CAMPS

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Engage and encourage the young minds in your family. Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder as you join Museum educators for fun activities, games, art activities, and many more hands-on projects that explore the arts, science, and math. DCM offers Spring Break Camps, Summer Camps, and Winter Break Camps for ages 3 to 12, so check back often for updated details and registration information. Enrollment is limited and all camps require pre-registration and pre-payment. *Please note that due to construction Summer Camps the weeks of June 15, June 22 and July 6 will be held off site near the Museum at Prairie Elementary School.


2015 Summer Camps

Register Online or call 630-637-8000 ext. 0!

    • Crazy Chemistry week of July 27

      July 27 – 31
      9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
      Entering 1st & 2nd Grade

      Get gooey and slimy. Watch things fizz and pop. Learn how to use common household chemicals to WOW your friends and family.

      Common household chemicals and other items are used in new and different ways to experiment with acids and bases, solutions and emulsions, carbon dioxide, and slime.

      Location: Tentatively scheduled to be held at DCM
    • Chemical Concoctions week of July 27

      July 27 – 31
      9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      Entering 3rd, 4th, & 5th Grade

      Gooey, slimy, and fizzy are just some of the reactions you’ll have to this camp. Learn how to use common household chemicals to WOW your family with real chemistry.

      Location: Tentatively scheduled to be held at DCM
    Minimum class size: 7 Maximum class size: 12

    Fee through 5/18 per session $140 members I $170 nonmembers
    Fee after 5/18 per session $175 members I $210 nonmembers

    Preregistration and pre-payment are required. Cancellation policies apply. Must drop off and pick up child at the room door. No camps June 29 – July 3.
    • Earth Adventure Camp week of July 27

      July 27 - 31
      9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
      Age 3 – Entering Kindergarten

      Earth science concepts come into play as we explore dirt, sand, water, air, and more! Hands-on opportunities fill a week of learning and discovery.

      Please note this camp will be held off site near the Museum at Hobson School.
    Minimum class size: 7 Maximum class size: 20
    Teacher to Camper ratio: 1 to 5

    Fee through 5/18 per session $140 members I $170 nonmembers
    Fee after 5/18 per session $175 members I $210 nonmembers

    Preregistration and pre-payment are required. Cancellation policies apply. Must drop off and pick up child at the room door. No camps June 29 – July 3.
    • Girl Powered Engineering FUNdamentals using LEGO®* week of July 27

      July 27 – 31
      9:00 a.m. - Noon
      Ages 5 – 12 | Entering 1st – 6th Grade

      Taught by women engineers and educators, apply real-world concepts in physics, engineering, and architecture to build arch bridges, motorized cars, skyscrapers, and amusement parks.

      Please note this camp will be held off site near the Museum at Hobson School.
    • Mine, Craft, Build Adventure Game using LEGO®** week of August 3

      August 3 – 7
      9:00 a.m. - Noon
      Ages 5 – 7 | Entering 1st – 3rd Grade

      Resourcefulness, creativity, and cooperation come together in this unique building adventure game; roll the dice to mine for resources, and use these resources to build special items to help in our adventures!

      Please note this camp will be held off site near the Museum at Hobson School.
    • Junior Robotics using LEGO® WeDo week of August 10

      August 10 – 14
      9:00 a.m. - Noon
      Ages 7 – 9 | Entering 3rd – 5th Grade

      Build and program robots in this introductory Robotics class using the LEGO® WeDo system. Learn basic programming skills, simple engineering concepts, and the names of robot components. Work in small groups to complete several projects using tilt and motion sensors.

      Please note this camp will be held off site near the Museum at Hobson School.
    • Robotics using LEGO® NXT week of August 10

      August 10 – 14
      1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
      Ages 9 - 12 | Entering 5th-7th Grade

      Build and program robots using the LEGO® Mindstorms NXT system! Learn about mechanical and software design, loops, conditional statements, problem solving, and teamwork skills. Work in small groups, program and build your robot, and rise to the challenge.

      Please note this camp will be held off site near the Museum at Hobson School.
    Minimum class size: 11 Maximum class size: 24

    Fees per weekly session:
    For Play-Well Robotics camps, week of August 10 – 14: $215 member | $250 nonmembers
    For All Other Play-Well camps: $180 member | $210 nonmembers

    Preregistration and pre-payment are required. Cancellation policies apply. Must drop off and pick up child at the room door.

    ©2015 Play-Well TEKnologies LEGO®, the LEGO logo, and the brick and knob configuration are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2015 The LEGO Group. These programs are not authorized, sponsored, or endorsed by The LEGO Group. Minecraft is a trademark of Mojang AB.




Summer Camps 2015 Cancellation Policy

  • No portion of the camp fee will be refunded as of the day the camp begins.
  • Registrants withdrawing seven days prior to the beginning of the camp will be charged a 50% administrative fee.
  • Registrants withdrawing prior to the week before the camps begin will be charged a 25% administrative fee.
  • Individually missed days of camp cannot be refunded.
  • Call 630.637.8000 ext. 0 to cancel.