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Summer Camp Weekly Themes

MLA 2018 Summer Day Camp

Weekly Themes

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Week 1:  June 4 - 8

Mountaineer Pride 
We kick-off the Summer by celebrating our home - West Virginia!  Through engaging activities, campers will discover cool facts that make our state unique, explore traditional Appalachian music and art, and learn about famous West Virginians.

Week 2:  June 11 - 15

Tops & Bottoms
Campers journey to the Arctic and Antarctic this week with activities about the earth’s polar regions.  Uncover the differences between the North and South poles and discover animals that live only in these parts of the world and how they survive their extreme weather.

Week 3:  June 18 - 22

The Great American Baking Show
Roll up your sleeves and let the flour fly because this week is all about BAKING!  From bread and rolls to cookies and cakes, campers will crack open the secret ingredients to creating some of our favorite treats!


Week 4:  June 25 - 29

Build It, Crash It, Build It Again!
Bring out your inner engineer this week with hands-on experiments to design, build and test a variety of items to spark campers’ imagination and develop their problem-solving skills.  


Week 5:  July 2 - 6 (closed Wednesday July 4)

My Country Tis of Thee
In celebration of America’s independence, campers will embark on an adventure to explore the United States through art, reading and geography activities.


Week 6:  July 9 - 13

Catch A Wave

Campers will “Hang Ten” this week as they discover the science of waves and how they travel through water, from tsunamis to sound and light waves.


Week 7:  July 16 - 20

Mythical Creatures & Where to Find Them

Leap into mythology this week as campers delve into the origins and traditions of some of our favorite creatures of legend:  centaurs and unicorns and basilisks, oh my!


Week 8:  July 23 - 27

To the Moon and Back!

Put on your spacesuit and take a mission to the Moon!  Campers will unearth fun facts about our closest cosmic neighbor and explore the trajectory of how man came to walk on the moon.  Includes a visit from Starlab.

Week 9:  July 30 - August 3

Grass Heads

Have you ever wanted to make your own Chia Pet?  Now you can!  This week campers will turn the outdoors into their own studio by creating crafts and other art projects that are inspired by, and made from, nature.


Week 10:  August 6 - 10

Kids' Choice

Back by popular demand, this week the activities will be chosen by you!  Pick from all of your favorite themes of the summer, then vote on the top 9.  Voting for Kids' Choice week will be held during Week 8: To The Moon and Back! (July 23 - 27).  You don't want to miss it!


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