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Camp Olympus: Day Camp for Kids
07/15/2014-
07/17/2014
Castle Quest: Day Camp for Kids
 

Camp Olympus: Day Camp for Kids

Wednesday, July 9, 2014 - Friday, July 11, 2014

In Camp Olympus, young fans of Ancient Greece and Percy Jackson will spend time in the Ancient Med gallery and make projects related to mythology and the popular Rick Riordan novels.

The Lightning Thief introduces readers to Percy and the gods and goddesses of Ancient Greece, and starts with a memorable visit to the Met Museum. Spurlock educators will take campers into the galleries to look at amphoras, statues, and other artifacts and teach them to make their own paper maché amphora (painted with a mythological scene), drachmas with images of Pegasus, Zeus, Athena, and more (using molds made from teaching artifacts), and a sword (like Percy’s “Riptide”). Afternoon breakout sessions will allow campers to create a specialized project: Grover’s satyr hooves and horns, Poseidon’s trident and beard, or Athena’s owl.

Recommended for children age 7 - 13. Space is limited to 16 participants.

For information or to register, contact Brook Taylor at

Location: Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Age: Age 7-13
Cost: $125 per camper, registration required
For further information, contact Brook Taylor at (217) 244 - 5597 or

Castle Quest: Day Camp for Kids

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 - Thursday, July 17, 2014

Time to put on your armor and join our 3-day summer camp on medieval Europe. In this hands-on program, educators take campers into the galleries to see suits of armor, crossbows, and illuminated manuscripts. Campers then construct castles, catapults, a posterboard suit of armor and sword, and water wheels, and have a personal audience with "King Wayne" in a knighting ceremony on the final day of camp.

Recommended for children age 7 - 13. Space is limited to 16 participants.

For information or to register, contact Brook Taylor at

Location: Zahn Learning Center, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana, IL
Time: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Age: Age 7-13
Cost: $125 per camper, registration required
For further information, contact Brook Taylor at (217) 244 - 5597 or