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Register now for summer day camp at Patriots Point!

Molly Hamilton Mar 23, 2016

Looking for an exciting and fun day camp option for your children this summer?  Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum will host two weeks of “Camp Summer Scientist” for campers ages 7-11 and five sessions of “Flight Academy Camp” for children ages 10-14.  All camps are coordinated through the Town of Mt. Pleasant and registration can be completed at their website at www.mtpleasantrec.com/register.  Registration is underway now.

The costs and times of the camp are as follows:

  • Camp Summer Scientist – 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. – $150 resident/ $180 non-resident
  • Flight Academy Camp – 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. – $215 resident/ $245 non-resident

All camp sessions are held onboard the USS Yorktown CV-10.  Campers are asked to bring their own lunch and water bottle and wear closed-toe shoes and sunscreen.

Camp Summer Scientist

Camp Summer Scientist (ages 7-11) offers an exciting look at science led by certified science and history instructors at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum.  The camp is held onboard the historic USS Yorktown aircraft carrier and there will be two separate sessions this year.

DSC07610Session 1: “Science” – 414017-04 (activity code for registration)

June 20-24, 2016

In the first session of “Camp Summer Scientist,” campers will:

  • Engage in hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering and math
  • Build bottle rockets and learn more about our coastal ecosystems
  • Explore the majestic vessels and aircraft at Patriots Point and learn their history

Session 2: “Geology Rocks” – 614017-04 (activity code for registration)

July 11-15, 2016

In the second session of “Camp Summer Scientist,” campers will:

  • Learn about geology, focusing on marine geology
  • Discover fossils, build volcanos, and shake things up with an earthquake

DSC07539Flight Academy Summer Day Camp

The Flight Academy Camp is geared toward children ages 10-14 and is perfect for your young pilots in training.  Campers will use high-tech flight simulators and be challenged to complete high speed missions.  This camp teaches skills of team building, leadership and communications while also allowing campers to learn about the basics of flight, air traffic control, navigation and aviation history.

DSC07530To register on the Mt. Pleasant recreation website, use the following activity codes for the session(s) of choice:

  • 414017-19 – June 6- 10, 2016
  • 414017-23 – June 20-24, 2016
  • 414017-24 – June 27-July 1, 2016
  • 614017-29 – July 18-22, 2016
  • 614017-05 –  August 1-5, 2016

Questions about registration for summer camp at Patriots Point Naval & Maritime Museum should be directed to the Town of Mt. Pleasant Recreation Department at 843.884.2528.  Classes do have a size limit.  Register now to secure a spot for your child!

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3 thoughts on “Register now for summer day camp at Patriots Point!

  1. Sally Seignious says:

    I’m 7th grade Science teacher at Moutrie Middle school. I received information regarding Science Summer camps, I thought at Patriots Point, about Marine animals. I have a very bright, wonderful student who is interested in camp. Am I wrong about it being at Patriot’s Point? I’m trying to assist him. Please let me know if you do or do not offer that particular course. Thank you!

    1. Molly Hamilton says:

      Yes! You are right, there is such a summer day camp at Patriots Point this summer. Our summer day camps are offered through the Town of Mt. Pleasant. There are three weeks of summer camp offerings in our “Summer Scientist” camp, but it is geared toward children who are ages 7-11. You can find out about it more in the Summer Camp guide here: http://www.mtpleasantrec.com/DocumentCenter/View/20865

      While those options might not work for a 7th grader, perhaps your students would be interested in our Flight Academy camps offered for kids ages 10-14. They are listed on the same page of the camp guide. Hope that helps!

      Molly Hamilton
      Public Information & Media Relations

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