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Virtual At-Home Morning Camps – Winter Sessions

Camp Pricing

Non-member:

$25 per household / comes with 1 kit.

Members:

$20 per household / comes with 1 kit.

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QUESTIONS? Call 803.898.4999 or email laura.kane@scmuseum.org

Virtual At-Home Morning Camps – Winter Sessions

Dec. 21 – 23 and Dec. 28 – 31 from 10:30 a.m. – Noon

The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia is excited to introduce At-Home Virtual Morning Camps this December for ages 6 – 11, sponsored by AFLAC! These daily morning camps will focus on a different theme for each session, including natural history, astronomy, art, S.T.E.A.M and more. Campers can participate on their own and/or families are welcome to join in and work together throughout the session.

How Do At-Home Virtual Camps Work?

  • Each 90 minute morning Zoom session will feature a different theme / activity. After a brief check-in period, a museum educator will lead participants in 30 minutes of content learning and then 30 minutes of a hands-on activity. The session closes with 15 minutes for review and final dance party.

  • Camp activities are designed to be completed by individual campers and/or with families participating and working together. They are hands-on and (mostly) mess free.

  • Each camp daily session comes with a kit of supplies for the activities.

  • Kits will be available for pick-up at the museum from 2 – 5 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th and 27th. Kits cannot be mailed. If needed, alternate pick-up times may be arranged in advance by contacting laura.kane@scmuseum.org. All materials are consumable and kits will not need to returned.

  • Kits will include enough materials for one camper – but can be shared with other campers in the household. If sharing a kit, campers must also be sharing a screen / device and cannot be on separate devices.

What Does Camp Registration Include?

  • Access to live virtual content and museum educators

  • 1 set of materials for the daily morning session.

  • Access to museum educators during “office hours” if you’d like to continue learning


Camp Schedule

Please note: this page is updated periodically with camp availability.

L.E.D. Reindeer Antlers
Mon., Dec. 21
Let’s learn about our favorite fauna and even create our own light-up reindeer antlers to wear.

Holiday Wreath Making
Tues., Dec. 22
We’ll learn a little about the history of the holiday wreath and even make our own to hang.

Miser Masks
Wed., Dec. 23
This day we’ll be watching our favorite claymation movie as a class, creating a “Miser Mask,” and drinking some yummy hot chocolate together. You may need to help your child with the hot chocolate, but hopefully we’ll keep them busy and give you a little time the wrap those last-minute gifts!

Ice Age Giants
Mon., Dec. 28
Join us for a blast from the Ice Age past as we explore prehistoric SC and make our very own Ice Age giant.

Space Clouds
Tues., Dec 29
Learn what clouds in space are like by creating a softly glowing nebula nightlight.

Snow What?!
Wed., Dec 30
On this day we’ll experiment with a super absorbent polymer as we make instant-snow and even create our own 3D snowperson!

Noon Years Eve Bling
Thurs., Dec 31
We’ll be lighting up 2021 with glasses and hats as we celebrate the New Year a little bit early with a virtual Noon Years Eve countdown celebration at 12 p.m. Noise makers and party blowers also provided in the materials kit!


Important Information

Campers need basic reading comprehension skills and good fine motor skills.

Teaching interactions occur through Zoom and materials will be picked up at the museum.

All activities will occur through Zoom. Participants must have a computer, a reliable internet connection and download Zoom to their computers.

Kits will be available for pick-up at the museum from 2 – 5 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 5th, 12th and 19th. Kits will include enough materials for one camper – but can be shared with other campers in the household. If sharing a kit, campers must also be sharing a screen / device and cannot be on separate devices. Kits cannot be mailed. If needed, alternate pick-up times may be arranged in advance by contacting laura.kane@scmuseum.org.

All materials are being prepped by sanitizing materials into boxes and marking those boxes with green tape once they are totally clean and safe.

Staff will be wearing masks and washing hands throughout the kit making process.