SUMMER CAMPS

JUNE – AUGUST 2019

REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Make it a summer of fun & invention!

Be a KID with us this summer as we travel the world, conjure up Harry Potter-style magic, and put on the greatest maker show in town. 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!

Weekly Camps for Grades 2-4, 5-7, 6-9
June 24 – August 30  | 9am – 4pm
Members $410 | Non-Members $450

Choose camps based on your child’s Fall 2019 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, and please complete the Summer Camp Form before your child attends their first day of camp.

Week 1 | June 24 - 28

2nd – 4th Grade | KID City

Calling all kid inventors for some big city challenges! Your problem-solving skills will be put to the test as you design and build cityscapes with challenging terrain–cities on the coast, on a hilltop, in the desert, and more. Tackle real world city planning with some maker fun!

5th – 7th Grade | Engineer This! | FULL

Discover your inner engineer this summer! We’ll design and build innovative solutions to a series of engineering challenges. Learn how to program Arduino boards, create 3D digital designs, and wield power tools, as you build bridges, robotic arms, and more. At the end of the week, campers will team up to create an engineering company that produces a unique electronic device.

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

6th – 9th Grade | Community KIDs | FULL

Make a difference in your community while earning SSL hours. Travel by public transportation to a different organization each day: assemble sandwiches for Bethesda Cares, make dog toys for the Montgomery County Humane Society, help the environment at Locust Grove Nature Center, and more. Be a part of a team, help those in need, gain valuable work experience–and have a great time! (Community KIDs will take place from 8:30am – 3:00pm; campers can expect to earn approximately 20 SSL hours.)

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

Week 2 | July 8 - 12

2nd – 4th Grade | Circus KIDs

We’re putting on the greatest maker show in town! There will be juggling, hoola-hooping, stilt walking, and even some lion taming*. Join our troop of makers for this circus-themed camp where we’ll design and build creations to help us learn all of these performance skills. We’ll work together to produce a one-of-a-kind show to share with our friends and families at the end of camp. *No lions will be harmed (or present) in this camp.

5th – 7th Grade | Code Makers | FULL

Discover the creativity in coding using a variety of fun tools and platforms. Make an interactive robotic sculpture with Hummingbird Robotics, build and program circuits using Arduino, design your own take-home project using Microbit, and more.

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

6th – 9th Grade | Community KIDs | FULL

Make a difference in your community while earning SSL hours. Travel by public transportation to a different organization each day: assemble sandwiches for Bethesda Cares, make dog toys for the Montgomery County Humane Society, help the environment at Locust Grove Nature Center, and more. Be a part of a team, help those in need, gain valuable work experience–and have a great time! (Community KIDs will take place from 8:30am – 3:00pm; campers can expect to earn approximately 20 SSL hours.)

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

Week 3 | July 15 - 19

2nd – 4th Grade | KID Arcade FULL

Hang out in the KID arcade this summer! You’ll make your own versions of classic arcade games like pinball, claw machine, and foosball. Then build larger, collaborative projects with fellow campers and turn KID Museum into the coolest arcade ever! This camp features favorites from our past arcade camp, plus many more new projects.

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

5th – 7th Grade | SK8!

Kick-start your creativity this summer as you design and build your own custom-made, longboard skateboard! Use real woodworking tools like jigsaws, drills, and sanders to fabricate your skateboard and to build a communal mini skate park with your fellow campers. Create accessories to compliment your skate style, and then finish up the week by shredin’ some asphalt! (A $60 materials fee covers necessary custom materials for the skateboard.)

Week 4 | July 22 - 26

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. Make quidditch equipment to use with fellow campers, practice dueling, and experiment with potions.

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

5th – 7th Grade | Cardboard Couture

Explore the basics of fashion and costume design using cardboard as the primary medium. Embellish your custom couture pieces with 3D printed elements and wearable circuit designs. Collaborate with fellow campers to produce an end-of-week fashion show for friends and family.

6th – 9th Grade | Community KIDs | FULL

Make a difference in your community while earning SSL hours. Travel by public transportation to a different organization each day: assemble sandwiches for Bethesda Cares, make dog toys for the Montgomery County Humane Society, help the environment at Locust Grove Nature Center, and more. Be a part of a team, help those in need, gain valuable work experience–and have a great time! (Community KIDs will take place from 8:30am – 3:00pm; campers can expect to earn approximately 20 SSL hours.)

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

Week 5 | July 29 - August 2

2nd – 4th Grade | Fun in the Sun (New Projects!)

Celebrate the season with some KID style fun in the sun, this year featuring new projects! Harness the power of the sun with solar cars, cool off by designing and building propeller boats, and create and fly your own bird kite. Celebrate at the end of the week with a water party featuring water balloons, a slip and slide, and our maker water launchers!

5th – 7th Grade | Pinball Wizards | FULL

Engineering, technology, physics, art…this camp has it all! Make your own working pinball machine and along the way, develop skills using power tools, 3D design and printing, and circuitry. Add your creative artistry to put the finishing touches on the coolest pinball machine you’ve ever seen.

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

Week 6 | August 5 - 9

2nd – 4th Grade | World Explorers

Travel the world this summer, right in your own backyard! We’ll explore a different country each day through maker projects, traditional games, and authentic foods. Gain skills in woodshop, electronics, and textiles, while making projects like traditional houses, puppets, toys, and more from around the world. The week will culminate in an exciting culture expo for family and friends.

5th – 7th Grade | Wearable Tech | FULL

Gear up with “smart” electronic-embedded clothing! Develop sewing, circuitry, and programming skills as you design and make wearable gadgets that you can interact with and control. Light up the room with your new creations and maker confidence. (A $15 materials fee covers an Arduino-powered microcontroller, lights, and sensors, all designed specifically for use in textiles that can be taken home at the end of camp.)

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

Week 7 | August 12 - 16

2nd – 4th Grade | KID City | FULL

Calling all kid inventors for some big city challenges! Your problem-solving skills will be put to the test as you design and build cityscapes with challenging terrain–cities on the coast, on a hilltop, in the desert, and more. Tackle real world city planning with some maker fun!

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

5th-7th Grade | KID Outdoors FULL

Get back to nature with maker projects inspired by outdoor living and survival skills. Design a variety of shelters and collaborate to build one with fellow campers, learn sewing skills to make a waterproof survival pouch, use 3D printing to create a utensil for a mess kit, try Geocaching to navigate and find hidden treasures, and much more! (Projects will be completed indoors and outdoors.) 

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

Week 8 | August 19 - 23

2nd – 4th Grade | KID Arcade | FULL

Hang out in the KID arcade this summer! You’ll make your own versions of classic arcade games like pinball, claw machine, and foosball. Then build larger, collaborative projects with fellow campers and turn KID Museum into the coolest arcade ever! This camp features favorites from our past arcade camp, plus many more new projects.

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

5th – 7th Grade | Toy Hackers | FULL

Toys reimagined! We’ll give used mechanical toys a second life by opening them up, harvesting the parts, and re-engineering new, one-of-a-kind creations. Learn how to hack controllers, bend circuits, and more to create masterpieces that move and make custom sounds.

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

6th – 9th Grade | Community KIDs | FULL

Make a difference in your community while earning SSL hours. Travel by public transportation to a different organization each day: assemble sandwiches for Bethesda Cares, make dog toys for the Montgomery County Humane Society, help the environment at Locust Grove Nature Center, and more. Be a part of a team, help those in need, gain valuable work experience–and have a great time! (Community KIDs will take place from 8:30am – 3:00pm; campers can expect to earn approximately 20 SSL hours.)

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

Week 9 | August 26 - 30

2nd – 4th Grade | Story Makers | FULL

Let’s explore the art of storytelling! You’ll get to create and share your own stories as you develop creative arts, filmmaking, and broadcasting skills. Make illustrated books, laser cut pop-ups, stop motion animated films, podcasts, and more. Then, get into the act as we write and stage our own skits!

Please call 301-897-5437 or email info@kid-museum.org to be added to our waitlist.

5th – 7th Grade | Code Makers

Explore the creativity in coding using a variety of fun tools and platforms. Make an interactive robotic sculpture with Hummingbird Robotics, build and program circuits using Arduino, design your own take-home project using Microbit, and more.

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 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.