Registration will open March 15th

2021 Summer Camp Information

DATES June 14 – August 6, 2021

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 this 8 week program provides children enrolled an opportunity to explore 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.

  • Pre-registration is required by no later than Wednesday of the previous week.
  • Children will be supervised according to a 1:5 ratio of staff to children.
  • Children will be divided into groups according to age.
  • A minimum number of children are required each week to hold camp.

Additional cleaning and health procedures based on local, state, and national guidelines will be conducted.


Weekly and Daily Pricing

This program runs Monday through Friday weekly beginning June 14th. 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.

 Weekly  Half-day
 9:00am-12:00pm
 Full-day
 9:00–3:00pm
 Member  $175  $300
 Member Sibling  $140  $240
 Non-Member  $225  $390
 Non-Member Sibling  $180  $312

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


Camp Details

   Hilton Head  Tanger 2
 Ages:  4-12 years  6-12 years
 Hours:  9:00am-12:00pm or 9:00am-3:00pm  9:00am-12:00pm or 9:00am-3:00pm

Camp registration

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.

Summer fun Policies & GUIDELINES

Please click here for program policies & guidelines


Hilton Head Themes 2021

June 14 – June 18 – Life in the Lowcountry!
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.

June 21-June 25 – 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 28 – July 2 - Sun and Sand
Sun Safety is a must here in the Lowcountry. We will explore our sun and it’s power. The importance of using sun screen and the sun’s impact on our skin. We will then explore the zones of the beach and try our hand at Sand castle building. Learn about Nano sand and how it was designed to clean up oil spills.

July 5 – July 9 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 12-July 16 – Art for Everyone
Everyone has an opportunity to show their artistic skills as explore the visual arts through painting and weaving, performing arts by showing our dance skills and learning some new ones.

July 19 –July 23 – Show your Smarts!
We will celebrate our powerful brains and World Brain Day. Doing a variety of experiments we will test our own brains and sensory systems. We will explore what each side of the brain does and where our strengths are.

Jul 26 – 30 - Heads, Shoulders, Knees and Toes!
Continuing our study of anatomy! This session we will explore systems of the body and learn what it takes to stay healthy. We will look at the lungs, circulatory, skeletal, and muscle systems. Make a self-portrait, hear about good nutrition, practice yoga and create some healthy snacks!

August 2 – 6 – 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.


Tanger 2 Themes 2021

June 14 – June 25 – Space Explorers!
Join us for two weeks of space exploration! Each day we will navigate space starting from here on earth to the moon and on to possible worlds far beyond our own solar system. Campers will have a chance to engage in hands-on activity surrounding various astronomy topics from meteors and craters to non-visible light to launching their own rocket! Activities are inspired by NISE Network kits but tailored for the appreciation of children aged 6-12.

June 28-July 9 – Chemistry Camp
Get excited for chemistry! Let your child be amazed as they pour and mix together chemicals to surprising and maybe even explosive results. Chemistry inspires the natural curiosity in a child to ask questions and seek answers. Throughout this week they will follow the steps of a chemist and question the world around them with hands-on activities and creative experimentation. 

July 12 – July 23 - Active Adventures
At its core this is an exploration of human health and anatomy. Through the guise of exercise and activity we can explore how the body works and how we can keep it healthy. In the beginning we will focus on the basics on human anatomy and as we move forward campers will begin to learn how exercise and activity can affect the body. By the end each camper will develop their own exercise routine to share with the rest of us!

July 26-July 30 – Sustain the Lowcountry
This is the world we live in! The low country is home to a variety of wildlife and plants (and people) that need to stick around here for a long time. In this course we will explore some of the ecosystems of the low country and think about ways to keep them sustainable and healthy for generations to come.

August 2 –August 6 – Design Lab
Design Lab is an opportunity to think about STEAM as a whole in a variety of design settings. Each day is focused on a different lab and each activity on that day will highlight different design skills. Campers will be challenged mentally and creatively and bring home some unique projects.

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