Hands-on House Summer Camp is an adventure! Campers ages 4* to 7 will engage in open-ended activities, designed by our Education Director, to construct, engineer, explore and experiment. Each camper will be partnered with a teenage volunteer to support and guide activities and create an environment full of learning. Camp will take place in the Clubhouse and garden, where learning is fun and fun is learning!

*Children must be age 4 by September 30, 2018

There’s even a special bonus in 2018 for all campers:

A Stay + Play Pass!

This pass allows the camper and their family to play in the museum for one day after camp. Please note that this pass is only eligible during the week the child attends camp, and can only be used for a maximum of 4 guests.

2018 Daily Themes

Monday: Din-O-Mite
Take a “dino-riffic” journey back in time as we track down T-Rex and his buddies for a day of prehistoric discovery and exploration.

Tuesday: Neverland Adventure
Meet Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, Captain Hook and of course Peter Pan as we fly away to Neverland.

Wednesday: Superhero STEAM
Join forces with Batman, Batgirl, Spider-Man and Spider-Women to uncover the science behind their superpowers.

Thursday: Commotion in the Ocean
What’s all the commotion about? Dive into fun on a whale watch to find out.

Friday: Island Luau
Tropical breezes… sun… sand… surf all add up to a Hawaiian beach party.

Daily Schedule

Sessions are hosted Monday – Friday from 9am – 12pm

9am – 10am: Free play in the museum before its opened to public

10am – 11:15am: Rotate through hands-on activity stations in the Clubhouse and garden.A daily craft will be created to extend the learning at home.

11:15am – 11:30am: Snack

11:30am – 12pm: Large group activity in the garden

2018 Program Sessions

Choose one of the following weeks to attend:

June 24 - June 28

July 8 - July 12

July 15 - July 19

July 29 - August 2

August 5 - August 9

Registration Information

  • Please sign up for one week only. Each week will have identical themes and activities.
  • Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • Space in each session is limited.
  • Age requirements are strictly enforced; children must be 4 years old by September 30th to participate.
  • All children attending MUST be toilet trained (not needing diapers or pull-ups).
  • For additional information, contact info@handsonhouse.org or call (717) 569-KIDS.

Register For A Program

Each program costs $170 for members and $185 for non-members

There are two ways to sign up for a program:

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    Print and fill out this form (completed forms and payment can be mailed to or dropped off at Hands-on House, 721 Landis Valley Road, Lancaster, PA 17601). Full payment is due with your submission.

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