Kids

Updated: July 9, 2020

Imagination Station Offers Virtual & On-Site Camps

Summer camps are back and better than ever at Imagination Station. Beginning in July, campers ages 6-13 will join counselors at the science center for brand new programs designed to inspire creativity and challenge and expand growing minds. 

Super Splatter Science: Mega Messy Mash-Up

July 13-17; July 20-24 – Who’s ready for the super-splatteriest summer ever? Counselors have combined all of their favorite ooey-gooey, majorly messy science experiments into one spectacular camp. From slime to rockets and foam to fizzing, campers are sure to have a messy good time. 

Make. Code. Create.

July 27-31; August 3-7; August 10-14 – Curious minds want to know … how the science center builds its exhibits. During a week full of creativity, construction and fun, campers will explore circuitry, make parts move and code robots and microbits. Then, they will use everything that they learned to create an exhibit prototype.

Camp Code! Virtual!

July 13-17; July 20-24 – Camp Code! is a camp like no other at Imagination Station. The digital series teaches campers to program their own games, interactive stories and animations. All you need is a computer, internet connection and your imagination.

New to camping virtually? Counselors are, too. This unique experience will connect campers and counselors and provide a space to learn, connect and share as a group. Campers are expected to create, on their own, following group instruction.

Campers will begin their day interacting virtually with each other and Imagination Station’s camp counselors for 90 minutes before tackling their daily design. 

Join Imagination Station on those hot summer days for some extremely cool science. Log on to imaginationstationtoledo.org to register today. 

Virtual Camp-To-Go! Offered For Youths

Erie Shores Council is offering Camp-To-Go! – an interactive virtual day camp for Cub Scouts and non-Scouts ages 5-10. 

All campers need is an electronic device with internet access and a small list of supplies, including scissors, glue, crayons and markers. Everything else is provided in the kit.

The Camp-To-Go! experience includes four hours of daily programming with a mixture of live, on-demand and self-guided activities delivered through Google Classroom. Topics include nature, camping, games, health and safety, Scout skills, STEM and more. There will be four weeklong sessions of Camp-To-Go! – each with unique content tailored to the camper’s age group.

• Week 4: July 13-17.

Registration for each week is $65.00 per camper, with discounts available for multiple weeks and siblings. Each camp session includes:

• A minimum of 15 activities. 

• Age-specific virtual den meetings with friends.

• Five “live” virtual activities (root beer cantina, games, campfire).

• Supplies needed for activities (included in kit).

• Special access to Camp Miakonda for individual family-only hikes and adventures.

• Exclusive access to Camp-to-Go! Shooting Sports Day when Camp Miakonda reopens.

• Camp-To-Go! T-shirt, patch and reusable grocery bag.

• Camp-To-Go! color-changing cup for the virtual root beer cantina.

The goal of Camp-To-Go! is to keep kids connected to the outdoors, help them stay connected to each other, provide enrichment activities that are vital to their development and – most importantly – have fun.

Learn more or register online at ErieShoresCouncil.org/VCDC.

Planetarium Presents Dome From Home Club

The Lourdes University Appold Planetarium presents the Dome From Home Club. Members will experience a new show every week right from home. Nothing can really compare with the immersive experience of traveling through space in the Appold Planetarium, but watching a version formatted for your flat screen at home is the next best thing.

“The Dome From Home Club is a new STEM education offering made available free to the public because of the COVID-19 pandemic. We want to continue to educate and encourage curiosity, despite the restrictions created by this pandemic,” explained Laura Megeath, coordinator of the Appold Planetarium.

The club is free. For more information or to sign up, visit www.lourdes.edu/outreach/appold-planetarium.

Old Farmer’s Almanac Launches Website For Kids

For kids at home, the Old Farmer’s Almanac has launched a kids’ website with free stories and fun projects like Plant a Grocery Garden, the Reasons for the Seasons, Make Every Day Special and Springtime Fun Around the World. 

Straight from the pages of the Almanac for Kids, these articles and activities, and many more like them, keep spirits high and young minds engaged, entertained and learning. Visit www.almanac.com and click on “Kids.”

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