I spent my childhood summers running around the neighborhood getting into trouble. It was nothing serious, usually. Just riding bikes, neighborhood wide water-gun fights, and the occasional lighting of things on fire. It was all harmless fun.
But I wish my parents had loved me enough to enroll me in a cool summer camp where I could learn about natural science through hands-on exploration.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University offers such a program. The Academy Explorers Camp for is open to children ages 5 to 12. The program runs weekdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from July 8 to August 23. Each week campers explore different natural science themes:
- Magnificent Mammals
- Diggin’ Dinosaurs
- Inside Out
- Ancient Animals
- Sea Monsters
- Buzzin’ Bugs
- Rainforest Roundup
Families can sign up their little explorers for as few or as many weeks as they like. Each week is $295 per camper per week for Academy members and $335 for nonmembers. Before camp care and after camp care is available for an extra fee.
For more details and registration information check out the Academy’s website.