Summer Camps for Rising 2nd Graders

2024 Summer Camps for Rising 2nd Graders

Camps are designed for children who have completed 1st grade. They must be entering 2nd grade in order to participate.

Summer camp at The Schiele Museum is an exciting opportunity to explore science and the natural world. Campers can look forward to hands-on activities and a variety of learning experiences within the museum, outdoors on the Nature Trail, and on carefully selected trips in the local community. 


Organized activities: 9 AM – 4 PM.

(Drop-off begins at 7:30 and ends at 5:30.)

Summer Camp Weekly Fees:
$200 Schiele Members
$225 General Public

 Registration is now open!

Camp 201

Junior Zookeepers

May 28-31*

Do you have what it takes to be a zookeeper? Find out when you spend the week with the Schiele’s Animal Ambassadors. Learn how to feed, clean, and care for our critters.

*No camp on Mon, May 27


Camp 202

Mad Science

June 3-7

From erupting volcanoes to dazzling chemical reactions, your days will be filled with awesome experiments designed to engage and inspire budding scientists.


Camp 203

Scales & Tails

June 10-14

Can you win a staring contest with a snake? Or camouflage like a chameleon? Explore the wonderful world of reptiles through close encounters, nature hikes, and behind-the-scenes tours.


Camp 204

Engineers in Training

June 17-24

Build bridges that withstand weight challenges. Construct a maze built for a robotic bug. Learn teamwork, problem-solving, and a love for all things engineering.


Camp 205

Schiele Detectives

June 24-28

Oh no! There’s been a crime at the museum! We need detectives to help solve the case. Learn how to observe crime scenes, find evidence, uncover fingerprints, and identify suspects!


Camp 206

Fossil Hunters

July 1-5*

From towering dinosaurs to microscopic creatures, dig into the fascinating world of fossils through hands-on activities, exciting games, and creative crafts.

*No camp on July 4.

Camp 207

Craft Lab

July 8-12

Welcome to a week-long celebration of creativity, imagination, and hands-on crafting! Explore your artistic side through colors, textures, and endless possibilities.


Camp 208

Rocket Science

July 15-19

Blast off into the world of rocket science! Explore space travel, try hands-on engineering activities, and experiment with physics and chemistry.


Camp 209

Human History

July 22-26

Journey through time without leaving the museum! Explore human history by traveling through the events that have shaped civilization using your imagination and exciting hands-on activities.


Camp 210

Myths, Lore, & Legends

July 29-August 2

Discover the stories that inspired kings, princesses, and Vikings in Egypt, Greece, and Scandinavia. Explore folklore, and create a myth that features YOU! 

Camp 211

Green Thumb Camp

August 5-9

Dig into the art and science of growing summer vegetables on The Farm! Roll up your sleeves, get dirty, and discover the secrets of nurturing plants from seed to harvest.


Is your preferred camp sold out? Add your child(ren) to the waitlist HERE. You will be contacted if space becomes available.

Payment in full is due at the time of registration.
Check dates carefully. No refunds are available. 
Camp registration deadline is one week before the start of the program.

Questions about Summer Camp? Contact