Camps & Workshops

 

We’re excited to announce a full schedule of summer fun at your Clay Center! School may be out, but summer camp is in session and lasts all summer long!  Registration is open now for a variety of full day camps taking place June 6 – August 19! 

Full day camps will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays, with pre and post-camp wrap care beginning at 8:00 a.m. and ending at 5:00 p.m. for an additional fee of $10 per child for each morning and afternoon session.  Camp check-ins commence at 8:30 a.m. and camp check-outs are between 2:30 & 4:00 p.m.  Camps are available for students ages 4 – 14 years.  Students must bring a bagged lunch each day, the Clay Center will provide a light afternoon snack. 

Register now by clicking the button below each description, calling the box office at 304-561-3570, or visiting theclaycenter.org.

Clay Center Summer Camps are presented with support from Suddenlink & Belle Chemical Company

 

WEEK 4 – JUNE 27 – JULY 1

Ages 6-7: Dinosaur Discovery – SOLD OUT!
*Please contact the box office to be added to the wait list.

Description: Get ready to roar as you learn about the wide array of dinosaurs that ruled the Earth for millions of years! Expect familiar faces and new discoveries. This Summer Camp will make special use of the Dinosaur Safari temporary exhibit!

Ages 8-10: Fossil Finders – SOLD OUT!
*Please contact the box office to be added to the wait list.

Description: Get a crash-course in paleontology as we learn how we know what we know about what life was like millions of years ago. Sample fossil digs, skeleton reconstructions, and even the study of flight will help campers learn how we’re learning more about dinosaurs every day!

WEEK 5 – JULY 4 – 8
NO WEEKLONG CAMPS

DISCOVERY DAY CAMPS JULY 5 – 8

Looking for some last-minute summer day camp possibilities? The week of July 5th the Clay Center has you covered! Each day students will explore a variety of different topics related to Science, Art, and Technology in a fun, hands-on way. Advanced registration is required. These camps are recommended for students ages 7-10 years.

Tuesday, July 5 – Register Now
Wednesday, July 6 – Register Now
Thursday, July 7 – Register Now
Friday, July 8 – Register Now 

 

WEEK 6 – JULY 11 – 15

Ages 4-5: Superhero Science (½ day)– SOLD OUT!
*Please contact the box office to be added to the wait list.

Description: Put on your cape and get ready to save the day as we explore flight, strength, speed, and what it means to be a hero!!

Ages 10-14: Robot Academy– SOLD OUT!
*Please contact the box office to be added to the wait list.

Description: 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 7 – JULY 18 – 22

Ages 6-7 – Color Splash Art Camp – SOLD OUT! 
*Please contact the box office to be added to the wait list.

Description: Time to get creative as campers are introduced to a wide variety of artistic techniques and will get the opportunity to make their own marvelous masterpieces!

Ages 8-10 – Space Voyagers– SOLD OUT!
*Please contact the box office to be added to the wait list.

Description: Get ready to blast off as we build rockets, examine the stars, and take a hand at designing our own missions into the far reaches of the solar system.

WEEK 8 – JULY 25 – 29

Ages 6-7 – Mini Medical – SOLD OUT!
*Please contact the box office to be added to the wait list.

Description: Be a doctor, a veterinarian, a pharmacist and more as you learn from medical professionals what it takes to contribute to the wellness of others.

Ages 8-10 – Technology Lab – SOLD OUT!
*Please contact the box office to be added to the wait list.

Description: Get an introduction to the engineering skills of the future as you learn to build functioning robots and design your own 3D printed creations!

WEEK 9 – AUGUST 1 – 5

Ages 6-7 – Grossology  SOLD OUT! 
*Please contact the box office to be added to the wait list.

Description: If it’s icky, oozy, sticky, or slimy you’ll get to explore it here in this hands-on camp for curious young scientists.

Ages 8-10 Go Active Sports Camp
Description: Get your head in the game!  Go active as you learn the strategy and science involved in team sports. 

WEEK 10 – AUGUST 8 – 12

Ages 4-5 – Global Safari (½ Day)– SOLD OUT!
*Please contact the box office to be added to the wait list.

Description: Travel around the world, discover where animals live, and put your animal survival skills to the test.

Ages 8-10 – Movie Makers– SOLD OUT!
*Please contact the box office to be added to the wait list.

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

WEEK 11 – AUGUST 15 – 19

Ages 10-14 – Wilderness Science
*Offsite Location

Biology and ecology take center stage as we get out of the classroom! Meet at the Center and take daily trips to Kanawha State Forest* to go on wilderness hikes and learn some environmental science.  *Transportation provided by Kanawha County Schools