Summer Camp Registration begins on Monday, March 2!
The Children's Museum of NH offers summer camps for two different age groups: Mini-Camp for children ages 4-5 and Discovery Camp for children ages 6 - 8. Camp size is limited to 12 students per program.
Camp registration begins on Monday, March 2 for museum members and Tuesday, March 3 for non-members. Please call the museum office at (603) 742-2002 between 9 am and 5 pm.
Mini Camp for Ages 4 & 5
3-day camps: Tuesday - Thursday, 9:15 am - Noon
Fee: $85/session for members & $95/session for non-members
This is a great first summer camp experience for children ages 4-5. Each session features exclusive time interacting with museum exhibits, hands on activities, crafts, stories and a snack. Children must be 4 years old on the first day of camp and be able to use the bathroom independently. Choose between the following sessions:
Mini Camp Session I - July 28-30 - NH Animals!
Campers will learn about the many creatures that build their habitats along the rivers in NH. Find out ways that they have adapted to live and survive in our area. Campers will create projects and engage in hands-on learning each day!
Mini Camp Session II - August 4-6 - Jr. Science: Weather!
What's more fun to talk about than the weather in the hot, hot summer months? Junior scientists will explore rain, clouds, the sun, wind, snow and more by doing hands on interactive experiments, listening to stories and learning fancy scientific words!
Mini Camp Session III - August 18-20 - Art & Sculpture!
This workshop is designed to introduce children to the basics of sculpture. Using a variety of materials, each child will create a unique 3-D sculptural piece to take home. Campers will explore their creative potential and go home with some fabulous works of art. End the session with a mini art show!
Mini Camp Session IV - August 25-27 - Junior Science: Messy Science!
Yuck! Gross! Awesome! These are just some words you should expect to hear in this hands-on, very sticky and slimy science camp! Junior scientists will investigate messy mixtures, colorful concoctions and fizzing disasters by doing their own ooey-gooey experiments! Make sure you don't wear your best clothes for this one because it's time for some super messy science!
Discovery Camps for ages 6-9
3-day camps: Tuesday - Thursday, 9:15 am - 2pm
Fee: $130/session for members & $150/session for non-members
Discovery Camps focus on exploring science & art concepts within the museum's educational exhibits. Each session features exclusive time interacting with exhibits, hands-on activities, crafts, stories and a snack. Campers will engage in hands-on experiments, activities and projects so kids are encouraged to wear clothing that can get messy. Choose between the following sessions:
Discovery Camp Session I - July 28-30 - Theater Camp
Our storybook theatre camp is back for another session of fast paced, giggle-filled, performing fun. Young actors will work together to transform a favorite picture book into a piece of theatrical art! They'll help make their own costumes, design some scenery-and of course, act out the play! This camp ends with a special performance for family and friends!
Discovery Camp Session II - August 4-6 - Treasure Hunters Camp
Join us on a quest to find hidden treasure! We'll learn all about maps and compasses, why we use them, how to read them and why they can be so much fun! We will test our skills searching for treasure in this geography adventure.
Discovery Camp Session III - August 18-20 - Earth Science Camp
Young ecologists will learn about biomes, ecosystems, food chains and keeping the Earth healthy in this very green science camp. Ever wondered how to make your own water filter? Wonder no more! Want to find out the amazing ways animals adapt to their environments? We've got that covered too. We'll chart, graph, experiment, question and craft our way through this great Earth we live on.
Discovery Camp Session IV - August 25-27 - Maker Camp!
Join us as we get a head start on the making fun for the 3rd annual Dover Mini Maker Faire on Saturday, August 29. Enjoy three days of building, creating and experimenting with open-ended activity stations, tools, lots of materials and guided "making" workshops with our Museum educator. We will also create a collaborative piece that combines art and tech that will be displayed at the Faire. Self-select stations will feature fiber arts, construction challenges, electronics and more.