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2024 Summer Camps.

Sessions begin June 17

Camps.

Designed for kids entering kindergarten to sixth grade, our programs boost creativity, curiosity, and problem-solving skills.

  • Campers get hands-on access to MOXI exhibits through dedicated exploration time and engaging challenges.
  • Daily off-site lunches are held at local parks + beaches.
  • Extended Day Care provides supervised exploration time in the museum and engaging activities.
  • New! Nearby off-site location features ocean views and easy access to join fellow campers for lunch and museum playtime.

MOXI Camp
Frequently Asked Questions

Veteran’s Memorial Building

Select camps will be hosted at the nearby Veterans’ Memorial Building located at 112 W. Cabrillo Blvd, just 2 blocks from MOXI—allowing for MOXI visits during the week.

Extended-day drop off at MOXI until 8:50 AM, and pickup from the front desk of MOXI by 5 PM.

Camp Supervision

MOXI Camps maintains a ratio of 1:8 instructors to campers, as well as 4 volunteers per group. Our staff are trained in CPR, First Aid, and Behavior Support with years of experience working with children in various capacities.

Contact Information

Leah Forester, Camps + Outreach Manager

leah.forester@moxi.org / (805) 770-5010

Kyle Dent, Camps + Outreach Coordinator

kyle.dent@moxi.org / (805) 845-6149

 

Camps Team

Camps@moxi.org

 

Our camp staff is often quite busy during the camp day, if your matter is urgent, please contact MOXI’s front desk, (805) 770-5000, or the camp text-line (833) 676 –4849 and they can connect you to a camp team member.

MOXI will notify the primary contact via email or phone in the event of significant changes to the camp schedule. In an emergency, staff will reach out via phone.

Please make sure MOXI has the correct email and phone number on file for your camper’s primary contact.

What does my child need for camp?

  • Comfortable and weather-appropriate clothing you wouldn’t mind getting dirty
  • Comfortable closed-toe shoes
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Backpack for carrying everything
  • Water bottle
  • Sunscreen

What Not to Bring

  • Phones or smart watches
  • Toys or other valuables

Optional

  • Medication (in its original container)*
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat for additional sun protection

Campers will be given a camp t-shirt upon arrival and be asked to wear it for the duration of camp.
Additional shirts are available for purchase ($20).

*MOXI staff cannot administer camper medication

Cancellation & Transfer Policy

Cancellations: 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.

Transfers: MOXI camp registrations are not eligible for transfer to friends or family as MOXI maintains an active Camp new availability notification list. All cancellations are subject to the above cancellation policy, and new registrants must sign up via MOXI’s website. Transfer of camp weeks between the same participant are subject to a 10% administrative fee if space is still available; if a camp is sold out, participants must cancel their registration and ask to be added to the waitlist for the week they are interested in.

Waitlist Policy

MOXI camps are quite popular and tend to sell out quickly. MOXI does not maintain a traditional waitlist. Instead, interested participants are encouraged to sign up for our notification list. When a camp spot opens, the Camps team will reach out to all individuals on the list via email notifying them that a seat has been released on our website.

Registration will occur on a first -come, first- served basis via our online registration system; signing up for our waitlist does not guarantee you a spot in our program.

Special Needs

MOXI strives to create an inclusive learning environment that welcomes students of all abilities. Since each camper is different and has different needs, we encourage you to reach out if you have any specific questions, concerns, or accommodations.

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 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 camps@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) and at the beach near the Santa Barbara Wharf.

Campers are escorted from the museum to the park by 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.

Explore Our Camps

Grade
Dates
Location
Monday, June 17, 2024 - Friday, June 21, 2024
Are you ready to rock?! Join us as we explore the science of sound. Together we will see how sound travels, make things louder or quiet them down, and compete in silly sound challenges. Wrap up your week with our very own MOXI Rockstar Showcase where your band will build instruments to put on one epic performance.
Monday, June 24, 2024 - Friday, June 28, 2024
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 Makers Market for MOXI staff, friends, and families.
Monday, July 1, 2024 - Friday, July 5, 2024
Calling all innovators! Dive into the world of technology as we learn the basics of coding to create games, design wearable technology, and program robots. Using micro-bit technology, campers will build their skills as they put these techniques together to contribute to our one-of-a-kind robot petting zoo!
Monday, July 8, 2024 - Friday, July 12, 2024
Ahoy Mateys! Set sail with MOXI as we delve into the wonderful world of pirates, mermaids, and more at our ocean-view classroom. Together we will explore balance as we walk the plank, build giant cardboard ships, and engineer sandcastles to withstand crashing waves. Put your navigation skills to the test in an epic scavenger hunt throughout the wharf to solve clues that point you to MOXI’s buried treasure!
Monday, July 15, 2024 - Friday, July 19, 2024
Ahoy Mateys! Set sail with MOXI as we delve into the wonderful world of pirates, mermaids, and more at our ocean-view classroom. Together we will explore balance as we walk the plank, build giant cardboard ships, and engineer sandcastles to withstand crashing waves. Put your navigation skills to the test in an epic scavenger hunt throughout the wharf to solve clues that point you to MOXI’s buried treasure!
Monday, July 15, 2024 - Friday, July 19, 2024
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.
Monday, July 8, 2024 - Friday, July 12, 2024
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.
Monday, July 22, 2024 - Friday, July 26, 2024
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, July 22, 2024 - Friday, July 26, 2024
Planes! Trains! Automobiles! Come explore things that move, roll, and fly as we race cars at Build it. Test it. Race it., design the world’s fastest paper airplane and float handmade boats in White Water. Take a fieldtrip to the train station and travel on the famous Lil’ Toot as we learn from the people who keep Santa Barbara moving.
Monday, July 29, 2024 - Thursday, August 1, 2024
Planes! Trains! Automobiles! Come explore things that move, roll, and fly as we race cars at Build it. Test it. Race it., design the world’s fastest paper airplane and float handmade boats in White Water. Take a fieldtrip to the train station and travel on the famous Lil’ Toot as we learn from the people who keep Santa Barbara moving.
Monday, July 29, 2024 - Thursday, August 1, 2024
Are you ready to think outside the box? Join our team as we prepare for MOXI’s first ever cardboard car race. Together we will learn the basics of building with cardboard, create our very own motorized cardboard cars, and turn our classroom into a massive cardboard race track complete with twists, turns and big drops. Will your creation win the CARdboard Cup?
Monday, August 5, 2024 - Friday, August 9, 2024
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.
Monday, August 12, 2024 - Friday, August 16, 2024
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.

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.