Ever wonder how to make your child's summer out of this world?

From art to animals and cooking to LEGOs, Summer Camps at Discovery Place Kids keep little minds growing. Campers will build confidence and creativity through hands-on activities, art, stories, science experiments and games.

NEW THIS YEAR

  • Extended Care is now available from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. for $75 per week.
  • All half-day Camps will run from 9:00 a.m. - noon or 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. and full-day Camps from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Book a full-day Camp or combine two half-day Camps and receive Lunch Bunch Care at no additional charge.


Browse Camps

Get ready for an adventure in play! Learn new skills and explore new ideas with a different theme each week.

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Junior Chefs

Play with your food in this creative cooking Camp

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, June 05 LIMITED SPACE

Limited Space

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Start Your Engines

From cars and boats to trains and rockets, design and build all things that race

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, June 05

Ages 18-36 Months with Adult

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Toddler Time with Dr. Seuss

Create wonderful masterpieces inspired by silly rhymes & bright colors

Ages 18-36 Months with Adult

Tuesday, June 06

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Extreme Weather

How are tornadoes formed? How do we overcome a drought?

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, June 12

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Think It Up

Test your imagination in a fun-filled week designing & creating

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, June 12

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Ocean Explorers

Make coral, barnacles & sea slime as we experience marine life

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, June 19 LIMITED SPACE

Limited Space

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Junior Engineers

Explore your creativity by inventing & making projects to take home

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, June 19

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Junior Chefs

Play with your food in this creative cooking Camp

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, June 19

Ages 18-36 Months with Adult

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Toddler Time with Ocean Adventures

Explore marine life through stories, songs and art

Ages 18-36 Months with Adult

Tuesday, June 20

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Little Makers

Tinker with tools, solve problems and create something new

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, June 26

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Wizard School

Discover the science of magic from your favorite stories

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, June 26

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Kitchen Science

Use everyday ingredients to create a variety of concoctions

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, June 26

Ages 18-36 Months with Adult

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Toddler Time with Space Adventures

Explore space through art, stories, and hands-on activities

Ages 18-36 Months with Adult

Tuesday, June 27

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Knights & Princesses

Travel back to medieval times & stretch your imagination

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, July 10

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Backyard Biology

Explore the habitats of our backyard friends

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, July 10

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Junior Paleontologist

Examine fossils, go on a dinosaur dig & learn about the life of dinosaurs

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, July 10

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Dino Discoveries

Travel back to prehistoric times & discover the world of dinosaurs

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, July 17

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Kitchen Science

Use everyday ingredients to create a variety of concoctions

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, July 17

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Spy Academy

Are you prepared to take on top secret missions?

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, July 17

Ages 18-36 Months with Adult

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Toddler Time with Eric Carle

Explore colors & textures through hands-on art activities inspired by the work of Eric Carle

Ages 18-36 Months with Adult

Tuesday, July 18

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Superhero Training Camp

Uncover your secret powers & save the day

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, July 24 LIMITED SPACE

Limited Space

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Science Academy

Bring your questions, theories & hypotheses to this week of wonder

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, July 24

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

LEGO® Mania

What does it take to build a race car, a house or a famous building?

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, July 24

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

DUPLOS®

Grab a hardhat for a week filled with building fun

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, July 31

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Whodunnit

Study the scene & see if you can uncover answers to daily mysteries

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, July 31

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Fizz, Kerplunk, Pow

Drop, launch, mix and measure to learn all about the scientific process

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, July 31

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Around the World with Animals

Explore how animals around the world survive and thrive

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, August 07

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Maker, Tinker, Tester

Learn about the scientific process, develop critical thinking skills & bring creations to life

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, August 07

Ages 18-36 Months with Adult

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Toddler Time with Brown Bear

Recreate the Brown Bear storybook with the help of parents & caregivers

Ages 18-36 Months with Adult

Tuesday, August 08

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Space Adventures

Blast off to a week of fun with stars, planets, comets & more

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, August 14

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Spy Academy

Are you prepared to take on top secret missions?

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, August 14

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Astronaut Academy

Prepare for your mission to outer space

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, August 14

Ages 18-36 Months with Adult

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Toddler Time with Animal Fun

Enjoy stories, songs & art projects with an animal theme

Ages 18-36 Months with Adult

Tuesday, August 22

FAQs

  • I've registered. What's next?

    Send in the Emergency Medical & Release Form at least two weeks prior to the start of camp. This form is REQUIRED. Your Camper will not be allowed to attend Camp until we have a completed form.

  • Where do I go? What do I do?

    Discovery Place Kids-Huntersville is located at 105 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC 28078.

    Park in the Huntersville Town Center Parking Deck — it’s free! — located directly behind the Museum. The Parking Deck is accessible from both Old Statesville and Gilead roads.

    Please arrive no earlier than 10 minutes prior to the start of Camp. Parents/guardians should escort Campers to the Learning Garden entrance, located between the Parking Deck and the main entrance to the Museum. There will be signs and staff to help you identify the drop off location. Please remember, if your Camper is age 2, then an adult must also participate in the Camp.

    The pick-up location is the same as the drop-off location. All adults must present a photo ID when collecting Campers. Only adults listed on the Emergency Medical & Release Form will be authorized to pick up a Camper.

  • What should I bring to Camp?

    • Campers should pack a nut-free snack and an easy-to-open-and-close drink bottle.
    • Campers should wear comfy clothes that say, “I’m ready to dance, create, learn and play!”
  • What does Lunch Bunch Care or Extended Care include?

    • Lunch time supervision is offered free of charge from noon – 1:00 p.m. when booking a full-day Camp or one morning and one afternoon Camp during the same week.
    • Lunch Bunch Care is available for half-day Camps from noon - 1:00 p.m. for $25 per week.
    • Extended Care is now available from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. for $75 per week.
    • Children will bring their own lunch and/or snack and participate in board games, simple crafts, watch movies or other activities as planned by the extended care team.
  • What is the cancellation policy?

    • Cancellation notice of 3 weeks is required for a full refund. A $35 processing fee per child, per Camp, will be charged for all refunds.
    • Programs with low enrollment 3 weeks prior to the start date are subject to cancellation.
    • If cancellation occurs, the family will be notified and given the opportunity to select another Camp or receive a refund.