KID Museum’s camps have gone virtual – creative, hands-on maker learning, live with our Maker Educators.

Welcome to Make it! Summer Camp

Join us for an amazing summer of fun-filled, hands-on learning and discovery! Live, interactive, virtual maker camps streamed right to your home for rising 2nd-7th graders.

Campers will gain new skills, engage with kids online, and build confidence as they complete original, hands-on projects.

Why choose Make it! Summer Camp?

  • Led by KID Museum’s professional maker-educators — simply the best around!
  • Structured sessions, targeted by age offered morning and afternoon, to suit your needs
  • The right blend of live instruction, peer interaction, and at-home making to keep kids engaged
  • Fun, inspiring camps for all interests including electronics, coding, 3D design, wizard magic, space exploration, and more!

Times: Choose 9am – 12pm OR 1pm – 4pm
Pricing:
Members: $200 | Nonmembers: $225
Materials: Need to be ordered separately, see FAQs for complete details

To transfer your current Summer Camp registration to Make it! Summer Camp, request a refund, or make a donation, please complete this form.

Please note to receive a refund for your current Summer Camp registration, you must cancel by June 1 for camps scheduled June 22-July 17 and by July 1 for camps scheduled July 20-August 28.

Plans for the second half of summer will be announced by mid-June.

Week 1 | June 15 - 19

2nd – 4th Grade | KID Engineers

Discover your inner engineer as you make things that roll, fly, launch, and float! Put your maker skills to the test with daily engineering projects and challenges. Explore the physics of motion as you create vehicles, catapults, and games!

5th – 7th Grade | Code Makers

What can you make with coding and physical computing? Learn the basics of Micro:bit coding, program your own retro-style video game, create and code amazing projects, and more!

Week 2 | June 22 - 26

2nd – 4th Grade | Making Around the World

Explore the world through making! Discover a different country each day through maker projects such as Guatemalan games, French castles, and Filipino paper lanterns.

5th – 7th Grade | Engineer This

Looking to hone your engineering skills? Perform a series of design challenges using a variety of digital and analog tools while you practice coding, electronics, and 3D design.

Week 3 | June 29 - July 2

2nd – 4th Grade | Virtual Wizarding

Young witches and wizards: time to bring some magic into your own home! Design a wand, use Muggle technology to create movie magic, and create the illusion of a flying car.

5th – 7th Grade | Space Engineers

Discover what it takes to become a real NASA scientist. Take on challenges faced by NASA engineers: creating a safe landing for a planetary explorer, coding a rover to collect data on Mars, and designing vehicles that can handle rough space terrain.

Week 4 | July 6 - 10

2nd – 4th Grade | Space Explorers

3… 2… 1… lift off! We’re bringing KID Museum’s NASA STEM Innovation Lab Outpost virtually to you. Build your own rocket, design a mission control center, code a space-themed game, and much more, while exploring the basics of the real technology used by the scientists and engineers at NASA.

5th – 7th Grade | Puzzle Masterminds

Outsmart family and friends as you use your maker skills to create a series of mind-bending puzzles. Build a combination lockbox, code a digital puzzle game, and design and test your own brain-teaser challenges!

Week 5 | July 13 - 17

2nd – 4th Grade | Tech KIDs

Combine digital and physical making and discover what you can create! Young makers will develop skills in coding, electronics, and fabrication as they design and produce games, gadgets, and more!

5th – 7th Grade | Wacky Inventions

Take on the engineering design process and build your own wacky inventions! Learn maker skills like 3D design, electronics, and coding as you invent machines that are both fun and useful.

FAQs

What is the schedule?
Camps run daily, Monday-Friday. Choose either a morning (9am – 12pm) or afternoon (1pm – 4pm) timeslot.

What will the experience be like?
Camps feature a mix of online instruction, independent “making,” and online group interaction to keep kids engaged with minimal adult involvement.

What is the cost?
$200 members/$225 nonmembers; if you are transferring your previous camp registration, the difference will be automatically refunded.

Will materials be provided?
Families need to order their own supplies and should budget for up to $25 per camp. We’ll provide an Amazon Shopping list two weeks before each session starts. Please leave enough time to receive your order before the start of camp.

Policies

1. Please review our virtual code of conduct prior to the start of camp.

2. KID Museum reserves the right to cancel a Make it! Summer Camp in the event of low enrollment. If a camp is canceled, full refunds will be issued.

3. Registration for each session closes one week prior to the start of camp.

4. If you would like to request a refund for Make it! Summer Camp:

  • 100% refund if requested at least one week before the start of camp
  • 50% refund if requested by the Friday before the start of camp
  • No refund if canceled the weekend before the start of camp

Questions? Email us at info@kid-museum.org.