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Winter Camps

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Beat Cabin Fever at Winter Camp!

Give your child the PREMIER camp experience at the award-winning Hands On Children's Museum. 

Single Camp: Members $80 / Non-members $90 (Plus a $10 materials fee)
Combo Care: Members $210 / Non-members $230 (Plus a $30 materials fee)


  • Half-day Camps for ages 3-K and grades 1-4
  • Combo Care camps for K-Grade 4: Combine A.M. & P.M. camps and make a full-day! (8:45 a.m.- 5:15 p.m.) Register for both an a.m. and p.m. camp then add the Combo Care option.
    NEW: Combo Care is now available to children in our younger camps! Campers must be currently enrolled in a Kindergarten program.
  • Engaging topics in science, art, and nature
  • All camps include exploration and play in the museum galleries, and 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.

Ages 3-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



DECEMBER 19-21 (Wed-Fri) - 3 Days (Half day)

 
Winter Tinker Lab | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Join us for a STEAM* focused camp packed with all things winter! Build a miniature ice fort, fly snowflakes in a wind tunnel blizzard, and make a frozen masterpiece!

*Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math


Register Now!
 

 
Snowed In! | 1-4 p.m.
 
Cuddle up with great winter stories, mix up something warm to drink, and create your own game. Take home "snow day" activities to enjoy with your family.

Register Now!
 
   
COMBO CARE
Students MUST be currently enrolled in 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
 
   

DECEMBER 26-28 (Wed-Fri) - 3 Days (Half day)

 
Arctic Art | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
 
Discover the intricate beauty of one-of-a-kind snowflakes, paint with ice, and become friends with animals of the arctic.

Register Now!
 
   
Cool Science | 1-4 p.m.
 
Explore what happens when it gets really cold! Sculpt ice blocks, explore snowflakes under the microscope, and watch exciting science demonstrations.

Register Now!
 
   
COMBO CARE
Students MUST be currently enrolled in 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
 
   
Grades 1-4
 

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.




DECEMBER 19-21 (Wed-Fri) - 3 Days (Half day)

 
Cool Chemistry | 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.  
Let's do some amazing experiments in Cool Chemistry*! Use icy cold materials to mix up chemical reactions, watch Dr. Science do demonstrations, and even take home some of our experiments.

*This camp features exciting grant funded chemistry kits from NISE (National Informal STEM Education Network)

Register Now!

 
   
Winter Games | 1:15 - 4:15 p.m.
 
Stage your own miniature winter Olympics as we create clothespin skiers, mini mountain climbers and tiny toboggan racers. We'll also have fun playing games and building catapults for a snowball fling!

Register Now!
 
   
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!
 
   

DECEMBER 26-28 (Wed-Fri) - 3 Days (Half day)

 
Winter Nature Makers | 9:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
 
Learn how animals thrive in Washington's winter weather as we identify animal tracks in the snow and make bird feeders. We’ll also create art and engineering masterpieces out of found materials!

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Winter Wonder Lab | 1:15 - 4:15 p.m.
 
Check out wintery science experiments and create cool art projects! Discover the states of matter, experiment with dry ice, and see how to make ice cream in under 30 seconds!

Register Now!
 
   
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!
 


For more information, please contact our Registration Coordinator at: (360) 956-0818 ext. 103.