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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!

2023 DATES

June 5, 2023 – July 28, 2023

FOR AGES 5-10

Camp curriculum is specially curated for children ages 5-10.

CAMP IMAGINATION INCLUDES

NEW! Private playtime with Big John
NEW! Dinosaur themed activities each week

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

REGISTRATION + PRICING

$315 per week per child before April 17, 2023 (Add lunch for $60)
$350 per week per child on and after April 17, 2023 (Add lunch for $60)
Annual GCM Members save 15%

Registration begins January 17-31, 2023, for GCM Members only. General Registration begins February 1, 2023, for all.

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.

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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.

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WEEK 1
June 5 – 9
NEW! Dinosaur Invasion
Stomp, roar, chomp! Be one of the first to meet Big John and learn about him and all of his dino friends! The Cretaceous period 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 2
June 12 – 16
The Art of Storytelling
Explore the different methods of storytelling through content creation! Write books, record videos, and podcasts, capture moments through photography, and create a portfolio that represents your story.
WEEK 3
June 19 – 23
Wild World
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 4
June 26 – 30
Expedition Unknown
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!
WEEK 5
July 5 – 7
Mad Science
Grab your lab coat and goggles and spend the week exploring and celebrating all things science! Launch rockets, build egg drops, code robots, learn about the science of cooking, and more!
WEEK 6
July 10 – 14
Make a Masterpiece | Autism-Affirming
Join us for a journey through art history! Replicate ancient art sculptures, dive into impressionist artworks, and use robots to make your own original art!
WEEK 7
July 17 – 21
Time Travel | Autism-Affirming
Brace yourself to travel through the time periods to experience the past, present, and future! Learn about dinosaurs during the Mesozoic Era, explore the Ice Ages, rule a kingdom during the Middle Ages, build a machine for the Industrial Revolution, and journey far into the future – all in one week.
WEEK 8
July 24 – 28
Maker Mania | Autism-Affirming
Make, create, code, and more! Explore engineering, art, science, robotics, and all other things in this STEAM-focused week of camp.

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.

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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

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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.