Camp Kennedy is held in the summer, is a one day camp and is designed to engage the youth of our country in exploring John F. Kennedy’s legacy of leadership. We have a number of exciting new projects in the works that we hope will stimulate the leader in each young participant!
The John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum will offer three days of elementary programming this summer, July 17th, 18th, and 19th, 9:00 am-12:00 pm.
The lessons will synthesize critical thinking skills, civic engagement, and science, technology, engineering, mathematics and art (STEAM). The programs are open to students who will begin grades 2, 3, or 4 this upcoming school year. Registration is on a first come/first served basis and is limited to 12 students daily. Each class has a different theme.
Tuesday, July 17th: Launching into Space Students will learn about the integral role of President Kennedy in the Space Race. They will then build a rocket. Students will launch the rockets at a nearby park, testing their engineering skills.
Wednesday, July 18th: Boats and the Beach Students will learn about President Kennedy’s service in the Navy onboard PT109. Boatbuilding will follow. “Sea Trials” will take place at Aselton Park, Hyannis.
Thursday, July 19th: I Have a Dream Students will be introduced to the importance of the civil rights movement through the relationship between Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert F. Kennedy. Using their artistic skills, students will then develop and decorate an “I Have a Dream” dream catcher, sharing their dreams for the future.