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Ages 5-7

Summer Camps: Ages 5-7

2021 Summer Camps

Premier Summer Camp Experience

Explore chilly science, engineer flying objects, create healthy snacks, tinker with tools, and make garden creations

Ages 5-7, Half-Day Afternoon Camps

Small groups and special COVID protocols!

Register now for a Summer full of fun and learning!
  • Half-day camps for ages 5-7 (Must be able to use the restroom independently)
  • Purchase both an AM and PM camp and make it a full day by adding Combo Care (Ages 5 and up)
  • Small class sizes, safe-entry check-in, and social distancing procedures
  • Unique, engaging topics in science, art and nature
  • All camps include exploration in the museum galleries and outside play in the Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Learn more about our expert instructors
2021 Three Ways to Save on Summer Camps
10% Multi-camp discount applied at check-out when purchaser buys 2 or more camps in the same sales order. 

Early Bird pricing ends April 30.

 Members Non-Members 
5-Day Camps (Half Day)
(Includes materials Fee) 
$149 (Early Bird)
 $167 (Early Bird)
Combo Care  
$72 (Early Bird)
$72 (Early Bird)
4-Day Camps (Half Day)
(Includes materials Fee) 
$119 (Early Bird)
$133(Early Bird)
Combo Care   
 $58 (Early Bird)
$58 (Early Bird)
Add combo care to make it a full-day camp experience

REGISTER FOR MULTIPLE CAMPS: follow these steps as we work to enhance our online camp registration experience.

  1. In your web browser, open a new 'tab' for each camp you wish to register for
  2. In the first browser tab, select the camp you wish to purchase and click "Register Now"
  3. Complete the registrant information and click "Add to Cart"
  4. Switch over to the second open browser tab and follow the same procedure to register for an additional camp. You will have the option to "Auto-Fill" with the same registration information from the previous camp. 
  5. The Shopping Cart will reflect total camp registrations. Complete the billing & payment information
  6. If you need assistance or prefer to register over the phone, please call (360) 956-0818 ext. 0
Ages 5-7

Some ages qualify for additional camp options
For age 5 also see camp options for ages 3-5
For ages 6-7 also see camp options for ages 6-10

Must be able to use the restroom independently

If the camp you want is full, email reservations@hocm.org or call 360-956-0818 ext. 0 to be placed on the waitlist. Check back as more camps may be added. 

   JUNE 28 - AUGUST 26
 (MON-FRI) Half-Day Afternoon Camps 
 Every Other Week
WEEK 2: JUNE 28-JULY 2 (5 DAY) 
The Science of Chill
(Mon-Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Find out what happens when it gets really cold! Fly snowflakes in a wind tunnel blizzard, sculpt ice blocks and watch chilly science demonstrations.
Click here to add Combo Care

WEEK 4: JULY 12-16 (5 DAY) 
We Have Liftoff
(Mon-Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Create, design and engineer all week as we launch items in our classroom wind tunnel and explore aerodynamics! We’ll make kites, gliders, parachutes, and flying objects galore!
Click here to add Combo Care

WEEK 6: JULY 26-30 (5 DAY) 
Let’s Get Cookin’
NEW! Let’s Get Cookin’: Breakfast of Champions
(Mon-Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
 (Mon-Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
You’ll say YUM every day as we create healthy snacks that include grains, vegetables, and proteins! Mix up smoothies, roll out pizza, and create your own camp cookbook to take home.
 Don your chef hats and fire up the grill for a week of pancakes, smoothies, parfaits, hash browns and …breakfast pizza! If you’ve ever wanted to build your own cookbook, learn your way around the kitchen, and eat good food every day of the week, then come join us as we celebrate the most important meal of the day!
Click here to add Combo Care

WEEK 8: AUGUST 9-13 (5 DAY) 
Tinker Lab
NEW! Nature Makers
(Mon-Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
 (Mon-Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Play a piano made from playdough and circuits, dream up designs for your own toys, and engineer your own machines in this inventive camp where we’ll tinker with tools.
 This week well try our hand at lavender shortbread cookies, herb infused waters, ponded nature prints, homemade dressing, honey bee slime, and being an all-around garden apothecary.  If you love to create and you love nature, this is the camp for you.
Click here to add Combo Care

WEEK 10: AUGUST 23-26 (4 DAY) 
Garden Arts and Eats
(Mon-Thurs) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Explore all the beautiful creations that come from the garden as we make seed mandalas, paint pots and plant seeds, bake herbed bread, and play in our children’s garden.
Click here to add Combo Care
Tuition & Cancellation Policy: 

Full payment is required to register. $25 of camp tuition is non-refundable per half day camp spot. $50 of camp tuition is non-refundable per full day camp spot. Remaining tuition and materials fee is refundable for cancellations made 2 or more weeks prior to camp start date.

For more information, please contact our Registration Coordinator at: (360) 956-0818 ext. 0.

Registered Families: 

Submit required camp forms at least one week before camp start. For campers with allergies or medical accommodations, return forms at least two weeks before camp start. If registering after the deadline, please return forms as soon as possible.  

1. Camp Permission Form (required for all campers)
2. Health Screening and COVID-19 Waiver (required for all campers)
3. Allergy Letter (required for campers with allergies)
4. Medical Accommodation Form (required for campers with life-saving medications)

Email completed forms to campforms@hocm.org.