Summer Camp for a Day

  • Madison, NJ
  • Camp Type: Day, Family
  • Age of Campers: 4 - 12
  • Gender of Campers: Coed
  • Year Established: 1969

This is a basic camp listing: no contact information is provided.

FoodArt,  Tuesday, July 7th

Participants will tour the Museum’s Food for Thought exhibit to learn about Early American food preparation.  Then, using a variety of different foods, they will create art to “taste” with the eyes only!

 

Early American 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,  Wednesday, July 15th

Campers will learn how Early Americans didn’t waste a thing, reusing supplies efficiently.  Participants will create a variety of crafts from recycled materials.

 

A Taste of Jewelry,  Thursday, July 23rd

Participants will learn the craft of jewelry-making from staff jewelry craftswoman Kati Brower.  Campers will create designs for their jewelry and make several pieces of jewelry crafted from “found” objects brought in from home, and from different food items—apple and orange seeds, cinnamon sticks, dried pasta, beans, etc.

 

Textiles,  Tuesday, July 28th

Campers will take part in a variety of crafts and activities using fibers and fabric.  Using real lamb’s wool, participants will learn the old-time art of wool-felting, and make a felted toy to take home.  They will also view the Museum’s textiles on display, including old quilts, and work with quilt pieces.  Other activities will include fabric collages, and making dream pillows or catnip toys.

 

Found Treasures,  Wednesday, August 5th

Campers will learn to create art from “found” objects collected at the Museum, discovered on a walking tour (weather permitting), and brought in from home.  A variety of different artistic techniques will be presented, with lots of creative take-home crafts. 

 

Kitchen Camp,  Thursday, August 13th 

Participants will learn about Early American food preparation and cooking.  Starting with a tour of the exhibit Food for Thought, campers will see and handle many of the old-time equipment and utensils that our forefathers (and foremothers!) used in preparing daily meals. Other activities will include churning butter to eat, visiting our herb garden to select and grind herbs for their own herbal tea, making decorative rubbings from kitchen trivets, and making boy and girl figures from wooden spoons. 

 

Griffins, Gargoyles & Dragons,  Tuesday, August 18th

Campers will tour the Museum building to see the gargoyles on the roof, the griffin in the garden, and the dragon in the Main Gallery fireplace.  After learning about these mythological creatures, participants will take part in a variety of activities including, making dragons, recreating (kinesthetically) a dragon, and artistically rendering their own original mythological creatures. 

 

Early American 3 R’s: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle,  Wednesday, August 26th

Campers will learn how Early Americans didn’t waste a thing, reusing supplies efficiently.  Participants will create a variety of crafts from recycled materials. 

 

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