Museo de las Americas Summer Camp (MASC) 2017
SUMMER CAMP AGES 4-12
“Celebrating the Art, Culture and Environment of Ecuador”
Museo de las Americas Summer Camp embarked on a cultural journey through the country of Ecuador. Ecuador’s depths are shaped by its magnificent environment which contains almost 20,000 species of plants, 1,500 species of birds, 341 species of mammals and more than 840 species of reptiles and amphibians. It includes UNESCO World Heritage Sites like the Galápagos Islands and renowned parks such as the Yasuni National Park. Ecuador was chosen as Museo’s country of focus for Summer Camp 2017 due to the pressing urgency of climate change and environmental degradation that both the Galápagos Islands and Yasuni National Parks’ biodiversity is experiencing
During the 2017 Summer Camp students learned about and explored the beauty, wonder and magic of the Galápagos Islands and Yasuni National Park. Through Summer Camp 2017 students became leaders of knowledge and activists of change. Summer Camp 2017 awoken student’s consciousness about environmental protection and nature conservation.
At the heart of the Summer Camp is an arts-integrated curriculum that engages all of the senses to build cultural competencies and unlock new, vibrant understandings of academic content. For three consecutive weeks students immersed themselves in four art disciplines: visual arts, music, theatre and dance and at the same time they engaged in the creative process to actively construct knowledge in non-arts academic areas of science, language arts and social studies. With partners like the Denver Zoo, Denver Botanic Gardens and the Denver Museum of Nature & Science, Summer Camp students were exposed to expertise on the environment and the concept of home as place. Our scientific community partners worked hand in hand with Museo for our students to gain firsthand knowledge of the environment of Ecuador.
Museo understands the importance of keeping young minds active and engaged throughout the summer months and it is our goal to provide quality education that promotes excellence in the arts, excellence in academics and excellence in cultural competencies.
Alexis Newton, Education Director
Museo de las Americas
Summer Camp 2017 has ended. Keep up with us in the meantime and check back spring 2018!
DATES: Camp Begins June and ends July GRADES: K through 6th grade TIMES: 9am-12pm, light snack provided daily COST: Scholarships are available to students at a first come, first serve basis.
SUMMER CAMP AGES 12-14
Los Jovenes Leadership Lab – A fusion of creativity, Technology & Mentoring to Cultivate Lasting Leadership Skills in Our Youth.
This year’s Lab incorporated and introduced the use of 3D printers and students had the opportunity to create a collaborative project with this year’s theme of Barrio Protectors. In this immersive two part program students elevated their leadership skills through mentorships, art, and technology. Upon completion of the four week program, students left feeling accomplished and empowered to create positive change in their community.
Part One: June 5th – June 9th
The first week of Los Jovenes Leadership Lab operated as an “incubator” for the future arts leaders, infusing technology and the arts to equip students with transferable digital and cooperative leadership skills that they can apply in their community, academic and personal lives. Students created digital art using 3D printers and followed role models at the museum to learn the various functional roles of arts leadership, delving into subjects such as communications, problem solving, teamwork and technology.
Part Two-Four: June 19th – July 7th
After week one, students had the opportunity to use their newly cultivated leadership skills and talents as they fulfilled the role of Teen Captains for Museo’s Summer Arts Camp for ages 4 through 12. Throughout the following three-week camp, they were in charge of providing technical and logistical support to camp staff, mentoring campers through their social emotional needs, and tutoring campers with use of technology during digital art lessons, further reinforcing the concepts and skills they learned in advancing their abilities to communicate and lead.
Los Jovenes Leadership Lab 2017 has ended. Keep up with us in the meantime and check back spring 2018!
DATES: Camp begins in June TIMES: 9am to 2pm, light snack provided daily;
AGES: 7th through 8th Grade COST: Scholarships are available to students at a first come, first serve basis.
ENROLLMENT CAPACITY: 10 students
*Scholarships are reserved for students who attend Title I schools and who qualify for free and reduced lunch*