Camps for Ages 9-12

Summer camps have wrapped up for 2021. View our upcoming school break camps here, and look for our 2022 summer camp guide coming this spring!

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 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. 

$200, $180 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 7-10, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, July 12-15, 1-4 p.m.  |  Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, August 9-12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Sign up for the waitlist

$175, $157.50 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 7-10, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, July 19-22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, Aug 30-Sept 2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

 

$200, $180 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 14-17, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, June 28-July 1, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, July 19-22, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, August 16-19, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Sign up for the waitlist  

$175, $157.50 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, June 14-17, 1-4 p.m.
M-Th, July 26-29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
 

$175, $157.50 members
Design and create a chain reaction machine, including elements such as dominoes, pendulums, pulley systems, spinners, levers, and launchers. 
M-Th, June 21-24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, August 2-5, 1-4 p.m.

$175, $157.50 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 21-24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, July 26-29, 1-4 p.m.

$175, $157.50 members
Make a mini-vacuum cleaner. Work on a team to construct a toilet. Design a lamp using circuitry. Build other mechanical models of things people use every day. 
M-Th, June 21-24, 1-4 p.m.

$175, $157.50 members
Explore game theory to build marble labyrinths, spinning tops, tabletop pinball machines, and more. Game on!
M-Th, June 28-July 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, August 9-12, 1-4 p.m.

$175, $157.50 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 12-15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Sign up for the waitlist
M-Th, August 16-19, 1-4 p.m.  |  Sign up for the waitlist

$175, $157.50 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, July 26-29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
M-Th, August 23-26, 1-4 p.m.

$175, $157.50 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. Note: This camp contains activities from our virtual Mechanical Electrical Cars camp.
M-Th, August 2-5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$175, $157.50 members
Engineer all kinds of bridges using different materials. Test your models on varied terrain, then go for the ultimate test on our earthquake simulation table.
M-Th, August 9-12, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

$175, $157.50 members
Take apart electronics and other machines to see how they work, then use the parts to make other machines or Frankentoys. 
M-Th, August 23-26, 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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