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At-Home Virtual Summer Camps

Camp Pricing

Non-member:

$100 per household.

Members:

$80 per household.

Extra Camp Kit Add-On:

Gen. Public: $50 per kit.
Members: $40 per kit.

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Registration

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

At-Home Virtual Summer Camps

July and August 2020

The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia is excited to introduce At-Home Virtual Summer Camps this June for ages 6 – 11, sponsored by AFLAC! These week-long camps will focus on a different theme each day, including natural history, astronomy, robotics, art, S.T.E.A.M and more.

How Do At-Home Virtual Camps Work?

  • Each day is split into two groups (A & B), with each group having two 90 minute sessions each day:

    Group A: 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 – 2:00 p.m.
    Group B: 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

  • Each camp week comes with a kit of supplies for the daily activities. 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. Additional kits are available for an add-on fee. Campers with add-on kits must also share a screen with the household camper.

  • Kits will be available for pick-up at the museum on the Friday before the camps week starts from 6 – 7 p.m. Kits must be returned to the museum the Friday of virtual camp by 7 p.m. Failure to return kit materials by their assigned return date and time will result in additional weekly household rental fees.

  • Camp activities are designed with parents in mind. Activities are intended to be completed with virtual assistance from museum educators and require little parental oversight.

  • Activities are hands-on and mostly mess-free.

What Does Camp Registration Include?

  • Access to live virtual content and museum educators

  • 1 set of materials for the entire week of camp

  • 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.


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.

Kit materials pick-up for each week will be the Friday before from 6 – 7 p.m. at the Group Visits entrance. We will have a table and will come out to your car. You will be given a specific date after registering. Kits cannot be mailed.

Materials also need to be dropped off the Friday the camp ends from 6 – 7 p.m. Dates are listed in the weekly camp schedules posted above.

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

Upon return, materials will be marked with red tape to signify that they have not been re-sanitized and cannot be given to another guest.

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

Daily Schedule:

Group A:

Session 1 –

9-9:20 a.m. Kinesthetic Activity
9:20-10:20 a.m. Educator Activity
10:20-10:30 a.m. Wrap-up/Prep for next session

Session 2 –

12:30-12:50 p.m. Kinesthetic Activity
12:50-1:50 p.m. Educator Activity
1:50-2 p.m. Wrap-up/Prep for tomorrow

Group B:

Session 1 –

10:30-10:50am Kinesthetic Activity
10:50-11:50am Educator Activity
11:50-12pm Wrap-up/Prep for next session

Session 2 –

2-2:20 p.m. Kinesthetic Activity
2:20-3:20 p.m. Educator Activity
3:20-3:30 p.m. Wrap-up/Prep for tomorrow