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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.

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 AUGUST 26-30
Puppet Maker's Workshop

(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.

REGISTER NOW! - More Space Added!

 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!

SOLD OUT - Call for waitlist.

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


Materials Fee
Full Day Camp
(5 days)



Full Day Camp
(4 days)



Half Day Camp
(5 days)



Half Day Camp
(4 days)



 Half Day Camp
(3 days)



Combo Care
(5 days)



Combo Care
(4 days)



Combo Care
(3 days)