Spark those curious minds and imaginations this summer at the Children’s Museum of Evansville (cMoe!) cMoe camps offer quality experiences and are led by certified teachers. In addition to the weekly themed activities, campers have daily exploration time in our museum. All full-day camps are available to children entering 1st-7th grade for the 2015-16 school year. To register, call (812) 464-2663, ext. 230!
STEAM City - June 1-5
Your mission: to design a modern, sustainable city of the future using your skills of STEAM - Science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Experiment as you try to harness a renewable energy source. See if you can build robots that can help your city run smoothly. Learn about architecture and build models of your city’s houses and roads. Find native plants to help your city stay green. Create events and a culture that will attract citizens to your new locale. The future of your town is in your hands!
Themes: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math
Art of this World! - June 8-12
Explore elements of art through awesome projects! Paint, draw, and sculpt, creating take-home projects while learning about famous art! Have you ever thought of painting with a balloon, or a leaf? Or who created the original “selfie”? Join us as we look for patterns in nature, and create our own motifs and tessellations. Work with your fellow camp artists to recreate a giant work of art. Create a flock of fantastic flying creatures! Let your imagination soar during this colorful week!
Themes: Art, Art history, Culture
B.A.T. Camp (Civic Theatre) - June 15-19
cMoe once again teams up with the Evansville Civic Theatre for Basic Actor Training (B.A.T.) Camp, where you’ll be a star! Practice voice projection, stage presence, miming, and more as you work with fellow campers to design, rehearse, and perform your very own play! The week is full of hands-on projects and hilarious games, and will end with a performance for the campers’ families. Join us for this drama-filled week - everyone has a part to play!
Themes: Theatre Arts, Literature, Music, Art
Camp Imagination (Tales & Scales) - June 22-27
Explore your creativity and become a “musicteller”! What’s a musicteller? We’re glad you asked! Join Tales & Scales artists as they teach you about being a captivating storyteller and the basics of theatre. You’ll practice music and creative moment through games and hands-on activities. Show off your musictelling abilities on the last day with a performance for your family! No prior experience is necessary - just your creativity and personality!
Themes: Music, Theatre Arts, Art
Wonderful Wizard World (Civic Theatre) - June 29-July 3
Join actors from Evansville Civic Theatre as they assume the roles of instructors from one of modern literature’s most infamous schools of wizardry! Create your own character, complete with a name and school! Design your own wand. Learn about invisibility cloaks (and is there such thing?), floating candles, owls, and all sorts of “spells” and magic! This camp will feature crafting and games galore and is sure to be a hit with your inner witch or wizard!
Themes: Literature, Art, Science, Theatre arts
When I Grow Up - July 6-10
What do you want to be - a doctor or firefighter? How about a veterinarian? Professional athlete? Chef or news reporter? Explore your career dreams this week! Learn how to give a check-up. Get tips for becoming a cartoonist. Learn what it takes to work at cMoe and design a new exhibit. Meet a stand-up comedian, local newscaster, and more! With guest speakers, field trips, projects, and more, you’ll leave the week ready to explore a whole world of new careers!
Themes: Science, Art, Engineering, Language Arts
cMoe Undercover - July 13-17
Who would dare sabotage cMoe’s beloved exhibits? That’s up to you to find out! Exhibit after exhibit keeps breaking down, and it seems that someone … or something … is behind it! To catch the criminal, you’ll have to become a forensic expert, learning all about fingerprinting, crime scenes, and more! Plus, you’ll get an all-access pass to a behind-the-scenes look at what makes cMoe tick. We’ll need all the help we can get to put the guilty party on trial!
Themes: Chemistry, Biology, Technology, Language Arts
Mad Science Lab - July 20-24
Grab the lab coat and glasses - it’s time to head to the mad science lab! Blow giant bubbles bigger than your head! Grow a garden - made of crystals! Play and paint with fizz and color as we study chemical reactions. Grow plant “hair” for a new friend! See amazing demonstrations by real scientists in our community! From soap clouds and slime to wacky inventions and a physics-defying teeter-totter, we’ll hypothesize and experiment with hands-on biology, chemistry, physics, and more!
Themes: Biology, Chemistry, Physics
Time Detectives - July 27-31
Pyramids and pirate ships, castles and cattle drives! Travel through time on the heels of the super-villain who’s been destroying history! Use your archaeology skills to discover the ins and outs of Trojan horses, Viking ships, the Great Wall of China, and more! Recover stolen artifacts, and recreate some of your own. Meet historic heroes who will send you clues along the way – it’s up to you to save the history of the world as we know it!
Themes: History, Culture, Art history, Engineering, Language Arts
Art Asks, Design Answers - August 3-7
Artists ask questions and designers answer, but who says you can’t be both? Learn color theory and line with outrageous projects as you become a graphic designer. Create sculptures using basic shapes to try out your architecture skills! Design a beautiful garden, then see it created in real life! Make a fashionable outfit for a duck or dino! Finally, design your dream cMoe gallery to practice interior design, and we’ll collect our ideas in an anthology to inspire future cMoe exhibits!
Themes: Art, Art history, Design, Engineering
Mini-CampsChildren ages 3-6 can experience camp in a safe, structured, FUN environment facilitated by experienced educators. Mini-camps run from 9 a.m.—12 p.m. and include hands-on activities, games, stories, a snack, and daily exploration time in the museum! Cost for the week is $50 for cMoe members, $60 for non-members.
Camp Imagination, Jr. - June 1-5
What’s a musicteller? We’re glad you asked! Join Tales & Scales artists as they teach you about telling stories through music and theatre. No prior experience is necessary - just your creativity and personality!
Art of this World, Jr. - June 8-12
Bring your smock – we’re ready to dive into some art! Explore a new element each day - color, line, shape, texture, and space. We’ll paint, draw, sculpt and more, and make plenty of take-home projects!
Dino-Mite! - June 15-19 ***SOLD OUT***
A week full of your favorite prehistoric pals! We’ll learn about herbivores and carnivores, dino defenses and camouflage, fossils, paleontology, dino babies, and more! No bones about it – this is a week not to miss!
Wild About Animals - July 6-10
Do you love furry or feathered friends? Or how about friends slimy or scaly? We’ll learn about animals, wild and domestic, during this hair-raising week. Learn about habitats, food chains, caring for pets, animal babies, and more! We’ll even meet a few real animal friends!
Tell Me a Story - July 13-17
Stories will come alive during this week of classic children’s books. We won’t just read stories – we’ll act them out, make stories of our own, play games, and make take-home projects! If you love to pretend, imagine, dream, and laugh, this is a week for you!
Mad Science Lab, Jr.- July 20-24 ***SOLD OUT***
Grab the lab coat and glasses - it’s time to head to the mad science lab! Blow giant bubbles bigger than your head! Play and paint with fizz and color. Grow plant “hair” for a new friend! From soap clouds and “gak”, we’ll hypothesize and experiment with hands-on biology, chemistry, life sciences, and more!
cMoe is also accepting applications for camp counselors and teen volunteer counselors. For more information on employment, click here. For more information on volunteering at camps or at cMoe in general, click here.