Summer Camp Calendar

Joining the Summer Camp-in-a-Box program? Here’s what you can expect for each week in the summer of 2020. Go ahead, choose your own adventure!


6/1 – 6/5: Escape from Mt. Everest. Was George Mallory really the first to summit Mt. Everest? To find out, we’ll need to recover his missing camera – and live to tell the tale! Learn more about the earth’s tallest mountain, the basics of orienteering, and some of history’s bravest adventurers.






6/8 – 6/12: Escape from Nefertari’s Tomb. Journey to Egypt in a perilous quest to recover the missing Senet board of Queen Nefertari! You’ll travel from a ransacked archive room to the busy streets of Cairo, then deep into the tombs of Egypt’s ancient rulers. It’s a race against time to escape with the prize!






6/15 – 6/19: The Diary of Jane Austen. Did Jane Austen really carry on a forbidden romance with Jedediah Grayson? The answer lies hidden with a missing manuscript, and only Austen’s personal diary will help you locate it. To solve the mystery, become familiar with the life, times, and works of one of the world’s best-respected authors.





6/22 – 6/26: Escape from the Smithsonian. Dinosaurs, gemstones, and whales… oh my! This race through one of America’s most treasured museums will put your scientific knowledge to the test. Will you escape and catch the bad guys?






6/29 – 7/3: The Ivory Queen. A missing chess piece. A mysterious coffee shop. A jungle full of perilous traps. To find the prize, you’ll need to learn about the rules and history of chess, and match wits against some of the world’s best players.






7/6 – 7/10 – The Quill of Beethoven. What happened to the feather quill that penned Ode to Joy? Time to become an expert on Beethoven, his works, his contemporaries, and his instruments.







7/13 – 7/17: The Sword of Agamemnon. An ancient rivalry between famed adventurer Tate Grayson and fellow explorer Heinrich Shliemann leads to the disappearance of a priceless artifact. It’s time to put the past to rest – but to do so, you’ll need to brush up on the Olympics, Greek mythology, and many more ancient Greek contributions to the modern world.





7/20 – 7/24: Escape from the Library. How familiar are you with the Dewey Decimal System? What research tools are available at your local libraries? It’s time to find out, because you’ve just been locked inside – and to escape, you’ll need to learn. (PS – this is one of the Brain Chase team’s favorite rooms.)






7/27 – 7/31: Dr. Freminet’s Underwater Machine. Time to get your feet wet! Escaping this underwater adventure will require players to learn some basics of marine biology, the history of scuba diving, and some facts about the world’s oceans.






8/3 – 8/7: The Clapper of D.W. Griffith. Lights, camera…action! To locate the famed director’s missing clapper, we’ll need to explore the history of filmmaking, learn about some silver screen classics, and study some of the pioneers who brought cinema to life.






8/10 – 8/14: Locked in the Louvre. To escape from one of the world’s most famous museums, you’ll need to learn some art history, become familiar with different mediums, and gain an appreciation for the landmark itself.







8/17 – 8/21: The Wings of da Vinci. Leonardo was a true Renaissance Man – and to unlock the mystery around his earliest flying contraption, you’ll need to become a bit of a Renaissance Man (or Woman) yourself!







8/24 = 8/28: The Lost Recipes of Marie-Antoine Carême. Get to know the world’s first celebrity chef, learn a few principles of baking, and unleash your inner Gordon Ramsay as you sautee your way though culinary history to locate a priceless recipe book.





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