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Summer Camps and Pre-Registered Programs at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota

Date: Mar 08, 2019

Spend your summer playing along at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. Family-style and drop-off programming starts on June 11 and runs through August 23. 

Summer Camp

Weeklong Camps

There’s so much to explore with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Do you like to tinker? Be part of a team working its way through STEAM challenges in both our museum exhibits and the Maker Studio. Feeling creative? Explore art through a variety of tools and mediums. Every week holds a new adventure! Campers need to bring a sack lunch.

STEAM Camp

Monday, June 17- Friday, June 21 // 8 am-5 pm // Drop off // Ages 6-12 // Limit 15 // $225 ($180 members)
Featuring: Terrariums, greenhouses, paper recycling, pottery wheels, and more! Register via our website calendar. 

STEAM Camp

Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 19 // 8 am-5 pm // Drop off // Ages 6-12 // Limit 15 // $225 ($180 members)
Featuring: Animation, coding, robotics, and more! Register via our website calendar. Register via our website calendar.

STEAM Camp

Monday, August 12 - Friday, August 16  // 8 am-5 pm // Drop off // Ages 6-12 // Limit 15 // $225 ($180 members)
Featuring: Action painting, aeronautics, Rube Goldberg machines, and more! Register via our website calendar.

Day Camps

Fiber and Textile Camp

Tuesday, June 25 // 8 am-5 pm // Ages 8-12 // Limit 15 // $45 ($36 members)
Imagine. Design. Create. Learn the skills of macramé, embroidery, embellishment, and more. You’ll have SEW much fun you won’t want to WEAVE! Please bring a sack lunch. Check out the calendar for a link to register. 

Circuitry and Robotics Camp

Tuesday, July 30 // 8 am-5 pm // Ages 8-12 // Limit 15 // $45 ($36 members)
Spark your imagination as we explore circuitry and robotics through mapping and design, coding and hands-on experiments. Please bring a sack lunch. Register via our website calendar.


Pre-Registered Programs Featuring Art, Science, and Fun

Mini Makers

Tuesdays – Fridays // 10:45 –11:30 am // Adult and Child // Ages 2–5 // Limit 5 // $5 ($4 members)
In this hands-on class, participants will make their own take-home play kit. Each week will feature a different kit such as play-dough, moon sand, music, or fizzy bubbles. Each class will also provide time to explore different ways your kit can be played with at home. Activity repeated daily each week. Register by calling 605-692-6700.

June 11-14: Scented Play-Dough
Mix up delightful smelling play-dough and learn unique ways to play with it! 
June 18-21: Sensory Play 
Take home your very own batch of moon sand along with ideas of ways to continue the fun at home.
June 25-28: Science 
Make Fizzy Bubbles and discover STEM activities for your toddler or preschooler. 
July 2-5: No Mini Makers 
July 9-12: Magnets

Discover new ways to explore magnets with everyday objects! 
July 16-19: Music
Create instruments! Enjoy sing-a-longs! Paint to music! 
July 23-26: Dinosaurs
Have a roaring good time as you discover new ways to play with dinosaurs. 
July 30- Aug. 2: Puzzle Play
Color! Cut! Create! Design your own puzzles. 
Aug 6-9: Sensory 
Ignite your senses as you discover ways to make and explore Cloud Dough. 
Aug 13-16: Creative Movement
Get ready to move and groove, make dancing ribbons, and explore yoga. 
Aug 20-23 Texture Play-Dough
Rough? Bumpy? Grainy? Discover simple ways to add texture to home-made play-dough. 

 

Make-n-Take 

Tuesdays – Fridays // 1– 2:30 pm // Drop Off // Ages 5–12 // Limit 10 // $6 ($4.80 members) 
Join us as we explore making across a variety of topics in the arts and sciences. Children will learn new techniques from an experienced facilitator and will take home their project as a memento. Activity repeated daily each week. Register by calling 605-692-6700.

June 11-14: Marionettes
Be charmed with the magic of marionettes as you design and string your own. 
June 18-21: Pottery Wheels
Want to throw mud? Take a spin our pottery wheels. 
June 25-28: Paper Cut Shadow Box
Design your own 3D picture using a variety of paper. 
July 2-5: No Make-n-Take  
July 9-12: Yarn Tapestry

Create a whimsy masterpiece out of yarns, fabrics, lace, and more!  
July 16-21: Pottery Wheels
Want to throw mud? Take a spin our pottery wheels. 
July 23-26: Shrinky Dinks
Color! Bake! Shrink! Make your own shrinky dink. 
July 30-Aug. 2: Screen Printing
Design your own stencil and make one-of-a-kind prints! 
Aug 6-9: Soap Carving
If you’re looking for some good, clean fun, soap carving is for you! 
Aug 13-16: Beadie Buddies
Design! Bead! Weave! Make your own key chain beadie buddy. 
Aug 20-23: Canvas Painting
Sketch and paint your very own masterpiece.