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.

Important Camp Details:

2022 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 2022 Summer Camps

February 2, 2022: ⚙︎  Innovators Club registration begins.
February 4, 2022: Member registration begins.
February 9, 2022: 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/

$195, $175.50 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, August 1-4, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

$220, $198 members
Work in pairs to build little robots using special LEGO WeDo 2.0 pieces. Program your creations using iPads and coding software.
M-Th, June 13-16, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, June 20-23, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, June 27-30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, August 1-4, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, August 8-11, 1-4 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$220, $198 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 coding software.
M-Th, July 25-28, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$195, $175.50 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 13-16, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, June 20-23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, June 27-30, 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m.  |   At Minnesota Children’s Museum  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, July 11-14, 1-4 p.m.  |   At Minnesota Children’s Museum  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

M-Th, July 18-21, 1-4 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, July 25-28, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

$195, $175.50 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, June 6-9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, June 13-16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  At Minnesota Children’s Museum  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

M-Th, June 20-23, 1-4 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

$195, $175.50 members
Build elevators, wind-up cars, and catapults with specialty LEGO pieces. Explore with gears, pulleys, and other moving parts.
M-Th, June 6-9, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, June 20-23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, July 11-14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, August 1-4, 1-4 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, August 22-25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

$195, $175.50 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, August 8-11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

$195, $175.50 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, June 13-16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, June 27-30, 1-4 p.m.  |  At Minnesota Children’s Museum

M-Th, August 8-11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

$195, $175.50 members
Engineer adaptive equipment for animals who are injured or have a disability. Design a way to rescue a pet from a tree. Make pet toys to bring home to the animals in your life.
M-Th, August 8-11, 1-4 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

$195, $175.50 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.
M-Th, June 13-16, 1-4 p.m.  |  At Minnesota Children’s Museum
M-Th, June 27-30, 1-4 p.m.

$195, $175.50 members
Make a cross-section of a skyscraper, working with scale and model-making ideas. Solve design challenges for strong construction and add an elevator.
M-Th, June 27-30, 1-4 p.m.   |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, July 18-21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.   |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, August 15-18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

$195, $175.50 members
Learn how animators combine art and engineering to make movies and videos. Work together to produce your own stop motion animation.
M-Th, July 11-14, 1-4 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

$195, $175.50 members
Learn how to build sturdy structures. Design and build your own mini golf hole and club. Put your design together with the designs of other campers to create a mini golf course and play a round.
M-Th, July 18-22, 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  At Minnesota Children’s Museum
M-Th, August 1-4, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

$195, $175.50 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, July 25-28, 1-4 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, August 1-4, 1-4 p.m.  |   At Minnesota Children’s Museum

$195, $175.50 members
Investigate how things move through air as you construct hovercrafts, mini-catapults, flying saucers, rockets, and more.
M-Th, June 27-30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, August 1-4, 9:00 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  At Minnesota Children’s Museum

M-Th, August 22-25, 1-4 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

 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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