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CMoW Camps

The Children's Museum of Wilmington believes that children learn best through hands-on and creative educational experiences. We provide children with programs and interactive exhibits that emphasize critical thinking skills, STEAM instruction, and hands-on projects in small group sizes. We offer a wide variety of themed camps led by engaged, qualified educators, to fit and support every child's interests. Our unique layout comprises three beautiful historic buildings, an interactive water exhibit, and an outdoor play area, giving children plenty of kid-friendly spaces to move, learn and play.

*Please note our age specific camps this summer range from 5-6, 7-8 and 5-8.

2023 Summer CampS

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Art Adventures

June 26 - 30, 9 AM-1 PM (Ages 5-8)

Join us for Art Adventures this summer! We will be exploring the art work of many famous artists. The campers will be inspired by these masters to creating their own acrylic and water color paintings, collage, sculptures and more. Other activities will include daily museum time, independent art work and an art show as we close the week. 

Storybooks & Fairytales

July 24 - 28, 9 AM-1 PM (Ages 5-8)

Join us at camp this week as we read the most famous children's storybooks and fairy tale stories! With each story we will get creative with the characters, have fun with arts and crafts, and maybe even tell a story of our own! Let's dive right into a good story!

Eco Explorers

August 14 - 18, 9 AM-1 PM (Ages 5-8)

Early Engineers is all about hands-on STEM activities! Campers will explore the world of engineering by designing, building, and testing their own creations. Puzzles, team challenges, and project based lessons will be sure to spark an excitement for problem solving in your little learner.

Space Exploration

July 17 - 21, 9 AM-1 PM (Ages 7-8)

Join us at camp this week as we embark on an adventure into space! As young new astronauts we will learn about the science behind rockets, explore all the planets, and study the stars in the sky with our very own telescopes! It's going to be a rocking great time!

Coastal Connections

July 31 - August 4, 9 AM-1 PM (Ages 5-6)

August 7 - 11, 9 AM-1 PM (Ages 7-8)

Get ready to learn all about the ocean and the creatures that call it home! Campers will explore marine mammals, ocean plants, fish, and more through a week full of hands-on learning. We’ll end the week with a field trip onto the Cape Fear River!

Things to Know

  • Campers will need to bring a packed lunch and a snack.

  • All campers will need to bring a reusable, filled water bottle.

  • Please inform us of any allergies during registration.

  • 15 campers capacity per camp.

  • 5 or fewer kids, one educator.

  • 6 or more kids, lead educator + part-time staff.

  • Camps are for kiddos ages 5-6, 7-8, or 5-8.

  • All Camps go from 9 AM-1 PM Monday-Friday.

  • 8:45AM - 9:00AM arrival time. 12:45PM-1:00 PM pickup time.

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