Join us this Summer at CDMOD for one of our week-long Discovery Camps where children will explore themes that include everything from Dinosaurs to Art to Space and The Ocean through interactive activities and hands-on experiences

We welcome your kiddos to come adventure with us all summer long!





  • 2024 Camps are designed for kiddos ages 5-7 and 8-10.
  • A completed Registration Form and full payment are required to enroll your child in camp.
  • Camp Sessions are open Monday through Friday.

Meals and Snacks:

  • All the classes have a scheduled snack during the morning session and the afternoon session.
  • CDMOD will not be providing snacks. Your child must be sent to camp with a snack.
  • Campers enrolled for a full-day session have a supervised lunchtime. CDMOD does not provide lunch for any camper. Please send your child to camp with a lunch that does not require refrigeration or heating.
  • If your child has food sensitivities/allergies, please include that information on your registration form so that we can make appropriate accommodations.

What your child needs for camp:

  • Comfortable clothing. Our camps are activity-oriented, please make sure your child is comfortable with clothes they can get messy in, and closed-toe shoes (sneakers are recommended) that are comfortable for walking.
  • Sunscreen. Please apply sunscreen before camp. You may send sunscreen along with your child for re-application.
  • Water. Please send your child with a filled water bottle daily as we will spend some time outside and it will be warm.
  • Snacks. Please send your child with a snack. If your child is attending camp all day, please provide morning snack and afternoon snack.

Monday through Friday


$350 per camper


  • Summer Camp Week One- Jurassic Journey
    • June 10-14
  • Summer Camp Week Two- Art-venture Quest
    • June 17-21
  • Summer Camp Week Three- Adventure Architects
    • June 24-28
  • No Camp Week of Fourth of July
  • Summer Camp Week Four- Eco Explorers
    • July 8- July 12
  • Summer Camp Week Five- STEAM Adventures
    • July 15- July 19
  • Summer Camp Week Six- Ocean Odyssey
    • July 22- July 26
  • Summer Camp Week Seven- Cosmic Cadets
    • July 29- August 2
  • Summer Camp Week Eight- Enchanted Expeditions
    • August 5- August 9
  • Summer Camp Week Nine- Superhero Academy
    • August 12- August 16


  • Camp hours are 9am-3pm Monday through Friday
  • All campers must be signed in and out every day by an adult authorized on the Registration Form. Camp Staff will ask for a valid picture ID to ensure camper safety. (e.g. driver’s license, passport)
  • Drop-Off and Pick-up is located in the Learning Lab-the classroom outside the Museum’s main entrance. Please, do not leave your child unattended at the entrance of the building or the parking lot.
  • If you do not pick up your child by 3:15 p.m., there will be an additional $5 charge for every 5 minutes you are late.

Camp Schedule

Summer Discovery Camp (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Morning Arrival 8:45-9:00 

Museum Exploration 9-10 

Snack 10-10:15 

Activity 10:15-12 

Lunch 12-1 

Group Games 1-2 

Afternoon activity 2-3 

    CDMOD Credit Statement: A refund is given only when the Children's Discovery Museum of the Desert cancels the activity. CDMOD reserves the right to cancel and/or reschedule programs. Credit is not given for absences.
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