Summer Camps 2022

We offer big adventures for curious minds all summer long. Give your child a summer filled with hands-on fun and learning. Half and full-day camps for ages 3-9, June 27-September 2, 2022.
Nature, art, science, and cooking camps!

Half and full-day camps include:

  • Small class sizes, safe-entry check-in, and social distancing procedures
  • Optional Combo Care for ages 5 and up. Register for AM and PM camps and add Combo Care to drop off your child early. We will care for your child between camps (lunch not included). Pick-up as late as 5:00 pm.
  • Unique and engaging science, art, and nature topics
  • Exploration and play in Museum galleries and outside play in the Outdoor Discovery Center
  • Meet our expert instructors

Summer Camps Brochure 2022

Summer Camp 2022

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Summer camps are sold out! If there’s a camp you want, join the waitlist. Call (360) 956-0818 ext. 103 or email reservations@hocm.org.

2022 Summer Camps for Ages 3-5 - SOLD OUT

JUNE 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 | Half-Day Camps (MON-FRI)

Crack a dino egg, investigate bugs & butterflies, explore the stars, join the world of fairies, and transform into a unicorn!

Children must be able to use the restroom independently. Age 5 qualifies for additional camp options, see summer camps for ages 5-7.

If the camp you want is sold out, contact us to join the waitlist call (360) 956-0818 ext. 103 or email reservations@hocm.org.

WEEK 1: JUNE 27-JULY 1 (5 DAY)

Dino Days AM – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Move and chomp your way to prehistoric dino fun! Make and crack open a dino egg, turn yourself into a stegosaurus, and get your hands on some fossils.

Dino Days PM – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Move and chomp your way to prehistoric dino fun! Make and crack open a dino egg, turn yourself into a stegosaurus, and get your hands on some fossils.

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WEEK 2: JULY 5-8 (4 DAY)

I am a Robot AM – SOLD OUT
(Tuesday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Play a piano made from playdough and circuits, build a robot that can draw pictures, and transform into a robot yourself!

I am a Robot PM – SOLD OUT
(Tuesday – Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Play a piano made from playdough and circuits, build a robot that can draw pictures, and transform into a robot yourself!

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WEEK 3: JULY 11-15 (5 DAY)

Bugs and Butterflies – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Head out into the garden on daily bug hunts, create and taste your own nature nectar, get messy with fly swatter paintings, and create nature journals to capture all we learn in this weeklong exploration of the world of insects.

Jump, Slither, Fly – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Play, stretch and sway all week as we learn why animals move the way they do. Make a slithering snake, create a bird glider, and try out some moves yourself!

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WEEK 4: JULY 18-22 (5 DAY)

Gone Camping – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Use your senses to spot creatures of the Pacific Northwest, pretend to camp under a parachute, gaze at the stars in our constellation box and make a comet to toss in the sky.

Animals After Dark – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Learn all about the animals that awaken when you go to sleep! Investigate the special features that allow creatures to see, hear, and move in the dark. Create a mask, follow animal tracks, and make nocturnal animal noises as you explore the world after dark.

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WEEK 5: JULY 25-29 (5 DAY)

Cool Science – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Find out what happens to substances when they get really cold! Rescue animals from frozen blocks, experiment with chilly chemistry and create ice art.

Splish Splash – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Pump, spray, drip, and drop as we experiment with the ways water can move. Race raindrops, create a storm painting, play with pressure and gravity, and mix up potions in this wet and wild camp!

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WEEK 6: AUGUST 1-5 (5 DAY)

Moon and Mars – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Put on your moon boots and let’s go! Astronomical exploration awaits! This week we will be building and racing mini Mars rovers, creating spin-art galaxies, launching stomp rockets, and eating astronaut ice cream!

We Have Liftoff – SOLD OUT
(Monday – 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 will make kites, gliders, parachutes, and flying objects galore!

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WEEK 7: AUGUST 8-12 (5 DAY)

Little Engineers AM – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Design amazing structures and explore simple machines as we learn about force with levers, ramps and runs. We will build with PVC pipes, send marbles on amazing races, and create our own new inventions in this curiosity-filled camp!

Little Engineers PM – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Design amazing structures and explore simple machines as we learn about force with levers, ramps and runs. We will build with PVC pipes, send marbles on amazing races, and create our own new inventions in this curiosity-filled camp!

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WEEK 8: AUGUST 15-19 (5 DAY)

Fairyland – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Jump into the world of fairies! We will tell fairy stories all week long with fellow fairy enthusiasts! Design your own fairy wands, hunt in the garden for fairy hideouts, make a tiny fairy garden, and celebrate the week with a fairy tea party.

Unicorns and Narwhals – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Will you gallop on land like a unicorn or glide under the sea like a narwhal? Design your own mask, dream up unicorn habitats, and discover how narwhals really live as we learn about these creatures through story, art and play.

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WEEK 9: AUGUST 22-25 (4 DAY)

Oodles of Doodles – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Thursday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Let your budding artist shine as you invent your own colors, uncover invisible paintings, and use art materials in unexpected ways!

NEW! Inspired Chefs: Read Me a Snack – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Thursday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Using pictorial recipes and our imaginations, create exciting snacks and treats as we read and learn about kitchen play and how much fun cooking and eating can be!

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WEEK 10: AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 2 (5 DAY)

Pet Party – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Adopt your own stuffed pet and learn how to care for animals. We will make unique pet homes, craft collars, make pet toys and meet animal visitors!

Animals after Dark – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Learn all about the animals that awaken when you go to sleep! Investigate the special features that allow creatures to see, hear, and move in the dark. Create a mask, follow animal tracks, and make nocturnal animal noises as you explore the world after dark.

Click here to add Combo Care

2022 Summer Camps for Ages 5-7 - SOLD OUT

JUNE 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 | Half-Day Camps (MON-FRI)

Sew like a designer, engineer flying objects, tinker with tools, and become a star baker. 

Children must be able to use the restroom independently. Some ages qualify for additional camp options:

  • For age 5, also see summer camps for ages 3-5
  • For ages 6-7, also see summer camps for ages 6-9

If the camp you want is sold out, contact us to join the waitlist call (360) 956-0818 ext. 103 or email reservations@hocm.org.

WEEK 1: JUNE 27-JULY 1 (5 DAY)

Designer’s Dream – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Immerse yourself in the world of textile arts from the simplest stitch all the way to wearable technology. We will learn basic stitches, collaborate on complete outfits, make our own bracelets and scrunchies, and much more!

NEW! Inspired Chefs: Let’s Get Cooking Breakfast Style – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Don your chef hats and fire up the griddle for a week of pancakes, smoothies, parfaits, hash browns and…breakfast pizza! If you’ve ever wanted to build your own cookbook or learn your way around the kitchen, join us in this camp as we celebrate the most important meal of the day!

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WEEK 2: JULY 5-8 (4 DAY)

Artist’s Studio AM – SOLD OUT
(Tuesday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Craft and create all week long in the ultimate artists’ workshop. Make paper, design your own prints, and mix your own paint!

Artist’s Studio PM – SOLD OUT
(Tuesday – Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Craft and create all week long in the ultimate artists’ workshop. Make paper, design your own prints, and mix your own paint!

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WEEK 3: JULY 11-15 (5 DAY)

Launch Time – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
How high can it fly? We’ll build flying helicopters, and stomp rockets. We will set up electric paper airplane launches and find other ways to make our vehicles fly farther, straighter and faster!

NEW! Inspired Chefs: Food Art – SOLD OUT 
(Monday – Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Create faces, landscapes, and beautiful architecture from tasty food. Use art to level up your snack-making skills and create an art gallery full of edible delights!

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WEEK 4: JULY 18-22 (5 DAY)

Busy Builders AM – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Take fort building to a new level with all kinds of materials! We will build structures big and small out of fort boards and our Rigamajig, all while learning about different types of tools.

Busy Builders PM – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Take fort building to a new level with all kinds of materials! We will build structures big and small out of fort boards and our Rigamajig, all while learning about different types of tools.

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WEEK 5: JULY 25-29 (5 DAY)

Tinker Lab – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Dream up designs for toys and creations and turn them into reality! Engineer your own machines in this inventive camp where we will tinker and prototype with fun tools and wacky materials.

NEW! Inspired Chefs: Garden Arts and Eats – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 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 wondrous garden spaces.

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WEEK 6: AUGUST 1-5 (5 DAY)

Fantastic Beasts – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Join us for an enchanting adventure. Learn about the myths and real-life animals that inspire magical creatures like unicorns, dragons and griffins. Then, become a fantastic beast yourself with a hand-made mask!

NEW! Inspired Chefs: The Great Museum Bake-Off – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Dive into the world of flour and leavening agents as we bake all sorts of creations and learn about the science of baking. Ready, set, bake!

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WEEK 7: AUGUST 8-12 (5 DAY)

Artist’s Lab – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Create and craft all week long in the ultimate artists’ workshop. Make paper, design your own stamps, make mono prints, and mix your own paint in this creative and crafty camp.

Nature Makers – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Discover the makers studio in your own backyard as you tinker, create and explore our natural world! Engineer like an animal, learn about native plants, and mix up potions in our forest apothecary.

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WEEK 8: AUGUST 15-19 (5 DAY)

Launch Time – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
How high can it fly? We will build helicopters and stomp rockets. Then, we will set up electric paper airplane launchers and find new ways to make our creations fly farther, straighter, and faster!

NEW! Inspired Chefs: Rainbow Kitchen – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
In this exciting and colorful culinary adventure, we will cook our way through the rainbow, making delicious foods and focusing on a new segment of color each day!

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WEEK 9: AUGUST 22-25 (4 DAY)

Toy Inventors – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Thursday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Take apart electronic toys to see how they work, sew your own stuffed franken-animals, invent your own games and more as we tinker, craft and play all week long.

Artist’s Lab – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Thursday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Find out what happens when science and art meet as we explore the big ideas in art: color, line, shape and texture. Mix up custom colors, learn to paint without a brush, and create magical paintings when we combine wax and watercolor.

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WEEK 10: AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 2 (5 DAY)

Cool Science – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Find out what happens to substances when they get really cold! Rescue animals from frozen blocks, experiment with chilly chemistry, and create ice art.

Survivor – SOLD OUT
(Monday – Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Learn the skills you need to stay safe on an outdoor adventure. Spend the week learning survival skills like making shelters, purifying water, and becoming an expert at navigating rough terrain on our bouldering exhibit!

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2022 Summer Camps for Ages 6-9 - SOLD OUT

JUNE 27-SEPTEMBER 2, 2022 | Full-Day Camps (MON-FRI)

Experiment in the kitchen, create potions, tinker with toys, make movie magic, be an outdoor adventurer, and explore the visual arts!

Ages 6-7 qualify for additional camp options, see summer camps for ages 5-7.

If the camp you want is sold out, contact us to join the waitlist call (360) 956-0818 ext. 103 or email reservations@hocm.org.

WEEK 1: JUNE 27-JULY 1 (5 DAY)

Eco Kids – SOLD OUT
Full-day camp, Combo Care included
(Monday – Friday) 9:15 AM – 4:15 PM
Learn how to become a steward of our natural world through science, adventure, and invention! Create trash-to-treasure crafts, tend the garden and create delightful weavings, art, and snacks as we learn all about how to help our ecosystem thrive.

WEEK 2: JULY 5-8 (4 DAY)

NEW! Inspired Chefs: Kitchen Chemistry – SOLD OUT
Full-day camp, Combo Care included
(Tuesday – Friday) 9:15 AM – 4:15 PM
How does bread rise? Is yeast actually alive? Can I really turn an egg into a bouncing ball? Learn all this and more as we experiment, cook, and of course EAT in this amazing kitchen laboratory camp. We will take a walking field trip to the Farmer’s Market to buy ingredients and will do science in our industrial kitchen in the museum’s café!

WEEK 3: JULY 11-15 (5 DAY)

Glow Potions – SOLD OUT
Full-day camp, Combo Care included
(Monday – Friday) 9:15 AM – 4:15 PM
Learn the scientific method as we create bath bombs, make slime, and tinker under the glow of blacklights. Dr. Science will make a special appearance to wow us with some flashy experiments! This is a sparkling, neon, flashing art and science camp that makes our brightest dreams come true!

WEEK 4: JULY 18-22 (5 DAY)

NEW! Inspired Chefs: Cooking Around the World – SOLD OUT
Full-day camp, Combo Care included
(Monday – Friday) 9:15 AM – 4:15 PM
Cook through a different time zone each day with adventurous recipes from around the globe! Learn about ingredients and where they come from, and how different parts of the world use the same ingredients to make wildly different dishes! We will take a walking field trip to the Farmer’s Market to buy ingredients for a taco feast!

WEEK 5: JULY 25-29 (5 DAY)

Toy Inventors – SOLD OUT
Full-day camp, Combo Care included
(Monday – Friday) 9:15 AM – 4:15 PM
Take apart electronic toys to see how they work, sew your own stuffed franken-animals, invent your own games, and more as we craft and play all week long. We will have visiting puppet artists to inspire our tinkering.

WEEK 6: AUGUST 1-5 (5 DAY)

Special FX – SOLD OUT
Full-day camp, Combo Care included
(Monday – Friday) 9:15 AM – 4:15 PM
Build animatronic Lego-Robots, make your own stop-motion monster scenes, and learn some of the classics of movie camera magic in this camp all about the fundamentals of special effects. We will have visitors who will teach us about the many facets of making movie magic.

WEEK 7: AUGUST 8-12 (5 DAY)

Climbing Adventure – SOLD OUT
Full-day camp, Combo Care included
(Monday – Friday) 9:15 AM – 4:15 PM
Let’s spend all week becoming outdoor adventure experts! Learn how to map your way through the wilderness and become an expert at navigating rough terrain in our Bouldering at the Beach exhibit!

WEEK 8: AUGUST 15-19 (5 DAY)

Visual Arts – SOLD OUT
Full-day camp, Combo Care included
(Monday – Friday) 9:15 AM – 4:15 PM
Tap into your creativity as we adventure in the world of stop-motion, photography and other fine arts. Take home a beautiful canvas, experiment with mixed media collage, and create your own colorful paper! We will have visiting artists throughout the week to teach us about different artistic modalities.

WEEK 9: AUGUST 22-25
  • No Camps This Week
WEEK 10: AUGUST 29-SEPTEMBER 2 (5 DAY)

NEW! Inspired Chefs: Root to Fruit – SOLD OUT
Full-day camp, Combo Care included
(Monday – Friday) 9:15 AM – 4:15 PM
In this exciting plant-focused camp, we will cook with all of the parts of plants: roots, stems, leaves, flowers, fruit and seeds! We will explore the world of seedlings and take one home, and get our hands dirty in the children’s garden as we learn about plants in and out of the kitchen. We will take a walking field trip to the Farmer’s Market and meet with gardening experts as we explore from the bottom to the top of our edible garden!

Camp Pricing

Save up to 30%

  • Become a Museum member and get discounted tuition
  • Sign up for multiple camps and save 10%
  • Register by April 1 and get Early Bird pricing and save 10%

Full Day Camps
  • 5-Day Camp $370 Members, $420 Non-Members
  • 4-Day Camp $300 Members, $340 Non-Members
Half-Day Camps
  • 5-Day Camp $175 Members, $200 Non-Members
  • 4-Day Camp $140 Members, $160 Non-Members
Combo Care

Register for AM and PM camps and add Combo Care to drop off your child as early as 8:45 a.m. We will care for your child between camps (lunch not provided). Pick up as late as 5:00 p.m. Available for 5-year-olds who have completed kindergarten through age 9.

  • 5-Day Combo Care $80 one price for all
  • 4-Day Combo Care $64 one price for all

Credit Card Payment
We accept Visa, Mastercard, and Discover.

How to Register for Multiple Camps

To 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. 103

Tuition, Cancellation Policy & Required Camp Forms

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 call (360) 956-0818 ext. 103 or email reservations@hocm.org.

Registered families must 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.

Email completed forms to campforms@hocm.org.