Programs & Events

Summer Camps

Welcome

Come play and learn with us this summer! Bring your curiosity and sense of wonder as you join Museum educators for fun activities, games, and crafts that teach about the natural sciences! We offer half-day, full-day, and even week-long residential camps — so there’s something for everyone from rising Kindergarteners to 8th graders!

NEW! This year registration, including payment, is online to make it easier for you! A confirmation email will be sent to you upon acceptance.

Each child can enroll in up to 2 weeks of full day camps or 4 half day camps. The Museum will cancel any excess registration. A $30.00 processing fee per camp is required if the Museum cancels excess registration.

What grade/level camp is appropriate for my child?

* Please be aware of a change from previous years — grade levels stated in program descriptions are now those of the upcoming school year (2014–2015). Please double-check to make sure that you sign your child(ren) up for the appropriate age groups. We cannot make exceptions. Falsified registrations will be cancelled and the registration fee will be refunded minus the $30.00 processing fee per camp.

Following Wake County Kindergarten eligibility requirements, campers must be five years old on or by August 31, 2014, to be eligible for Kindergarten camps. A copy of the birth certificate or its equivalent must be emailed to laura.dameron@naturalsciences.org upon registration. 

Refunds

The Museum can grant refunds only when a cancellation is received before May 31, 2014. Cancellations received after May 31, 2014 will not be eligible for a refund. A $30.00 processing fee per camp is required for all refunds. If we are alerted as soon as possible of a child’s illness or family emergency immediately before camp begins, we will do our best to provide a full refund (minus the $30.00 processing fee).

Cancellation

Camps with low enrollment 3 weeks prior to the start date are subject to cancellation.  Campers will be contacted to investigate the possibility of enrollment in another camp.  A full refund will be issued if summer camps are cancelled by Museum staff.

Scholarships

The Museum does offer a limited number of partial scholarships for camp. Scholarship applications must be received by Monday, March 17, 2014.

Opportunities

Interested in volunteering with Summer Camps this summer? Volunteers must be 18 years old and apply though the Museum’s volunteer page.

Interested in working with Summer Camps this summer?

Questions

For additional information, please visit our Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions page.

Still have questions? Email laura.dameron@naturalsciences.org or call 919.707.9889.

Registration

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2014 Summer Camp Schedule

Grade levels stated in program descriptions are now those of the upcoming school year (2014-2015).

Please check out online registration system for the most up to date camp availability. This webpage will be updated daily.

 

Summer Camps Week 1: June 16-20
Camp Title Rising Grade Level
Time
Availability
Damsels & Dragons (Girls Only) K-1 8:45am–12:15pm Wait List
Science of Ick (Boys Only) K-1 8:45am–12:15pm Wait List
Lunchtime at the Museum for Rising K - 1 grade K-1 12:15pm–1:30pm Wait List
Dinosaurs Big & Tall K-1 1:30pm–5:00pm Wait List
How Does Your Garden Grow? K-1 1:30pm–5:00pm Wait List
Junior Naturalist 6-8 8:30am–3:30pm Wait List

 

Summer Camps Week 2: June 23-27
Camp Title Rising Grade Level
Time
Availability
LEGO: Earth to Space...and Beyond 2-3 8:45am–5:00pm Wait List
LEGO: Rockets, Robotics, & the Space Station 4–5 8:45am–5:00pm Wait List
Boys in Science Piedmont Ed-Venture (Boys Only) 7-8 Residential Closed

 

Summer Camps Week 3: July 7-11
Camp Title Rising Grade Level
Time
Availability
Rainforest Science 2-3 8:45am–5:00pm Wait List
Survival of the Fittest 4-5 8:30am–3:30pm Wait List
Careers Showcase: Animal Edition! 6-8 8:45am–5:00pm Wait List

 

Summer Camps Week 4: July 14-18
Camp Title Rising Grade Level
Time
Availability
Caterpillars, Beetles & Worms! K-1 8:45 am–12:15pm Wait List
Lunchtime at the Museum for Rising K - 1 grade K-1 12:15pm–1:30pm Wait List
Tromping through the Tropics K-1 1:30pm–5:00pm Wait List
Aquatic WET 2-3 8:30am–3:30pm Wait List
Build it BIG 4-5 8:45am–5:00pm Wait List
Girls in Science Piedmont Summer Ed-Venture (Girls Only) 6-7 Residential Closed
CSI: Solve the Outbreak 6-8 8:45 am–5:00pm Closed

 

Summer Camps Week 5: July 21-25
Camp Title Rising Grade Level
Time
Availability
SPLASH! K-1 8:30am–12:15pm Wait List
Lunchtime at the Museum for Rising K - 1 grade K-1 12:15pm–1:30pm Wait List
Caterpillars, Beetles & Worms! K-1 1:30pm–5:00pm 1 Space left!
The Science Behind What You Eat 2-3 8:45am–5:00pm Wait List
Enviro-Art 3-5 8:30am–3:30pm Wait List
Your Wildlife, Your Body 6-8 8:45am–5:00pm Wait List

 

Summer Camps Week 6: July 28–August 1
Camp Title Rising Grade Level
Time
Availability
LEGO: Desert Safari Exploration K-1 8:30am–12:15pm Wait List
Lunchtime at the Museum for Rising K - 1 grade K-1 12:15pm–1:30pm Wait List
Dinosaurs Big & Tall K-1 1:30pm–5:00pm Wait List
LEGO: Green Machines 3-4 8:45 am–5:00pm Wait List
STEM to LEAF 6-8 8:45 am–5:00pm Wait List

 

Summer Camps Week 7: August 4-8
Camp Title Rising Grade Level
Time
Availability
Damsels and Dragons K-1 8:45am–12:15pm Wait List
Lunchtime at the Museum for Rising K - 1 grade K-1 12:15pm–1:30pm Wait List
Science of Ick K-1 1:30pm–5:00pm Wait List
LEGO: Safari 2-3 8:45am–5:00pm Wait List
LEGO: Green Builders 4-5 8:45am–5:00pm Wait List

 

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