Summer Camp

KidsQuest Summer Camps offer fun and learning through science experiments, arts and crafts, collaboration and exploration! In 2017 we will be offering camps at KidsQuest Children’s Museum and at Bear Creek School’s Valley Campus. Half and full day camps are available, with new hands-on projects and experiments every week. Come explore, play and learn with us!

Explorer Camps

Ages: 3-5* years
Location: KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Time: 9am-12pm
Cost: $200/member, $225/nonmember

*Campers must be able to use the restroom independently


Science Explorers I
June 19-23 – Half Day
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Science Explorers II
July 17-21 – Half Day
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Science Explorers III
July 31 – August 4 – Half Day
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Get ready to experiment! Join your fellow budding scientists as we become junior  biologists, chemists, physicists, paleontologists, and geologists! Explore scientific tools like microscopes and pipettes, experiment with chemical reactions, and observe the  wonders of the natural world. New projects and experiments each session.


Art Explorers
June 26 – July 3 – Half Day
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It’s time to get creative and embrace the mess!  We’ll create our own masterpieces while getting hands-on experience with lots of fun tools and materials.  Experiment with clay, paint, wire, and more.


Nature Explorers
August 28 – September 1 – Half Day
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Learn about the amazing wonders that can be found in your own backyard. We will  become nature detectives as we uncover the secrets of plants, animals, water, trees, and bugs.

Adventure Camps

Half Day

Grades: Entering 1st – 3rd grade
Location: KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Time: 9am-12pm
Cost: $200/member, $225/nonmember

Full Day

Grades: Entering 1st – 3rd grade
Location
:
KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Time
: 9am-4pm
Cost: $390/member, $425/nonmember


Amusement Parks with Bricks4Kidz
July 10-14 – Full Day
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Each morning with a Bricks4Kidz instructor you will build a new mini ride as we use LEGOs and motors to make things spin, roll, and rock!  Then, design your own motorized models that maximize the thrill of an amusement park as you master engineering skills.  Spend the  afternoon with a KidsQuest Educator, exploring the physics of the rides you love and understand how a ferris wheel spins into action.


Stop Motion Commotion
July 24-28 – Half Day
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Lights! Camera! Action! Explore stop motion animation as you create your own mini-movie. Begin your directorial debut by starting with the creation of story and character development. Learn to use creative camera techniques, frame-by-frame image capturing, video editing, and more! Your movie will appear on KidsQuest’s YouTube station to share with friends and family.


Remote Controls with Bricks4Kidz
August 7-11 – Full Day
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Mornings are made for moving with a Bricks4Kidz instructor!  See your creations in motion using LEGO® wireless remote controls.  Each day, you will use fascinating and challenging LEGO® components to create dynamic vehicles, inventions, machines and more.  As you enjoy the fun of building, you will understand the basic working principles of many ingenious devices that are part of our everyday lives. In the afternoon you will join a KidsQuest Educator to further explore the inner workings of all the controls that make our world run.


Science Squad

August 14-18 – Half Day
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Step into the KidsQuest laboratory as we create  substances that bubble, fizz, and pop! It’s your  chance to channel your inner scientist. Explore the  chemistry behind gooey polymers and glow-in- the-dark phosphors. Create your own new potion and learn the differences between acids and bases.


Electric Art Camp with BAM
August 21-25 – Full Day
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Start your morning at KidsQuest as we explore circuits and automata, and how these create art pieces that move. Dive into the science behind the art before heading out to the Bellevue Arts Museum. There you will get inspiration from art exhibitions, experiment with art  materials, and make many projects throughout the week. Campers will need to be dropped off at KidsQuest and picked up at BAM each day.

STEAM Camps

Half Day

Ages: 4 years old – 3rd grade
Location: Bear Creek School Valley Campus
Time: 9am-12pm
Cost: $200

Full Day

Ages: Grades K-3
Location: Bear Creek School Valley Campus
Time: 9am-4pm
Cost
: $390

KidsQuest STEAM Camp is taking over the playground, the art studio, the science lab…. the entire Bear Creek School’s Valley Campus! Each week we’ll explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math through fun, hands-on activities. We’ll develop 21st century skills as we learn through play like only KidsQuest Children’s Museum knows how!


Extreme Engineering
July 10-14 – Half or Full Day
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Engineering gets extreme as materials get super small, super massive, or super powered with hydraulics! Learn about the specialized tools used by nanoscientists, attempt giant engineering challenges, and use the science of hydraulics to create an animal elevator or a super hero scissor lift!


Mad Science
July 17-21 – Half or Full Day
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Eureka! It’s your chance to channel your inner mad scientist. Explore the chemistry behind gooey polymers and glow-in-the-dark phosphors. Take apart computers to find out what makes them work, and get creative as we melt household objects to create art!


Invent It!

July 24-28 – Half or Full Day
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Want to design the toys and technology of the future? We’ll hone our inventive minds as we create adorable drawing robots, explore the science of circuits, build machines using hydraulics, and design safe transportation for eggs!


Fantastic Forces
July 31 – August 4 – Half or Full Day
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Science gets moving as we explore fabulous physics! Build a jiggling wiggling robot, take a giant Spirograph for a spin, and use a  revolving paint centrifuge. Then test your design skills as we construct flying contraptions for the KidQuest wind chamber and engineer wild mini roller coasters!


Tinker Thinkers
August 7-11 – Half or Full Day
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Put on your thinking cap as we tinker and create! Have you ever wondered what’s inside a computer or a phone? Take them apart to discover how they work, then use the parts to construct your own creations. Explore the art of monotype printing, design and test air powered rockets, and more!


Science Goes Wild
August 14-18 – Half or Full Day
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Explore the wonders of nature as we learn about local critters, get a microscopic view of plants, and harness the forces of the natural world! Experiment with the colors of the rainbow and create art using plant pigments. We’ll also become eco engineers as we design wind cars and build recycled structures!

Registration Details

Pre-registration required. Please contact the museum if your child has any physical or learning disabilities that we should know about, so we may better accommodate your camper. No refunds will be rewarded after June 1. No refunds will be awarded to campers who are “no shows” (do not attend camp and do not notify the camp office of their cancellation prior to June 1). Refunds are not issued if a child is dismissed due to disciplinary action. KidsQuest Children’s Museum and The Bear Creek School reserve the right to cancel programs or sessions based on insufficient enrollment. In this event, a full refund for the specific camp will be issued.

Scholarships

Limited scholarships are available for families in financial need. Scholarships are reviewed on a monthly basis. Please allow 4-5 weeks before following up on your application. Priority is given to applications submitted by May 1, 2017.

2017 Camp Scholarship Application