Summer Camp 2020 Update:
At this time, we are moving forward with Summer Camp as scheduled. However, since the safety of our campers and staff is our highest priority, we are making several important modifications:
All camps will run at less than 50% capacity.
Camp sign-in will take place in a car line rather than inside the museum. Each camper will receive a brief symptom and temperature check before exiting their vehicle. No campers experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 will be allowed to enter camp.
Per CDC recommendations, camp sign-in times will be staggered: ages 6-8 from 8:45 to 9am and ages 9-12 from 9 to 9:15am.
Likewise, sign-out times will be staggered: ages 6-8 from 3:45 to 4pm and ages 9-12 from 4 to 4:15pm.
Unfortunately, early drop off and late pick up will not be available.
Social distancing measures will be implemented throughout the camp experience.
Games such as tag will be replaced with no-touch alternatives.
Group projects will be altered to avoid close proximity and frequent touch surfaces.
Daily cleaning protocols have been greatly enhanced.
Rigorous hand washing and sanitation routines for campers and staff will be in place.
Time spent outdoors will be increased substantially (as weather allows).
Edison Ford staff will wear masks at all times.
The traditional Friday afternoon end of camp celebrations will no longer take place– we are exploring other possibilities to capture the excitement of these important events.
Summer Camp: Gear Up!
Emerging engineers will explore activities related to six simple machines.
Summer Camp: Mad Chemistry
Acids and bases and reactions, oh my! Campers will experiment and more.
Summer Camp: Creative Coders
Multiple platforms will be explored as campers take on daily computer challenges!
Summer Camp: Assembly Required
June 29-July 3
Campers will use the LEGO platform to tackle the principles of robotics.
Summer Camp: Caloosahatchee Conservation
Ecology, conservation, and sustainability will be explored in this hands-on camp.
Summer Camp: Discovering Dinosaurs (ages 6-8)
This fun and fast-paced paleontology primer will inspire and educate campers!
Summer Camp: Fantastic Filmmakers (Ages 9-12)
Future Directors and actors will shine in this popular two-week camp!
Summer Camp: Fantastic Film-makers (Ages 6-8)
Future directors and actors will shine in this popular camp!
Summer Camp: 3-D Art and Design
Campers will combine form and function to create 3-D structures and more!
Summer Camp: Lift Off!
Campers will be challenged to learn the forces of flight as their imaginations soar!
Camp Scholarship Information
The Edison and Ford Winter Estates will be offering a limited number of scholarships to students for the 2020 summer camp programs.
To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must demonstrate an interest in history, natural science, horticulture, culture, arts or the environment. Scholarship applications must be submitted no later than April 17 2020. Click here to download the application form.