Museum of Early Trades & Crafts

Summer Enrichment Camp

Summer Enrichment Camp at METC

STEM WEEK: July 12th – July 14th

Tuesday July 12th: Science Day at the METC

Explore the wonderful world of science at the Museum of Early Trades & Crafts. METC campers will be discovering all the ways scientific exploration can be FUN! We’ll be exploring aerodynamics with a Taking Flight challenge, and so much more.

Two different activity tracks appropriate for 1st – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade.  

Wednesday July 13th: Technology Day at the METC

Learn to code with educators at METC! Campers will learn the fundamentals of coding without the use of computers! At the end of the day, you will share what you created with your family and friends using special coding sequences!

Two different activity tracks appropriate for 1st – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade.  

Thursday July 14th: Engineering Day at the METC

Join METC as we delve into the exciting world of engineering! Campers will solve problems and explore solutions using engineering principles through a series of interactive challenges.

Two different activity tracks appropriate for 1st – 2nd grade and 3rd – 5th grade.  

ART WEEK: July 19th – July 21st

Tuesday July 19th: Architecture at the METC

Explore the museum’s historic building to see various styles of stained glass and architecture, including our own griffin and gargoyles. Discover the differences between form, function, and decoration.  Campers will create their own stained glass and take-home parts of the beautiful METC building in the form of stenciling and rubbings.

Two different activity tracks appropriate for K – 2nd grade and 3 – 5th grade.  

Wednesday July 20th: Textile Exploration

Campers will take part in a variety of crafts and activities using fibers and fabric. Using real lamb’s wool, participants will learn the old-time art of wool-felting and will make a felted toy to take home. They will also view a selection of the Museum’s collection of textiles, including quilts, and work with quilt pieces. Other activities will include fabric collages and making dream pillows or catnip toys.

Two different activity tracks appropriate for 1 – 2nd grade and 3 – 5th grade.  

Thursday July 21st: Jewelry Making

Participants will learn the craft of jewelry-making. Campers will create designs for their jewelry and make several pieces of jewelry crafted from “found” objects brought in from home, and from different food items—apple and orange seeds, cinnamon sticks, dried pasta, beans, etc.

Two different activity tracks appropriate for 1 – 2nd grade and 3 – 5th grade.  

CAREER WEEK: August 9th & 10th

Tuesday August 9th: Historical Careers Day at the METC

Join us at METC to explore 18th century trades and crafts and the different jobs people held in the past. Participants will refine their tin smithing skills and bring home a working lantern and learn some master woodworking expertise! Appropriate for 2nd Grade and Above in September.

Wednesday August 10th: Emergency Responder Day at the METC

Be part of this exciting day at METC for an exploration on what it takes to be an Emergency Responder! View the museums Emergency Responder exhibit meet a firefighter and an EMT while exploring their fire truck and ambulance. Other activities include crafts celebrating our emergency responders.

Two different activity tracks appropriate for K – 2nd grade and 3 – 5th grade.  

Camp Information

Times – All Sessions
10 am – 2 pm

  • One-day Camp: $50
  • STEM & ART Week 3-Day Discount rate: $145

Discounts!
METC Member Discount: Receive 10% off total camp purchase. Become a METC member and get this camp discount! 

Sibling Discount: Receive 10% off any additional siblings

*The member discount cannot be used on top of the sibling discount.

Campers must bring their own snacks, lunches and drinks. If your child has any severe allergies, or other health conditions, please let us know when you are registering!

Campers should be dressed for indoor and outdoor summer fun! Please apply sunscreen before arriving .

All sessions will be begin at the Education Annex at 23 Main Street, Madison. Parking is available nearby on King’s Road. Camp activities will take place in the Education Annex, the Museum across the street, or on the outdoor lawn of the museum.

Summer Camp Policies

METC is committed to the safety of its staff and patrons amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In accordance with Executive Order 251, beginning March 7, 2022 the following applies to fully vaccinated individuals: Mask wearing in our museum building and Education Annex is optional for all fully vaccinated individuals, including staff.  For individuals that are not fully vaccinated, it is strongly recommended to wear a mask when in the museum or Annex, to protect those who remain at risk. While this is our current policy, individuals including parents and guardians need to make masking decisions based on their specific situation.  This policy may be subject to change.

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