Summer Camp

Summer camp at Marbles offers an extraordinary adventure for your child! Camps are for children ages 3-10. Sign up for morning or afternoon sessions or register for one of each and build a full day's schedule. To register, pick your desired age range below.

Ages 3-4 | Ages 5-6 | Ages 7-8 | Ages 9-10 | Extended Care and Lunch Options

Ages 3-4

Anything But Brushes
Create mess-tacular masterpieces with your pinkies, palms and pretty much anything but paintbrushes.

Backyard Explorers
Jump into the backyard and discover the great outdoors. Explore birds, plants, trees and other amazing things living just outside the door.

Colorful World of Eric Carle
Favorite stories from Eric Carle like The Very Hungry Caterpillar come to life through art, music, movement, stories, cooking and games.

Kids Cook: Mix and Measure
Create yummy dishes and learn the basics of cooking in this popular camp. Test compatible flavors and discover curious combinations.

Kids Cook: Storybook Kitchen
Roll up your sleeves, tie on your aprons, open a book and begin to cook! Prepare tasty dishes inspired by favorite storybooks.

Pete the Cat's Camp Adventure
Pete the Cat is at it again! Read about his latest adventure. Sing, dance and get silly.

Pirates and Princesses
Set sail for the land of make believe. Young buccaneers and princesses take in tall tales and create a fantastical world of treasures and tiaras.

Silly Science
Science doesn’t have to be so serious – it can be silly too! Songs, books and hands-on experiences in our “do touch” environment introduce science in a fun and engaging way.

Ages 5-6

Bam! Smash! Superpowers!
Superheroes unite and use their powers to save the day at Marbles. Practice your kapows and get your capes ready for superhero play that inspires. 

Brick by Brick
Build your brain brick by brick with LEGO. Construct a tower that touches the sky or a fairy castle where critters hide. Engineer imagination!

Kids Cook: Cook a Book
Tales can be tasty! Enjoy cooking delicious all new dishes from the pages of your favorite books.

Kids Cook: Snack Pack
Stop your next snack attack in its tracks. Uncover ingredients for never-ending snack options and learn to make delicious treats that give you energy between meals.

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

Magic Tree House Adventures
Discover dinosaurs, play with primates and run with rainforest critters in this camp based on the books from the Magic Tree House series by Mary Pope Osborne.

Messy Art
Art is awesome when it’s drippy, goopy and loaded with fun! Make a creative mess and learn a lot about art along the way.

On the Move
Planes, trains and automobiles! Take off by land, air and sea to explore all the ways we get around.

Pet Vet
Crazy for cats? Dreaming of dogs? Discover new and amazing things about our pets and the doctors who take care of them in a week full of feathers and fur. All new activities for 2018.

Super Spy
Conduct surveillance, break secret codes and practice undercover maneuvers. Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is…to have fun!

Wonder Lab
Equipped with lab coats, goggles and curiosity, campers open up the fun world of science. Experiment, observe and discover!

Ages 7-8

Big Art
Explore art in an oversized way through creative and challenging projects. THINK BIG!

Builders Choice
The sky's the limit as you construct everything from bridges to edible towers. Tackle a new challenge each day and build your way to fun!

Crash Test Lab
Dream, design, destroy! See science in action as we launch, drop and smash creations in our crash test lab.

Crazy for Cardboard
Think outside the box! Bend, cut, color, twist, tape – get creative with cardboard and watch your ideas take shape.

Extreme Doll Makeover
Become a mini fashion stylist! Design and make clothes, accessories and hairstyles that give your doll a whole new look.

Kids Cook: Bakery Basics
Part art, part science and all-out delicious. Bake scrumptious, silly, healthy helpings while whipping up mastery of kitchen basics.

Kids Cook: Farm to Fork
From cow to carton and wheat to bread, discover the journey our food takes to make it to our table. Cook up tasty dishes along the way.

Kids Cook: Passport to Flavor
Travel the world to experience the food of different cultures as the original version of our most popular Kids Cook camp returns!

Kitchen Concoctions
Take a pinch of kitchen, add a dash of science and mix in lots of creativity to make spectacular combos with ordinary ingredients. Look out, the kitchen's not just for cooking anymore!

Mythical Marvels
Gnomes, unicorns, fairies and more! Use your imagination to travel to enchanted places that are out of this world. 

Star Wars Science
Star-powered fun awaits in this camp about the science of Star Wars. Experiment and play with robots, supersonic speed and light sabers for a galactic adventure.
 

Ages 9-10

Crime Lab Conundrums
Use science and street smarts to track down criminals in a week full of evidence and investigation. Learn techniques that real crime-solvers use to crack the case!

Design Dares
Unleash your cardboard creativity. Innovate roller coasters to the extreme. Think, make, aspire, DREAM!

Diggin' Downtown
Hop on the R-Line and explore the businesses and industries that make Downtown Raleigh buzz! Share ideas with the young entrepreneurs shaping Raleigh’s future.

Invention Convention
Calling all entrepreneurs for a week of inventing and presenting - Shark Tank style!

Kids Cook: Dinner's On!
Ring the dinner bell—it’s time to eat! Cook full dinners with newly discovered culinary skills after just one week of camp.

Kids Cook: Kitchen Takeover
Move over grown-ups! From appetizers to dessert, mix up the recipe for total kitchen takeover.  

Kids Cook: Secret Ingredient
Slip a top secret ingredient into each day's kitchen concoction! Hide beets in brownies, or chocolate in chili and make your own tongue-teasing culinary creation.

Passport to Art
Take a virtual trip around the world with paint, clay, pastels and more! Leave the luggage at home, but bring your imagination! 

Slime Time
3,2,1 – it’s slime time! Get elbow deep in goop, and play around with different recipes for ooey, gooey SLIME!

Changes and Cancellations

To reschedule a camp, requests must be made in writing to camps@marbleskidsmuseum.org at least two weeks in advance of the camp start date. To change a camp within two 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 two weeks in advance of the camp start date. A $25 cancellation fee per person, per half-day camp will be deducted from the refund amount. Cancellation requests made less than two weeks in advance will not receive a refund.

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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