During frequent visits to the Fort Baker beach, campers will conduct scientific investigations and observe animal behavior. They’ll dive deep into local marine life, and examine the flora and fauna supported by the ocean. A visit to our local Coast Guard station is a special opportunity to learn more!
We’re taking budding artists out of the studio and into the outdoors! Our Fort Baker location provides a wealth of inspiration for campers to tap into. Campers will go on hikes and explore by the beach, then create artwork that reflects what they see, feel, and experience in the natural world.
Tools, tinkering, and tech, oh my! In this introduction to making and tinkering, young makers will explore different types of tools—from hammers and wrenches to laser cutters and 3D printers—to explore how they work and what they do. After a visit to BADM’s new Try it Studio, campers will use what they’ve learned to create inventions of their own.
Science is magical, if you know what to look for! Campers will explore chemical reactions and properties of matter so they can better notice the fascinating moments of everyday chemistry that happen all around us! They’ll use scientific tools to form hypotheses, conduct experiments, and draw conclusions from the evidence they uncover.
We’re giving your child permission to get messy, all in the name of artistic expression. Campers will explore the world around them in a hands-on way through sensory art activities like finger painting, sculptures, murals, and more. Clean-up is on us!
Creepy crawly or sweetly silly? Working individually and collaboratively, campers imagine and construct monsters using various art materials like clay, paint, and fabric. All monsters need a good origin story, so campers will take inspiration from the characteristics and habitats of real animals to invent a narrative backstory for their own creations.
BADM campers are on the case! In Mystery Solvers, campers hone their detective skills by decoding riddles, making disguises, and solving a mystery that has happened at the museum. Then it’s time for the roles to reverse; campers will use what they’ve learned about detective work to create a mystery of their own for other campers to solve.
There’s no better way to appreciate BADM’s Fort Baker location than seeing it for yourself. Campers will act like junior naturalists as they explore the plant and animal life of Fort Baker and engage in activities like bird watching. What they observe will serve as inspiration for their own scientific illustrations, nature field guide, and more!
We’re on the move, and looking for more ways to get from one place to another! After exploring planes, trains, boats, and cars, and learning about the physics involved in each mode of transportation, it’s time for invention. Campers use the dynamic design process to engineer new modes of transportation that could get us from place to place.