week 1: “Flight”
June 25th -29th
The Everhart’s Flight Camp explores all aspects of flight in science and nature! Each day we will focus on a new type of aerodynamics, from birds of flight and wind dispersal of seeds to airplanes and space! Students will tour the Museum and make connections between our collection and the theme of flight. Experts in their fields will guide students through S.T.E.A.M.-based projects. They will get up close and personal with live birds, experiment with astronaut food, and learn how to fly drones.
Week 2: “Everhart Museum Fashion Week”
The Everhart’s Fashion Week Camp combines our love for fashion and art. Students will be inspired by the Museum’s fine art collection to create custom wardrobe pieces. Campers will learn about fashion design and illustration, pattern-making, cutting, sewing, fashion technology, and hair design. Students will learn to incorporate alternative materials in fashion, as well as how to create a vision board to inspire a runway collection. With guidance from guest speakers and experts in the field, students will design an unforgettable Everhart Museum Fashion Week!
“Junior Chef: Farm-to-Table”
July 30th- August 3rd
Campers will become culinary experts while learning everything there is to know about the Farm-to-Table movement. Students will learn basic cooking techniques and food safety and at the end of the week will develop team recipes, gather locally sourced foods, and prepare dishes for the parent finale!
“Everhart Baking Challenge”
New this year! Inspired by nature and the beautiful glass botanicals of the upcoming exhibit: Imaginary Botanicals by Kathleen Elliot, the Everhart Baking Challenge will give students the opportunity to taste test floral flavors, create candies inspired by our rocks and minerals collection, and learn wonderful incredible edible decorating techniques.
For more information, please call the programs department at 570-346-7186 ext. 516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration for the 2018 Summer Series Now Open!
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.