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Welcome to Camp Indagare!

Fun and inspiring activities through virtual travel!

Camp Indagare is a special Indagare Global Classroom program just for kids, designed to build curiosity about the world in the next generation of travelers. Camp Indagare is available to children of Indagare Members and Subscribers and their friends. 

Camp Indagare takes kids on daily adventures from Ancient Egypt and Venice, to the Tower of London, Notre Dame and Harry Potter’s England, as they travel virtually, bake, paint and sing their way around the globe with our on-the-ground experts. Our guides will teach real-life wilderness skills, how to whip up a summer pavlova, plus painting and magic tricks, the musical traditions of Carnivals from Rio and beyond, among many other activities.

We do not currently have any group camp sessions on the calendar, but you can reserve a week of private programming—or simply a class or two—for your young travelers and their friends as a way to stay connected, or as a gift. Click here to learn more about arranging your private Camp Indagare experience and come join the fun!

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED ACCORDING TO THE EASTERN TIME ZONE.

Rates From: Explorer $275 per week (10 sessions) – Adventurer $30 per class 

Sample Schedule

Please note that the duration of each class is one hour. Indagare reserves the right to cancel a class. Sign-ups are first come, first served. Sign up your child for one class (or all 11) or pick the subjects your child enjoys most! All sign-ups are nonrefundable. The cancellation policy for all classes is notification by 9:00 a.m. ET the day before the class via global.classroom@indagare.com. We ask that you respect the cancellation policy, so that we can offer the class to other members on our waitlist.

Camp Indagare Counselors from our team will be present during all Camp Indagare sessions.

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL CLASSES ARE SCHEDULED ACCORDING TO THE EASTERN TIME ZONE.

MONDAY

Summer Berry Pavlova from a 17th-century Irish Farmhouse Kitchen

Learn how to make a delicious summer pavlova with one of our popular Global Classroom hosts, Rachel Gaffney, who will be joining us live from a 17th-century farmhouse overlooking the beautiful Strangford Lough in County Down, Northern Ireland. Rachel and Tracey Jeffery, the farmhouse’s owner, will gather all the essential ingredients required for this yummy summer dessert: Eggs from the hens, cream from the cows (who are very friendly, by the way!), plus fruits from the garden and herbs and flowers from the hedgerows. Rachel will teach you how to make your pavlova crispy on the outside, sticky on the inside and bursting with flavor. 

Advance Prep: The Summer Berry Pavlova recipe will be sent in advance, so kids can bake along!

Time: 11:00 a.m-12:00 p.m. ET

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Mysteries and Legends of Ancient Egyptian Gods & Goddesses

Have you heard of Horus The Falcon God, Sobek The Crocodile God, Hathor the Cow Goddess or Anubis The Jackal God? In this fascinating class with our expert guide, you’ll unlock the mysteries and legends of some of the most famous Ancient Egyptian gods and goddesses. Learn more about their animal manifestations and take a virtual tour in their home temples. It will be a magical journey to the land of the pharaohs—full of amazing stories and fun activities

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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TUESDAY

Secrets of Notre-Dame

Learn the hidden history behind one of the most famous icons of Paris, the medieval cathedral of Notre-Dame, which lost its main spire and roof after a fire nearly destroyed it in 2019. If you’ve seen the movie Hunchback of Notre Dame, you may remember the gargoyles and the rose windows, but do you know the meaning behind them—and did Quasimodo actually exist? How did a couple hundred brave men build it and what messages did the architects, masons and sculptors who created this French Gothic megastructure hide throughout the building? In this session, your guide, who is originally from Southwest France, the land of The Three Musketeers, will walk you through its fascinating past and talk about new plans for its reconstruction to be completed by the Paris Olympics 2024.

Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET

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Costumed Carnivals of America and Brazil

Go to the Greatest Party on Earth: Carnival! Since ancient times humanity has celebrated agriculture and religion with music and food! Travel back in time with our musically talented guide in Rio and discover the Roman festivities, wear your best mask to participate in a French Masked Ball, play the Blues in New Orleans during Mardi Gras and dance the Samba in the exuberance of Rio’s Carnival, with its floats and costumes. This is a lively musical journey of celebrations, exploring American and Brazilian rhythms and songs that will be performed live, just for you! Dress up in your best costume, sing, dance and take part in a fun musical quiz! 

Time: 2:00 -3:00 p.m. ET

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BONUS CLASS: The Penguins of Antarctica

There are few animals as iconic as the penguin—from March of the Penguins and the Penguins of Madagascar to Happy Feet—they’re one of the “coolest” animals ever. But what are the lives of these flightless birds really like in the most inhospitable continent of Antarctica? Join a penguin scientist who lives in Antarctica for part of the year as she tells you all about them. You’ll even get a chance to help out with her research!

Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m. ET

 This class is not included in the Explorer package and will cost $30 each, per device.

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WEDNESDAY

Learn the Magic of Harry Potter

Venture to the English countryside and beyond, visiting (virtually) the scenes where Harry Potter was filmed, outside of London. You’ll recognize interiors and exteriors from the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, Hogwarts’ lake, scenes from The Hogwarts Express, as well as Quidditch pitches and Malfoy Manor. The Dark Lord may make an appearance or two….You will travel up and down the coast, up to Scotland, and learn more about the history of magic that inspired the story of Harry Potter. Don’t forget your broomstick! 

Time: 11:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. ET

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Stories Told through the Venetian Carnival Masks

In a famous mask-maker’s studio you’ll be guided through the tradition of mask-making and -wearing in Venice, a practice originally adopted for warding off airborne disease that transformed into a unique way to break down class divisions—and step outside the bounds of what was socially acceptable, just for a night. You’ll learn how to recognize all the different types of masks, from the Plague Doctor to the Bauta mask that became the standardized costume for political rallies in the Republic of Venice, when a secret ballot was required. 

This class will be a lesson on the importance and tradition of mask-wearing in Venice. Those participating will also learn about the types of materials they can use to make masks at home.

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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THURSDAY

Amsterdam Canal Painting Class

When you think about Amsterdam, images of the famous houses along the canals may come to mind. During this painting class, kids will create their own Amsterdam canal houses and feel like they’ve traveled to the city for the morning. Will you paint your house with small windows—or maybe you want to go for stairs leading up to the front door? Anything’s possible with artist Minerva Bianca to guide you and share some of her tips and tricks for seeing the world in your own unique way.

Advance Prep: A short list of supplies will be sent in advance so that students can participate during the class. 

Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET

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Lee Fuller’s Camping Skills

In our previous camp class with wilderness expert Lee Fuller, kids learned how to have a safari in their own backyard. In this new class, Lee will show you how to prepare for a real-life safari with some handy skills, including how to pack a hiking backpack, put up (and take down) a tent, tie special knots, purify water for drinking from natural sources and teach you a few first aid tips, so you’ll be ready for your next wilderness experience.

Time: 2:00-3:00 p.m. ET

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BONUS CLASS: Night Sky Wonders

The beauty of the starry night sky has always been a source of fascination and inspiration for all ages and generations. Our planet is embraced by one sky of endless beauties, an eternal roof above symbols of all nations and religions, attesting to the unified nature of Earth and mankind. The sky connects us through time and space, takes us back to our roots and shows us our future. It connects us with our ancestors and with others around the world. This session, designed for kids, will focus on the art and science of nightscape and astronomical photography. You will be introduced to the most amazing phenomena that happens in the night sky, and you’ll learn the science behind those stunning views. Join Yuri Beletsky, a Bielo-Russian astronomer, live from Chile as he takes you on a journey under the best sky on the planet, in the Atacama Desert in Chile. 

Time: 5:00-6:00 p.m. ET 

This class is not included in the Explorer package and will cost $30 each, per device.

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FRIDAY

Discover The Tower of London

The Tower of London is one of the most iconic sites in the capital. This 1,000-year old castle at the foot of the Thames protects the Crown Jewels of England, showcases magnificent armor displays and is also the infamous setting for stories of royal tragedy and death. The story of this tower is rich and complex: It has been home to the Royal Mint, the Royal Armories—and even a zoo. From gore to glory, in this session, you will dive into the history and notoriety of this sacred tower. Be sure to come to class with your crown at the ready.

Time: 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. ET

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Magic Show: Tricks of Deception

Learn magic straight from the repertoire of Sean Borland, a professional magician. Formerly resident magician at Nihi Sumba in Indonesia, Sean is currently the Director of Sales & Magic for Rascal Voyages, a luxury yacht company, based in Bali. His magic combines psychology, sleight of hand and misdirection to create powerful performances that leave his audience in a state of wonder. All you need is an open mind and an interest in performing. After this class, you’ll amaze friends and family and create a memorable impression at your next party. No experience or prior knowledge is needed. 

Props needed: One bicycle pack of playing cards and two books (any type) at the ready. 

Time: 2:00 -3:00 p.m. ET

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Explore the world at Camp Indagare this summer with us via Zoom!

Camp Indagare is part of Indagare Global Classroom, our new virtual travel program, developed in response to the impact of COVID-19 on the travel industry. With help from our partners around the world, we have curated a dynamic group of interactive and informative classes, just for kids, to promote learning about other cultures and help young travelers see the world this summer, even as they are unable to travel beyond the United States. 

Private classes for kids and families can be requested—and given as a gift. We can help arrange small-group or private events, special celebrations, birthday parties or gatherings with family and friends. PLUS—Explore our live Global Classroom programs  for adults and families, and learn more about our Global Conversations, led by Indagare CEO and Founder Melissa Biggs Bradley, with an array of travel luminaries such as India Hicks and Paul Theroux. Listen and subscribe now to the Indagare Global Conversations Podcast on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Stitcher. New episodes are added each week.

Contact us for more information about Camp Indagare or for information about booking summer family trips, Bucket List trips, adventure trips or future travel inspired by any of these classes.

– Jen Barr on June 30, 2020

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