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The 2020 Summer Camp Schedule

Let your imagination run wild this summer at CDM! All camps are run by trained museum staff and include both indoor and outdoor activities, hands-on exploration, art, science, museum play, snack and more!

CDM Summer Camps: Monday-Friday 9:00 – 12:00 suitable for ages 3-6

Week 1: 6/22-6/26 Can’t Get Thah From Hee-ah, Bub! Spend the week celebrating the beautiful state of Maine! We’ll become familiar with its wildlife, learn survival skills, compete in a lumberjack competition, make paper, and prepare blueberry pie of course!

Week 2: 7/6 -7/10 – Fairytale Endings Bring your favorite fairy tales to life! Inspired by the lives of our favorite characters, we’ll build frozen ice castles, taste-test Moana’s favorite Hawaiian foods, and plant Jack’s magic beans! And we all lived happily ever after.

Week 3: 7/13-7/17 Bubble, Ooze, Pop Leave the mess to us! Transform into a mad scientist with slimes, eruptions, fizz, giant bubbles, chemical reactions, physical reactions & everything messy. Setup & test experiments, make observations and more!

Week 4: 7/20-7/24 Spy Boot Camp Being a world-class spy requires a quick, agile body & mind. Test your physical fitness, sharpen your brain, perfect your problem-solving skills, create a disguises & practice cracking codes, as you become a master spy.

Week 5: 7/27-7/31 Sweet Treats Have a sweet tooth? Inspired by our favorite cooking shows, this week will be filled with food competitions, sweet experiments, delicious recipes, simple cooking skills and more. The clock starts now!

Week 6: 8/3-8/7 Winter Wonderland Take a break from the heat this summer as we explore all things cold! We’ll build ice sculptures, craft snowglobes, concoct our own snow cones and explore the animals of the arctic as we transport ourselves back to winter!

Week 7: 8/10-8/14 Mermaids and Fairies and Ogres, Oh My! Do you believe in magic? Inspired by literatures mythical creatures, we’ll craft shadow puppets, design our own creatures, create costumes and mix up magical potions.

Week 8: 8/17-8/21 Invitation to Invention Ever seen the inside of a computer? Wondered why the light turns on with the flick of a switch? The world is full of machines, both simple and complex. Get your own gears turning by exploring real inventions and designing your own!

Kids in the Woods Camps: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 3:00 suitable for ages 7-11 – Kids in the Woods Camp take place at Viles Arboretum in Augusta!

KITW Camps focus on outdoor appreciation, environmental stewardship, and leadership skills. Each day is different because the outdoors is always changing! Catch and study critters, make art from nature, learn to reduce and recycle, tree identification, team building, and so much more.

FYI: KITW is primarily an outdoor experience. Campers will be spending large chunks of the day on the trails, and should have a minimum level of conditioning that will allow them to stay with the group. Even on rainy days they will be out!

Week 1: 7/13-7/17 

Week 2: 7/20-7/24 

Week 3: 7/27- 7/31 

Week 4: 8/3-8/7 




CDM Camps
Members $100
Nonmembers $115

Adventure Camps
Members $150
Nonmembers $165

$10 off for a sibling attending the same week.
$10 off one camp if registering for multiple camps.
Please note discounts may not be combined and
must be done at the time of registration.

Ready to register?

Step One: Fill Out the Registration Form

Step Two: Pay for one week of camp (or your first camp)

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Step Three: Pay for Additional Camps (includes siblings and/or additional camp weeks). These prices are only valid if you have already paid full price for your first camp.

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