Winter Camp Week 2 – Day 2: New Year’s Eve PARRRRRR-TAY!

Today we had a parrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr-tay celebrating the New Year!  Our campers were great event planners, and helped decorate the room.  We also got to decorate party hats, make hula skirts, twisted balloon animals, and created spin art fireworks with glitter! We also made noise makers to take home, so they can ring in the new year with you!! 🙂

Stay tuned for more fun activities, and see you again next year! 🙂 Have a safe and happy New Year!

Winter Camp Session 2: DAY 1 !

With the new year approaching, we introduced our campers to the concept of TIME!  We got to make our own watches, and we decorated time capsules to put special treasures in to find or dig up in the future.  We also made our travel luggage and put all the things we need to time travel!  The best part of the day was when we worked together to build a HUGE time machine.  We added the most essential parts of a time machine, satellites, clocks, buttons, telescopes, storage compartments, and our campers reminded us all to make sure we “must wear seatbelts”! We even got the opportunity to travel into the future.

Join us for more fun activities at camp!

::COMING SOON::

Spring Camp &

Summer Camp Registration Opens in February!!!

Winter Camp Day 4: TRAVEL!

Many people are TRAVELing during this time of the year, so we wanted to learn about the different ways that people travel from one place to another.  We travel through riding a motorcycle, riding a bicycle, flying a plane, and traveling by boat.  We got to build really sophisticated commute systems for our marbles to roll through (this was inspired by Rube Goldberg)!  We also made space shuttles that hovered and flew throughout our wind tunnel.

We even had time for a little dance party with glow sticks! We hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend, stay tuned for more fun activities that we are doing in camp!

Fluff and Float!

During our 2nd day of Winter Camp, we fluffed and floated! We continued our investigation of snow and the feeling of fluffiness.  We created a magical mixture of shaving cream and glue that dries into a solid but still stays magically soft and fluffy!  We also observed ice bergs melting and attempted to create boats that float, but it was way more fun trying to keep our penguins afloat! Many of us also created our own fluffy texture collages that included felt pieces, sparkly gems, fabric squares, and even cotton balls that apparently “look like tater tots!”

Stay tuned for more Winter Camp activities and adventures!

Day 3 – FAMILY!

On the 3rd day of Winter Camp we talked about FAMILY!  We shared why we enjoy spending this special time of the year with our families, the different ways that we stay in touch with one another, and the importance of listening and building trust in relationships!  We learned about different ways people communicate and stay in touch with each other, near and far.  We decorated cups with strings to make telephones, we designed and drew special letters to be mailed, and we FaceTimed and Skyped across the room! Finally, we played a game that taught the challenging skill of listening.  Our campers were such great listeners and gave wonderful tips to help their friends find bean bags throughout the room!

What a wonderful and heartwarming day this was!  Stay tuned for more activities and adventures at Winter Camp!

Snow, Rain, and Vapor!

Yesterday was our first day of Winter Camp!  It was lovely seeing so many familiar and new faces.  The campers got introduced to 3 different stages of water: Snow, Rain, and Vapor!  We taught them a quick game with had them either become solid (freeze), liquid (move like a jelly fish in water), and vapor (make soft twinkling fog in the air).  They also got to melt crayons, color with oil pastels, and give penguins and polar bears a gel spa bath!

Stay tuned for more fun activities that we will be sharing from Winter Camp!  **There are very limited open spots available for next week so please email belinda at belinda@zimmermuseum.org if you would like a spot!**

Summer Camp Updates- Cosmic Creations, Day 4: Rockets

day 4 alka seltzer rockets day 4 monster blobsday 4 laser beams

Yesterday we counted down… 5, 4, 3, 2…. 1… and BLASTOFF!!! All of our Astronauts went through some really intense training to get themselves ready for more space adventures! They hopped through craters (hoola hoops), darted between laser moon beams (swinging pool noodles and string), quickly scurried across a hot surface (soft red mat) and crawled through our worm hole (barrel tunnel)! We also built our own toilet paper rockets and launched some other rockets! You can create your own alka seltzer rockets with a plastic film canister, alka seltzer tablets and water.

And of course while in space, we can’t forget all the creatures and monsters we come across! So we made alien monster blobs with plenty of eyeballs!