Camps for Ages 9-11

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 9-11 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 Summer 2020 Camps

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

$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.  |  Register for aftercare July 20-23

$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.  |  Register for aftercare August 17-20

$165, $148.50 members
Design and build your own twirling motorized amusement park ride. Add switches, resistors, or a belt to customize your ride.
M-Th, July 20-23, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision July 20-23

$165, $148.50 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 8-11, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare June 8-11
M-Th, July 13-16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision July 13-16
M-Th, August 3-6, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare August 3-6

$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, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare July 27-30

$190, $171 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 15-18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision June 15-18
M-Th, July 20-23, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare July 20-23
M-Th, August 3-6, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision August 3-6
M-Th, August 17-20, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare August 17-20

$190, $171 members
The same Code Camp, in a section for girls. Explore computer programming with other girls your age. Use a simple Raspberry Pi computer that fits in the palm of your hand. Create mods for Minecraft using Python code.
M-Th, August 10-13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision August 10-13

$165, $148.50 members
Game on! Make your own versions of old-school games such as cornhole, labyrinth, and “Plinko.” Explore game theory.
M-Th, July 6-9, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare July 6-9
M-Th, August 24-27, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare August 24-27

$165, $148.50 members
Compare the biomechanics of cats and dogs from tongues to tails. Make a working model of a cat’s paw. Create adaptive technology for pets with disabilities. Use tools to make a pet tag to take home.
M-Th, June 29-July 2, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision June 29-July 2

$165, $148.50 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 a hurricane.
M-Th, June 15-18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision June 15-18
M-Th, August 10-13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision August 10-13

$165, $148.50 members
Make a mini-vacuum cleaner. Work on a team to construct a toilet. Design a working solar oven, then bake something too. Build other mechanical models of things people use every day.
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
Work with others to design and create a chain reaction machine, including elements like dominoes, pendulums, pulley systems, spinners, levers, and launchers.
M-Th, June 15-18, 1-4 p.m.  |  Register for aftercare June 15-18
M-Th, August 24-27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision August 24-27

$190, $171 members
Design, build, and program robotic creations using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 system. Write computer programs for your robot to complete a mission to Mars.
M-Th, June 22-25, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision June 22-25
M-Th, July 6-9, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision July 6-9

$190, $171 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, July 27-30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision July 27-30

$165, $148.50 members
Take apart electronics and other machines to see how they work, then use the parts to make other machines or Frankentoys.
M-Th, July 27-30, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision July 27-30

$165, $148.50 members
Transform paper from two to three dimensions! Create amazingly strong structures out of paper, and design pop-up books with moving pieces.
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
Explore air power and create air cannons, slingshots, and flying propellers. Combine wood and water power to design your own hydrauli-bot to take home.
M-Th, June 8-11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision June 8-11

$165, $148.50 members
Make cool accessories for your room and wearables by reusing existing materials in innovative ways. Learn no-sew techniques to create new clothes from old ones. Take a class trip to the thrift store, then refurbish your finds using our collection of tools and materials.
M-Th, June 29-July 2, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare June 29-July 2
M-Th, August 3-6, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision August 3-6

$165, $148.50 members
Use layers of images and sound to create a video. Work with your production team to develop a storyboard, create props and costumes, and film. Use software to edit your video and add special effects.
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 13-16
M-Th, Aug. 31-Sept. 3, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.  |  Register for lunch supervision Aug. 31-Sept. 3

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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.