Spring Camps

BADM offers various school-year camps for children ages 4 – 8. Spring Discovery Camps run for two weeks in March and April. Discovery Camps provide child-directed, inquiry driven learning through project-based, hands-on activities designed to intentionally boost creativity, STEM skills, and critical thinking. Children come away with the skills and tools to support lifelong discoveries.

Spring Break Camp Week 1 (March 27 – 31)

March 27 – 31, 2017

Ages: 4 – 8

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Extended Care 1 – 4 p.m.

Camp Theme: Big Art

It’s all about large-scale art sculptures in Big Art. Campers explore architecture and over-sized art installations and create and construct their own sculptures.

Price: $360, includes $10 supplies fee; $50 per day for extended care

Location: Bay Area Discovery Museum

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Spring Break Camp Week 2 (April 10 – 14)

April 10 – 14, 2017

Ages: 4 – 8

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Extended Care 1 – 4 p.m.

Camp Theme: Fab Fashion

Fashion meets technology in Fab Fashion! Held in the Fab Lab (a high-tech maker space), campers delve into the fashion and design process and use laser cutters and vinyl cutters to make clothing and accessories. Children work on set/runway design, and plan and put on a fashion show.

Price: $360, includes $10 supplies fee; $50 per day for extended care

Location: Bay Area Discovery Museum

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April 10 – 14, 2017

Ages: 4 – 8

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Extended Care 1 – 4 p.m.

Camp Theme: Natural Elements

In this outdoor camp, children become naturalists as they explore the Marin Art & Garden Center’s 11-acre site, including its Habitat Garden, Edible Garden, and Butterfly Cottage. Campers learn about the scientific inquiry process through fun projects like plant dissections, map making, and archaeology exploration.

Price: $360, includes $10 supplies fee; $50 per day for extended care

Location: Marin Art & Garden Center

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Camp Policy

Cancellations: There is a basic $50 cancellation fee per camp/per child assessed to all customer requested refunds at any time. Camp fees are 50% refundable (less the basic cancellation fee noted above) if requested up to 3 weeks before the start of the session in which your child is enrolled. No refunds will be given after that time.

Scholarships for Discovery Camps

The Bay Area Discovery Museum is committed to removing the barriers some families face in accessing high-quality, educational experiences for their children both in and out of school. A limited number of partial scholarships are available based on financial need. Scholarships are awarded on a sliding scale and a first-come, first-served basis.

To apply for a scholarship, please fill out the online scholarship form here: English, Spanish, Chinese.

Once your application is received, a member of the staff will contact you. For questions about scholarships, please contact camps@badm.org.