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Hoboken Historical Museum 2017 Summer History Enrichment Camps
Every day includes History, Crafts, Exploring, Outdoor Activities, Friends and Lots of Fun!
Camp Time: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm Monday through Friday ( 9 am - 12 pm for younger children)
Cost: Museum members: $190 per child, per session. Non-members: $225 per child, per session. (HHM member promo code: MEMBER)
All camps take place at 1301 Hudson St.(except Junior Firefighter’s Day Camp). Children bring their own snack and lunches.
Session 1: Hoboken Kids Photography and Art Day Camp
Ages 6 - 9
June 26 - 30, 2017
Stimulate your child’s creativity! In this session, children will be introduced to the idea of photography, art, and gallery exploration. Using the Hoboken Historical Museum’s photography exhibit as a setting for investigation, young artists will learn the basics of photography and still life painting, and take tours of local art galleries. By the end of camp, children will exhibit their art -work in a pop-up gallery. Using Hoboken as the environment for inspiration, this camp will enhance your child’s creativity and imagination within our community. (It is recommended that Photography and Art Campers bring a digital camera with an 8GB SD card. If camera cannot be provided, museum will loan cameras during camp hours.)
Session 2: Junior Firefighter’s Day Camp
Ages 4 - 5
July 10 - 14, 2017 • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
In this summer session, younger children will be introduced to our local community helpers — firefighters. Using the Fire Department Museum, 213 Bloomfield St., as a setting for investigation, young children will learn about fire apparatus and equipment, fire stations, and the everyday life of a firefighter. Discussions on fire safety and awareness will help children understand the dangers of fires and the importance of safety. Storytime, arts and crafts and a trip to a local Hoboken Fire Station will enhance your aspiring firefighter’s camp experience!
Session 3: Junior Firefighter’s Day Camp II
Ages 6 - 9
July 24 - 28, 2017
Children ages 6-9 will be get to know our local community helpers—firefighters. Using the Fire Department Museum, 213 Bloomfield St., as a setting for investigation, children will learn the brief history of the Fire Department in Hoboken, the development of fire apparatus and equipment, and the everyday life of a firefighter. Discussions on fire safety and awareness will help children understand the dangers of fires and the importance of safety. Campers will also get to meet the retired Deputy Chief and Curator of the Fire Department Museum, William Bergin Jr. By the end of camp, children will take a trip to a working Hoboken Fire Station.
Session 4: Everyday Heroes: Hoboken Superhero Day Camp
Ages 4 - 5
August 7 - 11, 2017 • 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Young children who love superheroes will get a chance to meet Hoboken’s own superheroes. Who are they? Just look around! They are the people who keep our streets safe, clean, and make rules for our community. Campers will explore the everyday lives of policemen, firefighters, Parks and Recreation employees, and the Mayor of Hoboken. On the last day of camp, children will explore the idea of becoming superheroes within their community by dressing up and crafting their own super-hero name. Interactive adventures and imagination will enhance your budding superhero’s experience!
Session 5: Hoboken Treasure Hunters Day Camp
Ages 6 - 9
August 21 - 25, 2017
Ever wonder what a treasure trunk looks like? At the Hoboken Historical Museum, children will get to discover history trunks filled with artifacts from different time periods of Hoboken. Explorers will delve into subject like the Lenni Lenape Indians, the Stevens family, early immigration to Hoboken, and Hoboken’s role as a port of embarkation for World War I. On the final day of camp, children will create their own trunk with ideas on becoming active citizens in the 21st century.