CAMPS

Camp at CMON promotes discovery and experiential learning through daily STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) activities. Campers imagine, design, and connect to the world around them. Ignite your child’s curiosity and fuel their learning.

Each day features some of our campers’ favorite activities like creating works of art, testing scientific skills, making new friends, and more! Campers spend time playing in the Museum and have exclusive access to CMON on Wednesday. 

CMON Summer Camp is ALMOST SOLD OUT! Additional openings will only be added if there are cancellations. If you would like to join the waitlist, please call 239-260-1600 or email education@cmon.org. New camp sessions will be added in the fall of 2023 for Fall Break Camp.

Child at Camp

Summer Break Camps

Age Range: Grades K-5

Drop-off between 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. and pick up by 5p.m.

In 2023, CMON will be offering 3 classrooms for Summer Campers every week. Children entering Kindergarten up to 5th grade are able to register for each week of camp (Child must be 5 by June 1, 2023). Every classroom will participate in multiple age-appropriate STEAM based lessons, museum exploration times, and snacks daily. CMON camps are always focused on playful learning experiences that are hands-on, inquiry based, and child centered. 
  • The Littles classroom (Kindergarten) will also focus on early elementary skills including peer to peer communication skills, creating routines, self control and increased control of fine and large motor skills.
  •  The Middles classroom (Grades 1-2) will encourage campers in friend making, cooperation, and deeper knowledge of science, engineering, and art skills. 
  • The Bigs classroom (Grades 3-5) is a place for our oldest campers to find their creativity, healthy social skills with peers, practice their individuality, and take a bit more time on detailed projects based on their thoughts and ideas. 

*CMON staff will assign groupings based on the age and ability of the children registered for the week’s theme

2023 Camp Themes

June 5-9, 2023 – The Animal Kingdom
From the four-legged and furry to the no-legged and slithery, we’ll take a week to discover the wonders of the animal kingdom. Test your best monkey, kangaroo, and snake movements, have a herbivore snack, and practice your amphibian skills during Wacky Water Wednesday!
June 12-16, 2023 – Capes and Kryptonite
Kryptonite, invisible jets, and cyborgs are just a few of the superhuman elements that we will explore in camp this week. Grab your cape, be ready to test your strength, knowledge and creativity in the metaverse and beyond!
June 19-23, 2023 – That’s Gross!
Kids love gross things and they too can be gross themselves. This camp is all about the science as to why smells, feels, and some animals are deemed disgusting. We’ll eww at the sound quality of fake farts, say “bleck” while creating textured bird poop painting, and giggle as we nibble on edible bugs during this week of weirdness.
June 26-30, 2023 – Blast Off
Oh, the wonders of the worlds beyond our reach! During this week of intergalactic experiments, your young astronauts and rocket scientists will build and launch high flying rockets, learn all about rovers, dissect a “planet”, and much more. Pull on your moonboots and get ready for an out of this world camp!
July 3-7, 2023 – World Explorers (a 4 day camp)
Discovering how other cultures and kids are similar and uniquely different from ourselves as we create art, travel using geography, and experience the sights, sounds, and smells of destinations across the globe. Pack your passports and be ready to adventure in World Explorers camp!
July 10-14, 2023 – Bubbling Beakers
Testing the scientific method and chemical reactions is only just the beginning in our Bubbling Beakers camp. We’ll use real laboratory equipment and dissect our way through a week’s worth of experiments, awe inspiring observations, and, of course, safely blow a few things up!
July 17-21, 2023 – Adventures in Art  
Arts Camp is all about the ways we are able to express ourselves through creativity. Paint by pointillism, sculpt with clay, dance to the rhythm, and make your own musical instruments while adding in your own special flair to each activity. By the end of this camp, you’ll have a gallery filled with kid creations and plenty of musical memories!
July 24-28, 2023 – Fins, Fountains, and Fun
Splish, splash on in as we dive deep into the science of water. Practice your crab walk, octopus arms, and more during a water wonderful week of animal, habitat, and liquid explorations.Oceanography is one of our favorites and you’ll see why after a week of learning about fins, fountains, and fun.
July 31- August 4, 2023 – STEAM Camp
Young engineers, scientists, artists, and mathematicians will love STEAM camp where we test towers, solve math mysteries, and create coasters. Meet new friends as you complete challenges as a team and find new STEAM-filled ways to play with our favorite toys!

Pricing

  • 5 day Camp: $375/week for general sale and $325/week for members during member presale
  • 4 day Camp (week of July 4) $300/week for general sale and $260/week for members during member presale

Member discounts will only be available during our member presale period from March 1-14. Full priced camps will apply to all registrations beginning on March 15.

Want to join the waiting list for a sold out camp? Contact Carolyn Williams at 239-260-1600 or cwilliams@cmon.org


General Information

Snack included (Children with food allergies should bring their own snack)

Wednesday morning features Wacky Water Wednesday games (weather permitting)

What to wear and bring:
Campers should wear comfy clothes fit for a day of play and exploration and sneakers with closed toed shoes. Past camper? Wear your summer camp t-shirt to show off your CMON pride! Remember to pack lunch and a water bottle.

Camper Parent/Guidelines
Sick children are not permitted in camp.

Refund policy:
Refunds must be requested in writing a minimum of 15 days prior to the first day of camp to receive a 100% refund. A refund of 50% will be applied to cancellations 14 days to 4 days prior to the start of camp. No refunds for cancellations within 3 days of the start of camp. No refunds for no shows.