Week 7 - Once Upon a Time

 A cowboy prince tends to his castle.

A cowboy prince tends to his castle.

 Enjoy the Alice in Wonderland cover re-interpreted in watercolors by one of our 4 year old campers. 

Enjoy the Alice in Wonderland cover re-interpreted in watercolors by one of our 4 year old campers. 

 Campers used feathers, tissue paper, sequins and other materials to decoupage their storybook boxes.

Campers used feathers, tissue paper, sequins and other materials to decoupage their storybook boxes.

 We enjoyed the iconic Great Ex program, Global Groove to explore telling stories with music and movement.

We enjoyed the iconic Great Ex program, Global Groove to explore telling stories with music and movement.

The highlight of the week for the campers and counselors was a trip to the Dali Museum. Our older campers loved the audio tour and the younger campers enjoyed learning about this fascinating art from their counselors.

And what a treat to explore the gorgeous building and grounds - what a local treasure!

 Campers enjoy the decoration of thousands and thousands of wristbands from previous visitors.

Campers enjoy the decoration of thousands and thousands of wristbands from previous visitors.

Once upon a time, a hands-on museum hosted educational camps in a beautiful city by the Bay. The happy campers made friends, created memories and explored the art and science of fun and learning.

This week campers at Great Explorations dove into the world of fairy tales, folk tales, stories told in pictures and stories told through music. It was an amazing week filled with curiosity, adventure and discovery.

 Magic flowers have special powers!

Magic flowers have special powers!

 Our youngest campers really put a lot of thought into their watercolor work.

Our youngest campers really put a lot of thought into their watercolor work.

Campers had the chance to work with many different ways of telling a story. They decoupaged their own storybook boxes, let their imaginations go wild with scratch art and even explored vivid colors and luxurious textures with velvet art!

 The sensory experience of getting sticky is part of the beauty and challenge of making art!

The sensory experience of getting sticky is part of the beauty and challenge of making art!

 Scratch art and velvet art added to the fun this week.

Scratch art and velvet art added to the fun this week.

 Campers found so much to discover in Dali's The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.

Campers found so much to discover in Dali's The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus.

 Five happy Great Ex campers at the end of yet another amazing experience with art and culture.

Five happy Great Ex campers at the end of yet another amazing experience with art and culture.

This happily ever after is possible with support from Creative Pinellas and the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners.

Stay tuned for "When I Grow Up..." the grand finale to Summer Camp at Great Ex!