The museum is excited to announce that our camps are open for registration. We are thankful for the opportunity for our camps this summer and during a very stressful time frame. We have updated our schedule to accommodate the possibility of half-day or full-day camps, just like our holiday camps during the middle of the school year.
As you will see below, all camps will be open to a wide range of students and will stack 2 camp topics in one week, allowing a full-day camper to have a variety of educational activities for the week.
The camps that have PART A and then a PART B will not have duplicated activities. Each part will be different and will not be a requirement for both. Part A and Part B is our way of expanding the subject over a longer time frame or two different weeks. This does increase the supply cost in some cases for these multiple different activities.
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Our popular Camps are designed to inspire imagination, creativity, and instill the wonder of learning. Talented staff and volunteers lead explorations and designs through different hands-on interactive projects and visitors from the local community. So, when school is out, join us for some fun hands-on exploring and learning!
Max of 24 kids per week except Robotics 2.0.
Full-Day - $200 for Non-Members
Half-Day - $130 for Non-Members
Morning Camp - 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Lunch for Full Day Kids - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Afternoon Camp - 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Full-Day Camp - 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
Morning Drop Off - Between 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Mid-Day Pick Up - Between 12:30 PM to 1:00 PM
Full-Day Pick Up - 4:30 PM to 5:00 PM
AGE: All camps except Robotics 2.0* are open to campers entering Kinder through 5th grade. Campers will be broken down into small groups based on grade and age range.
All camp registrations close the Wednesday before the Monday of camp start.
DATE & TOPICS
Please pay attention to the camps and how they are stacked. Your camper can attend a half-day camp or a full day of the camp which would include two topics. Each "part" will not have duplicated activities.
June 15 - 19
Morning - Robotics 1.0
Afternoon - Crazy Art
June 22 - 26
Morning - Imagineering (Part A)
Afternoon - Critter Camp (Part A)
June 29 – July 3
Morning - Space Rangers (Part A)
Afternoon - BASF Kids' Lab (Part A)
July 6 - 10
Morning - Critter Camp (Part B)
Afternoon - Kidz Art
July 13 - 17
Morning - Structural Art, Let's Create Something Beautiful
Afternoon - Imagineering (Part B)
July 20 - 24
*Age Requirement: Entering grade 4th through 6th
Max 16 kids - ALL CAMPERS MUST HAVE ATTENDED ROBOTICS LEVEL 1 EARLIER THIS SUMMER OR A PRIOR YEAR OF ROBOTICS 2.0 TO REGISTER FOR THIS WEEK.
July 27 – 31
Morning - BASF Kids' Lab (Part B)
Afternoon - Space Rangers (Part B)
Kids will be introduced to the basics of coding and robotics during this camp. Students will have hands-on time with some very popular robotic systems and also do some unplugging activities to ensure that their knowledge of coding goes deeper than play!
Kids will spend the week designing, imagining, 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.
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.
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!
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 a presentation from outside professionals.
*ALL CAMPERS MUST HAVE ATTENDED ROBOTICS LEVEL 1 EARLIER THIS SUMMER OR A PRIOR YEAR OR ROBOTICS 2.0 FROM PRIOR YEARS TO REGISTER FOR THIS WEEK.
BASF Kids’ Lab
Kids will become a scientist during this week-long camp. BASF brings science to life through fun hands-on activities that explore chemistry and other scientific wonders.
This week is all about expanding a kid’s love for art and being creative. 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!
Structural Art, Let's Create Something Beautiful!
During this art camp, we will build on the structural principles and forms to create new and beautiful works of art. Both realistic and abstract sculptures may be constructed, using traditional and non-traditional materials.
Why paint with a paintbrush when you can use a feather your feet or many other objects? Or, what happens when you use bubble wrap on a rolling pin? How cool is it when you put paint in a balloon and smash it??? This Camp will be fun for all ages! We'll use non-traditional items to create magnificent art pieces!