Van Hoosen Museum Summer Programs

Wet and Wild Wednesdays

Little House by the Creek Day Camp 
$35 Per Session | $30 Museum Members 
Ages 7-11: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm 
June 26, July 17, July 31

This day camp is repeated 3 times during the summer. Each session ends with campers exploring the “shimmering” creek of Bertha Van Hoosen’s childhood after a day of doing some of her favorite chores, attending the schoolhouse that she loved, harvesting fruits and vegetables and visiting the final resting place of the Taylor-Van Hoosen family. 


Little House in the Village Writer’s Camp 
$135 Public | $120 Museum Members 
Ages 9-12: 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
August 18 – August 21 

Enjoy four days of fun on our 16 acres and throughout our historic buildings and Stony Creek. The sites/sights, sounds, smell, tastes, and feeling are fodder for any budding young writer. The focus is on process not product, but does align with the Common Core Curriculum. Space is limited. 


Terrific Tuesdays in the Garden (Parent-Child Program) 

$5 Public | $3 Museum Members (Adults are free!) 
Ages 3-5: 10:00 am to 11:00 am 
Ages 6-10: 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm 
June 24, July 1, July 8, July 15, July 22, July 29, August 5 

Get Growing! in the Children’s Garden every Tuesday. The morning programs are parent-child programs for ages 3-5 and include a story, snack, activity in the garden and craft. 

Young gardeners, ages 6-10, will enjoy planting, harvesting, making, taking, cooking, and crafting with activities designed to cultivate a love of gardening. 


Wet and Wild Wednesdays 
No registration required 
$3 Public | Museum Members Free
12:00 pm to 2:00 pm 
Performers, giant water slides, fire truck and children’s garden 
July 2, July 9, July 16, July 23, July 30


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Courtney Lawless

Courtney is the traveling mom! She has 3 girls and is the founder of Detroit Mommies and currently lives in Florida. You can follow her on Twitter @courtneyRVL.

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