Summer Camp

Join us for Summer Camp at the AAMI!

For the first time ever, we are offer four different summer camps!  2nd-5th graders are welcome to join any (or all!) of the following camps, ranging in length from one week to two days to best fit your summer schedule.

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Behind the Beat
July 7-11, 9:00-3:00

Hip hop, Jazz, Motown, Ragtime… [African] American music and [African] American history go hand in hand. This week we’ll listen to music, make music, and draw connections to our past through art, science, stories, and games. To understand history, you just have to look behind the beat.  To learn more or enroll your student, download the Behind the Beat Camp Enrollment Form.  Behind the Beat is $60 per camper.

sugrr campSecrets of the Underground Railroad
July 14-18, 9:00-3:00

Secrets.  Danger.  Freedom.   Campers will learn wilderness survival skills, how to identify an Underground Railroad house, common secret codes, and about the freedom seekers who made their way through Iowa on the way to Canada.  To learn more or enroll your student, download the Secrets of the Underground Railroad release form..  Secrets of the Underground Railroad is $60 per camper.

solveitdetectSolve It! Detective
July 28-29, 9:00-3:00

Virgil Powell was a fingerprint expert. Harriet Tubman was a spy. John Glover was the first African American to lead an FBI field office. Join us for this 2-day adventure where campers will learn to think like detectives, and not a moment to soon! There will be a crime to solve Tuesday afternoon… Can you figure our whodunit? To learn more or enroll your student, download the Solve It! Detective enrollment form.  Solve It! Detective is $25 per camper.

solveitbuxtonSolve It! Buxton
July 30-31, 9:00-3:00

At the turn of the 20th century, Buxton was a booming coal mining town in south central Iowa. By 1920, its population had virtually disappeared. We’ll learn more about this unique place in Iowa’s history through archaeology and artifacts, then bring Buxton back to life. To learn more or enroll your student, download the Solve It! Detective enrollment form.  Solve It! Buxton is $25 per camper.

Return completed forms or direct questions to Michelle Poe via mail, fax, or email (Click here to view email address).  A limited number of scholarships are available; contact Michelle for more information.

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