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Inventors! 2017 Summer Camps

Summer camps at Gilbert House Children’s Museum utilize a hands-on, inquiry-based approach. Experienced educators guide all the learning opportunities. Our staff, our methods and our children’s museum environment create the perfect combination for a fantastic summer camp experience. Camps are designed to be fun, creative and original as we highlight the best of what the Museum has to offer. 

2017 Summer Camp Schedule

Take Flight!: July 10-14
Campers will have a high-flying adventure during this fun week of Summer Camp. Engineer your own flying machines, and learn how kites, parachutes, planes, and helicopters work. Campers will be able to design, build, and fly their own rocket!
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Make it Move: July 17-21
Every day of this moving camp will have hands-on engineering experiments with cars, bridges, submarines, trains, or roller coasters. Learn about different modes of transportation and how they get from point A to point B.
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Amazing Bodies: July 24-28
Learn more about our amazing bodies and intricate functions like breathing and pumping hearts.  Campers will explore senses, limbs and prosthetics, and how the human brain works.
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Farm to Table: July 31-Aug 4
Enjoy hands-on activities, and get dirty during this fun agriculture camp. Plant seeds, design and create agricultural tools, and learn about different types of plants. Campers will also be able to make and enjoy some tasty treats fresh from the garden.
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Toys! Toys! Toys!: Aug 7-11
This camp takes fun to a whole new level!  Build and experiment with building blocks, rubber band toys, light-up and circuit toys, and more!  Campers will invent and create their own toy prototype.
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Structures & Shelters: Aug 14-18
Spend the week building! Learn all about forts, towers, pyramids, and other structures. Plan, design, and build your own shelter or structure.
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Sun & Space: Aug 22-25
Just in time for the solar eclipse! Campers will explore the solar system…including stars, planets, and moons! Campers will also have a front-row seat to safely view the solar eclipse happening Monday, August 21st.
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Camp Options/Prices

We offer morning-only camps for kids ages 3-5 as well as all-day camps for kids ages 5-12. When combined with our morning and aftercare options*, all-day camps accommodate families and kids who want to turn their camp experience into an all-day adventure!

Preschoolers & Kindergartners*
Snacks included in price

T/TH 9:00 A.M.-Noon MWF 9:00 A.M.-Noon M-F 9:00 A.M.-Noon
$60 Gilbert House Members $70 Gilbert House Members $130 Gilbert House Members
$75 Nonmembers $85 Nonmembers $160 Nonmembers


Elementary Grades 1-6 (grouped by grades 1-3 and 4-6)
Snacks included in price

Monday-Friday, 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.
Morning care (8:00-9:00 A.M.)* and After care (4:00-5:00 P.M.)* available for additional fee
$150 Gilbert House Members
$170 Nonmembers

*Morning and aftercare options are not available for Preschoolers & Kindergartners. At least one week advance registration required for morning care and aftercare.

View our camp policies and payment/cancellation policies HERE.

Our Summer Camps Have…

Hands-on Learning
Our summer camps help kids learn to use real objects as they explore real-world concepts. Our unique museum environment is filled with hands-on learning opportunities for campers of all ages.

Small Groups
Our small staff to student ratio allows for personal instruction. Our campers benefit as a close-knit team of learners, allowing for advanced activities unique to Gilbert House Children’s Museum.

All-day Options
We offer the convenience of optional morning and afternoon extended care. Full day camps run from 9:00 A.M.-4:00 P.M.; with extended care available from 8:00-9:00 A.M. and 4:00-5:00 P.M.

Experienced Educators
Our camp staff are trained museum educators who understand how to engage kids in out-of-school environments. Our educators bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with campers and go through a thorough background check and interview process.