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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 2017
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
media@mohai.org
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Discover, Innovate, Have Fun at MOHAI’s Summer Camps, July 10–August 25: Early registration available for MOHAI’s popular summer camp program!

March 1, 2017

SEATTLE, WA – Early registration is available for the Museum of History & Industry’s (MOHAI) popular summer camp sessions taking place in several locations in Seattle, including MOHAI, Pacific Science Center, Center for Wooden Boats, and the Historic Ships Warf at Lake Union Park.

Whether exploring innovation, building creative writing skills, or going on a trailblazing adventure into transportation history, MOHAI’s camps instruct, delight and inspire kids about the past with an eye to the future. Kids get to have fun while exploring history in a relevant, engaging way.

Available for students in grades 1-12, MOHAI’s camps offer hands-on discovery, challenging classroom projects and unique learning experiences.

One-week camps on innovation, transportation, life on the water, and coding are available. MOHAI also offers a special two-week teen writing camp July 24–August 4 in partnership with Hugo House.

Back to the Future—Innovate! Edition Camp

Ages: Entering grades 4 – 6
Dates: July 10 – 14
Hours: 8:30 am – 4 pm; drop off between 8:15–8:30 am; pick up between 4 – 4:15 pm; extended care offered mornings only, 7 – 8:30 am
Location: MOHAI and Pacific Science Center (PSC)
Cost: Before April 30: $385 for MOHAI and PSC members/$415 for non-members until April 30. After April 30: $415 member/$445 non-member
Registration: Now open

What is innovation? Where do good ideas come from? Join MOHAI and Pacific Science Center to explore innovations from the past, develop brilliant ideas for the future, and discover what it takes to become a master innovator. Spend mornings at MOHAI and the Bezos Center for Innovation, where campers learn about the special skills that help innovators get creative and think differently. Campers then walk to the Science Center to spend afternoons discovering the science behind great ideas. Investigations include solar power, wind energy, and bridge design to find out how science is fueling innovation of the future.

Trailblazers Camp – SOLD OUT!

Waiting list available
Ages: Entering grades 1 – 2
Dates: August 7 – 11
Hours: 9 am – 4 pm (drop off between 8:45 – 9 am, pick up between 4 – 4:15 pm); Extended care offered evenings only, 4 – 5 pm
Location: MOHAI
Cost: Before May 31, 2017, $340*; after May 31, $365* Extended care, $50 per week or $12 per day *5% discount is available to MOHAI members and Seattle Children’s Theater (SCT) subscribers. Financial aid available based on need; please apply during the registration process.
Registration: Sold out, waiting list available

There’s an adventure this summer at MOHAI through Lake Union Park! During daily explorations throughout the museum, campers examine mysterious artifacts and photographs to dive into the history of how people traveled by foot, boat, rail, and air. Campers build model boats, read books about historic journeys, and dream up new forms of transportation for the future. Then, with Seattle Children’s Theatre teaching artists, campers enter their own interactive story to create new ways to travel through field and forest, across mountains, over oceans, and into the skies.

Seafaring Adventure Camp

Ages: Entering Grades 3–5
Dates: August 14 – 18 Hours: 9 am – 4 pm; drop off between 8:45 – 9 am; pick up between 4 – 4:15 pm; extended care offered evenings only, 4 – 5 pm
Location: MOHAI, the Center for Wooden Boats, and the Historic Ships Wharf in Lake Union Park
Cost: Before April 30, $325 MOHAI members / $350 general public; after April 30, $350 MOHAI members / $375 general public Extended care, $45 per week
Registration: Now open

Embark on a seafaring adventure at Lake Union Park with MOHAI, the Center for Wooden Boats, SS VIRGINIA V, and Northwest Seaport. This week-long camp takes place on land and in boats on the waters of Lake Union. Campers experience life on board of a ship, and plunge into the science of steam powered engines, navigation, and model sailboat building. Don’t miss the fun!

Scribes Writing Camp

Ages: Students in middle and high school
Dates: July 24 – August 4 (Monday – Friday)
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm; arrival between 9:30 – 10 am
Location: MOHAI
Cost: Before March 31, $725; after March 31, $750
Registration: Now open

MOHAI is teaming up with Hugo House for the popular Scribes program at the museum. Scribes Writing Camp is an opportunity for middle- and high-school students to engage intensely with creative writing, develop their craft, learn from accomplished guest artists, and discover a diverse range of genres, forms, and writers. The Scribes Camp also includes a special public reading of students’ work on the evening of August 3.

C1 Coders Camp

Ages: Entering Grades 7 – 8
Dates: August 21 – 25
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm; drop off between 9:45–10 am; pick up between 4 – 4:15 pm
Location: MOHAI
Cost: Free; space is limited
Registration: Application now open

MOHAI and Capital One are pleased to offer the popular C1 Coders Camp! Middle school students learn about problem solving, teamwork, and the principles of software development directly from Capital One tech volunteers and mentors. During this week-long camp, youth design and create apps, explore the Bezos Center for Innovation and other exhibits, and get an interactive glimpse into what a career in the tech industry looks like. The week culminates in a final presentation and judging of student projects, including a friends-and-family reception at the museum. C1 Coders Camp is offered free of charge as part of Capital One’s Future Edge initiative, but space is limited. Priority will be given to applicants with little or no prior experience in coding, particularly students from communities that are underrepresented in the technology field.

About MOHAI

MOHAI is dedicated to enriching lives through preserving, sharing, and teaching the diverse history of Seattle, the Puget Sound region, and the nation. As the largest private heritage organization in the State of Washington; the museum engages communities through interactive exhibits, online resources, and award-winning public and youth education programs.