Camp Kaleideum – A Perfect Mix of Fun & Learning

When it’s time to think about a unique summer camp experience that’s close to home and enormously fun, Camp Kaleideum checks all the boxes – for parents and campers alike!

Shari Brady, Ph.D, Vice President of Education and Engagement for Kaleideum, shares what sets the popular destination’s summer camps apart!

“Our camps are topical and exciting, while also being age-appropriate and aligned to the North Carolina science standards,” says Shari. “Campers experience a wide variety of weekly themes – from coding and cooking, to slime time and space adventures.”

Because Camp Kaleideum is offered every week during the summer, they can serve the family whose child has a special interest such as Harry Potter or Legos, while also serving the family who has a need for creative summertime childcare every week. From June 5th through August 25th, Camp Kaleideum will engage with approximately 1,200 campers in the pre-K through 8th grade age range. Because Kaleideum will be moving to a new building in downtown Winston-Salem in the fall of 2023 – with a grand opening planned for early 2024 – all summer 2023 camps will take place at one location: Kaleideum North, 400 West Hanes Mill Road in Winston-Salem.

Camp experiences for 2023 will include half-day sessions for Pre-K from 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., and full-day camp for rising K-8 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Before- and after-care are also available, but no after-care is provided for half-day camps.

A few creative camp names designed to tempt you include Dino Discoveries, Fizz, Bang, Pop, Wizard Academy, Dance ‘n Beats, Code and Create, Gotta Catch ‘em All, and Mad Science Lab…just to name a few. There’s also The Great Engineering Bake-Off in conjunction with Wake Forest University. Fun is simply guaranteed at Camp Kaleideum, and learning is a happy bonus!

What’s that special ingredient that makes these camp experiences so magical?

“Our staff is inspired by the ‘aha’ moments – those moments when a child understands what makes the elephant toothpaste react or the hydrogen balloon explode,” explains Shari. “Every day at Camp Kaleideum, we are able to see the world from a different perspective, create hands-on programming and engage the public in interactive learning – all in the name of fun!”

Pre-registration for camp is required, and all payments are due in full upon registration. Campers can register online, with payment accepted via MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover. You may also register at the Kaleideum North Welcome Desk. For a full refund, cancellation must be received at least two weeks before the first day of the camp for which the child is registered. No refunds can be given after this date.

If you have questions about Camp Kaleideum or need more details, please contact 336.767.6730 or email scheduling@kaleideum.org. Stay tuned in early 2024, when the reimagined Kaleideum will open at 120 West Third Street in the heart of downtown Winston-Salem! Join Kaleideum to receive the member rate for camps, and enjoy the member discount programs throughout the year!

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