JUNE 22 – AUGUST 28

Make summer a time to invent and explore!

Summer Camp has gone virtual! Check out Make it! Summer Camp to register, transfer your current Summer Camp registration, or request a refund.

Be a KID with us this summer as we hack, invent, explore, and make. KID’s camps are designed and led by our professional maker educators, and develop real-world skills through fun, hands-on projects. Dive in and discover what you can create!

Week-Long Camps
Dates: June 22 – August 28, 2020 | 9am – 4pm (Extended Day available until 5pm)
Grades: 2nd – 4th, 5th – 7th, and 6th – 9th

Pricing
Members $410 | Non-Members $450

Choose camps based on your child’s Fall 2020 grade level. If a camp is full, you can call us at 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to a waitlist.

See our Policies and FAQ pages for more information about camps at KID Museum. Please complete the Summer Camp Form before your child attends camp.

Week 1 | June 22 - 26

2nd – 4th Grade | Makers in Motion

This summer, explore all things that go! Create planes, trains, boats, cars, and more, using a wide variety of maker skills. Preview the future of transportation by investigating MagLev trains and “flying” cars. So, start your engines, hop on board, and make way for Makers in Motion.

5th – 7th Grade | Toy Hackers

Who’s ready to hack? Give used mechanical toys a second life by opening them up, harvesting parts, and re-engineering new, one-of-a-kind creations. Makers will develop skills in electronics, soldering, woodworking, and more as they construct their own masterpieces.

6th – 9th Grade | Service Farmers | ALMOST FULL

Join us for a week of urban farming as we partner with Koiner Farm in downtown Silver Spring. Campers will spend mornings outdoors learning about and assisting with urban farming. Then we’ll head to the Silver Spring Library in the afternoons to use our maker skills to design and build a project which will be implemented at the farm and make a difference in the community. Morning drop off location is Koiner Farm, 737 Easley Street. Campers will walk two blocks from the farm to the library. Afternoon pick up location is the Silver Spring Library, 900 Wayne Avenue. Camp hours 9 am – 3:30 pm. Campers will earn a minimum of 15 student service learning hours.

Week 2 | June 29 - July 2*

2nd – 4th Grade | World Explorers

Pack your bag and let’s get exploring! Encounter a different country every day through maker projects, traditional games, and authentic foods, as you gain skills in woodworking, electronics, and textiles. Design your own projects — traditional houses, puppets, toys, and more – all culminating in a cultural expo for family and friends.

Camps this week are four days long and will not take place on Friday, July 3rd. Prices have been adjusted accordingly.

5th – 7th Grade | Machine Makers | FULL

Build your own machines! Combine traditional woodworking and fabrication with high-tech tools like CNC routers, laser cutters, robotics, and 3D printers to design simple machines and mechanisms. Then use your know-how to design an original, large-scale, Rube Goldberg-inspired contraption.

Camps this week are four days long and will not take place on Friday, July 3rd. Prices have been adjusted accordingly.

This camp has sold out. Please email info@kid-museum.org or call 301-897-5437 to be added to the waitlist.

Week 3 | July 6 - 10

2nd – 4th Grade | Tech KIDs | ALMOST FULL

Combine digital and physical making — and discover what you can make! Makers will develop coding, robotics, and electronics skills and then use them to complete design and engineering projects. Make your own games using Micro:bit, create wearable gadges, or even build robotic sculptures, and become a Tech KID.

5th – 7th Grade | Creative Coders | ALMOST FULL

Discover the creativity in coding! Use a variety of tools and platforms like Hummingbird Robotics to create interactive robotic sculptures, retro-style video games, and more. Makers will work with Micro:bit controllers to design their own take-home projects.

Week 4 | July 13 - 17

2nd – 4th Grade | Space KIDs | FULL

Think like a NASA engineer at KID Museum’s NASA STEM Innovation Lab Outpost! Build rockets, learn about light, explore Mars, and more. In this NASA partnership, makers will learn the basics of technologies used by space scientists and aeronautic engineers, such as 3D modeling, coding, and electronics.

This camp has sold out. Please email info@kid-museum.org or call 301-897-5437 to be added to the waitlist.

5th – 7th Grade | The Great Escape | FULL

What a puzzle! Makers will learn about cryptology, logic games, and brain teasers — and advance their maker skills as they create a series of games and puzzles. They’ll then work in teams and use their digital and analog fabrication skills to design and build an “escape room” challenge.

This camp has sold out. Please email info@kid-museum.org or call 301-897-5437 to be added to the waitlist.

Week 5 | July 20 - 24

2nd – 4th Grade | Engineer This

Design, build, and innovate! Discover your “inner engineer” as you learn skills in robotics, electronics, woodworking, and more. Then, put your skills to the test as you engineer innovative solutions to daily challenges like building a bridge that can support your own weight.

5th – 7th Grade | SK8! | FULL

Kick-start your creativity this summer as you design and build your own skateboard! Use woodworking tools like jigsaws, drills, and sanders to fabricate your skateboard and accessories to compliment your skate style. Finish up the week by shredin’ some asphalt! A $60 materials fee covers necessary custom materials for the skateboard.

This camp has sold out. Please email info@kid-museum.org or call 301-897-5437 to be added to the waitlist.

7th – 9th Grade | Community KIDs | FULL

Help make a difference in your community while earning SSL hours. Every day, campers will travel by public transportation to a different organization. Past partner organizations have included Bethesda Cares, Montgomery County Humane Society, and the Locust Grove Nature Center. Be a part of a team, help those in need, and gain valuable experience all while having a great time. Campers must be a minimum of 12 years old. Community KIDs will take place from 8:30am – 3pm; campers can expect to earn approximately 20 SSL hours.

This camp has sold out. Please email info@kid-museum.org or call 301-897-5437 to be added to the waitlist.

Week 6 | July 27 - 31

2nd – 4th Grade | Maker Science

Become a maker in science! Explore biology, chemistry, and physics through hands-on maker projects. Build and test rockets, create weather stations, build robotic models of human anatomy, and so much more!

5th – 7th Grade | Inventions! | FULL

Just imagine all that you can invent! Campers will learn skills in electronics, robotics, and fabrication to create useful, fun, and silly inventions to solve a series of challenges. After building foundational skills, makers will explore the entire design process to invent their own independent project.

This camp has sold out. Please email info@kid-museum.org or call 301-897-5437 to be added to the waitlist.

7th – 9th Grade | Community KIDs

Help make a difference in your community while earning SSL hours. Every day, campers will travel by public transportation to a different organization. Past partner organizations have included Bethesda Cares, Montgomery County Humane Society, and the Locust Grove Nature Center. Be a part of a team, help those in need, and gain valuable experience all while having a great time. Campers must be a minimum of 12 years old. Community KIDs will take place from 8:30am – 3pm; campers can expect to earn approximately 20 SSL hours.

Week 7 | August 3 - 7

2nd – 4th Grade | Harry Potter Camp | FULL

Leave the Muggle World behind and experience a bit of Harry Potter-inspired magic! Create interactive wands, quills, and other wizarding supplies while you practice dueling, experiment with potions, and even partake in a Quidditch match.

This camp has sold out. Please email info@kid-museum.org or call 301-897-5437 to be added to the waitlist.

5th-7th Grade | Space Makers | FULL

Discover the space science of NASA! Dive into technologies used by the scientists and aeronautic engineers at NASA. We’ll explore 3D modeling while designing satellites, use sensors while coding your own Mars Rover, and more! This camp is planned in partnership with the NASA STEM Innovation Lab.

This camp has sold out. Please email info@kid-museum.org or call 301-897-5437 to be added to the waitlist.

7th – 9th Grade | Community KIDs | ALMOST FULL

Help make a difference in your community while earning SSL hours. Every day, campers will travel by public transportation to a different organization. Past partner organizations have included Bethesda Cares, Montgomery County Humane Society, and the Locust Grove Nature Center. Be a part of a team, help those in need, and gain valuable experience all while having a great time. Campers must be a minimum of 12 years old. Community KIDs will take place from 8:30am – 3pm; campers can expect to earn approximately 20 SSL hours.

Week 8 | August 10 - 14

2nd – 4th Grade | Makers in Motion | ALMOST FULL

This summer, explore all things that go! Create planes, trains, boats, cars, and more, using a wide variety of maker skills. Preview the future of transportation by investigating MagLev trains and “flying” cars. So, start your engines, hop on board, and make way for Makers in Motion.

5th – 7th Grade | KID Outdoors | FULL

Get back to nature with projects inspired by camping and outdoor survival. Design a variety of shelters, sew a waterproof pouch, construct a working flashlight, and use 3D printing to create utensils for a mess kit. Try Geocaching to navigate and find hidden treasures, and go on an Orienteering scavenger hunt.

This camp has sold out. Please email info@kid-museum.org or call 301-897-5437 to be added to the waitlist.

7th – 9th Grade | Community KIDs | FULL

Help make a difference in your community while earning SSL hours. Every day, campers will travel by public transportation to a different organization. Past partner organizations have included Bethesda Cares, Montgomery County Humane Society, and the Locust Grove Nature Center. Be a part of a team, help those in need, and gain valuable experience all while having a great time. Campers must be a minimum of 12 years old. Community KIDs will take place from 8:30am – 3pm; campers can expect to earn approximately 20 SSL hours.

This camp has sold out. Please email info@kid-museum.org or call 301-897-5437 to be added to the waitlist.

Week 9 | August 17 - 21

2nd – 4th Grade | Tech KIDs | FULL

Combine digital and physical making — and discover what you can make! Makers will develop coding, robotics, and electronics skills and then use them to complete design and engineering projects. Make your own games using Micro:bit, create wearable gadges, or even build robotic sculptures, and become a Tech KID.

This camp has sold out. Please email info@kid-museum.org or call 301-897-5437 to be added to the waitlist.

5th – 7th Grade | Toy Hackers | FULL

Who’s ready to hack? Give used mechanical toys a second life by opening them up, harvesting parts, and re-engineering new, one-of-a-kind creations. Makers will develop skills in electronics, soldering, woodworking, and more as they construct their own masterpieces.

This camp has sold out. Please email info@kid-museum.org or call 301-897-5437 to be added to the waitlist.

Week 10 | August 24 - 28

2nd – 4th Grade | Nature Makers

Nature meets making. Be inspired by the world around us to create maker projects with all-natural materials. Spin and dye your own yarn from raw wool, make your own paper, ink, and brushes, and experiment with natural textile techniques like block printing, batik, and sun printing.

5th – 7th Grade | Creative Coders | FULL

Discover the creativity in coding! Use a variety of tools and platforms like Hummingbird Robotics to create interactive robotic sculptures, retro-style video games, and more. Makers will work with Micro:bit controllers to design their own take-home projects.

Extended Day Registration

For each week of on-site Summer Camp, you have the opportunity to extend your child’s day at KID Museum for an hour. This is available for all of our full week camps, except for Service Farming & Community KIDs. Weekly fee: $75*

*Available to add on by the day in person at KID Museum.

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What Parents are Saying about Camp

It was a great experience. I appreciate that it is a calm, organized learning environment that develops an interest in STEM.
My child was engaged all day and given the opportunity to be creative while learning new things. She came home with tangible products of her work that she was proud of.
He loved camp. It has inspired him to do more maker stuff at home - instead of playing xBox all of the time!
Engaging, new content that taught her a tradition from my culture that I had not attempted myself.
He is already eager to sign up for next year.
He said it was just plain fun.
Exceeded my expectations.
She has more comfort with and curiosity about electronics.
Keep up the good work. The kids are so happy at your camps.

Questions? Call us at 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org.