Randall Museum Day Camps

Randall Museum Summer Camps 2024

Enrollment opens Saturday March 16, 2024 at 10:00 AM

Randall Museum Summer Camps

2024 Summer Camp Registration is March 16th starting at 10a.m.

Before Summer Camp registration, we recommend you that you add your favorite camps to your wish list on Friday, March 15.

The Randall Museum has a full season of fantastic summer camps. Camps include hands-on science, art, technology, theater, tennis, and nature study activities, along with opportunities for physical play. Activities will change each session. Due to the complex nature of the projects campers complete, partial attendance is not permitted. This camp does not offer extended care.

Day camp sessions are one or two weeks long and include a daily morning workshop, supervised lunchtime (campers bring lunch), and an afternoon workshop. Sorry, partial attendance is not available. It is mandatory for campers to attend each week of camp and both morning and afternoon workshops. 
Hours are Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Session One:

9am – 3pm, June 10 – June 21 (2 weeks), cost $740
No class 6/19/2024

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Ages: 6-7, Course #38558

AM Workshop: Keen, Green, Crafty Machines

Do you like getting your hands dirty? Do you want to make beautiful things out of nature? Then Keen, Green, Crafty Machines is the class for you! In this jam packed workshop, you will get the chance to make seed paper, fairy homes, leaf monsters and more!

Morning:
Art Room
Instructor:
Dorothy Phillips

PM Workshop: Mad Scientists

Empower your inner Mad Scientist! Explore the physical sciences by fiercely mashing up the boundaries between art and science. Pop rockets, build catapults and experience the awesome power of rubberbands! Perform chemical experiments in the kitchen and then eat them! Sculpt erupting volcanos! Uncover the mysteries of color, light and electricity—and so much more!

Afternoon:
Buckley Room
Instructor:
Blu Fahey

Register

Ages 8-9, Course #38559

A.M. Workshop: Mad Scientists

Empower your inner Mad Scientist! Explore the physical sciences by fiercely mashing up the boundaries between art and science. Pop rockets, build catapults and experience the awesome power of rubberbands! Perform chemical experiments in the kitchen and then eat them! Sculpt erupting volcanos! Uncover the mysteries of color, light and electricity—and so much more!

Morning:
Buckley Room
Instructor:
Blu Fahey

P.M. Workshop: Zero Waste Warriors

Do you love finding new uses for old things? Do you want to get in touch with your creative side? Join Zero Waste Warriors for two weeks of upcycled projects! You may make denim butterflies, tin can planters, mini roller coasters and much, much more!

Afternoon:
Art Room
Instructor:
Dorothy Phillips

Register

Ages 8-9, Course #38560

A.M. Workshop: Tennis Clinic

Want to play tennis this summer? Whatever your level—beginner or experienced player—this fun, focused clinic will crank up your tennis skills. From solid foundation strokes, foot work exercises, and improved hand-eye coordination, to more advanced techniques and stroke consistency, we’ll help you push towards your very best and step up to the next level – and have tons of fun along the way.

Morning:
Tennis Courts
Instructor:
Soren Whipps

P.M. Workshop: 3D Printing Extravaganza

Explore the awesome world of 3D printing and modeling! You’ll start right in designing and building your own simple three-dimensional objects in TinkerCad, a 3D modeling program. Then you’ll export your files to our 3D printers, and learn how to finish & refine the printed objects. Your creative, design and digital skillsets will expand as you refine your designs through prototypes and revisions.

Afternoon:
The Garage
Instructor:
Joel Dream

Register

Ages 8-9, Course #38561

A.M. Workshop: Tennis Clinic

Want to play tennis this summer? Whatever your level—beginner or experienced player—this fun, focused clinic will crank up your tennis skills. From solid foundation strokes, foot work exercises, and improved hand-eye coordination, to more advanced techniques and stroke consistency, we’ll help you push towards your very best and step up to the next level – and have tons of fun along the way.

Morning:
Tennis Courts
Instructor:
Callie Tzab

P.M. Workshop: Creative Woodworking

Do you like to build stuff? Do you like wood? Learn woodworking skills and build your own toys, tool boxes or simple furniture like a bench or a stool! You’ll learn to use measuring devices, handsaws, power drills, the drill press and more. Creativity, craft skills, teamwork, safety and fun are all equally encouraged.

Afternoon:
Woodshop
Instructor:
Daniel Mollet

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Ages 10-12, Course #38562

A.M. Workshop: Gear Up! 3D Things That Move

Can you imagine building fantastic machines, sculpture or creatures that move? Join us as we playfully explore how to use motors and gears to make kinetic objects. We’ll use 3D design software to develop, lay out & print gear systems that will actuate moving parts. We’ll use basic electronic circuitry to power motors and we’ll use the laser cutter to make new parts. With a focus on kinetic systems, 3D design and creative play, everyone will have fun creating crazy things that move!

Morning:
The Garage
Instructor:
Joel Dream

P.M. Workshop: Tennis Clinic

Want to play tennis this summer? Whatever your level—beginner or experienced player– this fun, focused clinic will crank up your tennis skills. From solid foundation strokes, foot work exercises, and improved hand-eye coordination, to more advanced techniques and stroke consistency, we’ll help you push towards your very best and step up to the next level – and have tons of fun along the way.

Afternoon:
Tennis Courts
Instructor:
Soren Whipp

Register

Ages 10-12, Course #38563

A.M. Workshop: Creative Woodworking

Do you like to build stuff? Do you like wood? Learn woodworking skills and build your own toys, tool boxes or simple furniture like a bench or a stool! You’ll learn to use measuring devices, handsaws, power drills, the drill press and more. Creativity, craft skills, teamwork, safety and fun are all equally encouraged.

Morning:
Woodshop
Instructor:
Daniel Mollet

P.M. Workshop: Tennis Clinic

Want to play tennis this summer? Whatever your level—beginner or experienced player– this fun, focused clinic will crank up your tennis skills. From solid foundation strokes, foot work exercises, and improved hand-eye coordination, to more advanced techniques and stroke consistency, we’ll help you push towards your very best and step up to the next level – and have tons of fun along the way.

Afternoon:
Tennis Courts
Instructor:
Callie Tzab

Register

Session Two:

9am – 3pm, June 24 – June 28 (1 week), cost $410

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Ages: 6-7, Course #38564

AM Workshop: Pests or Pals?

Some say certain animals are kind of creepy. Many people think pigeons are dimwits and flies are gross. But not us! Did you know that pigeons are better navigators than humans? Did you know that flies do important work when they eat waste matter that we find nasty? We’ll use scientific observation & experiments to better understand each so called pest’s unique skills. Every day, we’ll focus on a different animal, because all animals, even weird ones, deserve respect.

Morning:
Science Studio
Instructor:
Willow Weibel

PM Workshop: Rockets Rock It!

Design and build your own unique rockets that launch, race and roll. Work with tools to take stuff apart, reshape materials, and rebuild into your own imaginative designs. Experiment, test, tinker, and play. Make a monster truck that flies, build spaceships that light up, flying rocketmobiles and even airborne astronauts… all rocket powered!

Afternoon:
Art Room
Instructor:
Blu Fahey

Register

Ages 8-9, Course #38565

AM Workshop: Rockets Rock It!

Design and build your own unique rockets that launch, race and roll. Work with tools to take stuff apart, reshape materials, and rebuild into your own imaginative designs. Experiment, test, tinker, and play. Make a monster truck that flies, build spaceships that light up, flying rocketmobiles and even airborne astronauts… all rocket powered!

Morning:
Art Room
Instructor:
Blu Fahey

PM Workshop: Pests or Pals?

Some say certain animals are kind of creepy. Many people think pigeons are dimwits and flies are gross. But not us! Did you know that pigeons are better navigators than humans? Did you know that flies do important work when they eat waste matter that we find nasty? We’ll use scientific observation & experiments to better understand each so called pest’s unique skills. Every day, we’ll focus on a different animal, because all animals, even weird ones, deserve respect.

Afternoon:
Science Studio
Instructor:
Willow Weibel

Register

Ages 8-9, Course #38566

A.M. Workshop: Tennis Clinic

Want to play tennis this summer? Whatever your level—beginner or experienced player—this fun, focused clinic will crank up your tennis skills. From solid foundation strokes, foot work exercises, and improved hand-eye coordination, to more advanced techniques and stroke consistency, we’ll help you push towards your very best and step up to the next level – and have tons of fun along the way.

Morning:
Tennis Courts
Instructor:
Soren Whipps

P.M. Workshop: Inventor Lab

Are you curious about electronics? Would you enjoy turning your friends into piano keys, making your pencil sing or turning your stuffed animals into doorbells? We’ll work on fun projects like these using Makey Makey, an electronics invention tool that lets us connect ordinary objects to a computer, and then, make them do unusual things! Along the way, we’ll learn about circuits, sensors & even a bit of programming.

Afternoon:
The Garage
Instructor:
Joel Dream

Register

Ages 8-9, Course #38567

A.M. Workshop: Tennis Clinic

Want to play tennis this summer? Whatever your level—beginner or experienced player—this fun, focused clinic will crank up your tennis skills. From solid foundation strokes, foot work exercises, and improved hand-eye coordination, to more advanced techniques and stroke consistency, we’ll help you push towards your very best and step up to the next level – and have tons of fun along the way.

Morning:
Tennis Courts
Instructor:
Callie Tzab

P.M. Workshop: The Chemistry of Cooking

What do a Chef and a Randall camper have in common? They both use science to make and eat delicious treats!  In every bite of food you’ve ever eaten, there are complex chemical reactions happening just underneath the surface. From the microorganisms that produce yogurt and sourdough, to the protein matrices that make up Jell-O, we will examine the myriad and surprising ways chemistry gives rise to the everyday foods we eat.

Afternoon:
Buckley Room
Instructor:
Heather Howitz

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Ages 10-12, Course #38568

A.M. Workshop: Inventing Robots

Do you enjoy building things? Do you like to figure out how things work? Design and build your own robot from scratch! We’ll use scrap parts, motors and common circuitry components. You’ll learn about gears, motors, sensors, LEDs, how electricity works and much more. Creativity, invention, imaginative problem-solving and teamwork are emphasized.

Morning:
The Garage
Instructor:
Joel Dream

P.M. Workshop: Tennis Clinic

Want to play tennis this summer? Whatever your level—beginner or experienced player– this fun, focused clinic will crank up your tennis skills. From solid foundation strokes, foot work exercises, and improved hand-eye coordination, to more advanced techniques and stroke consistency, we’ll help you push towards your very best and step up to the next level – and have tons of fun along the way.

Afternoon:
Tennis Courts
Instructor:
Soren Whipp

Register

Ages 10-12, Course #38569

A.M. Workshop: Limits Off Art

Take the limits off your art. Who says a painting is flat? Why can’t a sculpture interact? Are puppets sculptures? Experiment with combining art forms, and learn more about how color works. Set your imagination free– Cross pollinate media including sculpture, painting, and print making, and have fun discarding labels and boundaries like “art”
and “craft”.

Morning:
Woodshop
Instructor:
Amy Graham

P.M. Workshop: Tennis Clinic

Want to play tennis this summer? Whatever your level—beginner or experienced player– this fun, focused clinic will crank up your tennis skills. From solid foundation strokes, foot work exercises, and improved hand-eye coordination, to more advanced techniques and stroke consistency, we’ll help you push towards your very best and step up to the next level – and have tons of fun along the way.

Afternoon:
Tennis Courts
Instructor:
Callie Tzab

Register

Session Three:

9am – 3pm, July 8 – July 19 (2 weeks), cost $820

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Ages: 6-7, Course #38570

AM Workshop: Critter Crafts

Do you love animals?  Let’s make art inspired by animals! We’ll visit the animals that live in the Randall Museum and look closely at specimens from the museum’s taxidermy collection. Fur, feathers, scales, toes and tails—animals come in all shapes, sizes and colors. We’ll bring what we observe into an immersive art experience. Explore printing, stitching, sculpting and painting animal-inspired art.

Morning:
Art Room
Instructor:
Amy Graham

PM Workshop: The Chemistry of Cooking

What do a Chef and a Randall camper have in common? They both use science to make and eat delicious treats!  In every bite of food you’ve ever eaten, there are complex chemical reactions happening just underneath the surface. From the microorganisms that produce yogurt and sourdough, to the protein matrices that make up Jell-O, we will examine the myriad and surprising ways chemistry gives rise to the everyday foods we eat.

Afternoon:
Buckley Room
Instructor:
Heather Howitz

Register

Ages 8-9, Course #38571

A.M. Workshop: Tennis Clinic

Want to play tennis this summer? Whatever your level—beginner or experienced player– this fun, focused clinic will crank up your tennis skills. From solid foundation strokes, foot work exercises, and improved hand-eye coordination, to more advanced techniques and stroke consistency, we’ll help you push towards your very best and step up to the next level – and have tons of fun along the way.

Morning:
Tennis Courts
Instructor:
Soren Whipp & Callie Tzab

P.M. Workshop: Pests or Pals?

Some say certain animals are kind of creepy. Many people think pigeons are dimwits and flies are gross. But not us! Did you know that pigeons are better navigators than humans? Did you know that flies do important work when they eat waste matter that we find nasty? We’ll use scientific observation & do experiments to better understand each so called pest’s unique skills. Every day, we’ll focus on a different animal, because all animals, even weird ones, deserve respect.

Afternoon:
Art Room
Instructor:
Willow Weibel

Register

Ages 8-9, Course #38572

A.M. Workshop: The Chemistry of Cooking

What do a Chef and a Randall camper have in common? They both use science to make and eat delicious treats!  In every bite of food you’ve ever eaten, there are complex chemical reactions happening just underneath the surface. From the microorganisms that produce yogurt and sourdough, to the protein matrices that make up Jell-O, we will examine the many surprising ways chemistry gives rise to the everyday foods we eat.

Morning:
Buckley Room
Instructor:
Heather Howitz

P.M. Workshop: Inventing Robots

Do you enjoy building things? Do you like to figure out how things work? Design and build your own robot from scratch! We’ll use scrap parts, motors and common circuitry components. You’ll learn about gears, motors, sensors, LEDs, how electricity works and much more. Creativity, invention, imaginative problem-solving and teamwork are emphasized.

Afternoon:
The Garage
Instructor:
Joel Dream

Register

Ages 8-9, Course #38573

A.M. Workshop: The Chemistry of Cooking

What do a Chef and a Randall camper have in common? They both use science to make and eat delicious treats!  In every bite of food you’ve ever eaten, there are complex chemical reactions happening just underneath the surface. From the microorganisms that produce yogurt and sourdough, to the protein matrices that make up Jell-O, we will examine the many surprising ways chemistry gives rise to the everyday foods we eat.

Morning:
Buckley Room
Instructor:
Heather Howitz

Monster Mash!

Unleash your creativity and imagination and create your very own clay monsters. Make monster mugs, monster planters, monster bobble-heads, monster masks—all monsters, all the time! You’ll learn hand building techniques like coil, slab and pinching, along with sculpting & texturing techniques. Then, you’ll learn how to apply colorful glazes to bring your monstrous constructions to life!

Afternoon:
Ceramics Studio
Instructor:
Mariko Allbritton

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Ages 10-12, Course #38574

A.M. Workshop: Creative Mechatronics

Challenge your brain and learn awesome new skills that will enable you to bring amazing mechatronic creations to life. You’ll learn how to build kinetic art by using electronics, sensors and programming to interact with lights, motors and objects. You’ll design, simulate & program circuits on the computer and then actually build them in the real world, using soldering & other fabrication techniques. You’ll even write code for the Arduino microcomputors you’ll use to control your circuits.

Morning:
The Garage
Instructor:
Joel Dream

P.M. Workshop: Tennis!

Want to play tennis this summer? Whatever your level—beginner or experienced player– this fun, focused clinic will crank up your tennis skills. From solid foundation strokes, foot work exercises, and improved hand-eye coordination, to more advanced techniques and stroke consistency, we’ll help you push towards your very best and step up to the next level – and have tons of fun along the way.

Morning:
Tennis Courts
Instructor:
Soren Whipp

Register

Ages 10-12, Course #38575

A.M. Workshop: Potter’s Wheel

Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel! Wedging, throwing, centering and coning clay on the wheel, sinking the “well” and pulling up the walls of your vessel – these are the steps for making all kinds of beautiful things on a potter’s wheel. Make bowls, cups, vases and more—Get your hands muddy, get spinning and have fun!

Morning:
Clay Studio
Instructor:
Mariko Allbritton

P.M. Workshop: Tennis Clinic

Want to play tennis this summer? Whatever your level—beginner or experienced player– this fun, focused clinic will crank up your tennis skills. From solid foundation strokes, foot work exercises, and improved hand-eye coordination, to more advanced techniques and stroke consistency, we’ll help you push towards your very best and step up to the next level – and have tons of fun along the way.

Afternoon:
Tennis Courts
Instructor:
Callie Tzab

Register

Session Four:

9am – 3pm, July 22 – August 2 (2 weeks), cost $820

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Ages: 6-7, Course #38576

AM Workshop: Pests or Pals?

Some say certain animals are kind of creepy. Many people think pigeons are dimwits and flies are gross. But not us! Did you know that pigeons are better navigators than humans? Did you know that flies do important work when they eat waste matter that we find nasty? We’ll use scientific observation & experiments to better understand each so called pest’s unique skills. Every day, we’ll focus on a different animal, because all animals, even weird ones, deserve respect.

Morning:
Art Room
Instructor:
Willow Weibel

PM Workshop: Rockets Rock It!

Design and build your own unique rockets that launch, race and roll. Work with tools to take stuff apart, reshape materials, and rebuild into your own imaginative designs. Experiment, test, tinker, and play. Make a monster truck that flies, build spaceships that light up, flying rocketmobiles and even airborne astronauts… all rocket powered!

Afternoon:
Buckley Room
Instructor:
Blu Fahey

Register

Ages 8-9, Course #38577

A.M. Workshop: Inventions

Discover how levers, cranks and pulleys work. Use simple household materials, hardware and sculptural materials to create working inventions and kinetic sculpture with your own creative twist.

Morning:
Woodshop
Instructor:
Mark Brest Van Kempen

P.M. Workshop: Tennis Clinic

Want to play tennis this summer? Whatever your level—beginner or experienced player– this fun, focused clinic will crank up your tennis skills. From solid foundation strokes, foot work exercises, and improved hand-eye coordination, to more advanced techniques and stroke consistency, we’ll help you push towards your very best and step up to the next level – and have tons of fun along the way.

Afternoon:
Tennis Court
Instructor:
Soren Whipp & Callie Tzab

Register

Ages 8-9, Course #38578

A.M. Workshop: Tennis Clinic

Want to play tennis this summer? Whatever your level—beginner or experienced player—this fun, focused clinic will crank up your tennis skills. From solid foundation strokes, foot work exercises, and improved hand-eye coordination, to more advanced techniques and stroke consistency, we’ll help you push towards your very best and step up to the next level – and have tons of fun along the way.

Morning:
Tennis Courts
Instructor:
Soren Whipps

P.M. Workshop: World Clay

Find inspiration for your ceramic explorations from around the world!  Let your imagination run free, blending and bending various cultural influences into your own unique clay creations. Make masks, sculpt tiny houses, animals, mythological creatures, and even build storytelling tiles, all inspired by clay creations from ancient times and faraway places. Let’s explore our gloriously diverse cultural heritage through the creativity of clay.

Afternoon:
Ceramics Studio
Instructor:
Mariko Allbritton

Register

Ages 8-9, Course #38579

A.M. Workshop: Tennis Clinic

Want to play tennis this summer? Whatever your level—beginner or experienced player—this fun, focused clinic will crank up your tennis skills. From solid foundation strokes, foot work exercises, and improved hand-eye coordination, to more advanced techniques and stroke consistency, we’ll help you push towards your very best and step up to the next level – and have tons of fun along the way.

Morning:
Tennis Courts
Instructor:
Callie Tzab

P.M. Workshop: Inventing Robots

Do you enjoy building things? Do you like to figure out how things work? Design and build your own robot from scratch! We’ll use scrap parts, motors and common circuitry components. You’ll learn about gears, motors, sensors, LEDs, how electricity works and much more. Creativity, invention, imaginative problem-solving and teamwork are emphasized.

Afternoon:
The Garage
Instructor:
Joel Dream

Register

Ages 10-12, Course #38580

A.M. Workshop: 3D Printed Robots: Design, Build, Drive

Build the epic robot only you can imagine! Using 3D design software TinkerCAD, you’ll develop your unique Robot design, and then 3D print your robot’s body parts using our 3D printers. You’ll learn about motors and circuitry and soldering as you build your robot and remote control from scratch. Get hands-on with the build out: soldering circuits & parts, drilling, gluing and whatever else it takes to build your robot. At the end of camp, students will keep their fantastic, one-of-a kind robots.

Morning:
The Garage
Instructor:
Joel Dream

P.M. Workshop: Inventions

Discover how levers, cranks and pulleys work. Use simple household materials, hardware and sculptural materials to create working inventions and kinetic sculpture with your own creative twist.

Afternoon:
Woodshop
Instructor:
Mark Brest Van Kempen

Register

Ages 10-12, Course #38581

A.M. Workshop: Potter’s Wheel

Learn how to throw on the potter’s wheel! Wedging, throwing, centering and coning clay on the wheel, sinking the “well” and pulling up the walls of your vessel – these are the steps for making all kinds of beautiful things on a potter’s wheel. Make bowls, cups, vases and more—Get your hands muddy, get spinning and have fun!

Morning:
Clay Studio
Instructor:
Mariko Allbritton

P.M. Workshop: Inventions

Discover how levers, cranks and pulleys work. Use simple household materials, hardware and sculptural materials to create working inventions and kinetic sculpture with your own creative twist.

Afternoon:
Woodshop
Instructor:
Mark Brest Van Kempen

Register

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