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 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 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 to be added to our waitlist.

5th-7th Grade | KID Outdoors

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.) 

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 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 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 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 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