This summer, grow your child’s curiosity about the world at the Westport Library's Camp Explore! Here, they will dive into a virtual global world of discovery and exploration on an array of fascinating subjects – and learn about the work of incredible, world renown individuals – all summer long.


Each week the Library will host a special guest, who is a global expert in their field, to share their life experience with our young audience. Camp Explore has been specifically designed for children entering grade 4 through 8. The Library is developing “Keep Exploring” resource guides so each child can learn more about the subject the speaker has addressed.

The best part of this camp is that it’s virtual; you can experience it anytime – or watch more than once and share with a friend.


Camp Explore is made possible by the continuing generosity of Roz and Bud Siegel.

MEET OUR SPEAKERS:

July 9th 
at 4:00 pm
Jennie Finch
WATCH REPLAY
Finch won the 2001 Women's College World Series and helped lead Team USA to the gold medal at the 2004 Summer Olympics and the silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics.

July 13th 
at 4:00 pm: 
Jerry Craft
WATCH REPLAY
Craft is the author of the Newbery award winning graphic novel New Kid and syndicated newspaper comic strip, Mama's Boyz.

July 22nd 
at 4:00 pm: 
Bob Ballard
WATCH REPLAY
Ballard is known for discovering the wrecks of the Titanic and the battleship Bismarck. Children will learn about what life is like on his ship the Nautilus, and what’s in store next for the crew.

July 29th 
at 4:00 pm: 
Charles Smith
WATCH REPLAY
Bridgeport native and basketball star with the New York Knicks, Smith will share the story of his successful career as an athlete and his accomplishments as a corporate executive.

August 3rd 
at 4:00 pm
Emily Calandrelli
WATCH REPLAY
MIT-engineer turned Emmy-nominated science TV host "Space Gal" has been a correspondent on Bill Nye Saves the World and an Executive Producer and host of Xploration Outer Space. She has also written a science children's book series titled the Ada Lace Adventures.

Postponed
Kevin Bachar
3-time Emmy Award-winning writer and cinematographer Bachar spent 10 years as a National Geographic producer and wrote specials for Discovery Channel's Shark Week.

August 18th 
at 4:00 pm
R.L. Stine
WATCH REPLAY
Author of Goosebumps, a series of children's horror fiction novels. Stine will do a reading around a campfire because after all, what’s camp without a campfire!

Additional details:

Program size: Unlimited
Ages: Geared to grades 4 through 8
Dates: As exact dates and times are confirmed, they will be added to this webpage. Please check back regularly!

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