July 3 to August 24, 2017
*Registration starts Monday, May 15th and operates on a first come, first served basis.
WHAM’s summer camp program aims to inspire, educate and challenge our campers through fun and creative hands-on learning. Our dedicated and supportive staff integrates education of local history, the museum collection and community involvement into the daily activities of the program. Camp is organized into theme weeks incorporating a variety of topics, guests and field trips. Register for a day or the entire week!
Camp runs from Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for children 5 to 11 years of age. Cost is $27.00 per child (extra fees may be required for trip days).
WHAM also offers Extended Camp Care from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. for an additional $5.00 per day, per child.
Camp days follow a school-based structure with two nutrition breaks.
Raiders of the Lost Artifacts – July 3 – 7
Summer kicks off with a history-themed week! Campers will dig through time to explore how our ancestors and mammals once lived in Norfolk. Learn the tricks of the trade from archaeology, paleontology and conservation with special guests and some amazing hands-on learning.
Fear Factor Week – July 10 – 14
Get your gross-out goggles on for this week! Challenges through food, insect and reptile exploration and outdoor endurance activities will have campers testing their limits. We’ll get our hands dirty in the kitchen and out on Waterford’s incredible Heritage Trails.
WHAM’s Got Talent! – July 17 – 21
Think you have what it takes to see your name in lights? This week we showcase our talents of all kinds through music, creative movement, drama and more! Learn what it takes to be a triple threat in Hollywood North.
Holidays Everyday – July 24 – 28
Learn about holiday traditions from around the world through celebrations, food, decorations and more! Campers will spend time appreciating traditions of the past while learning about modern festivities of all cultures with a different holiday each day.
Let’s do the Time-warp Again! – July 31 – August 4
Hold on to your seats as we fly through time! We’ll visit a different decade every day of the week as we go from the 1920s – 1960s to explore the past. Everything from dance and clothing, to cartoons and sports of yesteryears will have campers walking down memory-lane.
Around the World – August 14 – 18
Food, glorious food! We’ll indulge in treats from around the world this week as we explore new countries and cultures. Campers will also create their own passports for exploration of their imaginary countries where kids rule the world!
Summer Fiesta! – August 21 – *Thursday, August 24
It’s the end of camp and that means it’s celebration time! Get your bathing suits ready for this week-long party. We’ll be revisiting some of our most popular activities from past camp weeks and special projects designed by WHAM’s own Youth Volunteers.
Night at the Museum – August 25 – 26
Spend the entire night at WHAM! This hugely popular event, now in its 9th year, is a perfect way to end the summer holiday. Participants spend the evening under the stars with camp fire adventures, stories, and marshmallow treats, followed by popcorn and movies on WHAM’s indoor big screen.
Night at the Museum starts at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, August 25 with pickup at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 26.
Cost is $35 per child – for youth ages 5 to 11 years