Explorers Day Camp is now going VIRTUAL for the Summer of 2020. This is a great option for those families who want to keep their children engaged in modified camp activities, crafts and have interaction with other children safely from their homes during the COVID19 Pandemic. Virtual Camp will be held via Zoom, and only the campers signed up for virtual camp will be on video.
Note: If your child misses a camp session, they will be recorded and e-mailed to you. The videos will have instructions on the crafts and activities your child can view on his/her own.
Each week campers will having a scheduled afternoon meeting (similar to Explorers Day Camp's morning meeting), participate in daily ice breakers, have a daily arts & crafts project, play a variety of games with the Camp Counselor/Supervisor, C.I.T.'s and other campers, having a video of the weekly entertainer (as necessary) sent separately via e-mail, and have weekly surprise activities to do at home on their own or with their siblings/parents. The surprise activities will be given on Tuesday and talked about on Thursday where campers can share their experiences with each other.
Campers signed up for Explorers Virtual Camp will still receive Explorers Day Camp T-Shirts (if signed up for all 9 weeks) in baggies along with all supplies and activities needed for each week of Virtual Camp. Pick up times for the take home bags will be done the week prior to the start of Virtual Camp. An Explorer's Day Camp Counselor or Parks and Recreation Office Member will coordinate with families on pick up times and dates.
First few weeks at a glance:
Week 1: 6/23- International Day, 6/24- Rainbow Day, 6/25-Under the Sea. During week 1 of Virtual Camp, campers will decorate their own mini fabric flag, explore different countries, do tie-dye and velvet craft art, have an at home scavenger hunt, view different animals from around the world, and make their own aquarium.
Week 2: 6/30- Nature Day, 7/1-Zoo Day, 7/2-Fun Day
During week 2 of Virtual Camp, campers will paint bird houses, create art on "nature paper" that leaves the prints of objects on paper, paint wooden snakes, learn about animals from different countries, make trail mix and have a dance party!
Week 3: 7/7- Space Day, 7/8- Science Day, 7/9- Rocks and Minerals Day
During week 3 of virtual camp, campers will make galaxy slime, talk about the different stars and planets in outer space, watch an elephant toothpaste demo, dig for rocks and make moon sand!
Week 4: 7/14- Nature Day, 7/15- Pirate Day, 7/16- PJ Day
During week 4 of virtual camp, campers will decorate flowerpots then plant seeds, create their own Popsicle pirate ship, play guess the pirate, make friendship bracelets, get slap bracelets and design their own coasters or mason jars!
Week 5: 7/21- Wild West Day, 7/22-Food Day, 7/23-Tropical Day
During week 5 of virtual camp, campers will paint wild west sunsets and wooden door hangers, color flowers, draw out a design for their own cowboy/cowgirl hat, learn about crazy foods from around the world, make a dirt and worms dessert, and have a virtual luau!
Week 6: 7/28-Spy Day, 7/29-Arts and Craft Day, 7/30- Water Day
During week 6 of virtual camp, campers will be making steam powered cars, participating in a spy academy training/challenge, create watercolor butterflies, use markers to customize a pair of sunglasses, make a foam creation, and color a water bottle and beach ball!
Week 7: 8/4-Dinosaur Day, 8/5- Desert Day, 8/6- Rainforest Day
During week 7 of virtual camp, campers will be learning about dinosaurs, drawing out their own dinosaur, doing a tissue paper craft, creating gimp keychains and slime, and learning about animals in the rainforest!
Week 8: 8/11 Music Day, 8/12- Superhero Day, 8/13- Pet Day
During week 8 of virtual camp, campers will be playing musical bingo, making wind chimes, creating a DIY comic book, coming up with a hero name, designing a cape, creating pet hats and portraits and doing dog trivia!
Week 9: 8/18- Party in the USA, 8/19- 80’s Day, 8/20- Sports Day
During week 9 of virtual camp, campers will be making gimp creations and summer themed scratch art, creating star origami, designing outfits from the 80's, playing a paddleball game, competing in sports trivia and designing their own soccer or dodge ball!
*All above activities are subject to change*
NOTE: Explorers Virtual Camp is not meant to be a child care option, only a child entertainment option. This is a separate program from Explorers Day Camp that is held at Mills Pond Park. The campers registered for Explorers Day Camp (non-virtual) will NOT be a part of virtual camp.
Fee: $10 per week | $75 all summer
Days: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday