It’s a first!  Discovery Park of America is offering four different Summer Camps in July of this year!

If you are a parent or a grandparent, and you are concerned about school getting out and too much video time for your children or grandchildren this year, you might want to sign them up for a Summer Camp at Discovery Park of America!  This is the park’s first year offering Summer Camps, and Education Director, Polly Brasher, is very enthusiastic about the camps.

“We tried to plan around other summer time activities that are already available,” Brasher said.  “We didn’t do our camps on top of UTM’s summer program because we want the children in this area to have multiple educational opportunities throughout the summer months,” she added.

The Summer Camps at Discovery Park are all designed to expand your child’s understanding of the world, while being a fun and entertaining way to spend time.  “We hope that the children will make new friends, learn more about things that they might already be interested in and keep exercising their brains while being challenged in a fun setting,” Brasher said.

Parents can sign their children up now for any of the following four camps by calling or coming by the park:

  • MINECRAFT: This is a one day camp that will bring “Minecraft to life!”  This camp is ideal for children ages eight through 12 and will be held on Saturday, July 7th from 10:30 until 3:30 p.m.  The price is $35 for members and $40 for non-members and includes lunch and supplies.
  • LEGO: This four day camp will be held Tuesday through Friday, July 10th through the 13th, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. daily.  Children ages six and up are ideal for the Lego Camp, where they will zip, rocket and climb through one fun challenge at a time.  The children will make their very own Lego zip line racer, put Legos in motion with motors and also learn to create indestructible vehicles, create secret lairs and so much more!  The price is $180 for members and $200 for non-members and includes lunch and supplies for all four days.
  • STORYTELLING: Riverboat John Ferguson will teach people of all ages how to use words in stories that will make listeners want to smell, feel, taste and see all aspects of the story!  Learn how to entertain your friends and spin a good yarn at this unique camp that will meet 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. during the evenings of July 17th through July 20th.  The cost is $85 for members and $95 for non-members.  The camp fee includes all supplies.
  • DINOSAUR CAMP: This camp is geared especially for children ages six through nine years old who are fascinated about dinosaurs and want to learn more.  It will meet from 9:00 until 11:00 a.m. July 24th through the 27th.  The cost is $85 for members and $95 for non-members and includes all supplies.

“This is a great way to get your children out of the house and engaged in learning something new during the summer,” Brasher said.  “We hope this goes over well and that we can continue to offer Summer Camps in the future,” she added.

If you have questions or would like more information about any of the four Summer Camps, please call Discovery Park of America at 731-885-5455 and ask for the Education Department.  Enrollment is limited, so everyone is encouraged to sign up soon, while there is space available.  The deadline to register is July 3rd.