Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Wonderfeet Kids’ Museums announces unique summer camp lineup

RUTLAND — Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum is excited to build on the success of our past two years of camp offerings. Once again, the museum education team has put together camps for both preschoolers and kids ages 7 to 10, with each week focusing on a different topic. Kids will engage with hands-on explorations and projects, and of course have time to play and enjoy Wonderfeet Kids’ Museum. Younger learners will explore topics like outer space, the five senses, and community heroes. Older kids can choose from subjects such as sea-life and news reporting. This year, Wonderfeet is partnering again with Rutland Area Robotics to offer a week of Robotics Camp targeted at future engineers with a serious interest in technology and programming. The staff at Wonderfeet knows that kids in Rutland County have many great options for summer camp and the museum strives to provide camp experiences that are fun, educational, and a bit different then the traditional camp offerings.

Camp offerings include:

  • Little Explorers: Fly Me to the Moon
    July 11-15, 9-11:30 a.m.
    Ages 3-6, $75
    About: We’re blasting off into the summer with an exploration of the moon, stars and beyond. Our little astronauts will craft their own space gear and go through our version of astronaut training. This camp will feature lots of hands-on exploration, imagination, and of course plenty of time for play.
  • Junior Robotics Camp
    July 18-22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
    Ages 7-10, $125
    About: This camp is designed for students who are ready and have the focus to work on real robotics projects. Led by members of the Rutland Area Robotics team, campers will experience what it’s like to problem-solve, build and program basic robots.
  • Little Explorers: Community Superheroes
    July 25-29, 9-11:30 a.m.
    Ages 3-6, $75
    About: We’re learning all about the real superheroes who are hard at work in our community every day! Police officers, firefighters, nurses and doctors, what do these jobs entail and how can we help them serve our community? We’ll even meet some of our neighborhood superheroes’ lives.
  • Wonderfeet Young Writers’ Workshop: What’s News?
    Aug. 1-5, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
    Ages 7-10, $125
    About: Campers will learn about what it takes to be a good reporter. We’ll be practicing interview skills, expository writing, and opinion pieces. Campers will work together to write a “Wonderfeet Newspaper” for the end of the week.
  • Little Explorers: Make Sense of your Senses
    Aug. 8-12, 9-11:30 a.m.
    Ages 3-6, $75
    About: Smell, taste, touch, sight, and hearing: we’re discovering our five senses! Each day we’ll be exploring a different sense and practicing new ways to observe and interact with our world.
  • Deep Sea Dive
    Aug. 15-19, 9 a.m. -1 p.m.
    Ages 7-10, $125
    About: We’re exploring concepts such as salt-water density, ocean layers, currents, and erosion. Each day we’ll discover a new sea creature “in depth”. And we’ll answer the question, “How do fish breathe underwater?” Take a deep dive with us!

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