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.

Registration Information for 2020 Summer Camps

January 27: Innovators Club* registration begins.
January 30: Member registration begins.
February 6: Public registration begins.

$165, $148.50 members
Build and test simple rockets to learn the basics of flight and propulsion. Discover what it takes to live in space. Participate in a simulated space mission and construct survival items you would need.
M-Th, June 22-25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision June 22-25
M-Th, July 20-23, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare July 20-23

$330, $297 members
Using your actor toolbox and your engineering skills, we will explore stories and conduct experiments using the tales of some of your favorite STEAM-centered characters as a jumping-off point. We have a lot to learn from some of our fictional favorites: Rosie Revere, Engineer; Maggie from The Most Magnificent Thing; Vashti and Ramon from The Dot and Ish! Join us as we learn, create, and play this summer!
M-Th, July 20-23, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

$330, $297 members
Explore the science and engineering behind classic magic tricks and illusions. Practice the fine art of distraction. Create, solve, and perform a dramatic mystery full of zany characters.
M-Th, August 17-20, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

$165, $148.50 members
Construct tools, machines, and materials for creating art. Build an electric doodle pen, a spin-art machine, and paint your formulate
on your own.
M-Th, June 8-11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision June 8-11
M-Th, July 6-9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision July 6-9
M-Th, August 3-6, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare August 3-6

$165, $148.50 members
Design and build geodesic domes, skyscrapers, and other buildings with all kinds of materials. Construct a bridge to take home.
M-Th, July 6-9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision July 6-9
M-Th,  August 17-20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision August 17-20

$165, $148.50 members
Use carpentry skills to build a tabletop pinball machine. Design a theme, then add a launcher and traps.
M-Th, July 27-30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  This camp is full. Sign up for the waitlist.

$165, $148.50 members
Use carpentry skills to build your own Minecraft character to take home. Choose a creeper, a cat, or a skin of your own design.
M-Th, June 22-25, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare June 22-25
M-Th, July 13-16, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare July 13-26
M-Th, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision August 31-September 3

$165, $148.50 members
Make your own model house. Furnish the house with furniture and accessories that you construct, then wire in lighting.
M-Th, June 29-July 2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision June 29-July 2
M-Th, August 24-27, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare August 24-27  

$165, $148.50 members
Make a working model of a cat’s paw. Engineer a mechanical pet toy and scratching post. Design a way to rescue a pet from a tree.
M-Th, June 22-25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision June 22-25
M-Th, August 10-13, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare August 10-13

$165, $148.50 members
Create a model house or building of your choice. Solve design challenges for room sizes and strong construction. Add elements such as staircases and balconies.
M-Th, June 8-11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision June 8-11

$165, $148.50 members
Build elevators, wind-up cars, and catapults with specialty LEGO pieces. Explore with gears, pulleys, and other moving parts.
M-Th, June 15-18, 1-4 p.m. Register for lunch supervision June 15-18
M-Th, June 29-July 2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision June 29-July 2
M-Th, July 13-16, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare July 13-16
M-Th, July 27-30, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare July 27-30
M-Th, August 10-13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  | This camp is full. Sign up for the waitlist.

$165, $148.50 members
The 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, August 3-6, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision August 3-6

$190, $171 members
Same great Robocoding Camp, in a section for girls. Work in pairs to build little robots using special LEGO WeDo 2.0 pieces. Program your creations using iPads and programming software.
M-Th, July 27-30, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare July 27-30

$165, $148.50 members
This camp for girls is inspired by Andrea Beaty’s bestselling book, Rosie Revere, Engineer. Learn about female inventors and engineers. Create marvelous machines, wire LED creations, and solve engineering design challenges.
M-Th, July 13-16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision July 13-16

$165, $148.50 members
Construct unusual noise makers and explore the science of sound. Find out what a Foley artist does, and use Garage Band to mix and distort sound.
M-Th, June 8-11, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare June 8-11
M-Th, August 3-6, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision August 3-6

$165, $148.50 members
Pretend you are in the land of giants and make them a huge donut or
flip-flops. Imagine you’re tiny and make miniature food and toys to use with dolls or action figures.
M-Th, June 15-18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision June 15-18  

$165, $148.50 members
Practice using real tools that squish, connect, and cut materials. Make fun projects that show off your new skills.
M-Th, June 8-11, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare June 8-11
M-Th, June 29-July 2, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare June 29-July 2

$165, $148.50 members
Try out a variety of mechanical toys, then make your own. Build and play with tops. Mix up and test different kinds of slime and make a bouncy ball.
M-Th, June 22-25, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare June 22-25
M-Th, July 6-9, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare July 6-9
M-Th, August 10-13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision August 10-13

Looking for camps for the 2019-2020 school year?
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 Tips for camp registration:

  • Want a 5-day experience for your camper? Add on a Friday Fun Day to the regular camp week.
  • Want to try a 1-day experience? Register just for Friday Fun Days 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.
  • Drop-off begins at 8:30 for a.m. camps and at 12:30 for p.m. camps.
  • Pick-up is from 12-12:30 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.