Winter Camps

We offer STEAM adventures and exciting activities for curious minds. Give your child a winter break filled with interactive fun and hands-on learning. Half and full-day camps for ages 3-10.
Dec. 20-30, 2021.
New cooking, nature, science, and art 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
  • Expert instructors

2021 Winter Camps for Ages 3-5 - SOLD OUT

December 20-30, 2021 | Half-Day Camps (Mon. – Thurs.)

Discover the world of light and shadow, build with ice blocks & grow ice crystals, learn about penguins and polar bears, and become an Arctic explorer!

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

If the camp you want is sold out, contact us to join the waitlist call (360) 956-0818 ext. 0 or email reservations@hocm.org.

WEEK 1: DEC 20-23 (4 DAY) – SOLD OUT

Flicker and Glow 
(Mon-Thursday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Discover the beautiful world of light and shadow as we create sun catchers, shadow puppets, and mysterious nighttime paintings. Explore why the moon glows, where your shadow comes from, and what animals come out at night!

Cool Science
(Mon-Thursday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Discover what happens when it gets really cold! Build with ice blocks, grow “ice” crystals and see them up close under the microscope, and explore chemistry with frozen materials.

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WEEK 2: DEC 27-30 (4 DAY) – SOLD OUT

Penguins and Polar Bears 
(Mon-Thursday) 9 AM – 12 PM
Waddle like a penguin and slide like a polar bear in this camp about Arctic animals! Learn about these unique creatures as you design icy animal habitats, create cool art projects, and hear stories about our chilly new animal friends.

Arctic Explorer 
(Mon-Thursday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Get chilly and experiment with ice in this arctic adventure camp. We will play with faux snow, launch snowballs, and conduct ice rescues.

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2021 Winter Camps for Ages 5-7 - SOLD OUT

December 20-30, 2021 | Half-Day Camps (Mon. – Thurs.)

Bake cookies and painted breads, learn to chop and use cooking tools, forage in our winter garden, and create art and delicious treats using apples.

Children must be able to use the restroom independently. Age 5 qualifies for additional camp options, see winter camps for ages 3-5.

If the camp you want is sold out, contact us to join the waitlist call (360) 956-0818 ext. 0 or email reservations@hocm.org.

 

WEEK 1: DEC 20-23 (4 DAY) – SOLD OUT

NEW! Inspired Chef: Baking Bonanza 
(Mon-Thursday) 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Celebrate the holidays with a baking bonanza! Create beautiful cookies, scrumptious painted bread, and many more flour-filled concoctions in this cooking camp dedicated to honing our best baking recipes.

NEW! Inspired Chef: Chopped 101 

(Mon-Thursday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Learn to chop, slice, mash, grate and more in this chef skills camp! We will use cooking tools to play, create art, and whip up some lip-smacking recipes to enjoy as a group.

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WEEK 2: DEC 27-30 (4 DAY) – SOLD OUT

NEW! Inspired Chef: Forage, Bake & Create! 
(Mon-Thursday) 9:15 AM – 12:15 PM
Forage in our winter garden to find herbs that will influence our cooking creations! Bake bread, create salad dressings, apothecary potions, and more! We will craft our own windowsill gardens and explore the world of composting.

NEW! Inspired Chef: Apples, Apples Everywhere!
(Mon-Thursday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
Bake, chop, stamp, dehydrate, press! In this very busy cooking camp, we will use different apple varieties to create art, delicious baked goods, and yummy winter beverages!

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2021 Winter Camps for Ages 6-10 - SOLD OUT

December 20-30, 2021 | Full-Day Camps (Mon. – Thurs.)

Create edible and wearable creations, and learn the scientific method to create glow potions.

Children must be able to use the restroom independently. Age 6-7 qualify for additional camp options, see winter camps for ages 5-7.

If the camp you want is sold out, contact us to join the waitlist call (360) 956-0818 ext. 0 or email reservations@hocm.org.

 

WEEK 1: DEC 20-23 (4 DAY) – SOLD OUT

NEW! Winter Eco Kids
(Mon-Thursday) 9:15 AM – 4:15 PM
In Winter Eco Kids, explore the new naturalist cabin exhibit and create a collaborative art piece! We will use real tools to tinker and create, and forage for materials in our garden that will feature in our edible and wearable creations!

WEEK 2: DEC 27-30 (4 DAY) – SOLD OUT

NEW! Glow Potions
(Mon-Thursday) 9:15 AM – 4:15 PM
Learn the scientific method as we create bath bombs and make slime. Get ready to shine as we tinker under the glow of blacklights!

Camp Pricing

Half-Day Camps (4 Days) $132 Members / $148 Non-Members

Full-Day Camps (4 Days)  $292 Members / $324 Non-Members

Combo Care (4 Day) $64 Members / Non-Members
Register for AM and PM camps and add Combo Care to drop off your child as early as 8:45 am. We will care for your child between camps (lunch not provided). Pick up as late as 5:00 pm. Available for 5 or older and enrolled in kindergarten.

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. 0

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. 103.

Required Camp Forms for 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 2021 Fillable (required for campers with allergies)
4. Medical Accommodation Form (required for campers with life-saving medications)

Email completed forms to campforms@hocm.org.