Week 5 - Mystery in the Museum

This week campers at Great Explorations were super sleuths studied fingerprints, honed their senses and were tasked with solving many mysteries, including finding the missing shells at Fort De Soto Park.

 Campers used powers of observation to identify shells during a shell scavenger hunt.

Campers used powers of observation to identify shells during a shell scavenger hunt.

 Some campers used stencils to create their secret agent backpacks...

Some campers used stencils to create their secret agent backpacks...

Even the smallest details can help solve a mystery, so our detectives got "printed" and learned about fingerprints and how studying them can help solve mysteries. 

Detectives use their senses to solve mysteries so our campers had a sensory experience with super slime!

 This proud sleuth had fun in the sun finding the mysteriously missing shells at beautiful Fort De Soto!

This proud sleuth had fun in the sun finding the mysteriously missing shells at beautiful Fort De Soto!

Meanwhile back in the museum, campers started the week making secret agent backpacks.

 ...while others preferred to design them freestyle.

...while others preferred to design them freestyle.

 Campers thought it was so cool that each fingerprint is unique!

Campers thought it was so cool that each fingerprint is unique!

Creating and unveiling secret messages was a really fun part of Super Sleuth Academy.

Campers used white crayons to create their own secret messages and unveiled them with watercolors, learning about wax and watercolor resist technique.

After a week of solving puzzles, campers had a great time designing their own personal puzzles! 

 Campers expressed themselves by drawing on foam with permanent markers.

Campers expressed themselves by drawing on foam with permanent markers.

 After a quick trip through the AccuCut machine, their beautiful drawings are now puzzles to take home and solve!

After a quick trip through the AccuCut machine, their beautiful drawings are now puzzles to take home and solve!

At the end of the week the mystery was solved - Great Ex camp is loads of fun!

The amazing fun and educational experiences are possible with the Support of Creative Pinellas and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.

Grab your passports - next week we are off to South America!