2024 summer camps are here!

Miriam P. Brenner Children’s Museum summer camps are hands-on, educational, creative, exciting, and FUN! Each week, our educators craft creative experiences for campers ages 4 – 10 years. MBCM camps are three days to week-long day camps, and range in theme from exploring cooking techniques to designing animations! Your camper can discover food, science, nature, art, music, and more.

 

MBCM member sales begin Thursday, January 4, at 9a

General public sales begin Friday, January 5, at noon

Camp Information

Ages 8-10 Camps

Stop-Motion Animakers

July 22-26

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8:30a-3p

Members rate $170 | Non-members $200

In this camp, kids will learn the history and techniques of stop-motion animation and be given the tools to create their own short! Join us Friday for a film festival and celebration.

Farm Chefs

August 12-16

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8:30a-3p

Members rate $170 | Non-members $200

Plant, cook, and eat like a farmer in The Edible Schoolyard!  We’ll learn to prepare simple snacks from the garden and take a deep dive into food preservation techniques like drying, pickling, and freezing to enjoy the summer harvest longer.  We will take a trip to the farmers market to learn about locally grown and made foods. Families are invited to celebrate on Friday with a garden gathering hosted by campers!

Ages 6-8 Camps

Farmers in Training

July 29-August 2

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8:30a-3p

Members rate $170 | Non-members rate $200

Calling all aspiring farmers! Learn how to plant, harvest, make value-added products, and design your own logo to market your farm.  We will take a trip to the farmers market to see what local farmers are growing. Then we will use our fruits and vegetables in the kitchen classroom while learning to cook with seasonal produce for sampling on the final farmer’s market day!

Design It, Build It

August 5-9

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8:30a-3p

Members rates $170 | Non-members rate $200

If you love upcycling, this camp is for you! Americans throw away tons and TONS of cardboard each year.  Let’s reimagine this common household staple into everything from fine art to forts. We’ll learn all about using tools safely and practice skills we need to make our visions come to life. Join us on Friday for a final showcase of our work.

Nature Makers

June 24-28

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8:30a-3p

Members rate $170 | Non-members rate $200

Learn about natural materials as we forage the garden for inspiration. We will learn about plant parts and then use them to create works of art, garden snacks, and more! Families are invited to join us on Friday as we showcase our nature-inspired creations

Myth Busters

July 8-12

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8:30a-3p

Members rate $170 | Nonmembers rate $200

Ever wonder what would happen if…? This week, it’s up to the campers to conduct experiments to figure out facts from fiction! We’ll use chemistry, engineering, and teamwork to figure out what happens when we put materials and our minds to the test. Families are invited to join us on Friday for demonstration of our discoveries

Ages 4-6 Camps

Space Academy

June 10-14

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8:30a-1p

Members rate $130 | Non-members rate $160

Shoot for the moon, but don’t stop there! In this space-specialized, explorer-preparedness camp, we’ll explore rockets, rovers, and red giants! Join us as we launch into energizing experiments and cosmic quests. On Friday, families are welcome to join us for an out of this world graduation ceremony.

Book & Cook

June 17-21

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*No camp on Wednesday for Juneteenth

8:30a-1p

Members rate $104 | Non-members rate $128

There are so many amazing children’s books about food! Using stories as inspiration, campers will use seasonal ingredients to create kid-friendly cuisine they will love preparing and eating. On Friday afternoon, campers can invite a grown up of their choice to join us for one last story and recipe together.

Messes & Masterpieces

July 1-3

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*No camp on Thursday or Friday

8:30a-1p

Members rate $78 | Non-members $96

Each day, we’ll introduce a famous artist and style, using a variety of media. Activities will encourage hands-on exploration of art concepts and techniques all while embracing the fun and, of course, mess.  At the end of the week, artists will have a portfolio of their very own masterpieces to take home after our art exhibition!

Little Farmers in the City

July 15-19

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8:30a-1p

Members rate $130 | Non-members $160

Experience the life of a city farmer for the week!  Each day, we will explore the garden, taking care of the plants and animals.  We will also visit the local farmer’s market and learn about growing and selling food in our community. On the last day of camp, families are invited to shop our very own market hosted by the campers.

Ocean Adventures

August 19-23

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8:30a-1p

Members rate $130 | Non-members $160

Ahoy, land lubbers and scaly-tails alike! In this ocean themed camp, we will sing our way into a pirate’s life with games and sea shanties, as well as explore the science and mystery below the surf! Join us on Friday for a seafaring musical performance.