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Discovery Summer Camps

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Discovery Summer Camps

Our Discovery Summer camps are carefully curated to inspire children ages 4-13 in a secure and nurturing environment. Together, we’ll create, explore, imagine, and play our way to a summer full of endless possibilities!

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Ages 4 - 6

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  • Aspiring Artist Little Einstein

    June 17th – 21st | 9 am – 12 pm  

    Join us for this signature camp as we mix the perfect blend of artistry and adventure, where every stroke of creativity is celebrated! Our campers will explore a kaleidoscope of artistic mediums, from watercolors to clay sculpting, and everything in between! Get ready for brushstrokes of brilliance as we welcome local artists to our canvas!

    Cost: $150 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

  • Stay & Play

    Tuesday, June 18th | 9 am –  12 pm

    A series of one day camps, offering engaging experiences filled with ever-changing hands-on exhibit focused activities, imaginative play, and endless opportunities for discovery.

    Cost: $55 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

     

  • Kinder Kick Off

    July 8th – 12th  | 9 am – 12 pm

    Hop on board this all-new summer camp, specially crafted to ignite the curiosity of your little ones as they prepare for their exciting kindergarten adventure! Each day is filled with a variety of enriching experiences to support growth and development in key areas. To kindergarten and beyond!

    Cost: $150 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

  • Stay & Play

    Tuesday, July 9th | 9 am –  12 pm

    A series of one day camps, offering engaging experiences filled with ever-changing hands-on exhibit focused activities, imaginative play, and endless opportunities for discovery.

    Cost: $55 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

  • Pet Vet Little Einsteins

    July 22nd – 26th | 9 am – 12 pm

    Learn the ropes of pet care in this weeklong signature camp with hands-on, tail-wagging enthusiasm. Dedicated professionals will provide guidance, insight, and plenty of paw-some fun! A furry frenzy of friendships awaits!

    Cost: $150 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

  • Stay & Play

    Wednesday, July 24th | 9 am –  12 pm

    A series of one day camps, offering engaging experiences filled with ever-changing hands-on exhibit focused activities, imaginative play, and endless opportunities for discovery.

    Cost: $55 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

  • STEAM Olympics Little Einsteins

    August 5th – 9th  | 9 am – 12pm

    Calling all Olympians to this all-new summer camp! Explore a variety of summer Olympic-inspired STEAM activities designed to foster friendship, fitness, and fun. Sign up today and let the games begin!

    Cost: $150 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

  • Stay & Play

    Wednesday, August 7th | 9 am –  12 pm

    A series of one day camps, offering engaging experiences filled with ever-changing hands-on exhibit focused activities, imaginative play, and endless opportunities for discovery.

    Cost: $55 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

  • Stay & Play

    Wednesday, August 14th | 9 am –  12 pm

    A series of one day camps, offering engaging experiences filled with ever-changing hands-on exhibit focused activities, imaginative play, and endless opportunities for discovery.

    Cost: $55 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

Ages 7 - 10

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  • Aspiring Artist - SOLD OUT

    June 17th – 21st | 9 am – 4 pm

    Join us for this signature camp as we mix the perfect blend of artistry and adventure, where every stroke of creativity is celebrated! Our campers will explore a kaleidoscope of artistic mediums, from watercolors to clay sculpting, and everything in between! Get ready for brushstrokes of brilliance as we welcome local artists to our canvas!

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  • Stay & Play

    Tuesday, June 18th | 9 am – 4 pm

    A series of one day camps, offering engaging experiences filled with ever-changing hands-on exhibit focused activities, imaginative play, and endless opportunities for discovery.

    Cost: $55 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

  • Stay & Play

    Tuesday, July 9th | 9 am – 4 pm

    A series of one day camps, offering engaging experiences filled with ever-changing hands-on exhibit focused activities, imaginative play, and endless opportunities for discovery.

    Cost: $55 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

  • Kids in the Kitchen - SOLD OUT

    July 15th-19th  | 9 am – 4 pm

    Get ready to stir up some fun, sprinkle in a dash of imagination, and savor the flavors of summer at this signature camp! Interactive cooking and immersive demonstrations welcome campers to a culinary quest like no other, where every dish is served with a side of play!

    Cost: $250 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

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  • Pet Vet - SOLD OUT

    July 22nd – 26th | 9 am – 4pm

    Learn the ropes of pet care in this weeklong signature camp with hands-on, tail-wagging enthusiasm. Dedicated professionals will provide guidance, insight, and plenty of paw-some fun! A furry frenzy of friendships awaits!

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  • Stay & Play

    Wednesday, July 24th | 9 am – 4 pm

    A series of one day camps, offering engaging experiences filled with ever-changing hands-on exhibit focused activities, imaginative play, and endless opportunities for discovery.

    Cost: $55 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

  • STEAM Olympics - SOLD OUT

    August 5th – 9th |  9 – 4 pm

    Calling all Olympians to this all-new summer camp! Explore a variety of summer Olympic-inspired STEAM activities designed to foster friendship, fitness, and fun. Sign up today and let the games begin!

    Cost: $250 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details

  • Stay & Play

    Wednesday, August 7th | 9 am – 4 pm

    A series of one day camps, offering engaging experiences filled with ever-changing hands-on exhibit focused activities, imaginative play, and endless opportunities for discovery.

    Cost: $55 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

  • Stay & Play

    Wednesday, August 14th | 9 am – 4 pm

    A series of one day camps, offering engaging experiences filled with ever-changing hands-on exhibit focused activities, imaginative play, and endless opportunities for discovery.

    Cost: $55 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

Ages 11 - 13

  • 15% Off All Middle School Camps! No Code Necessary, Included at Checkout
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  • Aspiring Artist Middle School

    June 24th – 28th | 1 – 4pm

    Join us for this signature camp as we mix the perfect blend of artistry and adventure, where every stroke of creativity is celebrated! Our campers will explore a kaleidoscope of artistic mediums, from watercolors to clay sculpting, and everything in between! Get ready for brushstrokes of brilliance as we welcome local artists to our canvas!

    Cost: $150 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

  • Shark Tank

    July 8th – 12th | 1 – 4 pm

    Dive into this all-new summer camp inspired by the hit TV show “Shark Tank”. Campers will participate in a variety of hands-on challenges designed to empower young minds to think outside the box and turn their ideas and inventions into reality. Join us for this unforgettable experience where the next generation of entrepreneurs are born!

    Cost: $150 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

  • Myths & Legends

    August 12th – 16th | 1 – 4pm

    Unleash your imagination and let the magic of storytelling transport you to places beyond your wildest dreams in this all-new summer camp. Campers will embark on a journey into the enchanting realms of folklore, magic, and ancient tales from around the world. Get ready to make myths, legends, and memories that will last a lifetime!

    Cost: $150 per Child | 10% Discount for Members

    Find More Details and Register Here

Discovery Summer Camp Scholarships are available for week-long camps ages 4 – 13. Families may apply for multiple children.

Applicants must fulfill all requirements:

  • Camp participant and at least one parent/caregiver is a full time, year-round resident of Erie County
  • The child must be between 4-6, 7-10, or 11-13 years of age
  • The annual household income does not exceed numbers as indicated by the FPL chart on the application

Completed applications may be returned via U.S. mail or in person to 420 French St. Erie, PA 16507 or via e-mail to ashley@eriechildrensmuseum.org

Camp Scholarship Application

 

Registration closes one week prior to camp start date to allow us to prepare for the appropriate number of campers.

Early registration is recommended as camps fill quickly.

Online registration is required and payable online only.

Should you find that you are unable attend a pre-registered camp, please call 814-453-3743 or email ashley@eriechildrensmuseum.org ASAP.

No refunds/transfers will be available for cancelations made less than one week before the start date of the scheduled camp, with the exception of approved medical or family emergencies.

Due to low attendance, camps that have less than 10 registered participants may be canceled one week before the start date of the scheduled camp, and a refund will be issued.

Drop of and pick up takes place at the ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum at 420 French St. Erie, PA 16507.

Campers will travel to designated walkable downtown sites within a one block radius – all locations will be noted in individual camp descriptions and will be disclosed to parents prior to the camp start date.

Full day camps run daily from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

Half day camps run from 9:00am – 12:00pm OR 1:00pm – 4:00pm.

Drop off is between the hours of 8:30am-9:00am for 9:00 start time and 12:30pm-1:00pm for 1:00 start time.

Pick-up is between the hours of 12:00pm-12:30pm for 12:00 end time and 4:00pm-4:30pm for 4:00pm end time.

Late arrivals and early pick-ups must be pre-arranged with museum staff as it can disrupt the flow of camp.

Children must be both signed in and out daily by the designated pick up person(s) listed on the required Summer
Camp Release Form.

A valid photo-ID must be presented at the time of pick up – no exceptions.

The ExpERIEnce Children’s Museum reserves the right to assess a late pick-up of $2 per minute beyond camp hours.

All campers are expected to practice safe, responsible, and respectful behaviors to not only themselves,but their peers and all camp staff as well. Disruptive behaviors will be addressed as follows:

  1. Verbal warning and discussion with student
  2. Parent/caregiver discussion
  3. Removal from camp

Camp appropriate clothing is suggested and should include:

  • Closed toed shoes
  • Play clothes
  • Pre-applied sunscreen

Each camp day includes either a 30 minute lunch break and/or 15 minute snack time.
Snacks and lunch are not provided by the museum and should be brought daily.
Water bottles are always permitted and encouraged

Each camp is led by a minimum of two paid staff.

All staff and volunteers hold required clearances and attend training in preparation

Each day consists of a routine schedule that includes but is not limited to story time, STEAM based activities, games, center exploration, and museum free play.

Our camps are all inclusive. If your child requires special attention due to a behavioral, cognitive or physical need, please include any pertinent information on the required Summer Camp Release Form so we can best accommodate.

Therapeutic Support Staff, aides, and nurses are welcome.

The museum is not authorized to distribute daily medications – appropriate arrangements must be made should your child require medication administration.

All camp attendees must fill out the online Summer Camp Release Form prior to attending their first camp day.

Camp Release Forms will be sent out after registration.

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