The Sandbox Children’s Museum offers a weekly summer camp program for children ages 4 -12 years. Through the guise of play and exploration we offer 9 weeks exciting activities through a variety of themes that integrate hands-on learning with S.T.E.A.M. activities as well as daily staff supervised play with the museum exhibits.

We continue to use cleaning and health procedures based on local, state, and national guidelines will be conducted. Masks are not required but chiilddren who choose to wear them will be supported.


This program runs Monday through Friday weekly beginning June 5th. The Sandbox offers half-day and full-day options.

Pre-Registration can be completed by clicking “Book Now” and choosing the location and weeks you would like to enroll in.

A limited number of scholarships are available. Please indicate if you would like a scholarship form.

 9:00am - 12:00pm
 9:00am – 3:00pm
 Member Sibling
 Non-Member Sibling

A healthy snack will be offered to all children and Full-day campers should bring a lunch.


 Hilton Head
 4-12 years
 9:00am - 12:00pm or 9:00am - 3:00pm

CHILD MUST BE 5 to register for Full-day camp


Pre-registration is required for attendance. All attendees must complete the full registration/medical form and liability waiver prior to attending. Completed forms may be emailed or mailed back to the museum.


Please click here for program policies & guidelines


June 5 - 9 | We are builders!
Using our engineering skills and master tinkering we will work to create and build using a variety of items and materials. We will learn about Rube Goldberg structures and create them in small groups. We will use our Makerspace materials to explore force and motion and simple machines. Children will plan, sketch, and then build!

June 12 -16 | Live at the Theater! Exploring music and dramatic arts
This week children will learn about different art forms such as acting, dance, storytelling and puppetry. Using their creativity they will collaborate in small groups and put on skits using any and all materials found in the museum. We will explore how important music is and how it can change the meaning behind what they create. Exploring music history and collaboration with our neighbors the Hilton Head Symphony they will create music of their own.

June 19 - 23 | Water, Water, Everywhere
This session will not only explore different bodies of water but also the composition of water with activities such as sink and float in different substances, exploring bubbles and viscosity, building a boat that floats with our engineering challenge and learn about ocean animals and salt versus fresh water.

June 26 -30 | Let’s get colorful
Art week will explore color theory, color blending and the color wheel as we create and design everything from Van Goghs Starry Night to Picasso self portraits. We will use a variety of materials such as clay, pastels, water colors and chalk to make a colorful portfolio to bring home at the end of the week.

July 3 – 7 (no July 4th) | Nature Explorers
This week we will explore all things in nature, our sensory garden, butterflies and bees. We will learn about the parts of a plant and flower and even bring home plants for our own home garden. We will make art using natural materials. And cook with fresh vegetables and fruits.

July 10 -14 | Oh the places you’ll go! Part A
Traveling to distant lands and far off places. The present and past will meet as the children explore ancient Egypt and Greece to learn about the land we currently stand on in south carolina. From the grand canyons to the Eiffel tower we will learn about structures and culture and the people that inhabit the earth we share.

July 17 - 21 | Oh the Places you’ll go! Part B
This week we will travel to Asia and explore the celebrations with our traveling Freeman Foundation Asian Celebration exhibits. We will cook food, create Asian art, and learn about a variety of celebrations from the continent of Asia.

July 24 – 28 | Life in the Lowcountry
This week we will look and talk about what makes our lowcountry living so important. We will explore our Gullah language and culture and dive into learning about the local shrimp industry and learn about the art of basket sewing.

July 31 - August 4 | A Journey through Space
Come and explore our planets and solar system along with the study of the continents, conservation and biomes. We will use activities from the NISE network including shadows, orbits and eclipses. We will also explore aerodynamics and try to make our own flying machines.

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