Camp In a Day at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Event Info
$45 per session
Contact Phone: 
Meg Wastie
Recommended Age: 

The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts (METC) invites children ages 6-12 to spend a day at the museum and have summer fun like it’s 1899. Campers will have hands-on fun with toys, maker activities, cooking and bookmaking, all while learning the history of early American life. Parents can get the Camp in a Day brochure at Advance registration is required.

Camp in a Day Sessions:

August 10 - METC MakerSpace What is a MakerSpace? It is a creative, DIY space where people can gather to create, invent and learn. Campers will learn about simple machines, tools, tool safety and get hands-on experience with tools from the METC collection - the original "makers" tools!.Campers will then use their maker imaginations and create inventions and crafts to take home.

August 16 - Buccaneers and the Big Blue Sea Campers will learn about pirates, boats and the fun of sailing in our third session. Kids will explore the folklore, myths, and facts about pirates, and create their own eye-patches and hooks, boats made from corks, and learn some pirate skills like sailing knots.

August 25 - What's Cooking? This session is all about cooking—early American style! Campers will closely examine Museum artifacts to learn about early American cooking practices, they will pick herbs from METC's herb garden, and learn about herbs and spices in recipes. Campers will bring home hand-made cookbooks to share with the family. The session concludes with a tasting of a recipe they make during the camp.

August 31 - Bookin' It Campers will explore the craft of bookmaking in this fun session. They will make three different types of books - folio, star and accordion. Campers will then draw and write in their handmade books and create their own stories. A great way to enhance any Summer reading plan.

Museum of Early Trades & Crafts
9 Main St.
07940 Madison , NJ
Phone: 973-377-2982
40° 45' 34.5564" N, 74° 25' 0.8148" W
New Jersey