Summer Discovery Camps

Summer is a time for exploration and adventure! Our camps provide children with opportunities to explore engaging activities and discover and develop new interests. Themes span from art to outdoor exploration to tinkering, and more! Browse camp offerings to find the themes your child will be interested in and get ready for another summer of fun at the Bay Area Discovery Museum.

2019 Registration Begins Soon!

Donor Circle Members: January 29
Supporting Family Members: February 5
Family & Family Access Members: February 12
General Public: February 26

Registration opens at 10 a.m. on each registration date. Members will receive an email with an access code that enables their early online registration. Are you a BADM member and not receiving our emails? Email to make sure your preferences are up to date.

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Ages Groups

Summer Discovery Camps run on a weekly* basis from June through August. Camps are broken up into six age groups. Register by grade child will enter in fall 2019.


All one-week camp sessions cost $370. Fab Lab two-week camp sessions cost $740

*All Fab Lab camp sessions (2nd-4th Graders) are offered in two week sessions only. This allows campers to get more in-depth knowledge of the innovative tools and technologies in the Fab Lab.


To be eligible for preschool camps, children must be 3 years old by June 3, 2019.

Campers must be potty-trained to attend preschool camp, as we do not have the facilities to change diapers. Campers must have experience separating from caregivers in a drop-off setting, such as school.


At BADM, we strive to make camp available to all. If you believe a scholarship would help make camp accessible for your child, please contact

Extended Care

We offer extended care both before and after summer Discovery Camp. Learn more about our extended care program.

Register for Camp

Registration is now open for all members.

Summer Camps Brochure

Download our guide to Discovery Summer Camps!

About Camp & FAQ

From extended care to pick-up and drop-off information, view everything you need to know about camp.

Camp Schedule

Junior Counselors: 4th-9th Grade

The Junior Counselors program is a perfect way for older children to experience a BADM Discovery Camp. As Junior Counselors, fourth through ninth graders will spend the week supporting and assisting their lead teacher, while developing leadership skills and exploring teaching strategies. Junior Counselors help facilitate camp activities and their interactions with younger campers lead to them becoming role models for the younger children. Junior Counselors may be placed in all camps, with the exception of preschool and Fab Lab camps.

  • 9 a.m.-1 p.m., $200 per week
  • No Junior Counselors Weeks 1, 5, 12