Summer Camps

Summer Camps

Summer Camps at Gilbert House

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.  *Check back in February for information regarding our 2019 summer camps.

Camp Options/Prices

We offer morning-only Preschool/Kindergarten Camps for children ages 3-5 as well as all-day Elementary Camps for Grades 1st-4th. We additionally offer morning and aftercare options for our Elementary Camps. *Morning and aftercare options are not available for Preschoolers & Kindergartners. At least one week advance registration required for morning care and aftercare.

Prior to registration, please read our camp policies and payment/cancellation policies HERE.

Camp Schedule:

Preschool & Kindergarten Camps:  9 AM – 12 PM
Elementary Camps:  9 AM – 4 PM
Before Care (for Elementary Camps):  8 AM – 9 AM
After Care (for Elementary Camps): 4 PM – 5 PM

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.


Set Your Child Up for Success…

Children of all abilities are encouraged to participate in our camps and classes. In order to ensure a fun and safe experience for your child, please inform us if your child has any allergies and/or special needs. Gilbert House Children’s Museum does not provide 1:1 supervision for participants needing assistance with personal care; however care providers* are welcome to attend camp or classes at no extra charge. Please email Julia Golden, Programs Coordinator, at programs@acgilbert.org if you would like to inquire further. Gilbert House Children’s Museum reserves the right to request 1:1 supervision for participants.

*Background Checks for Adults:

If an adult caregiver’s intention for staying is to help their child transition for a portion of the camp day, no background check is needed. If the adult caregiver’s intention is to stay for the entire camp or class to support a child (i.e. first drop-off experience, medical support, need for 1-on-1 support, etc.) they will need to complete a background check. The cost of the background check is $20 and parents will be asked to pay this fee.

Prior to registration, please read our camp policies and payment/cancellation policies HERE.

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