Wee Explorations Camp

Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 8:45am - 2:30pm
Wee Explorations Camp

Have FUN this Fall!

3 days a week
For children ages 3-5

*Must be potty trained*

TIMES:

Drop-off and Pickup times will be staggered. Your group time will be assigned and emailed the week prior to camp. 

Group 1:
Drop-Off: 8:45 am- 9am
Pickup:  2 pm – 2:15 pm

Group 2:
Drop-Off: 9 am – 9:15 am
Pickup:  2:15 pm – 2:30 pm

9 weeks of 9 different explorations for your wee ones!  Register for 1, 2, 3...or all weeks!

Every week will include themed Explorations through: 

  • Art, Science, and Cooking Projects
  • Early STEM and Literacy activities
  • Interactive Storytime with music and movement
  • Indoor and Outdoor playtime

Books, songs & sensory items will reflect the weekly theme!

*STRUCTURE*:

The Santa Fe Children's Museum has reorganized the way in which camp will be administered following    
New Mexico's COVID-19 safety and cleaning guidelines as determined by NM DOH and CDC to ensure the health and safety of all campers and staff.

  • 10 Children: 1 Adult ratio
  • Campers must be local residents or live within a 50 mile radius.
  • Drop-off/pickup times will be staggered.
  • If grouped, children will be in the same group and with the same staff member each day.
  • Each group will be in their own classrooms practicing physical distancing of six feet apart and not intermingle with the other groups (unless from same household).
  • All children are required to bring and wear their own face covering at all times, except when eating.
  • Physical distancing  of at least 6 ft apart will be enforced.
  • COVID-screening and temperature checks will take place upon arrival each day.

Materials & Personal Property

  • Each child/household will have their own personal “project bucket" of supplies for the activities and "exhibit box" of toys to use for the week.  
  • Campers bring their own lunch and two snacks. 
  • Supplies will not be shared and personal lunches will stay a part from others.
  • Personal water bottles are allowed. 

Download 2020 Wee Explorations Guide 

Register for as many weeks as you'd like!

Week 1: EarthWorks Explorations (9/15 -9/17)
Find veggies in the Museum Garden, make a bird feeder for fall, and do a seed investigation. This week is inspired by nature!

Week 2: Silly Solar Explorations (9/22 - 9/24)
Using the sun and science as your teacher- Make silly face pizzas in our solar ovens, design your own sunprint, and build a sundial that really tells time!

Week 3: Artsy Autumn Explorations (9/29 - 10/1)
Jump into the colors of fall! Make art from leaves, practice your letters with a stick alphabet, and conduct colorful science experiments. 

Week 4: Shadow Play Explorations (10/6 - 10/8)
Dance to your shadow and play with puppets. Draw at different times of the day to see how your shadow changes, shine a light on your favorite storybook character, and conduct experiments with the lights off!

Week 5: Dr. Bones-Super Skeleton Explorations (10/13 - 10/15)
Build a skeleton from Q-Tips, make bones from bread, and make your funny bone laugh out loud with great books and games to learn about your body.

Week 6: Creepy Crawlies Explorations (10/20 - 10/22)
Eeek! Is that a spider or your hat? This week little ones will have fun digging for worms, making snacks that look alive, and weave their own colorful webs.

Week 7: Pumpkin Power! Explorations (10/ 27 - 10/29)
Celebrate the power of our friend, the Great Pumpkin! Make pumpkin flubber, roast pumpkin seeds and carve a jack-o-lantern to take home.

Week 8: Dia de Muertos/ Day of the Dead Explorations (11/3 - 11/5)
Honor your family as we decorate sugar skulls, design masks and explore bilingual storytime. 

Week 9: Transportation Explorations (11/10-11/12)
Go, go, go! Learn about things that go vroom and zoom! Paint with tires, experiment with magnet trains, and design the perfect paper plane.

REGISTER FOR WEE EXPLORATIONS CAMP!

Is the week you want full?  Get on our >> WAITING LIST <<

Help a child attend camp & donate to our Camp Scholarship Fund 


Camp Refund Policy:
All registrations canceled one week prior to camp will be fully refunded. Refunds of any kind are unavailable for cancellations with less than a week's notice. Prorated refunds will be granted to any child & their camp group in case of a closure due to illness.

Resources:

If finances are an issue: Apply for a Camp Scholarship 

If you are experiencing challenges due to COVID-19 in maintaining safe and secure housing, nutritional food, reliable utilities and transportation and access to health insurance, resources may be available at santafenm.gov/connect or sharenm.org.

Upcoming Dates:

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 8:45am - 2:30pm
  • Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 8:45am - 2:30pm
  • Tuesday, October 27, 2020 at 8:45am - 2:30pm
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 8:45am - 2:30pm
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 8:45am - 2:30pm