Summer Camps 2014

Summer Camp 2014

The University Museum is excited to announce its 2014 schedule of fun-filled summer camps for children. Children will travel back in time, journey to far away lands, and create art inspired by their local surroundings in these exciting and educational camps inspired by the Museum’s collections. Returning camper? —the projects in every camp will be new, so join us again!

Cost of each weeklong camp: $50 per participant for Museum Members at the Family level and above $80 per participant for non-members

All supplies and snacks are included in the cost. Space is limited, so sign up today! Download the form here or come by the Museum to get a copy. Submit the form and payment to the Museum front desk. You will receive a confirmation email for your enrollment. Contact Emily Dean, Curator of Education, at 662.915.7205 or if you have any questions.


For Children Entering Grades 1-5:

Art and the Great Outdoors
June 9-13, 2014 9 a.m.-noon
Explore nature along the Baileys Woods trail, view famous landscape paintings, and create art inspired by the beauty of the great outdoors all in this fun camp.

Ancient Civilizations Camp
June 16-20, 2014 9 a.m.-noon
Time travel to explore the art within the ruins of the Greek city of Olynthos and Roman ruins, encounter ancient Chinese culture, and create art inspired by the tribal traditions of centuries ago in Africa. This popular camp is back with all-new activities!

Innovation Station
June 23-27, 2014 9 a.m.-noon
Participants will view 19th century scientific instruments, experiment with new artistic mediums, and stretch their creativity in making new inventions.

Modern Marvels- This camp is FULL
July 7-11, 2014 9 a.m.-noon
We’ve learned about the ancient world, now it’s time to see what modern artists are up to today! Children in this camp will create modern masterpieces inspired by today’s top artists!

Myths, Monsters, and Far Away Lands- This camp is FULL
July 14-18, 2014 9 a.m.-noon
Have you ever wanted to meet a Chinese dragon, defeat the Nemean Lion, or travel across the ocean in a submarine? In this camp we will be creating art inspired by mythical creatures, fantastical stories, and cultures from all over the world.

Off the Page: 3D Art! 
July 28- August 1, 2014 9 a.m.-noon
It’s time to put away that pencil and start building. In this camp we will be inspired by rarely seen 3D objects from the Museum’s collections to create 3D art using a variety of different mediums.


For Children in Preschool and Entering Kindergarten:

Meet me at the Museum! Mini Masters Summer Camp
July 21-25, 2014 9 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
For Ages 3-5 and a Grown-up*
Get the young ones ready to head back to preschool or kindergarten by making art with their new friends inspired by toddler stories and art from the Museum’s collections!
*Due to UM policies children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult. Coffee and snacks will be provided for grown ups!

chinese_hatFor Children Entering Grades 6-8

All About Art: Middle School Edition
July 21-25, 2014 1 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Experiment with drawing, illustrating, painting, sculpture, and more in this fun-filled week of art inspired by Museum collections and exhibitions. All levels of experience are welcome and all activities will be new.