Penn Museum invites campers to join in a fascinating exploration of ancient and contemporary cultures. Each week highlights a different theme, offering campers the opportunity to enjoy one week or all eight.
Campers delight in topics such as mythology, dance, music, cooking, art, and customs from both long ago civilizations and modern cultures.
Through gallery tours, scavenger hunts, art activities, games, and special guest performances, campers will discover the diversity of humankind, past and present.
|8:00am – 9:00am||Pre-Camp Supervision (optional, additional fee)|
|9:00am – 9:30am||Meet and Greet Break into age appropriate groups, participate in an icebreaker activity and review camp rules and the day’s activities|
|9:30am – 10:30am||Cultural Connections Explore the weekly theme through interactive talks or gallery tours. On Fridays, campers participate in a museum-wide scavenger hunt|
|10:30am – 10:45am||Snack Time (snack provided)|
|10:45am – 12:00pm||Creative Connections Engage in hands-on activities, which may include art-making, theatrics, cooking and more.|
|12:00pm – 1:00pm||Lunch and Free-Play Eat a lunch from home or purchase one from the Museum’s Pepper Mill Café. After lunch, children can play with board games or cards (provided).|
|1:00pm – 2:45pm||Outdoor Excursions Enjoy organized, recreational games that relate to the week’s theme and free play at a Penn campus field. On some days, come back to the Museum early to finish a project.|
|3:00pm – 5:00pm||After-Camp Care (optional, additional fee)|
- "Behind-the-scenes" fun: Campers meet professionals in the fields of archaeology, anthropology and tour "VIP areas" of the museum such as Archives and Conservation.
- Wednesdays: Campers delight in the Summer Wonder performing arts series.
- Fridays: Family and friends are invited to attend the Camp’s showcase of learning.