Summer Camp

This year members receive one-week early registration for onsite camps only!
Members registration January 25
Registration open to all February 1

*Stay tuned for detailed camp descriptions and updates.


KidsQuest Summer Camps offer fun and learning through science experiments, arts and crafts, collaboration and exploration! In 2020 camps will be held 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!

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. Scholarships are available. 

2020 STEAM Camps

Half Day: 9am-12pm
Ages
: 4 years old – 3rd grade
Location: Bear Creek School Valley Campus- 19315 NE 95th St, Redmond WA
Price for One Week: $225

Full Day: 9am-4pm*
*Sliding pick up between 3:30 and 4pm
Ages
:
Grades K-3
Location: Bear Creek School Valley Campus- 19315 NE 95th St, Redmond WA
Price for One Week: $425

Extend the fun all day as we delve deeper into more experiments, creative projects, and engineering challenges throughout the afternoon!

*Campers provide their own sack lunch and a small snack, as well as a reusable water bottle

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!

Kooky Concoctions: July 6-10

Nuts About Nature: July 13–17

Engineering Adventures: July 20–24

Fun with Forces: July 27–31

2020 Adventure Camps

Grades: Entering 1st – 3rd grade
Full Day: 9am-4pm 
Location
:
KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Price for One Week: $425
Members receive one-week early registration.

Clay & Crafts with Bellevue Arts Museum: July 6-10

Our morning starts with the science of art at KidsQuest.  Learn to build three dimensional sculptures, explore chemical reaction painting, and learn how clay glazes become glass.  After diving into the science behind the art, we will head to the Bellevue Arts Museum for afternoons filled with creative projects. Get inspiration from fabulous art exhibitions and then experiment with new materials such as fabric and recycled materials.

*Campers will need to be dropped off at KidsQuest and picked up at Bellevue Arts Museum each day.

Kitchen Science with Seattle Cucina Cooking School: July 20-24

Spend each morning with a KidsQuest educator as we delve into the science behind the food we eat.  Get excited as we explore chemical reactions that occur when baking, discover how to create fireworks using milk, and extract DNA from strawberries.  Our afternoons will be spent examining sustainability and seasonality, with the teachers from Seattle Cucina, as we mix, whip, bake, and boil our way to delicious snacks and meals made from locally sourced fruits and vegetables.  Discover how a seed sprouts and grows, learn about decomposition, and have the opportunity to cook and taste with unique produce found at farmer’s markets around our city.

Photography and Physics with The Sprouting Image: Aug 3-7

*Description coming soon!


Tinkering with Tinkerbell: August 10-14

Take flight with this fairy science filled week of camp.  Use your engineering skills to learn how fairies fly, create a light up wand, practice pouring potions, and conjure crystals through chemical reactions.  Science and art explode through exploration of levitation, fairy handbooks, and creative creations of fairy dwellings during this fantastical week.

Code and Create: Aug 17-21

Learn basic coding skills and improve digital literacy as we explore creative coding with OzoBots and Edison Robots.  Explore drawing to make these tiny robots move and groove as well as investigation of block based coding.  Using real tools, we will tinker with tech as we create sculptures by taking apart common household objects and repurposing them into art.  Design circuits using clay, construct a drawing robot, and explore the force of wind.

2020 Explorer Camps

Ages: 3-5* years
Half Day: 9am-12pm
Location: KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Price for One Week: $250
Members receive one-week early registration.

*Campers must be able to use the restroom independently

Science Explorers I: June 22-26
Science Explorers II: August 3-7

Get ready to experiment! Join your fellow budding scientists as we become junior biologists, chemists, physicists, paleontologists, and geologists.
New experiments each session.

Art Explorers I: July 13- 17
Art Explorers II: August 10- 14

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 I: July 27-31
Nature Explorers II: August 24-28

Learn about the amazing wonders that can be found in our own backyard. We will become nature detectives as we uncover the secrets of plants, animals, water, trees, and bugs.

Engineering Explorers I: June 29-July 3
Engineering Explores II: August 17-21

Build it big, roll it fast, and create beautiful design! Can you construct the tallest doll house? Will your car win the race? We’ll experiment with serious scientific concepts while having serious fun!

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. There will be a $50 cancellation fee for all refunds before June 1. No refunds will be given 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.

Campers are expected to be picked up on time every day. All late pickups will be charged a fee of $1/per minute.

Scholarships

Priority for 2020 summer camps will be given to applications submitted by May 1, 2020.

2020 Camp Scholarship Application