CMoW Camps

The Children's Museum of Wilmington believes that children learn best through hands-on and creative educational experiences. We provide children with programs and interactive exhibits that emphasize critical thinking skills, STEAM instruction, and hands-on projects in small group sizes.  We offer a wide variety of themed camps led by engaged, qualified educators, to fit and support every child's interests. Our unique layout comprises three beautiful historic buildings, an interactive water exhibit, and an outdoor play area, giving children plenty of kid-friendly spaces to move, learn and play.

Ages 5-8

2022 Summer CampS

Under the Sea with Mermaids & Pirates

6/6-6/10, 9 AM-1 PM, ages 5-8

Join us at camp this week as a mermaid or pirate as we learn about the ocean, the sand & seashells, navigation, the coral reef, and the treasures of the sea!

It's A Small World

6/20-6/24, 9 AM-1 PM, ages 5-8

Join us at camp this week as we embark on an adventure around the world through the different cultures & countries! Fun activities with arts & crafts, foods, dance, and much much more! First off we will make our very own passports, learn about the continents, and then embark on our journey across the globe!

Out of this World! In Outer Space

7/11-7/15, 9 AM-1 PM, ages 5-8

Join us at camp this week as we embark on an adventure into space! As young new astronauts we will learn about the science behind rockets, explore all the planets, and study the stars in the sky with our very own telescopes!

CMoW Summer Olympics

7/25-7/29, 9 AM-1 PM, ages 5-8

Join us at camp this week as we head to the summer olympics! Our goals are to go for the gold! We will jump our highest, run our fastest, and strengthen our muscles in our fun olympic games! This week is all about learning how to keep our bodies healthy, strong, & active!

Early Engineers

8/8-8/12, 9 AM-1 PM, ages 6-8

Early Engineers is all about hands-on STEM activities! Campers will explore the world of engineering by designing, building, and testing their own creations. Puzzles, team challenges, and project based lessons will be sure to spark an excitement for problem solving in your little learner.

Dinosaur Discoveries

6/13-6/17, 9 AM-1 PM, ages 5-8

Join us at camp this week as we learn about extinction, fossils, volcanoes, and of course all things dinosaurs! We will also discuss the importance of taking care of our current environment to prevent any further extinctions!

Ocean's Alive

6/27-7/1, 9 AM-1 PM, ages 5-8

Join us for Ocean's Alive this summer! Dive into camp at CMoW as we learn all about the ocean and the creatures that call it home! This week at camp we will engage in ocean related crafts, activities, and play while enjoying all that the Museum has to offer.

Summer Scientists

7/18-7/22, 9 AM-1 PM, ages 5-8

Join us at camp this week as we put on our lab coats & safety goggles and learn about important scientific discoveries! We will start the week off learning the scientific method and then begin our experimenting with test tubes and microscopes!

Color Outside the Lines Art Camp

8/1-8/5, 9 AM-1 PM, ages 5-8

Try something new and use a variety of tools, mediums, and processes to produce your very own masterpiece! We will look at styles of famous artists from around the world as our inspirations. 

Things to know

  • Campers will need to bring a packed lunch and a snack.

  • All campers will need to bring a reusable, filled water bottle.

  • Please inform us of any allergies during registration.

  • 15 campers capacity per camp.

  • 5 or fewer kids, one educator.

  • 6 or more kids, lead educator + part-time staff.

  • Camps are for kiddos ages 5-8 or 6-8.

  • All Camps go from 9 AM-1 PM Monday-Friday.

  • 8:45AM - 9:00AM arrival time. 12:45PM-1:00 PM pickup time.