Summer Camps

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Join us for another summer filled with creative exploration, tinkering, and making at Camp Kidzu!

Registration opens February 5th at 12:00 pm for 1 week of member pre-sale tickets and will open on February 12th at 12:00 pm for the general public/non-members.

Camp Hours

9 AM – 3:30 PM | Drop-off: 9 – 9:30 AM. Pick-up: 3 – 3:30 PM.

Have questions?

Contact our Camp Team at camp@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org

Summer Camp Scholarships

Financial assistance is available to those who qualify. Click here to access our 2024 Summer Camp Scholarship Application Form

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Summer Camp FAQ

Unfortunately, no. Your child must be within the given age range by the first day of camp to register for the camp session. Kidzu also requires that each child be bathroom independent.

Drop-Off: Caregivers arrive with their campers at Kidzu Children’s Museum, 201 S. Estes Dr., Chapel Hill, NC 27514 (enter through the mall entrance adjacent to Alfredo’s Pizza Villa). Drop-off will take place inside at Kidzu’s front desk between 9:00 AM and 9:30 AM. 

Pick-Up: Caregivers return to the front desk inside Kidzu Children’s Museum to pick up their camper any time between 3 PM and 3:30 PM. No camper will be released until an authorized adult has shown valid ID and signed the camp check-out form with a staff member. During camp registration, there is space to list multiple individuals authorized for pick-up. Arriving after 3:30 PM may result in a late pick-up fee.

Camps have a maximum of 25 children. Each camp will have at least 3 staff members.

Yes. Children must be potty independent to attend this program. Being potty independent means a child is able to communicate the need to go to the bathroom and complete the entire process on their own. While staff supervise multiple group bathroom breaks during this program, they are not able to facilitate bathroom visits for children.

See Kidzu’s full bathroom independence policy here.

Your camper should bring a snack and lunch that are both free of nuts and nut-products. Snack and lunch will not be provided by Kidzu Children’s Museum.

Campers should be ready to move! They should wear something comfortable that can get messy. In the event of an accident, pack a change of clothes in a labeled backpack. Close-toed shoes are recommended. Campers are currently not required to wear masks. 

The registration form has a section regarding allergies and other health concerns. Please be aware that Kidzu does not administer any medications with the exception of Epinephrine. If your child has an allergy that requires the use of an epipen, you will be asked to provide one.

If you would like to talk with our team about your child’s abilities and/or restrictions, please contact us at camp@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org 

Cancellations: Partial refunds are only guaranteed if cancellation is received at least 14 days prior to the start of camp. After this time, refunds will only be granted if we are able to fill your spot. There is a $50 nonrefundable administration fee per camp and per child. 

Reschedules: Reschedule requests can only be granted if the camp that you are transferring registration from is more than 14 days away AND the camp that you are transferring into still has availability.

Kidzu reserves the right to cancel a camp one week prior to the start date if the minimum enrollment requirement is not met. In the event that Kidzu cancels, we will issue a full refund to any registered participants.

Kidzu members receive a 20% discount on camp registration!

To receive membership discounts, you must be logged into Kidzu’s online member portal at the time of registration. Member discounts will apply automatically and be reflected in your cart prior to submitting payment. If you don’t yet have an account, please create one here using the email and contact information associated with your membership. If you encounter any issues during registration, please email our Director of Operations at singleton@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org

Not yet a member? Explore our membership options!

Yes! The Kidzu 2024 Summer Camp Scholarship Application will be available soon – please check back for updates. 

Based on your application and the generosity of Kidzu’s Susan Ross Education Fund, your family may qualify for a scholarship camp registration. Please note: Due to the volume of applications, we are only able to provide 1 camp scholarship spot per camp, per family.

Spaces and funds are limited, so please submit this application as soon as possible. We will respond to all pending Scholarship Applications in the order they were submitted. Please expect us to reply within two weeks from the date of receipt.

Yes! There will be time allotted for free play in the exhibit areas at each camp.

  • Masks are encouraged, but not required, for campers and staff.
  • Museum exhibits and props are sanitized multiple times each day to ensure cleanliness before both camp and general admission begin. Surfaces will be wiped down after each snack time and lunch. DHHS approved sanitizers will be used for museum cleaning.
  • Kidzu is professionally cleaned and vacuumed twice per week.
  • The Kidzu team will utilize electrostatic sanitizing sprayers for a quick drying, one-pass method to sanitize high-touch items and surfaces.
  • Camp activities will take place outdoors whenever possible.

 

All procedures are subject to change depending on how government and health professional recommendations evolve.

Please contact Kidzu immediately in order for the museum to enact tracking and tracing procedures. You may reach us at camp@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org or (919) 933-1455.

Want to ask your camper about what they did at camp? Here is a rough outline of the camp day. Please note that the camp day may change based on theme, weather, and length of scheduled activities.

Drop off and Museum Free Play

Morning Circle Story Time 

Activity 1 

Snack and Story Time 

Museum Free Play

Activity 2 

Lunch & Story Time

Structured Movement 

Activity 3

Museum Free Play

You may fill out the following Google Forms to add yourself to our camp waitlist.

Waitlist Here

Please reach out to camp@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org with any questions.

There are no single day registrations available for summer camp. The registration is for the entire duration of the camp listed on the website. 

Aftercare is not currently offered for Kidzu’s Camps. 

Please contact Kidzu’s Camp Team at camp@kidzuchildrensmuseum.org if you have questions about the camp your little is enrolled in.

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