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February 26, 2016
Contact: Wendy Malloy
Museum of History & Industry PR
media@mohai.org
206 324 1126 Ext. 150

Early registration available for MOHAI’s popular summer camp programs!

Examine Mysterious Artifacts, Embark On Maritime Adventures, and Ignite The Innovator Within at MOHAI’s Summer Camps July 11-August 12

February 26, 2016

SEATTLE, WA – Early registration is available for Seattle’s Museum of History & Industry’s (MOHAI) popular summer camp sessions. From traveling back to the future, to seafaring adventures, creative writing workshops and more MOHAI’s camps combine content with context. Kids get to have fun while exploring history in a relevant, engaging way.

At the root of MOHAI’s camp program is the promise to instruct, delight and inspire kids about the past with an eye to the future. Designed for children in second through grade 12, MOHAI’s camps offer hands-on discovery, challenging classroom projects and unique learning experiences.

This summer, MOHAI is collaborating with Pacific Science Center, Hugo House, Seattle Children’s Theatre, and Lake Union Park partners to bring four fun summer camps for kids.

Back to the Future—Innovate! Edition Camp

Ages: Entering grades 4–6.
Dates: July 11–15; 9 am–4:30 pm.
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: Begins March 2; early registration now open for MOHAI and Pacific Science Center members.

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

Ages: Entering grades 2–3.
Dates: August 8–12; 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.
Cost: Before May 31: $310; after May 31: $335. 5% discount offered to MOHAI members and SCT subscribers. Extended care is $50/week or $12/day. Financial aid available based on need.
Registration: General (member & non-member) now open.

There’s a quest this summer at MOHAI on Lake Union Park, and the museum needs kids’ help to get moving! During daily adventures throughout the museum, campers examine mysterious artifacts and photographs while exploring the history of how people traveled by foot, boat, railroad, airplane, and more. Campers will build model boats, read books about historic journeys, and dream up new forms of transportation for the future. Seattle Children’s Theater’s teaching artists along with campers produce and act in an interactive, dramatic story to discover and 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 15–19; 9 am–4 pm (drop off between 8:45 am – 9 am, pick up between 4 – 4:15 pm); Extended care offered evenings only, 4–5 pm.
Cost: Before April 30: $300 for members/$325 for non-members. After April 30: $325 for members/$350 for non-members. Optional extended care available for $45 for the week.
Registration: Begins February 29; early registration now open for MOHAI members.

Embark on a seafaring voyage this summer at Lake Union Park. This camp takes place on land and in boats on the waters of Lake Union. Campers explore life on board of a ship, the science of steam powered engines, navigation, model sail boat building, and more.

Scribes Writing Camp

Ages: Completing grades 8–12.
Dates: July 25 – August 5 (Monday – Friday); 10 am – 4 pm
Cost: $750; Need-based full and partial scholarships, as well as payment plans are available.
Registration: Now open.
MOHAI has teamed up with Hugo House to offer their 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 includes a special public reading of students’ work on the evening of Thursday, Aug. 4.

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.