Summer Camp 2013
We have created a whole new summer camp experience for your young child. Designed as a “first summer camp experience” for children ages 4-6, our new half-day camps feature the fun of a traditional camp experience while encouraging the development of critical learning skills.
MHCM summer camp is open to children ages 4 - 6 as of June 30, 2013.
MHCM Summer Camp is Different!
It is well documented that children who engage in early experiences that encourage the development of language skills, reasoning, problem solving, social skills, behavior and emotional health perform far better once they enter school than those who do not.
With this in mind, we designed our camp to be lively and fun … AND to support the development of these important skills!
Our themed learning camps packed with hands-on activities that offer age-appropriate introductions to nature, the human body, art, and science, while also encouraging development across these five distinct but connected domains that are used as indicators to assess a child’s readiness for school:
Each half-day session combines fun and games with interactive learning activities, music, crafts, visits from special presenters, and museum exploration. Our camp takes place in the museum and in our outdoor pavilion overlooking the beautiful Hudson River!
Camp sessions are limited to 24 children.
4 - 5 year olds9:30 am – 12:00 noon
Extended Care Available * Noon – 12:30 PM
5 – 6 year olds1:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Extended Care Available * 3:30 PM – 4:00 PM
Camp hours are 9:30 AM - noon for the morning session, and 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM for the afternoon session. Drop off for the morning session is 9:15 AM – 9:30 AM, and 12:45 PM – 1:00 PM for the afternoon session. Pick up is at noon and 3:30 PM sharp.
Extended care is available for an additional fee. Pre-registration is required. We reserve the right to cancel after-camp care if the minimum number of participants is not met.
Snack time will occur every day. Campers need to bring snack from home that does not need refrigeration or heating. Depending on the weather and the day’s activities, we may eat snack in the museum, the pavilion or next door in the park.
Led by camp director and MHCM museum educator, Terese Giammarco, our dedicated camp staff brings many years of experience creating and delivering engaging camp activities for young children. Our sessions are kept small to encourage the fostering of relationships between campers and counselors. All counselors are first-aid certified. Camper to counselor ratio is 8:1.