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Shell Museum announces summer camp program

By Staff | Apr 17, 2009

Last summer the Shell Museum launched its first summer camp program. Based on attendance, feedback from the local community and inquiries from island lodgings, the Shell Museum has decided to host a summer camp program again this year. “I’m very excited about establishing the Museum as a summer learning center and developing new programming based on the needs of the local community and seasonal guests,” said Diane Orvis-Thomas, the Museum’s new Public Programs Specialist. Anyone interested in additional information or registering their children, call Orvis-Thomas at 395-2233.

Shell Museum Summer Camp Schedule

June 15-19th Puppet Theater at Camp Mollusk-

This summer you can become a puppet master and designer as we make sock, paper bag, and creature on a stick puppets for our Mollusk friends. Campers will participate in script writing of their favorite mollusk puppet adventure and a live performance to culminate the camp week.

Ages: 6-12 Cost: $125 Time: 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m.

June 22-26 Sea Life Adventure Camp

Learn about Sea Turtles, Manatees, Dolphins, Whales, and our Special Mollusks. Create and Paint your own sea creature. Make your own Sea Creature book to share with family and friends.

Ages: 5-7 Cost: $60 Time: 9 – 11:30 a.m.

July 6-10, and 13-17 Lights, Camera, Mollusks – With Educator and Media Specialist,

Michael Chessnoe

Learn about film making; how to shoot video, how to become a reporter, news anchor, or actor. Learn about mollusks too. Campers will create story boards, practice public speaking, acquire production skills including sound, lighting, still photography and video film making The final project will involve creating a 15-20 minute documentary on Mollusks.

Ages: 9-12 Cost: $250 Time: 9 a.m. 3:30 p.m.

August 3-7 Mollusk Cartoon Camp- With Cartoonist, Dave Horton

Campers will learn how to draw cartoon characters as they learn about Florida’s Resident Mollusks. Culminating projects: Create a Cartoon Strip or Accordion Book to share with parents and fellow campers.

Ages: 6-12 Cost: $60 Time: 9 -11:30 a.m.