Summer Camps 2021

NOTE: All summer camps are sold out, but cancellations happen. Please call 563-336-7308 to join the wait list.

It's never too early to start planning your summer! Register today to give your child a summer full of fun and discovery with amazing experiences at the Putnam!

These memorable summer camp programs are available for Kindergarten - 5th Grade! Pre-registration is required, as space is limited and certain summer camps are quick to sell out.

We are committed to your child’s safety and have a few things to share with you about how we will address Summer Camps.
  • Camp capacity is set at 15 campers.
  • Campers will maintain a social distance from one another.
  • Campers will not share equipment or materials.
  • Face coverings will be worn by staff, and are required of campers as well as, of parents when dropping off and picking up.
  • Disinfectant will be used on surfaces and campers will be washing hands frequently.
  • Temperature checks will be required of all campers each morning.
CDC Guidelines Update: The Putnam will continue to follow Scott County Health Department guidance on COVID-19 best practices, including social distancing and face covering recommendations. We’ll be monitoring our community’s vaccination rate and look forward to the lifting of COVID 19 restrictions over the coming weeks and months.

Participating children must be able to follow all of the guidelines above.

Got a question? Contact Visitor Services at 563-324-1933. 
  • Scholarships available for families with an economic need. Please contact bboyd-carlson@putnam.org.
  • In case of cancellations you must notify us of your cancellation at least two weeks before the first day of the program to receive a 50% refund. No refunds will be given less than 2 weeks before the program begins.

________________________________

WEEKLONG FULL-DAY CAMPS

Fee: $240 Non-Members, $200 Members 
Become a member and save! 
9 am - 4 pm

Astro camp®  - SOLD OUT!

June 14-18 | Grades 3 - 5
Train to be a Space Commander. Learn about stars, planets, and more to navigate the great unknown. Test your skills in designing and creating rockets and space shuttles. Find out if you could live like real space rangers and virtually meet a former NASA astronaut! Take one small step to join one giant leap this space week. The goal of Astro Camp is to give ALL students the chance to get involved in and experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to inspire future astronauts and engineers to learn about space with NASA activities. 

Putnam academy for wizardry- SOLD OUT!

June 28 - July 2 | Grades 3 - 5
Accept you invitation to the Putnam Academy for Wizardry. Take wizardry courses in spells and the chemistry of potions. Encounter magical creatures, plants, and artifacts. Build your own wand and compete in wand dueling and other magical sports. Your destiny awaits! Putnam Academy for Wizardry camp is generously sponsored by ACS Illinois-Iowa Local Section.


she's the first

July 7-9* | Grades 3 - 5
*Three Day Camp $145 Non-Members, $120 Members
Who was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize? To go to space? To make pop music? Discover famous women who have shaped our world and join them by experimenting with their findings and exploring your own passions. She's the First camp is generously sponsored by ACS Illinois-Iowa Local Section.


Invent and Innovate - Sold out! 

July 12-16 | Grades 3 - 5
It's time to tinker, create, invent, and innovate. Explore great inventors through time and around the world. You'll get to join these inventors too by taking part in design challenges and prototyping your own creations.  

Zombie survival training - SOLD OUT!

July 19-23 | Grades 3 - 5
Can you survive the zombie apocalypse? We'll put our survival skills to the test and prepare for the undead uprising. There will be training on how to get through the city ruins and find food, shelter and warmth in the apocalyptic wilderness.   

________________________________


WEEKLONG half-DAY CAMPS

Join us for a half day camp or combine two camps to make a full day camp experience. 
Fee:
 $120 Non-Members, $100 Members

Become a member and save! 


astro Camp® - Sold out!

June 21-25 | Grades K - 2

9 am - 12 pm


Train to be a Space Commander. Learn about stars, planets, and more to navigate the great unknown. Test your skills in designing and creating rockets and space shuttles. Find out if you could live like real space rangers! Take one small step to join one giant leap this space week. The goal of Astro Camp is to give ALL students the chance to get involved in and experience Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) to inspire future astronauts and engineers to learn about space with NASA activities. 

flying high

June 21-25 | Grades K - 2

1 pM - 4 PM

The sky is the limit here! What makes a plane go up? Are birds defying gravity? We'll think big and aim high as we experiment with the science of flight. Flying High camp is generously sponsored by ACS Illinois-Iowa Local Section.

world travelers - sold out!

July 26-30 | Grades K - 2

9 AM - 12 PM

From the mummies of Ancient Egypt to the relics of East Asia, discover the hidden wonders of the world at the Putnam. You'll get a passport to travel through the African Safari and Arctic Tundra to explore culture, land and more.  

magic school bus adventures SOLD OUT!

July 26-30 | Grades K - 2

1 PM - 4 PM

This is NOT a normal field trip! Ms. Frizzle and her class will be taking us on extraordinary adventures all week long. So hop on the bus and ride with us through the dinosaur age, circuits, the human body, and so much more. 

 

ahoy pirates! SOLD OUT!

August 2-6 | Grades K - 2

9 AM - 12 PM

Arrr you ready for an adventure? Discover the hidden treasures of the Putnam and the creatures of the deep sea! Build sailing tools, and learn the science behind the tricks of the pirate trade. Come gather your crew, your journey awaits! 

science of superheroes SOLD OUT!

August 2-6 | Grades K - 2

1 PM - 4 PM

It's a bird. It's a plane. It could be you! Come learn the science behind your favorite superheroes from super strength to the power of flight. Through hands-on activities, you'll discover what it takes to face super-human challenges. Science of Superheroes camp is generously sponsored by ACS Illinois-Iowa Local Section.


Sponsors:

Become a member

One visit won’t be enough! Become a member today & experience all the Putnam has to offer along with members perks.
Join today!!


20181121_WebRecognition.png
 
Copyright © 2021, The Putnam Museum & Science Center, All Rights Reserved