Camps.

Camps.

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

Camps at MOXI are fun, playful, and empowering, and are designed to engage campers in the practices of scientists and engineers. Our camp programs nurture campers’ creativity, curiosity, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

  • Campers enjoy access to MOXl’s state-of-the-art exhibits they know and love while learning new skills.
  • 6:1 camper to counselor ratio.
  • Camp staffed by well-trained informal science educators.
  • Extended Day provides facilitated and supervised in-depth exploration of the museum before and after the scheduled camp day.

Explore Our Camps

Grade
Dates
Monday, August 1, 2022 - Thursday, August 4, 2022
Step right up and help transform MOXI into a classic carnival, designing and building your own version of your favorite arcade games such as pinball, Skee-Ball®, mini golf, and more. Through the engineering design process, you will investigate the mechanics and explore the science behind these time-honored games of skill.
Email camps@moxi.org to join the waitlist.
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - Friday, August 12, 2022
Step right up and help transform MOXI into a classic carnival, designing and building your own version of your favorite arcade games such as pinball, Skee-Ball®, mini golf, and more. Through the engineering design process, you will investigate the mechanics and explore the science behind these time-honored games of skill.
Email camps@moxi.org to join the waitlist.
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 - Friday, July 8, 2022
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.
Email camps@moxi.org to join the waitlist.
Monday, July 11, 2022 - Friday, July 15, 2022
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.
Email camps@moxi.org to join the waitlist.
Monday, June 27, 2022 - Friday, July 1, 2022
Bring your stories to life through digital innovation and art! Learn about storyboarding, character, conflict, and sets as you tell your own stories through timelapse, stop motion, illustration, puppetry, digital video, and more.
Email camps@moxi.org to join the waitlist.
Monday, July 18, 2022 - Friday, July 22, 2022
Bring your stories to life through digital innovation and art! Learn about storyboarding, character, conflict, and sets as you tell your own stories through timelapse, stop motion, illustration, puppetry, digital video, and more.
Monday, July 25, 2022 - Friday, July 29, 2022
Bring your stories to life through digital innovation and art! Learn about storyboarding, character, conflict, and sets as you tell your own stories through timelapse, stop motion, illustration, puppetry, digital video, and more.
Email camps@moxi.org to join the waitlist.
Monday, June 20, 2022 - Friday, June 24, 2022
Calling all aspiring makers and entrepreneurs! Develop a product and bring your creations to market. You get to craft and create a unique product, build a brand, and indulge your creativity and entrepreneurial spirit in preparation for an exclusive outdoor Makers Market for MOXI staff, friends, and families.
Email camps@moxi.org to join the waitlist.
Monday, June 6, 2022 - Friday, June 10, 2022
Join MOXl's Spy Training Academy, where you solve daily mysteries and work to protect MOXl's Top Secret Exhibit Plans! Crack secret codes and puzzles, engineer traps and sensors, and develop techniques for covering your trail. Through creativity, collaboration and problem solving, you will design an escape room to keep MOXl's classified plans under wraps.
Email camps@moxi.org to join the waitlist.
Monday, June 13, 2022 - Friday, June 17, 2022
Join MOXl's Spy Training Academy, where you solve daily mysteries and work to protect MOXl's Top Secret Exhibit Plans! Crack secret codes and puzzles, engineer traps and sensors, and develop techniques for covering your trail. Through creativity, collaboration and problem solving, you will design an escape room to keep MOXl's classified plans under wraps.
Email camps@moxi.org to join the waitlist.

MEET OUR SUMMER CAMP TEAM!

Marisol Trejos

Lead Camp Counselor

"What I'm most excited about is Fridays! Beach days, and having our MOXI team see what we've worked on!"

Damaris Osuna

Camps and Outreach Manager

"I'm excited about seeing all of the camp families and spending the summer learning about science through play!"

Nailah Rauf

Camp Counselor

"I am most excited for building new relationships with the students, staff, and families I’ll be working with! I’m always excited to meet new people!"

Rachel Hyppolite

Camp Counselor

"I am most excited to help students grow in developing new skills and for us to build together!"

Grace Hu

Jr. Camp Counselor

"I can’t wait to connect with campers and their families to create awesome summer memories!"

MOXI Summer Camp Frequently Asked Questions

What is MOXI Summer 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 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.

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 are MOXI’s COVID-19 protocols for camps?

In accordance with state and CDC guidelines (March 2022), MOXI is modifying the Summer Camp experience for the safety of all campers and staff. These protocols include:
- Vaccination requirements for all camp staff + volunteers
- Daily COVID symptom screenings for all campers + staff
- Frequent handwashing breaks between activities
- Limiting shared materials by separating tools and materials for each camper
- Maintaining physical distancing in accordance with state + CDC guidelines
- Daily sanitizing of surfaces and high touch points

What happens if a camper or staff exhibits COVID-19 symptoms?

If a camper or staff exhibits any symptoms of COVID-19 before the start of a camp day, they must remain at home until they are symptom free for 5 days or are symptom free and can show proof of a “negative” COVID-19 test result. If a camper or staff member exhibits any symptoms of COVID-19 during the camp day, the individual will be escorted to MOXI’s Innovation Workshop Cozy Corner and kept in isolation until a parent or guardian can pick them up. Campers and staff must be tested and report back to MOXI. If a COVID-19 test is reported positive, camp will be shut down and pro-rated refunds would be offered.

MOXI Summer Break Camp Daily Schedule

9:00 – 9:50 AM
Arrival/Museum Exploration
9:50 AM – 10:00 AM
Announcements and Games
10:00 - 10:25 AM
Morning Activity
10:25 AM – 10:45 AM
Snack
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Morning Activity
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Lunch
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Afternoon 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.

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.

Additional Refund Policy Notes for 2022

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.