Summer Camp for a Day
Tuesday, July 10, 2012 • 10:00am
The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts will host eight unique one day summer camps for children ages 7-12. Camp will take place Tuesday, July 10th - Wednesday, August 29th. Each Camp for a Day session will run from 10am to 2pm.
Camp for a Day offers a fun-filled day of camp activities without the long term commitment. Campers will learn about different aspects of history and participate in a variety of hands-on craft projects based on the Museum’s exhibits.
Campers may pick and choose as many camp sessions as they please.
July’s Dates & Themes:
Caleb the Carpenter Tuesday, July 10th Participants will learn about Caleb Burroughs, a carpenter who lived in Madison from 1799-1885, and all the tools he used. Campers will then learn how to use tools to make a variety of wood and "found object" crafts.
Pirate Adventure Day, Wednesday, July 18th Campers will have fun being a pirate for the day. Participants will learn about the life of a pirate and get to take part in a number of pirate themed activities including games and crafts.
A Patchwork of History, Thursday, July 26th Campers will learn the art of quilting and learn about quilts that were made by Early Americans, slaves, and Americans today. Crafts will include various quilt-making activities.
The 3 R's--Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Tuesday, July 31st Campers will learn about the importance of recycling--even in Early American times--and make a variety of crafts with recycled and "found" objects.
August’s Dates & Themes:
Griffins, Gargoyles & Dragons, Wednesday, August 8th Campers will tour the Museum building to see the gargoyles on the roof, the griffin in the garden, and the dragon in the Main Gallery fireplace. After learning about these mythological creatures, participants will take part in a variety of activities including, making dragons, recreating (kinesthetically) a dragon, and artistically rendering their own original mythological creatures.
Material Matters Thursday, August 16th An exploration of weaving and textile arts. Campers will view the current exhibit Spinning Tales: The Fabric of New Jersey and use a variety of materials to create fabulous one-of-a-kind art and textile pieces.
You've Been Framed!, Tuesday, August 21st As campers near summer's end, learning about frames and making a variety of frame crafts is a perfect way to preserve the season's memories. Campers are encouraged to bring photos for framing.
Dolly & Me Tea Party Wednesday, August 29th Bring your dolly and treat her to an afternoon tea. Campers will learn about Colonial dolls and will make a variety of crafts, including spoon dolls, placemats and decorative fans. The day will end with games and a lovely tea party.
Campers are asked to bring a bag lunch, sun screen and extra drinks if hot out. Activities are both outside and inside the Museum.
Members: $25 for any 1 session and $65 for any 3. Non-Members: $30 for any 1 session and $80 for any 3 sessions.
Sign-up now! Space is limited. Pre-registration required, call 973-377-2982 x12.
Regular Museum admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, students & children and FREE for Members. Family maximum admission $13.00. The Museum is open Tuesday – Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. and Sunday Noon to 5 P.M. Closed Monday & Major Holidays. (SUMMER HOURS- July & August, Tuesday – Saturday 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Closed Sunday & Monday)
Housed in a 1900 Richardsonian-Romanesque Revival building listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Museum explores 18th- and 19th-century American history, with a focus on New Jersey. Drawing on its collection of over 8,000 hand tools and their products, METC uses material culture to interpret the lives and technologies of people who lived and worked before the rise of large-scale industrialization in this country. The Museum offers visitors of all ages a broad range of changing exhibits, and related programs that address many facets of early American history, craftsmanship, and the diversity of trades performed by men and women.
The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts received a General Operating Support Grant from the Borough of Madison, Charles Read Foundation, F.M. Kirby Foundation and Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders. The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts received an operating support grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State.
The Museum of Early Trades & Crafts is located at 9 Main Street in the heart of downtown Madison, just two blocks from the Madison train station. For information, please call 973-377-2982 x10 or visit our website at www.metc.org.