Minnieland at Heritage Hunt Announces Summer Camp Activities

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Come and experience a fun-filled summer as we travel through time
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Week of June 20-24 Jurassic Period:  Age of the Dinosaurs
Campers will experience the life of a paleontologist by exploring the earliest dinosaurs, flora and fauna, and the creation of the oldest living sea through fossils, fact-finding, and the folklore of the Jurassic Age.
 
Monday - Cooking:  Dinosaur Eggs
Tuesday: - Camp Kick Off
Wednesday - Sports Team Day
Thursday - Mismatched Day
Friday - Picnic on the Playground Day
 
Week of June 27-July 1 – Ancient Egypt: Pyramids, Pharaohs and Peace Treaties
This week's journey takes us back to ancient Egypt where our campers will  learn to be resourceful and explore how Egyptians established a civilization that ushered in the first mathematics system, medical know­ how, viable trading resources, and the value of working together as a culture to a create peacefu coexistence.

 Monday - Cooking:  Salati Azbadi
Tuesday - Field Trip- Leesburg Go Golf
Wednesday - Mud Day
Thursday - Swimming Pool - Pre K Campers
Friday - Swimming Pool – Senior Campers
 
Week of July 4 - July 8 – Ice Age:  A Cooling Climate
Embark on a journey that explores how glaciers, ice sheets, and volcanos helped shaped the Earth that we inhabit today through shifting, melting, slipping, and sliding into continents and other divides.
 
Monday – School Closed for July 4th
Tuesday – Field Trip to Skyline Caverns- Pre K and Young Senior Campers
Wednesday Field Trip to Kings Dominion – Senior Campers
Thursday - Swimming Pool - Pre K Campers
Friday - Swimming Pool – Senior Campers
 
Week of July 11- July 15 – Medieval Times
Our passage into the middle ages will allow the campers to explore a time of nobility and feudalism by exploring the pageantry of knights and nobleman. Campers will explore  the culture and technological advances of this explosive time in history.
 
Monday – Cooking: Pretzels
Tuesday – Medieval Games Minnieland Heritage Hunt vs. Minnieland Dominion Valley Pre K Campers
Wednesday - Medieval Games Minnieland Heritage Hunt vs. Minnieland Dominion Valley Senior Campers
Thursday - Swimming Pool - Pre K Campers
Friday - Swimming Pool – Senior Campers

Week of July 18- July 22 – The Oregon Trail Pathway to the West
Campers will discover the thrill and peril of the gold rush through the exploration of trails through the United States via foot, horseback and coveredwagons. Learn what it took to survive and thrive as we conquer the unknown through discovery, trade, and land acquisitions in a brave new world.

Monday – Cooking: Making Butter
Tuesday – Field Trip - Great Country Farms Pre K Campers
Wednesday - Field Trip - Great Country Farms Senior Campers
Thursday - Swimming Pool - Pre K Campers
Friday - Swimming Pool – Senior Campers
 
Week of July 25- July 29 – The 80’s Retro Toys
Campers will explore the decade of their parents and revisit the toys and games that kept them occupied growing up. We will make our own board games, recreate the Rubik Cube ®, and make our own cabbage patch dolls. We will invite our parents to come and share with us their memories of growing up in the SO's and have a competition to see who can create the best new boardgame.
 
Monday – Cooking: Jell-O Salad
Tuesday – Field Trip – Reston Zoo - Pre K Campers
Wednesday - Field Trip – Reston Zoo - Senior Campers
Thursday - Swimming Pool - Pre K Campers
Friday - Swimming Pool – Senior Campers
 
Week of August 1 – August 4 – Ancient Greece:  History, Mythology and Art
Campers will have a chance to explore the architecture and wonder that was Greece. Challenges will include a recreation of the first Olympic Games and other athletic skill building challenges. Creative and building enthusiasts alike will enjoy creating, sculpting, and drawing classic Greek revival pieces.
Rounding out this week will be the mythological stories belonging to the ancient Greeks, their gods and heroes and how their significance impacted their social and religious practices.
 
Monday – Cooking: Greek Salad
Tuesday – Field Trip – Youth Sports – Senior Campers
Wednesday - Field Trip – Youth Sports – Pre K Campers
Thursday - Swimming Pool - Pre K Campers
Friday - Swimming Pool – Senior Campers
 
Week of August 8 – August 12 – Disco 70’s - Minnieland Begins
Campers will delve in to a peaceful and colorful time creating some of the unique fashion and decorating statements of the decade ---tie-dye t-shirts and lava lamps. We will also explore the beginning of Minnieland Private Day School, when Mr. and Mrs. Leopold opened their first school back in 1972. Come learn about Minnieland and how it all started in Woodbridge, Virginia in a house on Minnieville Road. A disco dance will round out our week.

Monday – Cooking: Egg Salad
Tuesday – 70’s Dance Party at Minnieland Dominion Valley – Senior Campers
Wednesday - 70’s Dance Party at Minnieland Dominion Valley – Senior Campers - Pre K Campers
Thursday - Swimming Pool - Pre K Campers
Friday - Swimming Pool – Senior Campers
 
Week of August 14 – August 18 – Final Frontier:  Space Exploration
Journey into the world of planets, stars, and continuing and ever-evolving space technology. Campers will boldly go where no camper has gone before to research the infinite world of space. They will be inspired to ponder the limits of space and all the possibilities that its enormity may offer.
 
Monday – Cooking: Space Kabobs
Tuesday – Field Trip – Dulles Air and Space Museum – Senior Campers
Wednesday - Field Trip – Dulles Air and Space Museum - Pre K Campers
Thursday - Swimming Pool - Pre K Campers
Friday - Swimming Pool – Senior Campers

 

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