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Summer Camps

At Camp Imagination, your little learners imagine, discover, and connect to the world around them. With imaginative weekly themes, there’s a camp for every kid. Register your kids to play with purpose and embrace curiosity this summer at Glazer Children’s Museum!

DATES
June 3-July 26, 2024

AGE GROUP | For kids in grades K-5
Campers must be 5-years-old on or before September 1, 2024

CAMP IMAGINATION INCLUDES
Programming and Supplies
Museum Playtime
Morning and Afternoon Snack
Camp Imagination T-Shirt

REGISTRATION + PRICING
$315 per child per week before April 15 | $350 Per child per week after April 15 | GCM Members Save 15%

*Week of July 1-3: $189 before April 15 | $210 on and after April 15 | GCM Members save 15%

ADD LUNCH $60 per child for the week | GCM Members Save 15%

DROP-OFF AND PICKUP
Drop-off is from 8:30-9am and pickup is 4:30-5pm. Camper drop-off and pickup is located on the west side of GCM near the bus circle on Gasparilla Plaza. Caregivers will need to provide a photo ID and sign for daily pickup. If your child is picked up after 5pm, you will be charged $5 per minute.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Please refer to our FAQ Packet for answers to questions regarding day-to-day procedures, health and safety, and cancellations and refunds. If you have any further questions regarding Summer Camp Imagination, please email camps@glazermuseum.org. Please allow up to 3 business days for a reply.

Download Camp FAQ Packet


Weekly Themes

Every year, Team GCM Education staff specially curate eight weekly themes (including Autism-Affirming Weeks) for Summer Camp Imagination, full of theme-specific educational programming, activities, crafts, and so much more! Each year combines previous years’ camper favorites and the occasional brand-new theme you can experience for the first time.

If you are a GCM Member trying to register for camp, please call our Guest Services Team at 813 443 3861 to get your 15% off coupon code.

WEEK 1
June 3 – 7
Wild World | AUTISM-AFFIRMING
Explore animals, environments, music, and culture from around the world this summer! Campers will learn about different parts of the world and the animals and humans there. Your completed passport will have a stamp from every continent before you head home at the end of the week!
WEEK 2
June 10 – 14
Make a Masterpiece | AUTISM-AFFIRMING
Join us for a journey through art history! Study historic artists and their techniques, then create your own works of art! Campers will create ceiling paintings, build a melting clock, and work together to paint a mural!
WEEK 3
June 17 – 21
NEW! Ready, Set, Go! | AUTISM-AFFIRMING
Pull up to the Imagination Station! Explore trains, planes, rockets, hoverboards, and more during this transportation-themed week of camp. Work together with your fellow campers to build an assembly-line car, have fun on a hoverboard, and engineer your own boat and test it out in Kidsport!
WEEK 4
June 24 – 28
The Art of Storytelling
Explore the different methods of storytelling through content creation! Create a graphic book, record videos and podcasts, capture moments through photography, tell stories, and create a portfolio that represents your story!
WEEK 5
July 1 – 3
Curiosity Lab
Grab your lab coat and goggles and spend the week exploring and celebrating all things science! We will explore physics, chemistry, and forensic science during this 3-day camp. Join us this week to walk on eggshells, launch rockets, and extract DNA.
WEEK 6
July 8 – 12
Dinosaur Invasion
Stomp, roar, chomp! Meet Big John and learn about his old friends! The Mesozoic era comes to life as we learn about dinosaurs, big and small. Become a paleontologist while digging for dinos, making fossils, and studying prehistoric plants and animals.
WEEK 7
July 15 – 19
Epic Exploration
Discover what exists in the depths of the ocean, uncover the thick of the jungles, and venture out into the black holes of outer space in this adventure-themed week of camp! Join us to engineer an igloo, experiment with stalactites, make moon rocks, and explore shipwrecks in the deep sea!
WEEK 8
July 22 – 26
Maker Mania
Make, create, code, and more! Explore engineering, art, science, robotics, and all other things in this STEAM-focused week of camp. Campers will apply the coding, crafting, and engineering skills developed throughout the week to create their own invention.

AUTISM-AFFIRMING WEEKS OF CAMP
Here at GCM, we strive for accessibility and inclusion in our playful camps and programs, so each year, we offer 2-3 weeks of Autism Affirming Summer Camp Imagination! These camps are specifically tailored to engage and include children with Autism and other learning differences.

Do you plan on requesting reimbursement through the Family Empowerment Scholarship for Students with Unique Abilities (FES-UA)? Email camps@glazermuseum.org to request the documents for your application.

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AUTISM-AFFIRMING WEEKS OF CAMP INCLUDE
Each week of Autism Affirming Summer Camp Imagination includes the usual camp programming, supplies, museum playtime, morning and afternoon snack, and Camp Imagination t-shirt, but also includes the following:

  • Behavior & Speech Specialists on site
  • GCM Staff trained by CARD in positive behavior support
  • Specially curated curriculum and activities
  • Sensory-friendly tools and resources
  • Consistent schedule and routine
  • Optional pre-camp orientation tour for parents and campers
  • Optional pre-camp questionnaire to better prepare staff
  • Smaller class sizes and adjacent quiet room

If you are a GCM Member trying to register for camp, please call our Guest Services Team at 813 443 3861 to get your 15% off coupon code.

Questions about Autism Affirming weeks of Summer Camp Imagination?
Please email camps@glazermuseum.org and we’d be happy to answer your questions!
Please allow up to 3 business days for a reply.