Summer Camp at Hagley

Summer Camp at Hagley

NEXT DATE: July 15, 2024  |  9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  |  Monday
category: Family Programs  |  location: Visitor Center

Summer Camp at Hagley offers day camps with experiences ranging from STEAM discovery to old-school fun. Campers can journey back to the 19th century or use STEAM concepts to complete challenges and bring new ideas to life. Ages: 7-12. Prices: $290 to $400 per week.

Summer Camp at Hagley – Week 1
July 15 through July 19 – Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This week’s themes are: 

Life Long Ago (Ages 7-9): Life Long Ago Camp immerses campers into life in a 19th century black powder factory and workers’ village.  Each day campers explore different activities common during the 1800s, such as gardening, cooking, making toys, dancing, and much more.  Campers also participate in tasks specific to a powder factory like firing off charges of powder, making barrels, and constructing water wheels.  The camp week culminates in a carnival when campers can share what they have learned with their families. 

Click here to register for Life Long Ago Camp

STEAM Maker Camp (Ages 10-12): STEAM Maker Camp provides campers with the opportunity to tinker with different technology and equipment. From 3D printers to hand drills, to sewing machines, to more, campers will be taught how to bring their creative ideas to life as a patent model.  The week will end with a Patent Model Presentation where campers can show off their inventions to their families. 

Click here to register for STEAM Maker Camp 

Summer Camp at Hagley – Week 2
August 5 through August 9 – Monday to Friday – 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

This week’s themes are: 

STEAM Discovery Camp (Ages 7-9): During STEAM Discovery Camp, campers investigate scientific and engineering concepts and complete hands-on challenges.  Each camp day will focus on a different topic in science and include subjects in life science, physical science, technology, and engineering.  Finally, there will be a Science Expo at the end of the week where campers can show off their projects and favorite demonstrations for their families. 

Click here to register for STEAM Discovery Camp

Learning the Trades (Ages 10-12): Before there were makerspaces, early makers were plying their trades.  Learning the Trades Camp offers campers a chance to explore many of the different skills and jobs of the 19th century.  Campers will become powdermen, stone masons, coopers, farmers, teachers, printers, and more.  A fun “jobs fair” at the end of the week will mark the end of the campers’ apprenticeships as they share their new skills with their families. 

Click here to register for Learning the Trades Camp


Each camp has a maximum of 20 campers. Camps are staffed by adult camp instructors and teenage camp counselors. Teens, age 15-18, who are interested in volunteering can sign up to be counselors at Extensive training is provided. 

Camp Schedule:
Camps operate Monday-Friday
Camp Day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.        
Drop Off begins: 8:30 a.m.

Non-members: $350 per week (plus $50 supply fee for STEAM Maker Camp).
Hagley Members: $290 per week (plus $50 supply fee for STEAM Maker Camp).
For questions, please contact Education Program Coordinator Jeff Durst at (302) 658-2400 ext. 285 or


STEM programs are made possible by DuPont and supported by Chemours and M&T Charitable Foundation.

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