SUMMER CAMPS

The museum is excited to announce that our camps will be open for registration in the Spring! We are thankful for the opportunity to continue our camps this summer during a very stressful time frame. Each camp will be a week-long, and we have updated our schedule to allow half-day and full-day options for most camps. As you will see below, all of our camps are open to a wide range of campers of different ages and varying interests.

Our popular camps are designed to inspire imagination, creativity, and instill the wonder of learning! Our talented staff, volunteers, and visiting experts from the local community lead experiments and activities with different interactive, hands-on projects. So, when school is out, join us for an exciting summer learning experience!

CAMP PRICING:

Full-Day -  $200

Half-Day - $140

Get 10% off with your BCM membership!

CAMP TIMES:

MORNING CAMP: 8:30 - Noon

Drop Off - Between 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Pick Up - Between 12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

*Morning campers will need to bring a snack and drink for snack time each morning*

AFTERNOON CAMP: 1:00 PM - 4:30

Drop Off - Between 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM

Pick Up - Between 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

*Afternoon campers will need to bring a snack and drink for snack time each afternoon*

FULL DAY: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Full Day Drop Off - Between 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM

Lunch for Full Day Kids - 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Full-Day Pick Up - 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM

*Full Day campers will need to bring 2 snacks (morning and afternoon) and a lunch each day*

IMPORTANT INFO:

All camps are open to campers entering 1st grade through 5th grade, with the exceptions of Imagineering (Full Day) and Robotics 2.0 (Full Day). Camps are split by age/grade range to ensure experiments and activities more tailored to campers' learning levels and a better overall camp experience.

All camp registrations close the Wednesday before the camp starts.

Max of 24 kids per camp, except Robotics 2.0.

All camp participants and museum staff will follow the state, local, and CDC recommended COVID-19 guidelines during their time at camp. Masks are encouraged, and campers will have frequent hand washing breaks, hand sanitizer available, and social distancing protocols when possible. Our rules and guidelines for camps will be reviewed and updated as we receive updates from health authorities and the State of Texas.

2021 SUMMER CAMP TOPICS:

Descriptions of each camp will be posted soon!

June 14-18

ROBOTICS 1.0

HALF DAY;  Morning (Entering 1st - 3rd),  Afternoon (4th - 6th*) 

Kids will be introduced to the basics of coding and multiple robotics during this camp. Students will learn visual coding and program multiple robots to complete tasks assigned. Students will also have the opportunity to produce basic games using the robots and navigate obstacles and their environment by programming the robots appropriately. This camp is great for children to develop problem-solving skills. *Prerequisite to Robotics 2.0

June 21-25

IMAGINEERING

FULL DAY (Entering 3rd - 5th)

Kids will spend the week innovating, designing, imagining, learning, and building with LEGOS®, Rigamajigs, and other materials. Students will learn how to build contraptions and participate in contests throughout the week to expand their engineering knowledge. Students will learn the importance of creating, testing, and refining their projects to solve real-world engineering challenges.  Campers will be enhancing critical thinking and problem-solving development skills that will benefit them in a variety of academic areas.

June 28-July 2

KIDZ ART: ART THROUGH THE AGES

HALF DAY;  Morning (Entering 1st - 3rd),  Afternoon (Entering 3rd - 5th)

This week is all about expanding a kid’s love for art, getting creative, and learning about art throughout history. Students will be working on different art projects all week and being trained by local artists. Be prepared to get messy and have fun during this camp!

July 5-9

CRITTER CAMP

HALF DAY;  Morning (Entering 1st - 3rd),  Afternoon (Entering 3rd - 5th)

Our Critter Camp gives children an up-close and personal experience with animals, animal habitats, diet, behavior, and more. Our staff and instructors will teach students about respecting animals and how to protect the amazing animals that share our planet. Local organizations will bring their knowledge and love of animals to camp each day with amazing interactive programming. Your child will have a special encounter with animals.

July 12-16

SPACE RANGERS - RACE TO SPACE

HALF DAY;  Morning (Entering 1st - 3rd),  Afternoon (Entering 3rd  - 5th)  

Boldly go where few have gone before! During this week, students will explore the universe around them. Students will learn about astronomy, engineering, flight, and so much more! Throughout the week we students will utilize a variety of hands-on activities provided by the NISE Network.

July 19-23

ROBOTICS 2.0

FULL DAY;  (Entering 4th - 6th)

All campers must have completed either Robotics 1.0 or 1.5 to attend this camp. This program incorporates real-world applications of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). Students will be immersed in teamwork while they are designing, programming, and competing using LEGO MINDSTORMS robots. Kids will also be learning what it’s like to engineer and design robotics on land, in the air, and underwater through presentations from outside professionals.

July 26-30

BASF KIDS' LAB

HALF DAY;  Morning (Entering 1st - 3rd),  Afternoon (Entering 3rd - 5th)

Kids will become scientists during this week-long camp. BASF brings science to life through fun hands-on activities that explore chemistry and other scientific wonders.

August 2-6

HARRY POTTER: THE MAGIC OF S.T.E.A.M

HALF DAY;  Morning (Entering 1st - 3rd),  Afternoon (Entering 3rd - 5th)  

You are invited to join us at this year's Hogwarts School of Magic and S.T.E.A.M! Get sorted into your house and make your own wand. Earn points and help your house win the House Cup by competing in games and challenges. Study Care of Magical Creatures with REAL animals, mix potions, play quidditch, charm, and transfigure everyday items with S.T.E.A.M. experiments, and more!

(This summer camp will feature some favorites from the Fall 2020 session but will also include new experiments and activities, so returning witches and wizards are welcome!)

Cancelation Policy

In the event you must cancel your registration, you will receive a refund as defined below:

-Cancellation notice must be submitted to the following email: info@beaumontchildrensmuseum.org.

-Registrants, once registered, are subject to a $30 non-refundable fee, if a refund is requested.

-Refund will be issued in the same manner payment was made.

-Registration will be refunded, not including the $30 fee, if emailed notice is received more than 2 weeks prior to the session start date.

-Cancellations received within the 2 weeks window of session start date forfeit full tuition.

-Cancellations due to personal reasons, etc. will not receive a refund.

-A camper who leaves during a session WILL NOT receive a refund.

-We do understand last minute cancelations are possible. Please know that your dollars spent can be relocated to use at future use (credit) or to a membership.