The Sandbox Children’s Museum offers a weekly summer camp program for children ages 4 -12 years (4-12 years at Hilton Head & 6-12 years at Tanger 2). 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 6th. Both locations offer 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
 Tanger 2
 4-12 years
 5-12 years
 9:00am - 12:00pm or 9:00am - 3:00pm
 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 6 – June 10 – 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 andd 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.

June 13-June 17 – Water, Water Everywhere
This session will not only, explore bodies of water but also the composition of water with activities such as sink and float in different substances, exploring bubbles and viscosity, build a boat that floats with our engineering challenge and learn about ocean animals, and salt versus fresh water.

June 20 – June 24 - I’m an Engineer!
We will create structures, bridges and other items using their imagination. Children will plan, sketch, and then create. We learn about Rube Goldberg structures and build one as a group.

June 27 – July 1 Earth and Space Exploration
Come and explore our planet Earth with a study of the continents, conservation and biomes. We will also look at planets in the solar system with activities from the NISE network including shadows, orbits, and eclipses!

July 5-July 8 – Life in the Lowcountry! (No Camp on Monday the 4th)
Come and explore our rich culture and natural setting of the Lowcountry. We will explore our Gullah exhibit and the language and culture. We will also learn about the local shrimping industry.

July 11 –July 15 – Master Tinkering!
Using all the materials in our Makerspace children will be able to build and create with a variety of materials. We will explore force and motion and simple machines. Bring your creativity!

Jul 18 – 22 – Messy Creations
Everyone has an opportunity to show their artistic skills as explore the visual arts through painting, weaving and clay. Art can be fun and messy. We will also introduce famous and local artists.

Jul 25 – 29 – Cooking Up A Storm!
This session will take us around the world in food while also exploring healthy eating habits. How do we build a healthy menu and why our bodies need good foods. Children will leave this week with basic cooking skills and a few fun recipes!

August 1 – 5 – All Aboard!
This week we will have fun exploring flight and other modes of transportation. Have you ever wanted to know how a plane fly’s or design your own car? Work with the wind tunnel and create an object that will float in air or create your own self-propelled car.

Where Kids Learn to Play & Play to Learn

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