Camps & Workshops

Summer Camps 2021

We are excited to offer a full line-up of Summer Camps for the 2021 season!  Full-day camps will take place Monday – Friday from 9AM – 4PM,  wrap care is available beginning at 8AM and ending at 5PM for an additional fee.  Here are some helpful bits of information about Summer Camps, along with a full list of camps offered this summer. 

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  • Camps are available for students aged 4 – 14 years
  • Morning Wrap Care Begins: 8:00 AM | $10 per day, per child
  • Camp Check-in Begins: 8:30 AM
  • Camp Sessions Begin: 9:00 AM
  • Camp Check-out: 3:30 – 4:00 PM
  • Afternoon Wrap Care: 4:00 – 5:00 PM | $10 per day, per child
  • Lunch: Students must bring a bagged lunch each day; Clay Center will provide a light afternoon snack.  Option to purchase lunch is not available
  • Camp Refund Policy: To receive a full refund, you must cancel 2 weeks in advance of the start of camp.
  • Discounted membership rate applies to Family Plus and Family Premium membership

Scholarships

Thanks to the generosity of Suddenlink and Belle Chemical, we are excited to offer two scholarships for each of the full day camps this summer.  Scholarships will be offered at a first come, first served basis and are available via application for anyone who meets the qualifications for SNAP benefits in the state of WV.  For more information, and to apply for a scholarship, please call the Clay Center Director of Education, Kayte Kincaid at 304-561-3529 Wednesday – Sunday between 8:30AM – 4:00PM.

                     

Week 1: June 14 – 18, 2021

Junior Scientist
Ages: 6-7 | Rising 1st and 2nd grade| Must turn 6 by May 2021
Cost: $175 Family Plus/Premium Members | $200 Non-Members
Camp Capacity: 20 students

Explore how science is part of everyday life from biology to chemistry to physics with hands-on experiments and minds-on fun.

 

Week 1: June 14 – 18, 2021

Get Animated! SOLD OUT!
Ages 8-10 | Rising 3rd – 5th grade | Must turn 8 by May 2021
Cost: $175 Family Plus/Premium Members | $200 Non-Members
Camp Capacity: 20 students

Art and storytelling combine as you discover how cartoons are made and create your own animated tale!

Week 2: June 21 – 25, 2021

Robot Builders
Ages: 6-7 | Rising 1st and 2nd grade| Must turn 6 by May 2021
Cost: $175 Family Plus/Premium Members | $200 Non-Members
Camp Capacity: 20 students

Construct a robot and explore the basics of coding while navigating engineering challenges along the way.

Week 2: June 21 – 25, 2021

Cooking up Chemistry – SOLD OUT 
Ages 8-10 | Rising 3rd – 5th grade | Must turn 8 by May 2021
Cost: $175 Family Plus/Premium Members | $200 Non-Members
Camp Capacity: 20 students

Explore the chemistry of cooking as you mix up some delicious recipes and combine ingredients to create edible experiments.

Week 3: June 28 – July 2, 2021

Animal Habitats Around the World (Half-Day Camp | 9AM – Noon) – SOLD OUT 
Ages 4-5 | Preschool and Rising Kindergarten | Must turn 4 by May 2021
Cost: $75 Family Plus/Premium Members | $90 Non-Members
Camp Capacity: 15 students

Wonder around the world, discover where animals live, and test your skills at surviving animal-style.

Week 3: June 28 – July 2, 2021

Studio Art – SOLD OUT!
Ages 10 – 14 | Rising 6 – 9th grade | Must turn 10 by May 2021
Cost: $200 Family Plus/Premium Members | $215 Non-Members
Camp Capacity: 20 students

From watercolor painting, to printmaking, and figure drawing, explore real art making practices in this technique-focused art camp.

Week 4: July 5 – July 9, 2021

Design Lab
Ages: 6-7 | Rising 1st and 2nd grade| Must turn 6 by May 2021
Cost: $175 Family Plus/Premium Members | $200 Non-Members
Camp Capacity: 20 students

Solve design problems and learn new skills in this ultimate maker camp! You’ll learn how to sew, bake, weave, and even basic carpentry skills all while having fun.

Week 5: July 12 – July 16, 2021

Outdoor Adventures! SOLD OUT!
Ages 8-10 | Rising 3rd – 5th grade | Must turn 8 by May 2021
Cost: $175 Family Plus/Premium Members | $200 Non-Members
Camp Capacity: 20 students

Get outside and explore the forest!  Meet at the Center and take daily trips to Kanawha State Forest* to explore team building, survival skills, and the basics of rock climbing.  *Transportation provided by Kanawha County Schools

Week 5: July 12 – July 16, 2021

Robot Masters – SOLD OUT!
Ages 10 – 14 | Rising 6 – 9th grade | Must turn 10 by May 2021
Cost: $200 Family Plus/Premium Members | $215 Non-Members
Camp Capacity: 20 students

Construct and program VEX IQ robots to complete tasks and overcome obstacles.  Put your skills to the test by challenging your robot to a bot battle in the VEX IQ Challenge.

Week 6: July 19 – July 23, 2021

Mad Science Lab (Half-Day Camp | 9AM – Noon) SOLD OUT!  
Ages 4-5 |Preschool and Rising Kindergarten | Must turn 4 by May 2021
Cost: $75 Family Plus/Premium Members | $90 Non-Members
Camp Capacity: 15 students

Get messy as you mix up some cool science experiments!

Week 6: July 19 – July 23, 2021

Art Explorers
Ages: 6-7 | Rising 1st and 2nd grade| Must turn 6 by May 2021
Cost: $175 Family Plus/Premium Members | $200 Non-Members
Camp Capacity: 20 students

From Classical to Contemporary, explore art by studying some of the greatest artists through the ages while learning the basic principles and elements of art!

Week 7: July 26 – July 30, 2021

Vroom!  Designing for Speed
Ages: 6-7 | Rising 1st and 2nd grade| Must turn 6 by May 2021
Cost: $175 Family Plus/Premium Members | $200 Non-Members
Camp Capacity: 20 students

Engineer vehicles that perform at top speeds and discover how physics and engineering go hand in hand.

Week 7: July 26 – July 30, 2021

Extraterrestrial Engineering – SOLD OUT!
Ages 8-10 | Rising 3rd – 5th grade | Must turn 8 by May 2021
Cost: $175 Family Plus/Premium Members | $200 Non-Members
Camp Capacity: 20 students

What will it take to live in space?  Navigate problem solving and design challenges as you explore 3D printing, CAD, and engineering with limited available materials.

Week 8: August 2 – August 6, 2021

Go Active! Science and Strategy of Sports
Ages 8-10 | Rising 3rd – 5th grade | Must turn 8 by May 2021
Cost: $175 Family Plus/Premium Members | $200 Non-Members
Camp Capacity: 20 students

Get your head in the game!  Go active as you learn the strategy and science involved in team sports.

Week 8: August 2-6, 2021

Cooking up Chemistry 2
August 2 – 6th
Ages 8-10 | Rising 3rd – 5th grade
Cost: $175 Members | $200 Non-Members

Description: Explore the chemistry of cooking as you mix up some delicious recipes and combine ingredients to create edible experiments. 

Note: This is a repeat of the June 21 – 25th Cooking up Chemistry camp.