This week’s blog is written by Jami Wood Emory, VP-Spartanburg, The Children’s Museum of the Upstate
Ready for a sense of normalcy this summer?! Imagine how our kids feel! We are lucky enough to live in a community with many educational (and fun!) summer camp opportunities. One of these, for our youngest learners, can be found at The Children’s Museum of the Upstate-Spartanburg on Magnolia Street.
Is your Little One Ready for Summer Fun?
TCMU-Spartanburg opened in May 2018 to focus on school readiness and practice developmental skills with children ages 6 and younger. Starting June 7th and running through the week of July 26th, TCMU-Spartanburg will offer weekly, half-day camp options for preschoolers. Our camps are designed to spark discovery, collaboration, creation, learning and fun, all while abiding by safety regulations regarding COVID-19.
From creating an art gallery, to exploring the ocean, to discovering dinosaurs, and where our food comes from- there is a camp week and theme for every child! Each week includes theme-related activities, hands-on museum play, STEM interactives, and trained program guides leading our campers on creative adventures. After a season of virtual learning, reduced socialization, and/or limited hands-on activities, TCMU-Spartanburg summer camps provide the perfect opportunity for children to continue learning and engaging throughout the summer months.
TCMU-Spartanburg summer camps wrap all the best parts of the museum and learning into weeklong, action-packed classes from 9am-12pm each day. Not only will children get free play in all our exhibits, but they’ll also get age-appropriate, unique programming delivered by trained museum staff, community guests, and local artists. For many children, this will be their first exposure to a summer camp environment and our team is prepared to offer an exceptional experience in a safe, clean facility.
Several safety measures will be in place for camps, including reduced class sizes and regular cleaning. All adults will be required to wear masks and temperatures will be taken for both campers and teachers prior to the start of camp each day. Campers will remain with their class throughout the duration of camp and museum capacity will be monitored during free play times.
All summer camp information is online, and registration is now open- visit www.tmcupstate.org/sburgcamps to sign up today!