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Camps at Madison Children’s Museum
Sign up for some serious school-age fun!
Kids have lots of interests, so our spring, summer, and winter camps have lots to offer—from art and fashion to cooking and technology.
Summer Camp online registration is now open!
For registration questions, or to be added to the waiting list for a sold-out camp session, please contact Kelley at 608.256.6445 ext. 156 or by email.
Morning camps run 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Afternoon camps run 1 – 5 p.m. Campers are asked to bring a lunch to morning camps and a snack to afternoon camps.
Fees and Payment
Standard camp fees are $117 per session for museum members and $130 per session for nonmembers. Higher rates apply to the Day and Night at the Museum overnight camp, and the two-week Musical Theater camp sessions (open individual camp descriptions for fee information).
For information about program cancellation, withdrawal, and refunds, please see our cancellation policy.
Scholarships are available through the museum’s Access Membership program.
To apply for a scholarship, download and return the Summer Camp Scholarship Application Form to MCM.
If you are applying for summer camp scholarship(s), register for camps by downloading our 2015 Summer Camp Registration Form (pdf) instead of using online registration. Please email, mail, or drop off the Summer Camp Registration Form along with the Summer Camp Scholarship Application Form to Madison Children’s Museum.
You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to complete the MCM forms.
Summer 2015 Camp Itineraries
- Pioneer Living Camp (June 15-19, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Project FUNway Camp I (June 15-19, 1 p.m.-5 p.m.)
- Miniature Worlds Camp (June 22-26, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Nature Photography Camp (June 22-26, 1-5 p.m.)
- Young Environmentalists Camp (June 29-July 3, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Young Chefs Camp: Beginner Level (June 29-July 3, 1-5 p.m.)
- 3D Printing Party Camp (July 6-10, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Young Chefs Camp: Advanced Level (July 6-10, 1-5 p.m.)
- Spy Camp (July 13-17, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Day & Night at the Museum Camp (July 13-15, 1-5 p.m. & 16-17, 5 p.m.-9 a.m.)
- Musical Theater Camp: Cast (July 20-24 & 27-31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Musical Theater Camp: Stagecraft (July 20-24 & 27-31, 1-5 p.m.)
- Inventors Camp (August 3-7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)
- Lego Lab Camp (August 3-7, 1-5 p.m.)
- Project FUNway Camp II (August 10-14, 1-5 p.m.)
July 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join us for a 3-hour workshop and make a light-up cuff bracelet! Design your own cuff, and we’ll show you how to wire it up with conductive thread, lights, and a battery. You will learn basic sewing skills. You will work with fabric, LEDs and wiring, starting from a prototype and then personalizing it with your own design.
No prior skill with circuitry or sewing is required!
Recommended ages: 9-14; younger may attend with an adult to help them sew.
August 3 @ 9:00 am - August 7 @ 1:00 pm
Become an Research and Development innovator! Learn about the tools of the trade that are used in the research and development of the new and improved products that we use every day, then design and make a prototype of your very own creation. Dates: August 3-7, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Ages: completing grades 3-5.