Callie’s Kids Camps Summer 2023
Benicia Historical Museum is excited to introduce Callie’s Kids Camps. All summer camps are STEAM-focused and full of exploratory activities and adventure. Read our FAQ below!
Explore mysteries of the past in an interactive and incredibly fun way. Experiment with the mummification process, try your hand at building an ancient structure, and so much more.
Start your Archaeological adventure with Callie as you learn the excavation process, excavate artifacts from a replication dig site, and reconstruct treasures from the past.
CALLIE’S ZANY BRAINY SCIENCE
CALLIE’S ZANY BRAINY SCIENCE
Callie will explore all the sciences (physical, biological, and earth) through fun experimentation.
Campers will investigate, design, and create projects as well as build simple machines and not-so-simple Rube Goldberg style machines.
SUMMER CAMP DATES
6/12 – 6/16: History Detectives
6/19 – 6/23: Innovation Station
6/26 – 6/30: Zany Brainy Science
7/5 – 7/7: Archy Adventures
7/10 – 7/14: History Detectives
7/17 – 7/21: Innovation Station
7/24 – 7/26: Archy Adventures
Sessions Run Monday-Friday
*Date exception for ‘Archy Adventure’ sessions:
Week of July 4th Wednesday-Friday
Week of July 24th Monday-Wednesday
9:00-9:15 – Drop off/Sign in
9:15-9:30 – Orientation/Meeting
9:30-10:45 – Activity 1
10:45-11:15 – Snack
11:15-12:30 – Activity 2
12:30-12:35 – Pick up/Sign out
7-12 years old
5 Day Camp: $255
3 Day Camp: $155
Minimum: 4 Maximum: 35
Complete this registration form, including information for each child. After submitting the form you will be directed to STEP #2 to purchase your programs.
FAQ: Top Camper Questions
What are Callie’s Kids Camps?
Callie’s Kids Camps are weekly summer camps available for children ages 7 through 12, and explore engaging themes such as outdoor archaeology adventures, tinkering and engineering, science, mysteries in history, and more!
Our camps provide children with an opportunity to explore engaging hands-on activities that interest them, all while teaching them about the week’s theme. In our Innovation Station Camp, children will learn creative problem-solving techniques while creating machines. Children will explore mysteries of the past by constructing and experimenting in our History Detectives Camp. Campers will engage in dirt-digging, story-telling, mystery-solving fun in Callie’s Archaeological Adventures. Callie’s Zany Brainy Science explores all of the sciences through fun experimentation.
Summer Camp Sessions run from June 12 – July 26, and each camp is three or five days long.
How do I register for Callie’s Kids Camps?
Register and purchase camp online through this website.
STEP #1: Fill out the Registration Form (above).
STEP #2: After submitting your registration, you will be sent to a second page to select the programs that you are interested in for your child and complete payment.
After your payment is received, you will be sent a welcome packet and other necessary details about the camp you signed up for.
What time do Callie’s Kids Camps run?
Callie’s Kids Camps run from 9 am – 12:30 pm.
Do you offer extended care?
We do not offer extended care at this time.
Where do Callie’s Kids Camps take place?
Camp takes place at BHM – Benicia Historical Museum, located at 2060 Camel Rd, Benicia, CA 94510.
I am a Member of The Benicia Historical Museum, do I get a discount?
Yes, BHM Family-Level memberships and higher receive a 15% discount on camp sessions. If you signed up for a family membership online you will need to LOG IN HERE: beniciahistoricalmuseum.org/my-account/
Once logged in your discount will be “automagically” applied at checkout.
If you signed up for a family membership or higher before our new automation was in place, never fear! Just give us a call at: (707) 745-5435 for a coupon code!
Don’t have a Family Membership yet? Never fear! Follow this link and purchase your membership to receive a 15% discount!
Do I get a discount for multiple children or multiple sessions?
No, we do not offer discounts for multiple children or multiple sessions.
What is a typical day like?
Here is an example of a day:
9:00-9:15 am: Drop off/Sign in
9:15-9:30 am: Orientation/Meeting
9:30-10:45 am: Theme Exploration and Activity 1
10:45-11:15 am: Snack
11:15-12:30 pm: Theme Exploration and Activity 2
12:30-12:35 pm: Pick up/Sign out
Do you provide snacks or lunch?
We do not provide snacks or lunch. Children are expected to bring their own snack each day.
How does camp drop-off and pick-up work?
Pick-up and drop-off is done in the lower level parking lot in the entry of Building 9 (large sandstone building on the right). Please walk your camper up to the registration table, sign-in and place a name tag on your camper. Pick-up will occur in the same location. For pick up, an authorized adult must show a photo ID to sign children out.
COVID procedures at drop-off:
All campers and their families are required to self-screen, in accordance with CDC guidelines, and are responsible for attesting to conducting a self-screen before entering the site.
Campers who are sick or exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms will be directed to stay home.
What happens if I don’t pick up my child on time from camp?
There is an additional $1 per minute late pick-up fee for all children remaining more than five minutes past their registered pick-up time.
What is your refund policy?
Cancellations for Callie’s Kids Camps are as follows:
Withdrawals made 30 days prior to a session’s start date will be refunded if your slot can be filled by a waitlisted camper. If your slot cannot be filled, a partial refund will be issued.
*Withdrawal requests must be made in writing and received 30 days prior to the session start date.
Withdrawals within one month of a session’s start date will not receive a refund in any amount.
If the museum closes camp for any full camp sessions due to COVID restrictions, funds will be transferable to another session. The camp follows Solano County Public Health guidelines.
If the museum closes camp in the middle of a session due to COVID restrictions, prorated funds can be applied towards another session or prorated refunds may be available minus an administrative fee of $75.
Benicia Historical Museum reserves the right to cancel camps due to insufficient enrollment. If a camp is canceled, transfers will be offered, or refunds will be issued.
Benicia Historical Museum will not be issuing refunds for illness-related absences
Do you have a waitlist?
Yes. If a Callie’s Kids Camp session is full, please feel free to add your name to the online waitlist. If an opening becomes available, a Callie’s Kids Camp staff member will contact you about filling the spot.
My child’s needs are unique. How do I communicate that with the staff in advance?
Children attend camps independently without parents or guardians and should be comfortable in a group setting.
If a child requires an aide at school or they are in a self-contained special day class, we require that the family provides an aide during camp.
The registration documents include a section for you to alert us to details such as allergies, medical needs, and other matters that might affect your child’s participation in activities. The information you provide will help us to support your children safely.
If you would like to discuss your child’s needs before camp, we would be happy to set up a time to discuss how we can best support them during their time at camp.
What COVID protocols do you have in place?
Face-coverings are optional. Our face-covering policy follows the museum policy and is subject to change.
Will Benicia Historical Museum be open to the public during camp time?
The Benicia Historical Museum is open to the general public, and hours are subject to change.
Are campers required to wear Callie’s Kids Camp t-shirts?
We strongly recommend that all campers wear the provided t-shirts daily. Our museum is open to the general public while camps are in session. Camp t-shirts are provided to help differentiate between general visitors to the museum and registered campers.
What if I have additional questions?
No problem! For any questions about Callie’s Kids Camps, please contact our Education Programs Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org