Summer Camps

 Create and Investigate with us this Summer!

PreK Camp an CMofIL  is the opportunity for your child to engage in hands-on educational fun! The best part- they won’t even know they’re learning! Campers will make slime, messy art, explore forces, and investigate the world of technology. PreK Camp is a GREAT way to introduce your child to a classroom setting and get a head start on kindergarten readiness skills.

Class sizes are limited to 15 children with a ratio of 4 children to one adult. Every day will include a hands-on activity, story, playtime in the Museum, and snack.  

 Pre-K Camps are for children aged 3 to 5 years old.  Students must be potty-trained, please!  Camp is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 am to 11:00 am (drop off available at 8:45 am). Each week will have a special theme and each day includes story time, hands-on activities, snack, and playtime. Close-toed shoes are required.

Click HERE to view all PreK dates and themes

Camp Policies and Rules


Camp 55 is an opportunity for your child to engage in hands-on educational fun! The best part- they won’t even know they’re learning! Campers will make slime, messy art, explore forces, and investigate the world of technology. Join us for a summer of pure awesomeness!


Camp 55 is for students entering 1st grade through 3rd grade.  Each Camp 55 topic is a week-long (Monday – Friday), and is 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, with drop-off available at 8:45 am.  Students will need to bring a lunch (refrigerator space is available!). Close-toed shoes are required. Each day will include 2 to 3 activities and playtime in the Museum.

Click HERE to view all Camp 55 dates and themes

Camp Policies and Rules

MAKER CAMP

Campers will engage in hands-on projects that will encourage open-ended thinking and
problem-solving skills.  Sign up today!

Children entering 2nd-5th Grade

Rockets: During this shorter cam we will explore the world of propulsion and learn how to send objects into the air. How high can your rocket go?
Dates: July 1-3
Time: 10A-1P
$60/50 (Members) per week
*Children must bring sack lunch

Exhibit Design: Exhibits in museums are special tools that we use to educate guests on various topics. Learn how we pick topics, set goals, an go through the process we go through to design and build an exhibit
Dates: July 22-26$110/$100 (Members) per week
*Children must bring a sack lunch

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For more information about summer camps, stop by the Museum, or give us a call at (217) 423-5437.

Abby Koester- akoester@cmofil.org or (217)423-5437

Summer Camps sponsored by DMF