Little Explorers Summer Camp 2023
Do you have a creative and curious problem solver? Spend the summer exploring with San Diego Children’s Discovery Museum! Each day of camp includes access to Museum exhibits, hands-on exploration with trained education staff, and an opportunity to make new friends.
Explore electrical engineering, practice your paleontology skills, and blast off into outer space with endless opportunities to explore, imagine, and experiment. Register now to join us for a summer of FUN!
Ages: Entering Kindergarten - Entering 3rd Grade (4* - 8 years old)
Hours: 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
- Maximum capacity to ensure a safe and educational experience: 20
- Full week sign-ups only
- 10% discount for siblings**
*Campers must be able to use bathroom facilities without help from an adult.
**Please contact DiscoveryCamp@sdcdm.org to learn more about the sibling discount option.
June 19 - June 23, 2023
Get ready to combine Art and Architecture and build some unique masterpieces. This week we will learn about famous structures from around the world and create some of our own inspired by a variety of things.
*Last day of registration: June 5, 2023
June 26 - June 30, 2023
Become a paleontologist and discover the past while digging up fossils, learning about dinosaurs, and more through hands-on exploration.
*Last day of registration: June 12, 2023
July 3 - July 7, 2023
July 10 - July 14, 2023
Engineers are problem solvers! This week we will be learning about electricity, completing circuits, and using robots to complete fun challenges.
*Last day of registration: July 7, 2023
July 17 - July 21, 2023
Up in the Air
Get ready to take flight! This week we will experiment with how things float in the air and learn about animals who fly high in the sky.
*Last day of registration: July 3, 2023
July 24 - July 28, 2023
Jump into storybooks and become a pirate, mermaid, and more all while solving engineering challenges! We’ll meet fun, fictional characters while we work on our problem-solving skills.
*Last day of registration: July 10, 2023
July 31 - August 4, 2023
Solar System Science
Get your jet packs ready and join us for a week of discovery that is out of this world! We will be learning about astronauts, traveling among the stars, and exploring new planets.
*Last day of registration: July 17, 2023
A Day in the Life of a Camper
9:15-9:30 Welcome to Camp
9:30-10:00 Introduction to daily themes + Storytime
10:00-10:45 Museum Exploration*
10:45-11:00 Snack time**
11:00-11:30 Hands-on Science/Engineering Activity
11:30-12:00 Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) Activities: campers can choose from different hands-on activities based on their interest.
12:00-12:45 Museum Exploration*
1:15-1:45 Hands-on Art Activity
1:45-2:00 Closing Storytime and Dismissal
*Campers will enjoy indoor and outdoor museum exploration each day
**Campers are required to bring their own (peanut-free) snacks and lunches. Snacks and lunches will be eaten in the Indoor Classroom.
Are you ready to EXPLORE, IMAGINE and EXPERIMENT with us?
Frequently Asked Questions
For more information on health and safety policies, camp eligibility, cancellation policies, and general camp procedures, please visit our Camp FAQ page.
Questions? Please email Education@sdcdm.org