Galveson, TX, May 1, 2012—With school coming to an end, parents often look for other exciting educational opportunities for their children. At Moody Gardens, kids get to learn and experience nature with fun tours and crafty adventurous. These educational camps provide a place for children ages three to fourteen and range from half-day camps to full-day escapades.
For more than 15 years, Moody Gardens Education Department has sponsored Pyramid Kids Camp to generate enthusiasm about wildlife and conservation. In each camp, children observe animal behavior at the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramid. Their adventures include interactive stories, creative crafts and silly games.
“We have great opportunities to keep campers engaged and learning through the summer months,” said Jennifer Lamm, Moody Gardens education curator, who added that education is one of the cornerstones of the Moody Gardens mission. “We are looking forward to another great summer with all of the kids who attend.”
This summer, the fun and the learning continue with following camp schedules:
PRESCHOOL CAMPS (For Ages 3 and 4)
Three- and four-year-olds, accompanied by an adult, will explore topics ranging from feathered friends to frogs. Cost is $20 per child (includes adults). This camp is from 9 a.m. to11 a.m.
Sassy Seahorses June 16
Hanging with the Bats June 30
Stars and Spines July 14
Slitherin’ July 28
Jaws! August 11
Insect Inspection August 25
DAY CAMPS (For Ages 5 and 6)
Summer Safari I: June 25 – 29
Summer Safari II: July 23 – 27
Summer Safari III: August 6 – 10
Travel the oceans and rainforests of the world as we check out the animals found there. Each camp includes crafts, a snack, visits to the attractions, and more. Camp is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $250 per week or $60 per day.
DAY CAMPS (For Ages 7 to 9)
Eco Expedition I: June 25 – 29
Eco Expedition II: July 23 – 27
Eco Expedition III: August 6 – 10
Eco Expeditions are ready to take these explorers around the world to discover what lurks in the depths of the oceans and in the tops of the trees. Each camp includes crafts, a snack, visits to the attractions, and more. Camp is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and costs $250 per week or $60 per day.
JUNIOR KEEPERS (For Ages 10 to 11)
Junior Keeper: June 21, July 17 and July 30
Participants in Junior Keepers will learn animal classification, scientific method, lab techniques and how to observe and track animals. Designed for kids ages 10 and 11, the program is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and costs $65 per child.
KEEPER FOR A DAY CAMP (For Ages 12 to 14)
Keeper for a Day: June 19, July 19 and August 2
Campers will learn what it’s like to be a keeper for the animals at Moody Gardens. They will explore animal training, enrichment, exhibit requirements and help prepare food diets for the animals in the Rainforest and Aquarium Pyramids. Cost is $75 per child. The camp is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
AFTER CAMP CARE
After Camp Care is designed for campers 5 to 9 years of age and can only be purchased in conjunction with a day camp. Cost is $45 per week or $10 per day.
For more information and/or to register for Moody Gardens® Summer Camps, please call 800-582-4673, x4320.
Moody Gardens® is a public, non-profit, educational destination utilizing nature in the advancement of rehabilitation, conservation, recreation, and research.