Summer Camp

RISING 6th & 7TH GRADERS

Camp hours are Monday through Friday 9 am–3 pm. Early drop off (included) is 8:30–9 am. Optional Extended Care is 3–5:30 pm (additional fees apply).

Programs – Registration opens to Museum members on January 7, 2019 at 10 am. A family-level membership or higher is required to receive summer camp benefits and discounts. General registration opens on January 21. A non-refundable $100 deposit per camper, per program is required to secure your child’s space at camp. Museum Members must login to see available camps.

home architects sold out
JULY 8-12

$350 MEMBER | $450 NON-MEMBER | $75 EXTENDED CARE

Experience what it’s like to be a residential architect to work with a client to design a home fit for their needs. First, explore the work of well-known architects. Then, learn how to draft plans for a building of your own, or perfect skills you already have! Using mood boards, hand drawing techniques, and professional quality materials, you will create a model of your design to take home. This program is designed for campers entering grades 6 and 7 in the fall and includes some offsite trips.

art in the city
JULY 15-19

$350 MEMBER | $450 NON-MEMBER | $75 EXTENDED CARE

How does art transform a city? Public art, including murals, sculpture, architecture—even graffiti—play an important role in shaping the culture of a city. What kind of art would you create for Washington D.C.? During this program, you’ll go on a mural hunt as a group, then create your own temporary mural with sidewalk chalk back at the Museum. Visit the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden and learn how artists carefully choose materials and designs fit for public spaces. Use cameras to capture images and scenes from around the Museum, then choose your favorite photos to create a gallery wall for camp. This program is designed for campers entering grades 6 and 7 in the fall and includes some offsite trips.

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building with land
JULY 22-26

$350 MEMBER | $450 NON-MEMBER | $75 EXTENDED CARE

Have you ever wondered who designed your favorite park or green-space? Spend five days learning all about landscape architecture. You will take on different challenges and activities related to botany, horticulture, architecture, geology, and ecology—all things landscape architects care about. Engineer creative solutions to help with water management, learn about native plants and pollinators with a visit to the US Botanic Garden, and speak with professionals in the field. End the week by designing a temporary public park for you and your friends. This program is designed for campers entering grades 6 and 7 in the fall and includes some offsite trips.

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thinker, tinker, maker sold out
JULY 29-AUGUST 2

$350 MEMBER | $450 NON-MEMBER | $75 EXTENDED CARE

If you like to tinker and experiment then this is the program for you! Enter into the our summer camp maker space, and use the design process to conduct tests, take on different group challenges, and construct inventions of your own. Combining engineering skills, tinker skills, and design principles, work together as a group to design a Rube Goldberg machine, a device made up entirely of simple and compound machines. This program is designed for campers entering grades 6 and 7 in the fall.

home architects sold out
AUGUST 5-9

$350 MEMBER | $450 NON-MEMBER | $75 EXTENDED CARE

Experience what it’s like to be a residential architect to work with a client to design a home fit for their needs. First, explore the work of well-known architects. Then, learn how to draft plans for a building of your own, or perfect skills you already have! Using mood boards, hand drawing techniques, and professional quality materials, you will create a model of your design to take home. This program is designed for campers entering grades 6 and 7 in the fall and includes some offsite trips.

woodworking sold out
AUGUST 12-16

$350 MEMBER | $450 NON-MEMBER | $75 EXTENDED CARE

Study the basics of woodworking and learn how to safely use tools like hammers, drills, and hand saws. Try different projects focused on joinery and simple carpentry. Use a hammer to create nail art, a power drill to make a board game, and a handsaw to cut the pieces for your very own tool box. This program is designed for campers entering grades 6 and 7 in the fall and is capped at 10 participants for safety purposes.