Camps for Ages 9-12

SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

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.

Registration Information for 2024 Summer Camps

January 29: Innovators Club* registration begins.
January 31: Works Museum Member registration begins.
February 5: 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/

*The Works Museum is committed to improving gender equity and representation in STEM. Our programs for girls are inclusive and welcoming to gender expansive students (cisgender and transgender girls, non-binary or gender non-conforming students, and any other girl-identifying youth).

$225, $202.50 members
Design and build your own twirling motorized amusement park ride. Add switches or resistors to customize your ride. Engineer other carnival and amusement park games.

M-Th, August 5-8, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, August 26-29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist

$225, $202.50 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 17-20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, July 29 – August 1, 1-4 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist

$250, $225 members
Design and create a chain reaction machine, including elements like dominoes, pendulums, pulley systems, spinners, levers, and launchers. Design the ultimate candy delivery system. Use carpentry skills like sawing, drilling, and hammering to build a game that dispenses treats.

M-Th, July 15-18, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, July 22-25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$250, $225 members
Swish! Boom! Splat! Explore the ways that sound effects can be used in movies and music, then use Audacity to build your soundscape. Design your own guitar box, a DIY speaker, and more.

M-Th, August 19-22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$225, $202.50 members
Step right up! Explore the mechanics that go into your favorite carnival games. Build your own ring toss, pinball machine, and more.

M-Th, June 10-13, 1-4 p.m.

$250, $225 members
Explore computer programming using a simple Raspberry Pi computer that fits in the palm of your hand. Create mods for Minecraft using Python code.

M-Th, June 24-27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, July 8-11, 1-4 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist

$225, $202.50 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, August 5-8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, August 19-22, 1-4 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist

$225, $202.50 members
Design a machine that helps solve a problem. Use air, water, and wood to build a hydraulic bot to take home.

M-Th, June 24-27, 1-4 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist

$225, $202.50 members
Design and create a chain reaction machine, including elements like dominoes, pendulums, pulley systems, spinners, levers, and launchers.

M-Th, July 8-11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, August 26-29, 1-4 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist

$250, $225 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 17-20, 1-4 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, July 15-18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Camp Full – Sign up for the waitlist

$250, $225 members
Same great LEGO Robotics camp, in a section for girls. Design, build, and program robotic creations using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 system. Write computer programs for your robot to complete a mission.

M-Th, July 29 – August 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$250, $225 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 12-15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$225, $202.50 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, July 22-25, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, August 12-15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$225, $202.50 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, June 10-13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, August 12-15, 1-4 p.m.

$225, $202.50 members
Same great Movie Makers camp, in a section for girls. What happens behind the scenes in your favorite movies, shows, and videos? Learn the process of film making by practicing stop motion animation, sound effects, and other special effects.

M-Th, June 24-27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$225, $202.50 members

Harness the power of the sun! Explore how to use renewable resources to generate electricity and heat. Build your own solar car, spinning window decoration, and solar heater.

M-Th, July 29 – August 1, 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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