5 Reasons You Should Send Your Kid to a Museum Camp

Published Jun 22, 2017

With so many camps to choose from, how do you select the perfect one for your *mostly* perfect child?

Here are five reasons why museum camps are the perfect pick.  

1. Keep brains active during summer months.  

Fight the summertime slide into lazy brain mode. You don’t want your kids to lose any of the gains they made during the school year. Help them prep for a successful return to school by keeping their brains active with hands-on, minds-on activities. They’ll have so much fun they won’t even realize they are learning.  

2. Backstage access.

Your kid will feel like a rock star. Doors normally locked to the public will be opened up to your child as they go on behind-the-scenes tours. Experts who are passionate about their subject areas, whether insects or archeology, will share their enthusiasm, sparking curiosity and maybe even a life-long fascination.

3. Variety is the spice of life.

Your kid won’t get bored with lots of different activities, scheduled all with their needs and interests in mind. Museum gallery tours, behind-the-scenes adventures, field trips, art-making, storytelling and more. Whatever the activity or event, you can be assured it was designed to be as FUN as possible!

4. Up their dinnertime conversation game.

Make family dinners more interesting as your kids entertain you with tales of museum exploration and fantastic moments. Never again be met with a blank stare when asking your children what they did today.

5. Drop-off and pick up is your opportunity to come explore.

Summertime enrichment isn’t just for kids. Adults can choose to use their free time between drop-off and pick up to explore the museum and focus on what they want to see without any distractions.

The Royal BC Museum still has a few spots left in our summer camps.  We’ve got something for everyone: the budding naturalist, the bookworm, the outdoor adventurer, the improv comic. Sign up quickly before they fill up!

Museum Story Camp (ages 7-11)

9:00 am–4:00 pm
July 10–14July 17–21July 24–28August 14–18 and August 21–25 
$280 per person; 10% member discount

Camp kids will learn how to create captivating stories using artifacts, digital technology, props and a little bit of imagination. They will explore what makes a good story by participating in field trips, museum gallery tours and behind-the-scenes adventures. Whether the themes are scientific, fictional, comical or autobiographical, all stories are encouraged. Staff, volunteers and guest speakers will help campers to find their inner bard and create a compelling story.

Mini Morning Museum Story Camp (ages 5-6)

9:00 am–12:00 pm
July 10–14 and August 21–25 
$120 per person; 10% member discount

Our littlest campers will discover the basics of storytelling in this play-based morning camp.  Campers will be introduced to storytelling in a fun, creative and supportive environment where they will learn about stories through words, songs, pictures and movement.

More information: royalbcmuseum.bc.ca/learn/kids-families/camps

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