Summer Camp

Ages 3-4

Buggin’ Out
Wiggle and giggle! Play around with bugs that creep and critters that crawl.

Curious George Goes to Camp

No monkeying around! – Curious campers experience George’s adventures while pursuing their own!
 

Helpers and Heroes
Save the day! Discover what everyday heroes do in our community and pretend play like fire fighters, police officers, nurses, builders, farmers, and more!


Kids Cook: If You Give a Kid A Kitchen
Make and munch! Dive into the beloved If You Give a… book series by Laura Numeroff. Explore a new book each day through crafts, games, and of course, cooking!

Little Artists
Get hands-on with the art of fun! Try out new art techniques and experiment with color combinations. 


Plush Pals
Explore all things animals! Learn new things about pets, farms and woodland creatures with a week of furry fun.


Red, White & Beach Week 

Dive into mid-summer celebrations with water, sand, sun and fun. Different activities in AM and PM sessions. 

Ages 5-6

Fizz! Kerplunk! Pow!  

Ready to be wowed by science? Launch, drop or mix everyday items and ingredients to experiment with science that sizzles. 

 

Kids Cook: Cook a Book 

Tales can be tasty! Enjoy cooking delicious dishes from the pages of favorite storybooks.  

 

Kids Cook: Summer Harvest  

Dig in! Hunt in the garden for herbs, veggies and flowers. Use seasonal ingredients to create fresh, flavorful and fun summer specialties. 

 

Passport to Fun 

Travel the world, explore, and experiment with how kids play and create around the globe.

 

Red, White & Beach Week 

Dive into mid-summer celebrations with water, sand, sun and fun. Different activities in AM and PM sessions. 

 

Silly Art  

Get silly with art that’s drippy, goopy and loads of fun! Make a creative mess, learn about art, and laugh along the way. 

 

Space Kids  

Strap in and prepare for launch! From moon rocks to space food, join our space academy and discover the wonders of our galaxy. 

 

Toy Factory 

Create toys using everyday items, surprising new materials and imagination. A cardboard box will never look the same again! 

 

Under the Sea 

Dive deep, explore what’s happening under the waves, and discover sea treasures that wash ashore. 

Ages 7-8

Big Art 

Think big! Explore art in an oversized way through creative and challenging large-scale projects.

 

Built to Last  

The sky’s the limit! Engineer and construct projects from bridges to edible towers. Tackle new challenges daily and build on the fun!

 

Inventor’s Workshop 

Think outside the box! Unleash creativity and innovating at a whole new level to design playful, original and inspiring projects! 

 

Kids Cook: Bakery Basics 

Part art, part science and all-out delicious. Bake scrumptious, healthy helpings while whipping up mastery of kitchen basics. 

 

Kids Cook: Farm to Fork

From field to feast and wheat to bread, discover the journey food takes to make it to the table and cook up tasty dishes along the way.  

 

Kids Cook: Passport to Flavor  

Travel the world from the kitchen, make and taste foods and flavors from around the globe. 

 

Out of this World

Suit up for the mission of a lifetime exploring the universe and embarking on a galactic adventure.  

 

Passport to Play

Get passport stamps from 5 different countries during a fun-filled week of cultural exploration through art, games, and more!

 

Red, White & Beach Week 

Dive into mid-summer celebrations with water, sand, sun and fun. Different activities in AM and PM sessions. 

 

Science Sleuths

Fact or fiction? Conduct hands-on science fun and exploration to find out…

 

Shipwrecked 

Marooned on a desert island? Time to build a shelter, explore for food, search for buried treasure and watch out for pirates!  

Ages 9-10

Diggin' Downtown 

Hop on the R-Line and investigate the history, mystery and fun downtown Raleigh has to offer. Play tourist, see the sights and hit high points on Fayetteville Street and beyond. 

 

Full STEAM Ahead  

Puzzle, tinker, design and draw to discover how science, tech, engineering, art and math all work together to change the future.

 

Kid Carpentry 

Born to build! Using real tools, discover the joy of tackling construction challenges from designing and building projects. Tackle new challenges and build your way to fun! 

 

Kids Cook- Kitchen Takeover 

Move over grown-ups! From appetizers to desserts, mix up the recipe for total kitchen takeover. 

 

Kids Cook- Secret Ingredient  

Slip a top-secret ingredient into each day’s kitchen concoction!  Get creative and learn to doctor up delicious dishes.

 

Kids Cook- Test Kitchen 

Elevate culinary expertise! Try out new ways to prep, cook and serve favorite kitchen creations.  

 

Red, White & Beach Week 

Dive into mid-summer celebrations with water, sand, sun and fun. Different activities in AM and PM sessions. 

 

Wearable Art

Showcase personal panache! Create unique and stylish works of art, from clothing to jewelry to super cool accessories.

 

World Tour 

Leave the luggage at home, but bring lots of imagination on this trip around the world! Learn how kids play across continents.

Ages 11-12

Leaders in Training

Learn what volunteering and leading young children in play is all about at Marbles.  Build leadership skills, learn to work as a team, and get a taste of what it’s like to serve the community and give back.

Changes and Cancellations

To reschedule a camp, requests must be made in writing to camps@marbleskidsmuseum.org at least 2 weeks prior to the first day of camp. To change a camp within 2 weeks of the start date, a $25 rescheduling fee per person, per half-day camp will be charged. Rescheduled camps are subject to availability.
 

To cancel a camp, requests must be made in writing to camps@marbleskidsmuseum.org at least 2 weeks prior to the first day of camp to receive a refund. A $25 cancellation fee per person, per half-day camp will be deducted from the refund amount. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 2 weeks in advance.

Behavioral Expectations

We encourage parents and guardians to share any information about your camper that will help create a successful experience for your camper.

If significant behavioral issues arise and are unable to be resolved, we reserve the right to ask a camper to leave. In this case, no refund will be issued.

Late Pick-Up Fee

Marbles reserves the right to assess a late pick-up fee of $2 per minute beyond camp hours at the discretion of the camp director. Re-occurring late pick-ups may result in a camper forfeiting the remainder of a camp week with no refund.

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