2020 Summer Camps for Rising 5th & 6th Graders

Summer camp at The Schiele Museum is a unique experience full of excitement for exploring science and the natural world. Participants 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 begin each day at 9 AM and end at 4 PM. Every participant is invited to participate in our extended day program that allows drop-off as early as 7:30 AM and pick-up at late as 5:30 PM at no additional charge.


Camp 501: Can You Dig It?

June 15 - 19, 2020

Dig in to discover the differences between archeology, geology, and paleontology. Get hands-on while exploring how each of these sciences studies treasures from the earth to reveal stories about our past.

Camp 502: Junior Zookeeper

June 22 - 26, 2020

Discover what is takes to become a zookeeper. Explore the complexities of animal care while learning about animals from cockroaches to snakes to farm animals. Help staff with activities that provide nutritious food and healthy homes for the museum’s live animals.

Camp 503: Go for the Gold

June 29 – July 3, 2020

Return to the days of Ancient Greece and the first Olympics to discover the origins of games and contests of strength, speed, and agility. Showcase your skills while participating in mock Olympic trials!

Camp 504: La Femme STEM

July 6 - 10, 2020

Curious about what makes bath bombs fizz, or perfumes smell so sweet? Explore a week of unique, beauty-inspired science experiments, and create some neat take-home products of your own.

Camp 505: Make-It Summer

July 13 - 17, 2020

This camp is totally hands-on where you get to make things such as slime, marshmallow launchers, lip balm, bubble paintings and so much more! Get crafty and unleash your inner artist!

Camp 506: Superman-imals

July 20 - 24, 2020

Explore the superpowers of live creatures, explore different types of adaptations and habitats and learn how you can use your own skills to help animals survive.

Camp 507: Ag Adventures

July 27 - 31, 2020

iscover how plants and animals have helped to shape our community for generations, then get down and dirty on the farm to learn how we can still benefit from them today.

Camp 508: The Scoop on Scat

August 3 - 7, 2020

Explore a tactful blend of science and fun to discover how animals use their waste to build homes, send messages, and how scientists can use it to identify animals based on their diets.

Camp 509: Back to the Future

August 10 - 14, 2020

Join Marty McFly and Doc Brown on an epic adventure as they travel in time. Journey through the decades and discover how our culture changes over the years, and maybe learn a thing or two about the future!

Camp 510: It’s Snot So Gross

August 17 - 21, 2020

Make fake snot, design phony poo, find out how germy your hands really are, and more! Young grossologists will get knee-deep in experiments to learn the science of some human body functions. 


Summer Day Camp Weekly Fees:

$165 Schiele Members / $185 non-members


How to Sign Up for Summer Camps:

Schiele Members have exclusive access to sign up for summer camps from January 1st through February 29th. Registration opens to non-members beginning March 1st. Not a Schiele Museum member? Click here to join!

Step 1. Choose the camps you would like to attend from the 2020 Summer Camp Guide

Step 2. Call Christie Rhoney at 704.869.1033 to reserve your camp spot. Please note, payment is required in full to reserve a camp spot.

Step 3. Complete and return the registration forms (these will be emailed to you).