Summer Camps

Summer Camps

2023 Summer Camps - Now Open For Registration

There’s a camp for every child this summer at The DoSeum! This summer, The DoSeum will offer camps that will engage campers in STEM, the arts, and literacy, and inspire them to explore, discover, create, and learn. Spaces in camp fill quickly, so sign-up today to be part of The DoSeum’s amazing summer experiences!

Summer Camps for AGES 3 - 4

By The Campfire -  Both Dates SOLD OUT

June 5-9 and July 10-14 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM + Extended Care available from 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Let's go camping! With a focus on play and imagination, we'll gather round the ol' classroom campfire for an incredible getaway. Songs, stories, art, and science will take center stage as we explore nature in all of its many forms. From the stars at night--so big and bright--to the our animal neighbors, it'll be one amazing adventure!

Camp Cost + Extended Care: Member - $330 | Non-Member $350

PreHistoric Pals - Both dates SOLD OUT

June 12-16 and July 24-28 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM + Extended Care available from 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Campers will explore the exciting world of paleontology and fossils. Each day will be filled with fun projects, from dino-stomp print making to an ice-age fossil excavation! This camp will help encourage little explorers to look closely and pay attention to detail while working collaboratively and independently.

Our City of The Future - Both dates SOLD OUT

June 19-23 and July 17-21 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM + Extended Care available from 12:00 - 3:00 PM

How do cities work? Who builds them? Who runs them? And what do they need? In Our City of the Future, your camper will learn about cities by exploring with blocks, sensory play, craft projects, and more. They'll even play the role of dreamer and designer to think about the cities of the future! It'll be a play-based introduction to engineering for your pint-sized city planner.

Camp Cost: Member - $230 | Non-Member $250
Camp Cost + Extended Care: Member - $330 | Non-Member $350

Beautiful Oops! - Both Dates SOLD OUT

June 26-30 and July 31- Aug 4 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM + Extended Care available from 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Based on the amazing book Beautiful Oops!, we'll turn the unpredictabilities of life into amazing moments of discovery and creation. Our learners will express their creativity while exploring the emotions that we all have when something doesn't quite go as planned. But the important part is how we react! Resilience and imagination will rule the day!

Camp Cost + Extended Care: Member - $330 | Non-Member $350

DoSeum Safari - Both Dates SOLD OUT

July 5-7 and Aug 7-11 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM + Extended Care available from 12:00 - 3:00 PM

Take a ride on the wild side! Our littlest adventurers will set-out on the adventure of a lifetime in DoSeum Safari. Campers will use binoculars and magnifying lenses to study bugs, plants, and all things nature. What colors, textures, and shapes do we see in nature? And how do we care for Mother Nature and all her creatures? This life-loving camp will invite campers to look around their world to appreciate our planet and the life that calls it home.

Summer Camps for AGES 5 - 7

3-2-1 Blast Off! - SOLD OUT

June 5-9 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

We have liftoff! Campers will love this aeronautics-inspired camp where they’ll explore rockets, parachutes, and zip lines. Your budding astronaut will have a great time recreating experiments by Galileo, designing and building flying machines, and testing and improving their designs--the Engineering Design Process! Aeronautical and mathematical concepts abound. At the end of camp, your child will take home their air transportation technologies.

Comic Creations - SOLD OUT

June 12-16 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This camp is perfect for young readers and emerging artists. Campers will study the basic parts of a story and practice reading and writing while they create their very own comic books. At the end of the week, your child will go home with a book collecting the comics created by their friends in camp.

Camp Cost: Member - $330 | Non-Member $350

Battle of The Boats - Both Dates SOLD OUT

June 19-23 and August 7-11 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fast boats, slow boats, big boats, row boats. Come on board and batten down the hatches for an exciting week of all things that float. Campers will face a series of design challenges as they create their perfect suite of ships. They’ll practice the Engineering Design Process as they craft their vessels while also exploring our summer exhibition Voyage to the Deep to learn more about the Earth’s oceans and seas. Don’t be left dead in the water, it’s all hands on deck for this adventure on the high seas.

all The World's A Stage - Both Dates SOLD OUT

June 26-30 and July 24-28 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

In All the World's a Stage kids will play the role of playwright, actor, set designer, and director to debut a brand-new play for their caregivers at the end of the week. We will explore the themes and tropes of Shakespearean classics in fun, kid-friendly ways before creating our own Bard-inspired play.

Camp Cost: Member - $330 | Non-Member $350

City Builders - SOLD OUT

July 5-7 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Inspired by our summer exhibit Dream Tomorrow Today, this camp is all about finding the challenges that affect our city and designing creative solutions for them! By exploring emerging technologies and fully engaging in the engineering design process, our city builders will think like city innovators about how to best help the community through technology.

Make a Museum - SOLD OUT

July 10-14 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

What does it take to make a museum? Museum Madness will introduce campers to the many facets of museology. From designing dioramas to making murals, your junior curator will discover the ins and outs of the museum world. With hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes tours of The DoSeum, they’ll see and experience the many, many talents needed to make a museum run! This camp is great for tool use and safety, literacy, team building, and artistic expression.

Camp Cost: Member - $330 | Non-Member $350

Artsy Smartsy - SOLD OUT

July 17-21 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Explore, learn, and create a new visual art form every day of camp. By the end of the week, you will have your own mini-art gallery to display for DoSeum guests. Grab a smock, roll up your sleeves, and get ready to get smart about art!

Be The Future - SOLD OUT

July 31 - Aug 4 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Put your sleeping cap on, because it's time to DREAM! As a perfect complement to our summer exhibit Dream Tomorrow Today, this camp will invite your child to become the future. Kids will consider what types of jobs might be created, how society will evolve, and how their decisions TODAY could impact the world of TOMORROW. 

Camp Cost: Member - $330 | Non-Member $350

Summer Camps for AGES 8 - 11

Manga Nation - Both Dates SOLD OUT

June 5-9 and July 5-7| 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This camp is perfect for anime fans or emerging artists. Campers will study narrative and the art style associated with different genres of manga as they create their very own manga comic book. We will also explore the wide range of jobs required to put manga on the shelf, from sketching, to inking and shading, to marketing. At the end of the week, your child will go home with a book collecting the stories created by each of their classmates.

Camp Cost: Member - $190 | Non-Member $210

Fractured Fairy Tales - SOLD OUT

June 12-16 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

What if the knight in shining armor was secretly the villain all along? Or if the dragon needed to be rescued from the evil princess? In Fractured Fairy Tales, campers will study the themes, commonalities, and tropes of classic fairy tales. After understanding the underlying narrative tenets of these classic tales, we will exercise our creative writing and artistic skills to flip expectations with fairy tales of our very own--new tales for a new generation!

Camp Cost: Member - $330 | Non-Member $350

Master Camp: 'Ology - SOLD OUT

June 19-23 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

This camp will take a deep dive into a new -ology each day--all the way from biology and criminology to musicology. On Monday we'll dissect a shark and by Wednesday we'll be dissecting your child's favorite songs. Campers will learn some of the tools and techniques that differentiate the many -ologies, as well as the standards that unite them as scientific studies. This camp is sure to ignite a passion for learning in your young scholar. 

Master Camp Cost: Member - $550 | Non-Member $570

Grafitti Masters - SOLD OUT

June 26-30 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Get ready to start shaking! This camp is equal parts graffiti appreciation and creation. Young writers will learn to recognize the artistry of local graffiti and how to make their own pieces. Each day we will introduce different styles, techniques, and slang unique to street art before the camp culminates with a collaborative spray-painted mural. 

Camp Cost: Member - $330 | Non-Member $350

Master Camp: Drones! - SOLD OUT

July 10-14 and August 7-11 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Take to the skies with our drone master camp! Learners will dive into the basics of robotics, aeronautics, and learn the ups-and-downs (hopefully mostly ups) of drone piloting. We'll also put our skills to the test through a series of obstacle courses--both indoors and out. Each camper will have access to a DoSeum-provided drone, and will receive a DoSeum Drone Pilot certificate at the close of the week!

Camp Cost: Member - $550 | Non-Member $570

Trendsetters! - SOLD OUT

July 17-21 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Do you have a passion for fashion? Campers will explore skills in fashion illustration, creating accessories, textile transformation, and having fun with fellow fashion-forward campers! STEAM concepts will be embedded into the fun as the designers measure fabric for construction, think about patterns and color mixing with design and dye techniques, and more. Maker skills will combine with art, design, and material science through playful fashion fun!

Camp Cost: Member - $330 | Non-Member - $350

Master Camp: Paleontology 101 - SOLD OUT

July 24-28 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join the DoSeum's own Dr. Richard Kissel--who has traveled across the globe to excavate dinosaur bones and other fossils--on an adventure through time. We'll dig into the deep past by exploring how fossils form, what they tell us about life's long history, how they help us reconstruct ancient environments, and how they help us understand the world today! Each camper will also receive their very own fossil to "prepare" (aka excavate) and take home.

Camp Cost: Member - $550 | Non-Member $570

Gamers and Makers! - SOLD OUT

July 31-August 4 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

The DoSeum has partnered with Dr. Dan Dimitriu to create a camp all about creating and playing games. Campers will explore novel educational games developed by Dr. Dimitriu while simultaneously using him as a resource to create their own games. This camp is great for all learners, but will have additional benefit for students with dyslexia.  

Camp Cost: Member - $330 | Non-Member - $350

Our waitlist for sold-out camps is currently at capacity; we apologize for any inconvenience. For any additional information or questions, please contact  Helen Anderson at