Registration opens March 1

IMAGINE. EXPLORE. CREATE.

Camps with CMCO

CMCO's camps are focused around hands-on exploration. Every single camp incorporates art and science and strives to build confidence in our kiddos to experiment and live creatively.

 

Art camps focus on understanding materials, the science of mixing, experimentation through the scientific method, and observation. Our science camps emphasize making and building skills, the design process, trial and error, and working to build complex conceptual thinking skills. 

We look forward to creating with you!

Design Camp: Plastic

Entering Grade 4-6

June 18th-22nd

9am-3pm

Hosted at DIYcave Studios

Spend the week learning how to manipulate and mold that material that's all around us--plastic! Engage in in-depth projects and learn how plastic can be melted, mixed, molded, printed, and more. Projects examples include 3D computer design and printing, mold-making, and experimenting with slime recipes.

$210

Claymation Studio

Entering Grades 1-3

June 18th-22nd

9am-3pm; Before- and after-care from 8:00am-5:30pm

Location TBA

Ever dream of being on the big screen? Join us in exploring the process behind claymation, a hands-on, tech-based art form. Learn all of the steps involved in making claymation movies including storyboarding, set development, clay building techniques, movie poster design and editing film. Celebrate your creativity and hard work with a movie premier at the end of class where we will show students films.

$175

Discover Nature: Creatures

4yrs - Entering K

June 25th-28th

9am-12pm

Hosted at Shevlin Park

Discover Nature Camp is an opportunity for kids to get outside and explore the natural world. Content will be focused on biology, ecology, fine arts, and crafts. Kids will explore using the natural world as both inspiration and medium.

$75

M.E.S.S.Y. Camp

Entering Grades 1-2

June 25th-29th

9am-3pm; Before- and after-care from 8:00am-5:30pm

Hosted at The Environmental Center

This is the camp for anyone who likes ooey, gooey, sticky, bubbly, goopey, melty, messy fun! Design your own mixing experiments, learn how to make the perfect slime, melt and mold materials and spend the week playing and learning with all sorts of new art and science substances.

$175

Car Craft

Entering Grade 3-6

June 25th-29th

9am-3pm

Hosted at DIYcave Studios

Get into gear with this camp all about constructing and testing vehicles. Learn basic woodworking and circuit-building in order to design and make a variety of toy vehicles. Investigate different ways to power your creations including magnets, motors, and wind.

$210

Gamut of Games

Entering Grades 1-3

July 9th-13th

9am-3pm; Before- and after-care from 8:00am-5:30pm

Hosted at The Environmental Center

You are the master of your own entertainment! Work individually and as teams to design and build your own games. We will design plenty of projects to take home and enjoy after camp is finished including board games, small wooden games and pinball machines. Learn a new game each day and challenge other campers in a Minute-to-Win-It game tournament.

$175

Design Camp: Fabric

Entering Grade 4-6

July 9th-13th

9am-3pm

Hosted at DIYcave Studios

Learn what it takes to design and craft the fabric things we wear and carry. Build a loom, dye and pattern fabric, learn to spin your own yarn, and end the week by taking home a backpack crafted by you!

$210

Art in Action

Entering Grades 1-3

July 16th-20th

9am-3pm; Before- and after-care from 8:00am-5:30pm

Location TBA

 

Some art hangs quietly on the wall...and some art moves, shakes, and spins! Spend a week making art that has a little swing to it--we'll be mixing costumes, acting, building, painting, and drawing to fill this week with dynamic artwork. Plus, students will get to exhibit some of their work at CMCO's end-of-summer art show.

$175

Design Camp: Wood

Entering Grade 4-6

July 16th-20th

9am-3pm

Hosted at DIYcave Studios

Spend the week learning how to transform wood into useful, beautiful objects. We'll learn the safe operation of hand and power tools and build boxes and other small objects to practice our skills. By the end of the week, campers will have completed a personal design project, building anything from a ball-drop game to a musical instrument!

$220

Animal Explorer

Entering Grades 1-2

July 23rd-27th

9am-3pm; Before- and after-care from 8:00am-5:30pm

Hosted at The Environmental Center

Do you love animals? If so, join us for this week of in-depth investigation of creatures big and small. Use your creativity to design costumes, masks, habitats, and stories for animals. We'll also do some scientific explorations of animals' special skills and the differences between them. Who knows..maybe a few animals will show up to join in the fun!
 

$175

Sculpture Build

Entering Grade 3-6

July 23rd-27th

9am-3pm

Hosted at DIYcave Studios

Learn to build without plans! Student will learn how to safely use some basic building tools while exploring a wide range of materials in order to create artwork in 3-dimensional space. This camp is structured around student-driven investigation, allowing ample time for free building and working with new materials. We'll also work as a team to build large-scale sculptures. At the end of the week, students can choose some of their pieces to exhibit at CMCO's end-of-summer art show.

$210

Discover Nature: Earth, Wind & Water

4yrs - Entering K

July 23rd-26th

9am-12pm

Hosted at Shevlin Park

Discover Nature Camp is an opportunity for kids to get outside and explore the natural world. Content will be focused on biology, ecology, fine arts, and crafts. Kids will explore using the natural world as both inspiration and medium.

$75

Making Things Go

Entering Grades 1-2

July 30th - August 3rd

9am-3pm; Before- and after-care from 8:00am-5:30pm

Hosted at The Environmental Center

In this week long camp, we explore the endless ways we make things move. Learn about momentum and speed through hands-on building and construction projects. You'll even get a chance to get up close to some of our exhibits and see how you can create your own movement machines.

$175

Advanced Claymation

Entering Grade 3-6

July 30th - August 3rd

9am-3pm

Hosted at DIYcave Studios

Familiar with stop motion? Take your art one step further by diving into some advanced techniques. Learn how to create armatures for characters, make your own sound effect devices, practice advanced editing and light effects all while completing your own stop motion feature.

$175

Discover Nature: Art

4yrs - Entering K

AUGUST 6th - 9th

9am-12pm

Hosted at Shevlin Park

Discover Nature Camp is an opportunity for kids to get outside and explore the natural world. Content will be focused on biology, ecology, fine arts, and crafts. Kids will explore using the natural world as both inspiration and medium.

$75

Re-Imagine Art

Entering Grades 1-3

August 6th-10th

9am-3pm; Before- and after-care from 8:00am-5:30pm

Hosted at The Environmental Center

Explore and reimagine recycled materials in this sculpture-based camp. We'll teach campers how to safely use some basic building tools while exploring a wide range of materials in order to create artwork in 3-dimensional space. This camp is structured around student-driven investigation, allowing ample time for free building and working with new materials. At the end of the week, students can choose some of their pieces to exhibit at CMCO's end-of-summer art show.

$175

Design Camp: Metal

Entering Grade 4-6

August 6th-10th

9am-3pm

Hosted at DIYcave Studios

Get your hands dirty with this camp all about cutting, grinding and welding metal. Learn the science behind how metal is cut and welded, practice safely using shop tools, and end the week by designing a project from your own imagination.

$220

Mad Scientist Art

Entering Grades 1-2

August 13th-17th

9am-3pm; Before- and after-care from 8:00am-5:30pm

Hosted at The Environmental Center

 

Put on your lab coat and become a mad scientist for the week! This camp will build on student’s existing science knowledge through art-making. Discover new ways to make art: printing with rust, painting with a pendulum, creating chemical explosions and growing crystals, just to name a few! Conduct artistic experiments with new materials and new methods of making. At the end of the week, choose some piece to be exhibited in CMCO's end-of-summer art show.

$175

The Art of Machines

Entering Grade 3-6

August 13th-17th

9am-3pm

Hosted at DIYcave Studios

Every wonder what’s inside your toaster? Learn first-hand by dissecting a common household object, taking stock of what's inside, then transforming it into your own electrical machine. Participants will learn how to solder metal, use simple woodworking tools, and build simple circuits in the process of designing their own machine or kinetic sculpture.

$175

Art Outside

Entering Grades 1-3

August 20th-24th

9am-3pm; Before- and after-care from 8:00am-5:30pm

Hosted at Shevlin Park

 

Investigate, interact and play with our beautiful outside surroundings. This camp is hosted outside at Shevlin Park and focuses on art and making in an outside environment. Enjoy nature hikes to collect materials, install your works on-site, and engage with nature in the process of making art. In addition, students will get to exhibit some of their work at CMCO's end-of-summer art show.

$175

Mythbusters Camp

Entering Grade 4-6

August 20th-24th

9am-3pm

Hosted at DIYcave Studios

In honor of the much-loved television show Mythbusters, we're spending the week investigating and debunking (or proving!) a couple of common myths. Are Pop Rocks and soda a deadly combination? Could you really float away in a chair tied to balloons? Can it truly be hot enough to fry an egg on the sidewalk? Find out by joining us for Mythbusters Camp!

$220

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