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STEINBECK EXPEDITION SUMMER CAMPS 2020

We are thrilled to announce our Steinbeck Expedition Virtual Summer Camps 2020! Campers from ages 5 to 17 will be inspired by the life and works of John Steinbeck while exploring the creative worlds of literature, arts, and sciences through these innovative camps!

Campers will activate their creativity through engaging activities led by our community field experts in the arts and sciences. They will be provided with the right tools to create their own field journal and reflect on their personal experiences and communities.

Steinbeck Expedition Jr.      Ages: 5-7

Mon-Fri, July 6th-10th, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Description: A fun experience for young explorers who are eager to learn more about their surroundings through imaginative activities and virtual experiences that activate their creativity and engage their senses. Their young minds will be activated through music, reading, arts, and science activities.

Cost: $40

Click here to register for Steinbeck Expedition Jr.!

 

Steinbeck Expedition I         Ages: 8-10

Mon-Fri, July 6th-10th, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Description: An exciting journey for young explorers who wish to be the heroes in their own adventures and learn about John Steinbeck’s childhood adventures. Campers will create a one-of-a-kind expedition journal that will activate their artistic and scientific talents through workshops and demos led by local arts and science specialists.

Cost: $40

Click here to register for Steinbeck Expedition I!  

 

Steinbeck Expedition II      Ages: 11-13

Mon-Fri, July 6th-10th & July 13th-17th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Description: A one-of-a-kind adventure through the world of John Steinbeck’s works centered on his scientific expeditions and travels throughout the world. Young explorers will learn valuable skills focused on journal writing, drawing, ecology, and theater arts through workshops and demos by community specialists. They will come away with a story of their own creation while feeling empowered to share their unique narratives with their communities. With the guidance of theater experts, they will create their own theatrical masterpiece.

Cost: $60 for both weeks

Click here to register for Steinbeck Expedition II!

 

Steinbeck Expedition III   Ages: 14-17

Mon-Fri, July 6th-10th & July 13th-17th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Description: A one-of-a-kind exploration through the world of John Steinbeck’s life and works centered on his scientific expeditions and travels throughout the world. Young explorers will learn valuable skills focused on journal writing, drawing, ecology, and theater arts through workshops and demos by community specialists. They will come away with a theatrical story of their own creation while feeling empowered to share their unique narratives with their communities.

Cost: $60 for both weeks

Click here to register for Steinbeck Expedition III!

*Installment payment plans will be available for all camps as needed

Topics of discovery:

  • Ecology
  • Marine Biology
  • Visual Arts
  • Creative Writing
  • Field Journalism
  • Theater arts

Featuring:

  • Live Q&A sessions with our camp guides and experts
  • Exclusive video content from our community experts in the arts and sciences
  • Engaging learning modules
  • virtual S.T.E.A.M. Toolkit
  • Virtual tours and more!

Our Community Experts:

Artists Ink Theater group

Monterey Bay Air Resources District

National Geographic photographer

Urban Arts Collaborative artists

CSUMB Science Illustration instructors

California-based authors

Resident Steinbeck Scholar

and more!

After completing the Steinbeck Expedition Camps, campers will come away feeling empowered and equipped with the tools to further their creative aspirations. Furthermore, they will have gained a deeper understanding of their abilities to communicate, empathize, and be the leaders of their own journeys.

CLICK HERE IF YOU’D LIKE TO APPLY FOR ONE OF OUR SCHOLARSHIPS!

For more information and to reserve your spot please email SYA@steinbeck.org and a member of our Education Team will reach out to you with the next steps.