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Summer Camps: Ages 3-5

2021 Summer Camps

Premier Summer Camp Experience

Play with light, join the circus, explore the stars, 

investigate bugs & butterflies, and 

transform into a unicorn!


Half-Day Camps
JUNE 21 - AUGUST 26

Small groups and special COVID protocols!

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)
  • 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. 
Pricing 

Early Bird pricing ends April 30.

 Members Non-Members 
5-Day Camps (Half Day)
(Includes materials Fee) 
$149 (Early Bird)
$165 
 $167 (Early Bird)
$185
Combo Care  
$72 (Early Bird)
$80
$72 (Early Bird)
$80
   
4-Day Camps (Half Day)
(Includes materials Fee) 
$119 (Early Bird)
$132
$133(Early Bird)
$148
Combo Care   
 $58 (Early Bird)
$64
$58 (Early Bird)
$64  
Add combo care to make it a full-day camp experience

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

Ages 3-5

Must be able to use the restroom independently

Age 5 qualifies for additional camp options, see camps age 5-7 


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 21 - AUGUST 26
 (MON-FRI) Half Day

 
WEEK 1: JUNE 21-25 (5 DAY)
Shadow Shows

Splish Splash
(Mon-Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
 (Mon-Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
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. 
 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!
SOLD OUT
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WEEK 2: JUNE 28 - JULY 2 (5 DAY)
Bugs and Butterflies
 

(Mon-Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
 
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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WEEK 3: JULY 5-9 (5 DAY)
Tall Tales and Silly Stories

NEW! Magical Mystical Unicorns
(Mon-Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
 (Mon-Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM 
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!
 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 4: JULY 12-16 (5 DAY)
 
To the Zoo!
 
NEW! Dino Days PM
(Mon-Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
 (Mon-Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
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.
 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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NEW! Dino Days AM
  
(Mon-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.
  
SOLD OUT
  
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WEEK 5: JULY 19-23 (5 DAY)
Animals After Dark

NEW! Little Engineers
(Mon-Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
 (Mon-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. Make a mask, follow animal tracks, and create nocturnal animal noises as you explore the world after dark.
 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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 SOLD OUT
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WEEK 6: JULY 26-30 (5 DAY)
Don’t Let the Kids Drive the Bus
 
NEW! Unicorns and Narwhals
(Mon-Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
 (Mon-Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
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! 
 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 7: AUG 2-6 (5 DAY)
Gone Camping!

Stargazers
(Mon-Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
 (Mon-Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
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.
 On a clear night you can see a thousand or more stars! 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 8: AUG 9-13 (5 DAY)
Balance, Juggle, Jump
 

(Mon-Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
 
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! 
 
SOLD OUT
 
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WEEK 9: AUG 16-20 (5 DAY)
Artist’s Laboratory

Pet Party
(Mon-Friday) 9 AM – 12 PM
 (Mon-Friday) 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 a “magical” painting when we combine wax and watercolors.
 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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WEEK 10: AUG 23-26 (4 DAY)
Jump, Slither, Fly
 

(Mon-Thurs) 9 AM – 12 PM
 
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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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 Reservations 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.