CML camps provide educational enrichment opportunities disguised as PLAY during school breaks: Spring Break Camp, Summer Camp, Turkey Time Camp and Winter Wonderland Camp! Children ages 3 – 10 engage in developmentally appropriate, hands-on activities that include science, engineering, math, literacy and the arts and center around fun weekly themes. Children also spend time exploring in the CML interactives, where, through PLAY, they enhance their communication, problem solving and creativity skills. CML campers forge friendships as they work on collaborative projects and test their strengths as they tackle fun mental and physical challenges. Every day of camp delivers a set of unique experiences that keep children learning through PLAY!
Please review the files below prior to registering for camp. You will be required to accept the 2021 CML Camp Terms and Conditions to register for camp.
Camp Policies and Procedures are subject to change. Any changes will be posted here.
updates related to COVID-19:
**READ PRIOR TO REGISTERING: At this time, CML cannot determine its general public admission policy for the spring and summer, and therefore cannot guarantee private use of the museum for camps. Several factors including the daily infection rate for the area, vaccination efforts, local government and DHEC recommendations, and staffing will be considered when determining when and at what capacity CML can open to the public during the weekdays. If there are concerns over our public admission policy, CML encourages families to wait to register for camps as the Cancellation Policy will remain in effect.**
Based on guidelines and recommendations of experts in and out of our industry, the following procedures and expectations will be implemented. For more detailed information, please refer to the above 2021 Policies and Procedures document.
- Masks and/or face shields are required for all campers.
- All campers, staff, and anyone else in the building will be in personal protective equipment (PPE).
- All campers, staff, and anyone else in the building will have their temperatures checked daily.
- All campers, staff, and anyone else in the building will travel across shoe sanitizing mats and wash or sanitize their hands upon entry to the building.
- More frequent handwashing or sanitizing between activities.
- Campers will use individual sets of items instead of communal ones.
- Small groups will spread throughout the museum regularly. We will also have two classrooms to limit the number of campers in one space.
- Transparent dividers will be used on the tables whenever possible.
- We will provide ample outdoor time, weather permitting.
- Campers are asked to bring only one bag that contains their lunchbox, change of clothes, water bottle, etc. Campers are asked to leave all toys at home.
- We will continue to clean with our hospital-grade cleaner, as well as UV sanitizers. We have also doubled or even tripled the quantity on a variety of our high-touch items so that we can even more frequently rotate and sanitize them.
health & wellness policy
All campers, staff, and anyone else in the building will have their temperatures checked daily via a no-touch forehead thermometer. Campers may have their temperature taken at any time during the day if camp staff feel it is warranted. If a camper registers a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, he/she will not be able to attend camp until a written medical clearance by a physician is provided.
Families are responsible for notifying CML staff if their child or someone with whom their child has recently had close contact: (1) exhibits symptoms of the Coronavirus, including but not limited to fever, chills, cough, trouble breathing, muscle pain, headache, sore throat, and/or new loss of taste or smell; (2) tests positive for the Coronavirus, has been diagnosed by a medical professional as having the Coronavirus, or is awaiting test results for the Coronavirus; or (3) is exposed to a confirmed outbreak of the Coronavirus or a person who has tested positive for the Coronavirus; or (4) has traveled internationally or to a highly impacted area within the United States within the last 14 days. Children meeting any of these criteria should not attend camp and will be sent home immediately and no refund or credit will be given.
For the health and well-being of all, a child with other contagious illnesses within 24 hours of the camp date may NOT attend camp. Contagious illnesses include a cold, cough, sore throat, excessively runny nose, fever, chills, conjunctivitis (pink eye), diarrhea or vomiting. Should a child exhibit any symptoms of a contagious illness, CML Staff will call the child’s contacts to have the child picked up from camp.
All CML Camp Counselors receive training in positive behavior management techniques, Darkness to Light Child Sexual Abuse Prevention and First Aid/CPR.
All counselors and volunteers over the age of 16 undergo a criminal background check and National Sex Offender Registry check.
The Children’s Museum of the Lowcountry Tax ID # is 57-1014498.
At CML, our goal is to spark the imagination and stimulate curiosity in our community’s youngest citizens of all backgrounds. Please consider a CML Camp Scholarship donation so that we can shine brighter and farther – ensuring that all of our children and families have the opportunity to experience the power of play and see themselves as capable, creative and full of promise.