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Summer 2018 Camps Register Now!

Multi-Camp Special! Save 10% when you register for more than 1 camp!


Exciting NEW Topics Added for 2018!


The premier Summer Camp experience at the award-winning Hands On Children's Museum 


  • Full-day & half-day options for ages 3-K and grades 1-4
  • 40+ engaging topics in science, art and nature
  • All camps include exploration in the museum galleries
  • Outside play in the Outdoor Discovery Center

"We love Hands On camps! Our kids come home with new ideas and stories about their adventures in class and in the museum."
- Summer Camp Parent

Click here to learn more about our expert instructors.

Summer Day Camps 2018

Camps for Ages 3 - Grade K


Must be able to use the restroom independently

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 you 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.


REGISTERED FAMILIES: 
Click Here for Important Camp Forms

Week of AUGUST  20-23 (4-day camps)

9am - 12pm Half-Day Camp


1 - 4pm Half-Day Camp

UP, UP & AWAY

Make kites, gliders and parachutes. Create, design and engineer all week as we launch items in our classroom wind tunnel and explore aerodynamics.

SOLD OUT! Call for waitlist

 

NEW! MUDWORKS

Get your hands dirty! Campers will use clay and mud to build and create art and learn the magic hidden in simple dirt and natural materials. Campers will explore our new outdoor Mud Pie Kitchen and Insect Hotel building stations!

SOLD OUT! Call for waitlist


Week of AUGUST 27-31 

9am - 12pm Half-Day Camp


1 - 4pm Half-Day Camp

NEW! CONSTRUCTION!

Get your hard hat on and join us for this week of building up some fun. We will work with engineering challenges every day as we assemble structures. Fort Boards, Rigamajig and more!

SOLD OUT! Call for waitlist


 

ONCE UPON A TIME

Get ready for a magical week filled with creatures from your favorite fairy tales. We will invent our own stories and make puppets and costumes to act them out!

SOLD OUT! Call for waitlist

Camps for Grades 1-4

(as of Fall 2018)

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 you 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.


REGISTERED FAMILIES: 
Click Here for Important Camp Forms

Week of AUGUST 20-23 (4-day camps) 

9:15am - 12:15pm Half-Day Camp


1:15 - 4:15pm Half-Day Camp

NEW! DIG & DISCOVER

Investigate smilodon teeth and make your own trace fossil. Explore clues left from past civilizations: crack a hieroglyphic code, create a personal cartouche and wrap up a mini mummy.  Find out just how many cultures actually built pyramids!

SOLD OUT! Call for waitlist 

 

MONSTERS & MYTHOLOGY

Investigate Bigfoot theories and discover the creatures that live thousands of miles deep in our oceans. Analyze real animal characteristics that have inspired stories about zombies, evil robots and aliens!

SOLD OUT! Call for waitlist 



COMBO CARE
Register for AM & PM camps, then add Combo Care to make a full day 8:45am-5:15pm. Free HOCM t-shirt included!
Add Combo Care! 

Week of AUGUST 27-31 

9:15am - 12:15pm Half-Day Camp


1:15 - 4:15pm Half-Day Camp

PETS, VETS & WILD ANIMALS

Have you ever thought about being a veterinarian? We’ll learn the best ways to keep our furry and feathered friends comfortable and ourselves safe!  Special guest visitors include Olympia Mountaineers.

SOLD OUT! Call for waitlist

 

LAUNCH TIME!

Build boomerangs, helicopters, and stomp rockets. Invent ways to make them fly farther, straighter, and faster. Propel paper airplanes hundreds of feet in the air with our electronic launchers!

SOLD OUT! Call for Waitlist



COMBO CARE
Register for AM & PM camps, then add Combo Care to make a full day 8:45am-5:15pm. Free HOCM t-shirt included!
Add Combo Care! 

Camp Pricing


Members
Non-Member
Full-Day or Combo Care Camps:
$330/wk*
$370/wk*

Combo Care Camps available for Grades 1-4 on weeks with two half-days camps (AM & PM). Core curriculum runs 9:15am-4:14pm with before, after, and lunch care to extend day to 8:45am-5:15pm. Full day options include camp t-shirt.

4-Day, Combo Care (July 2-3 & 5-6 / Aug. 20-23)

$264*
$296*
     
Half Day Camps: 
$125/wk*
$145/wk*
4-Day, Half-Day Camps (July 2-3 & 5-6 / Aug. 20-23)
$100*
$116*

*Plus materials fee: $15 per half-day 5-day camp, $12 per half-day 4-day camp, or $35 per full-day 5-day camp unless otherwise indicated


Camp Extras:

Hands On Camp T-Shirt: $14/each 
Sizes include S (6-8), M (10-12), L (14-16), and XL (18-20). Full-day camps include one free T-shirt.

Daily Snacks: $5/day, $20/week
Typically includes cheese, crackers, fruit and juice (may vary). May not be suitable for campers with dietary restrictions.


Tuition Policy: 

Full payment is required to register. $25 per half-day camp tuition is non-refundable. Remaining tuition and materials fee is refundable for cancellations made 2 or more weeks prior to camp start date. 



REGISTERED FAMILIES: 
Click Here for Important Camp Forms