Sharlot Hall Museum Day Camp

Take a Trip Back in Time

Sharlot Hall Museum Day Camp

Dates:  July 26 and 27   9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Try 19th century children’s activities, learn about ranch life and pan for gold during two days of fun and discovery at the Sharlot Hall Museum.  Other activities include archery, churning butter and a scavenger hunt in museum exhibits. 

Ages:  7-11

Price:  $50,  $45/museum members

 Limited to twenty children; register soon because spaces fill up quickly.

Call or email Mary Melcher (928-445-3122, ext. 29 or marym@sharlot.org) for a registration form.

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Prescott Area Summer Camp Ideas for 2016*

Summer time can sure be a great way to give our kids the opportunity to attend a summer camp for a few days in something they really love (or something we would love for them to learn). It also can give homeschool moms a little bit of a break! (I’m sooo looking forward to summer, myself!) And summer camps can also be a fun thing for our kids to do with a neighborhood friend that normally goes to school…or with a favorite homeschool friend that lives across town.

Sport Camps:

If your child is interested in a specific sport, look up/contact the local leagues or businesses/studios for summer camp options. Yavapai Soccer, Prescott AYSO, Little League, Softball, Basketball Camp (in PV it’s through the County), Dance, Karate, Martial Arts, Golf. There really are too many options to mention here. But I’ll do my best.

Sport Camps at Prescott YMCA

Gymnastics Camp at Prescott YMCA

Embry Riddle has sport camps: Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, Softball

Swimming Lessons at Mountain Valley Splash or YMCA

Academic Camps/Classes:

Yavapai College for Kids: Their classes include art, language, writing, technology, nature, science, cooking, photography, drama, filmmaking. Fantastic options for exploring interests or going into depth on already known interests.

Embry Riddle also has a variety of camps for teens in aeronautics and engineering. Even a helicopter class!!

Nature Camps:

Zoo Camp at Heritage Park Zoo (there are 6 different sessions)

All Children in the Woods

The Arts:

These places have had theater camps in the past: Prescott Center for the Arts and Footlight Productions (with Fusion of Movement)

Other Summer Fun Ideas:

A few years ago, I wrote this post for other Summer Fun ideas. But some ideas for Summer Fun include:

  • Harkins Summer Movie Series
  • Summer Library reading program with activities and shows at your local library (Prescott, PV, or CV)
  • Arts and Craft classes as JoAnn’s or Michael’s
  • The Spot, a Children’s Museum
  • Visiting local museums like the Smoki Museum, Phippen Art Museum, Sharlot Hall Museum, the Dewey museum, the museums in Jerome
  • Easy to difficult hikes (or some for mountain biking) like Watson Lake Riparian Preserve, hikes on Mingus Mountain, Thumb Butte, the Constellation Trails, the white dot trails at Watson, Pea Vine/Iron King Trail, Granite Mountain hike, the new hike up to the top of Glassford Hill, Salida Gulch, Indian Ruins trail near Lynx Lake
  • Day Trips to Phoenix, Sedona, Slide Rock State Park, Cottonwood, Fossil Creek, Grand Canyon, Flagstaff and all that those places have to offer
  • Spending an afternoon or morning at the lake: Watson Lake, Lynx Lake, Goldwater, Granite Basin, Mingus Mudhole, (Willow Lake…if you want to battle the bugs…Willow Lake is best for the trails, not the lake)

I hope with these Summer Fun Ideas you’ll have an enjoyably filled summer of learning, fun, relaxation, reading, and creativity!

* This list is definitely not comprehensive. In fact, PLEASE email me with other summer camps in the Prescott area. I will update this post periodically with additions. Please email me with the name of the Summer Camp and the website for more information, and the ages of kids the camp works with. prescotthshub@gmail.com 

Thank you!

News from The Spot

I just received an email from The Spot, a Children’s Museum, announcing that they are teaming up with the Arizona Science Center to bring more STEM learning opportunities at our local children’s museum. What a great way to spend a Friday morning! Or better yet, Friday afternoon when the toddlers are napping…because it beats the crowds on Saturday…

  the spot…a Child’s Museum: Exciting News!         February 2016                                                                                                             

on the spot news

the spot…a Child’s Museum’s mission is to provide interactive play experiences to stimulate curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and problem solving for children of all ages.

We are thrilled to announce an exciting addition to our museum programs!

Children’s Museum Alliance, Inc is joining with Arizona Science Center to increase STEM education opportunities in our own big backyard…our northern Arizona communities. We will be rolling out new programs and increasing hours for STEM exploration at the museum!

Starting February 19th we are adding to our regular schedule! The museum will now also be open each Friday from 9 AM to 1 PM so visitors may enjoy the many STEM+Arts exhibits and activities in the museum.

On Friday mornings we welcome Casey Crowley, MEd, a Professional Learning and Development Facilitator from Arizona Science Center. Friday afternoons we are pleased to continue with Stacy DeVeau, MEd STEM Educator from the University of Arizona-Yavapai Extension. Our other volunteers, all of whom are retired educators/professionals, are available on Saturdays from 1-5 PM and Sundays from 1:30-4:30 PM to assist in discovering the wonders of Quantum Quizzics!

Don’t forget to watch for upcoming announcements about future special events. Children’s Museum Alliance, Inc also works with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University staff and students to create unique educational experiences.  We are pleased to work with all of these quality institutions to bring STEM literacy into northern Arizona!

Join us at the best kept secret in Yavapai County – the spota Child’s Museum. Imagine the fun you will have!
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    New Hours:
     Friday             9 AM – 5 PM
Saturday        1 PM – 5 PM
Sunday          1:30 – 4:30 PM

Same great admission price: $3 per person ages 2 – 90 ( under 2 and over 90 are free
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We will be sharing our list of email addresses with Arizona Science Center, University of Arizona Yavapai Extension Office and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University so all of our visitors may receive up to date information about STEM education opportunities throughout the state. If you do not want your email shared, please send us a request in writing via museum@thespotmuseum.org by February 5, 2016 and we will remove you from these additional lists. You would continue to hear from us!

Thank you so much for your support!

Sharlot Hall Event

Dear Home School Families,

On January 23, we’re opening a new computerized feature in the Sharlot Hall Building at the Sharlot Hall Museum. It is a kiosk with a touch screen monitor that is called the Rose Garden Discovery Kiosk.  It will allow our young visitors to assess three educational games.  One of them is a matching game about tools and transportation in the 19th and 20th centuries.  A second one challenges youngsters to “Pack their Wagon” for a trip across the country. The third one compares and contrasts women’s work roles during the 19th and 20th centuries. It is animated by a young Sharlot who throws a horse shoe around the correct answer. The last one is designed for 6th grade and up while the first two are designed for 2nd to 4th graders.  This kiosk will also contain over 175 biographies of women honored through the Territorial Memorial Rose Garden.

In the afternoon of Jan. 23, from 1-3:30, the museum will offer free admission for families coming to see the Rose Garden Discovery Kiosk. There will be a panel discussion for adults about the Rose Garden project and the honorees. Children’s activities will be in the Education Office and the Sharlot Hall Building. If you’re free that day, come and visit.  We’ve tried the activities with children and they enjoy them!  Many thanks to the home school families who have helped to test the activities!  I hope you can make it on January 23 at 1 p.m.

Mary Melcher

Education Program Manager

Sharlot Hall Museum

928-445-3122, ext. 29

Sharlot Hall Museum’s Day in the Life Program

The Sharlot Hall Museum is offering “A Day in the Life” program on July 23 and 24, 9:30 to 3 p.m. This program is designed to allow children, ages 6 to 13, to learn about the work and games of both Yavapai and pioneer children during the 19th century. The two-day program involves fun, educational activities such as archery, sewing, reading animal footprints, relay games, and butter churning. It is a cross cultural program and the participants will be home schooled youth, as well as children from the Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe. Enrollment is limited to 15 homeschooled and 15 Yavapai youngsters.

Children from the same family within the age range of 6-13 may attend. We recommend not bringing younger children, such as toddlers and infants, because they will not be able to join in the activities. One parent from each family may stay at the museum during the program, but this is not required. We anticipate that there will be no charge for the program, although there may be a small charge for lunches. (Sharlot Hall Museum staff has applied for a grant to fund “A Day in the Life”.)

Please email Mary Melcher at marym@sharlot.org for a registration form.

 

Arizona Museum of Natural History Field Trip

My friend, Maria, has set up a field trip later this month!

Arizona Museum of Natural History

JANUARY, Thursday the 30th

meet at 10a.m at the Museum

COST IS $4.00 (Maria will need a # count and a check or cash prior to event.)
2 and under are free
(reg fees are $10 for adult. $6.00 for child)

53 N. Macdonald
Mesa, AZ 85201

Please comment on here or email me at prescotthshub@gmail.com if you would like to go and I’ll put you in contact with Maria.