Registration is now open for San Bernardino County Museum summer day camps, this year under the theme “Summer Adventures.” Seven week-long sessions are scheduled, starting in mid-June and continuing through July into August. Advance registration is required; campers must have completed first grade and be from 7 to 12 years old. In addition to the formal summer camp sessions, the museum’s education division has planned drop-in activities from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays for museum visitors of all ages. Drop-in activities are included with museum admission.
“Come join us for your summer adventure,” said Jolene Redvale, the museum’s curator of education, “as we build, investigate, encounter, design, sample, challenge, play, explore, dig, learn, observe, create and above all, have fun.” Each camp session is five days long, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $155.00 per week of camp; children of Museum Association members may enroll for $135.00 per week. Limited scholarships are available by application.
“Banish Boredom” during Session 1 (June 15 to 19) and Session 2 (June 22 to 26). Participants will learn ways of spending free time with cooperative activities, problem-solving, creative expression, and physical activity.
“Let Your Imagination Rule” during Session 3 (July 6 to 10). Participants will enjoy free expression in the arts of design and invention.
“Under your Feet, Over your Head, and in the Far Beyond” in Session 4 (July 13 to 17) and Session 5 (July 20 to 24) lets participants discover that living things are all around, from the soil under our feet to the depths of outer space.
“Animals Around Us” during Session 6 (July 27 to 31) and Session 7 (August 3 to 7) is packed with animal encounters, observation, data collection, and analysis.
Registration forms are available at the museum or on-line at www.sbcounty.gov/museum
. Enrollment deadlines are five days before the start of each session. For more information, contact the education division at (909) 798-8611.
Summer Adventures and the County Museum’s other exciting events and exhibits reflect the effort by the Board of Supervisors to achieve the Countywide Vision by celebrating arts, culture, and education in the county, creating quality of life for residents and visitors. Summer Camps are supported in part by the San Bernardino County Museum Association and a generous donation from Johnnie Ann Ralph.
The San Bernardino County Museum is at 2024 Orange Tree Lane, at the California Street exit from Interstate 10 in Redlands. The museum is open Tuesdays through Sundays from 9 am to 5pm. General admission is $10 (adult), $8 (military or senior), $7 (student), and $5 (child aged 5 to 12). Children under five and Museum Association members are admitted free. Parking is free. For more information, visit www.sbcountymuseum.org. The museum is accessible to persons with disabilities.