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Grades 1-4 Summer 2019 Camps!

(For children who will be entering 1st-4th grade)

Exciting NEW Topics Added for 2019!


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

  • Full-day & half-day options for grades 1-4 (Children MUST have completed Kindergarten)
  • 40+ unique, 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."
- Camp Parent


Click here to learn more about our expert instructors.


Register for multiple camps and get a 10% discount!

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.


Week of JULY 15-19
Artist's Studio

Tinker Tech
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1:15-4:15 p.m.
Build and play all week in this ultimate artists’ workshop.  Make paper, design your own stamps, learn printing techniques to create multiple copies of your designs, and mix your own paint.

SOLD OUT - Call for waitlist.
 Let’s use tools, take stuff apart and find out how things work. Explore circuits, tinker with light, and create with cardboard as we play and build our way through the week.


SOLD OUT - Call for waitlist.


COMBO CARE
Students MUST have completed kindergarten to participate in Combo Care.
Register for A.M. & P.M. camps, then add Combo Care to make
a full day 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Free HOCM t-shirt included!
Add Combo Care

Week of JULY 22-26
Nature Makers
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (FULL DAY - includes before & after care, 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.)
Discover the maker’s studio in your own backyard as you tinker, create, and explore our natural world! Engineer like an animal and weave natural materials into amazing works of art. Learn about native plants, make potions in our forest apothecary, and visit local natural wonders.

REGISTER NOW!

Week of JULY 29 - AUGUST 2
Creative Cooking
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (FULL DAY - includes before & after care, 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.)
Whip up fun recipes that are delicious and good for you! You’ll gain cooking skills while you make a variety of tasty dishes with the help of our café staff. Design your own chef’s apron and hat, and visit the farmer’s market and a local restaurant!

SOLD OUT - Call for waitlist.


Week of AUGUST 5-9
Around the World

Scales and Tails
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1:15-4:15 p.m.
Explore a new continent every day! We'll learn about arts and culture from various countries as we create Chinese dragon masks, paint nesting dolls, and play along to world music on instruments we make ourselves.

SOLD OUT - Call for waitlist.
 Explore the wild world of animals as you create animal masks, build a lifelike slithering snake, and even meet animal guests as we study why animals have scales and how they use their tails.


SOLD OUT - Call for waitlist.


COMBO CARE
Students MUST have completed kindergarten to participate in Combo Care.
Register for A.M. & P.M. camps, then add Combo Care to make
a full day 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Free HOCM t-shirt included!
Add Combo Care

Week of AUGUST 12-16
Project Funway

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.
Gather 'round, designers! We'll drape on dress forms, sew up a storm, experiment with dying, and create our own designer accessories. Our week will culminate in a fabulous fashion show.


SOLD OUT - Call for waitlist.
 Learn the skills you need to keep safe on an outdoor adventure. Campers will spend the week learning to build fires, make shelter, prepare food, and purify water, and everyone will walk away with an outdoor adventure survival kit.

SOLD OUT - Call for waitlist.


COMBO CARE
Students MUST have completed kindergarten to participate in Combo Care.
Register for A.M. & P.M. camps, then add Combo Care to make
a full day 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Free HOCM t-shirt included!
Add Combo Care

Week of AUGUST 19-22
Gardener's Kitchen
(4 Day Camp - Mon-Thurs) 9:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. (FULL DAY - includes before & after care, 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m.)
Get your hands dirty and explore the many gifts of the garden. Prepare delicious meals, tend to the museum's garden, and visit the local farmer's market! Enjoy cooking demos from our Café staff and guest visits from garden experts.

REGISTER NOW! (Just ONE spot left!)


Week of AUGUST 26-30
Puppet Maker's Workshop

Monstrology
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
 (5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1:15-4:15 p.m.
Make characters come to life and storybooks jump off the pages as we design, create and perform with our own puppets. You’ll use many different materials to explore this fantastic art form.



SOLD OUT - Call for waitlist.

 Explore a mystical world where monsters live. 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.
   
NEW! Jurassic Explorers
  
Camp for Ages 4-7 ONLY.
(5 Day Camp - Mon-Fri) 1:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

  
Calling all paleontologists! We’ll explore ancient landscapes, investigate skeletons and fossils, crack open dino eggs, and even transform into dinosaurs!


REGISTER NOW!
  


COMBO CARE
Students MUST have completed kindergarten to participate in Combo Care.
Register for A.M. & P.M. camps, then add Combo Care to make
a full day 8:45 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. Free HOCM t-shirt included!
Add Combo Care

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: 

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.
Camp Pricing

 


Members
Non-Members
Materials Fee
Full Day Camp
(5 days)
$335

$375

$35

Full Day Camp
(4 days)
$270

$302

$28

Half Day Camp
(5 days)
$130

$150

$15

Half Day Camp
(4 days)
$105

$121

$12

 Half Day Camp
(3 days)
$78

$90

$9

    
Combo Care
(5 days)
$75

$75

$5

Combo Care
(4 days)
$60

$60

$4

Combo Care
(3 days)
$45

$45

$3