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. Your camper can discover food, science, yoga, art, music, and more. Please note: GCM Summer Camps fill quickly, but we strongly encourage you to join the waitlist. As camp draws closer to commencement, we may have a spot open up!

2019 GCM Summer Camps

Ocean Adventure
Week of June 3 | 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
Week of June 3 | 4-6 years
Help us kick off the season by joining our urban farm crew! Each day we will explore the garden, harvesting spring crops and planting summer seeds. We will also visit the farmer’s market and host our very own market on the last day of camp.

Superhero Academy
Week of June 10 | 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.

Bug Brigade
Week of June 10 | 4-6 years
Discover the wide world of insects and how they help our garden grow. Learn to plant pollinator friendly plants, create crafts and recipes with insect inspiration, and identify garden critters. We will have a bug-tastic performance on Friday to share our knowledge!

Happy Campers
Week of June 17 | 4-6 years
Get your camping gear ready for a mountain of fun as we explore the great outdoors through songs, games, crafts, and all the adventure pretend camping holds.  Join us for our final day for a Happy Camper performance.

Cooking on the Farm
Week of June 17 | 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 with us on Friday with a tasting of campers’ culinary creations.

LEGO Robotics
Week of June 24 | 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.

Cuisines of the World
Week of June 24 | 11-14 years
Tap into your inner chef by learning how to make dishes from all over the globe. From Europe to Asia, we’ll cultivate an appreciation for different tastes and flavors and the cultures from which they come. We will utilize our half acre garden for ingredients and host an Around the World Tasting on our final day of camp.  No prior cooking experience required.

Design it, Build it!
Week of July 8 | 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.

Farm Chef Camp
Week of July 8 | 8-11 years
Flex your culinary skills in The Edible Schoolyard Kitchen using fresh ingredients from the garden. We’ll learn cooking and gardening skills and culminate in a camper-led farmer’s market.

Fizz, Bubble, Pop!
Week of July 15 | 6-8 years
Explore the world of chemistry in this hands-on, experiment hearty camp week.  We provide the lab coats and goggles, you supply the inquisitive mind and adventurous spirit.  On the final day, the kids will perform a show of some of their experiments that will be sure to fascinate and amaze. Step aside, Bill Nye.

Iron Chef
Week of July 15 | 11-14 years
For our intermediate to advanced chefs, we’re continuing to step up our 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, taste pairings, 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.

Little Garden Yogis
Week of July 22 | 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.

DIY Nation
Week of July 22 | 8-11 years
If YouTube how-to videos keep you captivated, come together with other makers for a week of DIY projects.  Step up your handiwork skills and learn to make a variety of items.  Enjoy an artisan showcase on the final day.

Art in the Garden
Week of July 29 | 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 in the garden.

Robot Lab
Week of July 29 | 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
Week of August 5 | 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.   No prior baking experience required.

Fancy Nancy
Week of August 5 | 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.

Little Farmers in the City
Week of August 12 | 4-6 years
Experience the life of an urban farmer as we prepare the garden for fall! Plant cool weather crops, make fun recipes with summer harvest, and care for garden animals. On Friday, campers will host their very own market for you, the customer.

We can't wait to see you this summer!

the fine print

Summer Camps at the Greensboro Children’s Museum – 2019 Camp Terms and Conditions

Welcome to Camp at GCM

Dealing with ‘First Day of Camp’ Jitters

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 Heather Oakley, Camp Coordinator, with any questions: 336.574.2898 ext. 302 or