Day Camps

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Camp Midway 2018 - Midway Village

Welcome to Camp Midway! We are back for another year of History’s Mysteries as campers head back into the past in our museum’s 13-acre Victorian Village. Explore, discover, make new friends and learn while participating in arts, crafts, activities, games, and fun! Each week is a brand new adventure at Midway Village.

Week-long camps are open to children ages 5 - 11. Campers must have completed kindergarten. Campers bring their own lunch and snacks each day of camp. For children age 2 to pre-K, we have an array of 1-hour adventures for parent and child.

Summer Camp Benefits:

  • Choose between short and long day offerings
  • Each week campers work on week-long, intensive projects
  • Every Friday, campers invite their families to a program, and ice cream social!
  • Week-long camps foster new friendships, social skills, and imaginative play
  • Campers will leave excited about history, while participating in these one-of-a-kind immersive camp experiences

How To Register:
Online • Walk-in • Call

Summer Camp - New FriendsRegistration is available for all summer day camp programs on this web page. Camps are open to children ages 5-11. Campers must have completed kindergarten. Campers bring their own lunch and snacks each day of camp.

Full Week Camp Fees:

Short Day - 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
$90/museum members; $115/non-members

Full Day - 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
$100/museum members; $125/non-members

Pre-K Adventure 1-Hour Programs Times:

10:00 - 11:00 am or 5:30 - 6:30 pm
$10/per child per 1-hr program for museum members and non-members

FULL WEEK CAMPS

History’s Mysteries: Silent Film Stars (ages 12-15)

June 11th–June 15th

In this brand new camp, your camper will go through the entire process of creating a silent film in one week. They will create the script, make the sets, find costumes and props, film the movie, and create the sounds. On Friday we will host a movie premiere to which all families are welcome! Minimum age restrictions apply.

History’s Mysteries: Myths and Legends

June 18th–June 22nd

We are going to explore famous myths and legends from all across the world. Why have they survived and what do the tell us?

History’s Mysteries: More Weird History

June 25th–June 29th

Last summer we explored weird history including the time Napoleon was attacked by rabbits. What crazy historical facts will we explore this year?

History’s Mysteries: More Storybook Adventures

July 9th–July 13th

This summer we will explore another set of popular Victorian era children’s tales, including Sherlock Holmes, Three Musketeers, Legend of Sleepy Hollow and more!

History’s Mysteries: Ancient Mysteries

July 16th–July 20th

How were the ancient cultures from around the world similar and different? How did we learn about them? And what exactly is Rockford’s famous connection to the infamous King Tut?

History’s Mysteries: Wild and Crazy Kids

July 23rd–July 27th

There have been amazing kids doing amazing things all throughout history. We will explore some of these historic kids, what they did, and how it impacted the world today.

History’s Mysteries: Following the Drum

July 30th–August 3rd

Through the years, wars have come to define time periods. In this camp we will explore what life was life for different era soldiers?

History’s Mysteries: You wouldn’t want to be -

August 6th–August 10th

Borrowing from the popular book series we will explore the very real conditions and sometimes less than ideal aspects of people’s lives in the past.

PRE-K ADVENTURES - 1-HOUR PROGRAMS

Age 2-pre K

Summer Camp - New FriendsEach week of camp, your child will explore a new theme related to history in an hour filled with stories, arts and crafts, imaginative play, and fun in our historic Victorian Village. Weather permitting all programs will be held outside in the village.

Though activities will be similar, this year programs are divided into two age groups (2-3 and 4-5) and are held on two different days with two different time slots: 10:00 am to 11:00 am or 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Please select program times and dates accordingly. Please note, if you have more than one child, it is suggested to come to the age group program of the younger child. Older siblings are welcome as well for an additional participation fee.

Class size is limited to 25 child participants, so reservations are required. Reservations close by 5 pm on Tuesday the week of the program.

Cost: $10 per child per 1-hour program

Pre-K Adventures: Ages 2 - 3

  • Tall Tales, June 21st
  • Silly but True Stories, June 28th
  • Messy Art, July 12th
  • Digging in the Past, July 19th
  • Wild and Crazy Kids, July 26th
  • Tis the Season, August 2nd
  • How does your garden grow, August 9th

Pre-K Adventures: Ages 4 - 5

  • Tall Tales, June 22nd
  • Silly but True Stories, June 29th
  • Messy Art, July 13th
  • Digging in the Past, July 20th
  • Wild and Crazy Kids, July 27th
  • Tis the Season, August 3rd
  • How does your garden grow, August 10th

Pre-K Camp is sponsored by Ecolab.
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REGISTRATION FORM

Please use the online form below to register up to three children for Camp Midway programs. Important: After successfully submitting your registration details, you will be redirected to our PayPal Payment Form. Payment must be completed for your registration(s) to assure a spot is reserved for your child.

Parent or Legal Guardian Name (required):

Parent/Guardian Email (required):

Daytime Phone:

Child's Name 1:

Date of Birth:

Current Age:

Current Grade:

Gender: Male     Female

History’s Mysteries: Full Week Camps for Ages 5 - 11 (please select all that apply):
  Silent Film Stars - June 11th-June 15th       Myths and Legends - June 18th-June 22nd       More Weird History - June 25th-June 29th       More Storybook Adventures - July 9th-July 13th       Ancient Mysteries - July 16th-July 20th       Wild and Crazy Kids - July 23rd-July 27th       Following the Drum - July 30th-August 3rd       You wouldn’t want to be - August 6th-August 10th

Pre-K Adventure Program Time:       10:00 am       5:30 pm

Pre-K Adventures - 1 hour Programs for Ages 2 to 3 (please select all that apply):
  Tall Tales - June 21st       Silly but True Stories - June 28th       Messy Art - July 12th       Digging in the Past - July 19th       Wild and Crazy Kids - July 26th       Tis the Season - August 2nd       How does your garden grow - August 9th

Pre-K Adventures - 1 hour Programs for Ages 4 to 5 (please select all that apply):
  Tall Tales - June 22nd       Silly but True Stories - June 29th       Messy Art - July 13th       Digging in the Past - July 20th       Wild and Crazy Kids - July 27th       Tis the Season - August 3rd       How does your garden grow - August 10th


Child's Name 2:

Date of Birth:

Current Age:

Current Grade:

Gender: Male     Female

History’s Mysteries: Full Week Camps for Ages 5 - 11 (please select all that apply):
  Silent Film Stars - June 11th-June 15th       Myths and Legends - June 18th-June 22nd       More Weird History - June 25th-June 29th       More Storybook Adventures - July 9th-July 13th       Ancient Mysteries - July 16th-July 20th       Wild and Crazy Kids - July 23rd-July 27th       Following the Drum - July 30th-August 3rd       You wouldn’t want to be - August 6th-August 10th

Pre-K Adventure Program Time:       10:00 am       5:30 pm

Pre-K Adventures - 1 hour Programs for Ages 2 to 3 (please select all that apply):
  Tall Tales - June 21st       Silly but True Stories - June 28th       Messy Art - July 12th       Digging in the Past - July 19th       Wild and Crazy Kids - July 26th       Tis the Season - August 2nd       How does your garden grow - August 9th

Pre-K Adventures - 1 hour Programs for Ages 4 to 5 (please select all that apply):
  Tall Tales - June 22nd       Silly but True Stories - June 29th       Messy Art - July 13th       Digging in the Past - July 20th       Wild and Crazy Kids - July 27th       Tis the Season - August 3rd       How does your garden grow - August 10th


Child's Name 3:

Date of Birth:

Current Age:

Current Grade:

Gender: Male     Female

History’s Mysteries: Full Week Camps for Ages 5 - 11 (please select all that apply):
  Silent Film Stars - June 11th-June 15th       Myths and Legends - June 18th-June 22nd       More Weird History - June 25th-June 29th       More Storybook Adventures - July 9th-July 13th       Ancient Mysteries - July 16th-July 20th       Wild and Crazy Kids - July 23rd-July 27th       Following the Drum - July 30th-August 3rd       You wouldn’t want to be - August 6th-August 10th

Pre-K Adventure Program Time:       10:00 am       5:30 pm

Pre-K Adventures - 1 hour Programs for Ages 2 to 3 (please select all that apply):
  Tall Tales - June 21st       Silly but True Stories - June 28th       Messy Art - July 12th       Digging in the Past - July 19th       Wild and Crazy Kids - July 26th       Tis the Season - August 2nd       How does your garden grow - August 9th

Pre-K Adventures - 1 hour Programs for Ages 4 to 5 (please select all that apply):
  Tall Tales - June 22nd       Silly but True Stories - June 29th       Messy Art - July 13th       Digging in the Past - July 20th       Wild and Crazy Kids - July 27th       Tis the Season - August 3rd       How does your garden grow - August 10th

Upon form submission, you will be redirected to our online payment page. Payment may also be made in person, at the Museum front desk.