Museum Adventure Camp

by Carrie Miller, Science & Technology Program Developer

Taking care of pioneer chores at camp.

Labor Day may mark the end of summer, but that doesn’t mean the adventures have to stop! I am so excited to be a part of the Indiana State Museum’s fall break Museum Adventure Camp in October! I know many advertisements use the slogan “there’s something for everyone” and, try as I might to find another expression for that same sentiment, I just can’t because it’s true at this camp! As a summer camp director, I was able to be a part of the Exploring Nature Camp and the Crime Scene Indiana State Museum Camp and while those are really cool camps, there were other awesome camps that I wasn’t able to be a part of. But with Museum Adventure Camp, it’s like I’ll be able to experience all seven weeks of summer camp in just one week of fall break! In designing this camp, I created a sort of “camp buffet” featuring five days worth of investigations, creativity, behind-the-scenes glimpses of the museum at work and much more — whew! I especially am looking forward to being able to switch from performing pioneer chores one day to preparing to muster into the Civil War army on another day and then helping to solve museum mysteries on another day. Because that’s what the camp week is all about — adventure. And every day will bring new adventures to campers in the form of “Oh’s, Ah’s and Ew’s!”

Camp registration is now open. Museum Adventure Camp is Oct. 8 through 12; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. and open to kids ages 9 to 12 years old. Before and after care is available for an additional charge. Space is limited, so call soon to reserve your child’s space in Museum Adventure Camp. For more information or to register, call 317.232.1637, and be prepared to have a great fall break!