Make it a fun & inventive summer

Registration is now open!

Summer Camp is back at KID Museum!

Be a KID with us this summer as we hack, invent, explore, and make something new. KID’s camps are designed and led by our professional maker educators and develop real-world skills through fun, hands-on projects.

As we welcome your kids back to KID Museum, the team is hard at work to make sure all camp staff and attendees remain safe. Please take a moment to review our COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols.

Note: Due to these protocols, capacity is limited. We encourage early registration if possible as camps may fill quickly.

It’s time to dive in and discover what you can make!

Week-Long Camps
Dates: July 6 – August 20, 2021 | 9am – 4pm
Grades: 2nd – 4th & 5th – 7th

Price Per Week
Members: $435
Non-Members: $475

Choose camps based on your child’s Fall 2021 grade level. If a camp is full, please email us at info@kid-museum.org to be added to a waitlist.

See our Policies, FAQs, and COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols for more information about camps at KID Museum.

Photos represent prior years at KID Museum’s camps.

Week 1 | July 6 - 9*

2nd – 4th Grade | Nature Makers

Explore what you can make with nature. All week long, you will use natural materials as inspiration for amazing maker projects. Experiment with natural textile techniques like block printing, batik, and sun printing. We’ll even create our own paper to draw and paint on with hand-made inks and brushes.

5th – 7th Grade | Engineer This

Discover your inner engineer this summer! Learn how to program Arduino boards, create analog circuits, wield power tools, and more! Then, take on a series of engineering challenges to conquer with your new skills.

*Please note: this is a four day week spanning from Tuesday to Friday. Camp pricing has been adjusted accordingly.

Week 2 | July 12 - 16

2nd – 4th Grade | Tech KIDs

Combine digital and physical making – and discover what you can make! Develop coding, robotics, and electronics skills and use them to complete open-ended design and engineering projects: make your own games using Micro:bit, create wearable gadgets, or build robotic sculptures. Whatever you create, you’ll be a Tech KID.

There are just a few spots remaining in this camp – register now to secure your spot!

5th – 7th Grade | KID Outdoors

We’re bringing making outdoors! Get back to nature with projects inspired by camping and outdoor creation. Design shelters, sew a waterproof pouch, construct a working flashlight, and 3D-print utensils. Campers will even get to try their hand at Geocaching to navigate and find hidden treasures in an Orienteering scavenger hunt.

This camp has sold out. Please check out our other camps or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to the waitlist.

Week 3 | July 19 - 23

2nd – 4th Grade | Makers in Motion

This summer, explore all things that go! Create planes, trains, and automobiles (and boats) using a variety of fun makers skills. Get a glimpse into the future of transportation through MagLev train exploration and “flying” cars. Start your engines, hop on board, and make way for Makers in Motion.

5th – 7th Grade | Wearable Tech

Gear up with hand-made “smart clothes!” Develop sewing, circuitry, and programming skills as you design and make wearable gadgets that you can interact with and control. You’ll be lighting up the room with your new creations and maker confidence.

An optional $15 material fee covers an Arduino-powered microcontroller, lights, and sensors, all designed specifically for use in textiles that can ba taken home at the end of camp.

Week 4 | July 27 - 30

2nd – 4th Grade | KID Arcade

It’s time to head down to the KID Arcade! Make your own versions of classic arcade games like pinball, claw machines, and foosball out of a variety of maker materials. At the end of the week, collaborate with your fellow campers to turn KID Museum into the coolest arcade ever!

5th – 7th Grade | Toy Hackers

Who’s ready to hack? Give used toys a second life by cracking them open, harvesting parts, and re-engineering new, one-of-a-kind creations. Develop skills in electronics, soldering, design, and more as you construct their custom masterpieces.

This camp has sold out. Please check out our other camps or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to the waitlist.

Week 5 | August 2 - 6

2nd – 4th Grade | KID Astronauts

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

5th – 7th Grade | Creative Coders

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

An optional $25 material fee covers a Micro:bit controller your camper can take home.

There are just a few spots remaining in this camp – register now to secure your spot!

Week 6 | August 9 - 13

2nd – 4th Grade | Story Makers

Have you ever wanted to explore the art of storytelling? Join us and become a Story Maker! Create and share your own stories as we develop creative arts, filmmaking, and broadcasting skills. Make illustrated books, laser cut pop-ups, stop motion films, podcasts, and more. Then, get into the act as we write and stage our own productions.

5th – 7th Grade | Imaginative Inventions

Imagine all you can invent! Learn skills in electronics, robotics, and fabrication to create useful, fun, and silly inventions. Use those new skills and solve a series of challenges. After exploring the entire design process, we’ll start inventing entirely new creations.

Week 7 | August 16 - 20

2nd – 4th Grade | World Explorers

Pack your bag and let’s get exploring! Encounter a different country every day through maker projects and traditional games as you gain skills in woodworking, electronics, and textiles. Makers will also get a chance to design their own projects including country-specific traditional houses, puppets, toys, and so much more.

5th – 7th Grade | Space Engineers

Explore the space science behind NASA! Dive into the technology that scientists and aeronautical engineers use to explore the solar system. Campers will get their hands on 3D modeling while designing satellites, coding with sensors to create their own Mars Rovers, and more. The stars await!

There are just a few spots remaining in this camp – register now to secure your spot!

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What Parents are Saying
About Summer 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? Email us at info@kid-museum.org.