Summer Day Camps At The Museum

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)–Enrollment is now open for summer day camps for kids ages 7 to 12 at the San Bernardino County Museum in Redlands. Sessions are from 8:30am to 2:30pm, and the cost is $155 per person per week ($135 for museum members).

Growing Up Serrano: June 20 to 24, or July 25 to 29.

Experience many of the traditional activities of our local Serrano Indians, including children’s toys and games, tool-making, hunting skills, food, clothing, houses, trading, basket-weaving, and stories. Campers will be able to bring home tools, toys, and materials used during camp at the end of the session. Families are invited to attend a camp “pow-wow” on Friday from 1:30 to 2:30pm.

More Animals Around Us: June 27 to July 1

Explore the diversity of animal life in our urban environment. Which animals like to live near humans and which avoid us? Which animals make good pets and which don’t? Campers will meet some local residents up close and observe other from a distance. On Friday from 1:30 to 2:30pm, the families of campers are invited to attend a “Celebration of Animals.”

Playing With History: July 11 to 15

Did kids have fun 500 years ago? Was it different 200 or even 100 years ago? Learn about the first people who lived here and the Spanish and American settlers who expanded into this area. Find out how your grandparents lived in the 20th century. At the end of the week, campers’ families will join campers from 1:30 to 2:30pm for a “Historic Celebration.”

Art and Nature: July 18 to 22

Art is all around us, especially in the world of nature. Campers will study nature closely and learn about color, line, patterns, and more. Nature will be the inspiration, and provide materials for some artworks. At 1:30pm on Friday, the families of campers are invited to attend an “Artists’ Reception” to share art that their young artists have produced.

Grandma’s Attic: July 6, 7, and 8

A half-day summer camp is available for children ages 4 to 7 accompanied by an adult. This three-day mini camp will take campers into a simpler time, when kids made their own fun and imagination ruled. Children and their special adults will gather in the imaginary attic to play with old-fashioned toys and games together, learn about animals, and more. Each parent, grandparent, or adult may bring up to three children to the camp and play alongside with them. The cost is $75 per child and $65 for museum members. Adults are free.

Campers must come dressed in comfortable clothing and closed-toe shoes—sandals or flip-flops are not allowed. Food and beverages are not provided, so campers must bring their own lunch and snacks. For more information or to make reservation, call (909) 307-2669 ext. 256 or 271. Summer day camp application forms are available at the museum or the museum’s website

The San Bernardino County Museum is at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities. If assistive listening devices or other auxiliary aids are needed in order to participate in museum exhibits or programs, requests should be made through Museum Visitor Services at least three business days prior to your visit. Visitor Services’ telephone number is (909) 307-2669 ext. 229 or TDD (909) 792-1462.

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