Camps for Ages 9-12

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 9-12 at The Works are ideal for girls and boys. Summer camp season at The Works Museum is alive with enthusiasm and creative engineering.

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

Important Camp Details:

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/

$220, $198 members
Design, build, and program robotic creations using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 system. Write computer programs for your robot to complete a mission.
M-Th, June 6-9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, July 18-21, 1-4 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, August 1-4, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

$220, $198 members
If you’ve taken LEGO Robotics I before and have the basics of LEGO EV3 robotics down, this session is for you! Add sensors and programming to make a navigation bot and a ball-hunting rover.
M-Th, August 22-25, 1-4 p.m.

$195, $175.50 members
Design and create a chain reaction machine, including elements like dominoes, pendulums, pulley systems, spinners, levers, and launchers.
M-Th, June 13-16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, July 25-28, 1-4 p.m.

$195, $175.50 members
Design and build a wood-frame model house. Wire it with switches and lights, then customize it with other features such as a ceiling fan or a doorbell.
M-Th, June 6-9, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, June 27-30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

$195, $175.50 members
How did the Titanic sink? Why do bridges collapse? Engineer and test your own boats and bridges to see where they fail. Construct a model building, test it with our earthquake table, then see if it can stand up to a tsunami or hurricane.
M-Th, July 11-14, 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
Design the ultimate candy delivery system. Use carpentry skills like sawing, drilling, and hammering to build a game that dispenses treats.
M-Th, July 25-28, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.   |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, August 8-11, 1-4 p.m.

$195, $175.50 members
Take apart electronics and other machines to see how they work, then use the parts to make other machine mash-ups.
M-Th, August 8-11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$195, $175.50 members
Explore game theory to build marble labyrinths, spinning tops, tabletop pinball machines, and more. Game on!
M-Th, June 13-16, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, August 15-18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$220, $198 members
Explore computer programming. Use a simple Raspberry Pi computer that fits in the palm of your hand. Create mods for Minecraft using Python code.
M-Th, June 20-23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, June 27-30, 1-4 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, July 11-14, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

$195, $175.50 members
Explore air power and create air cannons, slingshots, and flying propellers. Combine wood and water power to design your own hydraulic bot to take home.
M-Th, June 20-23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, August 8-11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$195, $175.50 members
Design and build your own twirling motorized amusement park ride. Add switches or resistors to customize your ride. Then engineer your own mini trampoline, balancing act, and funhouse mirror.
M-Th, June 20-23, 1-4 p.m.   |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, July 25-28, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$195, $175.50 members
Learn about torque, energy transfer, and distribution, then put your skills to the test. Build a roll back racer and a car with a hobby motor. Try out different wheels to see what makes your car the fastest.
M-Th, August 1-4, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, Aug.29-Sept. 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$195, $175.50 members
What happens behind the scenes in your favorite movies, shows, and videos? Learn the process of filmmaking by practicing stop motion animation, sound effects, and other special effects.
M-Th, July 18-21, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  CAMP FULL – Sign up for the waitlist

$195, $175.50 members
Who needs superpowers when you can engineer? Discover the mechanics of your favorite superhero tech and gadgets, then build some of your own using LED lights, electromagnets, and more.
M-Th, August 15-18, 1-4 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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