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Summer Camps: Ages 6-10

2021 Summer Camps

Premier Summer Camp Experience

Sew like a designer, explore world cultures, create potions & lotions, build flying machines, experiment in the kitchen, and learn survivor skills


Ages 6-10,  Half & Full-Day Camps
JUNE 21 - AUGUST 26

Small groups and special COVID protocols!

Register now for a Summer full of fun and learning!
  • Full-day camps for ages 6-10
  • 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
   
5-Day Camps (Full Day)
(Includes materials Fee & Combo Care)  
$329 (Early Bird)
$365  
$365 (Early Bird)
$405
   
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  
   
4-Day Camps (Full Day)
(Includes materials Fee & Combo Care)  
$263 (Early Bird)
$292
$292(Early Bird)
$324
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 6-10

Ages 6-7 qualify 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 & Full-Day


WEEK 1: JUNE 21-25 (5 DAY)
Designer’s Dream
Around the World
(Mon-Friday) 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
(Mon-Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
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 bracelets and scrunchies, and even make our own sewable circuits!
Learn new games, create art projects, and discover different cultures all week long as we “travel” around the world. Design a boomerang when we “visit” Australia, transport to Russia with the taste of dumplings, design an Indian mandala, and more!
SOLD OUT
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WEEK 2: JUNE 28 - July 2 (5 DAY)
Special FX
Full-day camp, Combo Care included
NEW Survivor!
(Mon-Friday) 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
(Mon-Friday) 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
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.
Learn the skills you need to stay safe on an outdoor adventure. Spend the week learning survival skills like building fires, making shelter, and purifying water, and become an expert at navigating rough terrain in our new Bouldering at the Beach exhibit!
SOLD OUT
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WEEK 3: JULY 5-9 (5 DAY)
Science My Ride
NEW! Potions and Lotions
(Mon-Friday) 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
(Mon-Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
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!
Put chemistry in action as you make your own lip balm, face masks, and bath bombs, and do weird and wild experiments when Dr. Science comes to visit!
SOLD OUT
SOLD OUT
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WEEK 4: JULY 12-16 (5 DAY)

Calling All Cooks!
Full-day camp, Combo Care included
 
(Mon-Friday) 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
 
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!
 
SOLD OUT
 
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WEEK 5: JULY 19-23 (5 DAY)
Artist’s Studio
Pets and Vets
(Mon-Friday) 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
(Mon-Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
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.
Learn what it takes to care for our furry friends as you adopt your own stuffed pet and care for it all week long. You’ll design animal habitats, meet a live animal guest, and hear from real animal experts.
SOLD OUT
SOLD OUT
  
NEW Climbing and Orienteering
  
(Mon-Friday) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  
Let’s spend all week becoming outdoor adventure experts! Learn how to map your way through the wilderness and become and expert at navigating rough terrain in our new Bouldering at the Beach exhibit!
  
REGISTER NOW
  
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WEEK 6: JULY 26-30 (5 DAY)
Kitchen Science

Full-day camp, Combo Care included

 
(Mon-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!
 
SOLD OUT
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WEEK 7: AUGUST 2-6 (5 DAY)


New! Eco Kids
Survivor!
(Mon-Friday) 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
(Mon-Friday) 1:15 PM – 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 Children’s Garden and cook up delicious snacks from your harvest, use natural dyes to make accessories and more as we learn all about how to help our ecosystem thrive.
Learn the skills you need to stay safe on an outdoor adventure. Spend the week learning survival skills like building fires, making shelter, and purifying water, and become an expert at navigating rough terrain in our new Bouldering at the Beach exhibit!
SOLD OUT
SOLD OUT
Click here to add Combo Care

WEEK 8: AUGUST 9-13 (5 DAY)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Full-day camp, Combo Care included

NEW Climbing and Orienteering
(Mon-Friday) 9:15 AM - 4:15 PM
(Mon-Friday) 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
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. Let’s spend all week becoming outdoor adventure experts! Learn how to map your way through the wilderness and become and expert at navigating rough terrain in our new Bouldering at the Beach exhibit!
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WEEK 9: AUGUST 16-20 (5 DAY)
Launch Time
Toy Inventors Laboratory
(Mon-Friday) 9:15 AM - 12:15 PM
(Mon-Friday) 1:15 PM – 4:15 PM
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!
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.
SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT
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WEEK 10: AUGUST 23-26 (4 DAY)
Nature Makers
Full-day camp, Combo Care included
 
(Mon-Thurs) 9:15 AM - 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.
 
SOLD OUT
 

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.