Camps & Classes
The North Country Children’s Museum’s Class Series and Vacation Camps offer kids unique, interactive STEAM activities led by NCCM educators and university faculty. These drop-off programs are held at our location in downtown Potsdam. Space is limited to 12 children per session. Members receive a 10% discount. Contact us about scholarships.
Register here for Fall Classes
Ten weeks of class in each session running from September 29 to December 10. Class series cost $95 per student. *Woodshop runs for 6 weeks from October 1-November 5 for $65.
Early Childhood Classes for Child & Caregiver
Toddler Yoga: Wednesdays 10:15am-11:00am For kids walking to age 5, with a caregiver. Taught by Kelly Burnham, owner of Flying Lotus Yoga Center & Juice Bar in Canton. Kelly brings a love of movement, music, and play to her children’s yoga classes. Children will enjoy yoga, songs, stories, and art making. Body awareness is a common theme as toddlers learn to move their bodies to the music, with their breath, and in a mindful manner. Participants should wear comfortable clothing and come prepared to have fun!
Engineer’s Lab: Thursdays 10:15am-11:00am Ages 3-5, Think Outside the Box: Engineering Adventures with Cardboard: Ages 3-5 When is a box not a box? When you use your imagination! In this workshop, students will see their creativity come to life while applying STEM skills and building their own interactive products. Students become engineers by immersing themselves in the design process–from brainstorming ideas, drafting a blueprint and implementation plan, to creating a final product made out of cardboard including an original, playful use of a box, a moving robot hand, and a labyrinth. With Clarkson Institute for STEM Education.
Toddler Music: Friday 10:15am-11:00am Ages 4 and under, Toddler Music is a mixed-age music and movement class for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their caregivers, that includes activities designed to promote musical learning across ages. Activities include singing and chanting, dancing and finger plays, and playing children’s instruments, aka: making noise and jumping around. You don’t want your little one to miss out! With Crane professor and experienced early childhood music educator, Heather Wheeler.
After School Classes for School Age Children
Art Studio: Wednesdays 3:10pm-4:00pm Grades K-5, “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover”- make a book and it’s cover! Come explore the world of bookmaking and create a one of a kind book. We will look at various children’s book illustrators, make our own paper, create our own illustrations, and explore the art of books in various unique and unexpected forms.
Sewing: Wednesdays 4:10pm-5:00pm Grades 1-5, In this class, children will learn to sew using a variety of hand sewing techniques. Participants will use their sewing skills to create an original “sock monster” animal and small beanbags for a family game. This class is taught by artist Romi Sebald of Cranberry Brook Designs.
Theater Workshop: Thursdays 3:10pm-4:00pm Grades K-5, Make Your Own Sequel! We’ve all read The Very Hungry Caterpillar, but what happens after the caterpillar turns into a butterfly? Who will the butterfly meet? More importantly, is the butterfly still hungry? We’ll write our own play about the aftermath and perform it!
Engineer’s Lab: Thursdays 4:10pm-5:00pm Grades 2-6, Think Outside the Box: Engineering Adventures with Cardboard: In this workshop, students will see their creativity come to life while applying STEM skills and building their own interactive products. Students become engineers by immersing themselves in the design process–from brainstorming ideas, drafting a blueprint and implementation plan, to creating a final product made out of cardboard including an original, playful use of a box, a moving robot hand, and a labyrinth. With Clarkson’s Institute for STEM Education.
Science: Fridays 3:10pm-4:00pm Grades 1-5, Science of Space: Are you ready for an out-of-this world adventure? We’re going to explore the otherworldly beauty of alien planets and cosmic phenomena and discover the incredible potential of extremophiles on earth. We can see how intelligent life could develop in ways not as alien as we think!
Woodshop: Fridays 4:10pm-5:00pm Ages 8-12, Build a Birdhouse: In this special 6-week program 8-12 year olds can build a birdhouse and learn the basics of woodworking with real tools! Special price of $65. Woodshop runs October 1-November 5 for $65.
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