9-11 Year-old Camps 2019-01-23T14:09:22+00:00
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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 Dates:

January 28: Innovators Club* registration begins.
January 30: Member registration begins.
February 6: Public registration begins.
*HINT: If you’re registering for 2 or more camps, an Innovators Club membership could save you money.
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Ages 9-11; $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, June 10-13 , 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare June 10-13.
M-Th, July 29-August 1, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare July 29-August 1.

Ages 9-11; $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 24-27, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare June 24-27.
M-Th, July 29-August 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision July 29-August 1.
M-Th, August 26-29, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision August 26-29.

Ages 9-11; $165, $148.50 members
Use carpentry skills to construct a machine that gives out gum or candy.
M-Th, June 17-20, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare June 17-20.
M-Th, July 22-25, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare July 22-25.

Ages 9-11; $190, $171 members
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, July 29-August 1, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare July 29-August 1.

Ages 9-11; $190, $171 members
For those who’ve completed Code Camp 1, continue your Python learning. Investigate Raspberry Pi hardware add-ons that allow you to input commands and output lights and noise to make music, quizzes, and games.
M-Th, August 5-8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision August 5-8.

Ages 9-11; $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 hurricane.
M-Th, June 24-27, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare June 24-27.
M-Th, August 5-8, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision August 5-8.

Ages 9-11; $165, $148.50 members
Game on! Make your own versions of old-school games such as battling robots, “Plinko”, and pinball machines.
M-Th, July 15-18, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare July 15-18.
M-Th, August 19-22, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision August 19-22.

Ages 9-11; $165, $148.50 members
Compare the biomechanics of cats and dogs from tongues to tails. Make a working model of a cat’s claw. Engineer a mechanical pet toy. Use tools to make a pet tag to take home.
M-Th, June 17-20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision June 17-20.
M-Th, August 5-8, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare August 5-8.

Ages 9-11; $165, $148.50 members
Make a mini-vacuum cleaner. Work on a team to construct a model toilet. Design a working oven, then bake something in it to taste. Build other mechanical models of things people use every day.
M-Th, June 17-20, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision June 17-20.
M-Th, August 12-15, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision August 12-15.

Ages 9-11; $165, $148.50 members
Work with others to design and create a chain reaction machine, including elements such as dominoes, pendulums, pulley systems, spinners, levers, and launchers.
M-Th, July 8-11, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare July 8-11.
M-Th, August 19-22, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare August 19-22.

Ages 9-11; $190, $171 members
Design, build, and program robotic creations using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 system. Write computer programs for your robot to complete missions.
M-Th, June 10-13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision. June 10-13.
M-Th, July 15-18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision July 15-18.
M-Th, August 5-8, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare August 5-8.

Ages 9-11; $190, $171 members
Same great LEGO Robotics 1 camp, in a section for girls. Work with other girls to build and program robotic creations using the LEGO Mindstorms EV3 system. Write computer programs for your robot to complete missions.
M-Th, July 8-11, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision July 8-11.

Ages 9-11; $190, $171 members
If you’ve taken LEGO Robotics 1 before and have the basics of LEGO Mindstorms 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. Register for lunch supervision August 12-15.

Ages 9-11; $165, $148.50 members
Incorporate mechanics into LEGO building using our collection of bricks and specialty moving pieces.
M-Th, July 29-August 1, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision July 29-August 1.

Ages 9-11; $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, August 12-15, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare August 12-15.

Ages 9-11; $165, $148.50 members
Create an automata of your own design. Use mechanics to make a tiny figure move and tell a story when you turn a crank. Explore the work of artists who build automata.
M-Th, June 10-13, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision. June 10-13.
M-Th, August 26-29, 1-4 p.m. Register for aftercare August 26-29.

Ages 9-11; $165, $148.50 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 24-27, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision June 24-27.
M-Th, July 15-18, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Register for lunch supervision July 15-18.

Ages 6-11; $330, $297 members
We’re partnering with Stages Theatre Company for a unique full-day STEAM camp. Spend half of each day with Works Museum STEM educators exploring the science and engineering behind performing classic magic tricks and illusions. Spend the other half of the day with Stages teaching artists. Use their actor toolbox to create, solve, and perform a dramatic mystery full of zany characters.
M-Th, July 22-25, 9 a.m.- 4 p.m. Register for aftercare July 22-25.

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.

Regular Hours

Monday Extended Hours (January 21, 2019)9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday - Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Holiday Closures

Closed For Holiday
April 21, 2019
Closed For Holiday
May 27, 2019
Closed For Holiday
July 4, 2019
Closed For Holiday
September 2, 2019