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Camp Curiosity gives kids fun ways to learn about science
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Camp Curiosity gives kids fun ways to learn about science

by Briana Ulrich in OPINION

Kids ages 5-11 can create food with slime, shoot off handmade rockets and play quidditch at the Grand Rapids Public Museum's summer camps.

Camp Curiosity is a day camp hosted by the Grand Rapids Public Museum that runs from June 26 to August 11 and gives kids between the ages of 5-11 a chance to keep their minds learning during summer break. The months of summer vacation for elementary students is a time that can be spent going to the pool, playing video games, watching TV and forgetting everything learned the school year before.

“We felt a need in the community to provide a fun yet educational summer camp program,” says Rob Schuitema, educational manager for the Grand Rapids Public Museum.

After years of offering sessions that covered several subjects, Camp Curiosity decided to streamline their program this year and focus solely on science. The six camps focus on engineering, natural science, astronomy and physical science, and allow campers to take part in fun experiments both inside and outside the walls of the museum.

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