11 Summer Camp Experiences Your Kids Will Love

11 Incredible Summer Experiences Your Kids Will Flip Over!

Discovery World’s Summer Camp 2016 offers fantastic opportunities for your kids to explore science, technology, design, fashion, engineering, survival skills, and a whole lot more. Each week they’ll have fun, make new friends, and create amazing projects. Here are 11 can’t-miss experiences that your kids will absolutely love.


Grades 3-5

1. Sugar3

What is sugar? Why is it sweet and so irresistible? How does a marshmallow work? Create customized sugar pieces, sample unique flavors of cotton candy, and make personalized treats as you learn about the delightful properties of sugar. Explore the connection between chemistry and candy making, and create incredible samples throughout the week. It’s science. It’s candy. It’s a sugar blast!

2. Jr. Ranger

Work with staff from the Department of Natural Resources to set traps and fish for invasive species. Find out if you’ve got what it takes to become a park ranger by using tools and strategies that the professionals use in the field.

3. Natural Disasters

Earthquakes! Hurricanes! Tornados! Discover how we use technology to track, study, and prepare for natural disasters. You’ll see the destructive power of nature and the strength of the human spirit as you learn from first responders.

4. Survival Challenge

Learn how to survive almost anything from being stranded in the wild to a zombie apocalypse. Understand the human body and its limits in order to test and build a structure to protect you from a tropical storm and winter blizzard. Build your own compass, fishing pole, and survival pack to take home. If you can think on your feet, be creative, and stay calm, you’ll survive the week!

5. Jr. Fashion Designer

Design, sew, and assemble your own clothing line from head to toe. In the Kohl’s Design It! Lab, you’ll experiment with hand stitching, machine sewing, and professional tools – like laser cutters and heat sealers – to put together your customized line. This is your runway, and you’re going to own it!

Grades 6-8

6. Wearable Electronics

Design and engineer clothing that interacts with you and the environment. Create your own wearable items that blink, react, and interact unlike anything else in your wardrobe. The future of fashion is now!

7. Custom Cruiser Skateboards*

Surf the sidewalk this summer! Longboard and Cruiser skateboards are the hottest trend in skateboarding right now, and this awesome camp allows you to build and design your own. Throughout the week, you’ll screen print custom images on a blank cruiser deck, laser cut designs in your grip tape, customize your trucks, and so much more.

*Note: Additional $50 FEE required for skateboard materials

8. Milwaukee Movie Maker

Explore Milwaukee and become a documentary filmmaker. Experience all phases of video production and improve your skills as a visual storyteller. Under the guidance of Discovery World professionals, you’ll film around downtown Milwaukee, edit in our Digital Arts Lab, and work together to create a stunning, short documentary about Milwaukee history.

9. Custom Electric Guitar*

Build your own electric guitar; create custom graphics you screen print on your guitar; design images for your pick guard; and get an expert tune-up and guitar lesson. You’ll do all of this in one week in the NEW Bill Brady Intelligent Products Lab at Discovery World! And YES, the guitar is yours to keep!

*Note: Additional $50 FEE required for electric guitar materials.

10. Aquarist for a Week

Join Discovery World’s team of brilliant aquarists to learn about what it takes to maintain our very own Reiman Aquarium. Learn how to raise and care for an astounding variety of marine and freshwater creatures. Go behind-the-scenes and explore the methods used for cleaning tanks and feeding fish. Learn about different underwater ecosystems, and help fish grow from egg to fry to fish.

11. Inside the Human Body

Explore the human skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, endocrine, integumentary, and nervous systems, and learn how each of these complex and intricate systems work together. Tour a hospital, and meet dedicated professionals who are building the future of medicine right here in Milwaukee. Experience tools, techniques, and cutting-edge medical technology.


At Discovery World, we help your kids amplify their strengths, develop new abilities, and explore new ideas. Camps run Monday through Friday from 9:30am-4:30pm. To make your life a lot easier, we offer extended care from 8am-5:30pm before and after camp. Camps are $315 for non-members and $285 for Discovery World members.

Join us for an amazing summer filled with fun and learning!

Download the 2015 Summer Camp Brochure & Register for Camps!

 

 

 

 

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Getting Here

We are located on Milwaukee’s lakefront with easy access on and off of the expressway.

500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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General Admission

Adults $19
Child (3-17) $16
Child 2 & Under $Free
Senior (60+) $16
College Student* $14
Military Active and Veterans* $14

*Valid ID Required.

Purchase tickets at the Ticket Counter. Prices are subject to change.

Hours

Opens tomorrow at 9a
Tues-Fri 9a - 4p
Sat & Sun 10a - 5p

Getting Here

We are located on Milwaukee’s lakefront with easy access on and off of the expressway.

500 N Harbor Dr
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Get Directions
Adults $19
Child (3-17) $16
Child 2 & Under $Free
Senior (60+) $16
College Student* $14
Military Active and Veterans* $14
Military* Active Duty & Veterans $14

*Valid ID Required.

Purchase tickets at the Ticket Counter. Prices are subject to change.

Hours

Opens tomorrow at 9a
Tues-Fri 9a - 4p
Sat & Sun 10a - 5p