published Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Creative Discovery Museum Camps!

March into Spring Break with Creative Discovery Museum’s

“Good For You” Camp

March 21-March 25; 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Kindergarten – 5th grade

Registration Now Open!

Kids can sign up for a healthy helping of fun at Creative Discovery Museum’s “Good For You” Spring Break Camp. This camp for Kindergarten through 5th graders gives children an exclusive experience with the Museum’s own “Good For You: Healthy Fun on the Run” exhibit.

Campers will spend time in the Museum before it opens and interact with our experienced staff as they participate in fun-filled themed activities. A special field trip to Crabtree Farms will highlight the week.

Camp activities include:

Cooking fun and healthy recipes in the Culinary Corner

Gardening on the Rooftop container gardens

Planting seeds for campers’ own home grown fun.

Reservations are required for this program and payment is due upon registration. Visit www.cdmfun.org for more information or call Nancy at (423) 648-6045 or Beth at (423) 648-6040 to register.

Summer Camp Builds Imagination through Exploration at

Creative Discovery Museum

Registration Open!

From Bob the Builder™ and fascinating science to fairy tales and traveling the world, Summer Camp at Creative Discovery Museum offers a variety of themes, lessons, and excitement for ages 4 - 5 and children in Kindergarten through 5th grade. The Museum’s knowledgeable staff provides safe, fun-filled experiences that are ideal for first time or repeat campers.

“We plan activities around topics that are timely and fun for kids of all ages,” states Lynne Mulligan, Creative Discovery Museum’s Program Manager. “The kids also really enjoy getting to know our staff and making friends.”

Half-day camps are available for 4 and 5 year olds, providing a great first-time camp experience. Museum staff ensures a safe, fun environment with Museum play, theme-related crafts, cooking lessons in the Culinary Corner, and a variety of activities that relate to the camp’s individual theme.

Each full-day camp experience will include a field trip relating to a theme, cooking lessons in Culinary Corner, theme-related crafts, and exclusive time spent in the Museum. Themed projects and activities make each week an entirely new experience.

“We get so many repeat campers that it’s like seeing family coming back time after time,” continues Ms. Mulligan. “Many of our Educators have been working at the Museum for several years and look forward to seeing the kids they know come back and forming relationships with new campers, as well.”

Half-day opportunities for Summer 2011 include:

Ages 4 and 5

Half-day Camps meet from 9 a.m. - noon OR 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Bob the Builder™: June 6 – June 10

Campers will spend time in the special traveling exhibit, Bob the Builder™, featured during the summer at Creative Discovery Museum. Campers will explore the exhibit and try their hand at a little construction of their own while building team work and math skills.

Fairy Tales: June 13 – June 17

Explore favorite fairy tales first hand with magical crafts and activities. Campers can be like “Jack” and plant their own beanstalk. They can learn the Three Little Pigs building secrets and make their own “pigs in a blanket”. This camp also includes a lesson in basket weaving, so kids can make their own basket to take to Grandma’s house just like Little Red Riding Hood!

Full day opportunities for Summer 2011 include:

Kindergarten – 2nd grade

Full-day camps meet from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Fairy Tales: June 20 – June 24

Explore favorite fairy tales first hand with magical crafts and activities. Campers can be like “Jack” and plant their own beanstalk. They can learn the Three Little Pigs building secrets and make their own “pigs in a blanket”. This camp also includes a lesson in basket weaving, so kids can make their own basket to take to Grandma’s house just like Little Red Riding Hood!

Around the World with Creative Discovery Museum: June 27 – July 1

Campers will traverse the globe learning about different countries, making and wearing clothing from around the world, learning new words in foreign languages, creating cultural meals and playing traditional games from other lands.

Magic School Bus: July 11 – July 15

Kids’ imaginations will hop on board the Magic School Bus and fill days with fun topics featuring outer space, traveling to the time of the dinosaurs, and other scientific adventures.

3rd – 5th grade

Full-day camps meet from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Campers in the Kitchen: June 20 – June 24

Campers will spend lots of time in the Museum’s Culinary Corner expanding their culinary skills. Guest chefs will be on hand to teach their special recipes and cooking techniques.

Around the World with Creative Discovery Museum: June 27 – July 1

Campers will traverse the globe learning about different countries, making and wearing clothing from around the world, learning new words in foreign languages, creating cultural meals and playing traditional games from other lands.

Camp X: Explosions, Experiments & Other Exciting Explorations: July 11– July 15

Campers will become scientists as they form hypotheses, perform experiments, and work together to explore the exciting world of science. Children will experience science demonstrations such as Shock Theater, What’s the Matter, Wonder by Thunder and more!

Reservations for Summer Camp 2011 at Creative Discovery Museum may be made by calling Nancy at (423) 648-6045 or Beth at (423) 648-6040. For more information visit www.cdmfun.org or call the Museum at (423) 756-2738.

About Creative Discovery Museum

Creative Discovery Museum is open Mon-Sat: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun: noon-5 p.m. 321 Chestnut Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402. Creative Discovery Museum is recognized as one of the top children’s museums in the nation. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to educational enrichment for children age’s 4-months to 12-years-old through interactive, hands-on experiences that foster creative and critical thinking. Creative Discovery Museum focuses on a broad range of areas encompassed by Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Technology and the Sciences. In addition to its exhibits, Creative Discovery Museum provides local residents and visitors with special events, educational programming, teacher resources for the classroom, field trips, after school programming, early childhood education classes, artist residencies, camps, art lessons, science demonstrations, and a branch of the local library. Creative Discovery Museum is a funded agency of Allied Arts and Tennessee Arts Commission and the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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