We want to provide the best – and safest – experience possible for our campers. The Bakken Museum staff and leadership remain optimistic about offering in-person summer camps in 2020. We’re developing additional safety and wellness plans for campers, counselors, and parents. As the situation around COVID-19 evolves, we will continue to follow the guidelines laid out by the Minnesota Department of Health.

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Think it, make it, improve it, show it!

Camp Innovation at The Bakken Museum is a week-long summer program where students design and build their own in-depth personal inventions. They will exercise their mental muscles with collaborative, team base problem-solving challenges, learn new science tricks, and play games that require creativity and attention.  Camps run from June through August and are designed for students entering grades 2 through 9.

Members receive discounts and early access to camp registration. BECOME A MEMBER.

YOUNG MAKERS CAMP

2nd-3rd graders

Plant the seeds of invention while they are still young. Young Makers will design and build their own take home project using simple tools and materials.

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

July 6 - 10  Register
July 20 - 24 Register
July 27 - 31 Register
August 3 - 7 Register
August 17 - 21 Register

Bakken Museum members receive a 10% discount on registration. Learn about membership.

CAMP INNOVATION

4th-6th graders

Join us this summer as we tinker and experiment with designs and inventions. Make friends and build your own take home project.

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

June 15-19  -- Join the waitlist
June 22-26 -- Join the waitlist
July 6-10 REGISTER
July 13-17 // 4th-9th Grade Girls Week SOLD OUT -- Join the waitlist
July 20-24 REGISTER 
August 3-7 // Girls Week SOLD OUT -- Join the waitlist
August 10-14 SOLD OUT -- Join the waitlist
August 17-21 SOLD OUT -- Join the waitlist
August 31 - September 4 // 4th-9th Grade Girls Week REGISTER

Bakken Museum members receive a 10% discount on registration. Learn about membership.

CAMP INNOVATION

7th-9th graders

Join us this summer as we tinker and experiment with designs and inventions. Make friends and build your own take home project.

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

June 29-July 2 // No camp Friday, July 3rd REGISTER
July 13-17 // 4th-9th Grade Girls Week SOLD OUT join the waitlist
July 27-31 REGISTER
August 24-28 REGISTER
August 31 - September 4 // 4th-9th Grade Girls Week REGISTER

Bakken Museum members receive a 10% discount on registration. Learn about membership.

Details

Camp Costs

  • Camp Innovation Full Week: $385
  • Camp Innovation Four Day Week: $300
  • Young Makers Camp: $200

Camp Hours

4th - 9th Graders

Camp runs from
9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Drop off: 8:30 - 9 a.m.
Pick Up: 3:45 - 5 p.m.

DISCOUNTS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Become a Member
Bakken Museum Household, Household+, and Supporting members receive a 10% discount on registration. Learn about membership.

Scholarships
Need-based scholarship available. Contact us to learn more.

Questions?
Read the visit the summer camp FAQ page

Camp Full?
Join the wait list and we will let you know if space opens up.

What to bring

  • A nutritious and delicious lunch.
  • A refillable water bottle.
  • A snack (we will provide, a serving of popcorn or crackers, but if you have any allergies concerns or an especially hungry child, you might want to pack a snack).
  • Comfortable clothes that can get dirty.
  • Closed toed shoes (we work with some heavy, hot, or sharp items in the workshop). We strive to send kids home with as many toes as they came with.
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