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2021 Summer Camp Registration Open for Members!

When school’s out, Camps at The Health Museum bring science-learning to life while building memories that will last a lifetime.

Unleash the power of science through in-person and virtual weeklong camps at The Health Museum! Your child will engage in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) activities, such as dissecting real animal organs, exploring veterinarian science, simulating surgery on a patient simulator, and finding your inner chef all while learning about medical science and the human body. Campers will take part in health-themed interactive experiences and explore all that The Health Museum has to offer. Kids have intelligent fun, make new friends, and get the most out of their summer break!

Discovery Camps

MINI VET

Little Vet is a fun educational camp that will introduce your young doctor to medical tools and terms as well as the wonderful world of science. Little Vets will dissect owl pellets, learn how to use a microscope, count, and compare animal bones with those in their body. Little Vets will learn a plethora of age-appropriate medical information that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) education. You will be amazed at how much your little vet will do!

MINI CHEMIST

Little Chemists will be fully engaged in this hands-on chemistry lab camp. Create fizzy cloud dough, exploding rainbows, and glowing mud. Little Chemists will explore the basics of chemical reactions and viscosity. Little Chemists will learn a plethora of age-appropriate scientific information that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education.

DNA DISCOVERIES

Did you know that DNA stores every single detail about you like your eye color? Learn more about DNA through this exciting hands-on camp. Campers will be engaged through different hands-on activities such as designing 3D DNA models and performing DNA extraction on fruit!

MINI CHEF’S ACADEMY

Go ahead and play with your food, it will be a ton of fun! Try your hand at edible, kid-friendly creations including healthy smoothies and assorted pizzas! Enjoy learning about the basics of good nutrition. Create food-related crafts, learn about food science and more!

THE CLINIC

Bring your favorite stuffed or mechanical friend to camp and find out what happens when you visit the doctor! In The Clinic, campers and their pals will take a 'medical history' journey and perform simulated tests just like a doctor! Campers will have a blast as they test their skills as M.D.'s - Mini Doctors! Campers will be engaged during a project-packed week full of activities that include constructing casts, skeleton models, learning about their body systems and much more!

JUNIOR VET

Junior Vet is a fun and educational hands-on veterinary camp that will teach the scientific process. Junior Vets will be fully engaged in this week-long introduction to veterinary medicine. They will compare the frog muscles with those of human muscles, they will use rulers to measure and classify bones, use dissection tools for precise investigations of organs and operate microscopes to learn about major body systems. Daily dissections will assist in teaching your future doctor similarities and differences between humans and other species.

CAMP NEURON

Did you know that the average adult brain approximately weighs over 3 pounds? Or that there are over 100 million neurons in your brain? In Camp Neuron discover the exciting world of the brain! Camp Neuron offers an opportunity for immersion into neuroscience. Campers will examine a real human brain, dissect a sheep brain, explore topics such as: brain and spinal cord anatomy, sensations, and perceptions, learning and memory; create an edible neuron and lots more in this incredible camp for the aspiring neuroscientist out there!

GROSSED OUT SCIENCE

Did you know that the record for projectile vomit is 27 feet? Or that the acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve metal? Learn about these gross facts, make your own snot and more! This camp is great for kids who display a keen interest in their own body functions!

JUNIOR CHEMIST

Junior Chemists is the most fun young experimenters will have in a chemistry lab. Chemists will learn about chemical reactions in fun hands-on experiments. Make mountain dew glow, turn a lemon into a battery, create a rain cloud demonstration in a jar, and more!

FORENSIC SCIENTIST

Start your journey to become a forensic scientist! Tap into your investigative strengths. Investigate mysteries that depend on forensic science to solve. Work on team to create a scene for others to solve. You will enjoy securing, gathering, processing, interpreting, and solving throughout this camp.

KITCHEN CHEMISTRY

Turn your inner chef into a kitchen chemist! In this edible chemistry adventure, you will explore the science of cooking as we make bread and “munch, munch” more! Discover the strange substance produced when mixing cornstarch and water, and learn the difference between a tablespoon, a teaspoon and other key kitchen measurements. Have your science and eat it too!

GIRLS ROCK sTEAm CAMP

Calling all girls! Join us for an immersive dive into Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design, Math (STEAM). This all-girl camp will highlight the nexus between engineering and entrepreneurship. Girls will learn how engineering delivers patient care through the many technological advances of medical devices; dig deep into the relationship between tech and data, robotics and automation, and the latest innovations in augmented reality. Girls will also dive into the invention process of brainstorming, engineering design process, and pitching a solution to a problem and learning what it takes to bring an invention to market.

SENIOR VET

Large dissection specimens, animal comparisons, exotic animal presentations, and interactions; Senior Vet is the fun, educational, hands-on experience that will keep your future medical student fully engaged while preparing a foundation for a career in medicine. Working with animals firsthand will spark your Senior Vet's interest in science as well as a respect for animal and human life. Senior Vet is your one stop shop for fun, education, and an unforgettable experience.

SENIOR CHEMIST

Senior Chemists is the chemistry camp for curious minds. Chemists will learn about chemical reactions in the best way, hands-on lab experiments, make dipping dots from liquid nitrogen; turn a penny to gold and much more!

KITCHEN CHEMISTRY

Turn your inner chef into a kitchen chemist! In this edible chemistry adventure, you will explore the science of cooking as we make bread and “munch, munch” more! Discover the strange substance produced when mixing cornstarch and water, and learn the difference between a tablespoon, a teaspoon and other key kitchen measurements. Have your science and eat it too!

DEBAKEY CELL LAB

Isolate DNA, work with various microbial agents, extract, and view chromosomes, and more! This camp is designed for you, the budding scientist!

MINI MEDICAL SCHOOL I

Do you enjoy science? Have you ever considered a career in health or medicine? This introductory Mini Medical School I session gives campers the opportunity to learn lifesaving techniques including first aid and CPR. They will also learn about the anatomy & physiology of the amazing human body, use medical instruments, view real human organs, and experience the hands-on dissections of small animal organs. Mini Med I explores the respiratory system, urinary system and much more. This is your opportunity to determine if a career in medicine is right for you!

Mini Med I is not a pre-requisite for Mini Med II.

MINI MEDICAL SCHOOL II

Do you have what it takes to be a doctor? As you explore the many career options and opportunities available in the medical field, campers will learn basic surgical skills including suturing and stitching. Practice starting an IV and taking blood. Learn anatomy to properly read and analyze x-rays. Perform surgical dissections including triage and diagnosis. All instruction is geared to give a real-life, hands-on glimpse into the field of medicine. Mini Med II explores the nervous system, musculoskeletal system, the digestive system, and much more. Sign up "stat" to see if the vital signs" point to this being the right career for you!

Mini Med I is not a pre-requisite for Mini Med II.

SCIENCE UNDER THE SEA

Join us as The Health Museum “dives” under the sea to learn about everything from sharks to shipwrecks in this hands-on weeklong adventure! Students will experience what life as a marine biologist is like and learn how ocean scientists study this mysterious alien world as we delve into field trips and on-site adventures, create their own coral reef models, and get up close and personal with sea creature specimens.

Fees & Registration

For Ages 5-13

Museum Members

$300 per week

Non-Members

$325 per week

Camps are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Discovery Camps requires a minimum of six (6) campers per group to run and will be capped at ten (10) campers per group for social distancing. Due to high demand and limited camp spaces, all sales are considered final. During the camp season, camps that are full will be posted as such on our website. If a camp is full, you will have the option of placing your camper on a waitlist. Registration closes at 11:59 pm Friday before the camp begins.

Summer Camps Schedule

June 7 - August 21

Monday – Friday

9 AM - 3 PM

Before and After Care

Monday – Friday

Before Care

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM
$50 per week

After Care

3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
$75 per week

For any questions, please contact us at camps@thehealthmuseum.org.

2021 Summer Discovery Camps Scholarships

2021 Summer Discovery Camp Scholarships will be awarded based on financial need, as well as potential and need for enrichment in an informal learning environment. Applicants that are awarded a scholarship must be interested in learning, have good behavior, and be unable to otherwise afford to attend camp. The scholarship includes one full week of tuition.

More Info

Spend your Summer with us from the comfort of your own home! Keep your kids engaged and learning with Discovery Camps in A Box! Discovery Camps in A Box is a series of health-themed boxes that have been designed to keep children engaged in STEM activities while learning about medical science and the human body. Through hands-on learning and experimentation, campers learn about science, technology, engineering, and math in a fun and intuitive way. Kids will have intelligent fun, make new “virtual” friends, and make the most out of their spring break!

With all-new camps, our skilled educators deliver lessons virtually and are available live to help provide targeted guidance and assistance to students as they work through awesome activities and projects. Best of all, students get the chance to socialize with other like-minded kids and feel connected to a community!

Location

From your home! A link to join our virtual classroom will be provided in a separate email once you have registered.

Discovery Camps in A Box includes:

  • 3 Science activities/experiments
  • 1 Hour of educational engagement for your child every day for one week
  • Live interaction with one of our educators
  • Individual supply boxes with class-specific supplies

All specific camp materials will be provided with the exception of liquids and basic school supplies.

Technology Requirements

Classes are delivered via Zoom and facilitated by one museum educator and one moderator. In order to participate in Discovery Camps in A Box, you will need a laptop/desktop computer with an internet connection and will need to download Zoom video conferencing software. All logins to access the platform will be provided by The Health Museum in a separate email.

Fees & Registration

For Ages 5-13

Museum Members & Non-Members

$100

To register for Discovery Camps in A Box and see full camp descriptions, please select from the options below.

Young Brainiacs
Ages 5-7
Young Brainiacs
Camp Neuron
Ages 8-10
Camp Neuron
Mini-Medical School
Ages 11-13
Mini-Medical School

Registration is required 1 week in advance in order to allow for adequate time to fulfill orders. Please note that enrollment for all camps closes at 11:59 pm the Monday prior to the start of camp. An onboarding email will be sent by the Friday evening. You are responsible for reviewing the onboarding email in detail and being prepared with all materials before the class start time. Class begins promptly at the listed start time.

Parents will be able to pick up their camp supplies on Saturday prior to start of camp at the museum with a designated time. Proof of purchase must be shown in order to receive camp supplies

Virtual Camps Schedule

July 12 - 16

Each camp takes place at the same time every day for a full week for 1 hour.

Young Brainiacs

Camp in a Box

10 AM – 11 AM

Camp Neuron

Camp in a Box

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Mini-Medical School

Camp in a Box

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

For any questions, please contact us at camps@thehealthmuseum.org.

Behavior, Safety, and Privacy

Please click here to download our Virtual Learning Safety Guidelines to learn more about our shared responsibility to support student safety and privacy in our online classes.

Please click here to download our Digital Citizenship Guide to understand how to be a respectful online student.

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Cancellation/Refund Policy

The Museum reserves the right to cancel camps that do not meet minimum enrollment requirements. If a camp is canceled by the museum, registrants will receive a full refund. If the registrant cancels a camp(s), the registrant must contact the Camp Office in writing via email no later than 14 days prior to the first day of camp to receive a full refund. A 20% processing fee will be retained on all cancellations unless the program has been canceled by the museum. No refunds will be processed or transferred within one week of the start of your registered camp. There is a $25 fee for returned checks.

Member Discounts

The Health Museum is dedicated to our community by offering opportunities to learn about health, medical science, and the human body in a fun and motivating environment. Members of The Health Museum get a unique experience that is both interactive and entertaining, plus its great value and is the best way to explore all our new exhibits and science experiences.

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Kennethia Rideaux

Senior Program Manager
713-337-8458
camps@thehealthmuseum.org

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