The Original Curiosity Camp was founded by Miss Ava on June 14, 1993 in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was a sole proprietorship owned and operated by Miss Ava. As the “Science Lady”, she had taught over 200,000 students in more than 100 area schools. Her goal has always been to enhance the education of small children through discovery learning and experimentation. Children get to see everything up close and touch. There is a make & take activity with each class. No child goes home empty handed.
The Original Curiosity Camp is a safe environment for children. We do not engage in conversations about race, religion, finances, or personal preferences. We strive to maintain the innocence of children.
No child has ever suffered illness or injury by visiting the camp. We practice safe health by wearing lab gloves when needed, using hand sanitizer, distancing, and meeting in small groups.
Miss Ava returned to her home in Brunswick County Virginia December 2020 and started making plans to set up shop in a new way. She talked to her closest friends and business associates who decided to join her in her efforts. As of June 2, 2022, The Original Curiosity Camp became a non profit tax exempt corporation.
It is governed by a Board of Directors. There are no stock holders or private investors. It belongs to the community………………the whole community.