SUMMER CAMP 2022

Join us for a fun & inventive summer!

More spots added!

Experience hands-on maker fun all summer long!

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

This year, we’re hosting Summer Camp at both our Davis Library and new Bethesda Metro Center location for the first time. 

As we welcome your makers 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.

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

Week-Long Camps
Dates: June 20 – August 26, 2022 | 9am – 4pm
Grades: 2nd – 4th, 5th – 7th & 7th – 9th

Price Per Week
Members: $440
Non-Members: $490

Please select camps based on your child’s Fall 2022 grade level.

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

Please select a KID Museum location prior to selecting a camp.

Located at 3 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, MD 20814 in Suite 140.

Week 5 | July 18 - 22

5th – 7th Grade | The Art of STEM

Explore how STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) can be used to create unique and intriguing art built on concepts from chemistry, geometry, engineering, robotics, and more.

7th – 9th Grade | Service Camp

In this service-oriented camp, use your maker skills to design and build something to help a community in our area. Portions of this camp may take place away from KID Museum at the project site. Campers are eligible for SSL hours.

This camp has sold out. Please contact us at info@kid-museum.org to be added to the waitlist.

Week 6 | July 25 - 29

2nd – 4th Grade | Paper Creators

Explore the endless possibilities of one of the world’s most abundant materials – paper! Make paper from scratch, use it to build electric circuits, and even design and build large structures that will be tested for strength and durability.

5th – 7th Grade | Uncommon Robots

What does it really mean to build a robot? Learn to think outside the box of how robots move, look, and function. Using microcontrollers, coding, sensors and circuits, and hands-on fabrication techniques, you’ll design and build robots out of unconventional materials that can do unexpected things.

Week 7 | August 1 - 5

2nd – 4th Grade | World Explorers

Pack your bags and let’s go exploring! We’ll explore a different country every day through interactive maker projects and traditional games, gaining skills in woodworking, electronics, and textiles.

5th – 7th Grade | Engineering Big

Put your engineering skills to the test in a series of larger-than-life problem-solving scenarios. Each day, tackle a different design challenge with specific size, function, or performance requirements, and collaborate with other KID engineers just like you.

Week 8 | August 8 - 12

2nd – 4th Grade | Makers in Motion

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

This camp has sold out. Please contact us at info@kid-museum.org to be added to the waitlist.

5th – 7th Grade | Movie Makers

Become writer, director, and producer of your own movie! In this movie-production workshop, you’ll storyboard your ideas, build sets and costumes, practice different filming methods, and gain some video editing skills. And… ACTION!

This camp has sold out. Please contact us at info@kid-museum.org to be added to the waitlist.

7th – 9th Grade | Studio Deep Dive: Electronics

Dig into our new electronics studio and learn about circuits, breadboards, and all things electronic. Gain skills in soldering, wiring, and logic as you deconstruct, analyze, and combine electronics, ultimately building your own design from scratch.

Week 9 | August 15 - 19

2nd – 4th Grade | Making Camp

Let’s go camping! Gain a wide range of maker skills as you explore all the important parts of extreme camping – living off the grid, surviving in the wild, and even telling effective campfire stories.

This camp has sold out. Please contact us at info@kid-museum.org to be added to the waitlist.

5th – 7th Grade | Material Mash-Up

Turn maker projects on their heads with wacky materials and unconventional design challenges. What if we made our clothing out of cardboard or furniture out of fabric? Get creative with different building materials and learn some fun fabrication techniques.

Week 10 | August 22 - 26

2nd – 4th Grade | Transform(ak)ers

Think beyond Decepticons. Practice the entire engineering design process as you explore all things that transform. Then design and create your own transforming projects, applying all the maker skills you’ve learned along the way.

This camp has sold out. Please contact us at info@kid-museum.org to be added to the waitlist.

Located at 6400 Democracy Blvd. Bethesda, MD 20817 in the lower-level of the Davis Library.

Week 4 | July 11 - 15

2nd – 4th Grade | GLOW

Add some sparkle to your life! Light up the night by creating imaginative projects that glow, light up, or transform in the dark – and learn some cool maker skills along the way.

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 practice 3D modeling, coding with sensors, and more. The stars await!

Week 5 | July 18 - 22

2nd – 4th Grade | Paper Creators

Explore the endless possibilities of one of the world’s most abundant materials – paper! Make paper from scratch, use it to build electric circuits, and even design and build large structures that will be tested for strength and durability.

5th – 7th Grade | Uncommon Robots

What does it really mean to build a robot? Learn to think outside the box of how robots move, look, and function. Using microcontrollers, coding, sensors and circuits, and hands-on fabrication techniques, you’ll design and build robots out of unconventional materials that can do unexpected things.

Week 6 | July 25 - 29

2nd – 4th Grade | Let’s Move!

Imagine something that moves, but isn’t a vehicle. Join us to explore interesting forms of movement as you design and build automatons, climbing mechanisms, water wheels, amusement park rides, and more.

Week 7 | August 1 - 5

2nd – 4th Grade | Makers in Motion

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

5th – 7th Grade | Movie Makers

Become writer, director, and producer of your own movie! In this movie-production workshop, you’ll storyboard your ideas, build sets and costumes, practice different filming methods, and gain some video editing skills. And… ACTION!

Week 8 | August 8 - 12

2nd – 4th Grade | World Explorers

Pack your bags and let’s go exploring! We’ll explore a different country every day through interactive maker projects and traditional games, gaining skills in woodworking, electronics, and textiles.

5th – 7th Grade | Engineering Big

Put your engineering skills to the test in a series of larger-than-life problem-solving scenarios. Each day, tackle a different design challenge with specific size, function, or performance requirements, and collaborate with other KID engineers just like you.

This camp has sold out. Please contact us at info@kid-museum.org to be added to the waitlist.

Week 9 | August 15 - 19

2nd – 4th Grade | Transform(ak)ers

Think beyond Decepticons. Practice the entire engineering design process as you explore all things that transform. Then design and create your own transforming projects, applying all the maker skills you’ve learned along the way.

This camp has almost sold out! Secure your spot ASAP.

Week 10 | August 22 - 26

2nd – 4th Grade | Making Camp

Let’s go camping! Gain a wide range of maker skills as you explore all the important parts of extreme camping – living off the grid, surviving in the wild, and even telling effective campfire stories.

5th – 7th Grade | Material Mash-Up

Turn maker projects on their heads with wacky materials and unconventional design challenges. What if we made our clothing out of cardboard or furniture out of fabric? Get creative with different building materials and learn some fun fabrication techniques.

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