Camps for Ages 6-8

Engage your kids in science and engineering summer camps at The Works Museum! Featuring new camps each season, as well as favorites like LEGO Robotics, Code Camp, architecture, and more. Our summer camps for ages 6-8 at The Works are ideal for girls and boys. Summer camp season at The Works Museum is alive with enthusiasm and creative engineering.

6-year-olds must have completed Kindergarten.

Register for camp by clicking on the date of the camp you would like your child to attend.

2021 Summer Camps at the Works Museum

Scroll down to view summer camps by age or topic – or download the “summer-at-a-glance” planning grid.

Registration Information for 2021 Summer Camps

March 10, 2021: ⚙︎  Innovators Club registration begins.
March 12, 2021: Member registration begins.
March 15, 2021: Public registration begins.

⚙︎ HINT: If you’re registering for 2 or more camps, an Innovators Club membership could save you money. See details at theworks.org/support-us/innovators-club/

This is a small group camp that will fill quickly. Be sure to join the waitlist to be notified if spots open up. 

$175, $157.50 members
Build elevators, wind-up cars, and catapults with specialty LEGO pieces. Explore with gears, pulleys, and other moving parts. 
M-Th, June 7-10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, July 19-22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, August 9-12, 1-4 p.m.  |  Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, Aug 30-Sept 2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$175, $157.50 members
Construct tools, machines, and materials for creating art, including an electric doodle pen, a spin-art machine, and paint you formulate yourself. 
M-Th, June 7-10, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, July 12-15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 
M-Th, August 23-26, 1-4 p.m.

$175, $157.50 members
Use carpentry skills such as sawing and hammering to build a tabletop arcade game. Design a theme, then add elements like a launcher and traps. 
M-Th, June 14-17, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$175, $157.50 members
Explore robotics concepts through games, wiring, and building. Make a maze for BeeBots and program them to navigate the maze. Design and wire your own Wigglebot to bring home.
M-Th, June 14-17, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 
M-Th, June 28-July 1, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, July 26-29, 1-4 p.m.

M-Th, August 2-5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 
M-Th, August 9-12, 1-4 p.m.

$200, $180 members
Build little robots using special LEGO WeDo 2.0 pieces. Program your creations using iPads and coding software.
M-Th, June 14-17, 1-4 p.m.   |  Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, June 28-July 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, July 12-15, 1-4 p.m.  |  Sign up for the waitlist

M-Th, August 2-5,  1-4 p.m.
M-Th, August 23-26, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 

$175, $157.50 members
Make a cross-section of a model skyscraper, working with scale and model-making ideas. Solve design challenges for strong construction, and add an elevator.
M-Th, June 14-17, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, August 16-19, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

$175, $157.50 members
Learn about how to build sturdy structures. Design and build your own mini golf hole and club. Put your design together to create a mini-golf course and play a round of golf with fellow campers. Note: This camp contains activities from the Build it Bigger? Build it Better! camp. 
M-Th, June 21-24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, July 19-22, 1-4 p.m.

$175, $157.50 members
Try out a variety of mechanical toys, then make your own. Build and play with tops. Design an Operation-inspired board game using electrical circuits that buzz when bumped. Note: This camp contains activities from our Steady Hand Game virtual camp.
M-Th, June 21-24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, August 2-5, 1-4 p.m.

$175, $157.50 members
Practice your woodworking skills to build a hedgehog friend using a hammer and nails. Learn about sawing, sanding, and drilling, then create wooden creatures with wiggly arms and legs. Note: This camp contains activities from our 2019 Tool Testers camp.
M-Th, June 21-24, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, August 2-5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$175, $157.50 members
Investigate how things move through air and water as you construct hovercrafts, boats, mini-catapults, flying saucers, rockets, and more.
M-Th, June 21-24, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, August 9-12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$175, $157.50 members
Same great LEGO Engineering camp, in a section for girls. Build elevators, wind-up cars, and catapults with specialty LEGO pieces. Explore with gears, pulleys and other moving parts. 
M-Th, June 28-July 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$175, $157.50 members
Build a working model of a cat’s claw. Engineer adaptive equipment for animals who are injured or handicapped. Design a way to rescue a pet from a tree. Make pet toys to bring home to the animals in your life. 
M-Th, June 28-July 1, 1-4 p.m.

$175, $157.50 members
Design, build, and test different kinds of vehicles to see how they handle a collision. Experiment with crash-proof packaging, then test it out on water balloons. 
M-Th, July 26-29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, August 16-19, 1-4 p.m.

$200, $180 members
Same great Robocoding camp, in a section for girls. Build little robots using special LEGO WeDo 2.0 pieces. Program your creations using iPads and coding software. 
M-Th, July 26-29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$175, $157.50 members
Take on challenges found in favorite stories. Rescue characters from high towers and make escape machines to flee fire-breathing dragons. Build a huff-and-puff wind-proof house and a spinning hat to take you to magical places. Note: This camp contains activities from our Once Upon an Engineer camp and our virtual Storybook Engineering camp
M-Th, July 26-2, 1-4 p.m.

$175, $157.50 members
Try your hand at different engineering jobs. Each day will focus on a different field of engineering. Wire a flashlight (electrical), construct a propeller car (mechanical), design a bridge (architectural), and much more! 
M-Th, August 9-12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

 Tips for camp registration:

  • Want a 5-day experience for your camper? Add on a One Day Camp to the regular camp week.
  • Want to try a 1-day experience? Register just for One Day Camps or look at our July 4th week camps.
  • The session you wanted is full? Get on the wait list to be notified if we’re able to add extra sessions.
  • Want a full-day experience? Register for an a.m. and p.m. camp. We supervise campers while they enjoy lunch from home and play between camps. There is no need to register for lunch supervision for children combining an a.m. and a p.m. camp.
  • Drop-off begins at 8:30 for a.m. camps and at 12:30 for p.m. camps.
  • Pick-up is from 12-12:15 for a.m. camps and 4-4:15 for p.m. camps.
  • By registering for camp you attest that you have read and agree to the camp and cancellation policies of The Works Museum.

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