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Summer Camps: Ages 3-5

The Premier Summer Camp Experience

Exciting NEW Topics! 

JUNE  22 - AUGUST 27

Register now for a summer full of fun and learning!
  • Half-day camps for ages 3-5 (Must be able to use the restroom independently)
  • 50 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
Three Ways to Save on Summer Camps
Multi-camp discount automatically applies when purchaser buys 2 or more camps in the same online sales order. 
Camp Pricing

Members
Non-Members
Full Day Camp (5 days)
$355.00
$395.00
Early Bird
$319.50
$355.50
Full Day Camp (4 days)
$315.00
$353.00
Early Bird
$283.50
$317.70
Half Day Camp (5 days)
$155.00
$175.00
Early Bird
$139.50
$157.50
Half Day Camp (4 days)
$135.00
$154.00
Early Bird
$121.50
$138.60
   
Combo Care (4-5 days)
$45.00
$45.00
Early Bird
$40.50
$40.50


TO REGISTER FOR MULTIPLE CAMPS: Call (360) 956-0818 ext. 103 or 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.
Ages 3-5

Must be able to use the restroom independently

If your child has completed Kindergarten,
also check out our camps for ages 5-7


Week of JUNE 22-26
Shadow Shows

Once Upon a Test Tube
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Play with light and shadow all week long! Create sun catchers, shadow puppets, and mysterious nighttime paintings. Discover why the moon glows, where your shadow comes from, and what animals come out at night.

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 Science meets storytelling in this STEM-focused camp. Build like the Three Little Pigs, test your house against the Big Bad Wolf, and create a witch’s bubbling cauldron.

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Emergency Heroes
  
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1-4 p.m.
  
Transform into firefighters, police officers, and other heroes in our community! Create a badge, make a first aid kit, and adopt a stuffed animal helper as you hear stories about community helpers and talk about how we can be heroes too.

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Week of JUNE 29 - JULY 3

Bugs and Butterflies

Splish Splash A.M.
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Investigate the life cycle of insects and observe bugs in the classroom and outside! Look through special lenses to learn how bugs see the world, create your own insect hats to wear, and learn all the parts of an insect as you make your own to take home.

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 Pump, spray, drip & drop as we experiment with the way water moves. 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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Splish Splash P.M.
  
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1-4 p.m.
  
Pump, spray, drip & drop as we experiment with the way water moves. 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 of JULY 6-10

Tall Tales and Silly Stories

I ♥ Robots
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Goldilocks and the three bears… how about Goldilocks and the three dinosaurs?! Read your most loved tales, and then change them up! We’ll explore the many ways to retell stories and create amazing art, masks, and puppets to accompany our silly stories!

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 Use exciting materials to build your own robots—including one that can draw pictures! At the end of the week, we’ll even transform ourselves into robots!

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Oodles of Doodles
  
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1-4 p.m.
  
Let your budding artist shine as you invent your own colors, uncover invisible paintings and use art materials in unexpected ways!

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Week of JULY 13-17

To the Zoo!

NEW! Magical Mystical Unicorns A.M.
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Learn all about animal habitats as we explore the savanna, examine polar regions, and design a habitat for a made-up animal. We’ll also make animal puppets, investigate animal tracks, and read animal stories.

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 Transform into a unicorn with your very own unicorn mask, explore the science of rainbows, and learn about these mythical creatures through story and art.

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NEW! Magical Mystical Unicorns P.M.
  
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1-4 p.m.
  
Transform into a unicorn with your very own unicorn mask, explore the science of rainbows, and learn about these mythical creatures through story and art.

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Week of JULY 20-24

Animals After Dark

Blast-off to the Moon!
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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. Make a mask, follow animal tracks, and create nocturnal animal noises as you explore the world after dark.

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 Blast off on a mission to the moon and beyond. Craft moon prints, design a space rover and jet pack, and send comets flying!

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Join the Circus
  
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1-4 p.m.
  
Join the circus as we study balance, force and gravity with catapults, tight rope walking and tumbling. Transform into clowns with face painting and create geometric shapes and patterns of the three-ring circus show!

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Week of JULY 27-31

Don’t Let the Kids Drive the Bus

Fabulous Fort Building
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Step into the world of Mo Willems, author of the beloved “Pigeon” and “Gerald and Piggie” books.  Make pigeon puppets, illustrate a book, and create your own Gerald hat mask!

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 Take fort building to a new level with all kinds of unique materials! Build structures big and small using fort boards and a Rigamajig, and learn all about different tools used for construction.

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NEW! Little Engineers
  
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1-4 p.m.
  
Design amazing structures and explore simple machines as we learn about force with levers, ramps, and runs. We’ll 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 of AUGUST 3-7

Jump, Slither, Fly

NEW! Amigos Y Animales
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Play, stretch, and sway all week was 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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 Learn Spanish words related to animals, colors, and people! We will make pet toys and animals snacks for furry friends, learn all about animals that live in Mexico and South America, and read stories in Spanish and English.

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Feel the Rhythm
  
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1-4 p.m.
  
Make some noise at music camp! Feel the beat as we sing songs, make jingle boots, paint rhythm sticks, and learn all about musical instruments.

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Week of AUGUST 10-14

Gone Camping!

Diggin’ Dinos A.M. 
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Use your senses to spot Northwest creatures, pretend to camp under a parachute, gaze at stars in our constellation box and make a comet to toss in the sky.

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 Move and chomp your way to prehistoric fun! Make and crack open a dino egg, turn yourself into a stegosaurus, and get your hands on some fossils!

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Diggin’ Dinos P.M.
  
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1-4 p.m.
  
Move and chomp your way to prehistoric 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 of AUGUST 17-21

Artist's Laboratory

Snowed In
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
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 a "magical" painting when we combine wax and watercolors.

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 It may be sunny outside, but we’re snowed in this week at camp! Build miniature snowmen, make friends with animals of the arctic. discover the intricate beauty of one of a kind snowflakes, and cuddle up to listen to wintry stories.

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Stargazers
  
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1-4 p.m.
  
On a clear night you can see a thousand or more stars! Look through a powerful telescope! Make a star scope, create your own constellation, and share what you know about the night skies in this cosmic camp.

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Week of AUGUST 24-27

Ready, Set, Kindergarten!

Pet Adventures A.M.
(4 Day Camp - Mon-Thur) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 (4 Day Camp - Mon-Thur) 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Avoid first day jitters by getting ready for kindergarten right here at camp! We’ll engage in games and activities that focus on the early literacy, math, social, and motor skills kids will need in kindergarten, all while having a blast.

Recommended for entering kindergartners.

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 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 a live animal visitor!

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Pet Adventures P.M.
  
(4 Day Camp - Mon-Thur) 1-4 p.m.
  
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 a live animal visitor!

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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.


Registered Families: 

All campers must turn in a permission slip, and some campers must also turn in a medical accommodation form. 

Return the permission form electronically to campforms@hocm.org at least one week prior to camp, or bring completed form to the first day of camp. 

Please note: if your camper requires medical accommodations or has special needs, permission slip and medical accommodation form must be returned two weeks prior to the first day of camp.


* Only required if child will need medication during the camp day. The Medical Accommodation Form must be returned two weeks prior to the first day of camp.