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Our week-long summer camps for ages 6–12 incorporate hands-on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts in a fun environment designed for campers to build, explore, and create.

Our weekly, half-day summer camp sessions take place Mondays through Fridays from 9am–12pm or 1pm–4pm from June 6 through July 1. Each session explores a different theme and all materials and supplies to complete each project are provided. To ensure a quality experience, each camp is limited to 15 participants. Session descriptions are listed below.

Registration:

Tuition is $150 per child, per session. Museum Members receive a 10% discount on tuition.

Advance registration is required for this program. Please see 'Important Information' at the bottom of this page prior to registering for information on our COVID policies & procedures, refunds, financial aid, and more.

2022 Summer Camp Descriptions

NEW THIS YEAR:

This year we are offering Beginner or Advanced Sessions open to all campers within the age range of 6–12. Beginner camps will be designed more for students who have less arts & crafts or camp experience, or do not feel comfortable using certain tools such as hot glue guns or sharper scissors or cutting tools. Older or more experienced students can take a beginner class with the opportunity to add more details and extras to their project. If a student at the beginner level wishes to take one of the advanced classes, caregivers should contact or Education Director Mackenzie Massman by email or phone (520-881-0606 ext. 105) to discuss prior to registration.

 Beginner Camps for Ages 6–12

Our beginner level sessions are ideally suited for these campers:

  • Minimal experience with summer camps or classes.
  • Minimal or basic experience with art/craft projects and/or with cutting tools such as scissors.
  • May need extra help in further developing skills and guidance in staying on task.
  • Can follow verbal directions and has some ability to read/write, but may not be proficient.

Advanced Camps for Ages 6–12

Our advanced level sessions are better suited for these campers:

  • Has taken past classes, summer camps, and/or workshops.
  • Works independently on craft, art, or other creative projects on a regular basis at home or in school.
  • Able to read/write and to follow written and verbal directions.
  • Feels comfortable using a variety of tools including X-Acto knives, sharper scissors, hot glue guns, sewing needles, and cutting tools AND caregivers agree to allow the camper to use these types of tools with instructor/volunteer supervision.

To be added to a wait list for a sold out session, please email our Education Director Mackenzie Massman at mackenziem@theminitimemachine.org

Important Information

Djamila Jean-Charles Djamila Jean-Charles will be the primary instructor for summer camps this year. Djamila graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), with a B.F.A. in Animation, concentrating in Stop Motion Animation. Her focus in general is fabrication, bringing things to life with her hands whether that be a character, a set or even a sculpture. Call it Dr. Frankenstein if you will! In the past, she’s done animation workshops with Saguaro National Park, The Mini Time Machine Museum and is the current Kids Create Coordinator for the museum. She hopes to incorporate a little bit of sculpture and model making and of course elements of animation into her teaching. She is super excited to weave in STEM projects with the art of miniature making and create with amazing students, in addition to working with a phenomenal crew! 

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