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Camp Dates: June 15 – August 14, 2015
Camp Times: 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Extended Care:
Before Care: 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.
After Care: 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Spring Camps are still available! March 16-20.

Participant Ages: Completed K-8th Grade (6th-8th grade camps Weeks 2, 4, 6, & 7 ONLY)
*Register your child for the grade level they will have completed as of June 2015.

Cost of Camp: $156 for MOSH Members / $195 for Non-Members

Cost of Extended Care: $10 per child per day. Please select all applicable dates when registering.


In order to reserve a spot for your child in camp payment must be made ahead of time. Once a camp is full no further tickets will be available for purchase. Please contact the MOSH reservationsist at 904-396-6674 x 226 to place your name on the waiting list for a particular camp.
Refund Policy: Cancellations made at least two weeks prior to the event are eligible to be rescheduled or refunded, cancellations made with less than 2 weeks notice are eligible to be rescheduled but no refunds will be given and no credit or refunds will be given for no shows/no calls.

Kindergarten and 1st Grade Camps

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Week 1:  June 15 – 19

Dr. Seuss

How many books of his have you read? One? Two? Maybe Three? If it’s more, you’re like MOSH—Dr. Seuss crazy!  Join our week of camp to explore, read and bring to life the world of Dr. Seuss!


Week 2:  June 22 – 26

Pirate and Princess Camp

Avast ye mateys! Take a voyage through MOSH as we learn about the world of real and make-believe pirates and princesses. Hoist the sails and make your own tiara, and walk the plank…if you dare!


Week 3:  June 29 – July 3

LEGO Mania

Campers will use their creativity to create amazing structures, work together to complete challenges and learn new ways to use their favorite plastic bricks all while developing their hand-eye coordination and building confidence!


Week 4:  July 6 – July 10

Puppet Palooza

Have you ever wanted to become a puppet master? Campers will use their own creativity, imaginations and unique personalities to bring their own puppet characters to life.


Week 5:  July 13 – July 17

Dinosaurs

Campers will dig up dinosaur facts during this week of camp as they learn about some of the largest and smallest lizards to roam earth.  Campers will also get an up-close look at MOSH’s summer exhibit, Dinosaurs Unearthed!


Week 6:  July 20 – July 24

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Are you game for an adventure?  Join MOSH for a fun journey to discover the past, present and future of transportation by air, rail and road.


Week 7:  July 27 – July 31

Last Chance for LEGOs

This week of camp will focus on team-building activities with LEGOs.  From the tallest tower to the fastest car, your camper will put their building skills to the test and work with other group members to complete challenges using only their imaginations and LEGOs!


Week 8:  August 3 – August 7

Space Camp: Astronauts

3…2…1…Buckle up for this planetary adventure!  Campers will tour our solar system, learn about space travel and more before heading to Kennedy Space Center on their last day of camp.


Week 9:  August 10 – August 14

St. Johns River Week

Join MOSH and the St. Johns Riverkeeper to discover the world beneath the St. Johns River!  Through experiments, games, and crafts, campers will discover the marine creatures who call the river home and will wrap up their week of learning with a boat ride to explore the St. Johns River!


2nd and 3rd Grade Camps

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Week 1:  June 15 – June 19

Mission Possible

Calling all secret agents!  Campers will undergo MOSH’s secret agent training to uncover the science behind top secret missions as they develop disguises and uncover clues to crack the case!


Week 2:  June 22 – June 26

Mummies

Get ready to walk like an Egyptian as you travel back in time to experience the culture and customs of the ancient Egyptians.  Along their expedition, campers will learn about the mummification process, hieroglyphs, and basic archaeology!


Week 3:  June 29 – July 3

LEGO Mania

Campers will use their creativity to create amazing structures, work together to complete challenges and learn new ways to use their favorite plastic bricks all while developing their hand-eye coordination and building confidence!


Week  4:  July 6 – July 10

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

Get ready for MOSH’s second annual MOSH Magic-Extravaganza!  Campers will practice their magic skills, create their own costumes and come up with mystical stage names in preparation for the big show.


Week 5:  July 13 – July 17

Dinosaurs

Campers will take a walk back in time to discover some of the coolest dinosaurs that ever lived as they examine fossils and pick up some new paleontology skills.  Campers will also get the chance to explore MOSH’s summer exhibit, Dinosaurs Unearthed.


Week 6:  July 20 – July 24

Fort MOSH

Howdy partners!  Time to lasso up some learnin’ as campers hit the trail to learn about the early settlers of Wild Florida.


Week 7:  July 27 – July 31

Get Your Game On

It’s time to get your body moving and get your game on!  Campers will test their minds and bodies in this action-packed week of camp as they work together to complete group challenges and create their very own games.


Week 8:  August 3 – August 7

Space Camp: Space Pioneers

We are clear for launch!  It is time to leave Planet Earth and take a journey to the International Space Station and beyond.  Campers will take a trip to Kennedy Space Center on their last day of camp.


Week 9:  August 10 – August 14

St. Johns River Week

Join MOSH and the St. Johns Riverkeeper as we discover the world beneath our very own St. Johns River!  Through experiments, games, and crafts, campers will discover the marine world in and around the water and will wrap up their week of learning with a boat ride to explore the St. Johns River!


4th and 5th Grade Camps

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Week 1:  June 15 – June 19

Inventor’s Workshop

Calling all inventors!  Campers will learn how famous American inventors investigated and improved the world around them, then will brainstorm and test new ideas for their own original inventions!


Week 2:  June 22 – June 26

Micro MOSH

Campers will get up close and personal with the many unseen creatures of the microscopic world in this exploratory science camp.  Campers will learn how to use a microscope, create their own slides and even grow their own Petri dish pets!


Week 3:  June 29 – July 3

LEGO Mania

If you love LEGOs then this is the camp for you!  Campers will create extreme LEGO structures and  work with classmates to complete challenges and learn new ways to use their favorite plastic bricks!


Week 4:  July 6 – July 10

Fire and Ice

Burns and brain freeze, hot and cold, fire and ice—this week of camp will get to the heart of what temperature is!  Be prepared to get caught up in the heat of the moment at this extremely cool week of camp at MOSH!


Week 5:  July 13 – July 17

Dinosaurs

How did these amazing creatures live, and what led to their extinction? Uncover clues to answer these questions and more, as you join MOSH on a wild ride to delve into the world of dinosaurs!  Campers will also get to explore MOSH’s summer exhibit, Dinosaurs Unearthed.


Week 6:  July 20 – July 24

Grossology

Based on the Grossology series by Sylvia Branzei, Grossology camp will explore the science of the gross.  Dive into the weird, funny and fun facts about the human body and other gross subjects!  This camp is not for the queasy!


Week 7:  July 27 – July 31

Build It

Go behind the scenes into MOSH’s exhibit shop to explore how exhibits come to life at our first-ever Build It camp!  Campers will complete daily woodworking projects and work together on a week-long project with our exhibit design team that will include the use of woodworking tools.


Week 8:  August 3 – August 7

Space Camp: Cosmic Cosmos

Campers will discover space – from microscopic organisms to large nebulas—as they learn about the Milky Way and the solar system.  The camp will culminate with a trip to Kennedy Space Center.


Week 9:  August 10 – August 14

St. Johns River Week

Join MOSH and the St. Johns Riverkeeper to discover the world beneath our very own St. Johns River!  Through experiments, crafts, lessons and games, campers will discover our river’s unique marine ecosystem and will wrap up their week of learning with a boat ride to explore the St. Johns River!


6th through 8th Grade Camps

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Week 2:  June 22 – June 26

Rockets & Roller Coasters

Ever wonder how a rocket works?  Or which laws of science make a rollercoaster work?  Campers will blast their way into physics, engineering and biology as they compete in build-offs against fellow campers and learn how the body responds to the thrills of loop-de-loops and rocket launches.


Week 4:  July 6 – July 10

Dissection (Right in Two)

Ever wonder how something works and just decide to cut it “right in two”?  Campers will dive into ooey-gooey specimens  but will also dissect more unusual objects like electronics to see how they work!


Week 6:  July 20 – July 24

MOSH Survivor Camp

Are you a survivor?  Campers will rely on their teammates and their own mental and physical toughness to endure challenges.  Out-wit, Out-learn and Out-Support are the three goals for survival at MOSH camp. Students must think outside the box and work together to succeed throughout the week!


Week 7:  July 27 – July 31

Throw-Back Science

Let’s take it back… way back… to experience the experiments that built our modern understanding of the universe – around us and within us.  This week of camp will introduce MOSH campers to milestone discoveries and some of the people who made them.


Summer Camp FAQ

What do campers do during the day?
Campers will spend their time in the classroom, in the museum and outside in some instances for their camp. They will fill their day learning about the topic at hand through hands-on demonstrations, experiments and crafts. Children will have free time to explore the museum exhibits and will be able to attend at least one science show, animal show or planetarium show. Space week includes off-site field trips (see below).

Do campers go outside?
K-5th grade campers will go outside for a 30 minute supervised recess to release energy, or to perform certain science experiments but will remain indoors the majority of the day.

What are the qualifications of the summer camp instructors?
MOSH camp instructors are hired summer-only instructors. MOSH hires certified teachers who have undergone fingerprint screening and background checks.

What is the teacher-to-student ratio in the classroom?
For Kindergarten through 1st grade camps there is one teacher for every 15 campers along with three Teen Interns assisting in the classroom. For grades 2nd – 3rd, 4th – 5th and middle school there will be one teacher for every 20 campers with two Teen Interns assisting in the classroom. There are no Teen Interns for middle school camp.

What is the student-to-teacher ratio on the field trip?
The teacher and teen intern to camper ratio during the field trip is one to five.

How many campers do you accept?
In the Kindergarten through 1st grade camp, we will take up to 15 children in each class and for all other grades we take up to 20 children in each class.

What do children do during extended day?
MOSH offers early morning and late afternoon child care to accommodate working parents. During extended day sessions, campers have free play during which they can play games, draw and color or watch a “G” rated movie.

What do you serve for a snack?
MOSH no longer serves snacks. Parents are responsible for supplying a mid-morning snack.

Can I have lunch with my child?
Tuesdays and Thursdays are our designated “parent lunch days.” We do ask that if parents want to eat with their child they go out to the park or off the premises to eat. We also ask that parents let MOSH staff know in the morning if they would like to have lunch with their child that day.

Will you be going on any field trips?
MOSH has planned for campers in grades K-5th participating in Space Week to visit the Kennedy Space Center.

What types of buses do you use for field trips?
MOSH uses air-conditioned school buses for its field trips.

Can my child bring a DS, gameboy, or iPod to camp?
Campers are not allowed to bring personal electronic devices to camp. However, campers enrolled in extended day may bring personal items such as books as long as it does not cause problems. Campers may not play with personal items in the camp classrooms. If personal items become a distraction, they may be taken away and will be returned to the parent at the end of the day. Please be aware that MOSH will not be held responsible for lost, broken or stolen personal items. The child is solely responsible for all personal items, including money that is brought to camp.

Will the campers have a chance to go to the MOSH Store?
Campers will have time to go to the MOSH Store on Friday afternoons. If you choose to give money to your camper, we ask that you limit it to $5.00 per child. Again, it is the child’s responsibility to keep their money and purchases safe.

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