Camp Themes 2018 - Adventure Seekers Division

Summer Camp River Boat Field Trip The Summer Expeditions Day Camp themes for 2018 are the same for both divisions of campers -- they are sure to fill your child's summer with fun, friendship, and adventure!  For our older campers enrolled in the Adventure Seekers division (those entering 1st through 6th grade), you can expect weekly field trips to fun locations related to our theme.  Be sure follow along with us on our Summer Expeditions Day Camp blog!

 

 

Week 1 (June 11-15): What Floats Your Boat?

We will kick off our summer with get-to-know-you activities to build camp friendships.  Also, we will make some useful camp items, such as a canvas water bottle carrier. (Surprise…we will also make a small gift for someone you might want to remember on June 17th).

 

6/14:  Pride of the Susquehanna (www.harrisburgriverboat.com) School Bus

 

Week 2 (June 18-22): Seeing Stars

In addition to our trip to the planetarium, we’ll have fun with star-shaped crafts that include glow-in-the-dark constellations. Then, we will pretend to blast off on the old-fashioned rocket toy we make.

 

6/21:  Planetarium Learning Center (www.ycas.org) School Bus

 

Week 3 (June 25-29): I Spy

We will have fun gathering clues and navigating some spy-training obstacles.  Campers will make their own toy with hidden items for them to seek and find.

 

 6/28:  Get Air (Harrisburg) (www.getairharrisburg.comSchool Bus -- PENDING

 

Week 4 (July 2-6, closed on July 4th): Under the Sea

Each camper will receive a drawstring bag with air tank motif to help him or her dream of exploring the ocean.  In their bags, campers can place collections of crafts related to sea life.

 

7/5:  Baltimore Aquarium (www.aqua.org) School Bus

 

Week 5 (July 9-13): Full STEAM Ahead

S.T.E.A.M. stands for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.  Highlights this week will include engineering a miniature zip line and creating some pieces of geometric art.

 

7/12:  Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts (www.whitakercenter.org) School Bus

 

Week 6 (July 16-20): Express Yourself

Campers will experiment with three types of basic percussion instruments and make a guitar-pick bag tag.  Campers will decorate a door hanger, wrist band, and a wooden clip to hold their dreams.

 

7/19:  Crayola Factory (www.crayolafactory.com/easton) School Bus

 

Week 7 (July 23-27): E-I-E-I-O

We will spend most of this week on the road, seeing Pennsylvania agriculture in action from farm to table.

 

7/24:  Herr's Potato Chip Factory Tour (www.herrs.com/snackfactorytours.html) School Bus

7/26:  Kreider Farms (www.kreiderfarms.com) School Bus

7/27:  Turkey Hill Experience (www.turkeyhillexperience.com) School Bus

 

Week 8 (July 30-August 3): Time Travelers

It's time to have fun with dances and games that have been popular in a variety of times and places!  Campers will make or decorate several classic toys and games to continue the fun at home.

 

8/2:  Popcorn Hat Players (PHP) Children's Theatre (www.gamuttheatre.org/php) School Bus

 

Week 9 (August 6-10): Building Excitement!

We’ll close out our summer with fond memories and our annual favorite — the talent show!  When we are not practicing for the talent show, we will try our hand at a simple wood-working project.

 

8/9  LEGOLAND Discovery Center Philadelphia (https://philadelphia.legolanddiscoverycenter.com/) School BusSave

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