Summer Camps

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Mark your calendars for our upcoming STEAM Summer Camps. Don’t miss the chance to give your child the gift of an unforgettable summer – summer is coming soon!

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Did you know that museum members have access to early registration AND get discounted rates on summer camps? Join today!

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SUMMER CAMP 2024

Welcome to a summer camp experience like no other! The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is hosting STEAM-focused summer camps for children ages 6 – 12. Camp hours are 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Our STEAM Camps are designed to ignite the curiosity and creativity of young minds, blending history with hands-on STEAM activities. At the heart of our STEAM Camps is the perfect fusion of innovation and history. Campers will dive into the captivating world of trolleys, exploring the museum’s historic collection and learning about the technological marvels that revolutionized transportation.

All camps include behind-the-scenes tours, interactive guided tours of our collection of artifacts and historic streetcars, time to explore our brand-new 21,000 square foot Welcome and Education Center exhibit galleries, and rides on several of our fully-restored antique trolleys. Enroll your child in a program that sparks their interest in learning and a passion for science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics. Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity for your child to have a summer full of fun, exploration, new friendships and memories, and STEAM-fueled adventures!

If you haven’t already done so, please join our e-mail list to stay up-to-date with registration information, information on more educational programs, and other PTM news! By joining our e-mail list, you will be one of the first ones to receive exciting updates about summer camps and other educational programs and special events.

LEGO® Camp 

Join us for a week of LEGO® themed building challenges, artistic creations, and fun! Learn about the world of engineering while building models and testing simple machines. Create a brick self-portrait, then try painting with LEGO® bricks! Investigate different modes of transportation, then plan and design a brick town and trolley park with the help of LEGO Coding Express®.

DATES

  • June 10 – 14 (Ages 6-8)
  • July 29 – August 2 (Ages 6-8)

CAMP THEMES: Math, LEGO®, Engineering, Art, Science, History, Physics, Transportation

COST

  • $150 Member / $175 Non-Member (Early Bird Special until January 31st)
  • $175 Member / $200 Non-Member after Feb 1st

Register for LEGO® Camp June 10 - 14
Register for LEGO® Camp July 29 - Aug 2

LEGO® Engineering Camp

Join us for a week of LEGO® themed engineering challenges! Explore the world of engineering and the forces of physics, then compete to build the tallest towers and longest bridges. Design a paper airplane launcher, construct a working claw, and race rubber band-powered cars and wind-powered boats. Finish the week off by constructing a giant chain reaction contraption.

DATES

  • June 17 – 21 (Ages 9 – 12)

CAMP THEMES: Math, LEGO®, Engineering, Science, History, Physics, Transportation

COST

  • $150 Member / $175 Non-Member (Early Bird Special until January 31st)
  • $175 Member / $200 Non-Member after Feb 1st

Register for LEGO® Engineering Camp June 17 - 21

NEW! Way Back When Camp

Take a captivating journey into the past and discover what life was like in the 1800s and early 1900s! Spend the week immersed in the traditions of old, from playing timeless children’s games to creating vintage toys. Investigate historic foods and recipes, then explore the groundbreaking inventions and technology, like the steam engine and electricity, that paved the way for the world we know today.

DATES

  • June 24 – 28 (Ages 6 – 8)

CAMP THEMES: History, Engineering, Science, Transportation, Inventing

COST

  • $150 Member / $175 Non-Member (Early Bird Special until January 31st)
  • $175 Member / $200 Non-Member after Feb 1st

Register for Way Back When Camp June 24 - 28

STEAM Camp

It’s full STEAM ahead in a camp dedicated to all things science, technology, engineering, art, and math! Design, build, and test the tallest towers, longest bridges, and strongest structures. Explore the history of transportation from trolleys and trains to boats, cars, and planes. Construct working circuits out of playdough, make a batch of streetcar slime, and shrink a trolley down to pocket-size!

DATES

  • July 8 – 12 (Ages 6 – 8)

CAMP THEMES: Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math, History, Electricity

COST

  • $150 Member / $175 Non-Member (Early Bird Special until January 31st)
  • $175 Member / $200 Non-Member after Feb 1st

Register for STEAM Camp July 8 - 12

NEW! Extreme STEAM Camp

Unleash your inner innovator! Discover how science, history, and technology come together as we explore the past and plan for the future! Design and build electrifying inventions for a new “Smart Streetcar” using Makey Makey technology and then whip up a fresh batch of conductive playdough. Dive into computer programming with Sphero Robotics to drive through obstacle courses, then design and race robot-powered horsecars.

DATES

  • July 15 – 19 (Ages 9 – 12)

CAMP THEMES: Computer Science, Robotics, Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math

COST

  • $150 Member / $175 Non-Member (Early Bird Special until January 31st)
  • $175 Member / $200 Non-Member after Feb 1st

Register for Extreme STEAM Camp July 15 - 19

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