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Camps.

Camps.

Get ready to make, move + MOXI-fy your mindset.

MOXI Camps are fun and empowering, designed to engage campers in science and engineering as they play, test, and iterate. Our camp programs nurture campers’ creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

  • Campers get hands-on access to MOXI exhibits through dedicated exploration time and engaging challenges
  • Camps are staffed by a team of trained instructors who blend science, engineering, art, and more into interactive programming
  • Daily off-site lunches are held at local parks + beaches and supervised by camp staff + volunteers
  • Extended Day care provides supervised exploration of the museum + engaging activities before and after the scheduled camp day

Explore Our Camps

Grade
Dates
Monday, March 27, 2023 - Friday, March 31, 2023
Spark your creativity, grab your tools, and get ready to dive into new fields of science every day as a “STEAM professional.” Learn what it’s like to plan a build as a civil engineer, investigate chemical reactions as a chemist, and more as we craft experiments and build new creations in our journey through different fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math.
Email camps@moxi.org to join the waitlist.
Monday, June 12, 2023 - Friday, June 16, 2023
Join MOXI’s Spy Training Academy, where you solve daily mysteries and work together to protect MOXI’s Top Secret Exhibit Plans! Crack secret codes, engineer traps, and develop techniques for covering your trail. Using creativity, collaboration and problem-solving, you will design an escape room to keep MOXI’s classified plans under wraps. WAITLIST FULL
Email camps@moxi.org to join the waitlist.
Monday, June 19, 2023 - Friday, June 23, 2023
You have been officially accepted into the MOXI Academy of Wonder and Wizardry for a sorcery-filled week! Build wands to cast your own spells, experiment with mysterious potions, master the art of transfiguration, and explore the world of magic through science.
Monday, June 26, 2023 - Friday, June 30, 2023
If you can imagine it, you can make it. Together we’ll build worlds filled with whimsy through crafts, construction, and creativity as our guides. This is your chance to design and construct living structures for a water world, a nature oasis, and even a faraway planet. Where will your imagination take you?
Monday, July 3, 2023 - Friday, July 7, 2023
Calling all chemists! Are you intrigued by the ooey, the gooey, the slimy and sticky? Or things that snap, fizz, and pop? Do you often ask, “I wonder what would happen if….?” Then, come to MOXI for a week of laboratory fun with messy mixtures, giant bubbles, glowing goo, and (carefully monitored) explosions. WAITLIST FULL
Email camps@moxi.org to join the waitlist.
Monday, July 10, 2023 - Friday, July 14, 2023
Calling all chemists! Are you intrigued by the ooey, the gooey, the slimy and sticky? Or things that snap, fizz, and pop? Do you often ask, “I wonder what would happen if….?” Then, come to MOXI for a week of laboratory fun with messy mixtures, giant bubbles, glowing goo, and (carefully monitored) explosions. WAITLIST FULL
Email camps@moxi.org to join the waitlist.
Monday, July 17, 2023 - Friday, July 21, 2023
Tool time! Use real workshop tools to build your own functional and personalized creation. Explore blueprinting, metal soldering, woodworking, and more in order to prepare a customized lamp for our exclusive Builder Bonanza for MOXI staff, friends, and families. What will you build?
Monday, July 24, 2023 - Friday, July 28, 2023
Join us on a quest to help our favorite storybook characters. Dive into The Three Little Pigs as we construct houses out of hay, wood, and more to test their strength and figure out how to make each of them wolf-proof. Build bridges, tinker with Rube Goldberg machines, and get creative as we navigate new and exciting engineering challenges to bring each story to life. GRADES 1-2 WAITLIST FULL
Email camps@moxi.org to join the waitlist.
Monday, July 31, 2023 - Thursday, August 3, 2023
Join us on a quest to help our favorite storybook characters. Dive into The Three Little Pigs as we construct houses out of hay, wood, and more to test their strength and figure out how to make each of them wolf-proof. Build bridges, tinker with Rube Goldberg machines, and get creative as we navigate new and exciting engineering challenges to bring each story to life. GRADES 1-2 WAITLIST FULL
Monday, August 7, 2023 - Friday, August 11, 2023
Discover your inner superpower and save the day with exciting science and engineering activities. Join our superhero training academy to explore the science of superpowers and use engineering to build your superhero identity. Will you be able to complete your training and save the day?
Monday, August 14, 2023 - Friday, August 18, 2023
Discover your inner superpower and save the day with exciting science and engineering activities. Join our superhero training academy to explore the science of superpowers and use engineering to build your superhero identity. Will you be able to complete your training and save the day?
Email camps@moxi.org to join the waitlist.

MOXI Camp
Frequently Asked Questions

What is MOXI Camp?

MOXI Camps aim to spark curiosity and ignite learning through hands-on activities in our Exploration Lab, Innovation Workshop and across MOXI’s exhibit tracks. Each camp also includes off-site excursions within walking distance of MOXI. These off-site excursions will ensure that your child is kept active and provide opportunities for your child to observe and conduct experiments outside the museum.

What does my child need for camp?

Your child should bring the following items to MOXI camp:

  • Comfortable clothes that they can move around in and get dirty will allow your camper to explore at their full capacity.
  • Closed toed shoes so they can comfortably walk to nearby locations are recommended.
  • Lunch
  • Snack
  • A backpack to carry their belongings.
  • Full water bottle
  • Sunscreen

*Please write your child’s name on their belongings and avoid bringing anything of value to
camp.

What is your drop-off/pick-up policy?

On the first day of camp, we will ask you to confirm your contact information and approved pick-up person(s). All campers must be signed out every day of camp by either a parent or the assigned adult responsible for pick-up. Please inform your pick-up person(s) to bring photo identification with them each day they come to camp so they can pick up your child.

Late pick-up policy

  • First occurrence: warning
  • Second occurrence: $1/minute charge for each minute late after 15 minutes

Extended Day Option
For an additional fee of $100, campers can arrive as early as 8:00 AM and be picked-up as late as 5:00 PM daily.

What if my child needs medication and/or has allergies?

MOXI staff is not allowed to administer any medication. If a camper needs medication, it must be administered by a parent/guardian or the camper themselves. MOXI staff can hold and/or store medication until needed by the camper. Medication will be returned to the parent, guardian, or caregiver at the end of the camp day/week.

Do let MOXI staff know if your camper has an allergy. Please note we may not be able to fully eliminate all potential allergens.

What happens if there are disciplinary issues?

If a discipline issue occurs, we will take the child aside and try to resolve the issue. If this does not resolve the issue, we will contact the parent. If this does not resolve the issue or discipline issues become a common occurrence, we may ask the parent to come and remove the child from camp

What do you do if a child is ill?

If your camper is sick, has any known exposure to COVID-19, is waiting on a COVID-19 test result, or has otherwise been told to self-isolate/quarantine/stay home by a medical professional or based on county/state/CDC health guidance, do not send them to camp. If your camper is unable to attend due to illness or implications of COVID-19, we will offer a full or pro-rated refund depending on the situation. If a camper becomes ill at camp, we will call parents to come and pick them up.

What do you do if a child is injured?

If a child becomes injured, MOXI Education will contact the parent or guardian. For significant injury or other conditions that require immediate medical attention, we will call 911 and/or take the child to Cottage Hospital and contact the participant’s parent or guardian. Medical personnel will be provided with relevant information, such as allergies, as provided on the first day of camp.

How do I leave an emergency message concerning my child?

Please call the front desk at 805.770.5000 and a staff member will deliver your message to the appropriate person. If you have any specific questions regarding the camp, please email Damaris Osuna at damaris.osuna@moxi.org.

What does lunch look like for MOXI camps?

Lunch takes place off-site every day at a local park (Ambassador Park and Chase Palm Park). Campers are escorted from the museum to the park by Counselors in Training (volunteers) and CPR-certified Camp Counselors equipped with emergency contact information, a first aid kit, radios, and extra supplies. Campers are encouraged to bring their lunch, water, and sunscreen with them every day and are invited to play a number of different games and activities.

Refund Policy

Standard Refund Policy

All requests to cancel participation in a camp must be made in writing to camps@moxi.org. Cancellations requested up to one month prior to the camp start date will receive a 90% refund. Cancellations requested up to 2 weeks before the camp start date will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations requested less than 2 weeks before the camp start date are not eligible for a refund.