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 build confidence and creativity through hands-on activities, art, stories, science experiments and games.

2018 CAMP OPTIONS

  • All Camps are half-day and run from 9:00 a.m. - noon or 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Lunch Bunch Care is available for Half-Day Camps from noon - 1:00 p.m. for $25 per week.
  • For Grades 1 - 2, combine two Half-Day Camps for a full day of Camp and receive Lunch Bunch Care at no additional charge.
  • Extended Care is available from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 - 5:15 p.m. for $75 per week.

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

Dino Discoveries

Travel back to prehistoric times & discover the world of dinosaurs

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, June 04 LIMITED SPACE

Limited Space

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 04

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 04

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Art Exploration

Get hands-on with printmaking, sculpture and painting

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, June 11

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Superhero Training Academy

Uncover your secret powers & save the day

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, June 11

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Sweet Science

Design and create projects with a candy theme

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, June 11

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Toy Makers Workshop

Tinker with tools, solve problems and create something new

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, June 11

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, June 18

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 18

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, June 18

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Spy Academy

Are you prepared to take on top secret missions?

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, June 18

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Edible Concoctions

Use your kitchen science skills to make some yummy creations

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, June 25

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 25

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Masterpiece Makers

Get to know some of the world’s most famous artists

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, June 25

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 25

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, July 09

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 09 LIMITED SPACE

Limited Space

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, July 09

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Star Wars® Science

Explore the physics and technology from a galaxy far, far away

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, July 09 LIMITED SPACE

Limited Space

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 16

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Edible Concoctions

Use your kitchen science skills to make some yummy creations

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, July 16

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 16 LIMITED SPACE

Limited Space

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 16

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 23

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, July 23

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 23 LIMITED SPACE

Limited Space

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Wizard School

Discover the science of magic from your favorite stories

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, July 23

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Art Exploration

Get hands-on with printmaking, sculpture and painting

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, July 30

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Girls Only: STEAM Academy

Explore a variety of science myths and conduct experiments

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, July 30 LIMITED SPACE

Limited Space

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 30

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Star Wars® Science

Explore the physics and technology from a galaxy far, far away

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, July 30

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 06

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, August 06

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 06

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Storybook Cooks

Create delicious recipes to go along with your favorite tales

Pre K-Rising K (Ages 3-5)

Monday, August 06

Rising Grades 1-2

Summer Camp
Summer Camp

Astronaut Academy

Prepare for your mission to outer space

Rising Grades 1-2

Monday, August 13 LIMITED SPACE

Limited Space

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, August 13 LIMITED SPACE

Limited Space

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 13

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.