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The following article was posted on May 14th, 2014, in the Santa Maria Sun - Volume 15, Issue 10 [ Submit a Story ]
The following articles were printed from Santa Maria Sun [santamariasun.com] - Volume 15, Issue 10

Discovery Corner: Summer camps are heating up

BY ERIN KINIRY

Fun, excitement, and hands-on learning experiences are heating up here at the Discovery Museum! As summer quickly approaches, we couldn’t be more thrilled to announce our three super cool summer camps for hot summer days!

Crazy Critter Camp is a three-day camp designed for families that want a short but fun camp experience for their little ones, aged 7 to 10. The camp runs from July 10 to 12, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Children will learn about, touch, and interact with real constrictors, lizards, turtles, and tortoises on a daily basis. Hosted by Kevin Hasenfus of Prehistoric Parties, this camp offers close encounters of an unfamiliar kind and is sure to keep the kids wide-eyed and on their toes!

Cub Reporter Camp is an original week-long introduction to journalism designed for ages 8 to 12, July 16 to 20, 1 to 5 p.m. This is an in-depth and hands-on journalism experience where campers will learn about and practice their creative writing, photography, and artistic skills to produce an original magazine. Hosted by Amy Asman, managing editor of the Sun, these lucky students will leave camp with a feeling of real accomplishment, a heavy dose of professional confidence, and an appreciation for honest and thought-provoking reporting.

Safety Town, a week-long nationally recognized program, runs from July 21 to 25 from 9 a.m. to noon and is designed for ages 4 to 7. This comprehensive program teaches the fundamentals of fire, traffic, animal, stranger, earthquake, and household safety. With daily visits from real fire fighters, police officers, and animals, this camp packs a punch with nonstop action and role playing!

All camps take place at the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum. Sign up online at smvdiscoverymuseum.org or at the museum. For camp questions, call 928-8414 or email erin@smvdiscoverymuseum.org.

The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. Check out our Facebook page at smvdiscoverymuseum for daily tips on fun things to do with your kids.

Erin Kiniry, program coordinator for the Santa Maria Valley Discovery Museum, wrote this week’s Discovery Corner, a weekly column in the Sun highlighting events, science activities, and more for the museum at 705 S. McClelland in Santa Maria. Send comments to discoverycorner@santamariasun.com.