2020 summer camps at the Greensboro Children’s Museum

The Greensboro Children’s Museum has made the difficult decision to cancel in-person summer camps in June and July. We are hopeful that we will resume in-person camps in August. Though we are disWe are disappointed to not be spending these early summer months with campers, we want to stay connected.

Summer Explorer Kits are an inventive way to bring the camp experience home with you.  They are designed to be fun, learning opportunities for ages 4-14 with an option for joining our online gatherings when it is helpful to connect.

We are accepting registrations for our August summer camps at the Greensboro Children’s Museum. Each week, our educators craft creative learning 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. Your camper can discover food, science, yoga, art, music, and more.

2020 GCM Summer Camps

Digital Storytelling
Week of August 3, 8:30a – 3p | ages 8-11 | gcm members $160 • nonmembers $185
Tell your story this week as we go through all the stages of digital storytelling — from coding basics to plot development to sharing your work.  Campers will use everything from old school story boards and hand drawn illustrations to animation apps that will result in a culminating piece you can keep for yourself or share with the world. Families are invited to join us on the last day of camp for a highlights reel from the week. Register here

Wild at HeART
Week of August 3, 8:30a – 3p | ages 6-8 | gcm members $160 • nonmembers $185
Get inspired by nature! Use shadows, sticks, flowers, water, and more as inspiration or ingredients in a creative masterpiece. Young artists will explore different techniques and media while enjoying the natural beauty of the garden. Families are invited to join us for an art exhibition of the final day of camp. Join waitlist

Baking Boot Camp
Week of August 10, 8:30a – 3p | ages 11-14 | gcm members $185 • nonmembers $210
Unleash your creativity and whip up delicious culinary creations in The Edible Schoolyard Kitchen.  Bakers will learn the fundamentals of baking and explore cookies, quick breads, yeast breads, pastry, and cupcakes. Families are invited to a pop-up bakery on the final day run entirely by the campers. No prior baking experience required. Join waitlist

Fancy Nancy
Week of August 10, 8:30a – 1p | ages 4-6 | gcm members $115 • nonmembers $135
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 for the whole family. Join waitlist

Kids in the Kitchen
Week of August 17, 8:30a – 1p | ages 4-6 | gcm members $115 • nonmembers $135
This week, campers will be using children’s literature from across the world as inspiration for exploring different food cultures.  We’ll make a new recipe each day stemming from a book and use creativity, games, and music to explore the world around us. At the end of the week, families are invited to join us for a special celebration in the kitchen. Join waitlist

We can't wait to see you this summer!

the fine print

2020 Summer Camp Terms and Conditions

Dealing with ‘First Day of Camp’ Jitters

Scholarship Form

The Greensboro Children’s Museum offers camp scholarship opportunities at their discretion on a first come, first serve basis. One camp scholarship is issued per child. The Guardian of the scholarship recipient is responsible for transportation for the week. Extended care is not available during the camp season. You will be contacted by the Camp Coordinator two weeks prior to camp commencement to complete the necessary Medical and Emergency Contact Form. Please feel free to reach our camp coordinator with any questions at 336.574.2898 ext. 302 or summercamps@gcmuseum.com.

summer explorer kits

Become a summer explorer today with pre-assembled kits from the Greensboro Children’s Museum. Following our summer camp themes, each week a new kit is available with all the materials and instructions you need for a week of activities that are fun, educational, and hands-on. Your camper will work at their own pace or along with us to discover everything from cooking to coding with daily, hands-on activities.

With easy-to-follow instructions and engaging videos, you’ll be set for hours of creative learning during your camp week. Our team of professional educators will lead optional live activities, tutorials, and Q&A sessions all following the themes of each week. Kits will be available for contact-less pick-up on the Sunday prior to your camp week commencing.

It is our hope to resume in-person summer camps this August. To browse our August camp offerings, click here.

lego build and code

week of july 6 • instructed by Sara Thompson, STEAM Educator • cost: $110
Kits are available for pick-up on Sunday, July 5 from 1p to 5p.

Explore, create, and code with LEGO WeDo 2.0!  This week’s kit will include everything you need to assemble projects that incorporate the physical sciences, life sciences, earth and space sciences and engineering.  Join us each morning for small group tutorials, time for troubleshooting your coding questions, and much more! This week’s kit includes:

  • Materials and instructions for themed hands-on activities with recommended 5-day activity schedule
  • LEGO WeDo 2.0 complete kit rental (Must place a credit card on file and return kit on the last day of camp to release hold)
  • 8 Challenge Cards
  • A book to keep
  • Access to online community with fellow campers with an optional daily live video session
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magic tree house

week of july 13 • instructed by Sara Thompson, STEAM Educator • cost: $90
Kits are available for pick-up on Sunday, July 12 from 1p to 5p.

Feed your curiosity for travel, action, and adventure by joining Jack and Annie as they travel through time, meet new people, and explore new lands. Open this week’s Magic Tree House kit and complete daily missions inspired by Mary Pope Osborne’s incredible book series. Each morning, we’ll connect across space and time before we set sail on a voyage of imagination.  This week’s kit includes:

  • Materials and instructions for themed hands-on activities with recommended 5-day activity schedule
  • A book to keep
  • Access to online community with fellow campers with an optional daily live video session
purchase

kids guide to the galaxy

week of july 20 • instructed by Sara Thompson, STEAM Educator • cost: $90
Kits are available for pick-up on Sunday, July 19 from 1p to 5p.

Are you ready to go out of this world?  This week’s kit will have you exploring the secrets of the galaxy.  During our space adventure, we’ll gather in a virtual mission-control to learn fascinating information about constellations, black holes, and maybe even find life on other planets! Get ready to journey into the beyond…it’s sure to be a blast! This week’s kit includes:

  • Materials and instructions for themed hands-on activities with recommended 5-day activity schedule
  • A book to keep
  • Access to online community with fellow campers with an optional daily live video session
purchase

wild at heart

week of june 22 • instructed by Rachel Diaz, Garden Educator • cost: $110
Kits are available for pick-up on Sunday, June 21 from 1p to 5p.

Get inspired by nature! This week’s kit will mix traditional art media with shadows, sticks, flowers, water, and more as the ingredients in a creative masterpiece. Young artists will explore different techniques and forms while enjoying the natural beauty of their own backyard. You’re invited each morning to a group meeting to showcase your work, learn a new technique, and connect with other nature-artists. This week’s kit includes:

  • Materials and instructions for themed hands-on activities with recommended 5-day activity schedule
  • A book to keep
  • Access to online community with fellow campers with an optional daily live video session

The deadline to pre-order this kit has passed.

ecokids

week of july 20 • instructed by Rachel Diaz, Garden Educator • cost: $90
Kits are available for pick-up on Sunday, July 19 from 1p to 5p.

Want to save the earth? Yep, us too! This week’s activities will help you apply STEAM concepts to explore environmental science. Campers will become citizen scientists to learn about conservation and ecology. You’re invited to join us each morning to deepen the conversation around the 4 R’s; Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! This week isn’t all serious science.  You’ll also make crafts, explore outside, and connect with other earth-loving scientists like yourself. This week’s kit includes:

  • Materials and instructions for themed hands-on activities with recommended 5-day activity schedule
  • A book to keep
  • Access to online community with fellow campers with an optional daily live video session
purchase – week of july 20

diy nation

week of july 27 • instructed by Sara Thompson, STEAM Educator • cost: $110
Kits are available for pick-up on Sunday, July 26 from 1p to 5p.

Do you spend your time watching YouTube how-to videos? In this week’s camp kit, aspiring makers will find a DIY-feast! Campers will step up their handiwork skills and learn to make a variety of items as they tackle DIY projects.  We’ll gather each morning in small artisan guilds to share our work, and learn tips and techniques from each other. This week’s kit includes:

  • Materials and instructions for themed hands-on activities with recommended 5-day activity schedule
  • A book to keep
  • Access to online community with fellow campers with an optional daily live video session
purchase

cuisines of the world

week of july 13 • instructed by Rachel Diaz, Garden Educator • cost: $125
Kits are available for pick-up on Sunday, July 12 from 1p to 5p.

From Asia to Central America, campers will cultivate an appreciation for different tastes and flavors and the cultures from which they come. This week’s kit includes:

  • Recipe cards, non-perishable ingredients, and essential cooking equipment
  • Materials and instructions for themed hands-on activities with recommended 5-day activity schedule
  • Access to online community with fellow campers
  • Optional daily live video sessions with lessons, coaching, and technique demonstrations
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pirates and mermaids and sharks, oh my!

week of june 8 • instructed by Sara Thompson, STEAM Educator • cost: $75
Kits are available for pick-up on Sunday, June 7 from 1p to 5p.

Meet your matey’s each morning for quick sea shanty before diving into the whimsical world at sea!  This week’s treasure chest will include everything you need to take the plunge with fascinating stories, imaginative play and marine life science as you capture the ocean odyssey. This week’s kit includes:

  • Materials and instructions for themed hands-on activities with recommended 5-day activity schedule
  • A book to keep
  • Access to online community with fellow campers with an optional daily live video session

The deadline to pre-order this kit has passed.

little farmers in the city

week of june 8 • instructed by Rachel Diaz, Garden Educator • cost: $75
Kits are available for pick-up on Sunday, June 7 from 1p to 5p.

You may not realize it, but your food has been on quite the journey before it landed on your plate. This week, we’ll pack your box full of fun ways to learn about your food. Join us each morning for a special story time, song, or game before we go off exploring what’s behind the saying, “You are what you eat!” This week’s kit includes:

  • Materials and instructions for themed hands-on activities with recommended 5-day activity schedule
  • A book to keep
  • Access to online community with fellow campers with an optional daily live video session

The deadline to pre-order this kit has passed.

superhero academy

week of june 15 • instructed by Sara Thompson, STEAM Educator • cost: $75
Kits are available for pick-up on Sunday, June 14 from 1p to 5p.

Tap into your powers as we train to be superheroes!  All week, heroes in training will take on super identities, devise terrific tools, and develop the moves needed to protect and defend. Each morning, we’ll meet in our virtual headquarters before embarking on some pretty amazing missions to learn and play! This week’s kit includes:

  • Materials and instructions for themed hands-on activities with recommended 5-day activity schedule
  • A book to keep
  • Access to online community with fellow campers with an optional daily live video session

The deadline to pre-order this kit has passed.

bug brigade

week of june 15 • instructed by Rachel Diaz, Garden Educator • cost: $75
Kits are available for pick-up on Sunday, June 14 from 1p to 5p.

Discover the fascinating world of insects! From pre-historic dragonflies to monarch butterflies, this week’s activities are all about celebrating the creepy crawlies and how they help our earth.  Explorers will learn to plant pollinator friendly plants, backyard bug id techniques, and create crafts and play games with insect inspiration.  We’ll bug-out together each morning to get you up and ready to embrace your inner insect. This week’s kit includes:

  • Materials and instructions for themed hands-on activities with recommended 5-day activity schedule
  • A book to keep
  • Access to online community with fellow campers with an optional daily live video session

The deadline to pre-order this kit has passed.

3..2..1.. blast off!

week of june 22 • instructed by Sara Thompson, STEAM Educator • cost: $75
Kits are available for pick-up on Sunday, June 21 from 1p to 5p.

Are you ready to go out of this world?  This week’s kit will have you exploring outer space.  During our space adventure, we’ll learn about planets, stars, and maybe get a close up look at the moon! Get ready to journey into the beyond…it’s sure to be a blast! This week’s kit includes:

  • Materials and instructions for themed hands-on activities with recommended 5-day activity schedule
  • A book to keep
  • Access to online community with fellow campers with an optional daily live video session

The deadline to pre-order this kit has passed.