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Day Camps


Camp Pricing

Non-member:

$40 per student per day

Members:

$32 per student per day

Extended Day:

Non-Member: $10 per student per day
Member: $8 per student per day


Camp Hours

Drop Off: 8 – 8:45 a.m.
Camp: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Pick-up: 3 – 3:30 p.m.
Extended Day: 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Ext. Day Pick-up: 3 – 5:30 p.m.

Day Camps


Mon., Jan. 21, 2019 (MLK Day)
Mon., Feb. 18, 2019 (Presidents’ Day)
Mon., May 27, 2019 (Memorial Day)

Kids out of a school for a holiday? The South Carolina State Museum in Columbia is excited to offer single day camps for children aged 6 – 12 years old.

To Register

Click below to make a reservation request online. You may also contact the Group Visits Dept. to inquire about registering by phone at 803.898.4999 or submit any questions about camps by email at camps@scmuseum.org

Submit a Registration Request


Choose Your Camp Experience(s)

Each single-day camp will include a trip to the planetarium, a 4D theater experience, exploration through the museum’s exhibits, and a fun make-and-take activity.

Each day campers will be divided into groups by age. One group for those aged 6 – 8 years and one for those aged 9 – 12 years. Please note: this webpage is updated periodically and availability of these camps is not guaranteed until registration is confirmed.

 

Experience Explosive Art!
Mon., Jan. 21, 2019

Your camper will learn all about chemical reactions while they create their own artistic masterpieces!

Creating Conductive Dough
Mon., Feb. 18, 2019

First your camper will learn how to make conductive play dough – then they’ll learn how to create a circuit and light up LEDs with it!

Potting Plants
Mon., May 27, 2019

Our resident plant whisperers will teach us all about potting plants and we’ll even decorate our own pot to take home!


Important Information

Download Instructions

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Extended Day

We know parents are very busy and sometimes picking up your camper right at 3:30 p.m. can be difficult. We are happy to offer fun and entertaining Extended Day Camp where students can continue to explore the museum and participate in activities until 5:30 p.m.

Lunch

Each camper is expected to bring their own non-perishable, non-microwavable lunch and at least one snack (two if they are staying for Extended Day). For safety reasons, the museum will not be able to refrigerate or microwave any meals. The museum will not provide snacks.

  • If you forget your camper’s lunch, you may bring it by before 11:30 a.m. and drop it off at the Group Visits window in the planetarium lobby.

What to Wear

Campers should all wear close-toed shoes. We recommend a light jacket because some of the exhibits can be cold.

What to Bring

Lunch, a snack (two if staying for Extended Day), and an eagerness to learn! The museum will provide all learning materials. Please keep all electronics (including cell phones), personal toys, stuffed animals, and blankets at home.

Release Forms

A medical release and authorized consent pickup form must be on file for every student prior to their camp date. Please complete this release form prior to your camp date or bring it with you on the first day. Students will not be able to participate in a camp without a completed form.

Cancellation or Rescheduling

If your student is sick or you need to reschedule, the following applies:

  • A written cancellation request must be received two weeks before the scheduled camp in order to receive a refund.

  • No refunds will be issued for cancellations made with less than two weeks notice.

  • Rescheduling is subject to space availability.

  • The South Carolina State Museum reserves the right to reschedule or cancel any activity. A refund will be given if the museum cancels a camp.

For the Saftey of All Campers

Adults are not permitted to participate in museum camp activities. We recommend a quick hug at drop-off, an excited hug at pick-up, and avoiding “visiting” during the day, especially for new campers. Adults will not be permitted to visit classrooms during the day. Campers will be brought out to you once ID and authorization has been verified.