Campers learn with play at the water table

Summer Camps Coming in March
School’s Out…Camps Are In! Engage and encourage the young minds in your family. Your child will 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.

Summer Camps

Preschool
Age 3 years – Entering Kindergarten*
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
*Must be 3 by February 1, 2016
All campers must be toilet trained.

June 20 – June 24
Energy Explorers

Explore the many forms of energy while making a solar oven, experiment with pin wheels in our Wind Tunnel, and much more!
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June 27 – July 1
Ooey Gooey Science

This camp will embrace your child’s natural curiosity and give them hands-on opportunities that will engage their minds in scientific discovery.
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July 11 – July 15
Loco-motion Camp

Join us for a fun-filled week of learning about forces of motion. We will actively explore the things that wheels and gears can do and make a train out of recycled materials.
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July 18 – July 22
Mini Monets

Tap into your child’s creative side by providing them with opportunities to express themselves using a variety of processes and mediums to create something amazing!
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July 25 – July 29
Young Architects

Children will use their imaginations to experiment with conventional and recycled materials. We will encourage critical thinking and problem solving skills while creating structures of all types and sizes.
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Elementary STEM
Entering Grades 1-2
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
A light snack will be provided.

June 20 – June 24
Izzy Fizzy Chemistry

Get gooey and slimy. Watch things fizz and pop. Explore chemistry by using common household products and then WOW your friends and family.
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June 27 – July 1
Construction Zone

What do you get when you combine tools and math? Cool, colorful fun! Join us in building projects while having fun with geometry, patterns, estimation, and more!
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July 11 – July 15
Up, Up, and Away!

It’s not magic – it’s science! Come discover the basics of flight as we experiment with airplanes, hovercrafts, and even rockets!
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July 18 – July 22
Make It Move

What makes machines move? Join us for a week of investigating energy and forces, and building with simple and compound machines.
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July 25 – July 29
Engineer This!

YOU can be an engineer! Investigate the differences between mechanical, electrical, environmental engineers, and more, as we explore the world of engineering together.
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Elementary STEM
Entering Grades 3-5
9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
A light snack will be provided.

June 20 – June 24
Chemical Solutions

Gooey, slimy, and fizzy are just some of the reactions you’ll have in this camp. Explore using common household products and then WOW your friends and family with real chemistry.
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June 27 – July 1
The Natural World and You

Study yourself and the natural world around you in this life sciences camp. We’ll look at habitats and adaptation, plant and animal life cycles, inherited traits, and more!
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July 11 – July 15
Mighty, Flighty Flying

Don’t let your summer be a drag! Let us thrust you into the world of flight as we investigate all kinds of flying – even rockets!
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July 18 – July 22
Electric Explorers

What’s the difference between parallel and series? Learn about electricity and electrical circuits and build your own electricity project!
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July 25 – July 29
Itty, Bitty Science

Discover the tiny world of nanoscience. See how things that are one billionth small work in our mega world!
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August 1 – August 5
Gently Down the STREAM

STEM expanded to include reading and art. Children will mix colors, play with shadows, and create other interactive math and science projects focused on a piece of children’s literature.
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August 8 – August 12
Budding Naturalists

We will bring the great outdoors inside and help your child discover symmetry, patterns, and other mathematical concepts in nature.
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Summer Camp Fees & Policies

Fee: $140 member, $170 non-member Early Bird (deadline May 6, 2016)
$170 member, $210 non-member after May 6

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% administration fee.
• Registrants withdrawing prior to the week before the camps begin will be charged a 25% administration fee.
• We cannot refund individually missed days.


Summer Camps with Lego®

BRICK 4 KIDZ LEGO® ENGINEERING CAMPS | Ages 6-10 years
Bricks 4 Kidz camps are high energy,fast paced settings where kids discover, explore, invent, and create using Lego® bricks, gears, and motors. Camps incorporate building and exploring STEM concepts through motorized creations, model builds, games, and challenges all centered around a fun theme.

Camps run Monday – Thursday | Please pack a small snack for your child

Fee: $170 members | $210 nonmembers

June 13 – June 16 | 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Brick Critters: The Secret Life Camp

Ever wonder what your pets do while you are at school? Join Max, an adorable dog, and Snowball, the rabbit, on this fun and furry adventure. Then, dive to the depths of the ocean with Dory to help her search for her family. The camp incorporates figure builds and mosaics of your favorite aquatic movie sea life and various critters, including motorized models of buzzing bees, fluttering butterflies and more.
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June 13 – June 16 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Galaxy Far Away Space Camp

Inspired by NASA and Star Wars™, join us on an adventurous journey through space! Build the Redstone Rocket to blast through the atmosphere. Trust your astronaut’s building skills to build a spacecraft that will bring you back to Earth safely. The camp also incorporates motorized models and figure builds of your favorite characters from the movie. From spaceships to speeders to droids, come experience this stellar journey to a galaxy far away!
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July 11 – July 14 | 9:00 a.m. – Noon
Super Hero Academy Camp

Join us for a week of building figures and mosaics of your favorite Super Heroes. Explore all the caped crusaders and discover their superpowers. Create a fantasy world and protect it against all the evil arch enemies with custom motorized contraptions. Test your knowledge of Super Heroes as you participate in group challenges and games.
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July 11 – July 14 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Lego Master Builder Camp

How do LEGO® master builders come up with their ideas? Campers will learn about the functions of various LEGO® components and discover how they work together to create architectural wonders and engineering marvels. Build your favorite Lego structures, figure builds, and motorized contraptions. Also, put your building skills to the test as we participate in Lego® based group challenges from zip line racers to catapult throws.
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