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Summer Camps: Ages 6-10

The Premier Summer Camp Experience

Exciting NEW Topics! 

JUNE  22 - AUGUST 27

Register now for a summer full of fun and learning!
  • Half-day and Full-day camps for ages 6-10 
  • 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 6-10

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


Week of JUNE 22-26
NEW! Stitch and Fasten

Nature Makers
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1:15-4:15 p.m.
Immerse yourself in the world of textile arts from the simplest stitch all the way to wearable technology. We‘ll learn three basic stitches, collaborate on a complete outfit, make our own hats and bracelets, and make our own sewable circuits in this awesome week-long camp.

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 Discover the maker’s 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 of JUNE 29 - JULY 3

Special FX (Full Day)
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Build animatronic Lego-robots, make your own stop-motion Godzilla-style monster scenes, and learn some of the classics of movie camera magic in this camp all about the fundamentals of special effects.

Note: Camp includes the use of liquid latex. Full Day camps include Combo Care. 

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Week of JULY 6-10

NEW! Science My Ride

Roller Coaster Engineers
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1:15-4:15 p.m.
Let’s use science to find the wildest ways to make things go! Make your own rubber band cars, mini-wind surfers, DIY hover saucers, rockets and more in this amazing on-the-move camp!

Camp includes use of latex balloons.

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 Learn how things like energy and velocity create the thrilling rides at the fair. Design a car to protect your egg passengers, and watch your marbles pull some serious g-forces as we build our own model roller coasters.

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Week of JULY 13-17

Calling All Cooks! (Full Day)
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Whip up fun recipes that are delicious and good for you! You’ll gain useful cooking skills while you make a variety of tasty dishes from different cultures. Design your own chef’s apron and hat, work with guest chefs from our café, and visit the farmer’s market!

Full Day camps include Combo Care.
 
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Week of JULY 20-24

Artist's Studio

NEW! Fantastic Beasts
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1:15-4:15 p.m.
Craft and create all week long in the ultimate artists’ workshop.  Make paper, design your own stamps, learn printing techniques to create multiple copies of your designs, and mix your own paint.

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 Join us for an enchanting adventure! Learn about the real-life animals that inspired mythical unicorns, dragons, and griffins. Transform into your favorite with a paper mache mask you make yourself!

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Week of JULY 27-31


NEW! Vamos a Mexico (Full Day)
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Explore the language, food and culture of Mexico! We’ll craft mascaras de calaveras, create a Frida Kahlo-style painting, and sample cuisine like agua fresca and tamales as we practice Spanish language and create our own Spanish notebooks.

Full Day camps include Combo Care.

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Week of AUGUST 3-7

NEW! Heroes by Design

Survivor!
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1:15-4:15 p.m.
What makes your favorite book, movie, and comic characters so special? See how they came to be as we check out early drafts of iconic characters. Then, sculpt, draw, and model as you dream up your own character in this creative camp.

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 Learn the skills you need to stay safe on an outdoor adventure. Campers will spend the week learning to build fires, make shelter, prepare food, and purify water. Everyone will walk away with an outdoor adventure survival kit!

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Week of AUGUST 10-14

NEW! The Great Museum Bake Off (Full Day)
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
What makes bread rise? Is yeast really alive? Bake all sorts of creations as we learn about the science of baking and participate in team baking challenges. Ready, set, bake!

Full Day camps include Combo Care.

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Week of AUGUST 17-21

Launch Time 

Mission to Mars
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1:15-4:15 p.m.
How high can it fly? We'll build flyers helicopters, and stomp rockets. Then, we'll set up electric paper airplane launchers and find other ways to make our creations fly farther, straighter, and faster!

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 What would it take to survive on Mars? Find out as we build our own water purifiers, practice simple circuitry for spaceship maintenance and prototype reentry space capsules for landing supplies on the Martian surface.

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Week of AUGUST 24-27

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Full Day)
(4 Day Camp - Mon-Thur) 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Join us for a week of sleuthing!  Have fun with forensics as you learn how to dust for fingerprints, analyze fiber samples, and test mystery substances. We will examine evidence and use awesome technology to solve a museum mystery.

Full Day camps include Combo Care.

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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.