Greensboro Children's Museum summer camps are hands-on, educational, creative, exciting and FUN! Each week, our educators craft creative experiences for campers ages 4 - 14 years. GCM Camps are week-long day camps and range in theme from mastering basic culinary skills to coding and robotics. You can discover food, science, yoga, art, music, and more at the Greensboro Children's Museum this summer!

 

 

Ages:

Camp Hours:

Cost:  Member / Non-Member

4 – 6 years

8:30am – 1:00pm

$100 / 125

6 – 8 years

8:30am – 3:00pm

$150 / 175

8 – 11 years

8:30am – 3:00pm

$150 / 175

11 – 14 years

8:30am – 3:00pm

$175 / 200

 

Registration is now open!

Iron Chef II - Register now!
Week of July 16 | Ages:  11-14 years
For our intermediate to advanced chefs, we’re stepping up the curriculum with an increased emphasis on cooking technique and utilizing seasonal produce from the garden. This week will build on previous kitchen experience and include advanced knife skills and techniques, lessons with guest chefs, and group challenges.  A final competition will be held on the last day with local chef judges. Previous cooking experience highly recommended.

Art in the Garden - Register now!
Week of July 30 | Ages:  6-8 years
Using nature as our inspiration, we’ll explore different artists, styles, and media. Over the week, each child will create their own piece to show on the final day’s art exhibition and tea in the garden.

Robot Lab - Register now!
Week of August 6 | Ages:  8-11 years
Coding minds unite as we work with a variety of robots throughout the week.  Collaborate with other campers to complete challenges.  We will show off projects in an expo on the final day. 

Baking Boot Camp - Register now!
Week of August 6 | Ages:  11-14 years
Unleash your creativity and whip up delicious culinary creations in The Edible Schoolyard Kitchen.  Learn the fundamentals of baking, and explore cookies, quick breads, yeast breads, pastry, and cupcakes.  We’ll open our own bakery and offer some treats for sale on the final day of camp.  

Ocean Adventure - Sold Out To join our waiting list, click here to email Heather Oakley.
Week of June 4 | Ages:  4-6 years
Dive into summer as we explore the ocean and discover all sorts of amazing animals there!  We will immerse ourselves in a world of sea creatures through crafts, songs, and sensory play.  We might even encounter pirates on the high seas!  Enjoy a performance on our last day capturing our ocean odyssey. 

Little Farmers in the City - Sold Out To join our waiting list, click here to email Heather Oakley.
Week of June 4 | Ages:  4-6 years
Experience the life of an urban farmer for the week!  Each day, we will explore the garden, taking care of the plants and animals.  We will also visit the farmer’s market and host our very own market on the last day of camp.

Jungle Safari - Sold Out To join our waiting list, click here to email Heather Oakley.
Week of June 11 | Ages:  4-6 years
Take a walk on the wild side this week!  Each day we will take a closer look at different animals.  Along the way, there will be plenty of fun animal games, crafts, and activities.  Come on our last day to hear about our jungle discoveries. 

Bug Brigade - Sold Out To join our waiting list, click here to email Heather Oakley.
Week of June 11 | Ages:  4-6 years
Discover the magic of the flying and crawling little friends that help our garden grow. Learn to plant pollinator friendly plants, use honey from bees to prepare delicious snacks, and identify garden critters.

Superhero Academy - Sold Out (waitlist is full)
Week of June 18 | Ages:  4-6 years
Tap into your powers with us as we train to be superheroes!  All week we will take on superhero identities, devise terrific tools, and develop the moves we need to protect and defend.  Join us Friday to honor the campers’ fantastic feats with a graduation ceremony.

Cooking on the Farm - Sold Out (waitlist is full)
Week of June 18 | Ages:  6-8 years
Dig, plant, cook, and eat like a farmer in The Edible Schoolyard!  Learn to prepare garden recipes, harvest vegetables, and care for chickens.  Families are invited to celebrate on Friday with a delicious farm feast.

LEGO Robotics - Sold Out (waitlist is full)
Week of June 25 | Ages:  6-8 years
Explore, create, and share with LEGO WeDo 2.0!  We will work together to assemble projects that incorporate the physical sciences, life sciences, earth and space sciences and engineering.  Join us on Friday for an exciting demo.

Farm Chef Camp - Sold Out To join our waiting list, click here to email Heather Oakley.
Week of June 25 | Ages:  8-11 years
Flex your culinary skills in The Edible Schoolyard kitchen classroom using fresh ingredients from the garden. We’ll learn cooking and garden basics and culminate in a camper-led farmer’s market and tasting.

Mad Science - Sold Out (waitlist is full)
Week of July 9 | Ages:  6-8 years
Step inside our laboratory and prepare to be fascinated!  We will provide the lab coats and goggles, and you provide the inquisitive mind.  Create concoctions, perform experiments and explore the uses of science in a variety of ways.

Homegrown & Handmade - Sold Out To join our waiting list, click here to email Heather Oakley.
Week of July 9 | Ages:  8-11 years
Feed your imagination and wellbeing as we immerse ourselves in the natural world. This week is for young makers who love DIY, creating, crafting, tinkering, & learning! We’ll explore topics such as beekeeping, herbal tea making, urban farming, paper making and baking. On the final day, we’ll present some of our favorite projects to share with families.  

Once Upon a Time - Sold Out To join our waiting list, click here to email Heather Oakley.
Week of July 16 | Ages:  4-6 years
Come on a magical journey that will take us to faraway places like Wonderland, Oz, Neverland, and The Enchanted Forest.  Story times, crafts, and games will revolve around classic stories and characters.  Watch us take to the stage for our own fairy tale performance on the final day.

Design it, Build it! - Sold Out (waitlist is full)
Week of July 23 | Ages:  6-8 years
From blocks and LEGOs to household items, this week is all about exploring engineering.  Complete a variety of challenges and work with a range of materials to design and create all sorts of structures!  We will display examples of our builds on the final camp day. 

Little Garden Yogis- Sold Out To join our waiting list, click here to email Heather Oakley.
Week of July 23 | Ages:  4-6 years
Plant the seeds of yoga to stimulate imagination, maintain flexibility, and develop conscious breathing. This week will combine yoga poses with rhythm, literacy, games, and mindfulness techniques as well as garden activities. Families are invited to join in on the final day for a yoga sequence with the campers.

Out of this World - Sold Out To join our waiting list, click here to email Heather Oakley.
Week of July 30 | Ages:  4-6 years
Shoot for the stars this week as we go on a race through space.  With read alouds, crafts, and experiments about our solar system and beyond, this week is sure to be a blast!  On Friday we will end our space mission with a spectacular presentation.

Fancy Nancy- Sold Out (waitlist is full)
Week of August 13 | Ages:  4-6 years
A camp devoted to being fancy like Nancy?  Ooo-la-la!  With this title character as our inspiration, we will devote our week to developing an aptitude for the arts by dancing, painting, cooking and crafting.  Say “au revoir!” (that’s fancy for goodbye) on our last day with a fabulous performance and a tasty tea party.

 

Camp Cancellation Policy

The Greensboro Children’s Museum requires cancellations to be made at least two weeks (fourteen days) prior to the first day of camp in order to receive a full refund. Cancellations made within the 14 day time frame will result in a refund of 50% of the original camp cost. No refund will be given for cancellations made on or after the first day of camp.  Transfers of camp registrations adhere to this same rule.  All cancellations must be made by calling the Museum at 336.574.2898 ext. 302 or in writing to hoakley@gcmuseum.com   

Scholarship Information

The Greensboro Children’s Museum is extending a scholarship opportunity to partake in our 2018 summer camp season for those individuals who qualify. The 2018 Summer Camp Scholarship Form can be found here. Please complete the form in its entirety. The Greensboro Children’s Museum reserves the right to extend scholarships at their discretion. Scholarships are non-transferrable and not guaranteed.

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